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  • The Innovative Kevin Smith Is Selling His New Movie as an NFT April 13, 2021
    Kevin Smith tests the viability of an NFT in cinema. Filmmaker Kevin Smith has always been on the frontlines of creativity. He's done it all, from making Clerks with a credit card to taking his movie, Red State, out as a roadshow. Now his new movie, Killroy Was Here, will be released as an NFT. […]
    Jason Hellerman
  • Hollywood Mourns the ArcLight and Pacific Theaters April 13, 2021
    The most beloved Hollywood theater will shutter in a pandemic closure no one saw coming. The ArcLight and Pacific Theaters announced yesterday that they were closing due to the pandemic. "After shutting our doors more than a year ago," the company said in a statement, "today we must share the difficult and sad news that […]
    Jason Hellerman
  • Cameras, Computers, and More in Flash Deals at Adorama April 13, 2021
    Big savings on iMacs, Cameras, and Lenses. Adorama has a ton of deals on the hottest items in film tech. Check some of them out below, and make sure to note the timing, because some of these deals are ending soon! First up, the deal of the day: Apple iMac 21.5", 2.3 GHz Dual-Core Intel […]
    NFS Staff
  • Is it Really a Hasselblad or Leica Camera? About Branded Smartphone Cameras April 13, 2021
    The marketing for most premium smartphones revolves around the respective camera systems, as this is the area where manufacturers can score the most points with their customers. But does a shiny Leica or Hasselblad logo next to the lens really mean you’re getting a Hasselblad camera attached to your phone? Why do you buy a […]
    Olaf von Voss
  • Why Are People So Upset about Bucky's Arm in 'Falcon and the Winter Soldier'? April 13, 2021
    Last week's The Falcon and the Winter Soldier got people pretty upset on Twitter. On Friday, a new episode of Disney+'s The Falcon and the Winter Soldier dropped, and it had everyone talking. In it, Bucky meets up with Ayo, who has been following him ever since he busted Nemo out of prison. Bucky explains […]
    Jason Hellerman
  • Ridley Scott's Longtime DP Dariusz Wolski Has War Stories April 13, 2021
    Wolski talks about his oscar-nominated work on News of the World from House of Gucci set. Dariusz Wolski has a resume as eye-popping as many of the tentpole movies he's lensed. He's been a longtime collaborator of Ridley Scott's as well as Paul Greengrass, demonstrating that Wolski can get an amazing job done in a […]
    George Edelman
  • TTArtisan 21mm F/1.5 ASPH for Mirrorless Cameras Announced April 13, 2021
    TTArtisan has recently released a couple of new versions for its TTArtisan 21mm F/1.5 ASPH lens, which is now available in Sony E, Nikon Z, Canon RF, Panasonic L-mount as well as the already available Leica-M original prime. Let’s take a closer look at this affordable, fully manual lens that covers full-frame sensors! If you’re […]
    Jeff Loch
  • The Must-Have Gear List for Any Indie Gaffer, Grip, or Electric April 13, 2021
    When it comes to the gear on set, here's what you'll need as a gaffer or grip. If you're thinking about becoming a cinematographer, you might find yourself taking on the role of a gaffer or grip as you build your career. While you can learn what exactly a gaffer is here, they are considered […]
    Logan Reynolds
  • You Can Make This Amazing Portable Battery Bay at Home April 13, 2021
    There's a stylish and easy way to charge all your batteries at once. Remember that time we were all stuck inside for a year (give or take)? Well, I got really bored and decided to build a portable battery bay that would fit inside of my camera case! Charging batteries on the road is beyond […]
    Jacob K Christensen
  • Lume Cube's Mobile Creator Kits Have You Covered On the Go April 13, 2021
    Lume Cube provides a pathway to turn your mobile device into a mobile production studio with their Mobile Creator Kits. In response to the explosion of the vlogging content creation space, Lume Cube has made it easier than ever to hit the ground running with their Mobile Creator Kits. The company has curated two different […]
    James DeRuvo
  • Tascam's TM-200SG Is a Short Shotgun Mic for Video Creators April 13, 2021
