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Author: Sponsored Content | January 1, 2023 | nofilmschool.com

The Rotolight Titan X2 Group Buy Enters Tier 2, Join For Bigger Savings

Let's dive into the filmmaker friendly color modes of the Rotolight Titan X2.  DISCLOSURE: This Group Buy is sponsored by Adorama. The Group Buy has entered tier 2, and is closing in on tier three which would maximize everyone's savings! Th...

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The Rotolight Titan X2 Group Buy Enters Tier 2, Join For Bigger Savings
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Author: Cheesycam | September 25, 2020 | cheesycam.com

Canon EOS C70 – Pro Cinema in The Palm of Your Hand

Sharing the same sensor and near identical specs, the newly announced Canon EOS C70 Cinema Camera is often referred to as a a pocket sized version of the Canon C300 Mark III. The C70 sports a 4K Super 35mm (DGO) Dual Gain Output sensor that combines...

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Canon EOS C70 – Pro Cinema in The Palm of Your Hand
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Author: Cheesycam | September 18, 2020 | cheesycam.com

Basic Starter Video Kit for Mobile Interviews

I received an email yesterday asking what equipment I would personally suggest for a starter video kit. I get that you can produce great video quality simply from a smartphone, but what the user is asking is for a kit that offers ease of use while pr...

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Basic Starter Video Kit for Mobile Interviews
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Author: Jason Hellerman | September 14, 2020 | nofilmschool.com

CAA (Sort Of) Signs the WGA Code of Conduct

CAA has (sort of) signed an agreement with the Writers Guild of America.  The WGA has been holding steadfast that it would not offer either CAA or WME better terms than it had agreed to with other agencies. And guess what? Sometimes holding your...

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CAA (Sort Of) Signs the WGA Code of Conduct
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Author: NFS Staff | September 11, 2020 | nofilmschool.com

Save Arm Strength With These Extremely Light Ambient Boompoles

Let's tour Ambient's QuickPole Series 5 boompoles.  Sound is the most important aspect of your project. If the audience can't hear the story, they are going to get frustrated and be tuned out. Using a boompole on set is one way you can capture qu...

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Save Arm Strength With These Extremely Light Ambient Boompoles
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Author: Jason Hellerman | September 11, 2020 | nofilmschool.com

Why Modern Blockbusters Need to Take More Risks

Why do modern blockbusters all look...boring?  I want people to think about their best theatrical experience. What was the movie that blew you away? The one you saw on the big screen that just floored you? For me, I think the last time I left a t...

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Why Modern Blockbusters Need to Take More Risks
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Author: V Renée | September 11, 2020 | nofilmschool.com

The Best Filmmaking Deals of the Week (9.11.20)

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The Best Filmmaking Deals of the Week (9.11.20)
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Author: Jason Hellerman | September 11, 2020 | nofilmschool.com

How Does Bong Joon-Ho Break Genre Conventions?

When it comes to translating tropes and genres, Bong Joon-Ho is an expert.  I love watching foreign movies because they often have different interpretations of characters and situations that you don't see in American films. That's because differe...

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How Does Bong Joon-Ho Break Genre Conventions?
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Author: Armando Ferreira | September 11, 2020 | nofilmschool.com

The Best Vlogging Microphones For Under $100

Get your sound in tune.  As much as picture gets discussed and dissected, sound will forever be the unsung hero of your project. For today's creators, a small footprint that packs a punch is preferred, especially if you are a vlogger. That's why...

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The Best Vlogging Microphones For Under $100
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Author: Jeffrey Reeser | September 10, 2020 | nofilmschool.com

Why Colourlab Will Be a Total Game-Changer

"Color matching" will be a thing of the past... Michelle DeLateur joins us once again to discuss: a new entertainment industry jobs report on Planet Money, Sony and Canon competing with parallel release dates for upcoming products, and an AI soft...

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Why Colourlab Will Be a Total Game-Changer
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Author: Jason Hellerman | September 10, 2020 | nofilmschool.com

What Does RZA Love About Ridley Scott?

