vmeditor - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 8:25pm
With so many lenses out there, it can be hard to find the right one for the work you're doing. Many people describe the look that a lens produces, but what produces that look?
rfairley - August 20th, 2014
With all of the A7s buzz flying around the video industry, another impressive mirrorless Sony cam - the Alpha 5100 - nearly flew under the radar. The NEX-5T’s heir apparent brings some similar technology and some new features to the table in a nice, affordable package.
vmeditor - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 1:31pm
Zoom in; zoom out; telephoto; wide. Which lens do you use and what feeling does that lens give to your viewer?
vmeditor - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 4:26pm
We’ve all seen the extravagant monsters in the movies. The techniques used to create these iconic images seem like an art form beyond the reach of most who dabble in entertainment. The truth however, is that a basic understanding of materials and concepts is all that’s needed to get started in making your own imagined creatures come to life.
rfairley - August 12th, 2014
After a rousing debut at NAB 2014 back in April, Blackmagic Design’s $6,000 powerhouse, the URSA, is finally given filmmakers some footage to analyze, examine, and – if Vimeo compression is ignored – drool over.
vmeditor - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 9:33pm
The practical effect of blood being sprayed can be done using a mechanism that will spray out liquid on-command.
vmeditor - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 8:21pm
Halloween has become the second biggest holiday in America easily overtaking Thanksgiving, Presidents day and even, everyone’s favorite, Groundhog Day. Of course Christmas still reigns supreme in that category, but when you consider how many Hollywood, foreign and indie film producers continue to favor horror as their genre of choice you have to ask yourself; do they like to scare the stuffing out of their audience or make them feel good with touchy, feely bows, ribbons and Christmas cookies? Of course they like to scare the heck out of their audience. Who wouldn’t? Even many Christmas films ultimately degrade into horrible characters with axes and knives chasing greedy little gift seekers so why not join them in the fun and what better time to celebrate our fascination with horror than Halloween Season?
vmeditor - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 9:05pm
Although the D4S might look like its little brother the D4, there are some subtle changes that make it a better value and a better camera. Take the 11fps shooting, add in full 1080 60p video and super-fast AF; this baby has your ticket to fast professional performance.
vmeditor - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 10:31pm
Reading and understanding the technical specifications of your equipment is vital to getting the right stuff and being sure that it will work with the rest of your gear. If you have a Dell and and HP computer in your editing suite, that's not a problem. But if you have a Nikon and a Canon DSLR, you can't swap the lenses out the way you can swap your Sony Creative, Cyberlink, Avid, Adobe or whatever disks. That gets in the way of your horror movies.
rfairley - July 30th, 2014
Red Giant Software announced this week an update to their popular Shooter Suite. The updated Shooter Suite 12.5 ships with new additions Denoiser 2, BulletProof 1.2, Frames, and LUT Buddy, as well as updates to existing Shooter Suite products, PluralEyes 3.5 and Instant 4K.
rfairley - July 28th, 2014
RØDE Microphones expanded their lineup of high quality microphones with the addition of a portable USB microphone they’ve dubbed the NT-USB.
rfairley - July 24th, 2014
Blackmagic Design today announced the release of Camera 1.9 software for the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K. Camera 1.9 brings “heads up display” screen metering features such as histogram, peak audio meters and recording time remaining.
vmeditor - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 1:27pm
To make a movie you need a truck load of expensive equipment, right? That may have been the scenario 10 years ago, but these days you can work with a lot less for the same results at a fraction of the cost. Here’s how.
vmeditor - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 12:28pm
With 60x dynamic zoom, an LCD Screen and a ton of built-in features, you would be capturing some of the most amazing shots you’ve ever captured. Water, dirt, dust, shock and freezeproof, it doesn’t get any tougher than the Quad Proof Everio GZ-R70.
vmeditor - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 2:20pm
Every shot in your video should help convey the overall emotion of your project. Camera placement and movement can add greatly to the emotional impact of your work. Be sure to consider the reason behind every shot.
vmeditor - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 8:55pm
For plenty of power and versatility in any lighting situation, anywhere, the TorchLED Bolt 220 by Switronix is the right tool for the job.
vmeditor - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 10:24pm
The Audio-Technica ATH-AG1 High-Fidelity Headset promises ultra-low frequency bass response to please the biggest bass head, a comfortable fit and an included USB DAC (Digital Audio Converter) to really pump up your gaming needs. At a price of $300 you may expect them to be the best gaming headset ever. But how does the ATH-AG1 deliver for the audio/video professional, and the YouTube Lets Play maker?
vmeditor - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 8:50pm
The XF205 is a professional-grade camcorder for fast-paced productions.
rfairley - July 16th, 2014
Blackmagic Design today announced it was reducing their pricing on the powerful Pocket Cinema Camera to only $495 until August 31st, 2014. The Pocket Cinema Camera is normally priced at $995.
vmeditor - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 10:23pm
The Digital Bolex D16 and D16M Cinema Cameras are solid options for cinematographers that want full manual image control and enjoy working with a form factor similar to the 16mm film cameras of yesteryear.