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  • newFilm Convert Opens Cinematography Competition
    There is a simple rule to participate in this cinematography competition: you need to grade your film with Film Convert, a software said to convert your digital footage in the timeless and romantic look of analog film. If you do not ow…
    - 17 hours ago, 1 Oct 14, 5:01pm -
  • newBoris FX Adds Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve Support to Boris Continuum Complete and RED Product Lines
    Boris FX, the leading developer of integrated VFX and workflow technology for video and film, announces added host support for Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve to its flagship product line, Boris Continuum Complete (BCC), and to Boris RED.…
    - 18 hours ago, 1 Oct 14, 4:28pm -
  • Email Marketing For Freelancers - Why You Need A Mailing List
    I started off this series of posts last month with a look at simplified accounting for freelancers, using FreshBooks.  This month I want to talk about an incredibly powerful, yet highly underused marketing tool, the email newslette…
    - 1 day ago, 1 Oct 14, 5:42am -
  • Premiere Pro News Notes #10
    Here's another collection of news on tutorials, tips, and related tools assorted with Adobe Premiere Pro. Things have been a little slower, perhaps in anticipation of a Creative Cloud update, though paywall training courses saw several…
    - 1 day ago, 1 Oct 14, 3:56am -
  • Preparing for Cinema 4D Lite v2.0
    Adobe pre-announced many of the new features for the next version of After Effects CC 2014 at the just-passed IBC show. One of the big additions will be upgrading Cineware and Cinema 4D Lite - the 3D modeling and animation program that…
    - 1 day ago, 1 Oct 14, 12:02am -
  • Shatter glass in After Effects
    The easiest way to simulate shattered or broken glass in After Effects is with Shatter, an older 8-bit per channel plug-in that ships with After Effects. Originally developed by Brian Maffitt under the Atomic Power banner, Shatter is m…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Sep 14, 9:35pm -
  • Intel’s New Processor Speeds Up Video Rendering
    Intel's new consumer processor is not on the same league as their Xeon chips, those used in workstations, but the Haswell-E is the fastest processor many working videographers may need, at a much lower price than the Xeon costs. Rece…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Sep 14, 3:57pm -
  • Multi-screen Multicam in Final Cut Pro X
     Putting the Angle Viewer into the Timeline?That is essentially what Steve Martin from Ripple Training shows us how to do in this week's episode of MacBreak Studio. So why would you want to?When editing a multi-camera…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Sep 14, 1:02pm -
  • The Time is Now For Upgrading your Avid!
    The Time is Now For Upgrading your Avid!Videoguys by Gary BettanVideoguys has put together this little FAQ to better explain the upgrade options for Avid editorsThe Time is Now for Upgrading your Avid!At IBC this week Avid…
    - 3 days ago, 29 Sep 14, 5:33pm -
  • OFFICIAL: GoPro HERO4 Lineup Announcement!
    Beyond the leaks, rumors and speculation over the past month, we've got the official press release directly from GoPro this morning, complete with images and a great new launch video. This lineup of cameras is truly impressive and we'l…
    - 3 days ago, 29 Sep 14, 3:21pm -

