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Pro Video Coalition

  • Review: RØDE NT-USB studio-grade digital microphone
    The new NT-USB from RØDE is a studio-grade digital microphone that officially works with Mac, Windows, and iPad. Unofficially, it also works with iPhone and iPod Touch. Ahead is my review, including exclusive comparative audio reco…
    - 5 days ago, 28 Aug 14, 11:34pm -
  • A Bunch of Random Hard Drive Speed Tests
    As a freelance editor I get a lot of hard drives sent to me with footage to edit. Usually all of that media is transferred off of those hard drives and onto a RAID for editing. Occasionally I might have a quick turnaround or just fixes…
    - 5 days ago, 28 Aug 14, 8:48pm -
  • SmartSound Plug-ins For Soundtrack Creation With Adobe Video Apps
    SmartSound has made some great advancements in their software plug-ins for Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects since I did my last how-to tutorial two years ago and posted here on ProVideo Coalition. I just recreated two new short vid…
    - 5 days ago, 28 Aug 14, 5:22am -
  • Professional Platforms for Sales and Marketing Videos
    Clients ask you to wear many hats. In addition to producing & editing video, you may be seen as the expert in online video distribution.Using YouTube or Vimeo Pro to host and embed videos is a pretty safe choice. Both platforms prov…
    - 5 days ago, 28 Aug 14, 2:32am -
  • Optical Kerning preference in After Effects
    Optical kerning is a newer feature in Adobe apps. If you have a tendency to forget about kerning, be sure to enable Optical kerning, even it means occasionally overriding a font's built-in kern tables.
    - 6 days ago, 27 Aug 14, 10:28pm -
  • Nearly 50% of Video Professionals in UK Never Saw 4K
    Surveys never give us the complete truth, no matter how unbiased they are, but they somehow help us to understand things better. So, when a recent survey in the United Kingdom that targeted the opinions of 100 senior production staff…
    - 6 days ago, 27 Aug 14, 7:13pm -
  • Set Scouter Aims To Help You Find The Perfect Location
    Currently in beta, Set Scouter is a new service that aims to make the location hunting process much easier by connecting filmmakers directly with property owners who are actively looking to rent places for production use.
    - 6 days ago, 27 Aug 14, 5:03pm -
  • Metabones Announces Canon EF to Micro Four Thirds Adapter
    Metabones, the fine manufacturer of lens adapters, announces a speed booster and smart adapter to use Canon EF lenses on Panasonic's GH4.  Do these adapters make the GH4 a more popular camera?
    - 7 days ago, 26 Aug 14, 11:52pm -
  • ARRI To Enable 4k Recording On The AMIRA
    In a surprise (maybe even a shock) announcement today, ARRI released a statement outlining their intention to enable 4K recording in the recently released AMIRA.
    - 7 days ago, 26 Aug 14, 8:13pm -
  • GoPro Launches New Field Guide Video Series
    GoPro's in-house production crew are the guys responsible for creating things like the Hero 3+ launch video, currently sitting at over 16 million view on YouTube.  If there's ever anything you wanted to learn about shooting with a GoP…
    - 7 days ago, 26 Aug 14, 5:55pm -

News Shooter

nofilmschool

  • newNew Blackmagic URSA 4K Footage is Simply Beautiful
    http://vimeo.com/104918710Shot by Hook — who has been involved with Blackmagic test shoots before (and now works for the company) — this footage is the first we've seen from the EF version of the new URSA 4K Cinema Camera. While the previous…
    - 52 mins ago, 2 Sep 14, 1:06pm -
  • newWhat Does a Colorist Really Do for Your Films? This Video Takes a Look
    http://vimeo.com/78788547The video above from the International Colorist Academy (which was started by Warren Eagles and Kevin Shaw) does a great job explaining what colorists actually do. Colorists are often the last thing people think about o…
    - 9 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 4:47am -
  • newMetabones Just Made the Speed Booster Even Better
    The Metabones Speed Booster, a device first announced close to two years ago, not only reduces the effect of crop factors on smaller sensors, but provides shooters an extra stop of light. Now Metabones has just announced the Speed Booster ULTRA, whic…
    - 17 hours ago, 1 Sep 14, 9:22pm -
  • newStep Inside the Cutting Edge Tour: Let SNL Editor Adam Epstein Take You to School
    Here at No Film School, we love us some Saturday Night Live, and we’ve had the privilege of speaking with folks from the film unit who have generously showed us the inner workings of the show, from Academy Award-nominated DP Alex Buono’s cinemato…
    - 21 hours ago, 1 Sep 14, 4:50pm -
  • Some Guy in China Wired a GoPro Inside an ENG Broadcast Camera. And It Actually Works
    http://vimeo.com/104842049News Shooter has been reporting at the BIRTV show in Beijing, and they've come across something that you have to see to believe. I've managed to put together some ridiculous rigs in my time with cameras, and will likely…
    - 1 day ago, 1 Sep 14, 3:59am -

Shane Hurlbut

  • Act of Valor: A Case Study in Out of the Box Filmmaking
    I spoke at "Adobe Tips and Flicks" in 2012 about "out of the box" filmmaking with the Canon 5D MkII on Act of Valor.
    - 13 days ago, 20 Aug 14, 5:00pm -
  • Sydney, Australia Meet Up and Talk
    I am headed to Sydney, Australia next week to speak at a Canon event on August 21, and we would also like to invite everyone to a meet up on August 20.
    - 19 days ago, 14 Aug 14, 6:19pm -
  • On Set With Shane – Day 1
    Day 1 started with with a MoVI shot, pushing in on Amanda Seyfried, who plays the character Katie in our film. We pushed in on this character as she’s having sex in a bathroom at Columbia University.
    - 20 days ago, 13 Aug 14, 5:17pm -
  • The Illumination Experience Educational Tour
    Lighting techniques and camera composition is the focus of this course tailored to open your mind in new ways. I have designed this experience to be immersive, interactive and intimate using simple techniques to build confidence with any budget.
    - 20 days ago, 13 Aug 14, 5:03pm -
  • The Music Bed Wants Your Short Film Ideas
    What I would like to tell you about today is a new contest they are running, looking for your short film ideas. Pitch your idea of a film you want to create, and the public will vote on which films they want to see.
    - 22 days ago, 11 Aug 14, 5:26pm -
  • Submit Your Podcast Questions
    Here is the place where you can ask me anything for the monthly podcast.
    - 26 days ago, 7 Aug 14, 8:31pm -
  • Blackmagic Cinema Camera: The Perfect Training Ground for Cinematographers
    The similarities of 16mm film and the Blackmagic Cinema Camera (BMCC) and why it is a great training ground for cinematographers.
    - 27 days ago, 6 Aug 14, 4:29pm -
  • The Power of Shaping Light
    If a window is within the reach of a light stand or a condor, you can blast light through it, whether it be natural light or hard or soft light that you create.
    - 27 days ago, 6 Aug 14, 2:54pm -
  • Announcing Shane’s Inner Circle
    An Exciting New Addition to the Hurlblog Many of you ha […]
    - 34 days ago, 30 Jul 14, 8:56pm -
  • GoPro: The Little Ideas That Make Them Great
    We have not seen much of the GoPro imagery where it replaces the job of a more expensive camera. That is what we will stress in this post – the small things that create the biggest impact.
    - 34 days ago, 30 Jul 14, 7:11pm -
  • Life Balance: Is It Possible?
    What are your daily rituals and how do they increase your creativity and inspiration? Creativity takes cultivation and discipline to stay on top of your game.
    - 41 days ago, 23 Jul 14, 5:01pm -
  • Independent Filmmaking – Helen Disconnected
    Budget-minded filmmaking forces you to solve your problems within limitations. However, given the importance of the visuals to engage the audience in the story, we needed creative control over every aspect of the film’s aesthetic.
    - 48 days ago, 16 Jul 14, 5:09pm -
  • Filmmaker’s Spotlight – Tenebrae Lux
    Ryan Boran is an inspiration to the indie filmmaking community, and we want to congratulate him for getting selected for this month’s Filmmakers Spotlight.
    - 55 days ago, 9 Jul 14, 8:10pm -
  • Part 2: Color Correction Made Easy
    Matching different lenses to save time during color correction.
    - 62 days ago, 2 Jul 14, 5:17pm -
  • Color Correction Made Easy
    The Spyder Datacolor is my KISS (Keep it Simple Stupid) recipe for color correction success. Many of you have asked me how I mix so many formats so seamlessly.
    - 69 days ago, 25 Jun 14, 6:53pm -
  • CineGear: On the Couch with Nino
    Watch the "On the Couch" interview Lydia and I did with Nino Leitner at Cinegear.
    - 76 days ago, 18 Jun 14, 5:07pm -
  • The New HP DreamColor: It’s all about the Color Space
    With the release of the new Z27x and the Z24x monitors, we should look at what makes these babies different from the old workhorse that served as my eyes into the DSLR color space for over five years.
    - 83 days ago, 11 Jun 14, 5:10pm -

