Big news, filmmakers: the Sony Alpha 1 is here! Last summer, Sony released the Sony a7S II, an exciting update to the Sony a7S II with improved menus, an internal stabilization sensor, a cool flip-out screen and enhanced color reproduction. So you might be surprised to hear that the camera giant has already released the
Are you in the market for a mirrorless camera? You might consider the Canon EOS M50 (also called the EOS Kiss M in Asia). Designed for up-and-coming filmmakers and content creators, the Canon EOS M50 is lightweight and convenient. It’s Canon’s first camera that automatically sends photos to your smartphone after each shot. It also
What are the best cameras for filming? The options can see overwhelming for new filmmakers. But the cameras used by 2020 Oscar nominees and winners can give you a good place to start! Best Cameras for Filming YMCinema broke down all the cameras used by 2020 Oscar-nominated films. Here are the top three, which tied
Always be open to learning, being mentored, going on other people’s set to see how they do things. This is an ever-changing art form and growth should never stop being a part of your journey as a cinematographer.
Have you been keeping up with what filmmakers are doing lately? When it comes to camera trends 2019, it’s not always just cameras that are changing – it’s all the accessories that work with your camera as part of your whole unit. YouTuber Crimson Engine attended NAB 2019, the annual National Association of Broadcasters trade
Directing a film is hard! Lighting, costumes, locations, permits, budgets, audio, actors, editing… how can you do everything well? We’re here to help you figure out how to make the best film possible. Follow these 20 filmmaking tricks and tips to make your short film or feature film a success. 1. Don’t rush
Many aspiring directors and filmmakers conflate the zoom and dolly shot. You’ll even see video supercuts online that claim to be a collection of zooms but also contain dolly shots or the combination dolly zoom shot. All of these camera shots can be effective: while some directors use these shots to create comic moments, others aim for