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Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation Editor Eddie Hamilton Makes the Cut

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We recently spoke with world-renowned Film and TV Editor, Eddie Hamilton, who worked on making the cuts for Mission Impossible - Rogue Nation. He discusses using Avid Media Composer and facing his own impossible mission of working with a revised deadline, which was moved up five months. Eddie is also known for his work on Kingsman: The Secret Service, X-Men: First Class, Kick-Ass, Kick-Ass 2 and many more.

SmallHD Gives Away Color Grades that Recreate Looks from Seven Iconic Films

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SmallHD, known for compact, full HD on-camera monitors is giving away a free set of color grades that recreate the unique look of seven different iconic films, and are also publishing multiple video tutorials explaining how to get the most out of these looks during both production and post production—all 100% free of charge to anyone who wants to download them.

Five Tips from Two Decades of Freelance Experience

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One of the best-known perks of freelancing is the flexibility, but all that freedom comes at a price. Managing your own schedule and every aspect of your career requires discipline. With nearly two decades of experience filming everything from QVC shows to live concerts and professional sports, Rodney Lane Butler has his share of tips, tricks, and hard-earned advice. 

Oliver Hollis-Leick on Motion Capture Demands & its Future

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Oliver Hollis-Leick, the Founder of The Mocap Vaults, is a 13-year mocap acting veteran who has worked on over 80 video game and movie titles, with roles in such films as “Iron Man 2,” “Stardust,” “Total Recall,” “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix,” “Godzilla,” “Hercules,” “Fred Clause,” among many others. Hollis-Leick shares his thoughts about the specific creative skills motion capture demands and how software tools like iPi Motion Capture is helping change how motion capture content is created.

Buckle Up with POV Shots on “El Diablo” (Thanks to Atomos Shogun)

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Crazy Duck Productions is a small video production company with a fairly large footprint. At the core of the company is Chuck Fishbein, Director of Photography and his wife and partner, Senior Producer, Sarah Fishbein. Their lineup of diverse clients includes IHeartMedia, Sony, Hersheypark and Hotels, L’Oreal and the New York Public Library, as well as several well-known fragrance designers and major pharmaceutical companies. Chuck’s New York City stock footage, represented by Getty Images, has appeared in features, commercials and documentaries, worldwide. 

6 Tips on Creating Motion Graphics & Outshining the Competition

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Motion Graphics… not a very popular term amongst average people, but to a film and video nerd like myself, it's very common. Just about every video project you see nowadays incorporates them. The art form itself seems to never die and is constantly evolving into new trends. What's even more uncommon is an average person discussing the origins of motion graphics… a subject that is still debated to this day.  Don't worry, this whole blog is not about that… we'll provide some tips later on for you MG enthusiasts to bite onto. 

DP Scott Sorensen Uses Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras on ‘MythBusters’

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Blackmagic Design announced that DP Scott Sorensen is using ten Pocket Cinema Cameras to capture secondary footage, as well as to shoot cold openings and the new opening title sequence, on Discovery Channel’s hit television show “MythBusters.” Scott is also using a MultiView 16, SmartView monitor and numerous Mini Converters Analog to SDI to remotely and wirelessly monitor and control the Pocket Cinema Cameras.