Sony Ci / Cloud Based Video Review and Annotation System

Sony Ci / Cloud Based Video Review and Annotation System

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How hard is it to get understandable, clear, and concise feedback on videos you are in the process of cutting? If you’re like me, I spend so much time trying to decipher vague notes from clients that usually look something like: “(0:43 to 0:55) remove this shot and swap it… Keep Reading »

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How to be a Resourceful Camera Assistant

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Resourcefulness is truly one of the most valuable traits you can have as a camera assistant (AC). I consider myself pretty resourceful and I attribute much of my ability to land gigs to it. So, want to become a more resourceful AC? Here’s a compact how-to guide to get yourself there: It doesn’t have to… Keep Reading »

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Ultimate Guide to a Camera Assistant’s Toolkit

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This video isn’t the prettiest but boy it does give you a good idea what you should be ready to have on hand on set. (by The Black and Blue) be sure to read the full post where Evan lists out everything you need to make your own toolkit.

Replicate the Anamorphic Look and Feel

Replicate the Anamorphic Look and Feel

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Replicate the Anamorphic Look and Feel with Vashi Nedomansky’s Free After Effects Plugin (via Nofilmschool.com)

The Music Bed / The Best Production Music Ever!

The Music Bed / The Best Production Music Ever!

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Here’s a little secret… I buy almost all of my filmmaking music from The Music Bed. That is so awesome!

Make The Most  Out Of Your Monopod

Make The Most Out Of Your Monopod

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The team over at Stillmotion continue to blow me away with their videos tips and tutorials. If you use a monopod or are thinking about getting one, this video will give you solid ground on how to make it handle 80% of the video you shoot! Read the full article… Keep Reading »

Proper Camera Movement Creates Great Emotion

Proper Camera Movement Creates Great Emotion

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As filmmakers we don’t just move the camera for the sake of moving the camera. There should be intention behind every movement choice – especially since different types of movement create very different emotions. The guys over at The Slanted Lens made this great tutorial and it doesn’t stop here… Keep Reading »

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Pocket Scout // Location Scouting Made Simple

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I’ve started taking photos of places I accidentally find that would make great filming locations… you know the kinds of unexpected gems you didn’t set out to find but want to remember for later. Yeah those. And since most of the stuff I do is without a permit I’m always… Keep Reading »

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Wrapping Your Cables // The Right Way!

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You know the scenario, a kindhearted volunteer asks to help you strike your set but in horror you watch as they wrap a cable around their elbow… yeah I know you’ve been there. That why its so important to help educate on the proper technique on wrapping a cable. Grated… Keep Reading »

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Basics of a One Light Setup

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Good lighting is one of the most difficult parts of any project… and only having one light can even make things harder. This great little walkthrough by The Slanted Lens is killer! Now go make a film!

Infinite Cloud Storage // Video Guys Listen Up!

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Bitcasa has totally change the way us video dude think about backing up a project. Say good bye to the stacks of hard drives on your desk. Say good bye to it all. And since this video was created, Bitcasa is fully out of Beta and in production – iPhone,… Keep Reading »

50 Quick Photography Tips in Less Than 15mins

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The guys at DigitalRev TV give you bang for your buck with 50 Quick Photography Tips in less than 15 minutes. What a fun way to to learn some good tips. (Warning there is a little crude humor).

How to Light a Video Interview

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This rad little tutorial covers the basics of lighting an interview while giving you more than just the do’s and dont’s – it leaves room for you to make your own creative decisions instead of just “following the system”. The tutorial also helps put some handles on the quirky language… Keep Reading »

40% off Adobe Creative Suite CS6

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Ryan Koo at NoFilmSchool.com has posted this link to get your Adobe CS6 subscription for 40% off – That’s $29/month instead of $50/month for the first year! Woah – yes please! You just need to sign up before August 31st – plenty of time :) Adobe Premier has become quite… Keep Reading »

Top 10 Tips for The DSLR Video Traveler

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Theres one thing I know for sure…. I’m absolutely still learning new things about video and filmmaking every single day, even though I have been doing this for more than ten years now. If I don’t continue to learn I’m not getting better at what I do…. And that is… Keep Reading »

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Freelance filmmaker, video director at ROCKHARBOR Church, film blogger, husband, motorcycle aficionado and man with a first-rate beard. I travel the globe for cool project opportunities, epic adventures, or the chance to see something new.

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