Getting High Quality Video & Audio in the World of the Outdoors

Advice / Tips & Tricks Tuesday, May 29, 2018
One of the most stressful, complicated things when you think about it, is getting quality video and audio in an environment where it’s next to impossible. One of the things I’ve ventured out to do, is get high-quality video and audio in the world of the outdoors. This was an easy task with the help of the LiveU Solo. LiveU has hit a home run with this product because it’s so easy to use and set up! (Even the least tech savvy person can go live in under 5 minutes. I know, because I timed it!)

How to Keep Your Crew Mentally, Physically and Financially Balanced on the Job

Advice / Tips & Tricks Friday, May 25, 2018
Your team is the backbone of the set and, like our actual backs, it’s important to keep them healthy. If they begin to suffer due to physical, mental or financial issues, then the production will equally suffer. For those old-school thinkers who believe employees are replaceable if they begin to have issues, you will spend more hiring new employees. Training and bringing replacements up to speed is time-consuming, so investing a little extra into your current employees will save money in the long run. Plus, happy employees are more effective, efficient and loyal.

Sound Designer & Composer Watson Wu Brings Baby Driver to Life

Exclusive Interviews Wednesday, May 23, 2018
When the critically acclaimed action film Baby Driver hit the big screen, audiences got to experience a number of heart pounding, in-your-face motor vehicle sound effects courtesy of Sound Designer/Composer Watson Wu. In order to capture the pristine vehicle sounds, Wu, long regarded as one of the industry leaders in field recording, relied on his trusted equipment from DPA Microphones. He answered a few questions about working on the film and how he got the sounds just right.


Cine Gear Expo Is Almost Here!

Industry Announcements / Events Monday, May 21, 2018
As industry events go, Cine Gear Expo is one of the most anticipated shows of the year. What better way to kick off the beginning of summer vibe than to take in some great new gear and hang out with some really cool industry types? That's what makes Cine Gear so different. Fewer suits, more time to engage in meaningful conversations! The 23rd Annual Cine Gear Expo returns to the revered Paramount Studios on May 31-June 3, 2018. You can still register for free!

Four tips for shooting in inclement weather

Advice / Tips & Tricks Friday, May 18, 2018
Whether you’ve got "Little bitty stingin' rain” or “big ol' fat rain,” the movies will have you believe everything is better in the rain. The kisses are more passionate, the redemption sweeter and the sadness more palatable. Still, whether it’s rain you made yourself out of sprinklers or actual rain from the sky, it can be difficult to film in.

Learn Cameras with ARRI Academy

Exclusive Interviews Wednesday, May 16, 2018
ARRI Academy offers a wide range of training courses to help users of all abilities to gain hands-on knowledge of ARRI products and workflows and build their on-set confidence. We sat down with Art Adams, and experienced camera operator and DP, to talk about the upcoming ARRI Academy crash course he's teaching.

In Review: LiveU Solo

Equipment / Tech Reviews Tuesday, May 15, 2018
The LiveU Solo delivers when it matters the most. In game, live and with no loss of continuity! And continuity is so important. I thought about that as I was getting ready to shoot a couple of important basketball games. I should say very important games since it was going test it out for my daughter’s team. No pressure!

Meet the All-Female Leadership Team Behind “RBG”

Director's Cut Monday, May 14, 2018
How do you tell the story of an icon of the Women’s Movement and powerhouse behind the fight for women’s rights? You assemble a team of talented, creative, and passionate crusaders in their fields to direct, produce, and edit the documentary. You include professionals who bring a depth of experience as well as newer associates who add cutting-edge technical skills — all women, all impassioned by the inspiration of the woman herself, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

DP Claudia Raschke Talks Shooting the RBG Documentary

Exclusive Interviews Thursday, May 10, 2018
At the age of 85, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a lengthy legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. But the unique personal journey of her rise to the nation's highest court has been largely unknown, even to some of her biggest fans – until now. RBG explores Ginsburg's life and career. DP Claudia Raschke answers a few questions about working on the film.