Indie Film Spotlight: “4 Nights In The Hamptons”

There is obviously a lot of skill that goes into making a feature film. It’s not just about the artistic and technical skills, though. On large projects, it is also essential to manage well your resources. I recently saw the film “4 Nights In The Hamptons” and it serves as a great example of creative filmmaking – not only with respect to storytelling, but also with respect to film production. Continue reading Indie Film Spotlight: “4 Nights In The Hamptons”

Atomos Shogun Review, including guide to Vectorscope, Waveform & False Color

I’ve finally had the time to test out the Atomos Shogun 4K. For those of you who don’t know, the Shogun is a 4K video recorder and monitor, all in one. When combined with a camera like the Panasonic GH4 or Sony A7s, it lets you record 4K in RAW or the high-quality 10-bit Apple ProRes 422 (up to 30fps). You can also shoot slow motion (120/60/50 fps) in full 1080P HD. As a monitor, it has a beautiful 7.1” 320ppi 1920×1080 touch screen. And those are just the highlights. Continue reading Atomos Shogun Review, including guide to Vectorscope, Waveform & False Color

CAME-7800 3-axis camera gimbal review

CAME-TV has updated their 3-axis gimbal for DSLR/DSLMs and the new model, CAME-7800, has some great improvements. Also, the gimbal now comes in a nice package that includes everything you need when using this technology on a real production. It includes a stand, a solid carrying case and all the cables and tools. Continue reading CAME-7800 3-axis camera gimbal review

DJI Ronin vs CAME-7800 – digital camera stabilizers comparison

Of all the digital camera stabilizers out there, the best two ones are probably the DJI Ronin and the CAME-7800. I certainly get the most questions about those two models. Therefore, I decided to do tests and compare them side by side. Continue reading DJI Ronin vs CAME-7800 – digital camera stabilizers comparison

Screenwriting Tips – Based on Brain Science

Today I wanted to share more screenwriting tips, since this is probably the most challenging aspect of filmmaking. I recently wrote a post on the same subject that included tips from Francis Ford Coppola. Today I wanted to take a different approach to screenwriting – a scientific one.

I am currently finishing up a great course “Learning How to Learn: Powerful mental tools to help you master tough subjects” by Dr. Barbara Oakley and Dr. Terrence Sejnowski. This is a MOOC offered by the University of California, San Diego via Coursera. Continue reading Screenwriting Tips – Based on Brain Science

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