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Fotodiox PopSpot J-500 Compact Fresnel LED Lights

Compact, focusable and budget-friendly LED Fresnels lights seems to be the thing do for numerous manufacturers these days – there’s the much-awaited and (hopefully) soon shipping Aputure LSC-20 Mini LED Fresnel, there are also the Boltzen LED fresnels from CAME-TV, and at least three more, the names

9 Reasons Why You Should Attend CamerImage Next Year

Poland’s CamerImage is kind of a big deal in the realm of cinematography. Held in November, CamerImage celebrates the art of cinematography like no other festival on the global film festival circuit. Whereas the glitz and fanfare of Cannes and Sundance end up making front page news every year,

Advanced Tips and Tricks for Shooting High-Quality Handheld Videos

Even though 3-axis gimbal stabilizers are ubiquitous these days, the ability to shoot professional handheld videos remains a viable skill for every self-respecting cinematographer. Handheld style of shooting can not only create unique visual aesthetics but if done the right way it can bring your scenes to life

5 Easy In-Camera Tricks to Stylize Your Production

Getting as many in-camera effects as possible is always a recommended approach than trying to achieve the same optical illusion later in post. That way, you’re not only saving time and effort, but the final result is also far more believable and authentic. So, if you’re wondering

Five Awesome Tips for Shaping Light on Set

Utilising light wisely and efficiently on set is something that can certainly improve your work as a professional filmmaker and make a big difference in the end. You can get some impressive results even with the most affordable lights, but only if you know how to control them properly.

Use These Four Tips To Make Your Stop-Motion Videos Shine

Stop-motion photography could be a fantastic way to express your visual ideas in a different, more creative and enticing manner. Whether you tend to shoot a stop-motion video for a client or just for fun, this technique could be another great addition to your filmmaking skill set.

Two Easy Ways to Create Dramatic Camera Moves with a Slider

Having a slider with you on set is always an excellent way to create some buttery-smooth shots for your production. But, what if you want to take this approach to a whole new level? In the following production tutorial below, part of Premium Beat’s Awesome Cinematography series, Brent Pierce reveals a few