1. The ARRI Anamorphic Look: Interview with DP Bradford Young

    Talented DP Bradford Young, known for lensing incredible films such as Aint Them Bodies Saints, and Pariah, recently shot his latest thriller set in New York in the winter of 1981 entitled “A Most Violent Year”. Directed by J.C. Chandor, for the shoot, they decided to go with the ultimate image quality when it comes to digital cinema and the anamorphic look - ALEXA XT Studio, XT Plus and XT M cameras, as well as the marvellous ARRI/ZEISS Master Anamorphic lenses.

  2. Davis Guggenheim on filming "Teach" and other documentaries on the Canon C300

    Davis Guggenheim is an established documentary filmmaker, known for some of the most notable and bold stories of the last decade like “Waiting for Superman”, and “An Inconvenient Truth”. He knows when a story needs to be told and how to tell it best. For his recent films, he’s found the perfect camera and workflow for his documentaries in the established Canon Cinema EOS C300.

  3. Panasonic GH4 Firmware Update 2.1 Adds TC over HDMI and Record Trigger for External Recorders

    Panasonic release new firmware update for the Panasonic GH4 allowing for some highly awaited features such as Timecode embedded into the HDMI out stream. Very useful for those using external recorders such as the Atomos Shogun or the Odyssey7Q+ for a 10bit 422 ProRes HQ high quality recording.

  4. Blackmagic Updates the URSA with 12bit ProRes 444 at 60 fps in UltraHD and 80fps in 1080p HD

    Camera Utility 2.0 adds 12bit ProRes 444 up to 60 frames per second in UHD (3840 x 2160p) to the URSA, in addition to 80fps in 1080p. With this latest update, the URSA becomes even more flexible and we can definitely see this camera getting more and more production and post-production friendly as 12bit ProRes 444 is a very popular VFX workflow codec.

  5. 5 Tips to Get Through The Slow Winter Shooting Season

    Getting through the slow winter months can be difficult, but with these 5 tips you can use the down time to catch up on some Masterclasses, maintain your gear, and improve your skills.