Review: CANON XF205

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by Bradford Hill

I always find it interesting to see how different cameras and their layouts will function under the many shooting conditions I am faced with on an every day basis. (So when Canon asked me if I wanted to shoot the XF205, I was fairly excited to give it a go.)  Being that I am a full time Cinema EOS user, when I am given an opportunity to shoot with a “Documentary Style Camcorder”, it always tends to brings back memories of shooting on MiniDV with GL1’s & XL1’s.  Things certainly have changed from those days and it is great to see how far these cameras have come. The Canon XF205 is a creative powerhouse packed with some of the most up-to-date technology in camera function & abilities. I must say, I was blown away by the extensive menu layout and finely tunable controls that don’t often get paired together. 

Getting Started with Drone Production: Save Time and Money

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by Stephan Guarch & Edgar Cohen

Aerial photography and videography are nothing new to the production world. But how we achieve those shots certainly has in the last 12 months. Drones have exploded in popularity as a way to get aerial and low altitude footage for videos, for everything from full feature films such as “The Wolf of Wall Street” to the everyday film hobbyist who flies leisurely at the local park. But for anyone who has actually tried to capture this footage there’s quite the learning curve involved when it comes to choosing the right drone and what seems like an infinite amount of accessories and upgrades. This week the team at Experience Above posts a nice overview of the top 3 tips for getting started with drone video production, a handy starters guide. 

Top 5 ProHUB Videos of the Week

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In our industry, there's really no better way to display your work than with video. (So we've decided to pick the top five videos of the week that caught our eye.) Make sure to share your ProHUB videos because when you share, we notice...so show us what you've got. Happy shooting!

5 Tips on Creating a Great Demo Reel

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by Beau Benson, Designer and Animator, Digital Brew

Creating a demo reel isn't easy. You have to capture the clients attention quickly, while still showcasing your talents enough to get a phone call back. Here are designer and animator, Beau Benson's quick tips to 'reel' in clients this summer.