by V Renée, nofilmschool.com As a filmmaker, knowing how to hide a lav on a subject is an absolute must. In many cases, having a boom operator follow your actors around with a mic is an excellent way to pick up dialogue, but if for some reason a boom won’t work (like, if you want to record […]Read more "4 Techniques for Hiding Lav Mics"
by MICHAEL ZHANG, PetaPixel Heads up if you’re a drone-flying photographer in the United States: the government may soon require a physical license plate on the outside of your drone. Bloomberg spotted the proposed rule that was quietly filed in early May 2018. Drone owners are currently required to register their aircraft with the FAA and […]Read more "US May Soon Require Drones to Have Visible License Plates!"
by Mariella Moon, Engadget A flaw in the affected devices could cause their built-in batteries to expand It hasn’t been that long since the iPhone battery fiasco, but Apple already has another battery issue to deal with. The tech giant has launched a battery replacement program for 13-inch MacBook Pros without Touch Bar manufactured between […]Read more "Apple Will Replace Swollen Batteries in Newer MacBook Pros, Free"
BY ZACH RAMELAN, Premiumbeat Using a car as a portable stabilizer is incredibly useful. From simple setups to complex angles, cars are a great way to diversify your coverage on a budget in outdoor locations. The key thing to remember is that you don’t always need “film gear” to capture a cinematic shot. Most of the […]Read more "Video Tutorial: How to Use a Vehicle as a Dolly System"
by Matti Haapoja Want to capture cinematic camera movement with your gimbal? Here are a few moves you can bust out… In this video below, Matti Haapoja demonstrates a handful of standard camera moves many filmmakers use when shooting with gimbals. We’ll share a few other creative ways you can move your rig for stunning kinetic […]Read more "MOST CINEMATIC GIMBAL MOVES + TIPS"
by Chris Monlux, Videomaker Avid Media Composer First is free; why not try it out? Although its learning curve can be steep, Media Composer First lets you learn without risk. Avid Media Composer First(link is external) offers all of the power of the full version of Media Composerfor free, with a few notable limits. Unlike […]Read more "Pro Editing Tools for Free"
by Aputure How to Use VECTORSCOPES What is a vectorscope and how can you use it? We answer the basics about a vectorscopes and how it can help you get the best possible shot. From white & black balance and even how to save you hours in post when chroma keying…. How To Use a […]Read more "How To Use a WAVEFORM and VECTORSCOPE MONITOR (in 2 Minutes!)"