John McCabe is a freelance writer, producer and director. His current project is "Nerd!" More information on "Nerd!" can be found at

What Are Film Markets and How Do They Work?

 “Film festivals are cultural events for their community,” explains Jonathan Wolf, who is Executive Vice President of the Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA) as well as the Managing...

Video Production Insurance: An Absolutely Necessary Evil

Just as you wouldn’t drive a car without insurance, you should also never shoot without it either. Of course, we’re not saying you need to carry production insurance while...

A Fictional Singer and Real-life Filmmaking Grit: How Mare Costello Created “Techo Diva”

Please Note: Since the interview, the title of this production has been changed from "The Syriana Tate Interview" to "Techo Diva." This article has been updated to reflect these changes. At...

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Atomos recorders will record ProRes from EOS R5

Atomos announced the Ninja V, Shogun 7 and Sumo19 HDR monitor recorders will record 4kp59.94 10-bit 422 Apple ProRes or Avid DNx video from the new cameras.

Features you need in a vlogging camera

Finding the best camera for vloggingAs I have said (a few times) before, most hammers will drive a...

Canon announces industry-changing EOS R5

Canon just announced new major mirrorless camera releases in the EOS line. The two new cameras revealed today are the EOS R5 and the EOS R6.

Nikon might release upgraded versions of the Z6 and Z7

In a couple of months, Nikon could release updated versions of their popular mirrorless Z cameras, naming them the: Z6S and the Z7S.

NewTek announces the new powerful TriCaster 2 Elite

NewTek has announced a new live video production system: TriCaster 2 Elite. NewTek said it could be the “most powerful"video production system ever made.