Philip Bloom’s Cinematic Masterclass

The DP and director has announced the eight-part series for filmmakers, which can be streamed or downloaded
film production
DP and director Philip Bloom has announced a new eight-part series for filmmakers, Philip Bloom’s Cinematic Masterclass. Available for streaming or download in 4K, the series covers a range of topics, plus a free bonus episode, and is designed to break down the process and help creatives become better filmmakers. Each episode runs 40 to 60 minutes... Read more

Speedy Delivery (Or Too Much Of A Good Thing)

You’ve spent all that time editing your show and now you need to deliver a file. But what kind? 
file delivery
You’ve spent all that time editing your show and now you need to deliver a file. But what kind? Resolution, frame rate and bit rate—there are so many options. Resolution deals with the pixel count, usually given in horizontal and vertical dimensions. Generally, you’ll pick something like 1280×720, 1920×1080 or even 4K. Frame rate usually... Read more

GoPro Global Launch Event: HERO6 Black And 5.2K Spherical Fusion Camera

Big news is brewing at the camera maker, as GoPro announces new products
GoPro cameras
We’re at GoPro’s global launch event at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco. The camera maker’s CEO and founder Nick Woodman announced new products—the HERO6 Black and the official launch of the 5.2K spherical Fusion camera, in addition to feature updates to the Karma drone and three new accessories. You can watch the event... Read more
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Polaroid Introduces Flexible LED Lighting Panel

The new versatile 5600K accessory is lightweight, bendable and foldable
LED lighting
LED lighting solutions are especially appealing due to their versatility, light weight and low cost. Polaroid adds to the mix with the introduction of its new LED lighting panel. The light source is shapeable, bendable and foldable, making it a versatile accessory for photographers and videographers. Suitable for indoor and outdoor shoots, as a main... Read more

SKB Cases Introduces New Sizes In Roto-Molded Tripod Case Series

Four new additions to the line join two Classic models
camera gear
SKB Cases has introduced new sizes in its Roto-Molded Tripod Case series, with the four new additions to the line joining the company’s two Classic models. SKB makes some of our favorite hard-shell cases for camera gear, and their tripod cases are similarly well built. Here’s a specs snapshot of the new cases: Roto-Molded 24” Tripod Case (1SKB-R2411),... Read more

The Perfect Debut

All you have to do to make movies is push a different button. How hard can it be?
filmmaking
Photo by Chris X Carroll It was the perfect opportunity—shooting a cover and an ad campaign for a novel, where the client asked if we could “shoot a little video” to make a trailer. I had a brand-spanking-new Canon EOS 5D Mark II, but had yet to press the Big Button that activated the video function. I had been shooting digital stills for some... Read more

Tenba Air Case Attaché Series Introduced

Six new cases for filmmakers and photographers, featuring hard case protection in a lightweight design
camera bags
We’re believers in the idea that there’s no single perfect bag or case, just different bags for different assignments. Tenba adds to the mix with the new Air Case Attaché series, part of its rugged Transport collection, featuring hard case protection in a lightweight design. There are six cases in the series—the Attaché 3220W, Attaché 2520W,... Read more

Blackmagic Design Releases Audio And KeyKode Reader For Cintel Film Scanner

The new accessory allows users to capture high-quality audio and KeyKode picture info simultaneously and directly from their film in real time as it’s being scanned
Blackmagic Design
Blackmagic Design has released the Cintel Audio and KeyKode Reader for its Cintel film scanner. The new accessory allows users to capture high-quality audio and KeyKode picture info simultaneously and directly from their film in real time as it’s being scanned, optimizing the post-production chain. The reader is designed to provide incredibly high... Read more

GoPro Ships First Fusion Cameras As Part Of Pilot Program

The new 5.2K spherical camera is in the hands of 10 initial program partners, from the Golden State Warriors and USA TODAY NETWORK to AccuWeather and Getty Images
GoPro Fusion
GoPro has shipped its first Fusion cameras as part of its GoPro Fusion Pilot Program. The new 5.2K spherical camera is in the hands of 10 initial pilot partners—the Golden State Warriors, USA TODAY NETWORK, FOX Sports, AccuWeather, Digital Domain, Getty Images, Legend 3D, Inc., Rapid VR, RYOT and travel vlogger Louis Cole. GoPro has received more... Read more

Canon Opens Latest, Most Advanced Professional Technology & Support Center In Burbank, CA

The state-of-the-art facility represents a commitment to bringing service and support to professional filmmakers and photographers, with product consultations, repair services, training, programming and more
Canon Burbank Professional Technology & Support Center
Canon has opened its latest and most advanced Professional Technology & Support Center in Burbank, California. The new facility represents the company’s commitment to bringing service and support to professional filmmakers and photographers, and the production industry, with product consultations, 4K projection and DI capabilities, repair services,... Read more

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema To Open First Los Angeles Location

Austin-based theater chain expands into Downtown Los Angeles’ premier urban destination The Bloc
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema To Open First Los Angeles Location
Seven years ago, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema announced a nationwide expansion, and the Austin-based theater chain will finally arrive in Los Angeles in 2018. The new theater will be located at The Bloc in downtown Los Angeles. With 12 screens and a 560-person capacity, the theater will show new releases, in addition to independent, foreign and classic films.... Read more

August Bradley Talks Perfecting Content For YouTube Talk Shows With Chimera Lighting

The photographer and filmmaker discusses his MIND & MACHINE show in a behind-the-scenes video
Photographer and filmmaker August Bradley discusses his MIND & MACHINE talk show in an informative behind-the-scenes video
Photographer August Bradley is also a talented filmmaker and media entrepreneur, whose work ranges from commercials and branded content, to entertainment and interactive digital media. (You can find a Bradley profile on the website of our sister publication Digital Photo Pro.) Our friends at Chimera Lighting interviewed Bradley, where he discusses his... Read more
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