Learning something new from scratch can be an overwhelming experience. You simply don’t know where to start and you may feel utterly confused. If you’ve wanted to learn how to use Adobe Premiere Pro but still find it intimidating, Jason Boone of No Film School has prepared a fantastic tutorial. It’s made for absolute beginners, and it will teach you the basics of Premiere Pro in only 15 minutes.
For the sixth year in a row, RØDE is announcing My RØDE Reel, the world’s largest short film competition. This year’s prize pool is the biggest yet, offering over $1 million in prizes over nearly 30 contest categories. Everyone can enter and win some of the valuable prizes from the filmmaking industry’s biggest brands, all you need to do is make an awesome short.
If you’re shooting with a smartphone, you know how terrible its built-in flash is. ALIT has introduced a new xenon flash which brings the power of an external flash to your smartphone photos. It will be available for both Android and iPhone and it aims to make your photos “lit.”
The number of photography-related tips we’ve heard so far is difficult to count. However, there are some tips all of us have heard dozens, if not hundreds of times. But despite being so common – are these tips really worth listening to? In this video, Kai Wong brings you some of the most popular photography tips you’ve probably heard many times. Should we keep them, modify them, or kill them completely?
Huawei has recently announced its P30 and P30 Pro phones, aimed to “rewrite the rules of photography.” The four-camera setup of the Pro version offers some impressive features, such as 5x optical zoom, optical image stabilization and excellent low-light capabilities. And while the lenses are co-designed with Leica, a recent teardown has shown that the sensors were made by Sony.
We’ve seen our fair share of unique DIY cameras powered by Raspberry Pie, and the latest one is coming from a self-taught programmer Martin Fitzpatrick. He has created a camera that’s basically a hacked Etch A Sketch. He named it Etch-a-Snap, and it will turn your photos into quite precise Etch A Sketch drawings.
The Digital Imaging Technician Cart (or “DIT Cart”) is where all of the media is ingested from a shoot and organised once it’s captured. G-Technology was showing off how some of their kit integrates into a DIT cart at NAB 2019, so we had a chat with them to find out more about it and how it helps with film set workflow.
Whenever a new camera is released, the first company to produce cages and accessories for them is usually SmallRig. We use a lot of SmallRig kit here at DIYP, too. We caught up with them on their booth at NAB 2019 to find out about their latest offerings for the Sony A6400, Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K and the Zhiyun Weebill LAB gimbal.
Manfrotto’s new Nitrotech 608 and Nitrotech 612 fluid video tripod heads represent the latest in Manfrotto’s fluid head technology. Designed to offer the smoothest level of control and movement possible, the two new heads immediately drew our attention at NAB 2019. So, we stopped by the stand to have a chat and find out more.
Feelworld’s range of entry-level monitors have become quite popular over the last couple of years. Although they don’t offer all the bells and whistles we might find on monitors from Aputure and SmallHD, they’re plenty good enough for many hybrid shooters and specific use cases where those bells and whistles might be overkill.
The Feelworld F6 has been a very popular monitor, but Feelworld was showing off a new F6 Plus at NAB 2019, so we spoke with them to take a closer look and find out more.