Category Archives: Film & Video

Lights, Camera, Action; Why Clappers Are a Filmmaking Staple

Imagine a film set. What images pop up? Cameras, light panels, tv monitors, cast, crew, the black board thing that you slap together and call action, and…..Wait. Those “things” have a name. Actually, they have a ton of names. Primarily they are known as clappers. They are also referred to as slates, slate boards, clapperboards, […]

Must Haves in Your Camera Bag

Packing your camera bag is like packing a suitcase: the constant questioning of “Do I really  need this?”. Of course every camera bag needs a different set of tools. This  depends on the needs of the project, the photographer, or videographer. However, these are the must haves that should be found in every bag! Some […]

Let Your Smartphone Work For You…and Your Next Film!

Following Samsung & Apple’s recent reveal of their dual-lens camera systems, and with steady improvements to phone camera specifications and accessories across the board, it’s no surprise that some independent filmmakers are steering toward the less-traditional style of smartphone  film-making. Of course, this kind of transition to a more efficient, cost-effective workflow is nothing new. […]

Five Composition Tips for Your Next Photo Shoot

If you are a new photographer, or just looking to take your photos up another level, some basic composition tips can really make a difference. Before just snapping away next time, take a minute to think about how you want to arrange the elements and points of interest in your photograph. These tips are simple, […]