Is 3D On Its Last Legs?
Not quite, but the writing is on the wall
Delivering the keynote was DreamWorks CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg, who proclaimed that in film's 100-plus-year history, there have been three major milestones that have advanced the art of filmmaking: sound, color and, now, 3D.
Film Is Dead!
Or is it?
Film is dead! Long live digital!
How an iPhone app could launch millions of filmmakers
It's often said that the best camera is the camera you have with you, and for most of us, it would be our phone.
GoPro Goes Cinema
Is an inexpensive 4K camera helpful or hurtful?
A few years ago, a little company with a little consumer camera made the pro video scene.
The dark side of a level playing field
With just a few dollars, a would-be (or wannabe) filmmaker can purchase a DSLR for less than $1,000 and a program like Final Cut Pro X for $299, and go on to produce a movie that, if good enough, could be seen at your local multiplex.
The Right 8 Bits
What’s two bits between friends?
For DSLR shooters, the cool current "must-have" feature is Clean HDMI.
Disruptive Tech v2.0
With lower margins, the 99% wins
Many years ago, when I first started attending trade shows like NAB and Cine Gear, you always could count on seeing impressive booths from industry-standard companies like Panavision, Kodak and Apple, as well as pro rental houses displaying massive dollies and cranes. But, for me, like many indie filmmakers, the equipment was out of reach, as well as out of my budget.
Reality Is Relative
How Rango’s photo-realism is changing the future of movies
Misinformation isn't always unintentional. As Martin Scorsese's Hugo made lovingly clear, filmmakers have always been magicians and illusionists, expertly blurring the line between reality and fantasy.
Does HDR help take the art away from cinematography?
One of the most difficult tasks for a director of photography is controlling the contrast range between highlights and shadows.
The RED Scarlet-X vs. the Canon EOS C300
When the RED ONE was released back in 2007 at a price point of $17,500 (body only), it created a whole new market for the production industry.
The Netflix effect
In the past few years, the world of content distribution has changed as dramatically as the process of content creation.
Buy, Sell Or Hold?
Has the 3D road run its course?
A few years ago, I attended a 3D conference where DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg delivered a keynote speech in which he declared the latest incarnation of digital 3D to be as revolutionary to motion pictures as the advent of sound and color.
The Director Of Sound
For indie film, sound is usually the first department that’s overlooked
It’s perhaps surprising how often sound management is overlooked during independent and low-budget productions.
Keep It In Neutral
Are variable ND filters the best solution for movies?
“With great power comes great responsibility,” said Ben Parker to his nephew Peter Parker, aka SpiderMan.