Production

If you want to improve your eye for composition and lighting, there is no better way than to give up your digital gadgets and to go back to analogue photography.
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Music copyright can be a legal nightmare, even for the simplest of videos. John McCabe shines a guiding light on the best ways to get a quality musical score, legally, even if you don't have a lot to spend.
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How do you capture a peregrine falcon in flight from the point of view of its prey? The answer is to tie a lure to some very clever technology.
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The recent release of First Man, a film depicting the life of Neil Armstrong during the time of the Apollo missions, has further highlighted the creative use of traditional film as well as filmmaking techniques. Neil Oseman breaks the film down and takes a closer look at how Damien Chazelle realised his vision using some of the most traditional methods…
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Teradek has just teamed up with Singular to bring graphical overlay power to live streams using its products.
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High end kit costs a lot more money than the lower end, but you are not necceserily paying for better final results. Roland Denning tells us why.
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The 1980s were the decade when video began to encroach on film – certainly for TV, if not for cinema. The 1990s was the decade when digital cameras made their mark.
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Since almost the dawn of cinema, scenes in moving vehicles have challenged the ingenuity of filmmakers. The difficulties of fitting equipment into cramped cars or cabins, the problem of capturing clean sound – and, of course, safety issues – have all led to various techniques being developed over the decades. Most of these techniques are now achievable, in some form…
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Are the problems that we see when comparing our favourite cameras real or imagined? Or do we simply see what we want to see? A recent experiment highlighted the problem of Confirmation Bias in a very direct way.
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Sony has just announced it's new HX99 compact camera, and it features a rather useful zoom range.
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Review: The lowly tripod is often forgotten amongst the excitement of new camera releases. But Vinten has managed to design a tripod with truly revolutionary features in the form of its Flowtech range. Phil Rhodes takes a detailed look at this most important of gear pieces.
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