Philip Bloom

  • newEverything You Need to Know About Codecs
    “It shoots AVCHD MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 1080P 24Mbps at 8-bit 4:2:0.” Say what?? David Kong here with another video tutorial for you, this time on codecs. I’ve found a lot of confusion and mis-information around the internet about how codecs work, ho…
    - 10 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 3:46am -
  • My slightly belated entry for this little internet craze…
    It’s been everywhere. You can read about how it came about and what ALS is and why it’s great that awareness has been raised for this disease. I had been nominated quite a few times, the first I believe by Lok from Digital Rev. I would have done…
    - 2 days ago, 31 Aug 14, 7:32pm -
  • Get your film made with #ProjectFilmSupply from The Music Bed
    The Music Bed have been a revelation for me. I adore music, and my taste is very eclectic and my collection of music rather large. It would be great to be able to use what I want on all my films, but of course it doesn’t work that way.  So when T…
    - 8 days ago, 25 Aug 14, 9:14pm -
  • Video review of the Sony A7s!!!
    If you use any photos/ Screen grabs elsewhere, please credit philipbloom.net. Thank you! Please read my ethics statement here The review is FINALLY DONE! Only 4 weeks this time, which is pretty good! There is a lot in it. Featuring footage from Brigh…
    - 27 days ago, 6 Aug 14, 8:11am -
  • How to succeed as a video journalist
    PHILIP: I have been a journalist for 25 years. 17 of those were working as a news cameraman in some bloody awful places but covering some incredibly important stories. Just how important people like Christian (who has written the guest blog post…
    - 34 days ago, 30 Jul 14, 9:28pm -
  • Every Moment Counts – Producing Content With A Tight Turnaround
     Philip: Whilst I won’t be reviewing the Nikon D810, mostly due to the absolutely lack of any free time to get it done, you can read about it and see the images from it thanks to my buddy Preston Kanak’s guest post below. My Sony A7s review is c…
    - 35 days ago, 29 Jul 14, 6:58pm -
  • New mini doc shot with the Sony FS700, Odyssey 7Q, Sony A6000 and Movi M5
    ETHICS STATEMENT: Although this shoot was for Sony and made to promote their cameras, this in no way compromises my impartiality and ethics. They hired me to make a film like any client. I have done work for most of the major camera manufacturers. I…
    - 45 days ago, 19 Jul 14, 2:45pm -
  • The no longer evolving review of the Sony A7s now with extreme low light video.
    If you use any photos/ Screen grabs elsewhere, please credit philipbloom.net. Thank you! Please read my ethics statement here EDIT: THE VIDEO REVIEW IS NOW UP ON IT’S OWN PAGE HERE! With my GH4 review only just out, I am already started on my next…
    - 61 days ago, 3 Jul 14, 6:16pm -
  • NOW WITH VIDEO REVIEW! The no longer evolving GH4 review!
    UPDATE: 30th June 2014 Do make sure you read the rest of the post not just the video review that I have finally put up! Was it worth the wait? Only you can decide. I don’t cover everything. There is too much for a video review. As it is it’s almo…
    - 64 days ago, 30 Jun 14, 6:34am -
  • Canon EF to BMPCC Active Metabones Speed Booster!!
    Written by James Miller Joining the two passive (Nikon G and Leica R) Speed Booster adapters for the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera is the long awaited Canon EF to BMPCC Active Speed Booster. Priced at USD659 it should be available by the end of Jun…
    - 73 days ago, 21 Jun 14, 11:43am -

Vincent LaForet

  • Directing Motion Halfway point: DOWNLOAD Available
    First off, apologies for all of the promo of the Directing Motion Tour, but as you can imagine this has been an all-consuming process for me for the past 6 months or so and I’m extremely proud of the results. Simply put, the reaction has been prett…
    - 87 days ago, 7 Jun 14, 6:40pm -
  • Road Diary from #DMTour: Directing & Friendship
     Here’s the first post in a potential series on the road, most of these will be related to what we’ve been discussing with attendees on the first 8 stops of the Directing Motion Tour: Perhaps one of the most difficult things to come to terms wit…
    - 21 May 14, 8:37pm -
  • Bentley, MōVI & iPhones
     I often tell young filmmakers that the best way to learn the art of directing, is to take their iPhones and go out and shoot a sequence or short.    That way, you won’t focus on the technical restrictions of lenses, camera support etc – you f…
    - 16 May 14, 3:37pm -

prolost

  • Prolost Light Leaks for Lightroom
    Given how much fun I’ve been having with the Prolost Bespoke Vintage Presets, it was only a matter of time before I tackled something I’d always wanted to figure out—randomly-generated light leaks for Lightroom.Super fun. Available now.
    - 7 days ago, 26 Aug 14, 9:46pm -
  • Prolost Bespoke Vintage Presets for Lightroom
    This is a fun one.I’ve started playing with a faded, vintage look in Lightroom. With this kind of treatment, it’s often as useful to allow yourself to be surprised by new combinations of settings, rather than building up the look manually each…
    - 18 days ago, 15 Aug 14, 5:30pm -
  • Explore Your Creativity with Slugline
    Slugline is featured on the App Store as a part of Apple’s Explore Your Creativity promotion. Get it at half price for a limited time! Some other great apps are on sale as well.
    - 47 days ago, 17 Jul 14, 9:26pm -
  • Frame.io
    A new online video collaboration platform by some friends. Here’s what nofilmschool has to say:Collaboration is a major part of filmmaking, but sometimes it seems as though technology hasn’t quite caught up with our increasingly mobile and onl…
    - 49 days ago, 15 Jul 14, 4:38pm -
  • Prolost is Ten
    When you reach a certain age, you no longer want anyone to make a big deal of your birthday. I’m on a shoot today (for something very cool that I’ll be able to share with you soon!), and unable to wax nostalgic about the evolution of this blog,…
    - 53 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 6:20pm -
  • Sony a7S Days 1 & 2
    I’ve had the Sony a7S for two days now. I’m doing everything wrong, and loving it.If your life is boring, just order a new camera. The day it arrives, I guarantee you’ll have tons of other, non-camera-related stuff going on. My Sony a7S arriv…
    - 60 days ago, 4 Jul 14, 8:16am -
  • Mask Tracking and Color Grading in CC 2014
    The After Effects mask tracker combines with the new effects masking features in After Effects and Premiere Pro CC 2014 to enable powerful color grading on a single clip. This simplifies layering color corrections with Red Giant Colorista II and tur…
    - 63 days ago, 1 Jul 14, 6:51pm -
  • The Battle for All the Photos
    Today The Loop broke the news that Apple will (or really, did long ago) cease development of Aperture, their pro app for photo management and processing.The new Photos app will also replace iPhoto, giving users a more seamless experience on Apple…
    - 67 days ago, 27 Jun 14, 8:19pm -
  • Lightroom for Your Camera
    The Most Important New Photo App Has a Fatal FlawAdobe launched Creative Cloud 2014 today, and along with it several new mobile apps. Photoshop Mix lets you blend layers using a touch-optimized version of Photoshop’s powerful Quick Select tool. Li…
    - 76 days ago, 18 Jun 14, 11:41pm -
  • Guerrilla Filmmaking Class by Godzilla Director Gareth Edwards
    Gareth Edwards is my hero.His next film will be a Star Wars movie. His current film is Godzilla.Prior to that, he made the microbudgeted Monsters, which he shot himself on a prosumer camcorder, in Mexico, with a tiny crew.He did all the visual e…
    - 98 days ago, 27 May 14, 8:26pm -
  • A GH4 in the Hand vs. Sony a7S Preorder
    I returned my GH4 and pre-ordered a Sony a7S.It’s Not You GH4, it’s MeAfter shooting very few tests with a small handful of lenses, including full-frame glass on a Metabones speedbooster, I packed up my Panasonic GH4 and sent it back to B&H. A…
    - 16 May 14, 8:01am -
  • Oscar at 96 fps
    Dogsitting. Yard dug up for future lawn. Panasonic GH4 with Panasonic Vario 12–35 F2.8. Magic Bullet Looks 2.5 with new S-Curve tool. Ukulele.So, obvously:
    - 5 May 14, 6:28pm -
  • Vincent Laforet’s Directing Motion Tour
    I’d been trying to figure out how best to pimp my friend Vincent Laforet’s new Directing Motion workshop tour, but luckily for me, Philip Bloom has done it perfectly.31 cities all across the US, from May 6 to July 13th. If you can, go.
    - 3 May 14, 10:21pm -
  • GH4 4K and Slow Motion Samples
    My buddy Gordon Laing of Camerlabs came to town, with one of the few pre-production Panasonic GH4 bodies in hand.Naturally, we dranks some beers and ate some Chairman Bao.We also grabbed a few test shots. Nothing too special, but I thought I’d s…
    - 28 Apr 14, 7:33pm -
  • Magic Bullet Looks 2.5
    Magic Bullet Looks 2.5 is a free update from Looks 2.0, with some big changes and some meaningful small ones.20% (or 200%) FasterWe rebuilt Looks to run on the Universe GPU engine, which means it now previews and renders “over 20% faster.” But…
    - 24 Apr 14, 5:08pm -
  • Slugline Birthday Sale
    From the Slugline blog:Tomorrow marks the one year anniversary of Slugline’s launch. For Clinton and I, It’s been an amazing year of building and using the app.By far the best part of the experience has been the amazing screenwriting communi…
    - 17 Apr 14, 4:16pm -
  • Lightroom Mobile
    Adobe has released Lightroom mobile, an iPad companion app for Lightroom that syncs with your desktop catalog via Creative Cloud.Is it the mobile companion app to Lightroom I asked for two years ago? Not exactly. It’s both much more, and a little…
    - 8 Apr 14, 6:39am -
  • Slugline 1.0.6
    From the Slugline blog:Slugline 1.0.6 is available now on the App Store. This is mostly what we call a “maintenance release,” where we fix all the great bugs you found in our last big update. But we also added something kinda big, which is…
    - 27 Mar 14, 6:21pm -
  • The Frame’s the Thing
    Photo by Kenneth Lu“The most important thing in art is The Frame. For painting: literally; for other arts: figuratively—because, without this humble appliance, you can’t know where The Art stops and The Real World begins. You have to put a ‘…
    - 25 Mar 14, 11:04pm -
  • Red Giant Universe
    From the Red Giant blog:Red Giant Universe is a community that gives members access to fast and powerful free tools for editing, filmmaking, visual effects and motion design.Every tool in the Universe library of effects and transitions is GPU-acc…
    - 12 Mar 14, 4:52pm -
  • Panasonic GH4 Available for Pre-order
    The Panasonic DMC-GH4, also known as the “GH4K” for its ability to record 4K video, is available for pre-order at B&H for $1,700. UPDATE: And now Amazon as well.The YAGH breakout box is $2,000. UPDATE: Also at Amazon.A bundle of the two is $3…
    - 10 Mar 14, 7:16am -
  • Something is Coming at Red Giant
    It’s a cool day to visit redgiant.com.
    - 6 Mar 14, 5:02pm -
  • Panasonic DMC-GH4
    Panasonic has announced the DMC-GH4, their latest flagship Micro Four Thirds camera. Many video shooters loved its predecessor, the GH3—which explains why the folks are flipping out about the so-called “GH4K.” From dpreview:The real story he…
    - 8 Feb 14, 12:36am -
  • Big Slugline Update, Including a Free Trial Version
    Slugline, the screenwrting app that Clint Torres and I make, has a big update today in the Mac App Store. Lots of new features, and (finally) a free, downloadable demo:If you’ve been wanting to take Slugline for a test drive, now you can, with a…
    - 15 Jan 14, 6:47pm -
  • CES 2014: TVs You Don't Need
    I bet you have a pretty sweet TV. It’s probably big, and bright, and connected to the internet. It plays movies and TV and streams stuff and is probably paper-thin.And that’s the problem for TV manufacturers. Your TV is more than good enough. B…
    - 6 Jan 14, 8:10pm -
  • ’Twas(n’t) the Software Patent Before Christmas
    ’Twas the day before Christmas, and all through the ’netExcitement brewed for iA Writer Pro, the distractionlessest text editor yet!It promised simplicity, but a powerful workflow.And touted a new feature called Syntax Control.As folks were…
    - 26 Dec 13, 6:25pm -
  • How to Take Good Photos for Under $1,000
    Yesterday was a big family Christmas-type day. We picked out our tree, hung the lights, and visited Santa. Usually we wait in line to see Santa, but on this day he was taking a break, helping to run the merry-go-round. My son and his friend were fin…
    - 11 Dec 13, 6:34pm -
  • “Pixar’s 22 Rules of Story,” Analyzed
    Back in 2011, a Emma Coats tweeted a series of “story basics” she absorbed and distilled during her tenure as a story artist at Pixar. These tweets were aggregated by many bloggers, who tended to refer to them as “pixar story rules,” even th…
    - 4 Dec 13, 7:40pm -
  • Thanksgiving Sale at the Prolost Store
    I love Thanksgiving, because a) food, and b) my family is the good kind of crazy.So take advantage of my good spirits and save 30% on everything at the Prolost Store! Even the free stuff.That means Prolost Boardo, the badest-ass way of making an a…
    - 25 Nov 13, 6:30pm -
  • The Perils of Home Theater
    I love movies, and have always wanted a great home theater. This year I decided to build one. It’s been a daunting, exciting, and ultimately rewarding process. I’ve wanted to write about the experience of researching and installing this combinat…
    - 21 Nov 13, 11:45pm -
  • Nikon Df vs. Canon 5D Mark III vs. Fuji X100S
    Recent retro camera fashion has, refreshingly, brought back “real” camera functionality. But covering a camera with knobs and dials isn’t automatically a win.Nikon has announced the Df, a 16.2 megapixel, full-frame, retro-styled DSLR. And oop…
    - 5 Nov 13, 6:03pm -
  • Coloring M is for Marmalade
    Warning! This is a horror short. It’s all scary and stuff. Once again, you are my mom, skip this one.My buddy Gus Kreiger wrote and directed this short called M is For Marmalade, his entry into the ABC’s of Death 2 search for the 26th director…
    - 31 Oct 13, 10:29pm -
  • Run Like Hell
    Run Like Hell is a hilarious feature screenplay inspired by the cult classic video game. Producer Adrian Askarieh and I want to get this movie made, so we teamed up with Red Giant Films to create this short teaser. Watch for the link to the behind-t…
    - 24 Oct 13, 4:00pm -
  • Bias in the Negative
    An interesting article in the Washington Post explores how we’re seeing dark skin in movies more accurately—and beautifully—than ever before.As “12 Years a Slave” director Steve McQueen said in Toronto after the film’s premiere there,…
    - 21 Oct 13, 11:13pm -
  • M is for Marmalade—Watch and Vote!
    Warning! This is a horror short. It’s all scary and stuff. If you are my mom, don’t watch.I did the color grading for this creepy, wonderful horror short by Gus Krieger. It’s an entry in the ABC’s of Death 2 search for the 26th director com…
    - 14 Oct 13, 4:32pm -

