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  • FilmConvert Profile for Sony a7S III Released November 28, 2020
    FilmConvert announced that its picture profile for the Sony a7S III has been added. Filmmakers can now grade the a7S III footage with FilmConvert Nitrate and get the desired film stock look with accurate colors. Furthermore, there is currently an interesting Black Friday deal for FilmConvert Nitrate. If you are not familiar with it yet, […]
    Jakub Han
  • Get Inspired to Make Cinema Again (and Again) November 27, 2020
    Some days, things get heavy... so get inspired to make cinema again! This year has weighed heavily on all of us, and getting and staying inspired has not been easy. When pursuing a career as a filmmaker, you need to find the things that keep you on track. What are some things you go back […]
    Jason Hellerman
  • Is This the Greatest Real-Time Single-Take Feature Ever? November 27, 2020
    How director/writer/camera operator Gavin Michael Booth made two simultaneous feature-length single-shot takes, and why. Shot in two 80-minute single takes, filmed simultaneously in two different parts of a city, and presented in split screen, Last Call is groundbreaking. It has pushed realtime filmmaking to new levels. Directed and co-written by Canadian filmmaker Gavin Michael Booth […]
    Adrian Pennington
  • How to Format a Screenplay: What Matters and What Doesn't? November 27, 2020
    Make your script look and feel professional. I feel like everyone is always so excited to write their story that they forget formatting their screenplay matters. Sure, what you write is just a blueprint for what happens on the screen, but there are some accepted ways for how to get that blueprint across to people. […]
    Jason Hellerman
  • Fixed! Canon EOS R5 Overheating Solved with DIY Internal Heatsink November 27, 2020
    Matt from DIY Perks’ YouTube channel managed to significantly improve the overheating problem of the Canon EOS R5. With an improved internal copper heatsink and an active cooling baseplate, he was able to get unlimited 8K RAW recording. Matt from DIY Perks’ Youtube channel produces really interesting content. I have been following his work for […]
    Jakub Han
  • photokina Suspended – After 70 Successful Years November 27, 2020
    This is one sad news. But in these weird times it was somewhat apparent that this could happen. The prestigious photokina at Cologne loacation has been suspended until further notice. In 2019 the world of trade shows was a very differnet one. NAB, IBC, CineGear, CP+.. the list goes on. 2020: nothing but yawning emptiness. […]
    Olaf von Voss
  • Black Friday Deals 2020 – Insta360, Atomos, Venus Optics Laowa, Panasonic, Edelkrone November 27, 2020
    In this part of our ongoing Black Friday Deals series, we’ll be looking at interesting offers from Insta360, Atomos, Venus Optics Laowa, Panasonic and more. This part is all about camera, 360 ones and normal mirrorless cameras, and accessories: Lenses, monitors / recorders and suppert gear such as sliders and motion control systems by Edelkrone. […]
    Olaf von Voss
  • What's the Best Cinema Camera for Under 10K? November 27, 2020
    Be thankful: we tell you how you can get the most bang for your buck. This week we are joined by both Oakley Anderson-Moore and Michelle DeLateur! We talk about what the new deal struck between Cinemark and Universal means for the industry and how to support theaters when they are closed. And, this just […]
    Jeffrey Reeser
  • Simmod SIMple Focus Gear & SIMTray Adaptor November 27, 2020
    Simmod Lens SIMple Fit Follow Focus Gears are all aluminium, seamless and easy to fit. The SIMTray allows cheaper screw-on filters to work with matteboxes. Like many, Simmod Lens are offering a Black Friday deal, 25% off site wide non-services products, but that’s not why really we’re here, they have announced a couple of interesting […]
    Tim Fok
  • Black Friday Deals 2020 – DJI Drones and Accessories November 27, 2020
    With today’s Black Friday deals, we kick off with a selection of interesting offers from industry leader DJI when it comes to drones. DJI has some nice rebates on offer, so let’s dive right in! In order to benefit from these discounts, you’ll need to read the terms carefully. Some deals are just plain old […]
    Olaf von Voss
  • How Did 'Heat' Inspire Nolan to Make Gotham a Character in 'The Dark Knight'? November 26, 2020
