Have you tried using old film lenses for video creation? There's quite a charm to it.
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Panasonic is overlooked in a number of areas in the industry, but video is certainly not one of them. With this latest firmware upgrade, could Panasonic be cannibalizing their own more expensive camera though?
I recently had the chance to speak with Chris Menges about his newest project, "Waiting for the Barbarians." Menges’ insights into the art (and underlying politics) of filmmaking are a must-read for anyone looking to tell stories with film.
As much as photography has gained from 2020's relentless releasing of cameras, videography has arguably gained more. Canon's new, affordable (for a dedicated cinema camera) video-centric body is another stellar option with just a few caveats.
If you’re a content creator who also does a lot of live streaming and vlogging, check out this ultimate home desk rig complete with lighting, sound panels, monitors, stream switcher, teleprompter, and more.
When it comes to camera gear, the lens is probably one of the most important piece of equipment you can buy. In many cases, upgrading your lens will probably make a far greater difference than upgrading anything else. This is why it's important for photographers and videographers to understand all the different types of lenses that are available.
Photographing the stars is tricky and requires some know-how and preparation. Creating a time-lapse video, at night, of those same stars adds another level of difficulty on top.
2020 might have been a dreadful year for just about everyone, but it's been nothing short of an incredible year for new cameras.
When you look at Apple’s “Shot on iPhone” videos, oftentimes what’s left unsaid is the amount of extra gear beyond the iPhone the cinematographers had to use. Whether that’s expensive drones, camera stabilizers, or underwater gear, chances are, if it’s on Apple’s website, it’s not only shot with an iPhone.
ISO performance on cameras has improved exponentially over the last decade, and now you are able to use higher values than ever before more or less without punishment by way of noise. Sony's new videography titan is raising that bar even further it seems.
Color grading is a profession in and of itself, which means the technical know-how, the theory, and the nuance, all run very deep indeed. However, some methods are more powerful and useful than others, and this one particular tool could greatly impact your work.
Only a couple months ago Zhiyun announced their latest camera stabilizer Crane 2S. Now, Zhiyun has added a pack of additional accessories to give you more tools to create professional looking videos.
2019 CES award-winning YoloBox looks like a tablet monitor when you unpack it, but it so much more than that. If you’re planning on streaming an event like a wedding live on location, it’s the only device you need to connect to your cameras and sound equipment, so you can share it with an online audience on YouTube, Facebook, and Twitch, all at once.
This fantastic looking Monster energy drink commercial was made in a fairly easy to replicate way. Here is a behind the scenes look at what went into creating the shot.
With the increase in complexity of modern cameras, comes a disparity in the output and performance of a camera based on how it has been setup and optimized. Here is a guide to getting the most out of the new Sony video titan.
Making your footage more cinematic doesn’t mean that you’re constantly trying to make your films look like a Hollywood movie, but it does mean that there are some tried and tested techniques for making your shots more interesting and aesthetically pleasing. Here are 10 great tips from experienced filmmaker Mark Bone.
If you've every tried keying out a person you know the NLEs have improved a lot over the years. After Effects can even give you a workable cut-out without a green screen now. But what are the professional movie making folk changing to now? What's next?
Will LIDAR be the future of camera focusing? Imagine being able to use your vintage lenses that gives you a level up with a unique looking image in video with auto focus, bypassing the camera's internals and "seeing" in the dark. The DJI RS2 can do this very well now. This video shows us how we'll be able to do just that.
Many rules in photography and videography have been constant for decades. However, some of them were formed to accommodate limitations in older technology, so are they still relevant?
Where usually we can only sit in awe of a videographer's creation, this time you can learn exactly how it was done.
Shooting 4K at 120 fps is kind of a niche feature and something many may not even think about, but having it available when you need it is pretty great. Now that 4K has become more standard in the DSLR and mirrorless market, we are starting to see more cameras capable of shooting 4K at 120fps.
We've posted some of his behind the scenes videos on here before, because this director's innovative use of technology to film some of the most visually appealing commercial videos to ever hit our screens is unparalleled. Here he is, explaining how he used his robots to make a mind-bending shot of a slice of lime falling into a glass.
With the onset of the pandemic and slowdown in production, income from stock photography has become an increasingly important source of revenue for many photographers. Getty Images and iStock have recently announced a new program to provide grants to emerging photographers interested in entering the stock photography market.
Many are excited for shooting in 8K with Canon's new mirrorless, but how noticeable is it in real terms? Can you even tell the difference between footage shot in 8K and 1080p?
As drones become better and better at everything they do, it's only natural photographers and videographers alike start pushing the boundaries of what's possible. This particular boundary push is not for the faint of heart, however.
The influence video has on social media and marketing is greater than ever and still growing. Here are 11 easy trick for improving your video editing in Premiere Pro.
Brandon Li has forged a reputation for finding imaginative ways of producing professional results with limited gear. In this short video, he teaches you how to remove all of the lighting equipment from a shot by intelligent use of split screens and layers.
There are a lot of lights out there for filmmakers, but I can't say I've seen anything quite like this before.
Does it ever make sense to limit yourself to a single lens for filmmaking? Find out in this video.
As the years roll by, one constant remains in all forms of tech: consumers (and in particular, prosumers) demand more and more from equipment. One area videographers will always cast a critical eye, is low light performance.
If you’ve heard about the 180-degree rule and aren’t sure how it works — or perhaps you have a vague idea of how it works but would like to know why — check out this short video from filmmaker and educator Mark Bone.
During World War I, French astronomer Henri Chrétien developed a wide-angle viewer for tank operators, enabling the crew members to see a 180-degree view of the battleground. His invention wasn't used in the cinema until after the war in 1927 when director Claude Autant-Lara decided to use it for his film, "To Build a Fire." Sadly, this invention was only picked up again over twenty years later when Twentieth Century-Fox purchased the rights to the Cinemascope Widescreen Aspect Ratio technique.
Perhaps one of the biggest reasons that Sony has had a bad reputation for its color science is the quality of the video produced by its range of crop sensor hybrid cameras. This short video tells you how to get the best colors, all without causing the image to fall apart.
Videographers are almost spoiled for choice when it comes to run-and-gun cameras, but this Panasonic aims to take the crown.
Filming weddings is certainly a difficult specialty, with a wide range of technical and creative challenges that require great skills and the ability to improvise too. Whether you are new to the job or a seasoned pro, this fantastic video features a filmmaker discussing seven lessons he has learned about how to film a wedding.
Camera cages aren’t just for filmmakers, and now that prices have come down, is it worth considering?
Sony’s new a7S III is quite the piece of gear on paper, but how does it perform out in the real world? Videographer Matt Johnson puts it through its paces shooting a beautiful Texas wedding, complete with high temperatures, bright highlights, and dark shadows — not to mention some dim interiors and a couple of donkeys.
While modern autofocus systems have made stills work a lot easier in many ways, when it comes to video, you will often resort to different techniques, which often include manual focus. If you are new to shooting video, this great video will show you how to get proper focus using a variety of tools and techniques.
The time-lapse has been a fundamental technique in filmmaking and videography for some time, and the methods and results have simply improved consistently, year on year. Watch this comprehensive guide by the time-lapse photographer known for works like the intro sequence to the hit U.S. remake of "House of Cards".
The five pillars of cinematic exposure are not all created equally, neither are they equally weighted. Here is how you use each, which should be avoided when altering exposure, and how many people get it wrong.