David Fincher’s Custom RED Xenomorph Camera

David Fincher’s Custom RED Xenomorph Camera It must be nice to be David Fincher. When you have one of the leading camera companies in the world, RED Camera, designs you a custom RED Camera you are now in Stanley Kubrick territory. David Fincher has been on the RED Camera train for a while. As a thank…

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LED Light Shootout: 7 AWESOME LED Lights for Under $50

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LED Light Shootout If you have $50, then you can afford some pretty cool LED lights for your next production. Caleb Pike of DSLR Video Shooter tested a bunch of $50 (and below) LED Lights, comparing color temperature, light output, and other reasons you’d want dish out $25-$50 for an LED Light. Check out his video…

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Watch: Stanley Kubrick’s Favorite Cameras & Lenses

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Stanley Kubrick’s Favorite Cameras & Lenses I’ve always been fascinated with how some of the filmmaking masters got their start. How did they break into the business? What gear did they use on their first films? What events shaped them in the early days? As many of you know I have a love for Stanley…

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IFH 161: Building an Affordable Cinema Lens w/ Veydra Lenses’ Ryan Avery

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Veydra Mini Cinema Primes: Real Cinema Lenses You Can Afford If you’re an indie filmmaker and shoot your own stuff, the price of really good glass is generally too damn expensive and cinema-style primes lenses are totally out of reach…until now. Until recently, the most cost effective cinema-style primes lenses have been pre-existing stills lenses, which can create…

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Film Meet Art: How Famous Paintings Inspire Great Filmmakers

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Film Meet Art: How Famous Paintings Inspire Great Filmmakers We all know that many filmmakers have been inspired by famous paintings. Directors like Quentin Tarantino, Sofia Coppola, Steven Spielberg, Stanley Kubrick, Paul Thomas Anderson, Martin Scorsese and Terry Gilliam have pulled directly from the art world to create some of their masterpieces. A remarkable video essayist Vugar Efendi, has…

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John Cassavetes – The Godfather of Independent Film

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John Cassavetes – The Godfather of Independent Film What comes to your mind when you first think of the name John Cassavetes? One of his iconic films probably popped into your head, didn’t it? Cassavetes wasn’t afraid to push the envelope with his films, and many of the movies we see today owe a debt…

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How to Achieve the Film Look with Your DSLR

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How to Achieve the Film Look with Your DSLR The whole film vs digital debate has been raging on for decades now. I’m old school and LOVE the look of film but I also love the power and speed of shooting digital. What’s an indie filmmaker to do? Creating a convincing “film look” out of your…

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