    Would Christopher Nolan's Gotham be the same without inspiration from Michael Mann? Even the best directors in the world take inspiration from one another. Take Christopher Nolan. Since Michael Mann's Heat came out, he's been citing the movie as an inspiration for the work he did in The Dark Knight. Connections have been drawn between […]
    Jason Hellerman
  • Black Friday Deals 2020 – WANDRD, Vaxis, Tilta November 26, 2020
    In today’s Black Friday update, we’ll tackle some nice deals on WANDRD bags for carrying your precious gear safely as well as Vaxis ATOM and STORM products and, last but definetively not least, Tilta. Let’s get going! If you want to get the most out of your precious equipment, you need to make sure that […]
    Olaf von Voss
  • 10 Exquisite Movies by Indigenous Filmmakers to Stream This Holiday November 26, 2020
    Don't go for seconds on those romanticized Thanksgiving-settler stories. Feed your mind on these ingenious Indigenous films! We've compiled a fresh batch of Indigenous cinema for you. No, Indigenous cinema is not a separate genre. In fact, in 2020, Indigenous filmmakers are pretty much pushing boundaries in every genre. Using innovative storytelling methods and important […]
    Oakley Anderson-Moore
  • Panasonic LUMIX BGH1 First Look Review & Mini Documentary November 26, 2020
    The Panasonic LUMIX BGH1, a box style camera with a Micro Four Thirds sensor, is just about to start shipping and we were lucky enough to take it for a spin. Interested to know how it was to work with it, “documentary style”?, Read on! The Panasonic LUMIX BGH1 was announced during the middle of […]
    Johnnie Behiri
  • 3 Lessons from the 'Planes, Trains, and Automobiles' Screenplay PDF (Free Download) November 26, 2020
    Read and download one of the best screenplays ever written. There are not many Thanksgiving movies out there, so crowning Planes, Trains and Automobiles the best of them seems trite. Instead, I want you all to know that I think it's one of the greatest screenplays of all time. Written and directed by John Hughes, […]
    Jason Hellerman
  • Kessler Kwik Release Receiver V2 for Arca-Swiss Announced November 26, 2020
    Kessler has just released the new Kessler Kwik Release Receiver V2, which is an evolutionary upgrade of the original Kwik Release Adapter. They also announced a nice discount for Black Friday: Buy one, get one half off! Sometimes it’ s the little things that matter most. If your shooting workflow uses many different camera support […]
    Olaf von Voss
  • DJI RS 2 and RSC 2 Firmware Update Released November 26, 2020
    DJI released new firmware updates for its latest one-handed gimbals DJI RS 2 and RSC 2. The new update brings support for the DJI Ronin 3D Focus System on the RS 2, Support for remote control for various cameras (including the new Sony a7S III, a7C, Canon EOS C70 and more), optimized ActiveTrack, and DJI […]
    Jakub Han
  • FiLMiC Pro Now Supports Dolby Vision HDR with 10bit on iPhone 12 November 26, 2020
    Apple has just recently released their new iPhone 12 series. Among several other new camera features and functions, Apple thereby brought 10-bit Dolby Vision HDR to their phone series. With the latest version v6.12.7, FiLMiC Pro now fully integrated 10-bit Dolby Vision HDR into their software. This really ups the game with respect to pro […]
    Mark Zdunnek
  • Turn edelkrone's JibONE into the Ultimate Jib Setup with New Pan PRO November 25, 2020
    If you want to take your cinematography game to the next level, edelkrone’s new motion control tool will help you get there. edelkrone has introduced its latest entry into its motion control ecosystem, the Pan PRO, a motorized single-axis panning solution that offers loads of versatility, customization, and compatibility to give you all the space […]
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  • After Massive Layoffs, Hollywood is Centering Business Around Streaming November 25, 2020
    Up until right now, theatrical mattered the most. But not anymore... Since its inception, filmmaking has always been a collaborative art form that made money through people paying to share an experience together. With the onset in TV, films took a small hit, but there was still nothing that could compete with the theatrical experience. […]
    Jason Hellerman

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