So, you’ve got a small budget and you finally believe that the audio you capture for your project is just as important as the video, (we told you so!) but you can only purchase one mic. Shotgun mics on boom poles are the mainstay in Hollywood, but maybe you just shoot weddings in your spare time, or do a local commercial every now and then to help make ends meet. Well, here’s some pros and cons of the most common mic types, and what they’re good at: Continue reading
The Matrox VS4 card allows real-time video switching and streaming with up to four HD or SD SDI video sources while working with Telestream WireCast Pro software. Continue reading
Equipment bags and cases, like luggage, are simply too personal a decision. How am I supposed to tell you what bag you want? I can’t. Continue reading
Getting low camera angles is one sure way to engage your viewers. Using those low angles in an effective story can be a challenge, so here’s 7 tips for shooting low camera angles, hopefully they’ll get your brain working toward even more creative uses. In no particular order here are some ways to use your camera with very little clearance above a solid surface. Continue reading
In January 2012, JVC announced a sub- $5,000 hand-held camcorder—the GY-HMQ10—with native 4K-resolution, which is a little more than twice the resolution of 1080 high definition. If the GY-HMQ10 becomes popular with indie film and television producers, Sony, Panasonic and Canon might focus on budget 4K as well. Continue reading
Leading Colleges from UNESCO’s first City of Film and Bollywood have joined forces to create new learning opportunities for aspiring film makers by launching a global film school that aims to be the ‘best film school in the world’. Continue reading
Sony Creative Software has released two suite packages, Movie Studio Platinum: Visual Effects Suite 2 and Vegas™ Pro 12 Suite. Continue reading
NewTek Lightwave 3D Version 11 has just been heavily reduced at New Media. Act now to save hundreds!