Using a Slider – Kamerar SD-1 Slider Dolly

If you are in need of some dolly shots and don’t have the time to setup dolly tracks, either traditional ones or even DYI ones, you should look into getting a slider. Sliders are great because they are easy and quick to setup and depending on the model, they can have more than one function. …

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Working With 4K Footage

If you are about to start editing 4K footage and you’re worried because you think you might have to upgrade your entire system and spend thousands of dollars, don’t be. I recently started editing a feature film for another director and everything was shot in 4K and some in 5K. I’m still rocking my Mac …

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Vancouver Web Fest

As some of you may know, I recently joined the organizing team at the Vancouver Web Fest. We are now accepting submissions for next year, until November 30th 2014. The Vancouver Web Fest is one of the few festivals, around the world, dedicated to online content. It is a great opportunity to be seen and …

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Adding USB 3.0 To an Old Mac Pro

If you have an older Mac Pro and you don’t want to upgrade but you would love to have USB 3.0 on it, to take advantage of the speed, you are in luck. For less than $30 you can get a USB 3.0 card that will significantly increase the speed from the current USB 2.0. Check out …

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Filmmakers You Should Follow

In this post I’d like to talk about some of the filmmakers I follow whom I’ve gotten to know pretty well over the past year or so. These are all indie filmmakers who have decided to embrace this new world of self distribution and independent low budget filmmaking. Scott McMahon Scott is a Portland based filmmaker. …

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What Lens to Get For The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera

Some Housekeeping In this post I’d like to talk about the different lenses that I’m using with my Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera and how they compare to DSLR ones. I’ll talk about the different crop factors and show you test footage. Crop Factor Let’s talk about the crop factor. If you don’t know what that means, …

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Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera – Review & Test Footage

It’s finally here. My review of the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera. I’ve been playing around with the camera for now over 2 weeks and I must say, I love it. The image quality is just amazing. Now, as with any piece of technology there are drawbacks. One of them being file sizes. If you’re shooting …

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Three Most Important Things About Filmmaking

In this post we have Patrick McBrearty, a Toronto based filmmaker, talking about the three most important things about filmmaking. Making a movie is hard. I’m not going to lie to you, it just is. Everything takes longer than you’d expect, everything cost more than you’d expect and it’s just plain harder than you’d expect. But …

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Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera – Firmware Update 1.8.1 & 1.8.2

  Blackmagic has released two major updates in the past 2 weeks for their Cinema Cameras. Update 1.8.1 and update 1.8.2 offer some very interesting features. In this post I want to talk about the updates specific for the Pocket Camera. Many small issues have been addressed and some pretty big ones that should make …

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Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera – Unboxing

  I finally got my Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera. I’ll be testing it out in the next weeks to come and do comparison videos etc. For now here’s a sexy unboxing video. Share: Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin share via Reddit Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments …

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