In-Depth Product Demo: Get Your Hands On a New AJA CION™ Production Camera – RSVP Today

Join Adorama Pro on Wednesday, February 11th to see the launch of the highly anticipated CION™ from AJA Systems up close and personal. At the free event, an AJA product rep will take attendees through an in-depth product demo with time to get hands-on with the CION™ 4K/UltraHD and 2K/HD production camera. Click the image […]

My Absolute Worst Experiences On Set (And What They Taught Me)

I’ve worked on a few sets over the years and, as it tends to happen, you get some wonderfully inspiring as well as absolutely horrible, makes-you-rethink-your-career-choice type of experiences when you’re first starting out in the biz. Not that you’re immune to them as you gain experience and begin to work with more seasoned directors but, for […]

RAID Storage for Photographers and Filmmakers Explained

Explaining the meaning of RAID is among the most difficult concepts to describe to my students and clients. It sounds like a military term, at best, and super geeky tech talk that only mechanical engineers understand. RAID stands for Redundant Array of Independent Disks. It is a system of two or more connected hard drives […]

Lessons I’ve Learned On Set

I’ve been thinking about some small (but very valuable) lessons I’ve learned while working on set. The following list is in no particular order, however, I will say that the very first item of business in any shoot should be deciding where the camera goes. After that decision has been made, everything else falls into […]

9 Cinematography Tips For the Aspiring Filmmaker

If you’re just starting out behind the camera or just always looking to improve your craft, there’s no better way to gather knowledge than by looking to those who have been down that road before you. Cinematographers like Roger Deakins and Darius Khondji and filmmakers like Joel and Ethan Coen are great people to turn […]

Make Your Movie: 10 Steps to Tackle the Big Bad Second Draft

Congrats! You wrote a script! That’s great news and a big deal. The bad news is: you’re just getting started. There is so much more work to do now. After all, “writing is rewriting”. Every writer knows that. Unfortunately not everyone knows how important to the screenwriting process the second draft really is. It’s a lot […]

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 […]

Major New Updates from Blackmagic Design

Blackmagic Camera Update 1.8 is now available for download free of charge and updates all Blackmagic Design cameras including the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera (BMPCC), the 2.5K Blackmagic Cinema Camera (BCC) and the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K (BPC). This update is based on a completely new code base bringing these cameras’ user interfaces (UI) into line with that of the recently announced Blackmagic URSA. Other features included […]

6 Filmmaking Tips From 2 Prominent Directors

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, The Social Network, Fight Club, Se7en. The Wolf of Wall Street, The Departed, Goodfellas, Taxi Driver. The above list of great films came from two very talented and well-respected directors of our time: David Fincher and Martin Scorsese. Now, here’s a chance to learn from these amazing filmmakers.   […]

3 Filmmakers On Developing Style

Ran across this insightful post featuring the wise words of “Sixteen filmmakers from different parts of the world and different time periods […] Their words are both revealing and encouraging.”  Here are my 3 favorite from the list:   Filmmaking isn’t if you can just strap on a camera onto an actor, and steadicam, and […]