How the "Searching" Editors Created a Thriller That Never Left the Computer Screen

Exclusive Interviews Monday, September 17, 2018
Directed by Aneesh Chaganty and starring John Cho, Searching proves just how powerful technology has become by bringing viewers into the story through the lens of one MacBook and iPhones. The editors used Adobe Premiere Pro to craft a suspenseful narrative of a father searching for his missing daughter under the unique confines of FaceTime conversations, iMessages, Google searches and live-streamed news. Editors Nicholas D. Johnson and Will Merrick shared their experience working on the film, its challenges and upcoming projects.


Why Trading in Your Gear Can Help You Upgrade Your Work

Miscellaneous Thursday, September 13, 2018
Between new gear upgrades and the latest releases, keeping up with the latest technology and equipment can bring serious demand on your budget. But finding a way to easily upgrade your gear — and to trade it in for a new and improved system — can make the difference in your output.

In Review: DJI Ronin-S

Equipment / Tech Reviews Wednesday, September 12, 2018
The minute I opened the road case with the new DJI Ronin-S tucked inside, I said to my frequent shooting partner Sean McVeigh from McVeigh Productions, "This was going to be a fun review." Getting to put new gear to the test is what Sean and I love to do. We could see that the DJI Ronin-S was going to be great right out of the box.


Spotlight: Sports Broadcaster Mark Butler Uses Calrec Audio for Major Projects

Exclusive Interviews Thursday, September 6, 2018
In his sports broadcasting career, he has mixed every major sport and traveled all over the world doing it. He worked on the Fox NFL pregame show in Kabul Afghanistan, which he mixed on a Calrec Zeta. He has worked six Olympics (most for NBC), 17 Super Bowls, five World Series, two Stanley Cups, Cricket matches, NASCAR, Indy Car Racing, Goodwill Games in Russia, Great Outdoor Games, X Games, Golf’s U.S. Open, PGA Championships and 25 consecutive years of MLB and NFL games.

3 Ways to Use Advertising to Improve Your Film’s Crowdfunding Campaign

Advice / Tips & Tricks Tuesday, September 4, 2018
Unless you’re shooting out of your buddy’s garage with an iPhone camera, making a film isn’t cheap. Crowdfunding is a great way to raise the money you need to create a quality film. Film and performing arts represented 12.2% of the total money raised with crowdfunding in 2017. With the wide variety of campaigns on Kickstarter and other crowdfunding platform, those numbers are significant.

Cinematographer Hagen Bogdanski Portrays the Human Core in the Remake of the 1973 Film "Papillon"

Exclusive Interviews Friday, August 31, 2018
A remake of the 1973 film of the same name, Papillon tells the epic story of Henri “Papillon” Charrière, a safecracker who, after wrongly convicted of murder, must escape the infamous French prison colony of Devil’s Island. The film tells a thrilling, brutal story of survival as the characters fight both the elements and the encroaching effects of isolation-induced insanity. Cinematographer Hagen Bogdanski shares his process in shooting the film, and how he dealt with the elements to find the emotional human core at the center of the story.


Cinematographer Lidia Nikonova Shoots The Weeknd's "Call Out My Name" Video

Exclusive Interviews Monday, August 27, 2018
Currently, Lidia is one of the few creatives pioneering an industry-wide shift to vertical content, as we’ve seen with Spotify Video and the launch of Instagram TV (IGTV). With The Weeknd’s Call Out My Name Spotify music video, Lidia produced one of the first vertical anamorphic videos, which allowed her to increase the field of view while retaining all the textural qualities of the vintage anamorphic glass — the flare, the breathing and the oval bokeh.