There are an incredible amount of things to consider when shooting a film. In the excitement of pre-production, post production can be overlooked. Small errors while shooting could turn into long, frustrating, hours at the computer. In the end, these things could cost not just time but money to fix. We reached out to our friends at Archaius Creative for some tips on ways to shoot for post production.Read More
Want to improve your audio game for your next wedding film? Check out these tips and get some gear recommendations for capturing better audio at your events.Read More
As a filmmaker, there will be a time in which you want to scream for help when it comes to editing. It's a very normal reaction when you have jobs piling up and not enough hours in a day. But what if there was a solution? Working with a post production house is like slipping into a warm bathtub with a glass of wine in your hand. The amount of stress you have melts away. This is our story:Read More
When Foster Visuals reached out to us about traveling to a rural area in Uganda to film their latest Legacy Project, we were so excited for them. Their previous Legacy Projects have opened our eyes to so many incredible individuals. We had many questions for them regarding the gear they were going to use and how they were going to get it there, though! We thought for sure they'd pack small to make traveling to the remote village easier but that wasn't the case! When it came to telling the story of Nalongo, they wanted to make sure they were using the RIGHT gear for the shoot, not what necessarily packed the easiest or lightest.Read More
Have you ever stopped to think about how many people there are in the world you know nothing about? What it would be like to live someone elses life who resides on the other side of earth from you? Ever wondered if there was someone else doing the same exact thing as you at the same moment? If someone who has the same name as you shares any other similarities?Read More
Canon 5D Mark IV
One of the biggest releases last fall was the much anticipated Canon 5D Mark IV. If you need your wedding cameras to capture both stills and video, this is the perfect hybrid. Some new features on the video end are DCI 4K video and a refined implementation of the Dual Pixel Autofocus. This lets you use the touchscreen LCD to perform touch-to-focus pulls at varous speeds across nearly the entire frame. It really is a breeze to use and opens up a ton of avenues for creativity.
Pair that with other helpful features such as wireless control with the Canon Camera Connect app and you've got a remote camera you can record and focus from your smartphone. We're sure you can think of a ton of ways to use a remote camera without needing a second shooter. Should you upgrade from a Mark III to a Mark IV? We can say that the improvements are much greater than the specs would suggest. Not sure? Rent one and try for yourself.Read More
Is the new Sony FS7M2 (sometimes also called the Sony FS7 Mark II or FS7 Mk II) worth the extra $1,500 over the original? Should you consider upgrading? In this post, we dig into the camera, tell you what changes were made, where upgrades didn't happen and try to help you decide if it's worth the extra money.
When you're shooting a short film, commercial or interview, there is a likely possibility that you'll have plenty of room to set up lights. You may even have a crew that can help out! In the case that you don't have room, or when you're traveling on foot to the location, bringing tons of lights and gear with you isn't an option.
In this post, we talk about our 5 favorite small video lights that are perfect for travel and small shooting locations, and can stay in your bag no matter where you go.
If you've seen any Film Riot episodes, you know the host Ryan Connolly uses a slew of cameras, lenses and lighting during his productions. In the above video, he calls out 5 of his favorite camera bodies that he shot with in 2016. This doesn't necessarily mean that these cameras came out in 2016, however, as you'll find below!