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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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A Super Helpful Crash Course in Using the Atomos Shogun 4K Recorder with the GH4 & A7s

A Super Helpful Crash Course in Using the Atomos Shogun 4K Recorder with the GH4 & A7s | VideoDrome | Scoop.it
Few filmmaking products this year are as highly anticipated as the Atomos Shogun. In what can only be described as a Festivus miracle, we now have an incredibly in-depth guide to using the fabled device just days before it's slated to begin shipping to the masses.
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10 Tips for Producing a Comprehensive Video Campaign

10 Tips for Producing a Comprehensive Video Campaign | VideoDrome | Scoop.it
GUEST POST BY PRESTON KANAK
Opinions might not reflect my own and in many situations things Preston lists might not be possible but there will absolutely be parts of this you can be implemented into you own work!
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Profound Words of Wisdom & Inspiration from the World's Best Cinematographers

Profound Words of Wisdom & Inspiration from the World's Best Cinematographers | VideoDrome | Scoop.it
Remember Zacuto's epic 2012 camera shootout? Outdated though the results of that shootout may seem two and a half years later, one well-crafted remnant remains more relevant and inspirational than ever.
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A Super Simple Workflow for Editing & Grading CinemaDNG RAW Footage in Premiere Pro

A Super Simple Workflow for Editing & Grading CinemaDNG RAW Footage in Premiere Pro | VideoDrome | Scoop.it
RAW is a filmmaker's best friend when it comes to maintaining the utmost control over an image throughout the post process. It's also a filmmaker's worst nightmare when it comes to developing simplified workflows.
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Basic Overview SLR Magic Anamorphic Lens Adapter with GH4 Nikon 50mm Pancake

Basic Overview of #SLRMagic #Anamorphic Lens Adapter and #MustHD HDMI Monitor 2:35:1 Scaling Option http://cheesycam.com/basic-overview-of-slrmagic-anamorpho...

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Fun Comparison: Atomos Shogun vs the Convergent Design Odyssey 7Q+

Fun Comparison: Atomos Shogun vs the Convergent Design Odyssey 7Q+ | VideoDrome | Scoop.it

More than a year ago, I published the monster comparison between 16 external recorders, and one company found it so beneficial they used it to sell their recorder on their official website!

Times have changed. There is a new baby in the family, and it is called 4K or UHD, and if you’re in the market for a new recorder, then you must seriously consider one that can record 4K.

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Finding Professional Voice Over Talent

Finding Professional Voice Over Talent | VideoDrome | Scoop.it
A list of lessons and tips for finding and hiring professional voice over talent that I've learned over the past few years.
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How Do You Storyboard? New Moleskine 'Smart' Notebook Converts Sketches into Adobe Vector Files

How Do You Storyboard? New Moleskine 'Smart' Notebook Converts Sketches into Adobe Vector Files | VideoDrome | Scoop.it
If you like to storyboard the old fashioned way by taking pencil to paper, but still like to spruce up the cells in Illustrator or Photoshop, then this new "smart" notebook from Moleskine might give you the best of both worlds.
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8 Things You Must Know About the Film Business Today, from James Schamus

8 Things You Must Know About the Film Business Today, from James Schamus | VideoDrome | Scoop.it

At the PGA East's Produced By Conference in October, former Focus Features CEO James Schamus offered up a treasure trove of wisdom about the film industry.

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Scripted vs. Non-Scripted Corporate Videos

Scripted vs. Non-Scripted Corporate Videos | VideoDrome | Scoop.it
When creating a corporate video for a client, is it better to write a script, or go full-documentary interview style? You may be surprised at my answer.
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If you want to stand out in the filmmaking crowd, focus on the evolution of your CRAFT – not the TOOLS.

If you want to stand out in the filmmaking crowd, focus on the evolution of your CRAFT – not the TOOLS. | VideoDrome | Scoop.it

On a base level, this blog was born out of talking about TECHNOLOGY.   Gadgets, new cameras, lenses, software and MoVIs!   

I, like many others, was pulled into the DSLR movement by a magical force called ACCESS.

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Building A Rig For My GH4. Parts. Lots of Parts!

