Creating the Habit of Backups

Creating a new habit isn’t easy. We all know that. And I’m not talking about major changes (like exercising more, eating better, or working less) but simple things like backing up our projects, especially when working on locations. The “I’ll do it later” or “this is not a good time” will always be there so […]

Pro Tip: Use “Search Bins” Option in Adobe Premiere

Adobe has brought significant improvements to Premiere Pro over the past couple of years, and the latest versions offer really interesting and useful features. Some of them include: Open multiple projects without importing all the assets Cineform, Phantom CINE, Canon RAW, AJA RAW, 4/5/6K+ native support GPU boost for unleashing of more codecs in real-time playback […]

Make Your Movie: How Do You Know Your Script Is Ready For Pre-Production?

We’ve talked about getting your script started, working through that second draft, what you should look for when acquiring a script, and even how to get started with pre-production. But if you’re a writer/director-type, like most of us are, how do you know for sure that the script you’ve been working on is ready to be […]

Using the 5 Zone System When Editing Your B&W Photographs w/ AdoramaTV

Learn how to use zones of light to convert color photographs to stunning, high contrast, black and white images. In this episode Mark Wallace explains his abbreviated version of Ansel Adam’s Zone System. Mark explains the five zones of exposure and demonstrates how to manipulate them using Lightroom 5. What do you think of this […]

Seamless Look of Birdman: How They Did it

Like it, love it or (in a few cases) loathe it, Birdman feels like one of the films that, when we look back years or decades from now, will come to define 2014 at the movies. With some of the best reviews of the year, and one of the best limited releases in recent memory, it […]

Compositing in After Effects vs. Nuke

To all you post-production folks out there, I caught this interesting video the other day and wondered what your take on the subject was? One commenter pointed out that “you can view the AE timeline as nodes, double-click on a layer and view it, play with multiple views, [and] lock them.” to which the poster (who claims […]

What’s New in Final Cut Pro X version 10.1.2?

Apple has announced a major upgrade to Final Cut 10. This upgrade includes the new ProRes XQ which allows for 4K and 5K compressions, formerly not allowed in a ProRes option. This is HUGE. Simultaneously, Arri has announced it’s support for the new codec to be included in their next firmware update of the Alexa XTs […]

Prizmia: Essential New App for GoPro Filmmakers

Calling All GoPro Filmmakers! We know you love GoPro as much as we do, but have you ever imagined doing so much more with it but were limited by its current features? In comes i4software, the creators behind FastCamera, to change all that. What’s more, I was recently contacted by Amanda Toney, Managing Partner at Stage32.com with an […]

Need a Camera in a Pinch? Check Out the Canon XA-25

We’d like to take a moment to explain the benefit of our new camera the Canon XA-25 (#CAXA25K). The biggest benefit of this camera is the ability to record 2 different video formats, MPEG4 and AVCHD/H.264 at 1080/60P. What does this mean? If you’re recording in Mpeg4 it’s a similar codec to that of the C100. […]

PluralEyes 3.3 Gives You a SMART START

Being an editor just got easier.  Check out the new update in PluralEyes 3.3 Red Giant says: Whether adding a small set of media files or importing multiple folders of multicam files, the new Smart Start feature in PluralEyes 3.3 intelligently organizes your media, so you can start synchronizing sooner. Add entire folders of media, while preserving folder structures and names, […]