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All I Want For Christmas

You have no idea how aroused I am right now.

iF design award for Master Anamorphic lens

Carl Zeiss, the renowned optics company and a valued technology partner of ARRI, has

We Make Movies Helps You Make Movies

“Joe [Leonard], Tara [Samuels] and I produced an independent feature in 2008 and found

This App Syncs Multi-Camera Footage Into One Video

Social video producers just got a powerful new tool. Switchcam Director is a web app that

The Most Important Phrase You’ll Ever Say in a Meeting

The most important phrase you’ll ever say in a meeting isn’t “Please” or “Thank

WooWave – the automated syncing software with the funny name

I’ve made no secret of my love for PluralEyes, the auto-syncing tool that came to market a

Nashville family nets big bucks from video contests

Peter Sullivan is a jingle daddy. The Nashville stay-at-home dad has directed his wife and three

Harlem Shake: Baauer cashes in on viral video’s massive YouTube success

February’s viral hit Harlem Shake relies, in time-honored viral style, on silly dancing and catchy beats.

Directors Lori Silverbush and Kristi Jacobson on A Place at the Table

If Food, Inc. freaked you out, prepare to be galvanized by A Place at the Table, another

What Is Your Film’s Competition? Everything.

As a filmmaker, unless you’ve got a pocket full of superfluous cash and you’re setting out

How to Crowdfund an Oscar Winning Movie

Crowdfunding has become a successful strategy for filmmakers to raise money to make their movies. If

Why Online Movie Marketing Is Essential

As a filmmaker, you need to start thinking about your distribution strategy from day

10 Lessons on Filmmaking from Beasts of the Southern Wild’s Benh Zeitlin

Despite legions of advice to the contrary, there is no quick-fix scheme toward making

Product Review: DJI Phantom Quadcopter for GoPro – Part 2

After using the DJI Phantom quadcopter with the GoPro Hero3 for about a month,

ArchMount – pocket-sized tripod mount for the iPad

The ArchMount is the first pocketable tripod mount for the iPad. It is our creative solution

Sharing Final Cut Pro X Projects between editors for a collaborative workflow

Jordan Smith wrote to us with a link to his article on sharing Final

Canon’s New Full-Frame Video Sensor Can Shoot Clear HD Footage In Exceptionally Low Light

Canon today announced the successful creation of a new full-frame CMOS sensor, designed exclusively for shooting video.

Product Review: DJI Phantom Quadcopter for GoPro – Part 1

Everyone is looking for that elusive aerial cam that’s both affordable and easy to

Sundance Programmer Mike Plante On Going Places with Short Films

The notion that making a short film is just practice for a feature has

Getting Organic Recordings In The Digital Realm

So much of the debate about digital versus analog has do do with feel

Who Else Wants To Make A Movie?

Whenever I give talks on modern moviemaking, there is invariably someone in the audience who asks if I would

Canon C100 or C300: Which One to Get?

For many, the release of the Canon C100 has prompted one question: Which one

Cats scratch at internet stardom

They frolic in empty boxes and stick their heads under faucet streams of water.

How to Clean a Camera Lens Without Damaging the Glass

Maintaining equipment is one of the biggest responsibilities of any camera assistant and lenses