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Leica Glass and a C500 Sensor Own the Night for Acura
Aug27

Leica Glass and a C500 Sensor Own the Night for Acura

The combination of the MoVI, Canon C500, aerial drones and Leica glass was a slam dunk on this Acura commercial.

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Act of Valor: A Case Study in Out of the Box Filmmaking
Aug20

Act of Valor: A Case Study in Out of the Box Filmmaking

I spoke at “Adobe Tips and Flicks” in 2012 about “out of the box” filmmaking with the Canon 5D MkII on Act of Valor.

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Blackmagic Cinema Camera: The Perfect Training Ground for Cinematographers
Aug06

Blackmagic Cinema Camera: The Perfect Training Ground for Cinematographers

The similarities of 16mm film and the Blackmagic Cinema Camera (BMCC) and why it is a great training ground for cinematographers.

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Part 2: Color Correction Made Easy
Jul02

Part 2: Color Correction Made Easy

Matching different lenses to save time during color correction.

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Color Correction Made Easy
Jun25

Color Correction Made Easy

The Spyder Datacolor is my KISS (Keep it Simple Stupid) recipe for color correction success. Many of you have asked me how I mix so many formats so seamlessly.

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Blackmagic Cinema Camera: Putting It Through the Paces
Jun04

Blackmagic Cinema Camera: Putting It Through the Paces

More camera tests between the Blackmagic Cinema Camera, Arri Alexa and Sony F5

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Need For Speed: Innovation, Gear and Cinematography
Mar13

Need For Speed: Innovation, Gear and Cinematography

This post give you insight into how we pulled everything off. Need for Speed was shot on four different camera sensors.

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Turning Your GoPro Hero 3 into a Cinematic Movie Making Machine
Mar06

Turning Your GoPro Hero 3 into a Cinematic Movie Making Machine

We tested the GoPro Hero 3 and figured out what it would do best, which was immerse an audience like never before.

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Canon C500 vs. Film Camera Test
Feb28

Canon C500 vs. Film Camera Test

The Need for Speed camera test comparisons continue, with the Canon C500 vs. 35mm Kodak film stock.

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Here’s the GoPro in the Need for Speed Trailer
Feb24

Here’s the GoPro in the Need for Speed Trailer

Thanks so much to everyone who gave it a shot and entered our Where’s the GoPro in the Need for Speed Trailer? contest. It wasn’t easy, but eight of you correctly answered all of the trivia questions and uploaded the two correct screenshots

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Shane’s Gear Bag
Feb14

Shane’s Gear Bag

I have been asked by many of our readers to share details regarding my personal Gear Bag. I use a vast array of tools to be able to tell all types of stories. I wanted to break it down with detail.

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Contest – Where’s the GoPro in Need for Speed?
Feb04

Contest – Where’s the GoPro in Need for Speed?

Find the GoPro Hero 3 shots in the new Need for Speed SuperBowl Trailer and enter to win.

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Accessorizing Your 1DC for Cinematic Capture: Part 2
Dec18

Accessorizing Your 1DC for Cinematic Capture: Part 2

This week our focus is on adding the little bits that energize video village and make the Canon 1DC focus puller friendly.

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Accessorizing Your 1DC for Cinematic Capture
Dec11

Accessorizing Your 1DC for Cinematic Capture

The accessorizing required to turn your Canon 1DC into a Movie Making Machine.

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Red Epic vs. Canon C500
Nov13

Red Epic vs. Canon C500

These extensive tests between the Red Epic and the Canon C500 were conducted over three days with seven other cameras.

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Arri Alexa  vs. Canon C500 Part 2
Oct30

Arri Alexa vs. Canon C500 Part 2

This week we take you through Canon C500 and Arri Alexa tests of IR Filtration, Interior Latitude, Night ISO, and Night Driving.

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Arri Alexa vs. Canon C500
Oct24

Arri Alexa vs. Canon C500

Here is the first of a three part series on the Arri Alexa vs. the Canon C500 in camera tests for Need for Speed.

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How to Set Up Menus for Cinematic Capture on the Canon 1DC
Oct10

How to Set Up Menus for Cinematic Capture on the Canon 1DC

Shane’s suggested menu settings for using the Canon 1DC as a cinematic movie maker.

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Creating a Level of Intensity with Internal Camera Settings
Aug22

Creating a Level of Intensity with Internal Camera Settings

Shutter angle is an important story-telling tool. As a Director of Photography, I love this technique and wanted to show you how I have used it to assist in the character’s emotional arc.

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Blackmagic Cinema Camera Tests
Aug07

Blackmagic Cinema Camera Tests

With the price decrease on the Blackmagic Cinema Camera, new functions, firmware upgrades and the anticipated delivery of the Pocket Cam, I thought it would be perfect timing to run more of the tests that I did for Need for Speed.

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