by V. Renee, nofilmschool.com This new site from Apple aims to show users how to get the most out of their iPhone 7 cameras. When companies like Apple and Samsung design cameras for their smartphones, one of the main objectives is to make them easy enough to operate that any user can simply point and […]Read more "Apple’s New Microsite Provides Tips and Tricks for Shooting on an iPhone 7"
By Logan Baker, Premiumbeat Here are 5 ways to boost the production value of your video shots on a DIY budget. One of the most valuable online resources for filmmakers and video producers is Ryan Connolly’s YouTube channel and production juggernaut, Film Riot. Film Riot provides actionable content on filmmaking questions, techniques, and gear recommendations. One of […]Read more "5 DIY Tips for Your Next Shoot"
by V. Renee of NoFilmSchool The 180° rule, or axis of action, is a cinematography guideline that states that two characters in a scene should maintain the same left/right relationship to one another . When the camera passes over the invisible axis connecting the two subjects, it is called crossing the line and the shot becomes […]Read more "The 180-Degree Rule Explained in Less than 2 Minutes"
by Michael Zhang, PetaPixel The foods you buy in the store and at restaurants are never as tasty as they look in advertising photos, but what many people might not know is that you probably wouldn’t enjoy eating the foods seen in those pictures. The reason is because commercial food photographers use all kinds of […]Read more "10 Sneaky Tricks Used in Food Photos"
By Jay Pierstorff (Thanks to reader, Doug Bassett, for the heads up…) DOF Pro is a Photoshop Plug-in for Depth of Field Effects. Depth of Field is a side effect of lens openings on your camera. Using a small lens opening creates a larger field of sharp focus. Using a large lens opening creates a shallow […]Read more "New DOF Pro 5.0"
by Trevor Holmes, Wistia Lighting for people with glasses can be pretty tricky, whether you’re shooting video or photos. At Wistia, we’ll usually raise our two key lights up as high as possible and angle them slightly away from the camera to minimize glare. Check out the silent video example below to see the difference […]Read more "How to Remove Unwanted Glare from Glass"
by There is always a need for speed in this fast paced motion design world. It’s definitely something we can all agree on. You can always get more money, but you can’t get more time. That’s the truth. Everyday I look for ways to speed up my workflow, and there are so many ways to […]Read more "16 Useful Expressions in After Effects"