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First impressions of DJI Inspire 1

Skynamic set us some remarkable footage from their pre-production unit and the shots are simply stunning. Check out this clip which is viewable in 4K Skynamic received one of the first pre-production units three weeks ago for testing and filming content for the product launch. The Inspire 1 features a build in 3 Axis Gimbal which Read MoreRead More

Angle of View: How to Choose the Right Focal Length to Frame Your Image

Marcus Hawkins attempts to demystify the relationship between angle of view and sensor size. What is angle of view? Angle of view is the maximum view a camera is capable of ‘seeing’ through a lens, expressed in degrees. The choice of focal length is obviously key here, with longer lenses having a narrower angle of Read MoreRead More

Bridging the Gap: Classical Art Designed for Photographers

Bridging the gap of classical art and street photography, Henri Cartier-Bresson combined the two practices and set the world of photography on a new course. We will look at how he and his followers at Magnum, converted the lessons from classical artists into the photojournalism, street photography, and portraiture. We will introduce the visual language, Read MoreRead More

Filmmaker Retrospective: The Cinema of Darren Aronofsky

Ethan Levinskas explores the body of work from director Darren Aronofsky. Committing oneself to an ideal is a respectable goal. However, the protagonists of Darren Aronofsky’s films would benefit from keeping everything in moderation. As an emerging auteur, Aronofsky is still fairly young, but over the past two decades, he has proven himself as a Read MoreRead More

9 Cinematography Tips for Directors with No Space & No Budget

Ryan Gielen shares some low budget tips for directing with little space or money.Gielen Over the past few years I’ve contributed articles focused on my experience independently promoting and distributing my previous two features, The Graduates and Turtle Hill, Brooklyn. But before an indie filmmaker can distribute their film, they have to shoot it, and Read MoreRead More

Learn the Basics of Photography Using a Flow Chart

Mark Wallace introduces the “Where To Start Chart”. The Where To Start Chart is a tool designed to help beginning photographers navigate the settings on their camera. The chart is an interactive PDF file with links to hours of free photography tutorials. If you get to a spot and are unsure what something means, just Read MoreRead More

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