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Shane Hurlbut

  • newStart Your Engines
    We all have seen the documentary style and how it looks and feels with real people. The director, Xander over at Backyard Productions, had a different idea and it was so unique and fun to shoot that I wanted to share it with all of you.
    - 19 hours ago, 1 Oct 14, 2:58pm -
  • newStart Your Engines: Creating an in the Moment Docu-Style Approach with Cheerios Protein
    We all have seen the documentary style and how it looks and feels with real people. The director, Xander over at Backyard Productions, had a different idea and it was so unique and fun to shoot that I wanted to share it with all of you.
    - 20 hours ago, 1 Oct 14, 2:54pm -
  • Julien Lasseur’s Project Greenlight Video
    Please vote for Captain Torpedo to support Julien Lasseur.
    - 7 days ago, 25 Sep 14, 5:45pm -
  • September 2014 Podcast
    This content is for members only
    - 8 days ago, 24 Sep 14, 5:23pm -
  • Behind the Scenes and Win! on the Illumination Experience Tour
    The Illumination Experience Tour is in full swing. Here is a backstage tour of the movie sets we use from Swing Vote and Crazy/Beautiful.
    - 15 days ago, 17 Sep 14, 5:30pm -
  • On Set With Shane – Day 3
    This was a very interesting day. It was our first day with Aaron Paul. He plays Cameron, who falls in love with Amanda Seyfried's character Katie.
    - 15 days ago, 17 Sep 14, 5:15pm -
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 Gear Review
    First up in our new series of gear reviews, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 with the interface unit that has the audio inputs, SDI outputs and full sized HDMI output.
    - 21 days ago, 11 Sep 14, 5:13pm -
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 – Inner Circle Review
    First up in a series of camera tests, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 with the interface unit that has the audio inputs, SDI outputs and full sized HDMI output.
    - 21 days ago, 11 Sep 14, 5:11pm -
  • Dynamic Range in Filmmaking Event in LA
    I want to let you know about a free educational event coming up this Saturday, September 13th from 2:00 to 5:00pm in San Fernando, California at Revolution Cinema Rentals, 1102 Arroyo Street
    - 24 days ago, 8 Sep 14, 6:43pm -
  • Canon 5D Act of Valor Picture Profile
    Here is a Picture Profile that I used on the Canon 5D while shooting Act of Valor. This works on both the 5D MkII and MkIII.
    - 29 days ago, 3 Sep 14, 5:42pm -
  • Film Language Basics
    When you shoot the beginning of a film, there is a huge amount of information that you have to convey to educate your audience in a short amount of time. Why? Because people want to understand the story and relate to the characters quickly. Setting u…
    - 29 days ago, 3 Sep 14, 5:07pm -
  • August 2014 Podcast
    Podcast #1, answering your questions. These are more general questions and how to get started in the business.
    - 36 days ago, 27 Aug 14, 5:56pm -
  • Leica Glass and a C500 Sensor Own the Night for Acura
    The combination of the MoVI, Canon C500, aerial drones and Leica glass was a slam dunk on this Acura commercial.
    - 36 days ago, 27 Aug 14, 5:19pm -
  • On Set With Shane – Day 2
    Day 2 lighting and MoVI adjustments
    - 43 days ago, 20 Aug 14, 5:27pm -
  • 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.
    - 43 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.
    - 49 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.
    - 50 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.
    - 50 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.
    - 52 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.
    - 56 days ago, 7 Aug 14, 8:31pm -

Philip Bloom

  • IBC 2014: Plus info on my free talks, Critics and more! Sony FS7 officially confirmed!
    Post by Philip Bloom. IBC 2014: CRITICS Day 1 from Teradek on Vimeo. IBC 2014: CRITICS Day 2 from Teradek on Vimeo. IBC 2014: CRITICS Day 3 from Teradek on Vimeo. It’s that time of year again. Well actually these shows happen around the world almos…
    - 24 days ago, 8 Sep 14, 7:12pm -
  • Everything 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…
    - 30 days 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…
    - 32 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…
    - 38 days ago, 25 Aug 14, 9:14pm -
  • Video review of the Sony A7s!!!
          If you use any photos/ Screen grabs elsewhere, please credit 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 f…
    - 57 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…
    - 64 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…
    - 65 days ago, 29 Jul 14, 6:58pm -

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…
    - 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 -


  • GoPro HERO4
    Not shown actual size.GoPro has announced their latest action camera, the HERO4, in both Black and Silver editions, along with the Hero, an entry-level GoPro. The kind folks at GoPro invited me to try…
    - 3 days ago, 29 Sep 14, 2:41pm -
  • Cameras Cameras Cameras
    Between IBC and Photokina, the past couple of weeks have seen numerous interesting camera announcements.Panasonic LX100Panasonic announced the LUMIX LX100. The name makes as much sense as camera name…
    - 6 days ago, 26 Sep 14, 4:19pm -
  • This is How You Geek Out on Cinematography
    If you're going to geek out on cinematography, this is the way to do it.In the first five minutes of this video, there's more wisdom about 4K than than can easily be found on the entire rest of the internet.What matters far more than spatial reso…
    - 14 days ago, 18 Sep 14, 12:46am -
  • Big iPhone, Little Camera
    Speaking of the Fujifilm X100T, here's one way I've been thinking about the sizes of the new iPhones announced yesterday (with the help of this printable size comparison PDF from Ars Technica).To say that any phone could be a subsitute for an APSC,…
    - 22 days ago, 10 Sep 14, 7:15pm -
  • Fujifilm X100T
    I love my X100S. Today, Fuji announced its successor, the X100T. Here's a great write-up on it by Zack Arias of The X100 series is STILL my desert island camera. I’m so happy they haven’t screwed it…
    - 22 days ago, 10 Sep 14, 6:42am -
  • Meet the New Blog, Same as the Old Blog
    A snapshot of on September 6, 2014I believe in blogging.Though it’s hard to argue with this:Most books should be magazine articles. Most articles should be blog posts. Most posts should be tweets. Most people should…
    - 23 days ago, 9 Sep 14, 9:00pm -
  • 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.…
    - 37 days ago, 26 Aug 14, 10:03pm -
  • Prolost Bespoke Vintage Presets for Lightroom
    This is a fun one.I’ve been playing with a faded, vintage look in Lightroom. With this kind of treatment, it’s often rewarding to allow yourself to be surprised by new combinations of settings, rather than buildin…
    - 48 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.
    - 77 days ago, 17 Jul 14, 9:26pm -
    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 online…
    - 79 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, b…
    - 83 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 arrive…
    - 90 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 turn…
    - 93 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 dev…
    - 97 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. Lin…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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 drank some beers and ate some Chairman Bao.We also grabbed a few test shots. Nothing too s…
    - 28 Apr 14, 7:33pm -

