14Jul

How To Make Your Own Sound Room

Gross, Disgusting, Gloopy, Awesome Sound Effects The new sound pack has finally arrived and I got to tell you we had a blast doing the sound recording. What we did was we wanted to record organic noises from food you can find at your local grocery store and smash them up in our office kitchen nea...

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21Jun

Why DIY Camera Rigs Impress Us

This isn’t low budget filmmaking, this is tactical filmmaking I always appreciate the sight of someone’s creativity. I found this image of a DIY camera rig online the other day and uploaded it to our company Facebook page because I thought it would give everyone a good laugh. However,...

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8Jun

5 Things We Want To Happen In The Video Production Industry

The fallout from NAB 2016 is soon diminishing and here are some finals thoughts of the experience and 5 things we want to see happen to the video production and film industry improve upon. 1. Software Updates Coming back from NAB has put into perspective the future of  video software that we as v...

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3May

Get ready to shoot in 360

What would you like to see in a 360 video? The demand for a virtual reality experience in entertainment is on the rise and 360 cameras are becoming more affordable. Cameras with wide-angled lens are seamlessly shooting in 4k and 6K high resolution video, bringing the viewer to a whole new level o...

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1Apr

Using The Split Focus Diopter Effect

Using The Split Focus Diopter Effect Have you ever wanted to have two subjects focused in camera but at two different depths of field? Well it’s actually an old trick called the Split Focus Diopter Effect. Here’s a video shot by Shanks FX who explains how to use this effect to enhance...

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How To Start Editing a Feature Length Documentary

By Aaron / November 10, 2014 / Filmmaking / No Comments

One year ago I was sitting in a ice cream shop with my two friends from college, John Meier and Tanner Shinnick. We met up to talk about 2014, the year that we finally make a feature film. We started out by pitching various ideas we had ranging from a quirky apocolypse comedy, time travel, [&hell...

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Fotodiox Excell +1 (AKA Speed Booster Knockoff)

By Aaron / July 10, 2014 / Camera News, Filmmaking / No Comments

When the Metabones Speed Booster came out it was a pretty big deal. I mean – who doesn’t want an extra stop of light from their lenses and also .71 wider of a lens? Fascists probably don’t but the current camera/lens market doesn’t usually cater towards their wants and nee...

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What Camera and Audio to use for a Documentary

By Aaron / June 27, 2014 / Filmmaking / No Comments

The more and more films I make the more and more I realize that gear you have is the most and least important thing you have as a filmmaker. It is a terrible dichotomy that we always here in things like, “well he shoots on a RED so, he must know what he is doing” […]

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How to Setup Your Cameras for Interviews

By Aaron / June 16, 2014 / Filmmaking / No Comments

I’ll admit it that this title makes this sound like a really simple and easy thing to do but there is more to it than just set up the camera with the person you are interviewing lined up on the third and looking off camera. I could have called it “the one thing you do wrong […]

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