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Should You Go to Film School? A Conversation with Ryan E. Walters

Should You Go to Film School? A Conversation with Ryan E. Walters | VideoDrome | Scoop.it
This is a guest post by Cinematographer Ryan E. Walters.
With the rise of popularity and accessibility of film schools since the 1960′s & 1970′s, aspiring film professionals have had the difficult task of choosing where to begin their career path.
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Lessons Learned Shooting, Editing and Mixing a 9-Camera Music Performance

Lessons Learned Shooting, Editing and Mixing a 9-Camera Music Performance | VideoDrome | Scoop.it
Excited to start post production on SoundandSEA.TV episode 2, "#ImprovJam". Here are some early lessons I learned from the set and in the edit suite.
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Review: View Factor Contineo Cage for the Panasonic GH4

Review: View Factor Contineo Cage for the Panasonic GH4 | VideoDrome | Scoop.it
View Factor’s Contineo cage for the Panasonic GH4 is a marvel of form and function, but does its minimalist design come at the cost of usability? Find out if this is the right cage for you in this in-depth review.
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Project HoloLens: Our Exclusive Hands-On With Microsoft's Holographic Goggles | WIRED

Project HoloLens: Our Exclusive Hands-On With Microsoft's Holographic Goggles | WIRED | VideoDrome | Scoop.it
The prototype is amazing. It amplifies the special powers that Kinect introduced, using a small fraction of the energy. Project HoloLens’ key achievement—realistic holograms—works by tricking your brain into seeing light as matter.
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B&H Review: Micro Four Thirds Lenses that add Cinematic Imagery to your GH4

B&H Review:  Micro Four Thirds Lenses that add Cinematic Imagery to your GH4 | VideoDrome | Scoop.it
Part 1: Panasonic Leica glass paired with the Panasonic GH4 sensor
Many of you have asked me to do tests on micro four thirds lenses, so I am holding to my promise to listen and deliver. HERE WE GO!!!
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Documentary Who Needs Sleep? Focuses on The Dark Side of Long Hours in the Film Industry

Documentary Who Needs Sleep? Focuses on The Dark Side of Long Hours in the Film Industry | VideoDrome | Scoop.it

78-minute-long documentary 'Who Needs Sleep?' is a gem from a recent-past that deserves a watch if you plan on making a career working on set, in pretty much any position.

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What is “Inspiration”?

What is “Inspiration”? | VideoDrome | Scoop.it

What is Inspiration? Is it a feeling? Is it an emotion? Or is it something more? It seems that the term is being used more and more these days and that the expression is being mis-represented. If someone sees something they like, many deem it inspirational. While writing this post, three different people posted ‘inspirational’ videos — or videos they tag as inspirational. But are they really? With the influx of videos being produced and the ability to access high quality equipment, more people are able to produce great work. Although these works are great, are they inspirational?

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The Best Order Of Operations For Color Grading & Why It Makes All The Difference | Noam Kroll

The Best Order Of Operations For Color Grading & Why It Makes All The Difference | Noam Kroll | VideoDrome | Scoop.it

With color grading software like DaVinci Resolve and Adobe Speedgrade being readily available to just about anyone with access to the internet, it’s no surprise that more and more filmmakers are attempting to color their own footage. In many cases, I would advise against coloring your own work unless like myself, you also work as a dedicated colorist. 

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Who's shooting in 4k? - Simple Sunday Survey #4

This week we asked how many of our planet5D subscribers are shooting in 4k and how often they’re doing it… the results, despite all the hype over 4k, are pretty much what I thought…

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Paralinx Triton – a light weight wireless HDMI video transmission system for DSLRs and small video cameras

Paralinx Triton – a light weight wireless HDMI video transmission system for DSLRs and small video cameras | VideoDrome | Scoop.it
By technical editor Matt Allard: Paralinx have announced the new Triton wireless HD video system.
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Panasonic GH4 Questions Answers: Lens Compatibility

Panasonic GH4 Questions  Answers: Lens Compatibility | VideoDrome | Scoop.it
When you have a camera with as versatile a lens mount as the Panasonic GH4, there are bound to be questions about compatibility.
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GLOURIOUS BASTERDS ( a breakdown of the first chapter )

GLOURIOUS BASTERDS ( a breakdown of the first chapter ) | VideoDrome | Scoop.it

After the overwhelming response I got from my previous cinematography breakdown, i've decided to dedicate  another week of my life to creating a new one. It's really nice to know that people appreciate what I share here at the blog!