Studio Daily

  • newEruption at Bardabunga Volcano
    Don't miss the face-melting action in this video of eruptions in Iceland's Bardabunga volcanic system — a DJI Phantom 2 quadcopter flew close enough to the lava that it literally melted the face of its GoPro camera payload. (Watch the … more »
    - 14 hours ago, 1 Oct 14, 8:24pm -
  • newCodex Says Space Is the Final Frontier (for 4K On-Location Workflow)
    Codex said today that it had provided a 4K recording system that was "launched into space" from Cape Canaveral on September 20. The system blasted off last month on a SpaceX flight along with crew supplies, cargo, and the ISS-RapidScat … more »
    - 15 hours ago, 1 Oct 14, 7:49pm -
  • newTascam Ships DR-60DmkII DSLR Audio Recorder
    Tascam is shipping an updated "Mark II" version of its DR-60D four-channel linear PCM audio recorder designed for use with DSLRs. The DR-60DmkII has been fitted with new microphone preamps that allow up to 64dB of gain, Tascam said, compared to ……
    - 15 hours ago, 1 Oct 14, 7:10pm -
  • Eyes of Hitchcock
    The murderous gaze, the creepy stare, the wide-eyed panic; video essayist Kogonada (previously) offers them all in hyper-edited montage form for your visual delectation.
    - 2 days ago, 30 Sep 14, 8:43pm -
  • Formosa Santa Monica Opens for Business in Former POP Sound Facility
    It's official — the new Formosa Santa Monica has opened its doors in the spot vacated by POP Sound at 625 Arizona Ave.  Formosa Group said a number of former POP staffers have returned to work at Formosa, including mixers Nick … more »
    - 2 days ago, 30 Sep 14, 7:33pm -


  • 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

Brume, cailloux et métaphysique
Cast: TshawTags: animation, film, student, forest and emca
- 12 hours ago, 1 Oct 14, 10:02pm -
What is Literature for?
A short film made for the School of Life, explaining why on earth we read books and what they could do for us. It was animated by myself and Ignatz Johnson Higham. Voice over Alain de Botton Produced by I was creative director for…
- 15 hours ago, 1 Oct 14, 7:47pm -
The Bug "Function / Void" By Factory Fifteen
Ninja Tune and The Creators Project present The Bug's "Function / Void" video short, directed by Factory Fifteen in collaboration with production company and digital studio Nexus. For more on the making of the video:…
- 16 hours ago, 1 Oct 14, 6:22pm -
Chasing Light - Freerunning Short Film (4K UHD)
4K viewable here - I shot this as a personal project as, since getting an Epic I hadn't actually shot anything for myself on it... everything's shot using the Canon 50mm 1.4, Canon 16-35mm 2.8 L II and Sigma 10-20mm f3…
- 18 hours ago, 1 Oct 14, 4:40pm -
A collaboration between us and Director Barney Steel at Marshmallow laser feast. Model scanned by the amazing guys at FBFX. We created all imagery, 3d, rendering and compositing. Check out a making of here: Director : MLF 3D Scan…
- 20 hours ago, 1 Oct 14, 2:15pm -
NORWAY - A Time-Lapse Adventure Please watch in HD with good speakers for the optimal experience. You can watch it in 4K here: This is a time-lapse video resulting from a 15,000 km (almost 10,000 miles) long road trip and tens of tho…
- 2 days ago, 30 Sep 14, 10:08pm -


