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Did James Cameron Really Get His Big Break Electrocuting Worms?

How did James Cameron break into Hollywood? Well, he charged some producer's imaginations. We all imagine our big break in Hollywood coming from something special. People learning our names and loving our work But more likely, our breaks come from people seeing the work and dedication we put into all our efforts. Not just the...

Save Hundreds (Even Thousands) on Miller-Brand Tripods

If you're in the market for a tripod, now might be the perfect time to buy. Tripods are one of the most essential pieces of filmmaking gear, which means there are always lots of creatives in the market for a robust and affordable unit that fits their specific needs and won't burn a hole in their pocket. Whether you're a first-timer...

Fujifilm Cameras Can Now Be Used as Webcams on Macs

Fujifilm's X Webcam software is now compatible with macOS. Mac users can now rejoice. Fujifilm previously announced it would make its X Webcam software that turns compatible cameras into a webcam available for macOS, and now, the company has delivered on that promise. The software was initially released for Windows only back...

Canon’s EOS R6 Captures 4K At A Discount

The Canon EOS R6 is a less expensive companion to the EOS R5. Let's see what it offers. While Canon was confirming the features of the EOS R5 over the last several months, rumors mounted about the EOS R6, an alternative to its 8K sibling. The EOS R6 packs a lot of the same features of the EOS R5, but it lacks in other places including sensor...

Canon’s Four New RF Lenses Arm You With Focal Length Variety

Canon has expanded its mirrorless lens line with four new focal lengths and two new teleconvertors. Canon announced a slew of new gear today including the EOS R5 and EOS R6 full-frame mirrorless cameras. Along with the bodies, Canon has released new lenses for the RF mount. Among them are a new 85mm F2 Macro IS STM, a RF 100-500mm F4.5-7.1...

The Canon EOS R5 Has Arrived - Here's What You Need to Know

After months of teasing, Canon has announced the EOS R5 into the wild. The EOS R5 is the latest high-end full-frame mirrorless camera from Canon. From the outside, it looks about the same as the previous EOS R body introduced more than two years ago, but on the inside, things have changed drastically. Key Features 45 Megapixel...

New H.266/VVC Codec Aims to Cut File Sizes in Half

H.266/VVC is set to arrive with big promises. No Film School detailed three new codecs that would surface this year, including Versatile Video Coding or H.266/VVC. Fraunhofer HHI, the German company behind the development of H.264 and H.265/HEVC has officially announced the new standard that's expected to reduce data requirements by 50%...

'Gone Baby Gone' is a Forgotten Crime Masterpiece

Ben Affleck burst onto the screen as an actor in the 90s but he also just so happened to direct a masterpiece right out of the gate. I'm old enough to remember all the phases of Ben Affleck's career. He shot to stardom via the indie scene in the 90s, became a punchline with movies like Reindeer Games and Paycheck, and then sort of faded...

These 5 Canon Cameras Brought Us to the EOS R5

With the release of the new Canon EOS R5 looming, we wanted to take a look back at the camera's that lead Canon here. Read More

Everything You Need to Know About Recording Production Sound for Film

Sound advice (get it?). Recording quality audio for a narrative production, whether a short film or feature-length movie, has a lot of challenges. No matter what budget or production scale you're working on, many principles carry over and can be applied and adapted. Today we're going to lay out everything you need to know to...

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