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Online Video 101 For Small Business: Video Marketing for SMBs FREE E-Book

For most of our readers, video is something you deal with on a daily

MacWorld / iWorld 2013: CamRanger turns iPad or iPhone into Wireless Field Monitor

One of the questions I hear all the time is, “How can I turn

Product Review: Flashpoint 500C Portable LED Light

Adorama introduces another hit in their line of affordable video and photo lights, with

Working on House of Cards seems like a Producer’s Dream.

Ars Technica has a great article on Netflix’s House of Cards. The themes mentioned in

Superbowl score: Internet distribution 3 million; TV 108.7 million!

A record average viewership via traditional TV Network and Cable distribution of 108.7 million (and many

IN DEFENSE OF ‘GOOD ENOUGH’

For many people in the TV and video industry good enough is a dirty word. It

The numbers behind the Netflix’s House of Cards

Netflix’s new show House of Cards represents a $100 million investment: is it even possible that

Julian Assange’s 7 Lessons For Filmmakers

Julian Assange was born in Queensland, Australia in 1971 and experienced a difficult home

PROCUTX the iPad controller for Final Cut Pro X from Pixel Film Studios is released

You might have seen we teased our Facebook page readers with a few images

Festival Cinematography Notes – At Sundance, Alexa Rising

The day Sundance began, Daily Variety’s lead article kicked off with: “In this brave

With a Little Help From My Friends — The Making of 1000 to 1

Believe me, being a journeyman DP shooting indie pictures is a hard way to

Exposing ARGO

“As a director of photography, I like working differently from one movie to the

How To Write a Killer Logline

People get obsessed with writing their logline. And so they should. It’s a crucial

Animating the Inanimate: Interview with Charlie Collier

At 20 years of age, Charlie Collier of Zapamation may be a young filmmaker, but he’s

Smaller and faster – What the future MacPro might look like part two

When we posted Peter Zigich’s first design thoughts on a new MacPro last year,

Sony KDL–40BX420E: a low cost monitor for 1080p video editing at worldwide framerates

When Miami-based PRODU.com set out to choose the key components for a new video

The Quick and Dirty Video Guide to Marking Actors

Like any job, going to work in the film industry isn’t always fun. Stepping on set

Big Winners: The SmallHD Story

While I was working at Hurlbut Visuals, Lydia came up with the idea of

THE CINEMATOGRAPHY OF ‘BREAKING BAD’ – PART 2 – COMPOSITION

“Breaking Bad” is rich in master shots that carry the burden of storytelling weight. This

Letter From Sundance: Can Investors Really Profit From An Independent Film?

After discussing last week Where To Find Investors For Your Film, the next question you are

Tempo: A budget VFX lesson from Seth Worley and Red Giant

Red Giant is known for their effects software, including Magic Bullet Looks, Colorista and

Color Matching a Canon C300 to an Arri Alexa

I’m shooting more projects with the Canon C300 but none of the built-in looks

The Single Biggest Dialogue Sin

Dialogue that is over real can kill your script stone dead – which is

How To Find Investors For Your Film

At the moment, I’m working with a handful of clients all at the same

How To Write A Screenplay That Breaks Through To A Mass Audience

Here’s ten headlines. Ten rules of thumb. Ten writing magic stepping stones I follow religiously. Follow