3D Filmmaking: The Next Big Trend

January 9th, 2013 by

All new technology comes out with a bang and a roar, then calms down and goes silent before finding its way into our life. Look at your phones. Most of you will have a smart phone, yet when the 3G technology first came out more than 14 years ago, the handsets weren’t evolved enough to use the technology. Out came the iPhone, and now it’s a firm part of our digital lives. 3D will be the same.

Government Video Expo 2012

November 13th, 2012 by

DC’s leading training event for professionals in the TV, video, film, motion graphics and New Media industries. In its seventh year, DMDC offers 3 full days of sessions in 5 parallel tracks and includes 48 unique sessions focusing on the latest techniques and practices for editors, motion graphics designers, new media professionals and video producers. DMDC is produced by Future Media Concepts, the nation’s leading training organization and features the world’s best Certified Instructors, award-winning editors, authors and power users.

How To Use FTP

October 18th, 2012 by

If you have never used FTP it might be difficult to just jump right in, especially if you are unfamiliar with how it works. In this article I am going to explain everything you need to know about File Transfer Protocol (FTP) so that you can make a clear decision on whether or not you should use it for your next deliverable. Before we begin there are three questions you should seek answers to before you ask for the deliverable media to be transferred via FTP…

Final Cut Pro X: First Impressions From Russell Johnson

October 8th, 2012 by

I had the chance to sit down with seasoned video editor Russ Johnson and discuss his initial reactions from working on his first project in Apple’s Final Cut Pro X. Over the last 14 months there have been many discussions around FCPX and the direction Apple is taking its post-production software. As an experienced Final Cut Pro 7 editor, I still had a few lingering questions that needed answers. So I sought out Russ Johnson, served up an unhealthy batch of banana pancakes, and started rapidly firing questions at him.

i-cuff Viewfinder Eyecups

September 28th, 2012 by

The only viewfinder eyecup in the world that’s breatheable, minimizing fogging, cuts the light like no other whether wrapping around glasses or up against the face. Washable, waterproof and will take over 100,000 rubs before it needs replacing. Comfortable, soft ultrasuede fabric against the face rather than the uncomfortable rubber that gets hot and cold and smears. Rotate 45 degrees counterclockwise to act as a shade over the viewfinder while shooting away from the face whether overhead, or under arm down low!

Handheld Camera Stabilizer System: The CameraRibbon

September 18th, 2012 by

If you have ever shot video with a handheld camera you understand the importance of a camera stabilizer. They serve a very important role in getting professionally crafted steady shots in run & gun or ENG style shooting situations. There are many options on the market, but one in particular stands out because of its simple design and ergonomic features.

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