Canon Hosts the Canon Creative Studio

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The most unique part about Canon’s activation this year is going to be their lounge, themed “Canon Creative Studio.”  It is designed to demonstrate how Canon can help filmmakers in every phase of production. There will also be a number of sponsored education sessions and panel discussions with directors and DPs including a special screening of the film Bending the Light followed by a lively Q&A with Stephen Goldblatt, ASC, BSC, spotlighting the creative process, the craft of cinematography, and the Canon Cinema EOS lenses and cameras that help bring their stories to life (full schedule of events below).

Tips on Making Your Next Doc a Success

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Documentary films are becoming more and more popular.  From feature length to episodic documentary TV shows to short Docufilms for non-profit or corporate clients, there are opportunities for filmmakers to practice their trade. Here’s a short list of things you may want to keep in mind while working on your documentary film.

Lessons Learned from Emmy Award Winning Documentary Filmmaker

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I was fortunate. The director of my first two feature documentaries insisted that we shoot the projects on film. The texture, emotional quality, and pure beauty of capturing life with camera negative was intoxicating. But the greater value to me were the lessons learned from the discipline that film exacts on the production process. These lessons still guide my approach to cinematography in this digital age.

Enzo G. Castellari on Western Films, Tarantino & Today's Current Tech

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During the Band Pro Film & Digital One World Open House in Burbank, California, Italian Film Director, and master of Italian-Western cinema, Enzo G. Castellari shares his experiences and work over the years. If you don’t already know, he became famous during the 1960's by directing several spaghetti westerns such as Go Kill and Come Back (1967), One Dollar Too Many (1968) and more. In this interview Castellari elaborates on how he got started in the business, along with his inspirations and thoughts on the differences between shooting on film vs. today's current digital technology. 

Get Clear Insight on 4K & it's Worth

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4K has been hyped as the next big thing in video, but unless you are an A/V geek, it is all too easy to get confused about what it means. Yoel Zanger, CEO and Founder of Giraffic gives you the insight you need to understand 4K.


How Assimilate Helped Create Highly Acclaimed Film, "Before I Disappear"

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On the heels of director’s Shawn Christensen’s Oscar winning short film, “Curfew” (2012), his highly acclaimed feature film “Before I Disappear” (2014) premiered on November 28. Jerome Thelia, colorist and post-production supervisor, is a member of the talented gene pool that brought both these films to fruition. 

In a recent interview, Jerome discussed his role on for “Before I Disappear.” 

2014 Holiday Gift Guide for Tech Geeks

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With the holidays upon us, we compiled a list of cool gear and tech to give your favorite video pro a jolly big smile. Whether it's a last minute stocking stuffer or an unexpected holiday surprise, we're sure you'll find something worthwhile on our 2014 gift guide!

5 Tips to Ensure Your Video Doesn't Suck

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Making sure you have the basics covered is a must, yet over and over again we sometimes see the basics missing in the work we come across. Whether it's in a documentary, a short or simply your demo reel, making sure you're video doesn't suck is key to landing that gig you've always wanted. So with the new year, let's start a new list of what shouldn't be lacking in any of your 2015 projects. 

6 Script Writing Tips You'll be Thankful For

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Creating a script for your story (and soon-to-be film) is essential to its success, that's why prepping yourself beforehand is key- just like everything else in this industry. So, next time you get a quick break in between takes, read up on our 6 script writing tips that could make or break your film.