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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

GaffGun Takes the Pain out of Taping Down Cables

If you do a lot of events, chances are you have to run a lot of cable and tape them down. This new product makes taping down cables an absolutely snape. It may be a little costly, but if you’re regularly doing events, you’ll make it back in no time. Check out their official site.Read More

New Lens Technology Could Bring Optical Zoom to Even the Thinnest Smartphones by 2016

A new type of lens technology will enable even the thinnest smartphones to utilize optical zoom. Smartphone cameras have improved exponentially since their introduction to the world, but one company still believes there’s plenty of room for improvement. That company is DynaOptics and their latest tech is promising to pack optical zoom into more smartphones Read MoreRead More

Seeing The Light – Shane Hurlbut’s Philosophy On Success

David Geffin profiles Shane Hurlbut and what drives his success. What sets you and your work apart? Having a clear idea of this is critical if you want to develop your work but when was the last time you actually thought about it? Shane Hurlbut is a veteran Director of Photography and today shares his Read MoreRead More

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