Unofficial Wu-Tang leader RZA has worked with Tarantino, Jarmusch, and other huge directors. So why does he love Ridley Scott the most?   Filmmakers learn the craft by doing it. You can model yourself after one director, but that might limit your...

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What Does RZA Love About Ridley Scott?
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Author: NFS Staff | September 9, 2020 | nofilmschool.com

NAB Show 2021 Pushed Back To Fall

Organizers reschedule NAB 2021 for later in the year.  With the global pandemic yet to fully curb itself, NAB Show organizers have announced they are moving the previously scheduled April 11-14 event to October 9-13, 2021 in Las Vegas. In a re...

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NAB Show 2021 Pushed Back To Fall
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Author: Jason Hellerman | September 8, 2020 | nofilmschool.com

This Plug-In Fact Checks 'Based on a True Story' Films in Real Time

Is cinema telling the truth?  I love a good movie based on a true story. Sure, they can be formulaic, but I think they take us on a journey throughout the best of humanity. But how much of them are real? I often find myself doing a deep dive on G...

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This Plug-In Fact Checks 'Based on a True Story' Films in Real Time
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Author: NFS Staff | September 8, 2020 | nofilmschool.com

Cinema 4D Integrates Red Giant Looks in Latest Update

The 3D software just got better.  When Maxon and Red Giant merged as one company, users reaped the benefits immediately when it was announced Red Giant was completely free for students and educators. Now, with the Release 23 (R23), Cinema 4D adds...

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Cinema 4D Integrates Red Giant Looks in Latest Update
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Author: Jeffrey Reeser | September 8, 2020 | nofilmschool.com

You Need to Know the Miracle of "The Peanut Butter Falcon"

The making of the film is an amazing journey and a must-listen. Writer/director team Michael Schwartz and Tyler Nilson have an unbelievable story to tell: the arduous and joyful seven-year journey to make The Peanut Butter Falcon a reality. From...

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Author: Oakley Anderson-Moore | September 8, 2020 | nofilmschool.com

A Massive List of Fall 2020 Grants All Filmmakers Should Know About

The whole world is in a standstill. Cool, but what grants are still open? Surprisingly a lot! It's a weird-ass time of year. Think of the future, and return to the normalcy of hoping you can score some cash for your projects by furiously apply...

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A Massive List of Fall 2020 Grants All Filmmakers Should Know About
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Author: Jason Hellerman | September 8, 2020 | nofilmschool.com

Dan Aykroyd ajnd Bill Murray Shot a Short to Convince Theaters to Show 'Ghostbusters'

I ain't afraid of no theater owners!  Back in the day, wide releases were unheard of for certain types of comedies. People were unsure they would make money and who they would appeal to. So you have to convince theater owners why they should show...

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Dan Aykroyd ajnd Bill Murray Shot a Short to Convince Theaters to Show 'Ghostbusters'
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Author: Dave Kratz | September 8, 2020 | nofilmschool.com

6 Indispensable Things You Need to Know Before Shooting Your First Independent Film

Consider these tips before approaching your next project.  When you’re starting out as a filmmaker, making your very first independent film, you’re up against a lot of expectations from the one critic who matters most: yourself. There's a lot...

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6 Indispensable Things You Need to Know Before Shooting Your First Independent Film
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Author: Jo Light | September 8, 2020 | nofilmschool.com

You Can Learn About Horror Genres from 'Scream'

It's always the season for horror movie analysis. Well, it's September, and because 2020 has been such a dumpster fire, I declare it Halloween season. Time for me to obsess over everything and anything horror! Why not start with Scream? The 19...

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You Can Learn About Horror Genres from 'Scream'
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Author: NFS Staff | September 8, 2020 | nofilmschool.com

Do Blind Lens Tests Help You Make Decisions as a Filmmaker?

Should manufacturers stop with the mystery?  Filmmakers, no matter what level they are at in their various careers, are a community. We bond over the art form as it's pushed to new directions. Part of that camaraderie is the knowledge and tutelag...

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Do Blind Lens Tests Help You Make Decisions as a Filmmaker?