Studio Daily

  • Director James Marcus Haney on No Cameras Allowed
    James Marcus Haney's slightly wide-eyed yet big-hearted world view in the documentary No Cameras Allowed is infectious, mostly because the young filmmaker has also captured the true spirit of the music festivals he gate-crashes to attend, with and…
    - 4 days ago, 29 Aug 14, 8:38pm -
  • LaCie Ships 8big Rack System with 48 TB in 1RU over Thunderbolt
    LaCie shipped the 8big Rack Thunderbolt 2 storage system originally announced at NAB. Using eight of Seagate's new 6 TB hard disks, the system provides up to 48 TB of storage capacity at speeds of up to 1330 MB/sec over … more »
    - 4 days ago, 29 Aug 14, 5:53pm -
  • Trailer: Rosewater
    His erstwhile Daily Show comrades John Oliver and Stephen Colbert are off to HBO and CBS, respectively, but can Comedy Central's linchpin funnyman Jon Stewart make a successful transition to filmmaking? His first feature as writer and director, Rosew…
    - 4 days ago, 29 Aug 14, 3:57pm -
  • The Gap “Golf”
    With Gone Girl safely wrapped but before its inevitable Oscar campaign takes off, director David Fincher has re-emerged in the world of commercials with a four-spot salvo for The Gap, which is promoting its new "Dress Normal" motto. Our favorite ……
    - 5 days ago, 28 Aug 14, 7:30pm -
  • Review: Blackmagic Production Camera 4K
    Coming from the world of ENG/EFP, I was excited to finally get my hands on a 4K digital cinema camera that was made for motion pictures — not like still photography DSLRs that shoot beautiful video at the expense of … more »
    - 5 days ago, 28 Aug 14, 5:45pm -

FreshDV

  • NAB 2014 Coverage
    For NAB 2014, FreshDV is doing limited video coverage of the expo in association with our friends at Pro Video Coalition. PVC has a broad scope of NAB coverage for 2014, both videos articles, and Matt Jeppsen will be hosting a number of those videos…
    - 4 Apr 14, 4:31am -
  • Using the EditShare Field 2 on-location
    A review with my experience using an EditShare Field 2 on-location for a recent large project, along with a companion review by editor Scott Simmons.
    - 3 Feb 14, 6:32pm -
  • Pimp Your Rig with a Sexy Wood Grip
    KinoGrip rocks the casbah. Here’s a few words and pictures.
    - 29 Jan 14, 2:15am -

Vimeo Staff Picks

Roma
Roma is a documentary that brings to light a community that has been somewhat forgotten. Delighted to have been featured as Doc X on Dazed Digital - bit.ly/XFIRiK Directed by Sam Davis Produced by Alex Lloyd Director of Photography Chris Seager Sound…
- 39 mins ago, 2 Sep 14, 1:19pm -
AUGUST
AUGUST is the third of three films dedicated to summer. Watch the first film, JUNE, here: vimeo.com/99549742 Watch the second film, JULY, here: vimeo.com/102237482 Written & Directed by Mark Mazur Cinematography by Josh Becker Produced by Trent Hilb…
- 3 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 11:11am -
The Planets
More at andymartin.info & twitter.com/handymartian An animated short film in twelve parts. The individual planet animations are collected on their own Vimeo channel: vimeo.com/channels/theplanets And the whole project is archived at illustratedaliens…
- 21 hours ago, 1 Sep 14, 5:22pm -
On Loop
- Four in the morning, crapped out, yawning. - Royal College of Art graduation film by Christine Hooper.christinehooper.com/On-Looptwitter.com/@christinehooper Starring the vocal talents of susancalman.com (BBC Have I Got News For You, QI, Channel 4…
- 23 hours ago, 1 Sep 14, 2:28pm -
Dan Rhatigan on Ryman Eco
Monotype's Dan Rhatigan discusses Ryman Eco, the world's most beautiful sustainable font. rymaneco.co.ukCast: Grey LondonTags: Ryman, Ryman Eco, Environment, font, eco, green, typography, Monotype, Grey, Grey London, Dan Rhatigan, design,…
- 1 day ago, 1 Sep 14, 12:09pm -
Men's Health // How a Bean Becomes a Fart
Well, we've always wondered how this happens. And now we know, thanks to Men's Health Magazine asking us to bring Rami's amazing infographic to life. Open a can of beans and follow along. Client: Men's Health Magazine Creative Director: Thomas O'Qui…
- 2 days ago, 31 Aug 14, 5:24pm -

