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8. Podcast: Conversation with DP Charles Papert – Key & Peele, American History X, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

8. Podcast: Conversation with DP Charles Papert – Key & Peele, American History X, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

If you’ve spent any time around professional DPs and cinematographers, it’s difficult not to come across the name Charles Papert. That’s because he’s been a staple in some of the most popular and best-loved television shows and movies of the past twenty years. As a camera operator, he’s been an integral part of the industry shooting such features […]

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5 DIY Lighting Techniques for Beginner Shooters

5 DIY Lighting Techniques for Beginner Shooters

Taking the perfect picture requires great lighting, but equipment can be expensive. Fortunately, beginner photographers already have the solution in their own homes. And since a bigger emphasis is being placed on high-quality photos in online content, says an infographic by MDG Advertisting, it’s more important than ever for photographers to create stunning, stand out […]

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5 Tips to Master Stop Motion Video: Learn from the Masters

5 Tips to Master Stop Motion Video: Learn from the Masters

One of the biggest benefits of the widespread popularity of use of digital photography and digital video is that it is now easier for amateur filmmakers to create stop motion videos.

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‘Harbinger Down’ DP Benjamin Brown On Shooting With The Blackmagic Cinema Camera

‘Harbinger Down’ DP Benjamin Brown On Shooting With The Blackmagic Cinema Camera

As the highest grossing sci-fi/horror Kickstarter project of their time, Harbinger Down is fun movie modeled after the likes of The Thing and Alien. One of its big talking points is the near exclusive use of practical effects. We spoke with the film’s Director of Photography (as well as editor, supervising sound editor, sound designer, and producer) […]

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The Proactive Shooter Catches the Gig: Tips to Build Your Portfolio

The Proactive Shooter Catches the Gig: Tips to Build Your Portfolio

If you want to be a professional photographer or videographer, you need a portfolio. You want your portfolio to be the distilled essence of your style of image capture for a given subject. This can be anything from the look that you give your photos in composition to the use of specialized shooting styles like long […]

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Ground Breaking New Film ‘Sympathy, Said The Shark’ Uses Actors As Camera Operators

Ground Breaking New Film ‘Sympathy, Said The Shark’ Uses Actors As Camera Operators

When you think about producing a successful independent film, it’s key to bring as much story-relevant innovation into the production as possible. You don’t fancy gimmicks just for the sake of having them, they should relate to the over all story. The new film by director Devin Lawrence, “Sympathy, Said The Shark” brings cinematic quality […]

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FAA Tells Police How To Deal With Illegal Drone Operation – Could You Be A Target?

FAA Tells Police How To Deal With Illegal Drone Operation – Could You Be A Target?

Drones have been on everyone’s mind for a while now, especially given the recent rulings and rumors that have trickled down from the FAA. In our efforts to keep you up to date with whats going on we spoke with Attorney Lisa Ellman once more about some updates on the matter, including a deal between CNN and […]

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Blackmagic Production Camera 4K Used on Pseudo Echo’s “ULTRAVIOLET” Music Video

Blackmagic Production Camera 4K Used on Pseudo Echo’s “ULTRAVIOLET” Music Video

In a very cool and fun show of power for the Blackmagic Production Camera 4k, Blackmagic announced that production house Final Focus used the camera to shoot Australian new wave band Pseudo Echo’s music video for the title track of their latest album, “Ultraviolet”.

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5 Ways To Use Your Smartphone on Set 

5 Ways To Use Your Smartphone on Set 

As smartphones become more and more integrated into our society, we find ourselves becoming increasingly reliant on them in both our personal and professional lives. This is especially prevalent in the film and television world as the analog medium becomes increasingly rare and digital takes over.

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Feature Production and the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K

Feature Production and the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K

Director Timothy Woodward Jr’s new film, “Checkmate” Proves the Quality and Reliability of the BMPC4k   Because they’re so new, I’m always curious to talk to filmmakers who are actually using the Blackmagic Cameras in the field. Commercials, music videos and shorts are one thing, but a feature film, for me, is the real test […]

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