The best movies set in Florida

Miscellaneous Wednesday, July 28, 2021
Florida is one of the most attractive states for tourists, new residents, and filmmakers. The film industry in this state is among the top three in the country, and there are some good reasons for it. Accessibility to various landscapes, excellent business climate, fantastic weather, and the ability to find a great crew attracts many directors to the Sunshine State. That’s why we wanted to share the selection of the best movies set in Florida and show why it’s such a great location to shoot films.

Filmmaker Zachary Bako's First Feature Film Airs in Honor of Black Music Appreciation Month

Exclusive Interviews Friday, July 23, 2021
Filmmaker Zachary Bako’s first feature documentary, 3AM on Frenchmen, is coming to Quincy Jones’ Qwest.TV in the U.S. in honor of Black Music Appreciation Month. The film follows hip-hop artist, Ray Wimley, a rising New Orleans street performer as he explores the heart of his musical practice amongst the city's nightlife and its bohemian community of local musicians. Jako relied on Canon’s EOS 5D Mark IV for its mobility and power to beautifully capture natural light to bring Wimley’s story to life, which is deeply rooted in inspiration, togetherness and following one’s dreams.

Cloud editing after the pandemic

Miscellaneous Wednesday, July 21, 2021
COVID-19 has changed many aspects of our industry, but one of the most far-reaching is the boost it has given to interest in cloud editing technologies. Cloud-based editing was always going to prove popular — the flexibility it confers at a low opex cost is a compelling argument all on its own — but the pandemic has accelerated adoption dramatically.

Director + DP Dream Team Bring This Breakout Slamdance Film to Life

Exclusive Interviews Monday, July 19, 2021
Director Matthew Wade and DP Lila Streicher are the creators behind the breakout Slamdance Film Festival feature “A Black Rift Begins to Yawn." The film tells the story of how as two former classmates dig into their deceased professor’s set of cassette tapes, which possibly contain recordings of strange signals from beyond the stars, they begin to feel memories, the chronology of time, and their identities slip into obscurity.

10 Tips on How to Film a Dance Performance

Advice / Tips & Tricks Tuesday, July 13, 2021
I’m a choreographer and director who has worked in the field for over a decade, moving from stage to screen, so there are lots of things I've learned along the way about filming dance. This is by no means an exhaustive list, but here are 10 things to keep in mind when shooting your dance scenes or music videos to maximize your day and creative possibilities.

These 5 Tips Will Help Keep Your Head Above Water with Underwater Shooting

Advice / Tips & Tricks Tuesday, July 13, 2021
As a NAUI (National Association of Underwater Instructors) trainer for 25 years, I have been fortunate to combine my passion of diving with my career as a cinematographer. I love to create new worlds that take the viewer on a journey, and one way I accomplish this is by bringing my camera and lighting skills from dry land to the pool, shooting tank, or the depths of the ocean. I’m Vance, a cinematographer of 35 years and an underwater enthusiast.