Pilotfly AtomCUBE RX1 gets a CCT Mode

The Pilotfly AtomCUBE RX1 has a new CCT Mode courtesy of firmware v1.0.8. I reviewed the AtomCUBE RX1 back in September and was very impressed by the lights output, color accuracy, and feature set. In the new CCT Mode, which you can get by upgrading the firmware through the Pilotfly app, you now have the … Continued

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Bonnie Elliott ACS – A Tender Eye

On the latest T-Stop Inn podcast, Bonnie Elliot ACS talks to host Ben Allan SCS CSI You can listen to the full episode above. After graduating from film school, Bonnie Elliott ACS quickly established herself as a force to be reckoned with in the cinematography world. She talks about her recent work and how she … Continued

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7 free ways to upgrade your filmmaking skills for 2020

The Christmas break is one of those few times you get to step away from urgent things. Why not take a little of that time to finally learn something new? We’ve assembled a list of seven great ways to add new filmmaking skills to your wheelhouse. And in customary moviola.com style, most of the courses will get you ramped up in under 30 minutes.

So spend your post-turkey coma moments learning something new!

1 Learn Photoshop in 30 minutes

Photoshop is the swiss army knife of image editing. Many of us have learned enough to do a couple of things in there, but have no idea how to go deeper. In 30 minutes we’ll cover off the essential elements of image processing in Photoshop. Heck, you could fit in Photoshop training and your cosy nap this afternoon.

2 Write it right: screenwriting structure and formatting

We’re extremely proud of our screenwriting course, which distills the essentials of Blake Snyder’s “Save the Cat” and Robert McKee’s “Story” into a series of short seven-ish minute videos. They’ll help you craft your ideas into a story someone might actually sit through. Then use our 15-minute survival guide on Fade In to learn professional screenwriting. (Fade In is a free-to-use dedicated screenwriting app (the trial is not time limited, is fully functional, and export-ready.)

3 Learn 3D Animation

3D animation is one of those things that everyone wants to get around to learning, but the task seems so monumental that a lot of us get overwhelmed before we start. Never fear: between moviola.com’s 3D fundamentals series and our survival guides to Blender 3D, Maya, and Houdini, you’ll be up and rendering beautiful animations in a day or two. (Note: unless you want to invest serious cash in software rentals, go with the open-source Blender 3D survival guide as your launching point.)

4 Replace creep Uncle Gary with Brad Pitt using our Face Replacement tutorial.

Not every holiday reunion is a welcome one. Erase those bad memories and increase your status by substituting your favorite person into your holiday footage.

5 Stop shooting video and start framing cinema

Pointing a camera and pressing record is documentation, not filmmaking. Learn how the framing of an image informs meaning and subtext (and just plain makes things look prettier) with our camera framing series.

6 Autorotoscope your way to carpal tunnel-free hands

Rotoscoping is tedious, time-consuming, and necessary. But for a lot of tasks rough, guide roto is all that’s required. Stop spending unnecessary hours on temp roto when robots can do it for you, using our handy ML-based autorotoscoping tool. You’ll also learn a little Python on the way.

7 Become a colorist

Make 2020 the year you add “Colorist” to your résumé with our color theory course and our 20 minute crash course in color correction using Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve.

As with all the content at moviola.com, these courses are completely free and designed to suck up as little of your vacation time as possible. So when you run out of Hallmark Christmas movies to watch, why not binge watch something that’ll actually make a difference to your life?

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Helpful Tips for Beginners to Speed Up Video Post-Processing

Helpful Tips for Beginners to Speed Up Video Post-Processing

If you thought editing photos took up a lot of computing resources, just wait until you dive into video. If you are new to video and wondering what you can do to make your post-processing run as fast as possible, this helpful video will give you some tips to optimize both your hardware and your software to keep your editing running as quickly as possible.

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YouTube’s Highest Earner This Year Was an Eight-Year-Old Who Raked in an Astounding $26 Million

YouTube's Highest Earner This Year Was an Eight-Year-Old Who Raked in an Astounding $26 Million

Can you guess who earned the most on YouTube in 2019? I would not blame you for guessing one of the popular vloggers, esports stars, or someone similar, but you would be wrong. The winner was Ryan Kaji, an eight-year-old who pulled down a whopping $26 million this year thanks to his channel.

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A Review of the Sony FE 35mm f/1.8 Lens

A Review of the Sony FE 35mm f/1.8 Lens

A fast 35mm lens is one of the staples of many photographers’ kits, making Sony’s FE 35mm f/1.8 an intriguing option. This great, comprehensive review takes a look at the lens to help you decide if it deserves a place in your camera bag.

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Five More Fantasy Portrait Photographers to Check out Who You’re Probably Not Familiar With

Five More Fantasy Portrait Photographers to Check out Who You're Probably Not Familiar With

If you’re ready to check out a few more fantasy portrait photographers, then you’re in the right place. This time around, the goal is to find and highlight a few folks that you’re probably not already following but are definitely worth a look.

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Five Ways Capture One Is Just Better

Five Ways Capture One Is Just Better

Choosing the software to suit your specific needs is not an easy decision for most. A quick search of internet forums will introduce you to zealots from all sides who will tear down anyone who doesn’t use their chosen software. It’s unhelpful at best. As someone who has played for both sides over the past few years, I’ve had a good look into both Capture One and Lightroom. Today, we’re going to look at five reasons why Capture One is simply better than Lightroom. Next week, we’ll do the opposite.

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