Filmmaking

DSLR and mirrorless camera tips and tricks, featuring Canon Rebel T2i, T3i, T5, T6/T6i, EOS 60D, 70D, 80D, Cinema C100, EOS R mirrorless. Panasonic GH5, Sony a6500. Camera reviews. Video editing with Adobe Premiere Pro. Testing lens, accessories.
Panasonic GH5 with Atomos Ninja Inferno Hands-on Review - First impressions

Camera Deals: Panasonic GH5 gets price cut, still our top pick for video shooters

If you're a content creator and looking for a superb, compact camera for shooting short films and docs, VLogs, and YouTube videos, you may want to jump on this deal. Panasonic has a sale running on the veritable Panasonic GH5. The flagship mirrorless camera that normally retails for $1,998 (USD) is...
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X (16-core/32-thread) Desktop Processor

Video Editors Unite: The Intel/AMD Core Wars are giving us insane power

Processors always come down in price. And we always get more power as well. That's just the way it's always been -- with tech too in general. Innovator Gordon Moore knew that, after research, the number of transistors on an integrated circuit doubled every year. Moore's law was born....
Panasonic GH5 with Rokinon 35mm lens

Trendspotting: Digital stills camera market still in turmoil (Report)

A new report reveals something that we already pretty much know: the camera market is (mostly) still in turmoil. According to CIPA, shipments in the overall segment "Digital Still Camera" is down approximately 24% year-over-year. Hit the hardest appears to be camera with built-in lenses which seems to have fallen about...
Deal Alert: Sale: PANASONIC LUMIX FZ1000 4K Point and Shoot Camera, 16X LEICA DC Vario-ELMARIT F2.8-4.0 Lens

Prime Day Camera Deals: Panasonic FZ1000 4K Mirrorless, Canon Batteries, Zhiyun Crane 2 Follow Focus, Rokinon lens

Finally. A few good deals popped up today on Prime Day. Amazon typically doesn't seem to discount much of interest during this promotion when it comes to photography and videography. Typically Amazon doesn't offer deals on camera bodies, lenses or anything particularly of interest. Today, though, a few things caught...
Ticwatch E Prime Day deal - sale $109 USD

Ticwatch E with Google Wear 2.0 now only $109 – amazing smwartwatch deal

If you've been holding off getting a Wear smartwatch now might be one of your best opportunities. Amazon Prime Day is here to save the day -- well, mostly. Ticwatch E has been marked down 30%. That means you can get the well-reviewed smartwatch made by Mobvoi for only $109 (USD)...
Hedge Backup Software Review

Video Backup Workflow: Hedge software test on location Rome

Backup workflow on the road is always one of my biggest challenges. Not to mention worries. When I've travelled somewhere and spent the day shooting video, filling up several SD cards, the last thing I want to happen is to lose it all. Because I'm a very paranoid guy, I prefer...
Panasonic GH5 with Atomos Ninja Inferno Hands-on Review - First impressions

Top 10: Best Cameras for Shooting Vacation Videos

If you're headed on vacation and want to take high quality video here's a top 10 list of cameras that are worth your consideration. From $199 all the way up to $2,998 (USD) there's many great choices if you're looking to shoot videos on your next vacation. Yes, you can use...
Moment Anamorphic Lens for Apple iPhone

Now is the Moment: Shooting anamorphic video on an iPhone

Moment's sold out Kickstarter campaign, in addition to recent, high profile announcements from RED Digital Cinema and Blackmagic Design suggest the mobile filmmaking category could be a huge market opportunity.
Too Old To Die Young

Refn’s ‘Too Old To Die Young’: Facebook Live & creative risk of over-sharing on film sets

Facebook Live is not new. The live streaming service pops up all over our feeds. But these days what I find most interesting is when Facebook's popular feature is being used where you might least expect it. Sure, breaking news is a good use case. As are interviews, and impromptu...
Mendocino - Shot on RED Scarlet-W

Look Book: RED Scarlet-W stills from Mendocino short film project for Atelier Stark

We're in post, working like crazy foxes on a new short film for Atelier Stark. As always, at any given time we're shooting, editing, and planning... all at the same time. On any given day I could be in front of Premiere Pro, or scheduling shoots & scenes, or Loni...