DoPchoice SnapBag Lantern – InterBEE 2017

By Matthew Allard ACS

The DoPchoice SnapBag Lantern works on any of their Rabbit Ears mounting frames that can accommodate a wide range of LED lights from companies such a B&S and Arri. The…

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On Thanksgiving Weekend: A Few Random Thoughts About Church

By philcooke

My father was a pastor, so I’ve been involved behind the scenes at church as long as I can remember. As an adult, I’ve been privileged to coach and consult hundreds of pastors on how to communicate their message more effectively – particularly when it comes to media. So as we come to the Thanksgiving […] → continue…

From:: Phil Coke

New A7rIII tests by Jim Kasson (Star eating), Photorec, Matt Granger, Dan Watson, Marc Alhadeff…

By SonyAlpha Admin

I keep receiving links to new A7rIII tests. Here is the latest roundup: Jim Kasson wrote a new Star Eating post. It’s clear the new A7rIII has the same issues as the A7rII (SAR note: Sony fix this!!!). Dpreview writes about this: while a lot of stars still survive ‘Star Eater’, the a7R III continues […]

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The 3 Best Cameras For Guerrilla Filmmaking On a Budget

By Noam Kroll

Since launching my blog over 5 years ago, there’s been one question I’ve been asked more than any other over and over again: “Which is the best camera to buy for filmmaking?”

This of course is an impossible question to answer from such a broad perspective, since everyone’s needs, budgets, and creative intentions are vastly different. Typically when I’m asked for camera recommendations I’ll throw the question right back at the filmmaker. I’ll ask – What types of projects are you shooting? What specialty features are important to you? Do you plan to operate the camera yourself, or will you have a focus puller? What’s your target budget range? Etc, etc, etc.

More often than not, many indie filmmakers (especially those working on micro-budget productions) have similar needs. They’re looking for something affordable that can deliver beautiful image quality, will be easy to operate in run and gun environments, and won’t draw too much attention. In other words, they need a tool that will make their lives easier when shooting guerrilla style.

So with that in mind, I’ve decided to put together a list of my top 3 cameras for guerrilla filmmaking.

Here we go –

BLACKMAGIC POCKET CAMERA

Who says a camera needs to be brand new to make it on this list? The Pocket Cam from Blackmagic was originally announced 4 years ago, but it’s still as relevant as ever – especially for guerrilla filmmakers. While more recent Blackmagic cameras like the URSA Mini 4.6K or even the Micro Cinema Camera have largely stolen the spotlight, the Pocket Camera has some unique advantages of it’s own that are hard to deny even today.

For one, the image quality off of this camera is absolutely incredible, and it’s color science is amongst the best of any camera on the market under $10,000. But perhaps more importantly → continue…

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Vimeo pushes HDR and 8K in latest update

By noreply@redsharknews.com (RedShark News Staff)

HDR and 8K continue to rise unabated

8K and HDR are set to be on an exponential rise as Vimeo’s latest update shows.

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    Escape into America: The Eastern Oregon and Indie Memphis Film Festivals

    By Sarah Salovaara

    Keeping on top of the media conversation in 2017 has begun to feel more like an exercise in self-harm than consumption. The dirty laundry is exhaustive and exhausting; we are quick to expose and defile, but quicker to move onto the next victimizer, leaving little lasting resolution in the wake of the penultimate upheaval. At the movies, we look for meaning where we can get it. Plots are politicized to the point where the once ghettoized “issue film” is mutating into standard grade. Even if the latest Thor joint is raking it in at the box office, cotton candy escapism […] → continue…

    From:: Filmmaker Magazine

    PICROW’s The Hall Travels the World to Celebrate Mickey’s B-Day

    By rpg246

    LOS ANGELES

    Happy Birthday Mickey Mouse! To celebrate the occasion of Mickey’s birthday November 18, PICROW directing collective The Hall chronicled the mouse doing surprise meet-ups with fans worldwide, from Osaka,…

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    From:: Shoot OnLine

    2017 Buying Guides: Best cameras for every kind of photographer

    There’s never been a better time to shop for a new camera, but the number of options available can be overwhelming. In this series of buying guides we’ve provided customized recommendations for several use cases, from shooting landscapes to buying a first camera for a student photographer.

    In each of these guides you’ll find one or two main recommendations, and detailed content on several other cameras that deserve your consideration. Our recommendations span product class and cost, but if you’d rather shop by price, click here

    If you’re specifically looking for a compact camera, check out our phones, drones and compacts buying guide hub here


    Maybe you want better photos in low light. Maybe you’re tired of digital zoom. Whatever the reason, if you’re looking for a capable, beginner-friendly camera to grow and learn with, we’ve got you covered in our guide to best cameras for beginners.

    Best cameras for beginners


    Quick. Unpredictable. Unwilling to sit still. Kids really are the ultimate test for a camera’s autofocus system. In this guide we’ve compiled a shortlist of what we think are the best options for parents trying to keep up with young kids.

    Best cameras for parents


    There’s no doubt that the digital revolution made it easier than ever before to pick up a camera and start learning photography. But it hasn’t necessarily gotten easier to choose a first camera. We’re here to help.

    Best cameras for students


    Whether you’re piling the family in the minivan for a trip to the Magic Kingdom or backpacking through Southeast Asia, you’re going to want to capture the experience with photographs.

    Best cameras for travel


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    From:: DPreview

    2017 Buying Guides: Best cameras for any budget

    Shopping for a camera with a set budget? No problem! We’ve rounded up our favorite cameras, broken them into price brackets from around $500 to well over $2000 and listed our favorite choices. So, if you want to give that special someone a holiday gift that won’t bust your wallet, we’ve got you covered.

