The Sony E PZ 18-110mm f/4 G OSS is the perfect lens for the Sony FS7 II. It excels with its servo controlled zoom and image stabilization. We would have liked it to have a wider aperture than f/4. The image looks nice and it’s rich with usable features.
Xeen has made super affordable and great looking cine lenses. Though we wish they all had the same length for ease of use with a matte box, their price of $2,500 dollars makes it a small price to pay for such value.
The MK series lenses from Fujinon are the company’s first attempt into the affordable cine lens market. They have a nice bokeh and lens blur. Made for a Super 35 sensor, they are lightweight and easy to manage.
Editors and VFX artists have a tremendous number of high quality tools at their fingertips that are built into popular programs such as Premiere, After Effects and Final Cut Pro, but the prepackaged tools in these programs are just the start.
Stock media can be an effective alternative for the filmmaker looking for a cost effective means for a project. This is due to there being many stock agencies offering videos, photos, graphics templates, sound effects, music and more at varying prices.
So you’ve decided to raise money for your creative project through crowdfunding. You’ve researched different crowdfunding methods, chosen a platform that fits your needs, and determined your financial goal. Now it’s time to start filming your promotional video, right?If you ask a lawyer, the answer will most likely be “not so fast.” While crowdfunding is a much simpler, more straightforward way of securing funds than, say, approaching a film studio, there are still practical, legal considerations you should be aware of, particularly when it comes to your promotional video.
When you’re starting out as a filmmaker, you often have the wrong kind of bravado. You remember the short flicks you made in film school, when it seemed more important to reserve your equipment than anything else. Winging it seemed artsy and cool, perhaps like something Jean Luc Godard would do.
Long ago, a seasoned film editor shared with me his MO for finding the story in a documentary. When all the shooting is done, where do you begin to shape a coherent story from hours of unedited footage?
From breaking news to branded content, the consumption of video has evolved from short vignettes in theaters, to flash snaps on your phone. For those of us in the video production world, we can help our fellow countrymen by reminding them of the importance of traditional video standards.