Breaking: Highland 2 Offers Student Pricing

Are you a student who wants to write screenplays? John August has you covered.

Highland 2 is one of our favorite screenwriting softwares on the market. I love using it to write everything. I think it’s so intuitive and useful for when you want to attack writing a movie or a TV show.

Now it comes with a discount for college students everywhere.

How can you get a discount?

1. Have an email address that ends in a “.edu”

2. Compose an email to Brand@JohnAugust.com

3. Tell them where you go to school and who the instructor is that runs your writing program.

4. Give them that professor’s email address.

4. Press send.

They will get in touch with your professor, who will fill out the forms needed for you to get Highland 2.

It’s that simple!

If you want the deal and are in high school, have one of your administrators reach out.

Stop reading and hop to it!

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How to Use Radial Filters to Accentuate Your Subject in Lightroom

How to Use Radial Filters to Accentuate Your Subject in Lightroom

While there are a lot of advanced and intricate techniques for working with your images, one of the simplest but most effective methods for accentuating your subject in Lightroom is the radial filter. This helpful video will show you how the radial filter works and how to use it to help emphasize your subjects in Lightroom.

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Sigma Halts Foveon Sensor Development for Full-Frame Mirrorless

Sigma closes the door on a full-frame Foveon X3 sensor. For now.

At Photokina 2018, Sigma announced the development of a Foveon X3 sensor for a full-frame L-mount camera with plans to launch a production model sometime in 2020. This is no longer the case.

In a letter published on its website, Kazuto Yamaki says, “Since the earlier announcements, your excitement with the launch of a “full-frame Foveon” has been a tremendous source of inspiration and encouragement for us. Everyone involved in the project has pulled out all the stops to make it a reality.”

The news comes as a result of “careful and rigorous testing” and Sigma now says it will not be able to produce the camera this year. The company is uncertain of the exact timetable of when it can.

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The Best Filmmaking Deals of the Week (2.14.2020)

Headlining our Deals of the Week is the 50% discount on the Rylo 5.8K 360 video camera, on sale now for just $199.

This week in filmmaking deals: Save $50 on the Metabones Speed Booster XL and $100 on the DJI Osmo Action 4K HDR Camera. Also, the SmallHD FOCUS OLED Monitor, which usually retails for $430, is now under $300. The biggest deal we found this week is this whopping 50% discount on the Rylo 5.8K 360 Degree Video Camera. Finally, Adorama is running a special on the Litepanels Astra 6X Bi-Color LED panel with Flashpoint light stand that gives you over $170 in savings.

Metabones Speed Booster XL

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Want to give your camera rig a speed boost? One of the most popular ways to do that (with tools) is with the Metabones Speed Booster XL, which will allow you to increase your maximum aperture by a full stop and increase MTF to boost the optical performance potential of your lens. If you’ve been waiting to get your hands on one, you can get it for $50 right now.

DJI Osmo Action 4K HDR Camera

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XEEN CF Primes: Are These New Lightweight Lenses a Must For Your Kit?

The smaller, lighter, more flexible version of the popular XEEN primes are now available.

[Editor’s Note: No Film School participated in a sponsored post for Rokinon XEEN. However, all opinions are our own. Rokinon co-produced this video.]

First announced back in September, the full set of XEEN CF primes will be available worldwide at the end of February. The set includes focal length 16, 24, 35, 50 and 85mm. No Film School was able to test pre-production models and we were impressed by the high image quality we were able to get from such small, compact lenses. Check out the video below:

The XEEN CF features an all-new lightweight carbon fiber housing that makes them about 0.5 lbs lighter than the original XEEN lenses. The great thing about carbon fiber is that while it’s lightweight like plastic, it doesn’t bend or give as much. It’s stiff, which is a quality you’d hope to find in a lens.

So, this means that these XEEN CF lenses won’t be affected while focusing with your hands or a powerful focus motor, and they won’t weigh you down the way some heavier metal lenses would.

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Who Doesn’t Love a Good Camera Unboxing Video?

Who Doesn't Love a Good Camera Unboxing Video?

It’s new, it’s fresh, and it’s from Nikon. If you’d like to see an unboxing video of the D780 and side-by-side comparison with its predecessor, the D750, then this is a video that you’re going to like.

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Looking for the New at the 2020 Sundance New Frontier

Like couture as the harbinger of everyday fashion, Sundance positions New Frontier — New Frontier at the Ray, New Frontier Central and the Biodigital Theatre — as the pilot showcase for what is coming down the pike for moving-image storytellers (a likely justification for programming what only relatively few people wearing headsets can experience at a film festival, which, by definition, caters to large audiences). Begun in 2007 with art installations, Sundance’s New Frontier shifted in 2012 with Nonny de la Pena’s Virtual Reality Hunger in Los Angeles, and now the exhibition portion of NF exclusively shows new technologies. I […]

5 Reasons You Might Be Making Couples Look Awkward in Portraits

5 Reasons You Might Be Making Couples Look Awkward in Portraits

Posing can be a tricky thing for a lot of photographer, and it can twice as tough when you are doing it with a couple. If you find you have trouble posing couples in a natural way, this great video will show you five reasons why your couples portraits might be a bit awkward.

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