Motionographer

  • FAUX IMAGES XIII
    FAUX IMAGES XIII on September 9th, 8pm. Featuring Artificial Rome, We Think Things, Renascent. Berlin, baby.
    - 3 days ago, 30 Aug 14, 12:53pm -
  • STATE Design Creates motion 2014 Show Open
    State Design’s opener for the Motion conference features a plethora of playful vignettes executed in a clean, poppy style. Credits STATE Design Creative Director: Marcel Ziul Executive Producer: Joe Nash Producer: Tais Marcelo Art Direction: Marcel…
    - 6 days ago, 27 Aug 14, 4:33pm -
  • NYC Mograph August Meetup
    NYC Mograph’s August meetup will be Tuesday August 25th at 8pm at Sweet & Vicious. From the Facebook event page: It’s been a chilly August so far – let’s make it chillier over a few jars of frozen margaritas at Sweet & Vicious next Tuesday th…
    - 8 days ago, 25 Aug 14, 6:54pm -
  • Terminix: Death to Mosquitoes
    Dress Code does it again with this wonderful spot for Terminix. Agency: Havas Worldwide, Chicago Chief Creative Officer: Jason Peterson Creative Director / Art Director: Benny Jackson Copywriter: Beckett Short Art Director: Marisa Scime GAD: Stephen…
    - 8 days ago, 25 Aug 14, 1:00pm -
  • Cox “Out of the Blue”
    More exceptional work from Buck made by an exceptionally talented team. Directed by: BUCKExecutive Creative Director: Ryan HoneyExecutive Producer: Maurie EnochsonAssociate Creative Director: Joe MullenProducer: Emily RickardProduction Coordinator:…
    - 11 days ago, 22 Aug 14, 3:50pm -
  • Robot King
    This isn’t for everyone, but it’s definitely for me. As a child of the 80s, I grew up watching awesomely terrible animated series like “Voltron” and “Battle of the Planets.” Awkward dialogue, stiff animation and occasionally incredible 2D…
    - 12 days ago, 21 Aug 14, 3:06pm -
  • Motion design in games with Ubisoft’s Wylie Robinson
    Motion design in games? It's more important than you think. Our interview with Wylie explains why.
    - 13 days ago, 20 Aug 14, 8:44pm -
  • Guardians of The Galaxy UI Reel
    Territory’s UI reel for Guardians of the Galaxy includes some wonderful organic elements in the Milano segments that help it stand out from the usual Hollywood screen design fare. Credits Territory Credits Creative Director: David Sheldon-Hicks Mot…
    - 15 days ago, 18 Aug 14, 10:43pm -
  • OMOTE: Real-time face tracking and projection mapping
    Forget the faces of historic monuments, the new frontier of projection mapping is the faces of humans. Created by Nobumichi Asai and friends, technical details behind the process are scant at the moment. From this Tumblr post, it’s clear that step…
    - 15 days ago, 18 Aug 14, 9:06pm -
  • Men’s Health “How a Bean Becomes a Fart”
    Giant Ant strikes again for Men’s Health, this time explaining how a bean becomes a gaseous expulsion of malodorous intent (i.e. a fart). Check out their previous project for Men’s Health, “How a Protein Becomes a Muscle.” Credits Client: Men…
    - 15 days ago, 18 Aug 14, 8:34pm -

Art of the Title

  • Attack (1956)
    “Listen to me, Cooney! If you put me and my men in a wringer–if you send us out there and let us hang–I swear, I swear by all that's holy, I'll come back. I'll come back and take this grenade and shove it down your throat and pull th…
    - 1 day ago, 1 Sep 14, 12:00pm -
  • The Inner Workings

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  • Wild Style (1983)
    “I could paint three of those murals for some of that ass!” — Chico…
    - 15 days ago, 18 Aug 14, 12:00pm -

STASH

  • newSam Brown and The Mill: Guinness “Made of Black”
    The Mill's post crew help Rogue director Sam Brown highlight homegrown talent from across Africa in this spectacular centerpiece of Guinness' high-energy assault on the continent. In development for over a year and part of the global Guinness "Made o…
    - 3 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 10:47am -
  • newSmith & Foulkes: TalkTalk “The Mission”
    The first of four new TalkTalk ads thru Chi&Partners finds Nexus directors Smith & Foulkes applying their signature charm and wit to unlikely 3D heroes on an epic mission. Smith & Foulkes: “The initial idea for this spot started as a mantra sho…
    - 20 hours ago, 1 Sep 14, 6:04pm -
  • Kuntzel+Deygas: Renault Twingo
    This extended two-minute 3D animated clip for Renault's diminutive rear-engine Twingo called "Go Anywhere, Go Everywhere" shows off the signature playfulness of the directors, French visual artists Kuntzel+Deygas who you may remember as the talent be…
    - 1 day ago, 1 Sep 14, 1:19pm -
  • Steven Anderson Joins Sarofsky as Executive Producer
    Well known for broadcast and feature film title design, Sarofsky Corp. looks to boost their ad-industry business with the addition of veteran agency producer Steven Anderson as EP. [Read more]
    - 3 days ago, 30 Aug 14, 11:01am -
  • Elastic and Antibody: MTV Video Music Awards 2014
    At first glance, Patrick Clair's tasteful, minimalist and dark aesthetic seems a strange design choice for programming as crass and loud as the MTV Video Music Awards, but the contrast between packaging and content is just what this show needed to ke…
    - 4 days ago, 29 Aug 14, 11:30am -
  • Shilo Adds Director/CD Ash Thorp
    Artist, director, designer, and illustrator Ash Thorp (known for his work on Enderʼs Game, Total Recall, Prometheus, X-Men First Class, etc.) joins Shilo for global representation. [Read more]
    - 5 days ago, 28 Aug 14, 8:03pm -

John August

  • Scriptnotes, Ep 159: The Mystery of the Disappearing Articles — Transcript
    The original post for this episode can be found here. John August: Hello and welcome. My name is John August. Craig Mazin: My name is Craig Mazin. John: And this is Episode 159 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interes…
    - 5 days ago, 28 Aug 14, 11:42pm -
  • The Mystery of the Disappearing Articles
    John and Craig take a look at four new entries in the Three Page Challenge, ranging from galactic drama to medieval comedy. Along the way, they talk about the nature of one-hour teasers, trust, plausibility, and how to properly address religious auth…
    - 7 days ago, 26 Aug 14, 3:03pm -
  • Scriptnotes, Ep 158: Putting a price on it — Transcript
    The original post for this episode can be found here. John August: Hello and welcome. My name is John August. Craig Mazin: Here, man, my name is Craig Mazin. Right? John: And this is Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are inte…
    - 11 days ago, 22 Aug 14, 9:40pm -
  • On trust, drama and corporations
    The project I’m writing centers on trust. The more I think about the word and the concept of trust, the more complicated it becomes.
    - 13 days ago, 20 Aug 14, 9:50pm -
  • Less IMDb gets unbroken
    Less IMDb, our browser extension for de-cluttering IMDb pages, recently broke. Version 1.3.1 restores the magic.
    - 14 days ago, 19 Aug 14, 7:24pm -
  • Putting a price on it
    From Amazon to animation, there’s drama this week about prices for books and movies and even internships. John and Craig take a look at what happens when companies wrestle over how much things cost, and the effect it has on people trying to make a…
    - 14 days ago, 19 Aug 14, 3:03pm -
  • Texting in film and television
    Craig and I may have taken umbrage at his video about comedy directors who aren’t Edgar Wright, but Tony Zhou’s newest video looking at how filmmakers handle texting and the internet on-screen is all good. Zhou’s underlying point is that we sti…
    - 15 days ago, 19 Aug 14, 12:53am -
  • Secrets of Highland’s Dark Mode
    Highland features a robust and customizable Dark Mode, which can come in handy.
    - 15 days ago, 18 Aug 14, 11:09pm -
  • One-Star Amazon Reviews
    I've been following the Twitter feed @AmznMovieRevws, which curates some of the most inane movie reviews on Amazon, particularly the one-star variety. I was inspired to look up some for my own films.
    - 15 days ago, 18 Aug 14, 6:19pm -
  • Scriptnotes, Ep 157: Threshers, Mergers and the Top Two Boxes — Transcript
    The original post for this episode can be found here. John August: Guten Tag and willkommen. My name is John August. Craig Mazin: My name is Craig Mazin. John: And this is Episode 157 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are…
    - 18 days ago, 16 Aug 14, 12:38am -
  • No one cares about manufacturing costs
    Amazon just wants to sell books. They truly don't care how much they cost to make, and neither should we.
    - 19 days ago, 14 Aug 14, 6:04pm -

