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. […]
If you are a young filmmaker or new to filmmaking, breaking into the film industry may seem impossible. Making films requires a lot of time, people, and resources. Getting an audience for your film can be an even more allusive challenge. Don’t sweat it though! Before packing your bags and moving to Hollywood, consider taking […]
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, […]
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, […]
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 […]
Gaff tape: it can save the day in a million ways and needs to be in every camera bag or stage manager’s kit. Here’s the lowdown on everyone’s favorite tape and why it’s so useful on any set.