A lack of gear or budget is frustrating, but it shouldn’t stop you from creating. To help you get stunning shots even on a tight budget, Dan Mace has prepared a fun and useful video. He recreated four shots from movies and TV shows with almost no budget. Mainly he used objects he found around his house and he even acted as his own stuntman. So, if you need low-budget filmmaking ideas, check out his video below.
Zacuto believes that DSLRs and mirrorless cameras still have a big place in video, and have now announced a new line of ACT Recoil Rigs designed specifically for use with them. Claiming they can handle everything from the teeny tiny Sigma fp up to a giant Canon 1DX Mark III. They come ready-to-shoot right out of the box, and come in a variety of different kits for various specific camera models, and there’s a universal option to cover the rest.
LED lighting technology has come very far over the last decade. It’s replaced the more traditional incandescent “hot lights” we used to see in video, movie and photography studios. The Maxima 7 is a new 5600K Chip-on-board (COB) LED light that’s the equivalent of a 1.2K HMI that lets you pretty much recreate the sun on your set.
It’s being developed by a company in Italy, and while there are other 1.2K equivalent LED lights out there on the market, this one wants to separate itself by form factor, light output and versatility. It even has a Bowens mount to let you use softboxes and other modifiers.
Whenever you’re learning something, or even when doing it every day as your profession, you’re going to make mistakes. It’s just a fact of life. What’s important is how we deal with those mistakes and what we learn from them.
Jordy over at Cinecom has almost certainly made his fair share of mistakes over the years and in this video, he’s going to help you benefit from them. Here he shares five of the biggest mistakes he’s made so that you don’t have to.
Motion control is one of the most fascinating topics of photography and filmmaking for me. It combines several of my favourite subjects. Photography, electronics, engineering and programming. Motion control allows us to create some amazing imagery that just wouldn’t be possible in any other way. It also allows us to do it over and over again consistently.
That’s what drew YouTube channel Media Division to motion control and The Marmalade production house to record their new video intro. Consistency and repeatability. Their goal was to create a composite clip, shot with a moving camera, blending four different speeds of footage from real-time to 25% speed seamlessly.
We love DIY camera tricks, and 360˚ cameras open up a whole new world of possibilities. Director and filmmaker Karen X. Cheng has some brilliant ideas for camera movements that look darn epic, yet they require virtually no budget. Grab your 360˚ camera, some stuff you probably have at home, and let’s dive in!
FiLMiC has launched a new and very cool app named DoubleTake. It’s is a free app that lets you shoot with two different iPhone cameras at the same time. You can choose between all available cameras on your device and simultaneously shoot two different videos with the same device.
Nowadays, we can find and learn pretty much anything we need on the internet. We can see what other people have created and how they did it, which can be a great thing. But it also has its negative side: it can often make us feel inadequate and question our own work. In this video, Chrystopher Rhodes of YC Imaging discusses why it’s important to “detoxify” from other creators’ content from time to time and stop caring about what they do.
Premiere Pro is about to make it easier to manage and organize your projects and share them with the members of your team. Productions a new feature set coming soon to Premiere Pro. Productions provides new tools for managing projects, sharing assets between them, aimed both at your solo projects and those on which you work with a team.
I see a lot of jibs, sliders, cranes and other doohickies appear across my screen as new gear is announced. Other than the ridiculous ones they use in Hollywood, not many of them grab my attention. But Edelkrone’s new JibONE certainly has. On first glance, it looks much like any other mini-jib for your camera, except that it has Edelkrone written on it. But this one also has built-in motors and can be controlled via your phone.