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Audio Equalisation: How to use it and why you should

Production

Audio Equalisation: How to use it and why you should I’m a filmmaker at heart, though my line of work has required that I delve into other facets of production. My background stems from audio pre & post-production. While I’ve made attempts to shake off this label, audio experience has enabled me to utilise these skill sets and apply them to the world of video & filmmaking. Through general observation, I’ve noticed that indie...Read More

The Grip App and Set Lighting App By Enlightened Shenanigans.

Cameras

There are currently tons of photography Apps and very few Grip and Electric Apps out there. Well the good folks over at Enlightened Shenanigans have taken care of that with The Grip App and the Set Lighting App. Both Apps have tons of info and specifications on almost every product under the sun! The Grip App has everything from Dolly systems to useful knots, my personal favorite. The set lighting app is a great...Read More

Five Camera Kit Essentials For $5.

Cameras

Here are five camera essentials for under five bucks each. So at around twenty five bucks you too can have some stylin’ AKS in your camera bag. If you have any cheap kit solutions, please list them in the comments section below. Thanks! Follow @goforjared   Titan Magnetic Tray. This is a great tool to have on the cart to stash screws and small parts that can easily get lost.        ...Read More

Kessler Kwik Release System. Quick Take Video.

Cameras

The new Kwik Release System from Kessler is a great mounting solution for any camera in almost any situation. The QR system works quite well and the safety system will save the camera from hitting the deck. There are plenty of 1/4-20 and 3/8-16 threads. The included hand tie 1/4-20 camera mount screw is an added bonus. The Kwik Release System will set you back around a buck fifty but is well worth the...Read More

Panasonic, Canon and Nikon. Three New Cameras, Oh My.

Cameras

Three new notable cameras were anounced last week. A killer little number GH3 from Panasonic. The new Canon 6D full frame  prosumer model and Nikon’s D600 full frame job. The Panasonic GH3 looks like the most improved of the bunch. The higher 72 Mbps rate is great. However the M4/3″ sensor has it’s limitations on the wide side. I am also not a big fan of the smaller sensor. Maybe it’s a guy thing....Read More

Time Capsule

@MNS1974

I talk a lot with companies and individuals about what to do with footage after its shot.  This issue has been a problem for many and is nothing new but as we become more and more reliant on digital media for acquisition and storage the issue becomes more and more pressing.  Yes codecs are more efficient than ever but with that we are increasing data rates, resolution, etc.  On the post end we are...Read More

Making Low Budget look like Big Budget

Just the Cut

We all agree that lighting is everything in cinematography. And, naturally, that leads us to think that spending more cash is the only way to light well. Unfortunately, due to a host of factors fate usually conspires against a DP’s budget. But fear not! Even when you don’t have every element or modifier at your disposal, big budget looks can still be had. Controlling the light can be done with relatively very little if...Read More

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