Category Archives: Shooting

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Herzog MasterClass

Take a Filmmaking Master Class with Werner Herzog This Summer

Throughout his prolific, provocative and famously independent career, Werner Herzog has brought a probing, operatic intensity to each of his films. The 73-year-old director of Aguirre, the Wrath of God, Fitzcarraldo, Grizzly Man and nearly 70 other features and documentaries, "has … more »

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Find the Right Anamorphic Glass with Tom Fletcher’s Detailed Listings

Another year, another crazily detailed chart from camera guru Tom Fletcher. Following his exhaustive camera tracker, he turns his efforts to anamorphic prime lenses. The document lists and compares the current array of anamorphic lenses — in an assortment of 22 different … more »

2015 Camera Comparison Chart

Breaking Down Camera Choices with Tom Fletcher and Gary Adcock

Compare 15 different motion picture cameras at a glance — from the Alexa 65 and the Red Dragon Weapon to the Canon C300 Mark II, the Sony F5, and good old 35mm film — in this just-published chart from cinematography gurus … more »

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NAB Video Round-up: Cameras

So you couldn't make it to NAB 2015 to see the latest gear? No problem. In this video, I hit the show floor for you and got to speak with most of the major manufacturers about their newest cameras. If we missed your … more »

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Shoot Full Cinematic Style on a Micro-Budget

You don't want your micro-budget film to look like what it is. Shooting pro-style is essential. Fortunately, you live in the age of affordable enabling electronics and DIY. If you look at shooting as a utilitarian task necessary to get your … more »

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VideoBlocks Opens Direct Sale Stock Video Marketplace to Public at NAB

VideoBlocks officially opened its new stock-footage marketplace to the public. Contributors of footage receive 100 percent of the revenue for their submitted work which translates to savings for stock footage customers, the company said. The popular subscription-based seller of royalty-free stock video, backgrounds … more »

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Flying a Camera on a Quadcopter? Let’s See Your Pilot’s License

Filmmakers looking to use lightweight drone-mounted camera systems for affordable aerial cinematography got some good news and some bad news from the Federal Aviation Administration last week. The good news is the FAA is reportedly finally ready to propose rules for legal … more »

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Blackmagic Expands ProRes Support, DJI Has a New MoVI Competitor, and More

From formats to flight plans, here's a round-up of this week's news for cinematographers.   Blackmagic Expands ProRes Support in BMCC, Pocket, and 4K Cameras Blackmagic's latest firmware upgrade, v1.8.2, extends the company's support for Apple ProRes formats. Previously, users … more »

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10 Film Facts: The Amazing Spider-Man 2

    Did you know The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was shot on film? Did you catch the stunt that the team borrowed from Buster Keaton? And what was up with that post-credits sequence, anyway? Reading the film's production notes and … more »

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When Time Is on Your Side, Go ADD with Red Dragon

Red Fire Chief Jarred Land (that title means "president," for those of you not in the know) took to the forums at RedUser.net again last night to update users on the shipping status of new cameras and upgrades featuring the … more »