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Top 10 Tips: Better sound for your YouTube videos

You've probably heard many times before on your videography adventures that sound really matters.Chances are if your YouTube videos are hard to understand because of poor audio quality you'll lose viewers and minimize your chances of increased subscriber counts.So what can you do to get better sound on your...

Hydrogen One Phone: Thoughts on new direction of RED’s mobile camera project

Big changes are coming to the Hydrogen One smartphone. Digital camera company RED, makers of higher end cinema cameras such as the Dragon and Epic, announced that due to a "series of obstacles and the new discoveries" the Irvine-based company would take the opportunity to significantly improve the entire...
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3 Days in Sonoma: Producing a short film using 5 years of footage (Video)

A woman in wine country. A woman in trouble. Again.
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Filmmaking Challenge: Use only a prime lens to shoot your next project

Limiting yourself to a manual prime lens can ultimately improve your composition and focusing skills, and maybe even lead to more creative results.
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And It Hurts: Looking to ‘Beyond the Black Rainbow’, ‘Drive’ and ‘Lost Highway’ for filmmaking inspiration

For the upcoming Stark Insider YouTube promo trailer I decided to look for inspiration and do something a little different.In this case I had recently watched Mandy (2018) and was blown away by the aesthetic, Nicolas Cage's outstanding and unhinged performance, and, of course that incredible 80s soundtrack.After watching Mandy...
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Stark Insider Presents: Short film ‘Azul’ shot in Loreto, Baja California Sur, Mexico

"I believe in my mask—The man I made up is me I believe in my dance—And my destiny".Sam Shepard might not have been the first thing on our minds when we headed to Loreto Bay late last year. But when we walked past a stand downtown and spotted colorful...

Incoming: New SI short film shot on location in Loreto, Baja, Mexico

Incoming! Incoming! Incoming!Every now and then Loni Stark and I like to change up the regular Stark Insider programming and post one of our short film projects. Some are more documentary focused whiles others are more experimental. I won't say which one will land here on SI in a...
Canon EOS RP specs and first thoughts Clinton Stark

Canon EOS RP full-frame mirrorless camera is lighter, smaller, and — best of all — cheaper

In the camera world 2018 will be remembered as the year that both Canon and Nikon finally entered the full-frame mirrorless market. Canon with a single model, the EOS R and Nikon with a pair of full-frame models, the Z6 and Z7.It was a long time coming. Sony had...
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Trendspotting: Digital camera market decline continues, could be down 50% in two years

Digital camera makers continue to face heavy headwinds, primarily from the do-all cameras we're carrying with us 24/7: smartphones.The advent of the smartphone and something called "computational photography" which leans on software processing to provide additional capabilities is continuing to disrupt the traditional camera market. That means pain for...