Education & Technology

Tutorials and tips for filmmakers as well as reviews and suggestions for camera gear.

Bright Tangerine Misfit Matte Box Review [VIDEO]

Is it possible to have a lightweight, high quality, reasonably priced matte box that works on a number of camera rigs? In this review we take a close look at the Bright Tangerine Misfit Matte Box to see if it delivers.

Red Epic Dragon vs. Red Epic MX, Part 01: Dynamic Range & Latitude [VIDEO]

How To Create A Sekonic DTS Profile For Your Light Meter [VIDEO]

A Secret Lighting & Filtration Trick To Get Great Wide Shots & Close Ups [VIDEO]

Introduction: The shallow depth of field look has become really popular. And that look or style of shooting can make it difficult to get great looking wide shots and close ups. Close up are are especially challenging as the actor goes in and out of focus during the shot. But did you know that through […]

5 On Set Tips To Get You More Work, Prevent Mistakes, & Make Post Easier [VIDEO]

Untraditional Use Of Video: Motion Photography

Untraditional Use Of Video: Motion Photography Video – the word conjures up images of a TV, theater, or even YouTube. But thanks to the web, video content is no longer confined to the 4 boarders we are used to seeing. With a bit of creativity and technical know how, you can use video content to […]

Part 10: How To Blackout A House

Part 10: How To Blackout A House Small budget projects may be limited by their budget, but that doesn’t mean they have to be limited in their scope, or in the final visuals. By applying some creative thinking, and scheduling appropriately, even a task like blacking out an entire house can be done on a […]

Part 09: Data Management

Part 09: Data Management In todays digital world it is crucial to properly manage all those “1’s” and “0’s” that are generated by the camera. If even one “0” goes missing, it could corrupt the entire file resulting in a lost take, or worst yet the entire contents of the card. To make sure every […]

Part 08: Building A Rain Bar

Part 08: Building A Rain Bar It is all of the little details in an image that add up to make it standout, and give it that polished and professional feel. In part 08 of our series on bringing a cinematic look to our productions, we reveal how we did just that by adding rain […]

Part 07: Conducting A Camera Test

Part 07: Conducting A Camera Test Now that we have all of our planning, and scheduling done, we can just go out and shoot our project, right? Not quite. Before we head to set and press record, we do our due diligence to conduct a camera test so that we can illuminate any potential unforeseen […]