Go Into The Story

  • newDaily Dialogue — September 2, 2014
    “If you want to survive, do and say as little as possible. Tell no one who you really are and tell no one that you can read and write. Unless you want to be a dead nigger.” – 12 Years a Slave (2013), screenplay by John Ridley, based on a memoir…
    - 4 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 10:00am -
  • newTwitter Rant: Eric Heisserer on subtext
    Twitter can be a gold mine for writers. Case in point, when pro writers decide to go on a rant about the craft, such as Eric Heisserer, who occasionally will sidle up to Twitter with a libation at hand, and lay down some flat-out wisdom, 140 characte…
    - 16 hours ago, 1 Sep 14, 10:00pm -
  • new2012 Screenwriters Roundtable, Part 1: Chris Borrelli, F. Scott Frazier, Chris McCoy, Justin Rhodes, Greg Russo, John Swetnam
    As something of an elder member of the screenwriting community, one of the wonderful experiences I have had since I started the blog is to get to know dozens of writers who I think would be fair to describe as ‘Young Turks’. Not necessarily young…
    - 18 hours ago, 1 Sep 14, 8:00pm -
  • newHollywood: A Celebration of the American Silent Film (1980)
    Leave it to the wonderful Cinephilia and Beyond to find this gem: “Hollywood: A Celebration of the American Silent Film”. Hollywood: A Celebration of the American Silent Film (1980) is the definitive documentary about the American silent film ind…
    - 19 hours ago, 1 Sep 14, 7:00pm -
  • newHow Movies Synchronize the Brains of an Audience
    Reboots. Remakes. Sequels. Prequels. Franchises. And now this: Picture a movie theater, packed for the opening night of a blockbuster film. Hundreds of strangers sit next to each other, transfixed. They tend to blink at the same time. Even their brai…
    - 20 hours ago, 1 Sep 14, 6:00pm -
  • newMovie Trailer: “Felony”
    Written by Joel Edgerton Three male detectives become embroiled in a tense struggle after a tragic accident that leaves a child in a coma. One is guilty of a crime, one will try to cover it up, and the other attempts to expose it. How far will these…
    - 21 hours ago, 1 Sep 14, 5:00pm -
  • newClassic 70s Movie: “The Conversation”
    May is Classic 70s Movie month. Today’s guest post comes from Jon Raymond. Movie Title: The Conversation Year: 1974 (It was written in the mid sixties) Writer: Francis Ford Coppola Lead Actors: Gene Hackman. John Cazale, Alan Garfield, Fred Forest,…
    - 22 hours ago, 1 Sep 14, 4:00pm -
  • newOn Writing
    “Everybody walks past a thousand story ideas every day. The good writers are the ones who see five or six of them. Most people don’t see any.” – Orson Scott Card
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  • Daily Dialogue — September 1, 2014
    Gaear Grimsrud: Unguent. Carl Showalter: What? Gaear Grimsrud: I need unguent. – Fargo (1996), written by Ethan Coen & Joel Coen The Daily Dialogue theme for the week: Abduction. Today’s suggestion by Daniel Cossu. Trivia: The morning talk show h…
    - 1 day ago, 1 Sep 14, 10:00am -
  • Go Into The Story Week In Review: August 25-August 31, 2014
    Links to the week’s most notable posts: 2011 Screenwriters Roundtable: Part 1 2011 Screenwriters Roundtable: Part 2 2011 Screenwriters Roundtable: Part 3 2011 Screenwriters Roundtable: Part 4 2011 Screenwriters Roundtable: Part 5 2011 Screenwriters…
    - 2 days ago, 31 Aug 14, 10:00pm -

Screenwriting from Iowa

  • newTV vs. Feature Films (Vince Gilligan)
    "I've experienced more heartbreak in the movie business than in the TV business." Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan
    - 2 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 11:46am -
  • newA Pain in the Neck
    Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strengt…
    - 23 hours ago, 1 Sep 14, 2:52pm -
  • Writing ‘Water Cooler Moments’
    "We strive for is to create 'water cooler moments'."— 'Breaking Bad' creator Vince Gilligan
    - 4 days ago, 29 Aug 14, 9:58am -
  • Screenwriting Quote #190 (Vince Gilligan)
    "What is it people like about Darth Vader? Is it that he's so evil, or that he's so good at his job?" Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan
    - 5 days ago, 28 Aug 14, 2:51pm -
  • ‘The Anticipation of Rejection’
    “This is a business that’s based on rejection and the anticipation of rejection." Screenwriter Walter Bernstein
    - 6 days ago, 27 Aug 14, 11:09am -
  • Perseverance (Werner Herzog)
    “Perseverance has kept me going over the years. Things rarely happen overnight. Filmmakers should be prepared for many years of hard work. The sheer toil can be healthy and exhilarating. Although for many years I lived hand to mouth — sometimes…
    - 7 days ago, 26 Aug 14, 10:37am -
  • Enchantment
    “Enchantment lies in different things for each of us. For me, it is in this: to step out of the bright sunlight into the shade of orange trees; to walk under the arched canopy of their jadelike leaves; to see the long aisles of lichened trunks stre…
    - 8 days ago, 25 Aug 14, 1:10pm -
  • Postcard #81 (Lake Howell)
    “It seems to me that the earth may be borrowed, but not bought. It may be used, but not owned. It gives itself in response to love and tending, offers its sesonal flowering and fruiting. But we are tenants and not possessors, lovers, and not master…
    - 9 days ago, 25 Aug 14, 12:36am -
  • ’10 Years’
    ” I wanted to minimize the locations and there are really only four locations in the movie so we designed the production to allow us to go from one location to the next.” Writer/director Jamie Linden (10 Years) Variety article by Stuart Oldham Th…
    - 11 days ago, 22 Aug 14, 3:45pm -
  • Writing Quote #51 (Vladimir Nabokov)
    “There are three points of view from which a writer can be considered: he may be considered as a storyteller, as a teacher, and as an enchanter. A major writer combines these three — storyteller, teacher, enchanter — but it is the enchanter in…
    - 12 days ago, 21 Aug 14, 3:41am -

NextWaveDV

  • newGear Review: XUME Quick Release Lens Filter Adapters
    In this gear review, we check out the XUME Quick Release Lens Filter Adapters and how they can increase your speed on set
    - 17 hours ago, 1 Sep 14, 8:31pm -
  • Find out which Canon Lens is best in SLR Lounge’s Lens War
    I’ve been a Canon L Series lens shooter for a long time now. The optics are great and they work well with all my camera needs. That said, some lenses perform better than others and I’ve always wondered how they compare to each other. SLR Lounge h…
    - 35 days ago, 29 Jul 14, 7:32pm -
  • New Training from NextWaveDV – Video Business 3: Making the Sale
    Over three years ago we launched the first part in our Video Business training series. This was meant to help people getting started in video and both answer questions and provide new ideas for them to successfully launch a production company. Then w…
    - 24 May 14, 3:09pm -
  • Film Scene: Shooting Outdoors
    In this episode of Film Scene, we show you how we produced an ad for a podiatery clinic. We travel to the edge of a waterfall to shoot some sweeping jib shots then we trek to a stream to shoot slow-motion for a visual effects shot
    - 22 Apr 14, 7:21pm -
  • NAB Show 2014 Live Blog
    We’ve teamed up with some of the top filmmaking blogs to offer you live coverage of NAB 2014. We, along with all these other sites, will be posting about what’s new and cool. You can also find our NAB video coverage posted here. Keep this page lo…
    - 5 Apr 14, 5:02pm -
  • Tune in for NAB Show 2014 Coverage
    We’re excited to be going to Vegas for our fourth year to cover the 2014 NAB Show. Tune into the playlist below to watch our coverage starting Monday, April 7th
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  • New ruling makes commercial use of small drones for aerial video legal
    Up till now, commercial use of drones for video work has always been officially illegal. Many have tried to go around this by adding aerial footage as a bonus and never charging a client directly for it. This grey area was still risky and could resul…
    - 14 Mar 14, 5:35pm -
  • kOS Theory #3: Prop Shots and Post Tricks
    In the latest episode of kOS Theory, we show you how we used CineDrive to produce a fun promotional video for a local film festival. Watch the episode here and the end result here
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  • kOS Theory: Episode 2 – Advanced Moves
    In the second episode of kOS Theory, we showcase using the Kessler CineDrive system for doing an advanced jib, dolly and pan/tilt move. Watch the full episode here
    - 24 Feb 14, 4:06pm -
  • Film Scene: Shooting and Lighting Direct to Camera Interviews
    In this episode of Film Scene, we take you through some interview setups using the ikan IDMX1500B and IFB1024 LED lights along with the Kessler Cine Slider
    - 28 Jan 14, 6:28pm -

Planet5D

  • newA Review of Lumu – and a Case of Kickstarter-opathy
    There must be a name for what I’m going through. Kickstarter-opathy? As in: from the Latin -pathia, from Greek -patheia, from -pathēs suffering, from pathos, and from the VC-enese Kickstarter- the wildly successful crowdsourcing platform. Please t…
    - 43 mins ago, 2 Sep 14, 1:15pm -
  • newLimited Time Offer – Blackmagic Production Camera 4k at $500 Off!
    If you’re thinking about buying a Blackmagic Cinema Camera and missed that wild but very short-lived Pocket Cinema Camera promotion just over a month ago, you’ll be heartened by the news that their Blackmagic Production Camera 4K is now selling a…
    - 57 mins ago, 2 Sep 14, 1:01pm -
  • Sony F55, Blackmagic, GoPro and a RED can all play nicely together
    Every now and again, a pure signal rises above the ambient noise of most tweets. Such was the case when DP Ed David reached out to us on Twitter wondering if you, dear readers, would be interested in how he and the team got a bunch of Sony F55s, Blac…
    - 1 day ago, 1 Sep 14, 1:33pm -
  • Cinemartin announces Cinemartin Denoiser video noise reduction software
    Cinemartin sent us their announcement of their new video noise reduction called Cinemartin Denoiser, a professional video denoiser standalone software for Windows. If you’ve ever shot with a higher ISO or in a dark situation and have thought your s…
    - 3 days ago, 30 Aug 14, 1:08pm -
  • Brilliant GoPro Mashup from 178 clips as Rorshach Test
    From the music to the edits to the footage itself – wow. You want to see lives fully lived in a way unimaginable a decade ago? Just watch this four minutes and 57 seconds of personal fulfillment and joy, courtesy of GoPro, GoPro users, and Luc Berg…
    - 4 days ago, 29 Aug 14, 1:08pm -
  • Shane Hurlburt Advises “Go Backwards to Leap Forwards” with Blackmagic Cinema Camera
    Ace cinematographer Shane Hurlburt’s recent article titled “Blackmagic Cinema Camera: The Perfect Training Ground for Cinematographers” really struck a chord. I cannot recommend it too highly. In effect he is advising that we emulate the means…
    - 4 days ago, 29 Aug 14, 1:03pm -
  • Long Awaited Metabones Canon EF to Micro Four Thirds Adapters Released!
    In news sure to please owners of Canon lenses and Panasonic GH4 cameras, Metabones has at long last released its solution for attaching Canon EF glass and other EF mount lenses to micro four thirds (MFT) cameras. And the bigger news is that not just…
    - 5 days ago, 28 Aug 14, 1:55pm -
  • Kickstarter Whiz Syrp Comes to US; We Test Variable Neutral Density Filter
    High tech meets high touch in Syrp’s variable neutral density filter There’s high tech; there’s high touch; and occasionally you get both in the same product. Welcome to the world of Syrp, a New Zealand company who first came to our attention w…
    - 5 days ago, 28 Aug 14, 12:27pm -
  • New Australian Online Video Awards Showcase Moviemaking Talent
    Australians are no strangers to short movie festivals and awards. Tropfest NY is the world’s largest short film festival and it was founded by actor/director/producer John Polson over twenty years ago in a little Italian café in the inner city su…
    - 5 days ago, 28 Aug 14, 12:25pm -
  • Wherefore Art Thou, Blackmagic?
    A very cool company with an unorthodox approach chats with planet5D about customer-centricity, workflow, 4K — and that wild but short-lived Pocket Cinema Camera promotion. We recently had a chance to spend an hour with Bob Caniglia, Senior Regional…
    - 6 days ago, 27 Aug 14, 1:55pm -

