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We're going over Premiere Pro basics, aka workflow hacks, for optimizing Premiere to speed up workflow and get more jobs. From keyboard shortcuts, to changing Premiere’s shortcuts, to organizing footage, Jake has Adobe Premiere Pro tips for editing faster and more efficiently! Learn more Premiere Pro CC Editing Tips: -...
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With ARRI's Signature Series Prime Lenses, cinematographer Michelle Clementine shows us how to light for darker skin tones while filming. Designed for use with full-frame, large-format sensors, the versatile ARRI Signature Primes also cover Super 35.
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Take your videos to the next level with this introduction to camera movement for cinematic video. Jake shows you some basic filming techniques, as well as equipment!
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It's the holiday season and you can't wait to celebrate it with your family and loved ones. There are plenty of presents to go around, food to eat, and bonding to do. Yet, just only two hours in, you start to realize how much you dislike your itchy sweater, the never-right-tasting eggnog, and the nonstop babbling of your cousin's kids. And that's okay, because you've secretly got your escape...
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Struggling to edit large video files like 4K? We have editing tips to stop slow playback in Adobe Premiere Pro and DaVinci Resolve. Doug Guerra, here at B&H,...
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It’s a beautiful day and the sun is shining, with not a cloud in the sky, beaming down plenty of light for almost limitless depth-of-field for your footage. While all that sunshine can produce wonderful exposures, it may not be so great for your health or for the well-being of your equipment. Read on for some ideas on how to beat the heat during a summer shoot. Desert film shoot: hot! Camera Crew...
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We are amidst a video-transmission revolution, with new manufacturers constantly entering this crowded field, providing more choices than ever. Low-budget, mid-budget, remote location, and run-and-gun productions now have the ability to match the capabilities of larger, big-budget productions by allowing you to untether from the traditional wired set and allowing your director, AD, or focus...
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In/Out, Up/Down—it seems like everything takes everything today, and spits it all out. It wasn’t always the case. Now you can just let the technology do all the work, and the thinking too, but that is where you can run into trouble. Monitors are great for taking a wide range of image formats and even converting them for output. However, monitors are for evaluating your images, not for making the...
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When it comes to producing audio for video and purchasing relevant equipment, one can make many mistakes based upon misinformation and misguided (though well-intentioned) recommendations. Whether you’re relatively new to the audio side of things or you just want to make sure you haven’t missed an important tip, it’s worth reviewing these six common misconceptions about audio for video. #1:...
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On the side of some ZEISS lenses is a 4-pin LEMO connector, built in, with the words “eXtended Data” inscribed above it. This connector is part of ZEISS’s eXtended Data Technology (XD), which provides lens data for VFX applications. More specifically, eXtended Data efficiently transfers shading and distortion data via a hardware/software workflow. It allows VFX artists to adjust shading and...
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Green screen compositing today is ridiculously easy compared to days gone by. Years ago, when shooting and finishing on motion picture film, one had to shoot the subject against a green screen, then create film mattes, and combine it all using an optical printer. Generation loss, contrast shifts, and registration problems were the bane of the filmmaker. This doesn’t even begin to encompass all...
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Walkie-talkies are a staple on film sets, and it's important that you know the rules and jargon so you don't get lost on your first day. In this video, we cover the basics of how to use the walkie, as well as some common references you'll hear on set. Want to learn more about film set lingo? Click here.
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Jake challenges James O'Connor, freelance Director of Photography (DP), to light an interview scene in an office conference room using only a budget lighting setup. Can he do it? Watch to find out!
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The movie business has a long history of giving unique nicknames and phrases to everyday tasks. In this video, Jake Estes takes a look at some of the more common ones you may come across on your first film set. Do you have a favorite film set word or phrase? Let us know in the Comments section!
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Since 2015, the consumer drone market has grown at a blistering pace, with some forecasters predicting it will hit a market value close to $17 billion by 2020. One of the drivers behind this breakneck growth is the nascent subcategory of Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUV), also known as underwater drones. In this guide, we’ll break down everything you need to know about this exciting new...
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