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The Cheat Codes to Make Any Video More Cinematic

Anybody can take a video of something — and these days, most people do — but to come away with cinematic-looking footage requires some extra steps and forethought. In this video, one talented videographer gives you the cheat codes you need to achieve it.
This Hollywood Blockbuster Was Filmed on a Sony FX3

When you think of Hollywood blockbusters, they're typically shot on Arris or other extremely high-end rigs. Well, this latest film to be garnering quite the audience wasn't filmed on anything of the sort and it still looks incredible.
Who Is the Canon PowerShot V10 For, Anyway?

Back in the mid-2000s, The Flip Video camera was all the rage, a vertically held, brick of a camera that was purpose-built for easy video in an age where video wasn't easy. With the Canon PowerShot V10, the company seems to want to channel some of that magic, but I have to ask: Why?

Six Directors of Photography That Every Photographer Should Know

Cinema may be a source of inspiration for photographers. And if we have titles of movies coming to mind or names of directors, we usually pay less attention to directors of photography, also called cinematographers. Big mistake! Those are the guys who master cameras and lighting techniques in order to materialize ideas into images.

This Viltrox 75mm Anamorphic Lens Looks Incredible

Anamorphic lenses were once rare and extremely expensive, but they have become more common and slightly more affordable. This latest offering from Viltrox is still reasonably expensive, but it's certainly capable of creating some amazing visuals.
Storytelling at Its Best

If you love storytelling, travel, and photography, you'll enjoy this video by travel photographer Mitchell Kanashkevich.

How to Get Great-Looking First-Person PoV Footage With Your iPhone

If you want to create more first-person footage, or gather some interesting b-roll, or even film some great behind-the-scenes footage, this video might be for you. Armed with just your iPhone and some DIY, you can have an excellent, albeit odd-looking, first-person rig.
Creating a Virtual Studio With 3 TVs

You don’t have to spend big bucks to get a virtual wall these days. Bring your studio to life with just three televisions.

A Budget Way to Have a 3-Camera Live Stream

Streaming has become a core part of our digital lives and serves so many purposes now. Having a 3-camera live stream has typically been highly expensive and difficult to setup. Well, if you're interested in that, this is far more achievable.
Sony FX3 Gets Major Version 3.00 Firmware Update

Sony's latest firmware update for the FX3 has some major improvements for shooters making the body truly one of the most desirable video-centric cameras on the market. Here is a breakdown of what has been added and how to get your hands on it.
Creating a Michael Bay-Level Rig in the Back Garden

It seems that every year we see crazier and crazier setups, usually reserved for high-end cinema productions, made available to the average person. In this video, you can see an absurdly cool orbital shot made in a back garden.
BTS of a Stunning Music Video in a Modest Location

An incredible location for our shoots is all we want, but with enough creativity and experience, you can transform even a humble place into something special. In this video, YCImaging shows how he shot a cinematic music video without any obscure or expensive locations.
Why Film Directors Avoid Deep Focus in Cinematography

You may notice that most cinematography has a shallow depth of field. There are lots of reasons for this, and in this video, one filmmaker goes through the pros and cons of using it and why it is often avoided.
How to Recreate 'The Last of Us' Color Grade

The Last of Us has been a tremendous hit, initially as a game, and now as a TV show. The cinematography has appealed to many, but so too has the post-production. In this video, find out how to replicate the sort of color grade you can see in the viral series.
Go With the Flow: We Review the Insta360 Flow

Insta360 has now introduced the Insta360 Flow a handheld, lightweight, foldable, and pocketable gimbal with tonnes of features to help you create stunning videos. If you've ever used one of their products you'll know the quality they deliver. I've personally had the opportunity to try the Insta360 One X2 and loved it, and hopefully will own the new X3 in the future. So when they asked for a review I jumped at the chance.

How to Make Yourself Look Better on Zoom Calls

If you've ever looked at your face on a Zoom call and wondered why you look so bad, you're not alone. Here, we look at how to add color corrections and pop to your face so you look so much better on Zoom, Google Hangouts, Skype, and more.

With Tons of Features Is the Isteady M6 Gimbal the Best Yet?

Mobile phones have become more advanced and are capable of capturing high-quality video footage, and with that mobile phone gimbals have also become increasingly popular and are a game changer for content creators, vloggers, and anyone who wants to capture professional quality footage.

