1. jodymichelle

    The Zen of Focusing

    The Zen of Focusing Written by Jack Anderson On the surface focusing seems simple enough. During a blocking rehearsal, marks are laid (that’s the job of the second) to indicate the places on the set where the actors will be stopping and standing during a scene. The first assistant measures...
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    Extreeeeeeme long take help needed.

    Hello! I'm trying to work out a convenient way to shoot an extreme long take at 4K60, or similar HD. In this case, long means about 24 hours. I've been searching for a way to do this, but keep reaching roadblocks... I know the GH5 has no limit on shot length and can do the resolution and such...
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    Survey about camera sliders

    Hello all. I'm an amateur Motion designer. I'm working on 3D motion video about camera sliders currently and especially about Edelkrone company's products. I need to learn why users prefer to use the the sliders they currently own, to make a good job. Could you please answer my questions below...
  4. jodymichelle

    Simple Setup for Church Livestreams and How to Make It Look More Professional with 2-person Crew

    The church that I do live streams for might get approved for A/V budget. The Reverend is asking me what equipment for live streaming would be good to get where we can do things more professionally. She might not be able to hire additional crew, so keep in mind, it's just 1 camera person who is...
  5. jodymichelle

    JVC's CONNECTED CAM handheld cameras and GY-HC500 series

    This video, shot entirely with JVC's CONNECTED CAM handheld cameras, provides an overview of JVC's GY-HC500 series,…/attri…/ip/clips/500_series_overview.jsp
  6. ukjoncollins

    Top-tips for setting up a tripod

    Hey guys, I've just pulled together a few top-tips for setting up a tripod. I thought they might be handy for someone looking to learn how to properly set one up. You can check it out here. Cheers! Jon
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    Help buying camera for college

    I don't have too many resources available to me, I am barely able to put myself through college. However, film production is a passion of mine and I need to pursue it. I am trying to reach out and get help with buying a camera. I would just use my phone but it shoots in such a low resolution it...
  8. B

    First proper camera! *Advice Needed*

    Hi everyone, I'm in need of some advice on buying my first dslr camera to start filming in the summer budget is around £350-£400 mark. No specific lens required etc. I've been looking around and the Canon 60D seems to be a good entry level camera to go for, if anyone can advise...
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    A review of the Ursa Mini 4k

    Here's my review of the Ursa Mini. IMO, it creates an incredible image but has some troublesome flaws.
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    FilmYourOwnStory Project: Calling all young adults interested in filmmaking!

    Here at Nerd Television ( - a documentary and non-scripted TV company), we're showing young adults how to use our camera, and then we're leaving the camera with them so they can film themselves. The series aims to create a true portrait of what it means to be a young adult in...
  11. jodymichelle

    Camera News Byte: New JVC ADIXXION action camera

    <p>A new "action camera" announced by JVC. <strong><a href="" target="_blank">Read full news byte here >> </a></strong></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank"><img...
  12. videoproduction

    Amateur Cinema 2012

    We are living during an unprecedented time of options in the world of amateur and professional filmmaking. Prices, availability, options, and capabilities have been increasing at an unprecedented rate. There are many reasons for this but I think two main contributors are RED Digital Cinema and...
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    Best Camera for Mac and FCE

    Hello! I'm sure this question has been asked multiple times but I'm trying to figure out what camera is best compatible with Mac software (FCE, iMovie, FCP)? I'm not picky over price and I'm intermediate with my film knowledge. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!!
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    Secondary Camera for the sony hvr-z5u

    Hello everyone, I'm looking at getting another camera for taping concerts that wont be used for sot. For now i am using the hvr-z5u as my main audio/ video recorder. I will be looking at getting other equipment later for a better sound. When I bought the z5u, i saw that the hdr-fx1000 was...
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    For Sale ::Canon 8mm Camera + Case/Tele Lens/Exposure Meter/Film::

    Hey, all! I'm selling my Canon Auto Zoom 518. It's a Super 8 camera in great condition. I'm also including a bunch of extras, such as a bag, tele lens, exposure meter, and four unopened, unused Super 8 cartridges. I'm also including the manuals for most of the components, in case you need...
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    An Uncertain Moment - A Short Film

    This is the first movie from Spice 'N' Rice creations. Please provide honest comments.Have Fun
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    T2i? A new filmmakers friend?

    I just wanted to see if anyone has used the Canon T2i and how they feel about it. I'm currently getting involved in film and while my boyfriend owns a $5,000 Panasonic.....I don't have that much to drop on a camera right now. Everyone suggests I'd get more bang for my buck with the canon since...
  18. B

    A good lighting generator

    hey Guys- Demetrius here I have a 26 ft box truck with around 4-tons of grip equipment. Im goingto purchase a nice lighting setup with a arri 650s 1k- 5ks and possibly a 24k. Im a director and cameraman but dont know too much about lighting except which are good to but my question...
  19. shettytushar

    Is it okay?

    I have a Sony DCR-DVD 610E camcorder. Are there any film festivals that accepts this DVD format? Any good film festival, a good platform for filmmakers? Regards, Tushar Shetty Following are its specifications: FEATURES 1/8" CCD HYBRID recording: DVD & Memory Stick Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar...
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    That noisy 16mm camera...!!!

    Hi There! I’m planning to shoot a feature in 16mm - B&W and I want to buy a camera. (Eventually I will need to blow up to 35mm) I understand Bolex is very noisy. In your experience, which 16mm camera would be a good choice for a sync-sound narrative project? I’m very concern about noise level...