Wide Open Camera

  • The Freefly MoVi M10
    Its was a great day today.  I saw the FedEx truck come to a slow roll in front of my house and I knew something amazing was about to be delivered.  It was my new Freefly Cinema MoVi M10!  I first laid eyes on the MoVi just before NAB, and I knew r…
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  • GoPro Hero 3+ Announced. Specifications and Pricing. Available Now. Video Demo
    GoPro announced the new Hero 3+ Line. The specifications were not as awesome as we had expected. No 4K 30fps but some minor improvements including battery life and less jello. Not a total loss. I’ll be trying to grab one of these for a demo. Stay t…
    - 1 Oct 13, 4:08am -
  • GoPro Hero 3 Plus Rumor Announcement. 4K And More. Leaked Photos Hero3+
      *UPDATE* Leaked Photos of Actual GoPro Hero3+ A few more leaked specifications. Improved battery by more than 20%, enhanced image sharpness and less distortion (Jello) and better WiFi. Looks like a new front end to the underwater housing. No bolts…
    - 30 Sep 13, 6:10pm -
  • iPhone 5S gets it’s first slow-motion samples
    The iPhone 5S getting 720p120 was one of the more intriguing features of the new phone. I still haven’t gotten mine, but samples of the slow-motion are popping up. BLASTmediaPR on youtube made the quintessential slow-motion sampler. I’m really ha…
    - 22 Sep 13, 9:00pm -
  • Camera News Round-Up
    Some of the latest news on cameras has been coming from all different places. Some big, some small, it’s been a big few weeks in the world of cameras! The BlackMagic Pocket Cinema Camera has been popping up all over, Jared got his hands on it and i…
    - 13 Sep 13, 9:50pm -
  • Arri Announces AMIRA. A 2K Documentary Style Camera. Under $20K
    Arri has announced the new AMIRA, a 2K documentary  style camera. This looks like one bad ass 2K camera. Plenty of great features including a blistering 200fps in full HD. Pricing has yet to be announced. Rumors are in the sub $20K range. Here is a…
    - 13 Sep 13, 2:59pm -
  • DSLR Dynamics Video Visuals Tour With Barry Andersson and Planet Mitch.
    Planet Mitch of Planet5D and Barry Andersson have teamed up to bring you the DSLR dynamics Video Visuals Tour. They have set up a sweet 15% discount for WOC viewers.  ”It is only valid until September 30th so don’t delay! You can find all of t…
    - 6 Sep 13, 3:25pm -
  • Sony 4K Handycam FDR-AX1 Sample Video.
    Here is a little sample video from the new Sony 4K Handycam FDR-AX1. It’s too bad they only show mostly landscapes and beauty shots. I would have loved to see some skin tones in this video. The new Handycam FDR-AX1 should hit the street sonn with a…
    - 6 Sep 13, 3:05pm -
  • The new age of aerial photography and FPV
    One of the hottest things outside of the Freefly MoVi at NAB this year was from a competing multi-rotor company DJI.  No it was not a camera stabilizer (although they do make them), but rather their new quad-copter the DJI Phantom.  You have all pr…
    - 4 Sep 13, 7:22pm -
  • Canon Cinema Zooms
    My good friends at Canon USA sent me the Canon 15.5-47mm T/2.8 compact cine zoom and the 14.5-60mm T/2.6 cine zoom lens to test and play with for a few weeks and here are my findings.  First off the two have a very similar focal range.  Secondly on…
    - 4 Sep 13, 5:55pm -

Gear In 60 Seconds

Gear in 60 Seconds - RØDE NTG-3 and Blimp Suspension
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Gear in 60 Seconds - Cordvision Cine Rings
cordvision.com/77mm-cine-ring-80mm-o-d/Cast: FreshDVTags: FreshDV, GearIn60, Gear In 60 Seconds, Sixty Seconds, Cine Ring, Cordvision, Cinemize, Cine Lens, Still Lens, Modify, Mod, Common Thread, Filter Thread, 77mm, 80mm and Mattebox
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Gear in 60 Seconds - Formatt Hitech Filter Holder
Full review here: freshdv.com/2013/01/gearin60-formatt.html There are a number of tools that I bring in my gear kit for almost every shoot. One of these is the Formatt Hitech Modular Holder. This is a screw-on filter tray for 4×4 filters, and I use…
- 30 Jan 13, 10:57pm -
Gear In 60 Seconds - Travel Grip Kit
My favorite way to travel with large grip gear for a small lighting kit. More info at freshdv.com/2011/07/gearin60-travel-grip.htmlCast: FreshDVTags:
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Gear In 60 Seconds - Travel Lighting Kit
My favorite budget travel LED lighting kit, and how I fly with it. More info at freshdv.com/2011/07/gearin60-travel-lighting.htmlCast: FreshDVTags:
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Gear In 60 Seconds - SmallHD DP6 (and DP4) Monitor Case
I love this little Pelican case for my SmallHD monitors. Here's how I squeeze a full DP6 monitor, accessories, and batteries into this compact, travel-able case. More info at freshdv.com/2011/08/gearin60-smallhd-case.htmlCast: FreshDVTags:
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Preston Kanak

Tom Guilmette

  • Eric Kessler & I capture stuff blowing up with Phantom v1610 at 60,000 FPS
    First of all, do not try any of this stuff at home! We had a range safety officer overseeing our production to keep everyone safe. When Eric Kessler of Kessler Crane visited me in New England for the first time, I had to find something unique to keep…
    - 95 days ago, 30 May 14, 5:05am -
  • First video Eric and I ever shot using SCUBA
    A few days ago, Eric Kessler and I finished our open water requirement to get PADI certified as SCUBA divers. I plan to shoot some unique stuff underwater in the next few years all over the world. This was something I always wanted to do and apparent…
    - 12 May 14, 5:03am -
  • Documenting a Rafting Trip with 5 GoPros, Letus Anamorphic Adapter & 2 iPhones
    A few weeks ago, Paul Reynolds and I went white water rafting down some very cold rivers in Oregon. One of these rivers, the upper McKenzie, can only be run this time of year because of the high water flow. The problem with rafting in the spring is t…
    - 12 May 14, 12:38am -
  • NAB 2014 – Come by and say hello at Kessler & Vinten booths
    I will be at NAB again this year, currently in the air on Southwest satellite WiFi, typing out some information if you are interested in joining me as I talk shop. I am really looking forward to this week. It is always nice to see all my old friends…
    - 5 Apr 14, 9:16pm -
  • Kessler CineDrive and Fastec TS4 High Speed Camera Test – A Film About Produce
    Last week I spent some time at Kessler Crane HQ in Plymouth Indiana experimenting with CineDrive. The Kessler CineDrive system is very powerful and easy to use, controlled by the kOS software on either an iPad or a laptop computer. Kessler CineDrive…
    - 3 Mar 14, 3:59am -
  • Kessler Parallax – Add a “Back-Pan” to Your Work!
    You can order Kessler Parallax by clicking here. Panning while sliding requires a lot of concentration to get perfect. If your fluid head on the slider is not smooth, or you apply to much or to little pressure to the pan, locking onto your subject is…
    - 27 Dec 13, 1:26am -
  • Updating the Firmware on Kessler CineDrive Phase 3
    I have been using the Kessler CineDrive system for many months now and it changed the way I work when adding movement to a time-lapse or preforming a repeatable camera move. For the first time ever, I have a system that uses computer driven software…
    - 20 Nov 13, 5:32am -
  • 3rd Annual Kessler Chili Cookoff – Shot on Sony F55 w/ Fujinon 13×4.5 Lens
    I am visiting the folks at Kessler Crane headquarters in Plymouth, Indiana to check out some new products they are cooking up. And when I say products, I mean tasty chili. I brought a Sony F55 into the office to document the 3rd annual Kessler Chili…
    - 31 Oct 13, 8:07pm -
  • Sony PMW-F55 High Frame Rate (HFR) 240 FPS Test
    When I bought my Sony PMW-F55 from Rule.com I knew it was going to be an amazing camera. I was looking at replacing my Red One MX digital cinema camera and needed a similar style large sensor camera that would compliment my Sony PDW-F800. I needed a…
    - 8 Oct 13, 11:20pm -
  • Thorn Mountain Maple Mini-Documentary – Shot on Sony PMW-F55 with HDx35 mkII B4 Lens Adapter
    A few years ago, I was visiting my family in Arizona. We stopped for breakfast at a local diner and I ordered pancakes. I asked the server for real maple syrup. She looked at me strangely and asked me what real syrup was. She only knew of store bough…
    - 5 Aug 13, 1:43am -
  • Capturing Content for the Extreme Mount Washington Museum
    Last December, I spent almost the entire month in New Hampshire on the top of Mount Washington, the home of the world’s worst weather. I was hired to shoot wintery, interactive content for the newly updated “Extreme Mount Washington” summit mus…
    - 26 May 13, 2:18am -
  • Balancing a Vinten tripod head and using the new blueBridge adapter
    This past April, I travelled to Las Vegas to attend and work at the National Association of Broadcasters convention (NAB). I split my time speaking to people at the event in the Vinten and Kessler booths. The tripod is one of my most important pieces…
    - 9 May 13, 8:30pm -

