Always have enough b-roll with this 9-shot rule

Feb 1, 2024
Alex Baker

It can be easy to get overexcited about a shoot, thinking you’ve got it all in the bag, only to get home and discover that…

Can’t decide between Barbie and Oppenheimer? Watch this AI-generated Barbenheimer

Jul 24, 2023
Dunja Djudjic

Barbie and Oppenheimer have been battling for attention for what seems like years now. The campaign for both is happening simultaneously, so people and press…

This is how classic movies pulled off epic special effects

Jun 14, 2023
Dunja Djudjic

Vintage special effects are among my favorite things to watch. I enjoy not only seeing them in movies but also breaking them down and learning…

This wholesome TikTok trend turns your life into a Wes Anderson movie

Apr 24, 2023
Alex Baker

Another week, another TikTok trend. TikTok challenges are famous mostly for being stupid. Some even cause extreme harm with a sort of grim Darwinesque natural…

DIYP Quiz: Cameras in the movies

Apr 9, 2023
Dunja Djudjic

When you start paying attention, you realize that so many movies show film and digital cameras in the frames. And if you’re a photographer who…

Photo vs cine lenses – Which is really more cinematic?

Mar 13, 2023
John Aldred

As cameras have become more video-capable over the last decade and a bit, cine lenses have become more of a thing. Once confined to Hollywood…

Use these four tricks for cinematic dolly shots on the cheap

Feb 9, 2023
Dunja Djudjic

Dolly shots are among the basics when it comes to cinematic camera movement. But if you’re just starting out, buying a proper camera dolly could…

The Matte Box IQ is Irix’s take on a lightweight matte box that uses their magnetic filters

Jan 27, 2023
John Aldred

Irix has expanded its product base from just lenses once again. After having already branched out into filters, they’ve now announced the new Irix Matte…

Watch: Five topics broken down to help you film yourself outside on location

Dec 8, 2022
John Aldred

When you start vlogging, one of the most difficult things to get used to is actually filming yourself. It’s a little ironic as it’s kind…

These are the ways vehicles are rigged for extreme destruction in the movies

Nov 23, 2022
John Aldred

There’s nothing more exciting in the middle of an action movie than some good old destruction, especially of the vehicular kind. They’re the kinds of…