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Aujourd’hui — 22 août 2019The Beat: A Blog by PremiumBeat

From Favreau to Scott – Filmmakers Who Changed Direction in Post

Par Rory McGregor

Much of a movie’s tone, narrative, and look are decided long before scheduling shooting, and often before writing the script — but not always.

The New and Non-Actor’s Crash Course: Part One

Par John Francis McCullagh

In the first of our two-part series, we'll cover some things you’ll need to know as an actor (or filmmaker) if you're going to be in front ...

What to Consider When Upgrading to the Pocket Cinema 6K

Par Lewis McGregor

Pocket 4K vs. Pocket 6K? This article discusses the relevancy of both — as well as the price points and specs related to each.

Interview: “The Man in the High Castle” Cinematographer Gonzalo Amat

Par Paula Goldberg

From The Man in the High Castle to Happy!, Cinematographer Gonzalo Amat shares the who, what, and why behind the production's creative choices.

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The Dolly Shot: How It Works and Why It’s Powerful

Par Charles Yeager

There's nothing more cinematic than a great dolly shot, but they're not always easy to pull off. Learn how dolly shots work technically and for storytelling, and ...

Get More Laughs With Royalty-Free Comedy Tracks

Par Scott Porter

If you're aiming for the funny bone, give your gags a boost with this curated playlist of royalty-free comedy tracks from the PremiumBeat library.

The Lost Joys of Using DIY Filmmaking Equipment

Par Lewis McGregor

We've all been there — solving production problems with creative builds on the cheap. But what else do we gain by building our own DIY equipment?

Interview: Composer Chad Cannon on the Obamas’ Higher Ground

Par Paula Goldberg

Composer Chad Cannon talks about his work, including the first project from Barack and Michelle Obama's Higher Ground Productions, American Factory.

The Dana Dolly: A Quintessential Cinematic Tool for Filmmakers

Par Tanner Shinnick

Let's take a look at what makes the Dana Dolly such a great piece of equipment — and why you might find it on the set of ...

Interview: Cinematographer Todd Banhazl Talks “Hustlers”

Par Paula Goldberg

Strippers as athletes, sexuality as a means to power — dynamic cinematographer, Todd Banhazl, discusses crafting the look of STX Entertainment’s "Hustlers."

How DPs Make the Shift from Commercials to Features and Back Again

Par Rubidium Wu

Can you develop skills shooting commercial work that'll serve you well on feature films, or do you have to start from scratch?

3 Simple Tips for Stabilizing Smartphone Videography

Par Jourdan Aldredge

Let’s take a look at some practical cinematography and editing tips that can help you create smooth, stable, and beautiful smartphone videos.

How to Hire a Film Crew for Your Next Passion Project

Par Tanner Shinnick

Hiring a film crew for your passion project? Here are four tenets to keep in mind to make sure you assemble a successful team.

Interview: “Long Gone By” Director Andrew Morgan and Star Erica Muñoz

Par Paula Goldberg

We had the opportunity to chat with filmmaker Andrew Morgan and star Erica Muñoz about "Long Gone By," a very timely and emotional drama.

Pro Tip: Exporting a Finished Video from Premiere Pro

Par Robbie Janney

Now that your edit is complete and ready for delivery, there's one step left. Exporting a finished video with Premiere Pro is a required skill in any ...

5 Documentary-Style Lenses for 5 Different Budgets

Par Tanner Shinnick

To find the perfect documentary-style lenses for your next project, we’re going to look at five of the top lenses across multiple budget ranges.

Should You Move Quickly or Take Your Time with a No-Budget Short?

Par Lewis McGregor

Hurry up and film like a crazy person, or take your time? In this article, we examine both approaches to no-budget short film production.

6 Affordable Ways to Capture Great Dolly Shots

Par Logan Baker

Don't blow your entire budget on pro equipment for a dolly shot. From cheaper options to the DIY approach, here's how to get the most bang for ...

Industry Insights: “Better Call Saul” Production Designer Judy Rhee

Par Paula Goldberg

Production designer Judy Rhee shares insight on how collaborating with others creates inspiration in the projects she designs.

How to Mount the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K on the Ronin-M

Par Lewis McGregor

Here's how you can effectively mount a Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K to the Ronin-M with the CineMilled Dovetail Plate.

Blackmagic Announces The Pocket Cinema Camera 6K – EF Mount

Par Lewis McGregor

Still waiting for your Pocket Cinema Camera 4K? Well, today, Blackmagic released the Pocket Cinema Camera 6K. Here’s what we know so far. In keeping with their ...

PG vs. R Ratings: What’s the Difference for Summer Action Films?

Par Lewis McGregor

A film's rating ensures a certain kind of audience. Here, we discuss the logic and thought process behind making a summer action film.

7 Basic After Effects Skills Every Editor Should Know

Par Jourdan Aldredge

Missing some After Effects skills? Here are some tutorials that teach all the basic knowledge you'll need for working with the program.

What to Consider When Buying Used Cameras and Gear

Par Jourdan Aldredge

Buying used gear can be a great investment, but it can also involve risks. Let's discuss which ones to take and which ones to avoid.

4 Quick, Helpful Fixes for Stimulating a Compelling Interview

Par Lyndsay Knecht

When staging an interview, there are obstacles for both the interviewer and interviewee. Here are a few tricks that can make your interview shine.

Industry Interview with John Downer of Discovery’s SERENGETI

Par Tanner Shinnick

PremiumBeat spoke with John Downer about his new nature documentary SERENGETI, following different species of animals throughout Africa. 

Ridley Scott’s Secret Weapon: The Graduated Neutral-Density Filter

Par Rubidium Wu

Capture powerful images with a signature look. In this write-up, we'll look at how a graduated ND filter can make your shots look amazing.

Pre-Production Tips: How and Why to Break Down a Script

Par Jason Boone

In this video tutorial, I go over one of the most important parts of pre-production: how to breakdown a script — as well as why it's so ...

Practical Tips for Avoiding Stress and Saving Time as a Solo Filmmaker

Par Lewis McGregor

Here are some common sense tips and methods to help you relieve stress and save time on your next adventure as a solo filmmaker.

What to Charge for Videography Projects: A Handy Guide

Par Jourdan Aldredge

Gear, travel expenses, the editing process — we discuss how to calculate just how much your video services are worth to potential clients.

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