Film Gear

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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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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[WATCH] All of Robert Rodriguez’s 10 Minute Film School

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Robert Rodriguez’s 10 Minute Film Schools – ALL OF THEM I’ve been a huge fan of the way writer/director Robert Rodriguez makes his films. The almost total creative control within the studio system is remarkable. Before Youtube film schools there was the 10-minute film schools on every DVD release of any Robert Rodriguez film. These 10 minute film…

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Film Gear Review: Game Changing Maxoak V-Mount Battery

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Film Gear Review: Game Changing Maxoak V-Mount Battery If you use V-mount batteries in the field for your cameras, LED lights or want a battery that acts as a power cell to charge your phone or laptop via USB connection, look no further than the Maxoak V-mount battery. We used them on “This is Meg”…

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NAB Exclusive Preview: Killer New Sigma Cine Lens Line

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NAB Exclusive Preview: Killer New Sigma Cine Lens Line I just directed This is Meg star’s Jill-Michele Meleán new Comedy Stand-Up Special and we shot it using SIGMA’s new Cine Lenses 18-35mm and 50-100mm on the Blackmagic Ursa 4.6k. My cinematographer Austin Nordell just can’t stop raving about them and I can’t tell you how…

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Learn Your Craft & Stop Worshipping Film Gear

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Learn Your Craft & Stop Worshipping Film Gear You may be wondering why this article is called Learn Your Craft & Stop Worshipping Film Gear and the reason behind it is that I feel today’s filmmakers rely more on technology than the technique of filmmaking itself. I recently wrote an article on why shot composition…

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Shutter Speed, Aperture (F Stop) & ISO Explained!

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Aperture (F Stop), Shutter Speed & ISO Explained! For beginning filmmakers and camera peeps there’s a bunch of confusion about three areas of the camera: Shutter Speed Aperture (F Stop) ISO What is Shutter Speed? Shutter Speed is one of the three pillars of cinematography, the other two being ISO and Aperture (F Stop). Shutter speed can…

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