    If you’re looking for a camera for a specific use case, we have plenty of suggestions right here.

    The cameras in this buying guide are light and portable, and several feature selfie-friendly LCDs. Generally speaking, you won’t find a lot of direct controls or a lot of customizability, and 4K video is rare, but for those seeking a point-and-shoot experience with better image quality, these cameras fit the bill.

    Best cameras under $500


    The cameras in this buying guide tend to offer more direct controls than cheaper models, better autofocus systems, and some feature 4K video capture as well. Some of them are easy to pick up and use, while others require a bit more work to get the hang of.

    Best cameras under $1000


    Cameras in the $1000-1500 price range have excellent sensors (some full-frame), advanced autofocus systems and 4K video capture. Expect plenty of direct controls and customizability and, in some cases, weather-sealed bodies.

    Best cameras under $1500


    As you approach the $2000 price point you’ll find flagship APS-C and Four Thirds cameras, built for speed and durability. You’ll also find a handful of full-frame ILCs and DSLRs, with their own unique selling points.

    Best cameras under $2000


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    From:: DPreview

    2017 Buying Guides: Best compacts, drones and phones

    Looking for a lightweight compact camera that’s easy to bring with you anywhere? Or maybe you’re smartphone-shopping and want the one that takes the best picture. And what if you want to shoot from above? In these buyers guides we have recommendations for the best compact cameras, smartphones and drones.

    If you want a compact camera that produces great quality photos without the hassle of changing lenses, there are plenty of choices available for every budget. All of the cameras in this buying guide have zoom lenses, with focal length ranges mostly spanning around 24-70mm (equivalent).

    Best pocketable enthusiast cameras


    The long zoom cameras in this buying guide fit into the enthusiast category, meaning that they offer solid build quality, electronic viewfinders and (usually) 4K video capture. All of these long zooms have 1″-type sensors, which slot in between the micro-sensors in phones and cheap compacts, and Micro Four Thirds and APS-C sensors in interchangeable lens cameras.

    Best enthusiast long zoom cameras


    The fixed lens camera market may be a bit niche, but it’s here that you’ll find some of the best cameras you can buy. Sensors ranging from APS-C format to full-frame are designed to match their lenses, so image quality is top-notch.

    Best fixed prime lens cameras


    All of the products in this guide fall into the ‘buy and fly’ category, meaning they require no extra components or customizations. Options range from personal ‘selfie’ drones to advanced models capable of producing professional-grade photos and video. Best consumer drones


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    From:: DPreview

    33rd Film Independent Spirit Awards Nominations Announced

    By Admin

    LOS ANGELES

    This morning, Film Independent announced the nominations for the 2018 Film Independent Spirit Awards and revealed that director Ava DuVernay (Selma, 13th, A Wrinkle in Time) will be this year’s Honorary Chair. Past Honorary Chairs include David Oyelowo, Jessica Chastain, Kerry…

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    From:: Shoot OnLine

    Spekular Core LED Review – A Unique Modular Light Kit

    By Graham Sheldon

    We announced the promising daylight 94+ CRI LED Spekular modular lighting kit back in early September and I’ve had an opportunity to take these lights into the field for a spin. How do they hold up under real-world production conditions? Find out in this Spekular Core LED review.

    Image Credit: Graham Sheldon

    The Spekular Core LED – In the Field

    Over the past few months the Spekular Core LED lights have accompanied me on three different types of projects: a product shoot, two digital doc/reality series and a few 3-light single camera interview setups. In all of these shoots I used the Spekular lighting kit as part of my overall lighting package. I aimed to realistically determine what would be great use cases for these lights and how they held up after extensive shooting.

    Shot on RED Epic Dragon with a single section Spekular hair light (no diffusion) and Sigma 50mm cinema prime. A joker 800 is hitting the background and a 4-bank daylight diffused kino is serving as key. A little fill occurring from a white wall to right of subject. No post color work. Copyright: Saybrook Productions, Image Credit: Graham Sheldon

    First, the Spekular Core LED lights are compact, super compact even and come in a smartly designed (though not bulletproof) case. You get “four” lights in a pack just a little larger than a 17 inch laptop case. The size is amazing. I found myself throwing these lights in the truck for nearly everything simply because they take up no space and setup is a matter of seconds. On one project I popped them in my personal suitcase for travel and didn’t even notice → continue…

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    IFH 201: How to Break Down & Story Map Your Screenplay with Daniel Calvisi – Indie Film Hustle

    By Alex Ferrari

    How to Break Down & Story Map Your Screenplay with Daniel Calvisi Today guest is author Daniel Calvisi. Dan wrote the book Story Maps: How to Write a GREAT Screenplay. He breaks down stories and shows you how to map out your own by analyzing how the masters construct their screenplays. Here’s a bit more on today’s guest.…

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    Alice Waters MasterClass – Learn Home Cooking – Indie Film Hustle

    By Alex Ferrari

    Alice Waters MasterClass – Learn Home Cooking Learn about home cooking from farm-to-table pioneer, restaurateur, and author Alice Waters in her first-ever online cooking class. The award-winning chef teaches you that when you change your relationship to food, it can change your life. When the kind of food Alice Waters wanted to eat wasn’t available…

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    From:: Indie Film Hustle

    Black Friday: Save 25% Sitewide at Lenrentals.com

    By Canon Rumors You can save 25% sitewide at Lensrentals.com when you use the coupon code BF2017. This offer is good until November 27, 2017 and your rental must arrive before March 31, 2018. There is a coupon limit of one per customer. Visit Lensrentals.com → continue…

    From:: Canon Rumors