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HMI Lighting

Lighting is everything! Whether it’s natural sunlight, subdued ambience, perfect practicals or complex Hollywood style lighting, the image owes all of its power to light. An expensive but required type of light in most higher-end video production projects is HMI lighting. For pure lumen power, HMI’s are hard to beat. They can be temperamental, flickery [&hellip
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Chinese Video Production Gear

There are several difficult choices to be made when buying gear in 2012. It’s expensive, it’s confusing and it’s ever-changing. 1. It’s expensive. At least it was, but it’s getting cheaper, but this is bringing other problems as well. I always say if you want to make something cost 3 times as much just write [&hellip
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Amateur Cinema 2012

We are living during an unprecedented time of options in the world of amateur and professional filmmaking. Prices, availability, options, and capabilities have been increasing at an unprecedented rate. There are many reasons for this but I think two main contributors are RED Digital Cinema and the emergence of DSLR’s. There are many detractors of [&hellip
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DSLR Video Production Gear

The majority of dSLR shooters require a light gear load as we usually do not have the luxury of a full crew to help carry our stuff. We also might move to several locations in a single day, and more equipment means slower set ups and breakdowns which can make a tight video production schedule [&hellip
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Cheap or Free dSLR Stabilization and Steadicam Tricks

dSLR cameras allow just about anybody with a couple grand to capture high-definition footage with big-budget looks such as depth-of-field, motion blur and deep, rich colors. One thing which dSLR shooters still struggle with is getting steady handheld or dolly tracking shots without investing in a pro stabilization system or building a cumbersome PVC track [&hellip
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The Future is going to be EPIC!

A STAR IS BORN The Epic camera by the Red Digital Cinema company has become the latest star that producers attach to their production to show others how great it will be. When before have so many high profile productions that haven’t even started shooting yet, formally announce what camera they will be using… before [&hellip
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