We had the opportunity to chat with cinematographer Lucian Read about his work on America Divided, plus his thoughts on how to approach story as a DP.
From voice acting, to directing, to learning to love your work even on the bad days, America Young is here to tell you how it’s done. In ...
Here are five ways DPs can create an excellent relationship with the director to strengthen morale on set and produce a better quality project.
In this roundup, check out some tips for keeping your cool and shooting quality footage in bright sunlight for your next video project.
Blackmagic Design has created the Swiss Army knife of cameras, and here are the definitive reasons why you should be using it.
In this write-up, learn how you can create your own time-lapse videos using the in-camera settings for the Canon 5D Mark IV.
Super sharp footage is great when you need it, and not so great when you don't. Here's how to soften it — during production and in post.
Anamorphic lenses yield arguably the most inherently cinematic images. Now, thanks to Atlas Lens Co. and others, they're becoming more accessible.
Filmmaker Jessica Sanders chats about her short "End of the Line" and some of its amazing practical and digital VFX tricks.
In this article, we take a look at the keys to success when shooting beautiful landscape footage for your next film or video project.
The popular camera-sharing community ShareGrid is expanding into all fifty states. Here's how you can make their equipment rental model work for you.
What does "Dual Native ISO" mean, what does it do for your shots, and why would its acceptance in the film and video industries matter?
Shooting with a high-speed camera? Here's how to prep your lights, camera, and storage to get the most out of the time you spend recording.
When you’re just starting out as a filmmaker, an affordable zoom lens can be your best friend. Here are our picks for the best lenses for beginners.
Here are five creative tips and tricks for documentary filmmakers looking to capture footage of their subjects in motion.
Nothing ruins a shot like noise. Knowing what causes it and how to recognize it can save you a lot of frustration — and some useless footage.
Sure, Russian Arm systems are amazing, and we'd all love to use one, but if you don't have the budget for one, just build your own car-side ...
From expansive dolly moves to intimate handheld shots, there's a range of camera movements for every shot. But which one works best for the story?
Drone footage is everywhere, so how do you capture cinematic shots to make your project stand out? Check out our favorite tips in this video tutorial.
We examined the state of the music video production industry based on insights from a viral sensation director. Here's what we found out.
The mirrorless camera wave continues to gain momentum as Panasonic reveals two new L-mount camera models forthcoming in 2019.
Creating a Facebook video ad campaign for yourself or a client? Here are five of the most important insights to keep in mind.
Learn to unlock the potential of your Canon 5D Mark IV with this powerful, in-camera multiple-exposure photography functionality.
Blackmagic Studios announced their new RAW codec September 14th 2018, claiming it is a "next generation codec." So is it?
Close-ups have a range of uses, from comedy to horror, but as a general rule, you should use them sparingly. Here are a few reasons why.
We gathered some expert genre filmmaking advice from the filmmakers at this year's Fantastic Fest. Here's what they had to say.
When you bring a second camera operator onto your film or video shoot, be sure you communicate clearly about these five important elements.
Want to create convincing space scenes with practically created elements and effects? Download these 40+ free space textures and elements and get to work.
With over 70 action compositing elements for your videos and motion graphics, the Action Hits Toolkit has everything you need for your next action sequence.
Atmosphere can be the difference between a boring shot and an incredible one. And colored smoke is about as atmospheric as it gets.