2 Key Concepts You Should Know about Lighting Metal Objects

By V Renée

Not using these techniques when lighting metal could lead to some seriously nasty images.

How do you light a gun or a teapot or anything else that is shiny and metallic? If you don’t have a whole lot of experience lighting things this might sound like a dumb question, but I ⟳ continue…

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CP+ 2019: Canon shows concept cameras and limited-edition gold EOS RP

Canon concept cameras and limited-edition silver EOS RP

Canon has been working on a small range of concept cameras for a little while now, and following last year’s display of various mockups, this year the company has been demonstrating some working models, which may ⟳ continue…

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What You Need to Know about Lighting in Small Spaces

By V Renée

No space? No problem. You can still light your shots like a pro.

Ah, space; it’s so lovely. Not like…the celestial kind of space, but the kind we occupy…physically. I mean, they’re both lovely, don’t get me wrong, but…

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New Canon RF mount lenses shown at CP+ 2019

By Matthew Allard ACS

At CP+ 2019 in Japan Canon was showing 6 new RF mount lenses. The RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM, RF 15-35mm f/2.8L IS USM, RF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS USM, RF 85mm f/1.2L USM, RF 85mm f/1.2L USM DS, and the RF 24-240mm f/4-6.3 IS USM Lens. We weren’t able ⟳ continue…

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AI has a fundamental flaw. It isn’t human

First Look at the new Eye AF for the Nikon Z6 & Z7

By Matthew Allard ACS

At CP+ 2019 we got a first look at the new Eye AF for the Nikon Z6 & Z7. New upcoming firmware that is scheduled to be released in May will include Eye AF, better autofocus performance in low light conditions, and the ability to use CFexpress cards. We got ⟳ continue…

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Cobalt Digital Promotes Kinsey, Hires Caruthers

By Michael Balderston CHAMPAIGN, Ill.—Cobalt Digital has announced a pair of personnel moves with the promotion of Jacob Kinsey and the hiring of Kurt Caruthers. Kinsey, who has been with Cobalt for 10 years, is being promoted from his position as the central region sales manager to chief development officer. He will …

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Production Tips: The Four Secrets of a Successful Documentary

By Zach Ramelan A good documentary must tell a powerful story. Here are four tips to keep you on track, especially when the going gets tough. ⟳ continue…

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Tech Insights Into How the GlamBOT Stole the Show at the Oscars

By Jourdan Aldredge

The director behind the GlamBOT at the Oscar shares insights into the technical workflow and process.

Yes, there were plenty of highlights at the 2019 Oscars. Alfonso Cuarón received a TELEVISED best cinematography academy award, Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper did their thing and Spike Lee finally got to give his ⟳ continue…

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Leica announces new APO-Sumicron-SL 35mm F2 ASPH L-Mount lens

Leica has announced its new APO-Summicron-SL 35mm F2 ASPH lens, an L-mount lens designed to be used with Leica’s SL mirrorless cameras as well as Panasonic and Sigma cameras as part of the L-Mount Alliance.

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Bannister Lake’s Savoie to Present at 2019 NAB Show’s BEITC

By Michael Balderston LAS VEGAS—Alain Savoie, Bannister Lake’s technical director, will represent the company at the Broadcast Engineering and Information Technology Conference during the 2019 NAB Show in a presentation of the white paper that he co-authored with Vernon Freedlander, Bannister Lake’s head of strategic …

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USB 3.2 specification arrives this year with confusing new naming structure

The USB 3.2 specification announced by the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) in 2017 will be arriving soon, and it’ll bring a relatively convoluted new naming structure with it. As was the case when the USB 3.1 specification launched, the new USB 3.2 spec ⟳ continue…

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Local Ad Spend to Remain Flat in 2019; Mobile, Social Ad Spend to Rise, Says Survey

By Phil Kurz CHANTILLY, Va.—Most local advertisers around the country will hold steady on their ad
spending and media allocations this year, a new BIA reveals. The forecast, part of the newly released U.S. SAM Survey of Advertising and Marketing, projects
that amusement parks, sports teams, movie theaters and …

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IFH 304: The Meditating Filmmaker – How to Be More Creative

By Alex Ferrari

The Meditating Filmmaker – How to Be More Creative Over the years I have mentioned my meditation practice and how important it is in my daily routine on the show. Many of the #IFHTribe have asked me to do an entire episode on meditation and the importance it has in ⟳ continue…

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See ‘Twin Peaks’ Like You (Literally) Haven’t Seen it Before

By Erik Luers

Things are not always as they seem.

Homey and disorienting, welcoming and dangerous, David Lynch’s masterpiece Twin Peaks remains one of the most discussed, debated, and dissected examples of popular American television.

First premiering in April of 1990, the series, co-created by Lynch and Mark Frost, continues to capture the minds ⟳ continue…

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