What is Practical Lighting in Film? Tips and Techniques Explained

There are various elements that contribute to a cinematic shot. Depth, naturalism, and dynamic lighting styles can all result in stunning cinematography. A simple and direct way to introduce all three into a shot is by using practical lighting. Practical lighting is so effective because it aims to utilize light not just to properly expose a… Continue reading What is Practical Lighting in Film? Tips and Techniques Explained

What is a Rim Light — 3 Point Lighting Techniques Explained

Cinematography and photography is naturally a two-dimensional medium. However, great cinematographers and photographers utilize light to create three-dimensional effects. One of the tools they have to do this is the rim light.  A rim light can keep an image from falling flat. Rim lighting can bring out shapes, textures, and contours that make an image appear… Continue reading What is a Rim Light — 3 Point Lighting Techniques Explained

Best Podcast Recording Software — Mac, PC, Paid & Free

Today, there are thousands of podcasts available to stream on every topic imaginable, and so it’s no real surprise that the market caught up quickly.  Now, with just some simple software, anyone can start a podcast. But how do you know which software to choose? Just like podcasts: there are a ton. Most of the… Continue reading Best Podcast Recording Software — Mac, PC, Paid & Free

The Best Mirrorless Cameras for Filmmaking in 2021

Choosing the right camera is one of the most important decisions for any filmmaker. That’s because your camera can be a considerable financial investment, and dictates the kind of content you’re able to create. There are countless options available, all with their own merit, but often your research can leave you more confused than when you… Continue reading The Best Mirrorless Cameras for Filmmaking in 2021

Carl Zeiss Lenses Buying Guide in 2021: Sony, Canon, Nikon, & Fujifilm

TYPES OF LENSESLENS BASICSPRIMEZOOMWIDE ANGLETELEPHOTO Carl Zeiss lenses are some of the best for photography and video due to their ability to create images that achieve a rich, 3D look that has become the trademark of many Carl Zeiss lenses. Camera lenses are a significant investment which requires some serious research before buying. That’s why we’ve… Continue reading Carl Zeiss Lenses Buying Guide in 2021: Sony, Canon, Nikon, & Fujifilm

Which RED Camera to Buy in 2021? RED Digital Cinema Lineup Explained

Most filmmakers have heard RED digital cinema cameras, but there have been so many changes to their lineup over the years that keeping track can be a bit daunting. This post will make things simple.  We’ll explain the RED video camera lineup in layman’s terms, and then provides a look back at RED cameras all so… Continue reading Which RED Camera to Buy in 2021? RED Digital Cinema Lineup Explained

15 Best Video Camera Stabilizers for Filmmakers in 2021

There are few things more frustrating than nailing a shot, only to realize later that your footage is shaky and unusable. You know the next step to better content is more stable footage, but you don’t know which options are best for you and your projects.Continue reading 15 Best Video Camera Stabilizers for Filmmakers in… Continue reading 15 Best Video Camera Stabilizers for Filmmakers in 2021

17 Best 360 Cameras — The Ultimate Buying Guide (2021)

BIf you’ve decided it’s time to upgrade your gear collection to a 360 camera, it’s good to know a bit about what’s out there. The majority of these omnidirectional cameras are video, but it’s noted when they’re solely for photography. This is a buying guide to the best 360 cameras on the market today. Continue… Continue reading 17 Best 360 Cameras — The Ultimate Buying Guide (2021)

Zhiyun Crane 2S Gimbal — Pros, Cons, Price & Features (Review)

Gimbals are the perfect tool for shooting smooth video — whether it be a wedding video, comedy sketch or a feature film. But although there are a lot of great gimbals for mobile devices and expensive cinema cameras, there aren’t many great gimbals in that ever-so-elusive median price range. Enter the Zhiyun Crane 2S —… Continue reading Zhiyun Crane 2S Gimbal — Pros, Cons, Price & Features (Review)

What Is a Focus Chart, How They Work, and Where To Get One

Before you yell, “Action,” you need to make sure the subject in your frame is in the sharpest, cleanest focus possible. This is known as critical focus, and it makes all the difference in having a professional-looking video and an amateur one. You need the right tools on-set to properly calibrate your camera. Right now,… Continue reading What Is a Focus Chart, How They Work, and Where To Get One

Ultimate Guide to Camera Gear — Every Type of Camera Rig Explained

Shot List SeriesShot SizeShot FramingCamera AnglesCamera FocusCamera GearCamera MovementCamera Lenses When faced with a blank canvas, a painter must first choose their brush, colors, and subject before they even make a single stroke. Similarly, a filmmaker approaches a shot by first choosing the right tools that serve their story. Some of the most impactful tools… Continue reading Ultimate Guide to Camera Gear — Every Type of Camera Rig Explained