Timur Civan

  • Extracting the best color from your RED camera. An informal experiment.
    The ease of shooting digital is a double edged sword.  Seeing what you are getting, without delay, is    so easy and quick.  However, the simplicity of turning on the camera and getting to work, often leads to a false sense of security.  Seeing…
    - 11 Jun 13, 3:59am -
  • An Examination of: Fujinon Cabrio 19-90 T2.9
    Welcome back.  In this installment of Tstops I will be putting the Fujion Cabrio through its paces. The Cabrio represents a leap in cine optics.  I will go into why I feel this is true but first I want to talk about Fujinon Optical Division a bit…
    - 19 May 13, 9:16pm -
  • Liberation: Something Wicked this way Comes.
    I get to tease the world a bit today.Two weeks ago, I DPed a short test film for Vincent Laforet.  I cant really say too much about it, as its not officially released yet, but the only thing I can say right now is WOW.... WOW.... WOW....I dont ofte…
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  • An Examination Of: Rokinon Manual Primes
    Hello folks!In this installment of Tstops, i'm going to take a look at the Rokinon Manual Primes. A budget set of fast primes in Canon, Nikon, MFT and Pentax mount.The first and most exciting feature of these lenses is the combination of features it…
    - 9 Mar 13, 5:53pm -
  • An Examination of: Black Magic Cinema Camera
    Welcome back,I have had MANY emails requesting a review of the Black Magic Cinema Camera, (BMCC).So, I got a hold of a BMCC and spent a good 5 days with it on a production for Sesame Street.   You may remember the last time I worked with Sesame Stre…
    - 17 Feb 13, 5:50am -
  • First Look: Sony F55 4K Digital Cinema Camera
    In this installment of Tstops, I had the fortunate luck to have a few hours with a pre production Sony F55.For an indepth look at its features, please watch this video. Its long, but very detailed. Sony F55 Initial Review - Ned Soltz and Timur Civan…
    - 20 Jan 13, 10:05pm -
  • An Examination of: Duclos 11-16mm Ultra Wide Zoom
    In this installment of Tstops, i will be examining the Duclos 11-16mm T2.8 Ultra wide angle lens.  (Yes yes... i ve been promising this one for over 2 years.....)This lens, originally a still lens ment for APS-C DSLR cameras, has been "perfected"…
    - 13 Dec 12, 4:26am -
  • An Examination of: Sekonic Litemaster Pro Lightmeter
    In this installment of Tstops, I will be taking a look at my new favorite piece of kit.  Like being reunited with a long lost friend... a light meter!  More specifically the Sekonic L-478D "Litemaster Pro".The Litemaster Pro, the latest meter from…
    - 6 Dec 12, 8:51pm -
  • An Examination of: Blackmagic Hyperdeck Shuttle 2
    In this installment of Tstops, I will be looking at the Hyperdeck Shuttle 2. The new HyperDeck Shuttle 2 (HDS2) Uncompressed/Prores/DNXHD recorder, which records to off the shelf SSD's.   The HDLS "1", was an uncompressed 10bit422  recorder.  It g…
    - 30 Nov 12, 8:59pm -
  • The best tool for a DP during Pre/post Production - The iPAD 3
    In this installment of Tstops, I want to talk about productivity and efficiency leading up to your shoot.We can all go on and on about cameras, lenses, grading software and sliders till the end of time it seems...   That said, one of the many jobs…
    - 21 Sep 12, 10:26pm -
  • The Big Changes.
    I'm back!  I've taken a 3 month hiatus from blogging simply because I was so incredibly busy this spring.  This past NAB was a game changer for me, I met with some wonderful individuals, and struck up new contacts that have helped Tstop Cinema LLC…
    - 28 Jul 12, 10:14pm -
  • Examination of Sony F3 and RED Scarlet: REDUX
    In this installment, I have reshot the skin tone portion of the direct comparison.  I brought on Local600 DIT Thomas Wong to supervise the color and quality-check the results.Some interesting points were raised regarding white-balance and how it eff…
    - 20 Apr 12, 9:23am -
  • An Examination of: Sony F3 and Red Scarlet; a Direct Comparison.
    Hello everyone, thank you for reading.  In this installment I will be examining the similarities and differences of the F3 and RED Scarlet.  As an owner of a Sony F3 with sLog and a RED Scarlet, i am lucky in that i am in the positon to do a direc…
    - 8 Apr 12, 9:18am -
  • Red Scarlet: The Gateway Drug.
    I am surprised. I am surprised by how much i like the RED Scarlet.  Like is too soft a word.  I adore my RED Scarlet.  This comes as a surprise to me not because i was expecting a bad camera, i just wasn't expecting something that i would come to…
    - 17 Feb 12, 4:44pm -
  • Anticipation.
    The RED scarlet is an interesting camera.  People rushed in droves to buy an untested, brand new camera sight unseen, with no sample footage, or reviews.  Simply on RED's good name.  I too am one of those people. As the weeks wear on with no camer…
    - 21 Dec 11, 6:31am -
  • An Examination of: Small HD DP4 EVF
    Pardon my hiatus friends, thankfully i've been very busy shootin this last few months. One tool i've been using on a regular basis is what i like to call the "Light meter for the digital age".  That is to say a small, high quality monitor.  In this…
    - 6 Dec 11, 8:01am -
  • Sony F3 - sLog Testing
    Today we will be looking at sony's sLog Update for the Sony F3.  This camera represents so much imaging power in such a compact package.  The whole rig weighs in at about 17 pounds.  Roughly the same size and weight as my old SGpro REV3 setup, whe…
    - 5 Sep 11, 6:48pm -
  • An Examination of Lenses: Carl Zeiss Compact Primes MK1
    image from www.en.panalight.roSo as promised I am finally looking at something other than a Cooke. On the slate today, the Zeiss CP - 1 Set.  I chose to review the CP1's, as opposed to the CP2's for a reason. One, because i have a set of CP1's.....…
    - 14 Jul 11, 9:21am -
  • An Examination of Lenses Part III: Cooke 25-250 CineVarotal MkI T3.1
    In this installment of the Examination of Lenses series,  we will be looking at a venerable lens.  The Cooke Super Cinevarotal MKI T3.1 25-250. (Special thanks to Mike Ross who provided the lens, and i promise i will review something other than a C…
    - 6 Jun 11, 1:37pm -
  • Sony F3: First S-Log Test!
    "What Happens in Vegas Stays in Vegas"Photos by: Chris DowsettWell, not this time.  I attended the 2011 NAB conference in Las Vegas Nevada this past week.  Seeing as i never attended a NAB before, my good friends Khalid Mohtaseb and Jon Bregel sa…
    - 19 Apr 11, 6:59pm -
  • Examination of Lenses Part II: Cooke iPanchros
    Picking up where i left off with the Cooke Varotal 18-100 T3, i figured it was only fair to continue with the Cooke line.   The beauty of lenses in the digital age is that they are the last organic component in the image path.  We used to have the…
    - 6 Apr 11, 8:46am -
  • Examination of Lenses.
    The influx of the 35mm sensor cameras over the last few years has created a vacuum in the cinema lens world.   Used lens prices are sky rocketing from the demand, and many manufacturers are scrambling to get high quality, "cine" style lenses to mark…
    - 21 Mar 11, 11:18pm -
  • Read my latest article for Zacuto.com!
    Click here to read the Zacuto.com Article!Enjoy folks!
    - 15 Mar 11, 9:47pm -
  • Tstop Cinema LLC's First official production!
    This was started some months ago, but it is finally finished and ready for the world to take a peek.  I'm very proud to present the official video of the DEVImoves Workout, by Bhavani Lee.Its just a quick peek, but its a great first project for a n…
    - 2 Mar 11, 1:29am -
  • Simple resolution test of the Sony F3.
    This is a shot of a standard lens resolution chart.  It measures the resolution of lenses in lines per millimeter on the film plane. This is from the XDcam on board Codec. ISO800, with a Cooke iPanchro 50mm @ T5.6, 180 degree shutter. Cine like 1…
    - 24 Feb 11, 4:56am -

