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Lowel EDU – Free Lighting Tips and Tutorials
On the off-chance that we haven’t mentioned this resource before, you definitely need to check out Lowel EDU. It’s a free collection of high-quality lighting tutorials, tips and tricks. read more

Panasonic HPX300 P2 HD Shoulder-mount Camera Coming Soon
Panasonic has created some buzz with their announcement of the HPX300, a P2 HD camera in a shouldmount configuration that offers 1920×1080 10-bit, 4:2:2 AVC-Intra recording from three 1/3? CMOS imagers. It also offers interchangeable lenses, coming standa read more

Cinevate Announces 2/3 inch B4 Relay Lens
Cinevate has shown off a sneak peek of their new B4 Relay Lens for 2/3 inch cameras. The relay has been in development for literally years now, and appears to be close to release. read more

Panasonic HDC-HS300 camcorder review
Trusted Reviews has taken a look at the Panasonic HDC-HS300, and they like it. Looks like a solid consumer-level AVCHD offering, though at quite a stiff price point (B&H has it “coming soon” for nearly $1400). read more

Apple dipping toes into Storyboarding software?
Scott Simmons, the latest contributor to join the PVC team, notes a patent application that seems to indicate Apple is developing a storyboarding application. read more

Video Editing Storage FAQ
Spec’ing a new NLE system? Want to know recommended best practices for your existing computer? Videoguys has an great Video Editing Storage Frequently Asked Questions article that covers the bases well. read more

Magic Bullet Quick Looks Released
Magic Bullet Quick Looks 1.0 has been released. This $99 stripped down version of Magic Bullet Looks offers 100 quick one-click presets for users who don’t particularly care to have the customization and fine-grained control of the full version. More info read more

Top 10 Tips for Shooters from an Editor
Editor Shane Ross has posted his Top Ten Tips for Shooters. It’s good advice for new videographers, and a nice reminder even for seasoned pros. read more

Criticism towards SI 2K Mini: Slumdog Millionaire and the SI-2K
I just saw Danny Boyle’s amazing new film, Slumdog Millionaire, one of the first widely released films to be shot with the SI-2k Mini Digital Cinema Camera. Generally the picture’s digital images looked quite good – great resolution and decent latitude bu read more

Everything you ever wanted to know about rendering in FCP
Confused by some of the rendering-related terminology, behavior, and settings available in Final Cut Pro? This article at Ken Stone’s FCP tutorial site is the most extensive treatise on the topic I’ve ever seen. This is a must-read for FCP editors both ne read more

Can Ikonoskop’s DII Digital Cinema Camera Coexist with Red?
One of the most exciting launches at IBC this year came from Ikonoskop, a small company located in Sweden that has to-date catered to 16mm filmmakers and extreme sports applications. Their latest product is a digital cinema camera with a sensor size equiv read more

Depth of Field Explained
I found from Snodart.com interesting and very detailed video tutorial about depth-of-field – what it is, how it works and what it’s good for. read more

Isaac Botkin: “Don’t go to animation school”
Those of you who know me know that I don’t recommend film school. It had its uses back when cameras were rare and film was expensive and sound was young, but these days the best artists and technicians are largely self-taught. read more

Audio: Panel on the Future of Hollywood, from USC
Thursday night’s panel at USC’s Annenberg School was a lot of fun… I’m posting some rough audio of about half the conversation here. The question it begins with is: “What’s the biggest opportunity in the entertainment industry today?” It goes on to cove read more

Art Of The Producer (More Than Finding Money)
What exactly does a Producer do? Are they just a means to finding the money? Or is the art of the Producer something much more intrinsic to the creative development of a cinematic project? This episode of Motion Sketches explores the role of the Producer read more

The nuts and bolts of viral video
The Wall Street Journal has a great piece that highlights some of the ways that Internet videomakers build up big audiences. read more

Quick Makeup solution for interviews
Via Larry Jordan’s essential monthly newsletter resource, I found this hot tip for quickly dealing with skin imperfections and hot spots. read more

Christopher Nolan analyzes his favorite scene in “Dark Knight”
The LA Times has an interesting article in which director Christopher Nolan breaks down a scene in Dark Knight. It’s a revealing look into the filmmaking and creative process. Here’s a snippet on how they lit the scene: read more

Quick Copyright Check Calculator
Here’s a neat little resource, it’s a “calculator” of sorts that quickly lets you know what laws apply to content produced on a certain date, and with specific conditions. Check it out, this looks like a handy resource to bookmark. read more


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