  • Caleb Wood: Dana Willams “One More”
    More beauty from Caleb Wood in this music video for Dana Willams’s “One More”. If you’ve been pining for Gerald Scarfe, you now have your own 21st century exploration of pistils and stamens, and it’s psychedelic and joyous. Caleb generously…
    - 1 day ago, 1 Oct 14, 5:46am -
  • The Missing Scarf
    With a boat load of awards, narration by George Takei and an excellent script, it’s no question that Eoin Duffy’s new short The Missing Scarf deserves a home here on Motionographer.
    - 3 days ago, 29 Sep 14, 12:50pm -
  • New York in Motion documentary now available on Vimeo VOD
    Graham Elliott’s “New York in Motion” is now available for rent or purchase via Vimeo’s Video on Demand service. Director/producer Graham Elliott reached out to the people behind the screens and scenes that surround us. He interviewed more th…
    - 8 days ago, 24 Sep 14, 1:55pm -
  • Playgrounds International Arts Fest 2014
    Playgrounds International Digital Arts Festival is a festival for innovative and creative digital art in the Netherlands. During the four-day festival in Amsterdam and Tilburg Playgrounds presents an impression of the latest developments in technolog…
    - 9 days ago, 23 Sep 14, 2:18pm -
  • Genndy Tartakovsky’s POPEYE Animation Test
    Genndy Tartakovsky, creator of Dexter’s Laboratory and director of Hotel Transylvania, has been hard at work with Sony Pictures Animation in bringing Popeye, the beloved spinach-eating sailor man, back to the big-screen. Inspired by the Fleischer…
    - 13 days ago, 19 Sep 14, 6:27pm -
  • See No Evil October
    Tuesday 7th October See No Evil presents an evening with design and animation super team, Found Studio.
    - 13 days ago, 19 Sep 14, 2:38pm -
  • Destiny: Mars Opening Sequence, Q&A with the Directors
    Prologue's opener for "Destiny" kicks off one of the most anticipated games of 2014. Motionographer goes deep with its co-directors, Ilya V. Abulkhanov and Simon Clowes.
    - 14 days ago, 18 Sep 14, 5:05pm -
  • Paul Trillo: Sarh “U and I”
    In the music video for Sarh’s U and I, up-and-coming filmmaker Paul Trillo explores a relationship that is one part Chris Parks fluids, one part Étienne-Jules Marey experimentation and one part man and woman chasing each other through the birth of…
    - 14 days ago, 18 Sep 14, 5:09am -
  • Matt Christensen “Rolling”
    Sometimes, you just need to smile. Hoping this whimsical film by Matt Christensen brings some joy to your hump day. Matt was kind enough to share the origins of the hero of Rolling below. What was your inspiration? I came up with the idea while watch…
    - 15 days ago, 16 Sep 14, 11:56pm -
  • Profile: Tom Rainford
    For the first in our Profile series, Motionographer's Joe Donaldson chats with UK-based Tom Rainford about his unique approach to the industry.
    - 17 days ago, 15 Sep 14, 2:00pm -

Art of the Title

  • Manhattan (2014)
    “You can't just waltz into Oppenheimer's office with some chicken scratches on a cocktail napkin!” — Glen Babbit…
    - 3 days ago, 29 Sep 14, 11:00am -
  • Cowboy (1958)
    “I thought I was gonna ride with some men. You're just a bunch of animals.” — Frank HarrisAuthor Pat Kirkham discusses the opening titles for Cowboy, from her…
    - 10 days ago, 22 Sep 14, 12:00pm -
  • The Six Million Dollar Man (1974)
    “Gentlemen, we can rebuild him. We have the technology.” — Oscar Goldman…
    - 17 days ago, 15 Sep 14, 12:00pm -


  • newOscar Winner Laurent Witz: “Long Live New York”
    Laurent Witz, who won the Best Animated Short Film Oscar earlier this year for "Mr Hublot," crafts a thoughtful and uplifting 3D piece for with the aim of raising New York state from the bottom of the organ donor ranks. [Read more]
    - 16 hours ago, 1 Oct 14, 6:53pm -
  • newPlusOne for the Eneco Toon
    Wonderfully clean and friendly art direction in this online film for Toon, a thermostat that helps you monitor/manage your energy consumption. PlusOne: "As Toon can be operated via a tablet, we chose to build the story around this. Realistic 3D,…
    - 16 hours ago, 1 Oct 14, 6:27pm -
  • newSome People are Just Born Awesome
    Digital Kitchen hits the beach with "The Hasselhoffs" for A&E. [Read more]
    - 17 hours ago, 1 Oct 14, 5:38pm -
  • Vinicius Costa: New Style Frames
    There is no mistaking the pitch work of Brooklyn-based Brazilian director/AD/illustrator/artist and co-founder of ROOF, Vinicius Costa. Each carefully crafted piece combines infinite detail and pumped-up palettes to create enigmatic and whimsical 3D…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Sep 14, 11:31am -
  • Factory Fifteen: The Bug “Function / Void”
    Nexus directors Factory Fifteen channel Brave New World and 1984 for this sweeping and VFX-heavy vision of a totalitarian dystopia for Ninja Tune artist The Bug (aka producer Kevin Martin) in collaboration with The Creator’s Project. [Read more]
    - 3 days ago, 29 Sep 14, 4:48pm -
  • Eoin Duffy’s “The Missing Scarf” with George Takei
    Vancouver-based Irish director/animator/writer Eoin Duffy swept the film fest circuit and made the Academy Awards short list with "The Missing Scarf" a 2D/3D short he describes as an "animated dark-comedy, masquerading as a classic kid-friendly moral…
    - 3 days ago, 29 Sep 14, 1:14pm -

