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A Guide to Cinematography Drones and the Laws that Govern Them

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Thanks to small, high-quality digital cameras, professional and personal drones have completely transformed the production industry, letting filmmakers capture shots that were previously unattainable to non-studio filmmakers. To capture aerial footage a few years ago, you had to either book time in a helicopter containing a professional operator, remote head, and bulky HD camera, or, for lower altitudes, rent the services of a small remote helicopter and operator from a company like Flying-Cam or Coptervision. As you can probably guess, helicopters don’t come cheap.

5 Tips to Help Cinematographers Choose Their Next Film & Director

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My name is Eli Hershko and  I am a photographer turned cinematographer turned director. It was a natural progression for me. I always was drawn to the moving images. I love being involved in the making of movies but I do not tend to shoot my own films. I just can't focus on both the actors and the image at the same time and since they both are equally important in my eyes I tend to look to a cinematographer that can take on the heavy toll of putting my story on film... or digital film in my case.

Stop the Confusion: Here are the Differences Between Video Advertising & Video Marketing

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Over the past year, we’ve seen video play a growing role in inbound marketing strategies, aided by social media companies adding new video capabilities to their platforms. Twitter, for example, launched video autoplay to its feeds, Facebook gave advertisers the option to buy video ads, and live streaming video through Periscope became an overnight sensation.

5 Ways for Photographers to Protect and Recover Data

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Until they are printed or framed, a photographers actual “products” are digital files held on either a hard drive, SD card, or USB drive. It’s similar for broadcast video files, where they remain hidden away in digital form until displayed on screen. Keeping a massive collection of images or video files on just one storage medium is a recipe for disaster, as accidents and errors do happen. And, photographers that lose their work risk ruining their current customers, reputation and business referrals.

Man of Sound: Interview with Sound Editor Woody Woodhall

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When it comes to bringing a story to life with sound, there's more to it than meets the eye... or ear. Woody Woodhall, CAS is President of Allied Post Audio in Santa Monica, CA and is an award winning supervising sound editor, sound designer and rerecording mixer. He has sound supervised and mixed feature films, documentaries and for television he’s VO recorded, sound edited and mixed hundreds of episodes of programming for MTV, Comedy Central, Food Network, Nat Geo, History, USA Network and VH-1 to name a few.