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Black Magic 4K and Pocket Cinema Cameras

Here’s some great news from NAB 2013 for fans of BMCC 4K and color grading: Blackmagic has a new production cinema camera — 4k for $4k.  It is the same body as the current cinema camera.  It will record ProRes 4K and a visually lossless cinema DMG.  You can get 4K out on an SDI […]

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Check out the Music Bed App up close

At NAB 2013, we were able to chat with Daniel McCarthy about the new app created for filmmakers to listen to license-able music on-the-go from The Music Bed.  You can check out our original post detailing the features of the app, and click here to find it on itunes.  Some filmmakers do their music research […]

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Team Building 2.0 – How to deal with turn over

Dave Williams (entrepreneur and President of Cinemacake filmmakers) always has great things to share when it comes to developing a productive and effective team.  Whether you’ve just started your business or you’re a veteran entrepreneur, you probably understand by now that filmmaking is fully a team oriented task, and films benefit from being produced by […]

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STEADICAM CURVE & SMOOTHEE – NAB 2013 IN[FOCUS] + FOCUS POINT CENTRAL

Your gopro and iphone video has never looked so smooth.  Tiffen showed off some toys– a miniature steadicam for the go pro called the Steadicam Curve, which features a no fuss, no learning curve weight and gimbal system.  The Steadicam Smoothee, on the other hand, can handle ipods, iphones, go pros, and more, and the […]

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Using Social Media to Promote Your Business

Eugene and Heather are a VERY dynamic couple with fun personalities. They have been running a successful filmmaking business for several years, and their advice concerning social media comes directly from experience.  They’re the first to confess that their successful careers in video production largely started because of their social connections and an ability to […]

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How to do a Same Day Edit, and how to get it right.

“If we weren’t doing same-day-edits, our business wouldn’t be where it is today.” -Jeff Brouillet Meet Jeff & Amanda, the geniuses behind Jeff Brouillet Films.  They have been working together for several years now, and they started doing same-day-edits at their 5th client’s event.  Pretty brave, right?  Well, we knew they must be doing it […]

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Unify your signature style: learn from LoveSpun Films

You can take your branding a step further from just the look and style of your films–it can play a role in your entire business model.  Film school nerds everywhere will sing along with me when I start talking about how this is similar to the idea of auteur theory.  I’m not going to talk […]

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Beauty and the Budget: a closer look at buying new gear

While several new cinema products offer the dream of helping your camera to defy gravity, it is a good idea to look at both your budget and your artistic operational filmmaking needs before making a purchase.  At NAB this year, we were able to check out some new gear you might be interested in buying […]

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Jet Kaiser & The Science of Emotion in Story-Telling

Cinema is said to make what is absent become present Those who attended In[Focus]2013 can tell you that Jet Kaiser  is a masterful orator.  His showmanship on stage will slowly, calculatingly bring you to tears and laughter in the span of seconds.  From the moment he stepped on stage, he began weaving a narrative about […]

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THE MUSIC BED LAUNCHES FREE iOS APP + 30 DAYS OF GIVEAWAYS

Filmmakers and photographers can now stay inspired and find relevant music to license for projects on-the-go from any iOS device!  Just when you thought the gift-giving season was really and truly over, the world of independent filmmaking is receiving a present that is no joke, despite its April Fool’s Day release date.  We now declare […]

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