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Simply put, HDR is a color enhancement feature that allows the range of colors to be extended on both the light and dark ends of the spectrum.

Keeping Up with HDR — No Camera Upgrade Required

We’ve all had those moments in our lives when we are stopped in our tracks by the awe-inspiring beauty of the “now”. Magnificent morning...
How Camera Usability Impacts Your Final Product

How Your Camera’s Limitations Change the Way You Shoot (and How...

There’s a 19th century poem by American writer Edward Rolland Sill called “Opportunity.” It’s about a battle: a cowardly soldier leaves the field, complaining...

Best smartphone cameras for video — 2022

Nowadays, more and more people are reaching for their smartphones to shoot video. In recent years, smartphones have advanced drastically in regards to their...
Time lapse videography: a new way of looking at things

How to create a stunning timelapse — even in changing light

One of the great things that timelapse video can do is show us our world in a way that’s impossible or very difficult for...
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What is mise-en-scène? An essential filmmaking concept

Mise-en-scène means “placing on stage” and refers to props, lighting, wardrobe and blocking.

The best lenses for video — 2022

Lenses are key to making your favorite camera create the images you envision. These are the best lenses for video available today.
10 Production-saving Accessories

10 Production-saving Accessories

Inclement weather, dead batteries, missing assistants, cars that break down, tripod legs that snap, shoots being delayed for hours, getting kicked off of locations,...
In the real world around us, there are three hundred and sixty degrees of information, and it’s the directors job, along with the cinematographer, to figure out which very few degrees of that vista best help tell the story to the viewer.

Choosing the right focal length

We’ve got this picture in our minds of a director holding her fingers up in twin L shapes, one inverted, and peering through the...

The best video editing software — 2022

In this article, we’ll go over the criteria you’ll need to consider when choosing the best video editing software for your needs.
Getting Started with 360 Degree Video

How to Get Started with 360-degree Video

Within the last few years the video industry has seen the emergence of a handful of new techniques, technologies and methodologies. Aerial videography has...

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Leading lines

What are leading lines?

Leading lines are a core element of film composition. They are critical tools filmmakers use to direct where viewers should look.
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The close-up shot: Why it’s so important in cinema

The close-up shot is a power tool in cinema. In various ways, it helps the audience emotionally connect with what they're watching on-screen.
Establishing shot

What is an establishing shot in film?

Establish shots are more than just opening shots. They help films communicate the underlying context of a scene.

How to read a histogram

If you're wondering how to read a histogram to ensure you expose your video or image perfectly, you've come to the right place.
What does a cinematographer do?

What does a cinematographer do?

The role cinematographers fill is vital, as they are directly responsible for the visual look and feel of the films they work on.
Pan shot

Why the pan shot is so valuable

Master filmmakers use the pan shot to invoke emotion and keep their narratives moving. It's a valuable technique every filmmaker should know.

Creating Titles & Graphics Webinar (10/20)

Learning how to apply the theories of graphic design into your video using the real world techniques can help take your projects to the next level. Creating Titles & Graphics explores different ways to improve your skills using a variety of methods. This webinar covers topics such as lower thirds, backgrounds, after effects, keyframes and more. These concepts are appropriate for the video editor who has a basic understanding of graphic design theory and wants to learn how to use After Effects and Premiere Pro to create effective graphics.
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How to use false color in your next project

False color is one of the best techniques you can use to expose your shots correctly. Here's how to use it on your video projects.
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Focus peaking

What is focus peaking and how to use it?

Focus peaking is a incredibly useful focus assitant that helps video shooters quickly and consistently capture sharp, clear images.

Using a timelapse calculator to create a masterful sequence

A timelapse sequence will add instant impact to your videos. They can show the audience something magical that could be never seen by the...

The 9 essential things for beginning filmmakers

Get the shopping list today! In this video, we’ll cover all the things you should have when starting to make films or videos of...

6 tips and 5 shots that will instantly improve your drone...

Today after watching this video, the images you capture with your drone are going to be a lot better. By applying these six tips, you will be ready to shoot anything that comes your way.

Astrophotography tools: what you need to capture the stars

Even though astrophotography has created a new genre in the vast world of modern photography, it's nothing new historically. The practice has been around...

Creating Titles & Graphics Webinar (10/20)

Before DSLRs took over video production, shallow depth of field was extremely difficult to achieve with traditional camcorders. Today, many shooters overcompensate and go overboard with shallow depth of field. This webinar covers not only how to achieve nice depth of field, but also best practices about how and when to use it.
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