Building A Rig For My GH4. Parts. Lots of Parts! | VideoDrome | Scoop.it
I’ve been messing around with parts I already owned to try and rig up the GH4 for more advanced shooting. Advanced meaning using an audio person and capturing sound into the GH4.
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Scrooge (1970)

Scrooge (1970) | VideoDrome | Scoop.it

The 1970 film directed by Ronald Neame is one of countless renditions of Charles Dickens’ universal A Christmas Carol, but the only one introduced with luscious handpainted title cards by illustrator Ronald Searle.

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Testing the Atomos Shogun 4K and Sony a7S at Pearl beach

Testing the Atomos Shogun 4K and Sony a7S at Pearl beach | VideoDrome | Scoop.it

I’m in Sydney this week and Atomos CEO Jeromy Young dropped by with a shiny new Shogun 4K recorder for me to test out. I wasted no time in rigging it up to my Sony a7S and heading to Pearl Beach, a few hours north of Sydney. This was my first chance to see some real world footage from the recorder and the a7S in combination.

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Atomos Shogun Review – Part 1

Atomos Shogun Review – Part 1 | VideoDrome | Scoop.it
    This is an early look for now, my unit has only just arrived!! I will be posting some ProRes samples in 4K from the A7S later this weekend. This is a device that’s set to unleash total magic from the Sony A7S in 4K.
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Take a Ride Through the Making of 'Boyhood'

Take a Ride Through the Making of 'Boyhood' | VideoDrome | Scoop.it
One of the biggest hits of 2014, Boyhood takes us through the growing pains of an American family in real time. See how director Richard Linklater approached the process in this IFC Films making-of. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjmUJQg2eUw
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Let’s see what the Samsung NX1 is REALLY capable of – shooting 4K in sunny Lisbon

Let’s see what the Samsung NX1 is REALLY capable of – shooting 4K in sunny Lisbon | VideoDrome | Scoop.it
The light in Berlin is dreary during winter, so I took the NX1 off for a break in the Portuguese city of Lisbon last week. This place has the best weather in Europe and the best light. A magical place.
Mario Pires's insight:

My City!

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Cine Meter II Creator Adam Wilt Takes First Look at Veydra MTF Cine Primes, Pronounces Them Good, True Cine Lenses

Cine Meter II Creator Adam Wilt Takes First Look at Veydra MTF Cine Primes, Pronounces Them Good, True Cine Lenses | VideoDrome | Scoop.it
Adam Wilt, software engineer, producer, post-producer and creator of the esteemed Cine Meter II light meter app for iOS devices has received a set of pre-release Veydra prime lenses for the Micro Four Thirds format.
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AmazonBasics are More Affordable AA Rechargeable Batteries over Sanyo Eneloop

AmazonBasics are More Affordable AA Rechargeable Batteries over Sanyo Eneloop | VideoDrome | Scoop.it
I’m a big fan of Rechargeable AA batteries but under a few conditions. They have to ’stay charged’ even when sitting around a few weeks or even a few months.
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Review: Luxi For All Incident-Metering Photosphere for iOS and Android

Review: Luxi For All Incident-Metering Photosphere for iOS and Android | VideoDrome | Scoop.it
Luxi For All (US$30) from Extrasensory Devices is a small, translucent white hemisphere with a spring clip. It’s designed to clamp over the front-facing camera of a smartphone, transforming it into an incident-reading light meter.
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Robby Müller Cinematography Masterclass

A fantastic 23-Minute Cinematography Masterclass with Dutch Director of Photography Robby Müller, NSC/BVK.

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Fotodiox Releases Pro B4 Magic Adapter For The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera

Fotodiox Releases Pro B4 Magic Adapter For The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera | VideoDrome | Scoop.it
We all know how frustrating it can be to want to use these great video cameras with stills lenses in a run and gun world. With this new Pro B4 Magic Lens the world of ENG zoom lenses just opened up for the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera.
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LANC Controller To Trigger The GH4 That Works!

LANC Controller To Trigger The GH4 That Works! | VideoDrome | Scoop.it
I’ve been building this GH4 with YAGH rig for a few weeks and as I build I find new issues that need to be addressed and then I of course have to order new parts and wait and wait for them to arrive….
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Werner Herzog on Creativity, Self-Reliance, Making a Living of What You Love, and How to Turn Your Ideas Into Reality

Werner Herzog on Creativity, Self-Reliance, Making a Living of What You Love, and How to Turn Your Ideas Into Reality | VideoDrome | Scoop.it
"If your project has real substance, ultimately the money will follow you like a common cur in the street with its tail between its legs."
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Leave it to Werner to turn an interesting phrase.