    Compact and lightweight, the Tascam TM-200SG is ideal for video creators in need of better audio. Tascam is known for its field recorders, mixers, and audio interfaces. One of its most popular products is the DR-10L, a tiny body-pack-styled recorder that can be used with any lavalier mic with a 1/8" screw-on connector like those […]
    NFS Staff
  • Samyang Releases Fast AF Lens for Sony Shooters April 13, 2021
    The Samyang AF 24mm F1.8 for Sony E Mount has been released. Samyang, or Rokinon if you're in the United States, has unveiled a new AF 24mm F1.8 lens for Sony E mount. The compact wide-angle lens is the eleventh focal length designed specifically for Sony's Alpha mirrorless cameras and comes after Samyang's announcement of […]
    NFS Staff
  • Adobe Premiere Pro Now Has Dynamic Lumetri Previews April 13, 2021
    Plus, Adobe Premiere Rush now supports the Apple M1 chip. Adobe continues its monthly updates among their Creative Cloud programs, and while March saw some significant improvements like a faster Warp Stabilizer and captions tool, April touches on performance enhancements across Premiere Pro and Premiere Rush. Let's take a quick look. For Windows Intel users, […]
    NFS Staff
  • Dynascore Launched – AI Driven Music for Filmmakers April 13, 2021
    Wonder Inventions has just released a new service to help filmmakers and content creators get the perfect music for their next project: Dynascore. This tool is available as a standalone app for Windows and Mac users and an extension for Adobe Premiere Pro. With Dynascore, all you have to do is select a musical scheme […]
    Jeff Loch
  • Here's What you Missed During Our Sony Focus Week April 12, 2021
    Your guide to learning the Sony Cinema Line and Sony's autofocus technology. When it comes to autofocus technology, Sony is one of the best in the game. More recently, the company has started incorporating the autofocus found on its popular Alpha mirrorless cameras into the Sony Cinema Line that includes VENICE, the FX9, FX6, and […]
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  • The Vitec Group Acquires Lighting Manufacturer Quasar Science April 12, 2021
    The Vitec Group has announced the acquisition of Quasar Science, a leading provider of LED lighting technology. It is not at all unusual for Vitec to acquire other companies. Vitec currently gathers some 25 brands that were previously independent companies under its umbrella. So now another lighting specialist is joining them: Quasar Science. Quasar Science […]
    Olaf von Voss
  • Antoine Fuqua and Will Smith's 'Emancipation' Exits Georgia Over Voter Suppression Laws April 12, 2021
    One blockbuster movie leaves. Which will be next? Last year, Apple won a bidding war for Will Smith and Antoine Fuqua's new movie, Emancipation. The deal was supposedly around $130 million, and there was a palpable buzz around the film. It tells the story of a slave named "Whipped Peter" who escapes his plantation in […]
    Jason Hellerman
  • MOZA MOIN CAMERA Released – A Pocket Gimbal Cam from Gudsen April 12, 2021
    MOIN CAMERA is a new pocket-sized camera from Gudsen Technology that can record up to 4K UHD 60fps and capture 12MP stills. Resembling closely the DJI Osmo Pocket, the MOIN CAMERA features a built-in flipping 2.45″ touchscreen and a wider FOV at 120°. Up until now, the Chinese company Gudsen Technology was mostly known for […]
    Jakub Han
  • What Is Story Development, and How Do Execs and Writers Use It? April 12, 2021
    Developing your story skills is important to making it in the industry. There are many jobs in Hollywood that require storytelling skills. We often look at things like writing and directing for their skills, but producers and executives need to know about story as well. Whether you're starting from the blank page or giving notes, […]
    Jason Hellerman
  • 5 Tips from Bill Murray on Acting, Writing, and Directing April 12, 2021
    The 36th Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival gave us a tribute to Academy Award-nominated actor and film legend, Bill Murray. There is no doubt that Murray has given many contributions to the film industry, most recently in the role of Felix Keane in Sofia Coppola’s On the Rocks with Rashida Jones and Marlon Wayans, […]
    Alyssa Miller

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