John August

  • Last call on Scriptnotes t-shirts and brad hoodies
    Tomorrow morning, we’re placing the order for Scriptnotes Tour shirts and Brad Hoodies. Illustrated by Simon Estrada, the Scriptnotes Tour Shirt is the stadium rock band shirt made for people who listen to weekly podcasts about screenwriting (and t…
    - 1 day ago, 30 Sep 14, 10:46pm -
  • Guardians of the Galaxy’s Nicole Perlman
    Craig and John talk with Guardians co-writer Nicole Perlman about the development of this summer’s blockbuster, and her two years as part of Marvel’s in-house writing program. It’s a great look at how movies get started, and the dozens of draft…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Sep 14, 3:03pm -
  • Scriptnotes, Ep 163: Ghost — 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 163 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interes…
    - 6 days ago, 26 Sep 14, 12:12am -
  • Ghost
    Craig loves the 1990 blockbuster Ghost. John? Ditto. Written by Bruce Joel Rubin and directed by Jerry Zucker, Ghost set the template for the modern romantic drama. It was Twilight before Twilight, Titanic before Titanic. It won hearts, weekends and…
    - 9 days ago, 23 Sep 14, 3:03pm -
  • Scriptnotes, Ep 162: Luck, sequels and bus money — 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 Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenw…
    - 13 days ago, 19 Sep 14, 10:09pm -
  • On Being Somebody
    Over the last eight years, I’ve become more famous within a subset of people. Because of Scriptnotes, my voice is actually recognized as often as my face. Because of Twitter, I end up interacting with strangers much more often. And because of both…
    - 15 days ago, 17 Sep 14, 8:23pm -
  • Dressing like a screenwriter
    We've re-opened the John August Store with new shirts for Scriptnotes and Highland, plus our first ever hoodie.
    - 15 days ago, 17 Sep 14, 1:11am -
  • Luck, sequels and bus money
    This week, Craig and John tackle listener questions.
    - 16 days ago, 16 Sep 14, 3:03pm -
  • Scriptnotes, Ep 161: A Cheap Cut of Meat Soaked in Butter — 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 161 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interes…
    - 20 days ago, 12 Sep 14, 12:39am -
  • A Cheap Cut of Meat Soaked in Butter
    To celebrate the third anniversary of Scriptnotes, John and Craig invite Aline Brosh McKenna and her limitless analogies back to discuss box-office journalism, scene geography, emotional IQ and flipping the script.
    - 23 days ago, 9 Sep 14, 3:03pm -
  • Scriptnotes, Ep 160: A Screenwriter’s Guide to the End of the World — 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 160 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interes…
    - 27 days ago, 5 Sep 14, 12:36am -

Go Into The Story

  • newDaily Dialogue — October 2, 2014
    “I will not yield!” – Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939), screen play by Sidney Buchman, story by Lewis R. Foster The Daily Dialogue theme for the week: Politics. Trivia: In 1942, when a ban on American films was imposed in German-occupied Fra…
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  • newThe Business of Show — Under a Microscope
    Guest post from screenwriter Tom Benedek (Cocoon) and co-founder of Screenwriting Master Class: Business practices are evolve. But the same rules always apply. The script matters. Relationships matter. Things become hot. And then inevitably they go c…
    - 12 hours ago, 1 Oct 14, 10:00pm -
  • newMovie Trailer: “Interstellar”
    The final movie trailer for Interstellar: A featurette on the movie:
    - 13 hours ago, 1 Oct 14, 9:00pm -
  • newClassic 70s Movie: “Dog Day Afternoon?
    September is Classic 70s Movie month. Today’s guest post comes from Zach Jansen. Movie Title: Dog Day Afternoon Year: 1975 Writers: Screenplay by Frank Pierson (winner of Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay); inspired by a magazine article b…
    - 14 hours ago, 1 Oct 14, 8:00pm -
  • newSpec Script Sale: “May You Live in Interesting Times”
    Voltage Pictures acquires action spec script “May You Live in Interesting Times” written by Anthony Jaswinski. Via THR: In a similar tonal vein as Lucy, the recent Luc Besson action hit that starred Scarlett Johansson, May You Live is a female-ce…
    - 16 hours ago, 1 Oct 14, 6:00pm -
  • newMovie Trailer: “Exodus: Gods and Kings”
    Screenplay by Steven Zaillian, screen story by Bill Collage & Adam Cooper An account of Moses’ hand in leading the Israelite slaves out of Egypt. IMDB Release Date: 12 December 2014 (USA)
    - 17 hours ago, 1 Oct 14, 5:00pm -
  • newGreat Scene: “Heat”
    October is Great Scene month at Go Into The Story whereby we put a spotlight on notable movie scenes, then analyze and discuss them. Their structure, themes, character dynamics. Why do they work? What are their narrative elements that elevate them to…
    - 18 hours ago, 1 Oct 14, 4:00pm -
  • newScript To Screen: “Say Anything”
    A memorable scene from Say Anything (written by Cameron Crowe): Setup: Lloyd drives over to Diane’s house to deliver a message. INT. DIANE'S HOUSE - DAY Diane is lying on her bed, upset. We hear music coming from outside. Diane lifts her head sligh…
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  • Daily Dialogue — October 1, 2014
    “Obscenity? The rich is getting richer and richer and richer while the middle class is getting more poor/ Making billions and billions and billions of bucks/ well my friend if you weren’t already rich at the start well that situation just sucks/c…
    - 1 day ago, 1 Oct 14, 10:00am -
  • Black List initiatives
    I am currently in Las Vegas to participate as a mentor in the 2nd annual Black List Screenwriters Lab in what I trust will be a transformational experience for the six screenwriters selected to workshop their original screenplays. This is, however, j…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Sep 14, 10:00pm -