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From Focal Elements to Fibonacci: A 30-Minute In-Depth Study of Composition

From Focal Elements to Fibonacci: A 30-Minute In-Depth Study of Composition | VideoDrome | Scoop.it
There's more to composition than the rule of thirds. And Fibonacci's not an opera singer. (You're thinking of Pavarotti -- or of Bocelli -- or of no opera singers because why would you be?) The composition is the frame and the arrangement of the elements in that frame. What are the elements of a frame? The mise-en-scène -- everything in the frame that makes up the frame, including everything from the actors, to lighting, to props, to costumes, to composition.
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Famed for its Film Simulations for Moving Images, FilmConvert Also Works Great for Stills

Famed for its Film Simulations for Moving Images, FilmConvert Also Works Great for Stills | VideoDrome | Scoop.it

FilmPack for OpticsPro – FPforOP for short – is blessed with tight access to the myriad of fine-tuning controls OpticsPro provides for turning your raw image files into TIFFs and DNGs that you can open in other image editing software.

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Convergent Design Odyssey 7Q+ Hands On Review

Convergent Design Odyssey 7Q+ Hands On Review | VideoDrome | Scoop.it
Okay if you watched the video review I promised to give you links and more detailed info. Well here is the link for all the current specifications.
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DJI Inspire 1 – A professional drone operator’s perspective from Hexcam’s Elliott Corke

DJI Inspire 1 – A professional drone operator’s perspective from Hexcam’s Elliott Corke | VideoDrome | Scoop.it

Last week I received one of the first DJI Inspire 1 quadcopters in the UK. Like any machine I had to put it through its paces properly before supplying it to any of our clients.

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“THE WONDER LIST” POST 1: Choosing the right cameras for the show

“THE WONDER LIST” POST 1: Choosing the right cameras for the show | VideoDrome | Scoop.it
ETHICS STATEMENT: There are lots of banners and web links to products in these posts. More than usual because I am talking about these specific products. These are products I use regularly and are linked to affiliates.
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Can You Sum Up a Film In Two Drawings? That’s What Lewis Trondheim & Jason Have Been Doing for Weeks

Can You Sum Up a Film In Two Drawings? That’s What Lewis Trondheim & Jason Have Been Doing for Weeks | VideoDrome | Scoop.it

French cartoonist Lewis Trondheim and Norwegian cartoonist Jason are not only established storytellers within their medium, they are also movie lovers, or so it seems since the two men have started a weekly exercise in storytelling named “2 cases, 1 film” where they each try to sum up a film within two squares, and without revealing the film’s name.

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In 2015, We Don’t Have Any Reason to Stay Isolated While We Create #ourcreativeboat

In 2015, We Don’t Have Any Reason to Stay Isolated While We Create #ourcreativeboat | VideoDrome | Scoop.it
Why Do We Keep Setting Up Secret Goals ? Most of us use a change of year to reset our goals, give up some, pick up others, and mostly, carry on for another round of creative madness, between paid jobs and waves of uncertainty.
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The Zacuto Gratical HD EVF in depth review

The Zacuto Gratical HD EVF in depth review | VideoDrome | Scoop.it
By site editor Dan Chung: If you spend most of your day staring into the viewfinder of a camera, then the Gratical HD EVF will be of real interest to you.
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Tony Zhou’s 3 Tips to Learn How to Deconstruct a Film’s Visual Narrative

Tony Zhou’s 3 Tips to Learn How to Deconstruct a Film’s Visual Narrative | VideoDrome | Scoop.it
Tony Zhou, the creator, editor and narrator of the excellent Every Frame a Painting did an AMA on True Films, a subreddit for cinephiles, where he spent four hours answering about every question thrown at him.
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How I made the Canon C100 a web news work horse - and is the mkII worth the upgrade?

How I made the Canon C100 a web news work horse - and is the mkII worth the upgrade? | VideoDrome | Scoop.it

I‘ve spent much of the last year figuring out what works best for the shooting news and documentary for the web on the C100. Here’s what I’ve learned from working in the field with the camera and building my kit as freelancer on a budget.

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Planet Iceland: One Man’s Take on Optimal Travel Gear

Planet Iceland: One Man’s Take on Optimal Travel Gear | VideoDrome | Scoop.it
What do you bring when traveling to Iceland for spontaneous stills and video shooting? planet5D reader Alex Cornell shows and tells all for his short PLANET ICELAND.
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Panasonic 25mm f1.4 Lens

Panasonic 25mm f1.4 Lens | VideoDrome | Scoop.it
The Panasonic 25mm f1.4 lens is a somewhat affordable addition to my Panasonic GH4 kit. At a price of about $460 it’s roughly $100 more than it’s nearest competitor, the Olympus 25mm f1.8.
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Why Do We Need Color Correction?

We are often asked what a Colorist does in the film & television industry. In this short video we've given several examples of why and when color correction can improve a video.

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TVTechnology: An Exercise in Vintage Hard Light

TVTechnology: An Exercise in Vintage Hard Light | VideoDrome | Scoop.it

I was reminded of this particular project recently while posting some tips on Instagram. In the not-too-distant past, I was the second unit director and director of photography on an HBO/Cinemax series called “Femme Fatales.” I was also employed to produce, direct and photograph the opening title sequence for the series. 

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