Red Giant

  • Organic Particles with Trapcode Form
    Recently, the team at MK12, an awesome design and filmmaking collective, created a beautiful piece for Semi-Permanent’s 2014′s Sydney conference. Some of my favorite motion graphics work has been done by MK12, so it’s no surprise how awesome th…
    - 18 days ago, 15 Aug 14, 4:07pm -
  • Free Trial: Take a Second Shot with BulletProof
    Hey folks – A little more than a year ago, thousands of you downloaded and installed Red Giant BulletProof 1.0, our stand-alone application for backup and review of your footage on set. At the time, BulletProof only supported a handful of cameras a…
    - 19 days ago, 14 Aug 14, 5:39pm -
  • Help Bring Red Giant to SXSW
    Hey folks – for the last few years, the team at Red Giant has been making short films and taking you behind the scenes of our work. We love sharing all of the cool stuff we (sometimes painfully) learn in the process, but we also love talking to oth…
    - 20 days ago, 13 Aug 14, 5:14pm -
  • Primatte Keyer 5.1 Adds Support for Premiere Pro, FCPX and More
    Hey folks- For a long time, you’ve been lighting up our customer service lines asking us to bring Primatte Keyer to more host applications. We didn’t want to disappoint anyone in case we couldn’t delver, so while we’ve been telling you that w…
    - 21 days ago, 12 Aug 14, 4:06pm -
  • PREVIEW: Red Giant Universe 1.2
    Hey folks – we recently release Red Giant Universe, and then quickly followed it up with Universe 1.1 – and a whole bunch of new tools. We are constantly working to add new tools to the library of effects and presets in Universe, and we wanted to…
    - 27 days ago, 6 Aug 14, 5:35pm -
  • NEW: PluralEyes 3.5, Shooter Suite 12.5 and More
    Hey folks – today we are releasing an update to our Shooter Suite, which includes new versions of PluralEyes 3.5 and Instant 4K (previously Instant HD).  New to the suite is Magic Bullet Denoiser II, our video noise reduction tool. Also included i…
    - 35 days ago, 29 Jul 14, 5:08pm -
  • SOFTWARE UPDATE: Color Suite 11.1.4 – Bug fixes
    Hey folks – We’ve just released a maintenance update for Magic Bullet Looks 2.5, which includes bug fixes and enhancements. Magic Bullet Looks 2.5.3 Magic Bullet Looks 2.5.3 solves an issue on Windows where Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2014 would period…
    - 36 days ago, 28 Jul 14, 11:43pm -
  • SOFTWARE UPDATE: PluralEyes 3.3.7 – Bug Fixes
    Hey folks – Recently Apple released an update to FCPX (version 10.1.2). At that time, PluralEyes 3 was not compatible. However, with today’s release of  PluralEyes 3.3.7 and Shooter Suite 12.4.3, PluralEyes 3 is now compatible with FCPX 10.1.2.…
    - 41 days ago, 23 Jul 14, 5:27pm -
  • SNL’s Adam Epstein & The Cutting Edge Tour
    For the last 5 years, Adam Epstein has been editing for the SNL film unit – a team that has just a couple of days to make something that looks as polished and as real as the material they are often parodying. Adam describes himself as an editor wh…
    - 47 days ago, 17 Jul 14, 3:29pm -
  • Vote for a new Transition in Universe Labs!
    Hey folks – when we launched Red Giant Universe, we asked you to take part in helping us decide what to make next. Through Universe Labs, we offered you 2 options: Compound Blur or Edge Glow. You voted for Compound Blur, and we delivered that effec…
    - 49 days ago, 15 Jul 14, 4:41pm -

Video Copilot

  • SUMMER SALE! Save 25% Instantly!
    Our Big Summer sale is on! Save 25% off all Products & Bundles! Check out the deals!    
    - 7 days ago, 26 Aug 14, 4:47pm -
  • Free Script: 3D Pre-Compose + Tutorial!
    I finally got tired of doing this manually, so we created a free script! What is this script for? The 3D Pre-Compose Script makes it easy to pre-compose 3D-aware layers by automatically copying all cameras & lights into the new comp with linked expre…
    - 21 days ago, 12 Aug 14, 7:48pm -
  • New Tutorial: Sci-Fi Weapon FX!
    In this exciting tutorial I’ll be showing you how to create various sci-fi muzzle flashes and distortion FX.  If you need to add sound FX, be sure to check out our MotionPulse sound tools! Watch on Youtube Watch on Vimeo Watch on Video Copilot &…
    - 43 days ago, 21 Jul 14, 3:14pm -
  • New Tutorial: Shockwaves in After Effects!
    You don’t want to miss this in depth tutorial! Massive tips, no extra plug-ins! Even though we offer a cool Shockwave pack for sale, this new tutorial shows you how to create an impressive shockwave effect without 3rd party plug-ins.  Of course…
    - 54 days ago, 10 Jul 14, 6:44pm -
  • Shockwaves in AE!
    Here are some cool AE shockwaves that are created 100% inside of AE without 3rd party plug-ins! Sure we have a cool Shockwave Product but we think it is nice to be able to show you how to make cool stuff for Free without having to buy something all…
    - 55 days ago, 9 Jul 14, 10:42pm -
  • Element 3D 1.6.2 Updated for AE CC 2014
    Just a quick heads up! Our Element 3D plug-in has been updated for AE CC 2014! There are a couple of important bug fixes and we recommend this update for everyone, even if you are not running CC 2014. Download E3D 1.6.2 (490)! NOTE: Typically Video…
    - 63 days ago, 1 Jul 14, 8:01pm -
  • VFX Short: Lock & Load!
    Watch on Youtube in HD Watch on Vimeo in HD Check out our new VFX short… ’cause we made it! Production Notes: Filmed on 2 separate days Shot on RED Canon Lenses: 16mm L-series plus a cool 50mm VFX: After Effects, 3DS Max, Fume FX, Rayfire Action…
    - 68 days ago, 26 Jun 14, 7:24pm -
  • New Plug-in: Color Vibrance!
    Watch on YouTube in HD Intense bright colorization can be tricky so we created a plug-in that makes it easy to achieve HOT colors instantly.  Plus it’s FREE! We even added some helpful matte tools so you can generate alpha channels from stock foot…
    - 97 days ago, 28 May 14, 3:56pm -

AE Tuts

  • newHuman Anatomy Fundamentals: Drawing Different Ages
    What You'll Be CreatingThroughout these lessons I have touched upon how age changes things in the body and particularly in the face. Here we will look at the full progression of the body and face from birth to very old age.A Few Preliminary WordsLet'…
    - 4 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 10:24am -
  • newBuilding a Logger Mixin in Sass
    In this tutorial we'll build a "logger" mixin, which outputs a flexible, informative log as CSS when Sass is compiled.Logging is the process of recording application actions and state to a secondary interface. - Code ProjectThe IdeaThe other day, Nea…
    - 5 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 9:10am -
  • newCreate Pixel Art with a Limited Palette in 10 Steps with Photoshop
    What You'll Be CreatingIn this tutorial, I'll show you how to create some 8-bit inspired icons with a limited palette, in Adobe Photoshop. However, you could easily create them in MS Paint!1. Icon Line ArtStep 1We'll be working in Adobe Photoshop C…
    - 8 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 6:13am -
  • newShould I Join a Performing Rights Organization?
    Ever wonder how performances of your songs on radio, jukebox, television, clubs, or arenas magically turn into quarterly checks made out to none other than you?The primary role of performing rights organizations (PROs) is to track and collect perfor…
    - 10 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 4:00am -
  • newCreate a Weather App on Android
    What You'll Be CreatingA lot of the popular weather apps on Google Play are either full of ads, require too many permissions, or include features that most of us never use. Wouldn't it be great if you could build your own weather app from scratch?In…
    - 21 hours ago, 1 Sep 14, 4:45pm -
  • newAdding a Custom Product Type in Magento
    Sometimes the available product types just aren’t enough. Magento has the different types pretty well covered, but there’s just situations where it simply makes more sense to have a separate product type. For me, one of those situations was when…
    - 23 hours ago, 1 Sep 14, 3:00pm -
  • An Introduction to WebDriver Using the JavaScript Bindings
    In this tutorial, we'll take a look at WebDriverJs which is a tool used for browser automation. Chrome will be used throughout however modern browsers tend to have available drivers for use with WebDriver (even mobile) so do check them out if you wi…
    - 1 day ago, 1 Sep 14, 1:00pm -
  • "What Should I Write About?" How to Generate Ideas for Your Email Marketing
    Anyone who writes as part of their job—whether that's emails, web copy or reports—has at one time sat in front of their computer and wondered "what should I write about?"At best, this question will spark ideas and you'll find words pouring from y…
    - 1 day ago, 1 Sep 14, 12:56pm -
  • Explaining the “Details” and “Summary” Elements
    Lots of JavaScript libraries are developed to give us additional interactive widgets on websites. Equally, HTML5 has also interpreted a number of popular interactive components, making them into native web features. In this post, we are going to look…
    - 1 day ago, 1 Sep 14, 12:40pm -
  • Create a Travel Bag Illustration in Adobe Illustrator
    What You'll Be CreatingFor starters you will learn how to setup a simple grid and how to create the main shapes using basic tools and effects along with some basic vector shape building techniques. Moving on you will learn how to add subtle shading a…
    - 1 day ago, 1 Sep 14, 11:15am -
  • Abstract and Colourful Close-Ups
    Abstract and colourful macro photos can look fantastic and are funto do. You don’t need to worry so much about the technical aspect of yourcamera: it’s more about expression and visual interest. In this tutorial we’lllook at some simple ways…
    - 1 day ago, 1 Sep 14, 10:27am -
  • Creatively Converting Photos to Black and White With Lightroom
    Adobe Photoshop Lightroom makes it really easy to create strong black and white images. With control, however, comes complexity. In this screencast I show how to convert your photos using Lightroom’s powerful Black and White panel.My updated, creat…
    - 3 days ago, 30 Aug 14, 1:34pm -

Devour

Cellphones Make People Flaky as F**k

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Birth Of A Shuffleboard

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Slithering Stones

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GoPro Rocket Launch

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Elders React to Oculus Rift

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If Christopher Nolan Directed The Incredibles

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