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Too Many Cameras are Bad for Business

One interesting perspective available from the halls of NAB if you knew who to talk to came from the hire company/equipment rental bosses who, faced with yet more camera models and accessories to be added to their fleets, are starting to feel the strain. At some point in any field, too much choice becomes overwhelming, Read MoreRead More

Steadicam Operator Larry McConkey on Filming the Goodfellas Copacabana Tracking Shot

How long did one of film’s most famed tracking shots take to pull off? It was in the can before lunch — which isn’t to say it was easy. With a 25th Anniversary screening of Goodfellas set to close the Tribeca Film Festival on April 25th, McConkey spoke to Filmmaker about the formative days of Read MoreRead More

Why Protecting Your Highlights is Killing Your Footage

Sometimes you should just let the highlights go. More so than anything else that I do day to day, color grading has helped to improve my understanding and approach to cinematography immensely – and one of the biggest lessons I’ve learned over the years is that you shouldn’t always protect your highlights. WHAT DO I Read MoreRead More

Why The Fate of Humanity Hinges on the Trends of #NAB2015

Much has been written about the diminished importance of trade shows in the internet age – how all marketing information is being disseminated through the web without the need of a centralized communication hub. And perhaps NAB is really more interesting to the media that covers it than to the audience in general – a Read MoreRead More

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