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Adobe just launched a brand new stock footage platform – simply called “Stock” – that’s fully integrated with their Creative Cloud software and looks very promising. The idea behind the service is to provide filmmakers, designers, and any other creative using their software with direct access to high quality stock footage from right inside their […]Read more →
I’ve been using DaVinci Resolve extensively as a color grading tool for the past few years, but with version 12 just around the corner I am very tempted to use it to cut my next feature. Those of you that read this blog frequently know that I use all of the major NLE’s, and often […]Read more →
Like many other GH4 shooters out there, I’ve been back and forth about which picture profiles and settings are best to use when shooting with this camera. When I first got the GH4 I was messing around with my settings a lot (master ped, shadow/highlight, etc.), but eventually realized that I would get much better results by not […]Read more →
Skin tones are arguably the most important element of your image to get right when color grading, yet most editors and amateur colorists approach skin tones completely the wrong way. Throughout this post, I’ll outline my favorite technique for grading and matching skin tones within DaVinci Resolve in just 4 simple steps… It goes without saying that skin tones […]Read more →
I’ve personally never shot with the AJA Cion, but I’ve always been intrigued by the camera as it offers some powerful specs in a nicely designed body. That said, the fact that it retailed at $9000 was always a huge drawback for me, as the Cion always seemed like it should have been priced more in the […]Read more →
Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been working on a short mood film with the intention of showcasing it to a number of producers and investors as part of the development process for my upcoming feature film, titled ‘Ivy’. As of yesterday, this no-budget project is now complete and I am thrilled to share it […]Read more →
Over the past couple of years I’ve been shooting with Rokinon Cinema Lenses, and have been quite impressed with the results. I’ve been wanting to do a review on these lenses for a while, but held back because I was missing a key lens in the kit – the 50mm, which I just recently picked up. So finally, I’m […]Read more →
Kipon recently announced an active EF to Micro Four Thirds lens adapter that may just become one of the most useful tools for MFT shooters that own Canon glass. Up until now, the Metabones Speedbooster was your best bet when it came to adapting EF lenses to MFT bodies, but this new adapter from Kipon is giving it […]Read more →
If you’ve been following along with this series of posts, you likely already know that I am in development for a feature film titled “Ivy”. At this point the screenplay is complete (the first draft at least), I’ve put together a visual pitch package, and most recently just shot a mood film to help convey the […]Read more →
Yesterday I sat down with Dave Thies of Tvacom to record a quick podcast on exposure techniques in cinematography. Dave is an awesome Director/DP that works on some major network television shows and always has a lot of great insight on all things film related… In the future Dave and I will be doing actual video […]Read more →
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