Screenwriting from Iowa

  • From Wyoming to Sunset Blvd.
    “Here I am, a cowboy author in a town of 25 [Ucross] in northern Wyoming. And all of sudden, my character is on Sunset Boulevard 20 stories high. It’s a little odd.” Writer Craig Johnson Author of the Walt Longmire mystery series LA Times inte…
    - 1 day ago, 1 Oct 14, 2:09am -
  • #LongLiveLongmire
    “In terms of its wide-open, rural Wyoming setting and characters, Longmire marks a rare and welcome departure from the tired New York, DC, and LA locales where far too many such series are both set and filmed. It’s a big country out there with i…
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  • Turn Out the Lights…
    Turn out the lights, the party’s over They say that all good things must end… The Party’s Over/Willie Nelson Over the weekend Disney World closed its Studio Backlot Tour. It was a tram ride through the backlot and into a studio where tourists c…
    - 3 days ago, 29 Sep 14, 7:43pm -
  • Filmmaking Quote #41 (John Singleton)
    “Don’t go through the system. Do it yourself. Do something you believe in.” Oscar-nominated  writer/director John Singleton (Boyz in the Hood) 2013 Filmmaker Magazine article by Allan Tong Some of you weren’t even born in 1991 when John Sin…
    - 6 days ago, 26 Sep 14, 7:46pm -
  • ‘Boyhood’
    "I was just going to write an experimental novel or something, and the hands go to hit the keyboard and this idea comes fully formed." Richard Linklater on "Boyhood"
    - 7 days ago, 25 Sep 14, 6:37pm -
  • The Theater of Surgery
    “We now live in a time of endless possibility. More has been learned about the treatment of the human body in the last five years than was learned in the previous five hundred.” Dr. John W. Thackery (Clive Owen) referencing the year 1900 The Knic…
    - 8 days ago, 24 Sep 14, 2:31pm -
  • Professor/Pirate Steven Soderbergh
    "I’m not saying I’m like, ALLOWED to do this."—Steven Soderbergh
    - 9 days ago, 23 Sep 14, 6:01am -
  • ‘The greatest film ever made.’
    "To me it's the greatest film ever made, because it synthesizes everything that was found in the past, and it points the way to the future."Oscar-winning director William Friedkin
    - 10 days ago, 22 Sep 14, 7:09pm -
  • Lacrae: #1 Without a Bullet
    This has been a good week for hip-hop artist Lecrae as his new album Anomaly sits at number 1 on the Billboard album charts. Thursday night he was on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon performing with the band The Roots, and on Monday Lecrae was…
    - 12 days ago, 20 Sep 14, 8:40pm -
  • A Reluctant Hero
    “[Schindler's List] was one of the most beautiful scripts I ever read. But you know, it was only after the film came out — 21 years ago this year — that we saw the really profound effect it had on audiences. And continues to have.” Liam Neeso…
    - 13 days ago, 19 Sep 14, 2:54pm -


  • Gear 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
    - 31 days 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…
    - 65 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
    - 2 Apr 14, 2:01am -
  • 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
    - 14 Mar 14, 3:50pm -
  • 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 -


  • newHOT! GoPro HERO4 Outted: Just When You Thought It Was Safe to Get the 3+…
    There’s a reason why the cult of GoPro exists, and the company has just upped the ante with its GoPro Hero4: 4K, 120 fps (depending on resolution) and more. I think I still have the receipt somewhere for the GoPro Hero3+ Black I just bought. Not th…
    - 20 hours ago, 1 Oct 14, 1:58pm -
  • newMoonlight and the Sony A7S: Kiss Goodbye to Day for Night
    When esteemed cinematographer/educator Philip Bloom published his side-by-side comparison of what his eyes and the Sony A7S saw on a Brighton beach at night, his verdict was direct and simple: “This camera is a low light monster.” Carbon Studios…
    - 21 hours ago, 1 Oct 14, 1:30pm -
  • newSmallHD Offers Big Rebates on their Monitors through November 15
    Bigger really is better, especially when it comes to field monitors. Get up to $500 off a 7” smallHD monitor before the promotion ends. Today’s Dr. Evil “sharks with frickin’ laser beams attached to their heads” moment — and I mean that i…
    - 22 hours ago, 1 Oct 14, 12:55pm -
  • Wait a Minute: Sony A7s Only Outputs 8 Bits?
    The Sony A7s, along with the Panasonic GH4, are game-changers in the mid- to higher-priced video mirrorless/DSLR space. But hold on there, Slim: the trade-offs are just as real with these two cameras as with any other, and some of them are downright…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Sep 14, 1:55pm -
  • “Bendgate,” iOS 8 Update Fail Can’t Keep us From Ogling the iPhone 6 Camera
    You want to know why DxOMark just crowned Apple’s iPhone 6 the best smartphone camera they’ve tested? Well, yeah, you could read their review. Or you could watch this 8-minute video review by Austin Mann which – in the end – proves once again…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Sep 14, 1:50pm -

