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The debate about which editing software is best has largely died down over the past year or so. Initially when FCP 7 was replaced by X, it took quite a while for the post-production world to stabilize… Some editors stuck with Avid, may former FCP 7 editors went with Premiere Pro, and a handful of others decided to give […]Read more →
The 50mm focal length has always been one of my favorites. On a full frame or Super 35mm camera a 50mm lens will act as a beautiful ‘normal’ length lens, closely resembling the field of view of the human eye, while on crop sensor cameras (such as Micro Four Thirds) they become excellent telephoto or portrait […]Read more →
If you haven’t already heard, RED Digital Cinema has announced that they will be offering a paid camera upgrade (called Weapon) to all Dragon owners starting at NAB in April. While a lot of details have yet to be revealed, what we do know so far is that Weapon is a camera body upgrade – not a sensor […]Read more →
If you aren’t already familiar with Kinefinity – they are a Chinese camera manufacturer that has recently been releasing some very affordable, feature rich digital cinema cameras. Last year they announced their first 6K capable camera: The KineMAX 6K – which looks really impressive on paper, and should be made available shortly. Although their cameras […]Read more →
So many big camera announcements and rumors have been floating around over the last few weeks, and perhaps the biggest of them all came today: The Arri Alexa Mini. For many, this is the camera everyone has been waiting for. There is no denying that the Arri Alexa has the best digital image quality of […]Read more →
Practically every editor and filmmaker I know has had a copy of DaVinci Resolve on their laptop since the free version was made available. Unfortunately though, most Resolve users are only using the software on it’s most basic level and haven’t yet discovered how powerful some of it’s basic features are – including Layer Nodes. Nodes Most […]Read more →
Even before I started working as a professional colorist, I had always loved to toy around with color settings within my editing software to enhance the look of my footage. One of the most common looks that I would implement (and still do to this day) is the low contrast look, which can be really […]Read more →
I make a point not to post about rumors often on this site, however in the past few weeks many credible sources have pre-emptively stated that Canon will be releasing their C300 Mark II before NAB in April of this year. Although there has been no official announcement or statement from Canon, where there’s smoke […]Read more →
When I first launched this blog, I never could have imagined how quickly it would grow and how many filmmakers that it would help every day. It’s been just over two years since my first post, and since then the site has changed and improved substantially, and I’m very happy to say that there are more […]Read more →
If you’ve been following my site over the last few months, you probably know that I am developing a feature film – currently titled ‘Ivy’. This post is the third instalment of my Feature Film Journal, which is intended to loosely document the filmmaking process from start to finish for all of you readers out […]Read more →
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