Under $200 gets you this tiny wireless mic system which performs quite nicely
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Under $200 gets you this tiny wireless mic system which performs quite nicely
Sometimes you just need a little jib, and a lot of the time you'd rather not spend a lot. This does just that.
Sitting between the fs700 and the FS7, the FS5 is by far the smallest and lightest, but with its own tradeoffs
A chunk less in price, and some new features make this an interesting choice over the GH4
Another drone, another set of wings to fly with! This market newcommenr just might make an aerial splash
I had high hopes for this product, unfortunately mine does not work, and the manufacturer is unresponsive
Drones are all the rage, the blackbird X10 steps in with some nice features, but significant considerations.
The DVX100 has an official successor, and many will wonder why it's a fixed lens.
Up to 4.6K, and a THIRD the weight of the original URSA and Lower price!
If you've been waiting for a quality aerial video platform, this is worth a strong look
The long awaited C300 mark 2 has come out from behind the curtain
Looks like the FZ1000 and RX10 have some competition in 1inch sensor camera market
Better than pluck foam or padded dividers? Have a look!
Yes, they are two separate things, and here are some of the best articles for learning them
Photo tripods don't have bowl levels like video tripods, but when you want light and fast, this adapter will help bridge that gap
If you're new to using lavaliere mics, studying up on how to hide them on talent is a valuable thing indeed.
It's priced right, it's built well, and has a large complement of features and adjustments
If you're a documentarian, or otherwise rely on older/public domain source materiel, Pond5 just did you a huge favor
The 4k flood doors have opened. Look here for the list of cameras
They're wide, and they're fast, and my wallet is in severe danger
The Parrot attaches to the front of your lens, and uses a smartphone to display your text.
If you're a DSLR shooter, or someone just getting into audio, this is worth a strong look
Canon doesn't do bleeding edge specs, but they do refine an already great camera
These little clamps can handily attach cameras/lights/audio/more to various surfaces
It's camera season, they're all ripe and ready for order/preorder
Gopro is at it again with amping up its line of mighty little action cameras
If you're in the market for a low budget 4k DSLR, this camera is on a very short list
For a limited time, get a nice chunk off of the production 4k camera
Let's talk about how you really need to take the casting of your film a LOT more seriously.
Giulio Calisse shares a great new function in CC: The ability to use camera raw for video files!
Want half off on Blackmagic pocket? Here you go!
If you're in the market for a monitor and a recorder for 1080, this thing IS your shortlist if you're on a budget
Some obsess over pixels, is 4k just another obsession, or should you be replacing your 1080 camera?
Definitely worth a watch: "Below the Line: Grip & Electric"
It's one of the most treasured tools on a film/tv/theater production. You best get a roll (or 3)
Need to mount an umbrella? Need to angle the light? Want it to cost only 15 bucks? Keep reading.
The 1" sensor bridge camera market has been left mostly to the RX10, until now.
If you're in need of additional ways to add bits and pieces to your rig, these plates are darn useful.
Celebrities using kickstarters is a big debate, and sometimes it can get rather offensive. This article is one of those times.
Did it really need a third version? There's some interesting answers to that
If you love pixels, 4k is your golden calf. The AX100 is one of the earliest 'affordable' real 4k cameras you can get your hands on.
We've been told to expect lenses this year, and it's taken nearly half the year but we finally have some to look at!
Have you ever zoomed with a photo lens, and it went out of focus as you zoomed?
Looking for an inexpensive cage for your blackmagic (not pocket) camera? This one is about as affordable as they get, and works quite well
The bang for the buck is incredible, but so are the headaches.
Targeted at the high end consumer, it's the largest sensor point and shoot you can buy
Here Scott will give you a rundown on this essential bit of lighting/grip equipment
Acquiring new clients isn't as simple as introducing yourself, Here are few guidelines to make better client relationships
Many people think they should lower their rates so they can be more competitive, here's some other ways to look at it.
Sony RX10 review & clips
A nifty trick, it uses a regular rubber band which will improve the smoothness of your lower end tripod head
If you have 40 minutes to sit and learn, Hugh goes through a large chunk of the essentials of good filmmaking.
In this Glossary tip, we'll define what it means when someone says to pull focus, or to rack focus.