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…
    - 2 Oct 13, 1:01am -
  • 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
Cast: FreshDVTags:
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Gear in 60 Seconds - Cordvision Cine Rings 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: 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 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 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 FreshDVTags:
- 8 Oct 12, 4:26pm -

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…
    - 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 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…
    - 5 Apr 13, 5:54am -
  • 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!
    Click here to read the 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

  • Universe keeps expanding with 1.2.1 fixes and new Nvidia certified cards
    Universe keeps expanding with fixes and new Nvidia certified cards  We’re really happy and excited to see the buzz that’s been building around Universe. We’ve seen some excellent user-made work and feedback.  Thanks again to everyone who has…
    - 9 days ago, 22 Sep 14, 11:00pm -
  • OSX GateKeeper Code Signing Updates
    Hi folks - We wanted to let you know that all of our installers and standalone applications have been updated on the website in preparation for new Code Signing (GateKeeper) requirements coming in both OSX 10.9.5 (Mavericks) and OS X 10.10 (Yosemite)…
    - 15 days ago, 17 Sep 14, 3:10pm -
  • FREE UPDATE – Trapcode Particular 2.2.3 & Trapcode Sound Keys 1.2.3
    Hi folks- We have released updates to both Trapcode Particular and Sound Keys today, to address a couple of bugs we’ve been made aware of: In Particular 2.2.3, we have fixed an issue that could cause flickering in rendered output related to the Glo…
    - 15 days ago, 17 Sep 14, 3:10pm -
  • SALE | Get 20% off everything for 36 hours at Red Giant
    Miss out on the deals at IBC? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered – it’s your chance to get 20% OFF EVERYTHING in the store. That means discounts on all Suites, individual products, Guru Presets, upgrades and academic purchases. U…
    - 16 days ago, 16 Sep 14, 3:33pm -
  • SOFTWARE UPDATE: Key Correct 1.3 Adds Support for Premiere Pro
    Hey folks- Following on the heels of our Primate Keyer 5.1 update, we’ve continued to add more host applications to our Keying Suite products. We’re proud to announce that as of today, Key Correct now includes support for Adobe Premiere Pro. Bein…
    - 21 days ago, 11 Sep 14, 6:41pm -
  • UPDATE: Universe 1.2 – New Stuff, New Host and More
    Hey folks – when we released Red Giant Universe, we promised frequent updates. And in keeping that promise, today we are releasing another update to Universe, with version 1.2. Universe 1.2 brings the following new awesomeness to our library of GPU…
    - 29 days ago, 3 Sep 14, 4:40pm -
  • 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…
    - 48 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…
    - 49 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…
    - 50 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…
    - 51 days ago, 12 Aug 14, 4:06pm -

Video Copilot

  • My After Effects World Conference Visit
    I’m excited to tell you that I had a blast at this years After Effects World conference and met a lot of great people. I was also given an opportunity to do a keynote presentation which is much different than sitting behind a computer and demonstra…
    - 3 days ago, 29 Sep 14, 9:24pm -
  • Announcing Element 3D V2!
    It has been a little over 2 years since the release of Element 3D V1 and I still remember it quite vividly. I recall staying up all night before the launch, trying to get everything done. I was nervous and excited.  My son Josh had just been born…
    - 9 days ago, 23 Sep 14, 11:26am -
  • Pixel Screen Experiment!
    Here is a fun experiment I created to simulate cool LCD Pixel effects using built-in plug-ins only! It uses the Camera Lens Blur effect along with a depth map to create realistic DOF. Watch Breakdown on Youtube Download Project File (CS6) Sound FX…
    - 16 days ago, 16 Sep 14, 7:46pm -
  • After Effects World Keynote!
      I’m very excited to participate in the  upcoming After Effects World Conference this month! I’ll be presenting the Saturday evening Keynote and hopefully hanging out with everyone afterwards! It should be even more exciting than trying to cr…
    - 22 days ago, 10 Sep 14, 6:25pm -
  • 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…
    - 51 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 &…
    - 73 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…
    - 84 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…
    - 84 days ago, 9 Jul 14, 10:42pm -

