LEE Filters launches the LEE85 Filter System

LEE Filters has announced the LEE85 Filter System. The system is centered around a lightweight, compact, precision-engineered aluminum filter holder. The LEE85 Filter System is designed for photographers and videographers working with smaller form-factor compact system cameras, allowing them to travel light without compromising quality or versatility. The LEE85 Filter System shares the same design … Continued

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Shane Hurlbut ASC makes his Illumination Experience Workshop available for Free

With the current Coronavirus outbreak shutting down productions and causing financial hardship for staff and freelancers in our industry, Shane Hurlbut ASC, has made his Illumination Experience Workshop available to download for free. The Illumination Experience Workshop usually costs $499 USD and it has over 8 hours of instructional videos, so it is well worth … Continued

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TourBox Photo & Video Editing Controller

Ikan is now selling TourBox, a video and photo editing controller that works with programs such as Photoshop, Lightroom, SAI, and other image processing software. Tour Box started off as a Kickstarter back in September 2019, and now you can purchase it. TourBox was designed for photographers and designers who want to improve their work … Continued

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Netflix produced nine times as much original programming as Amazon in 2019

In 2019 Netflix launched about nine times as much original programming as its chief video-streaming rival Amazon. This is according to a study done by OMDIA. Last year, Netflix released 2,701 hours’ worth of original programming, compared to just 314 hours for Amazon Prime Video. Netflix offered a total of 657 first-run original titles in … Continued

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Being a Hollywood Gaffer

On the latest Go Creative Show podcast, host Ben Concoli speaks to Mike Moyer, the legendary gaffer of Fargo, Risky Business, Breakfast Club, Steel Magnolias, and In the Line of Fire, Mike shares stories and advice from his 40+ years in the film industry. Mike and Ben discuss why gaffers should have theater experience, his … Continued

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EIZO’s New ColorEdge 4K and HDR Monitors Have Built-In Calibration

Need a monitor with great color accuracy?

If you’re on the hunt for a fresh 4K or HDR monitor for your on-set or post production workflows, EIZO has made available 2 new monitors. The ColorEdge PROMINENCE CG3146 is a 31.1-inch 4K DCI monitor for reference HDR and the ColorEdge CS2740 is a 27-inch, 4K UHD monitor with HDMI connectivity. Both come with built-in calibration to keep color accurate.

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Read and Download the ‘Magnolia’ Script

Magnolia came out 20 years ago and solidified Paul Thomas Anderson as one of our most important filmmakers. Now you can read and download the script PDF to learn something yourself.

I saw Magnolia for the first time when I was in high school. I never got to see it in a theater; I saw it on my laptop, and even there I was completely entranced. I still haven’t seen it on any screen bigger than 55 inches, but no matter when or how I watch it, I get transported to a magical place.

I moved to Hollywood in 2012 and lived on Magnolia in the valley. I picked my apartment based on the movie.

It was a mediocre place to live, but nothing could sully my respect or love of the movie.

I figured the best way to talk about Magnolia was to start with the script and work my way up.

So let’s get into it.

Read and Download the Magnolia Script

Magnolia is a beautiful film. It’s about life, perseverance, and reconciling with the past. As a musical montage that occurs halfway through the masterpiece goes, “It’s not going to stop ’til you wise up.”

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Need Sage Advice? A Mentor Character Could Help Fix Your Script

Is your character trying to master something and not getting any better? Perhaps a mentor is what they need to take them to the next level…

I’ve spoken ad nauseam about how important mentors have been in my career, but I don’t think I’ve ever talked about who they are within my writing…

Mentor characters have existed since almost the dawn of cinema. After all, Charles Foster Kane was just a kid bought and groomed by a mentor to be a leader, and “Yoda” became synonymous with mentorship sometime in the ’80s.

So, let me be your Yoda so I can take you through the ins and outs of the mentor character.

We can talk about how to craft one and why they’re so effective in writing.

Need Sage Advice? A Mentor Character Could Help Fix Your Script

One of the hardest parts about writing is getting your character to learn things in a natural way. Maybe they need to become a superhero or a chef, or maybe they need to be taught to become Zorro, appreciate poetry, write a great story, or just learn to deal with life.

Mentors get us through the highs and lows around us.

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What Is Your Photography Horror Story?

What Is Your Photography Horror Story?

Spend enough time as a photography, and you are likely to encounter situations that range from strange, to cringeworthy, to downright scary. In this article, Fstoppers writers share their personal horror stories. Be sure to tell us yours as well!

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