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- The Pros and Cons of Vertical Video and Working with ConstraintsCan vertical video have more of an impact than the landscape aspect ratio? Since the birth of the smartphone, a battle between horizontal and vertical video has been taking place. Instead of rooting for one side, however, I think it’s worth noting that both have its pros and cons and both have areas to live and thrive in in this video age. Let's talk ab […]
- ‘Keep Shooting and Be Humble’: ‘BLAZE’ DP Steve Cosens on Advice for Young Cinematographers"When you first start your career, it's inevitable that you're going to try to emulate films that you've seen." It may be about Outlaw Country music, but DP Steve Cosens was tasked to lens Ethan Hawke’s latest film with the philosophy of an improvisational jazz musician. Cosens was more than up to that task. “I was game to work that […]
- GoPro Rolls Out HERO7 Cameras with Its Best Image Stabilization YetThe new GoPro HERO7 Black improves video stabilization on an impressive level. See it in action below. GoPro announced three fresh cameras to its HERO7 lineup—HERO7 Black, HERO7 Silver, and HERO7 White—with the Black being its flagship touting Hypersmooth, an image stabilization feature that produces some fantastic results from its shakier predecessors. Hype […]
- Watch: Go BTS on Eli Roth's Spooky 'The House with a Clock in Its Walls'Universal Studios presents an early Halloween fright flick for the family. There are few predicaments that sound more stress-inducing than living in a house with a clock in its walls (and you thought the sounds of the beating Tell-Tale Heart were loud) and quite a boisterous one it is in Eli Roth's film adaptation of John Bellairs's 1973 novel, The […]
- 8 Camera Moves That Will Help You Tell Better Visual StoriesYour camera is a great storyteller if you know how to use it. One of the most important aspects of filmmaking for newcomers to learn about is what's called visual literacy, which is simply the ability to comprehend the language of film, from different lighting styles to focal lengths and how they affect audiences. If you're going to start somewhere […]
- Are You a Sony User? The Company Adds Full-Frame 24mm F1.4 G Master Lens To LineupSony's new 24mm wide angle prime is tack sharp even at F1.4. Sony adds to its acclaimed G Master series full-frame E-mount lenses with a fresh FE 24mm F1.4 GM. Not to be confused with the G Lens line, this new wide angle prime brings the G Master series to eight different focal lengths that includes four primes (FE 24mm F1.4 GM, FE 85mm F1.4 GM, FE 100m […]
- How Sales Agents and Film Reps Are Viewing the Booming World of 'Non-Fiction' Film There is an ever-growing market for documentaries. Let's hear from the sales agents and film reps who broker the deals. The documentary marketplace is growing. With success comes inevitable change in the form of "new buyers, more complex deals, celebrity partners, and fiction remakes." These high profile films are often guided through the deve […]
- How to Upgrade Premiere Pro the Right Way and How CC 2019 Could Be BetterLearn the right way to update Premiere Pro and other Creative Cloud software. Let's talk about the best practices for updating your Adobe software. I'll also tell you what I've expected to see in the new release of Premiere Pro and what we can do to bring to it in the next version. This is the 4th article about the new release of Premiere Pro […]
- Watch: The Early Work of 'Crazy Rich Asians' Director Jon M. ChuThe summer's biggest breakout hit was helmed by a filmmaker in the business for decades. Based on the best-selling novel by Kevin Kwan, the big screen adaptation of Crazy Rich Asians surprised numerous box office prognosticators this summer, holding the number one spot for three weekends in a row and (so far) grossing over $150 million at the U.S. box o […]
- Two of the Year's Biggest Cameras & How to Advertise Your Short Film [PODCAST]Plus our recap of all things TIFF on this episode of Indie Film Weekly. In this episode, Jon Fusco and Erik Luers talk TIFF takeaways, a successor to MoviePass that could actually work out and the Emmys' failures to get with the times. Charles Haine joins us for gear news, talking two of the biggest mirrorless cameras to come out this year and an exciti […]
- The Pros and Cons of Vertical Video and Working with Constraints