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Speaking of 4K Broadcast, Japan is Flying off the Handle: TV is 4K in 2014. Plus, an 8K Future?

Speaking of 4K Broadcast, Japan is Flying off the Handle: TV is 4K in 2014. Plus, an 8K Future? | VideoDrome | Scoop.it
Several recent developments are helping to bring more 4K (or “more-K“) to your television screen than many of us might have anticipated, even a year ago.
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More resolution ? But will our screens will be able to show significant difference ? And will the content be worth all the trouble ?

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Camera Lens Bands

Camera Lens Bands | VideoDrome | Scoop.it
A couple of weekends ago, I was on the set of my short film Invader, and was able to test out some of my recent gear concoctions, including the pimped out Frugal Cage.
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A Look at the Influential Editing Techniques of Martin Scorsese & Thelma Schoonmaker

A Look at the Influential Editing Techniques of Martin Scorsese & Thelma Schoonmaker | VideoDrome | Scoop.it

Of all our modern directors, there is perhaps none with a more eidetic memory than Martin Scorsese; defined as an ability to recall precise images, sounds and objects, three of the main elements of motion pictures, Scorsese seems to remember every shot in every film he has ever seen, and probably some films he hasn’t seen yet.

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The Anatomy of a Light Stand (Part One)

The Anatomy of a Light Stand (Part One) | VideoDrome | Scoop.it

In a simplistic world, a light stand is a stand that holds lighting fixtures. In the real world, things are a bit more complicated:Let’s say you buy the cheapest light stand on the market after watching a couple of DIY videos and start to ply your trade with it.

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What I Learned After Conducting 40+ Interviews for My First Feature Documentary

What I Learned After Conducting 40+ Interviews for My First Feature Documentary | VideoDrome | Scoop.it
You’ve got a great idea for film, and it just so happens to be a true story. Best of all, the main character is fantastic and you can’t wait to get him or her on camera!
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Everyone Needs Storage… and Lots of It

Everyone Needs Storage… and Lots of It | VideoDrome | Scoop.it

Storage requirements for production and post-production have increased exponentially over the past few years, and that growth shows no sign of slowing down.  With things like 4K, 8K and collaboration that takes place across continents, being able to access and store data has become an essential part of any project.

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Act of Valor: A Case Study in Out of the Box Filmmaking

In February 2012, I spoke at “Adobe Tips and Flicks” in Washington, DC about “out of the box” filmmaking with the Canon 5D MkII on Act of Valor.

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'Inside the Edit' is the Creative Editing Course We've All Been Waiting For

'Inside the Edit' is the Creative Editing Course We've All Been Waiting For | VideoDrome | Scoop.it
A few months ago, we shared an excellent short animation that detailed the ins and outs of what exactly an experienced editor does.
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Digislider Motion Control Time Lapse Motorized Slider Kit Demo

Digislider Motion Control Time Lapse Motorized Slider Kit Demo | VideoDrome | Scoop.it

The DigiSlider motorized slider Time Lapse Kit is incredibly easy to setup and operate adding an entirely new dimension to what would normally just be a static sequence of images.

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The Power of You: Moment of Thought

The Power of You: Moment of Thought | VideoDrome | Scoop.it
I see it now!Scientists refer to it as the ‘Aha’ moment. Otherwise, also the ‘penny drops’, or that moment of lucidity, when strangely the answer appears so blindingly obvious that you wonder why you were held up in the first place. Cognitive torpor. So slowly you roll the person over, metaphorically of course.
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NEW DJI Phantom Vision+ Quadcopter Setup for First Flight

NEW DJI Phantom Vision+ Quadcopter Setup for First Flight | VideoDrome | Scoop.it

About a year and a half ago, DJI Released it’s first Phantom Quadcopter capable of mounting a GoPro. Fast forward today, DJI has released several new products catering to the Phantom Quadcopter line.

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Using a Book Light for a Super Soft Key

Using a Book Light for a Super Soft Key | VideoDrome | Scoop.it

“Hey Rob you wanna DP for me? We’re shooting a commercial for a truck liner company and need to shoot it in the back of a semi truck.” That was the call I got from Sean at 323 Productions and although I’ve never lit in the back of a semi, I was up for the challenge. In this post I want to break down my lighting setup, give credit to the idea, and share the results.

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Check Out This Video On 10 Steps of the Creative Process

Check Out This Video On 10 Steps of the Creative Process | VideoDrome | Scoop.it

There is a common fallacy regarding creativity, mostly to be found among those who fancy themselves creative but never seem to complete any work. It goes back all the way to Plato, who said, and I’m really paraphrasing here, that unless you were a little touched in the head, you had no hope of real artistic genius. The idea that one must have a little madness in their soul to be truly creative is, in a sense, true, but if it’s not bulwarked and protected by an effective process, routine, and work ethic, your work is unlikely to live up to its potential. Check out this video, where filmmaker and Webby Awards founder Tiffany Shlain shares her 10 steps to creativity, and learn how routine can make you more creative.

