How Bolt is Introducing More and More Companies to Motion Control

Director's Cut Wednesday, September 22, 2021
In 2012, Mark Roberts Motion Control (MRMC) launched Bolt, a new breed of motion control rig that was faster and smaller than ever, and introduced a whole new generation to the creative possibilities of motion control. Now, nine years later, it is doing the same thing again with the Bolt Model Mover, the smallest motion control rig it has made yet, and with a new entry level price-point that widens the technology out to a whole new tier of companies and production houses.

6 Ways to Keep Your New Film Crew Motivated

Advice / Tips & Tricks Monday, September 20, 2021
Let's say your last film production wasn't as successful as you thought it would be. During the shoot, you could tell the crew lacked motivation, so the whole thing really didn't turn out to be something you've imagined at first (even with all the work you've invested during post-production). It's safe to say something was a bit off. You might have missed out on some production tips that would've helped you create a great atmosphere on set. By the way, are you starting a new production anytime soon? In the article below, we'll show you some ways to motivate your new film crew, so that you don't make the same mistakes twice.

Behind the success of the ‘Pinkfong Baby Shark’ phenomenon

Exclusive Interviews Friday, September 3, 2021
“Baby Shark Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo”…. Do you already know the melody and the lyrics? This is a song from Pinkfong’s ‘Baby Shark Dance’ in which simple lyrics and melodies created a catchy song that quickly became a cultural phenomenon. The song changed people’s perceptions of the fearsome shark into an adorable animal — creating the instantly recognizable Baby Shark sensation.

Do you need a location scout for your next film?

Advice / Tips & Tricks Wednesday, September 1, 2021
The question could almost be answered with another question: would this article feel out of place if it was posted on a website belonging to a local pharmacy? The value of shooting on location, the right location, is beyond dispute. Furthermore, do you know what real estate agents and location scouts have in common? They have the same three favorite words: 'location, location, location'.

In Review: Panasonic LUMIX GH5 II 20.3MP Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Camera

Equipment / Tech Reviews Monday, August 30, 2021
As someone who has spent a lot of time looking at and shooting with all kinds of cameras, there is almost nothing better than getting to try out the new ones. Here's a little back story of why I wanted to review the Panasonic GH5 Mark II. Not too long ago we were on location and my “gimbal guy” Chris loads up his original Panasonic LUMIX GH5 and comes back with just lights out footage—really great stuff. So, I said to myself, why should he get all the fun? I also really wanted to know if the LUMIX GH5 II had the potential to become one of my next full time ”go to” cameras. Read on to find out!