The apocalypse film is a Hollywood favorite, but it's often misunderstood. Here's what the enterprising apocalypse filmmaker needs to know.
Next up from NAB, Atlas Lens Co. announced the release of their new ultra-wide 21mm anamorphic lens. Let’s take a look. One of the fastest-growing cinema lens …
From Tron to Apollo 10 ½, let’s explore the fascinating history of rotoscoping, a classic and achievable animation technique.
Capture amazing footage without the price tag. We've put together a list of stellar, affordable drones for your next filmmaking endeavor.
With tips on setting, lighting, and more, learn how to create your own green screen background—without breaking the bank.
So you want to make a fantasy movie? Here's what you need to know about working in the genre (or its sub-genres).
Parallel editing is a powerful tool for film editors. Here are some classic Hollywood examples of the technique that will show you how to pull it off.
These templates include hundreds of free elements to use in any project. Combine for even more options, and some you can use in any NLE!
So you want to make a sci-fi movie? Here's your field guide to the tricks, tropes, and tribulations of the genre.
Create that cinematic look with these movie-inspired color grading presets to use for your next video project.
Let’s go over some tips and tricks for turning your rough sketches into practical and helpful guides that you can creatively follow.
In this walkthrough, we'll cover how to use the razor tool, the ctrl+K/⌘+K shortcut, and Ripple and Trim editing techniques in Premiere Pro.
Notable filmmakers develop signature styles that we recognize. Let's look at the favorite focal lengths of a few famous directors.
February 28, 2022—DoPchoice adds smart solutions for tripling up on Astera’s game-changing Helios and Titan Tubes. Triple Tube Snapbags arrive fully-assembled in matching black pouches. They feature DoPchoice’s trademark metallic light-intensifying interiors which boost output over 50%. Three Astera tubes neatly fit within, ready to be secured with hook & loop straps. Thanks to DoPchoice’s ...
Austin Texas, March 13-16, 2022, Booth 433 Los Angeles, Calif: The ZEISS Cinematography Team will be attending and supporting this year’s South by Southwest Creative Industries Expo. Held at the Austin Convention Center March 13-16, ZEISS will participate in the southwest’s renowned entertainment industry gathering, previewing new tech at their exhibit booth, presenting a panel ...
Peacemaker is the most popular television show in the world. Here are a few reasons why its storytelling is so effective.
Let's explore how to master the art of long-form YouTube content and how to apply these methods to your next project.
A film's rating ensures a certain kind of audience. Here, we discuss the logic and thought process behind making a summer action film.
Do you need to shoot an interior location without any lighting equipment? No problem. Here's how you rise to the challenge.
Different focal lengths can completely alter and give new interpretations to your images. Let's learn the basics behind the concept.
Starts January 21, 2022 with Cinematographer’s Roundtable www.zeiss.com/cine-democenter ZEISS will kick off their 2022 virtual Film Festival Week on Friday, January 21 with an in-depth roundtable featuring six cinematographers—each with a project screening at the Park City festival. Guest cinematographers and their selected films include: Melinda James, Work; Charlotte Hornsby, Master; Alex Disenhof, ASC, Alice; Andrew ...
Improve your establishing shots—and lure your audience into the mix—with a few principles of still photography.
Let's explore what the iPhone 13's cinematic mode actually offers, and discuss how it might be suitable for your film and video project needs.
Genre conventions help film audiences know what to expect, but there's a fine line between rewarding expectations and making something truly innovative.
With 2021 coming to a close, we decided to revisit some of our favorite articles, videos, and freebies published this year.
Filmmakers can draw inspiration from a number of sources. Check out these recommendations to broaden your horizons.
Fading to black is the smoothest dissolve transition there is, but it's good for more than just endings. Let's take a look at what it can do.
After a year of working semi-consistently on YouTube, here's how my channel did, and where I see it going in the future.
Learn how to set every scene with this in-depth look at the establishing shot.
Add realistic volumetric lighting elements to your footage with this easy-to-use technique in After Effects.