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  • Sony a7S III Firmware 2.00 Adds S-Cinetone February 25, 2021
    Hot on the heels of the Sony FX3 announcement, Sony officially revealed that the new Sony a7S III gets S-Cinetone as a picture profile via the free firmware update 2.00. Read on to learn more! Just a mere two days after the announcement of the Sony FX3, which we covered in a hands-on review including […]
    Nino Leitner
  • ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ Director Adam Wingard on Similarities to ‘Batman v Superman' February 24, 2021
    Let them fight, but introduce them first! It's hard to contain my excitement when it comes to Godzilla vs. Kong. We get so few event movies now, and I'll certainly be on the edge of my couch watching since theaters aren't the best option for me right now. Still, I cannot wait to see these […]
    Jason Hellerman
  • This Database Is a Crucial Tool for Your Mood Boards February 24, 2021
    Mood boards need high-resolution images. We found a database that delivers them. We make mood boards and lookbooks for all sorts of projects. You can pitch music videos, features, and commercials by making them. But in order to make them well, you need access to high-definition images. And you need an encyclopedic knowledge of film […]
    Jason Hellerman
  • Meike 50mm T2.1 s35 Cine Prime Announced – for EF or PL Mount February 24, 2021
    Chinese lens manufacturer Meike has just announced the second lens in its range of s35 cine lenses: the new Meike 50mm T2.1 s35 cine prime comes with either EF or PL mount and offers most of the features you would expect from a fully manual cine prime. Let’s take a closer look at it! The […]
    Olaf von Voss
  • 8 Great Filmmaking Lessons from 'Moonlight' February 24, 2021
    Moonlight is a groundbreaking work of art. What can it teach us about expression? From the moment the envelope was passed back to the producers of the Academy Awards and Moonlight was announced, it became a legend of our time. The little movie that could pack a big punch. It spanned generations and challenged Hollywood […]
    Jason Hellerman
  • Red Staplers: How 'Office Space' Went from a Flop to a Hit February 24, 2021
    Red staplers, flair, and hypnotism. Office Space defined a generation (thanks to basic cable). Listen up, Michael Bolton. Chances are you probably found Office Space the same way most people did, playing on Comedy Central over and over again in the early 2000s. Maybe you were an outlier who snagged the DVD. Either way, I […]
    Jason Hellerman
  • The Easiest Way to Rotoscope in 2021 February 24, 2021
    Harness the power of machine learning and simplify your rotoscoping workflow with Runway ML's Green Screen app. Rotoscoping has always been a painstakingly slow process, requiring relatively expensive software and technical prowess. While many companies like Adobe and Boris FX are shaking up the roto game up with new tools, these barriers of entry still […]
    Jason Boone
  • How Do These Snyder Cut Scenes Compare to the Released 'Justice League' Scenes? February 24, 2021
    Zack Snyder is going to show us the movie he wanted... The Snyder Cut is one of those things that felt like it would be lost to time. When it moved from being a legend to something that was happening, I didn't hold my breath. I did not believe Snyder would get the time, money, […]
    Jason Hellerman
  • Atomos Ninja V Firmware Adds White Balance, ISO in ProRes RAW for Nikon Mirrorless February 24, 2021
    AtomOS 10.62 Ninja V firmware update includes support for adjustment of White Balance and ISO in ProRes RAW for Nikon Z7 II and Z6 II through Final Cut Pro. With firmware version 10.62, Atomos is updating its ProRes RAW support for the Nikon Z7 II and Z6 II full-frame mirrorless cameras. The update will add […]
    James DeRuvo
  • SIGMA 28-70mm F2.8 DG DN Contemporary – Lightweight Zoom Lens February 24, 2021
    The SIGMA 28-70mm F2.8 DG DN Contemporary lens has just been announced. Available for Leica L-Mount and Sony E-Mount, the full-frame lens offers a compact design and lower weight when compared to the SIGMA 24-70mm f/2.8 Art or similar lenses. As a member of the L-Mount Alliance, the Japanese camera and lens manufacturer SIGMA makes […]
    Jakub Han
