The Soft Touch
Cinematographers and gaffers discuss the gear and technique in creating soft light
For cinematographers, the choice between soft lighting and hard lighting is almost akin to Hamlet's famous line, "To be, or not to be," in terms of its philosophical and aesthetic ramifications.
Audio Assist: Waves Video Sound Suite
Increasing your sound-editing capability
The sound-editing tools included in my video-editing software package are pretty rudimentary. What do you recommend if I want to take up the audio quality on my editing system a few notches?
Misinformation: 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.
Video Assist: Play Misty For Me
How a simple hair dryer saved my shoot
You turn the page to this column, and before you begin reading, a question pops into your head: “What does a cow have to do with high-definition video?”
Audio Assist: Keep It Simple
RØDE’s VideoMic Pro, and recording live events
Like many people this year, I succumbed to the DSLR craze and purchased a new Canon EOS 7D.
Production Takes: A Short Lesson In Preparation
MacGyver to the rescue
It’s first-year film school, and I’m waiting in line at the equipment cage so I can sign out one of two ARRI BL16 film cameras.
Video Assist: Like A Rolling Stone
Is rolling shutter a deal-breaker?
Rolling shutter does seem to be a popular topic, as yours isn’t the only e-mail I’ve received on the subject.
Misinformation: 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.
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