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Review of the Zoom H6 Portable Audio Recorder

The Zoom H4N, and other similar portable professional audio recorders, have grown at about the same rate as the DSLR revolution. The Zoom H4n became, and still is, the go-to recorder for any DSLR videographer remotely serious about capturing anything more than camera audio. In this post we

10 Tips & Tricks For High Quality Sound Recording

Sound is essential for every film production. No matter whether you shoot a short or feature film, one of the most important aspects of your work will be recording high quality audio. Even if you have shot excellent visual footage it will very often be useless without good

Dave Dugdale Has a Fix For The Audio Issues on GH4

The US based former sound designer and passionate  filmmaker Dave Dugdale, who now stands behind the successful site www.learningdlsrvideo.com, has advice for all the GH4 users who might have some audio bugs and issues with their brand new 4k camera from Panasonic. If you are one of them, the

Detail Comparison – BMCC 2.5K vs. BMPC 4K

The so-called “DSLR revolution”, started by pure accident from Canon, democratised the film industry irreversibly about five years ago. They were the first to put affordable tools in the hands of tens of thousands of indie filmmakers all over the world. Furthermore a few years later, Blackmagic Design

The Beauty of Black & White 4K Cinematography

Shooting in black & white is still a bit of a challenge for many filmmakers and definitely it’s not a simple and straightforward process. Many professional cinematographers claim that it is even harder to shoot in black & white compared to shooting in colour. As a rule of

Davinci Resolve 11 Beta 2 Is Now Available For Download

The latest beta version of one of the most powerful color grading software out there the Davinci Resolve was just released. The Lite version is also available for download and, as usual, it is still completely free of charge. Blackmagic Design has pushed DaVinci Resolve 11 in Beta

The Benefits of Shooting 4K RAW on the BMPC

Shooting raw video is one of the most demanding and appealing features for many indie filmmakers. For many years, this feature was available only on higher priced models like the Red One from Red Digital Cinema. Blackmagic Design implemented that feature in all of the three models of cameras

Adobe Anywhere for Filmmakers and Video Shooters

Filmmaking is a collaborative effort. As such, it is so important for filmmakers to have the creative freedom and the ability to access their own content remotely without physical constraints and limitations. No matter where your team members are physically located, it would be great if  all of them

How to Achieve A Film Look With The Panasonic GH4

All indie filmmakers put a great deal of effort in order to achieve the so-called “film look” in their work. However, what does “film look” mean by definition and how do we get it? In short, a film look is a process in which video images are augmented to appear

What Is It Like To Be An Independent Filmmaker In 2014?

A few days ago on Vimeo, I saw an awesome and inspiring short video called “Making Room” produced by The Music Bed. It features the infamous UK-based cinematographer Philip Bloom and his journey to success as a freelancer. Building a career as a filmmaker has shown him that the greatest rewards in