AE Tuts

  • newHuman Anatomy Fundamentals: Additional Tips
    What You'll Be CreatingIn this penultimate Human Anatomy lesson, we'll look at some things that didn't fit into the main lessons but are very useful to know.A Couple of DetailsAround the ShoulderBelow you can see how the muscle lines joining the arm…
    - 1 hour ago, 2 Oct 14, 9:21am -
  • newHow to Make a Felted Wool Ball Bunting
    What You'll Be CreatingLooking for a whimsical way to decorate for your next party, or to brighten up your nursery? Give this felted wool bunting a try!SuppliesWool rovingSoapWaterEmbroidery flossNeedle1. Felting the BallsStep 1Gently pull sections f…
    - 2 hours ago, 2 Oct 14, 8:10am -
  • newUnderstanding AudioCopy and Inter-App Audio in iOS
    The Apple iPad is quickly reserving it's place among traditional and newer mobile producers alike. In this tutorial, I'll explain these two audio features inside iOS 7, and how you can get the most out of them.AudioCopyAudioCopy allows you to render…
    - 7 hours ago, 2 Oct 14, 3:00am -
  • new5 Things You'll Learn at UDE 2014
    This year the Ultimate Developer Event has returned and narrowed its focus to feature the hot topic in development: APIs. Featuring two tracks from both sides of API-first development, Building APIs and Using APIs, this one-day event follows on from…
    - 12 hours ago, 1 Oct 14, 10:51pm -
  • newWhat You'll Learn at FOWA 2014
    Future of Web Apps (FOWA.js) Boston is back again this year with a three-day conference for JavaScript developers, focusing on the newest JS frameworks and libraries and the best ways to use them. It kicks off on the 27th of October with a full day o…
    - 12 hours ago, 1 Oct 14, 10:51pm -
  • newWindows Phone 8: Pivot And Panorama
    The Windows Phone 8 platform has its own layout styles that make it stand out from any other mobile platform. These unique layouts are possible thanks to a few convenient built-in controls of the Windows Phone 8 SDK. The controls that we're going to…
    - 17 hours ago, 1 Oct 14, 5:00pm -
  • newTo the Point: Interview With Anna Dittmann
    What You'll Be CreatingAnna Dittmann's paintings are a sight to behold: ethereal portraits inspired by nature that look like they're watercolor or ink, but are in fact digital masterpieces. Anna's no stranger to Tuts+, having created a tutorial for…
    - 19 hours ago, 1 Oct 14, 3:46pm -
  • newAdding Charts to Your Site with Highcharts
    Everyone deals with data and very often it is presented in large data tables. Representing and reading through long tables on a website can be very cumbersome. Charts are good for letting people understand the change and tendency behind data. Recen…
    - 21 hours ago, 1 Oct 14, 1:00pm -
  • newBuilding a Customer Management App Using AngularJS and Laravel
    When creating a single-page app we should use some kind of framework to do some of the job for us so we can focus on the actual functionality. AngularJS fits here perfectly, because features like dynamic dependency injection and bi-directional data…
    - 21 hours ago, 1 Oct 14, 1:00pm -
  • newHow to Create CSS Animations Visually With Stylie
    Animating on the web can be easy and fun. This tutorial will show you how to use a tool called Stylie to create beautiful animations with just your mouse.CSS @keyframe animations are a powerful addition to any web developer’s tool belt.  In many c…
    - 22 hours ago, 1 Oct 14, 12:27pm -
  • Create Dimension With Gradients in This Abstract Poster Design
    What You'll Be CreatingLet's play with Linear Gradients in this abstract poster design. Fire up Adobe Illustrator (I'll be using Illustrator CC 2014) and get ready to doodle out some rainbows, curving arrows, and paisley-like splash designs.1. S…
    - 1 day ago, 1 Oct 14, 8:33am -
  • The 5 Best Features of iOS 8
    Apple's recent release of iOS 8 brings a wealth of new features to the table. It's no wonder that they already have a tremendous adoption rate. In this tutorial I'll show you the top five features, and how to get the most out of them. I will teach…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Sep 14, 9:45pm -


My Life vs GoPro

- 13 hours ago, 1 Oct 14, 9:54pm -
Interstellar Trailer 3

- 15 hours ago, 1 Oct 14, 7:52pm -
Star Wars In Three Minutes

- 15 hours ago, 1 Oct 14, 7:36pm -
Grilled Cheese Tricks

- 16 hours ago, 1 Oct 14, 6:54pm -
Shark Fight

- 16 hours ago, 1 Oct 14, 5:59pm -
Nokia 3310 Bend Test

- 17 hours ago, 1 Oct 14, 5:35pm -