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The Gear Behind “Resistance is Life” with Filmmaker Apo Bazidi – ON THE GO – Episode 60

By Fabian Chaundy

In this final part of our chat with filmmaker Apo Bazidi we talk about the technical aspects of his film Resistance is Life.

Shooting a documentary in an unpredictable environment such as a refugee camp or a war zone brings all sorts of challenges, especially if you are a one-person show producing a film all on your own. Apo tells us how he managed to get coverage from simultaneous events by recruiting fellow volunteers to help him get the necessary coverage at various locations.

In terms of gear, Apo was very limited in what he could carry, not only because he was working on his own but also because of issues such as safety and something so basic as access to electricity to recharge camera batteries. As a result, the entirety of Resistance is Life was shot on a Canon 7D and Canon 5D Mark III with a Rode on-camera shotgun microphone. Having ended up screening at the Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, Resistance is Life is yet another example that story is always more important than gear.

Evlin, from Apo W. Bazidi’s “Resistance is Life”

Apo also tells us about his plans for the future after finishing the festival circuit with Resistance is Life, and gives us the latest update regarding Evlin, the 8 year-old Kurdish girl that became the protagonist of his documentary.

We hope to have Apo Bazidi ride with us again very soon, and we wish him the best of luck with Resistance is Life!

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Returning from War to the Real World – Documentary Filmmaker Apo Bazidi – ON THE GO – Episode 59

By Fabian Chaundy

In this second part of our convertible ride with filmmaker Apo Bazidi, we continue our chat about his film Resistance is Life and discuss the psychological difficulties of shooting in a hostile environment. Watch the first part of this conversation if you missed it.

Making the decision to pack up your things and go into a war zone certainly takes a certain mindset. Apo shares with us what motivated him to return to Turkey in the first place, and eventually cross the border to war-torn Syria.

Another experience which inevitably comes as a shock is returning home after experiencing the cruel reality of war. While it is true that many people are not fortunate enough to ever leave that reality of hardship and violence, returning to the Western world takes its own psychological toll. Apo tells us how he faced challenges such as PTSD and how he managed to come back to terms with society.

Evlin, from Apo W. Bazidi’s “Resistance is Life”

We also dive a little deeper in to the origin of the name Resistance is Life, and Apo helps us decipher the meaning within and its universal message, as well as sharing with us what are his next plans with the film’s distribution.

Stay tuned for the third and final part of our chat with filmmaker Apo Bazidi, where we discuss the gear he used to shoot Resistance is Life!

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Blackmagic Design rilascia l’aggiornamento 7.2 per gli Switcher ATEM

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L’update rilasciato oggi da Blackmagic Design per gli Switcher ATEM abilita i menù del display LCD dei modelli ATEM Television Studio HD e ATEM Television Studio HD Pro in francese, tedesco, spagnolo, italiano, giapponese, cinese, coreano, e russo. Inoltre migliora le transizioni graduali della funzione Audio Follow Video su tutti gli switcher ATEM, e potenzia

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Musicbed & Filmsupply: The Marriage of Music and Video – with CEO Daniel McCarthy – ON THE GO – Episode 57

By Fabian Chaundy

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In this last part of our chat with Musicbed CEO Daniel McCarthy, we talk about Filmsupply, the stock video arm of the Musicbed brand.

After having been well-received by users for the first five years, the next logical step for Musicbed was to expand from music into the stock video market. Following Musicbed’s same philosophy of cherry-picking highly-curated cinematic content from only the best creators, Filmsupply set out to break the preconception of cheesy and overused stock video. Daniel tells us how they approached the first filmmakers to contribute to Filmsupply, and how to brand has continued to grow in recent years.

The success of both of these platforms could be due to their very clear mission of empowering the artist, be it a musician or a filmmaker. By compensating the creators of their stock catalogue with a very fair percentage that’s uncommon in this industry not only does the company perpetuate the mutual relationship between musicians and filmmakers, but contributes to the development of creative careers to continue innovating in their respective genres.