  • SIGMA Releases 28-70mm F2.8 DG DN for Full-Frame Mirrorless February 24, 2021
    Sigma has announced the 28-70mm F2.8 DG DN zoom lens. The Sigma 28-70mm F2.8 DG DN Contemporary lens is a standard zoom lens for mirrorless cameras that combines optical performance based on the popular Art series with a constant F2.8 aperture. Part of the Contemporary line, which is considered Sigma's more budget-friendly series, the new […]
    NFS Staff
  • Early Sony FX3 Reviews Are Coming In... February 23, 2021
    The review community is already talking about the Sony FX3. Let's see what they have to say. Sony has announced the FX3, the latest camera in its Cinema Line, and while we gave our first impressions, compared it to the competition, and shot a real-world test, it's always great to read other creators' perspectives and […]
    NFS Staff
  • 'The United States vs. Billie Holiday' DP Says Celluloid Was a 'No Brainer' February 23, 2021
    Director of photography Andrew Dunn opens up about Lee Daniels, Robert Altman, Whitney Houston, and his amazing career. We don't get to see or talk about features shot on good old 35mm as much as we'd like to, so this was a treat. Dunn expands on why film was the only medium choice for awards […]
    George Edelman
  • Watch the Sony FX3 In Our Real-World Shoot February 23, 2021
    Watch the Sony FX3 stretch its legs in a production shoot testing ProRes RAW. The Sony FX3 is a compact cinema camera with a punch, and I was able to get early access putting it through a real-world test and into the hands of a cinematographer to get feedback and see what this camera is […]
    Armando Ferreira
  • RØDE Wireless GO II Announced – Now a Dual Channel System February 23, 2021
    Australian audio specialist RØDE has just announced a successor to its ever-popular Wireless GO system. The new RØDE Wireless GO II honors its name, since the receiver now communicates not only with one, but with two individual transmitters. Back in 2019, the original Wireless GO system was a huge success, as it was one of […]
    Olaf von Voss
  • Meet the Original Handheld Split Diopter from CinePacks February 23, 2021
    The CinePacks Split Filter is not only the world's first handheld split diopter, it's also crazy affordable. Almost every filmmaker or cinephile can name their favorite split diopter shot. Directors and cinematographers, from Orson Welles and Gregg Toland to Alan J. Pakula and Gordon Willis, have been using these filters for practical in-camera effects for […]
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  • Jodie Foster Tells Marc Maron That David Fincher Needs a Hug February 23, 2021
    Marc Maron gets the best stories out of his guests. If you're a fan of podcasts, you've probably heard of Marc Maron's WTF podcast. It's pretty famous for the in-depth and often emotional interviews. His work with filmmakers and actors like Paul Thomas Anderson and Melissa Leo is the stuff of legends. It seems like […]
    Jason Hellerman
  • 6 Things I Like About the Sony FX3... and a Few I Don't February 23, 2021
    Sony launched its latest cinema camera, the FX3. Here's what we like about it so far. The new Sony FX3 is the size of the a7s III with the functionalities of the FX6 and is the smallest cinema camera from Sony to date. It has a full-frame 4K sensor, a BIONZ XR processor, and a […]
    Oakley Anderson-Moore
  • Can Pixelmator Pro Replace Your Photoshop Subscription? February 23, 2021
    Filmmakers have their own photo editing needs. Is Pixelmator Pro worth considering? As filmmakers, photo editing software is a critical link in the creativity chain. For a long time, Adobe software was really the only viable option. And we'd argue that in its early days of being heavily pirated, it may have hurt them financially, […]
    Charles Haine
  • RØDE Wireless Go II Goes Dual Channel Yet Keeps Compact Size February 23, 2021
    The RØDE Wireless GO II takes what we love about the original version and vastly improves it. RØDE has introduced the second generation of its very popular Wireless GO series, a compact wireless microphone system that transmits over the 2.4GHz band. Among the improvements of the Wireless GO II are dual-channel recording, an extended transmission […]
    NFS Staff

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