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Samyang 85mm F1.4 REVIEW | Vintage Lenses For Video

Samyang 85mm F1.4 REVIEW | Vintage Lenses For Video | VideoDrome | Scoop.it

While the Samyang 85mm is not a vintage lens, it definitely deserves a place on this website as somewhat of a bridge lens between the solid, manual vintage lenses & modern optics. It has almost all the features I like in vintage lenses and also has the sophisticated optics found in high-end modern lenses.

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Easy Ways to Ensure You’re Getting Your Shot in Focus

Easy Ways to Ensure You’re Getting Your Shot in Focus | VideoDrome | Scoop.it
One of the number one things that I get asked about and I hear discussed regularly is the issue of getting a shot in focus when shooting video.
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Don't Know Beans About Sound? This Video is the Perfect Primer for You

Don't Know Beans About Sound? This Video is the Perfect Primer for You | VideoDrome | Scoop.it
In the first installment of Filmmaker IQ’s series on sound, host John P. Hess guided you through the the origins of sound in cinema, from early inventions like the sound-on-disk Kinetophone to the very first talkie, The Jazz Singer.
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Build Your Own $30 Wooden Diffusion Panels Without Having to Make a Single Cut

Build Your Own $30 Wooden Diffusion Panels Without Having to Make a Single Cut | VideoDrome | Scoop.it
As no-budget filmmakers, chances are we’re spending a lot of time trying to navigate the placement of powerfully bright lights as we shoot scenes in cramped areas, and having a way to diffuse light is imperative in order to avoid blowing out your...
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3D Robotics - The Future of Autonomous Aerial Imaging

3D Robotics - The Future of Autonomous Aerial Imaging | VideoDrome | Scoop.it
You might hear the name 3D Robotics and say "Oh yeah, I've heard of those guys. They also make small UAVs don't they?” ...and you'd be right.. kind of.
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Vyer Films Gives Us a Glimpse into the Future of Curation for Indies

Vyer Films Gives Us a Glimpse into the Future of Curation for Indies | VideoDrome | Scoop.it

As curation becomes more important, it becomes about how we carve out small pockets of culture online for audiences who are hungry for unique, uncompromising and refreshing work. Vyer Films is a new subscription service that not only selects a robust catalogue of independent movies, but also strives to coax their audiences deeper into the culture of their movies.

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Blackmagic Pocket & Cinema Cameras Get Histogram, Time Remaining, & Audio Levels

Blackmagic Pocket & Cinema Cameras Get Histogram, Time Remaining, & Audio Levels | VideoDrome | Scoop.it
While the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K got a histogram, time remaining, and audio levels last month, many were wondering when the other Blackmagic cameras — the Cinema Camera and Pocket Cinema Camera — were going to get these important features...
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A Whole LUT of Fun

In this "quick" tutorial, I go over my workflow for balancing three different cameras with the DSC OneShot Chart, Resolve 11, and FCP X.
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The Intertwined Evolution of Dance Sequences and Film Technology

The Intertwined Evolution of Dance Sequences and Film Technology | VideoDrome | Scoop.it
Video essays are spreading  fast and exploring more and more aspects of filmmaking and film history.
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How to Rethink Your Video Content Strategy to Build Your Community

How to Rethink Your Video Content Strategy to Build Your Community | VideoDrome | Scoop.it

You might remember the excellent article written by BOND CEO Marc Schiller, couple of months ago about An analysis of Internet trends in 2014 for Independent Films. Schiller -who’s one ofIndiewire Influencers- has had its fingers on the pulse of community building and engagement for years now and has been hard at work sharing his knowledge and making data and tools understandable and accessible to indie filmmakers with a diy spirit.

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Audio Equalisation: How to use it and why you should « Wide Open Camera

Audio Equalisation: How to use it and why you should « Wide Open Camera | VideoDrome | Scoop.it

I’m a filmmaker at heart, though my line of work has required that I delve into other facets of production. My background stems from audio pre & post-production. While I’ve made attempts to shake off this label, audio experience has enabled me to utilise these skill sets and apply them to the world of video & filmmaking.

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Storytelling in reverse: Michael Sutton tells how he shot his short ‘Beacon’ using Photron high speed camera, Canon 1D C and GoPro

Storytelling in reverse: Michael Sutton tells how he shot his short ‘Beacon’ using Photron high speed camera, Canon 1D C and GoPro | VideoDrome | Scoop.it
My last three short films have been based on the idea of reverse storytelling: I go to a location with a topic in mind, shoot footage then go back and explore ideas that can be drawn from it. I believe there is something to tell and share with almost anything you capture
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LEE Filter Workshop with Jeremy Walker - YouTube

Follow acclaimed photographer Jeremy Walker through a days filter workshop on location. He guides a student step-by-step through a variety of shots using a range of filters including LEE Hard and Soft ND Grads, the Big Stopper and several warm-up filters.

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