Tutorials / How-To Archive

How to use Final Cut Pro X with your DSLR

Many of today’s DSLR (digital single-lens reflex) cameras can shoot not only great images,

Lighting for Film & TV: Colour Correction Filters Pt 1: What is Colour Temperature?

Before we get into filters you first need to understand something called Colour Temperature. The

Superb walk through tutorials on making trails with Final Cut Pro X on shared storage

Whatever you had planned for the next hour, cancel it. These superb walk-though tutorials

Formatting Your Script – The Basics

I’ve been asked by some people how to properly format a script. Note that

Testing Your Camera’s Emulsion

A few months ago, I ran a blog post about how important it is

Creating a Beauty Light with a Book Light

How did I start out? What was my path to becoming a cinematographer? How

How to Make Your Own Movie Poster

Every movie deserves a great poster. It’s the visual signature that establishes the world,

Deciphering the Film Slate (Part 2): Pickups, Plates, MOS, and More

Now that you generally know what to write on a film slate, it’s time to

Working with Red RAW files in Final Cut Pro X 10.0.6

The 10.0.6 update to FCPX was huge. One of the new features was the

How To Build A Camera Cart For Under $250

I love working with a camera cart on set. It is the easiest and

How To Outrank the Competition in YouTube Search & Summary of Important YouTube Changes

Over the past couple of weeks, there have been a ton of changes at

20 New Digital Cinema Pocket Guides

There’s never been a more exciting time than now for digital cinema. New cameras

8 new free tutorials on Final Cut Pro X 10.0.6 from We Make Movies

Looks like ‘We Make Movies’ has caught the eye of a very popular and

Logo Design For Filmmakers Part 2

Designing a logo is no easy task and it is always better to hire

Conforming Frame Rates in FCP X

On this episode of MacBreak Studio, Steve Martin from Ripple Training shows me how to take

10 Quick Final Cut Pro X Tips

We’ve previously featured YouTube user Matt’s Macintosh for his great “Sky Color Correction” tutorial in Final Cut

Using the audio compressor in Final Cut Pro X – essential viewing

In our campaign to end bad audio in video productions, this new video tutorial

Breaking down different types of video cameras

Earlier this year I put out my first ever online Video Camera Buyer’s Guide to help

7 Tips for HD Color Correction and DSLR Color Correction

Color correction is just one step of the entire filmmaking process…but oh, what a

How to Set up you Canon DSLR for Shooting Better Movies

A month ago I decided to put this piece on the ideal way to

HDSLR Educational Series for Cinema

Shane Hurlbut ASC runs down some of the settings he uses to get the

I Warp Speeded my MacBook Pro!

After using “tower” (or “desktop”) computers for my main workstation for over 20 years

Shooting a Timelapse with a DSLR

So lots of guys have shot a timelapse on their camcorder once and then

Nice basic lighting video tutorial

So I perusing some random YouTube videos and ran across this little nugget from FilmRiot. It

How to color grade stereoscopic 3D footage

Dado says that there are a few technical challenges that need to be overcome

Production Dialogue – Microphone Placement

Check out this video on how to get good production dialogue.