Keeping it Simple Doesn’t Make for Exciting Internet Buzz

There’s a term I learned from Adobe a few years ago - Demo-ware. Those are features and functions that make for a great demo at a convention but really have little practical application. Unfortunately a lot of production gear seems to be moving in that direction. In my last course video on blocking, I talked about Read MoreRead More

Sony Alpha a6300: First Look

In this video, Kenta Honjo of Sony introduces the just-announced a6300, building on Sony’s impressive lineup of mirrorless still cameras, along with three brand new lenses from the upcoming G-Master series. The a6300 reaches an amazing .05 second AF time thanks to its 425 phase-detect AF points, even faster than the a6000, plus it’s now Read MoreRead More

The Properties of Camera Lenses – A FilmmakerIQ Lesson!!!

With a grounding in science and history (which you should watch if you haven’t), we now dive into the properties of camera lenses and explain the features of the modern camera lens for photography and cinematography from, Focal Length, Aperture, Primes vs. Zooms as well as some specialty features.  Read 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

6 Ways to Shoot More Stable Footage

Mikaela Cumbers explores 6 different ways to achieve more stable footage. Even for us indies, there are ways to pull this off and stabilise on the cheap: 1. Monopods The often forgotten brother of the regular tripod, the monopod is actually an essential item when it comes to creating expensive looking stabilised shots in your Read MoreRead More

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