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How to Describe Your Character’s Emotions (Free Download)

By Jason Hellerman

Describing your character’s emotions can be hard to do on the page, but we’ve unearthed a handy infographic to help you use more descriptive words and dive deeper into your character’s emotional state.

Writing is hard work. It’s the foundation of the entertainment we consume. Along with that foundation comes ⟳ continue…

From:: No Film School

Here’s some more beautiful slow motion footage from Blackmagic’s new URSA Mini Pro G2

Roy Wagner ASC on Shooting Exclusively with Blackmagic Design Cameras

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How one acclaimed cinematographer shot the upcoming musical drama ‘Stand!’ exclusively on Blackmagic cinema cameras.

Veteran cinematographer Roy H. Wagner ASC knows a thing or two about capturing quality cinematic footage – having driven visuals for shows like CSI, House, and Elementary on his way to multiple Emmy Awards over his ⟳ continue…

From:: No Film School

IFH 312: FBI Witness Relocation Interview with Boris “The Cinematographer” from Shooting for the Mob

By Alex Ferrari

FBI Witness Relocation Interview with Boris “The Cinematographer” from Shooting for the Mob Today we have a very special episode of the Indie Film Hustle Podcast. My guest is coming from an undisclosed location somewhere in Los Angeles. His code name is BORIS: The Cinematographer. We changed his voice and ⟳ continue…

From:: Indie Film Hustle

Last Man Standing

By Bryant Frazer

When Werner Winkelmann opened Australia’s Neglab in 1997, he was told he was already too late — that film was already dead. Before long, he had a staff of 14 running the lab 24/7. But by 2011, film really did seem to be dead, and he was forced to close ⟳ continue…

From:: Studio Daily

“When They Think They’re Safe, That’s When You Get Them”: Pet Sematary Directors Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer on Revisiting Stephen King’s Most Unsettling Novel

By Matt Mulcahey

I first watched Pet Sematary on a family vacation when I was 11 years old—well, watched may be a bit of an exaggeration. My older sister and I made it through the second appearance of Pascow’s rotting corpse before we retreated beneath the hotel bed’s comforter. I eventually braved the ⟳ continue…

From:: Filmmaker Magazine

The Etch-A-Snap (probably) the world’s first Etch-A-Sketch camera

Meet the Etch-A-Snap, the Frankenstein’d creation of self-taught programmer Martin Fitzpatrick. As the name alludes to this creation is the result of mashing together a Pocket Etch-A-Sketch, a Raspberry Pi Zero, and onboard camera module, a couple servo motors and a number of other ⟳ continue…

From:: DPreview

ADG Nominated for Best Website

By Staff

The Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) has announced that their website, ADG.org, has been nominated for Best Architecture and Design Website in the 23rd Annual Webby Awards. The Webby Awards, presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), is the leading international awards organization honoring ⟳ continue…

From:: BLT News

The Ripple Effects of Disney’s Fox Acquisition

By Staff

On Thursday, April 11th, the Walt Disney Co. announced the news of its upcoming launch of the Disney+ streaming service. The rival streaming service is set to launch on November 12 of this year at $7 a month or $70 a year, which undercuts Netflix’s most popular U.S. plan ⟳ continue…

From:: BLT News

Panasonic Demos EVA-Live for a Cinematic Look in a Broadcast Workflow

By Bryant Frazer

In an effort to bridge the worlds of cinema and studio cameras, Panasonic was at NAB 2019 demonstrating a workflow that it calls “EVA-Live” — a new way to make the company’s AU-EVA1 5.7K Super 35 cinema camera more broadcast-friendly.

The EVA1 has always been Wi-Fi compatible via an adapter connected ⟳ continue…

From:: Studio Daily

Goldcrest Post Continues Growth; Brings on Veteran Colorists Ken Sirulnick and Evan Anthony

By Artisans PR

NEW YORK

Full-service post-production facility Goldcrest Post is expanding its footprint in independent film and documentary finishing through key additions to its creative roster. The company has forged a partnership with Glue Edit, the finishing boutique led by Colorist and Emmy Award-Winning editor…

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From:: Shoot OnLine

How I Color Graded Fashion Film 004 in DaVinci Resolve

By Sareesh Sudhakaran In this video I show you how I color graded Fashion Film 004 using DaVinci Resolve 15. ⟳ continue…

From:: Wolfcrow

Parrot Anafi Thermal drone brings FLIR camera, lighter weight and higher price

Drone company Parrot has announced Anafi Thermal, an updated version of the Anafi folding quadcopter it launched last year. The new Parrot Anafi Thermal features a 4K HDR camera with a 21MP Sony sensor alongside a FLIR Lepton thermal sensor, enabling operators to ⟳ continue…

From:: DPreview

Canon could put continuous LED lights inside pop-up flash units according to patent application

Canon is working on putting continuous LED lights into the pop-up flash of its cameras, according a recent patent application.

Japanese patent application 2019-056787 (translated) details how Canon could put continuous LED lights inside the pop-up flash alongside the conventional xenon tubes used ⟳ continue…

From:: DPreview

8Sinn Panasonic S1/S1R Cage

By Matthew Allard ACS

8Sinn has come up with arguable the world’s first camera cage for the Panasonic S1/S1R. With the Panasonic S1 now shipping there s going to be a growing need for camera cages for those users who want to shoot video with the camera. The cage for Panasonic Lumix S1 / ⟳ continue…

From:: News Shooter

Weekly Motivation: Why Filmmaking Goals SUCK! – WATCH THIS | by Alex Ferrari

By Alex Ferrari

Weekly Motivation: Why Filmmaking Goals SUCK! – WATCH THIS Every week I’ll be posting new videos as part of my Weekly Motivation Series to help the #IFHTribe along with their filmmaking and/or screenwriting path. We all need some help, guidance, motivation or inspiration on our long journey in this crazy ⟳ continue…

From:: Indie Film Hustle

US: Grady Cofer – VFX Supervisor – Industrial Light & Magic

By Vincent Frei

Last year, Grady Cofer told us about the ILM‘s work on READY PLAYER ONE. He talks to us today about US, his first collaboration with director Jordan Peele.

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From:: ArtofVFX

SBE Elects John Collinson to Fellow

By TVT Staff LAS VEGAS—The Society of Broadcast Engineers board has elected a new Fellow: Senior member and Ventana Television Chief Engineer John Collinson was approved for the society’s highest membership level at its April 7 meeting. SBE President Jim Leifer, CPBE, said, “The peer accolades expressed for …

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From:: TV Technology

Teradek 4K Wireless Video

By Jon Fauer

You’re the director of a Netflix show, shooting in 4K, viewing video on a gorgeous 4K HDR monitor. But you’re still tethered to the camera by cables because you don’t have 4K wireless. Or you’re watching wireless video when the camera is unleashed on Steadicam or gimbals—but it’s HD video, ⟳ continue…

From:: FD Times