Aerial Authorizations Get Automated

Advice / Tips & Tricks Wednesday, September 19, 2018
In the short history of drones, acquiring authorization to fly has been a real hassle. FAA regulations require that you provide advanced notice and be cleared before take off—even for a flight under 400 feet. But a new app called LAANC promises to make life easier for drone pilots and operators who want the freedom to launch with ease at a moment’s notice.

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.