What Can You Accomplish With an Advanced Smartphone?

What Can You Accomplish With an Advanced Smartphone?

Samsung’s latest flagship phone has some camera specs that are sure to make lots of photographers and videographers do a double take, and while they are certainly impressive, you might be wondering how the phone performs in the real world. This excellent video follows a photographer as he takes the 108-megapixel Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra smartphone into the wild for a landscape shoot.

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Convert Canon EF to L-mount with This Low Cost Fotodiox Adapter

A new EF to L-mount adapter is less expansive than Sigma’s MC-21 adapter, but is it just as good?

The L-mount alliance between Leica, Panasonic, and Sigma is a good thing for filmmakers. If only there was a universal mount for all lenses and cameras, that would be amazing. A dreamer can dream, right? In the meantime, there are plenty of available adapters to convert different lens mounts to a desired camera.

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Take an NYU Screenwriting Course Online for Free

One of NYU’s screenwriting professors is offering an online course to the general public, FOR FREE.

NYU’s film school has produced some of the best voices working today. People like Spike Lee, Adam F. Goldberg, Reed Morano, and Melina Matsoukas have all graduated under the Tisch banner and gone on to succeed in Hollywood.

Now, NYU professor John Warren, who is not only a working screenwriter but one who has collaborated with some of the biggest names in the business since the late 80s, is offering his course online for free.

He runs a program called Young Screenwriters, which focuses on new and emerging voices who are trying to discover how to tell their stories.

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Why One Filmmaker Interprets CARES to Mean Up to $10K for Us All

Who doesn’t want $10,000 right now, no questions asked?

Zack Arnold is an editor and a bit of a finance nerd. His interpretation of the CARES Act opens up a $10K can of worms.

Arnold is a legit Hollywood film and TV editor. He’s currently cutting Cobra Kai, and in the past, he has edited shows like Burn Notice, Empire, Glee, and Shooter. He’s also the creator of the Optimize Yourself program and podcast, which focuses on mastering work-life balance. Right now, that includes how to survive the fluctuating economy under coronavirus.

If you’ve read our post How the CARES Act is Going to Save Your Ass, then you might be wondering what you should do next, as well as if you are really eligible for some of the programs.

Arnold sat down with No Film School to explain how he’s used the CARES Act so far, and how filmmakers need to look at the offers of free money, with Catch 22s and all.

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The Coronavirus Impact on Indie Filmmaking

On the Go Creative Show podcast, filmmaker and Film Riot creator Ryan Connolly and director and video editor Chris Fenwick talk about the devastating impact the Coronavirus has had on Indie filmmaking. Ryan, Chris, and host Ben Consoli discuss losing freelance work, creating YouTube content while social distancing, and collaborating remotely. They also break down … Continued

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Five Reasons Why One Photographer Prefers Fuji Over Other Brands

Five Reasons Why One Photographer Prefers Fuji Over Other Brands

Now, more than ever, photographers have their choice of a vast range of brands with tremendously capable equipment capable of helping them realize whatever creative visions or professional needs they have. As such, it can be a bit tough deciding which brand is right for you. This great video features one photographer discussing five reasons why he prefers Fuji cameras for his work.

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MASV App 2.0 Automates Transfer of Ultra-Large Files

MASV has announced a major update to its app for macOS and Windows. MASV App V.2.0 is designed for media & entertainment professionals, creatives and enterprise video users who need to send and receive large files. I have been using MASV for years and due to the Coronavirus, I have had to send files that … Continued

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Panasonic releases minor 1.5 firmware update for its Lumix S1, S1R mirrorless cameras

Panasonic has released a minor firmware update for its Lumix DC-S1 and DC-S1R mirrorless camera systems.

Firmware version 1.5 adds support for ProGrade Digital CFexpress Type B cards as well as a new 50p/25p video frame rate option for NTSC region cameras. Panasonic has also disabled the ‘Delete All’ touch control option in playback mode to minimize the possibility of accidentally deleting all of your media.

Firmware version 1.5 for the S1 and S1R is available to download on Panasonic’s support page.

How to Use the Pen Tool to Make Selections in Photoshop

How to Use the Pen Tool to Make Selections in Photoshop

When you are new to Photoshop, the Pen Tool can be one of the most difficult features to really become proficient in. Still, it is a very valuable tool and one that is definitely worth taking the time to learn and master. This great video tutorial will show you how it works and what you can do with it.

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