Of course, being able to pay contributors a fair share means the price is a little bit higher for the end user. We discuss further how this model compares to the more affordable subscription-based platforms for stock content.

A very enlightening look into the world of stock content!

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Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K usate nella tournée dei Panic !

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Blackmagic Design oggi ha rilasciato un video che illustra il lavoro dietro le quinte di Upstaging Inc., la casa di produzione dell’Illinois, che ha utilizzato assieme al suo complesso impianto di maxischermi e sistemi AV le Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K e una serie di prodotti Blackmagic Design per coprire la recente tournée estiva dei Weezer

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Musicbed: Finding the Next Big Artist – feat. CEO Daniel McCarthy – ON THE GO – Episode 55

By Fabian Chaundy

On this episode of ON THE GO, we talk to Daniel McCarthy, CEO of the very popular and extremely well-curated music licensing site Musicbed.

As we navigate the Las Vegas traffic, we talk to Daniel about the origins of Musicbed, their journey throughout the past 6 years, and how they managed to give a breath of fresh air with their choice of music to an increasingly stale stock music landscape.

Perhaps the success of the Musicbed platform can be boiled down to the company’s overall philosophy: rather than just providing a catalogue of tracks, Musicbed is constantly trying to find the next best thing, working with new artists as they make it big in the industry. A good example was their work along with the band Imagine Dragons, which signed with Musicbed a few years before breaking into the mainstream.

Daniel also tells us how important it is to develop lasting relationships with the artists, and compensating them accordingly. We discuss how their model of charging on a per-track basis compares with the generally more affordable subscription-based models for music licensing, and the pros and cons of both types.

Although Musicbed prices its tracks according to the size of audience you intend your project to have, we discuss how the company is always willing to work with you to find the right deal.

Make sure to check out the large Musicbed catalogue on their site.

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Blackmagic Video Assist 2.5 update adds vectorscope, waveform monitor, RGB parade & histogram

By Erik Naso

Last week Blackmagic Design lowered the price on the handy Video Assist monitor/recorders. Currently you can pick up the Video Assist for $395 US and the Video Assist 4K for $595…

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Blackmagic Design e AvocaBlue assieme per trasmette la Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in 4K

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La Blackmagic Design annuncia che l’esibizione della cantautrice Kate Miller-Heidke con la Melbourne Symphony Orchestra è stata catturata in 4K utilizzando le Micro Studio Camera 4K e Studio Camera 4K. Per trasmettere la performance, la casa di produzione televisiva australiana AvocaBlue ha allestito una stazione di lavoro portatile composta da prodotti Blackmagic Design, tra cui

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Blackmagic Design slashes Video Assist prices

Blackmagic Design has dropped the prices of its Video Assist external monitor/recorders for a limited time. The smaller, 1080-capable model with its 5″ screen has $100 knocked off its price, taking it down to $395 while the 7″, Video Assist 4K drops $300 to a price of $595.

We recently took a look at the benefits of using an external monitor/recorder, and have been pretty impressed with our experiences of using the Video Assist 4K thus far.

The company has given no further details of the firmware update which promises the addition of Waveform and Vectorscopes, which was due to be released in June. We’ll be publishing a review once the update is available.

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Blackmagic Design Announces Summer Special Price for Video Assist and Video Assist 4K

Fremont, California – June 27, 2017 – Blackmagic Design today announced a new summer special promotion for Blackmagic Video Assist and Blackmagic Video Assist 4K. During this promotion, customers can save US$100 on the purchase of a Blackmagic Video Assist, and US $300 on the purchase of a Blackmagic Video Assist 4K. That means Blackmagic Video Assist can now be purchased for only US $395 and Blackmagic Video Assist 4K can be purchased for US$595 from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide while stocks last.

The Video Assist summer special makes it easier than ever for customers to add professional monitoring and broadcast quality recording to any SDI or HDMI camera. With the new summer special pricing for limited stock, customers will be able to buy a Video Assist for each of their cameras.

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