Camera Movements to Make Your Work More Cinematic

You can have the lighting, the settings, and the subject perfectly aligned, all with the best camera money can buy, but your videography may still lack that something special if every shot is too static. Here are some simple movements you can make during your shots to improve the results.
Simple Outdoor Lighting Setups for Filmmaking

If you create content outdoors, you will know that lighting can feel like a minefield. In this video, Aidin Robbins teams up with Adorama to give you some simple lighting setup options for your next shoot.
Wishlist: Canon’s Next Cinema Camera

Canon’s cinema line of cameras ushered forward the post-DSLR years for video users, and now, they could be set to do the same with mirrorless designs.

10 Reasons to Consider the Sony ZV-E10 in 2023

There are so many cameras out there these days, it can be difficult to see the wood from the trees. As a result, some excellent cameras can be overlooked and this offering from Sony is one of them.

Turning the Lumix S5 II Into the Ultimate Cinema Camera

The Lumix S5 II is the first full-frame mirrorless camera from Panasonic to offer hybrid phase detect autofocus and a plethora of other cinematic video options. With all of the new improvements on the S5 II, could it be an ideal choice as a full-fledged cinema camera?

Easy and Creative Tips for Filming Yourself

Whether you don't have anyone to help you on a shoot, or you're filming a vlog, sometimes you need to be on the other side of the camera. Here are some tips on how to make that footage the best it can be.

Affordable Lighting for your Home Studio: We Review the SmallRig RC120B

Constant lighting has dropped dramatically in price, with companies like SmallRig making excellent products — along with accessories — that are refreshingly accessible. How good is the SmallRig RC120B, a bicolor packing a decent amount of power and coming in at just $259?

Has RED Become What It Set Out to Defeat?

In the world of cinema camera technology, RED has established itself as a major player. Starting off as the underdog, they have pushed industry stalwarts to innovate or die. However, a recent revelation has sparked concern among competitors and consumers alike. RED is preventing other camera manufacturers like Sony, Nikon, and DJI from innovating by enforcing its broad patent for on-camera compressed raw video.

How to Make Your First Travel Video in 3 Easy Steps

If you have some trips booked, perhaps you're considering creating your first video of it but aren't sure where to get started. Well, in this video, you'll get some great tips on how to begin and turn that journey into more than just an album of snaps.

Why You Should Try the 4:3 Ratio for Video

Our aspect ratios have been trending toward wider dimensions for some time and that makes perfect sense. But, should we cast out a previously staple aspect ratio for good? Does it have any uses?

Easy Filmmaking Tips to Instantly Improve Your Videos

If you're hoping to improve your videos this year, there is a wealth of information to tap into. In this video, Vuhlandes goes through some easy filmmaking tips that can make all the difference.

Are Modern Camcorders Worth It?

When I worked in camera marketing, one of the toughest sells around the mid-2010s was camcorders. Why spend hundreds or thousands of dollars when a DSLR can give you equivalent image quality and, on paper, do more? YouTuber Tom Buck answers that question after a couple of months of using one.

MTV-Era Bio-Series Cinematographer Uses Visual Language to Tell a Story

High School, the new bio-series about indie-pop sensations Tegan and Sara, provides a strong example of how filmmakers can use visual language to help to tell their stories. I had a chance to talk to cinematographer Carolina Costa about her work on the series.

A Beginner's Guide to Using Lighting Modifiers for Video

Photography and video have some crucial differences between them, but perhaps the most important similarity between them is that good lighting is crucial to getting the best results. If you are new to video and working on building your skills, check out this great video tutorial that will show you a variety of different lighting modifiers and how to use them to create professional-level results.

Amateur Versus Professional Product Commercial Challenge

There are many kinds of professional photographers and videographers. However, if you take two professionals from different disciplines, how much of a difference is there? This video gives you an idea of what specializing in your field can do.

A Complete Guide to Diegetic and Non-diegetic Sound

If you want to get into filmmaking, one of the most fundamental and powerful tools you will need to get a grasp of is the use of diegetic and non-diegetic sound. If you are unfamiliar with the concept and how you can manipulate it to your advantage for more powerful storytelling, check out this fantastic video tutorial that will show you everything you need to know.

The Essentials You Need To Start a Photography YouTube Channel

Starting a YouTube channel is something you might consider whether you take photographs for profit or fun. A successful channel can offer benefits in the form of payments for viewership and sponsorship opportunities. A less successful channel can help a photographer build an audience and create a community in which to share their passion for photography.