Take a look at how removing one of your tripod legs can give you this interesting motion
Plopping the camera down and hoping for the best, won't get you the best of shots.
It's dead basic, but quite effective. Don't want to shell out for a follow focus? Try this focus assist!
Listen to this seasoned writer set some things strait for aspiring writers
A shot list is a simple yet essential part of filmmaking, and you can learn how to do it in just a few minutes.
Documentaries require a different approach than typical films, and this is a great seminar on that process.
This is the first concept to learn when getting into lighting design
If you haven't watched this, and you're an aspiring actor, i'd consider it a must.
A great basics of just one of the keys to lighting
I was looking for the smallest possible on camera mic for decent scratch audio, and i finally found it.
This is a great doc which gives you a good insight into what editing is and what it is not.
If you watch just one workshop on writing, this is it. (but you should watch more too...)
These two videos should give you a clear understanding of one of the most basic principles of camera placement
Herzog implores you to exclude footage that is just too much.
Boom poles can be expensive, so here's one you can make on your own for far less.
Taking a look at one of the cheapest, lightest, most portable jibs. Does it suck?
A look at Wasabi power, a company that makes non-oem batteries.
Cheap screw on lens hoods for when matte boxes are too much
In this tutorial, we'll go over tips, techniques, and the process of finding locations for your shoot.
Set basics: What is this box? What do we need it for?
My original workhorse shotgun mic.
These are the basic tools to always keep on hand to always keep your glass clean
Got a camera with a powerless 3.5mm jack? this juices it up!
These cheap sleeves protect your camera. Buy millions of them.
It's a darn cheap tripod that's nearly all metal and comes with a respectable ballhead. What more can you want for $40?
Need to get SDI into your HDMI monitor? Here's the cheapest option
Low light comparisons of 3 iconic ISO performers.
Learning the basics of Filmmaking terminology
The camera is just one thing you need, here we'll go over what else you need.
It's a rig, it's cheap, it is quite configurable, let's have a look.
Taking a look at an affordable ultra lightweight boom pole
This all metal and rubber stabilizer is impressive for the price, let's sexy review it.
They cost a few dollars, they work with many cameras/monitors/lights, and just might save you in a time of need.
In this review we'll take a look at a matte box/sun shade for under $30.
With these cases being so inexpensive, there's really no excuse to be using the standard dinky plastic cases that come with CF/SD card retail packages
Want an inconspicuous 22" roller camera case? Here's how!
Want a cheap, simple, effective way to stabilize your handheld shots?
One of the lesser known rig types for keeping your camera steady and your body less fatigued
Light stands for ultra portable needs
In this tip, festival director Darren Levine goes over in detail how they select the entrants and winners of the NYC Filmmakers Festival.
You have nikon lenses, and you want to use them on your canon camera. No problem!
Need to store your bare drives safety? These cases do the trick.
In this product review, we'll see how the Hoodeye LCD viewfinder holds up to scrutiny.
In this quick tip we'll go over how adjusting the focus ring of your camera will affect how much of the image is in focus.
In this review we'll take a look at a nicely made follow focus unit which costs under $150
In this quick tip we'll go over just what lens filters do, and what you should look for when buying them.
In this quicktip we'll show you what those sticks are coming out of cameras, and what to look for when buying a pair for yourself
Here we'll talk a bit about codecs and some of the very basics you should know about them and how they affect your film/videos quality and size.
In this product review we'll take a look at a neat little israeli arm/mounting arm which costs barely 20 dollars.
In this quick tip we'll go over a few things to lookm for when setting out to buy a filmmaking camera, but with a fairly low budget.
In this quick tip we'll go over what a follow focus unit does and how it can help you while shooting a film/video
In this quick tip we'll go over a few raw essentials to always keep in mind when buying Compact Flash or SD cards.
In this (sort of) quick tip, we'll go over just what the crop factor is for sensor sizes, as well as how that and lenses play a role in creating the Depth Of field.
Is your image overexposed? Here in this quick tip we'll go over the various ways you can control the light coming into your camera to achieve proper exposure.
Here we'll dive into some of the primary types of lighting you might need on a film set and the pros and cons of each.
Here i'll show an absurdly inexpensive slider you can build for under $20 with common parts.
In this quick tip we'll go over just what a matte box does, and what you should look for when buying one.