Color Grading with Magic Bullet Suite 12

One of the most frequent questions I get asked is “How do I get that film look?” Today I will show you how I turn ordinary-looking video into a cinematic image that just simply looks good. Continue reading Color Grading with Magic Bullet Suite 12

How to Shoot a Car Scene: Camera, Lighting & Sound Tutorial

If you are a filmmaker, chances are that you’ve had to shoot a scene inside a moving car. If so, then you probably know how hard it can be to get smooth shots or interesting angles in such a situation. Continue reading How to Shoot a Car Scene: Camera, Lighting & Sound Tutorial

DIY & Pro Light Diffusion Frame

Today I wanted to talk about a very simple but useful filmmaking tool – a large frame to which you can attach a silk screen (for example, a soft, white fabric). This is a great way to either soften direct light (ex. the sunlight), or to bounce light back at your subject. You can also put a black screen on and use it as a negative fill, or a black background. Continue reading DIY & Pro Light Diffusion Frame

DJI Phantom 3 – Cinematic Aerial Shots

Today I am reviewing the DJI Phantom 3 – a quadcopter with a 4K camera and 3-axis gimbal. The drone and gimbal technologies have been quickly advancing in the last few years (with DJI being one of the leaders), but the previous iterations of these devices have always left something to be desired. Watch my review to find out how good the DJI Phantom has gotten (short answer: really good). Continue reading DJI Phantom 3 – Cinematic Aerial Shots

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