By Dick Reizner, digitalVideo Case Stopper The large cases in which we transport most of our equipment can serve double duty as stands during a show. But because they are on wheels, they sometimes move when we don’t want them to. Lighting director Tim Armstrong of Ben Lomond, Calif., solves that one by wrapping the […]Read more "The Creative Network’s Tips to Clip"
by Chris Baum, Aviation Safety Consultant So You Just Got A New Drone? Operation of an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) comes under the general jurisdiction of the Federal Aviation Administration, and there may be additional state and local rules that apply. The UAS pilot is responsible for knowing, understanding and following ALL those rules. Among […]Read more "So You Just Got A New Drone for the Holidays?"
by V Renée, nofilmschool.com You don’t need to drop a ton of cash on a camera stabilizer to get smooth shots. Gimbals, monopods, and other camera stabilizers can help you shoot beautiful images, but many of them are hundreds, even thousands of dollars. If you’re a no-budget filmmaker, there are plenty of ways to stabilize […]Read more "Dirt Cheap DIY Ways to Stabilize Your Camera"
By Tony Gomez Every filmmaker is different no matter how much experience they have or don’t have. However, every filmmaker could always use some help being better prepared and making their shots more effective. Here are 6 cheap add-ons to your production gear before your next shoot: 1. Have a Mini Camera Tripod […]Read more "6 Cheap Add-Ons For Your Video Gear"
By Lewis McGregor, Premiumbeat The Dolly Zoom is one of cinematography’s most striking shots. Here’s how you can recreate it in post. A dolly zoom is a cinematic technique in which the camera moves closer or further from the subject while simultaneously adjusting the zoom angle to keep the subject the same size in the frame. The […]Read more "How to Create a Dolly Zoom With Just a Prime Lens and AE"
by Zach Chmael, The Green Buzz Drones are changing the game. We’ve seen Hollywood studios utilizing dramatic aerials for years, but what if the same cinematic marvels could be applied to all elements of commercial content? Let’s say you’re looking to create your next commercial, advertisement, or documentary film. You’ve storyboarded the project, gathered your […]Read more "Elevate Your Perspective: 3 Reasons Everyone Should Be Using Drones in Their Productions"
by AER Is this a new GoPro must-have accessory, or a future dud? AER lets you shoot aerial photos and videos, simply by throwing your GoPro®! Compatible with GoPro® HERO 3+, 4 and 5. What are your thoughts? Write ’em up in the comments below! The team is crowdfunding now on Kickstarter and expects to deliver […]Read more "A New GoPro Accessory…?"