5 Screenwriting Lessons from the Geniuses of TV Comedy
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In writing my latest book, Sitcom Writers Talk Shop: Behind the Scenes with Carl Reiner, Norman Lear, and Other Geniuses of TV Comedy, I had the honor of interviewing over 40 successful...
10 Films That Can Teach You Everything You Need To Know About Film Editing
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Editing is a selection process. Sometimes hundreds of hours of footage are captured, and we only end up seeing around two hours of it. It’s also a language that has rules. When done badly it can cause boredom or, even worse, confusion.
The importance of editing cannot be underestimated...
Getting Creative With One Light
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So you have just picked up your first light or you have had one light for a while now, and you are wondering what more you can create with just that one light. Well, you can create loads.

I see many post/comments from photographers saying they can’t do this or that as they only have one...
NAB 2019: Chrosziel Lens Motor for Fujinon 18-55 and 50-135mm
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I absolutely suck at a manual zoom moves on any lens/camera combination. When I shoot with cinema style lenses I need an option for a slow push in or out for my news or doc work. At NAB 2019 we ran into Chrosziel showing off a...
Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro G2 – Our NAB 2019 Interview
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Just 6 weeks ago, Blackmagic Design’s CEO Grant Petty introduced a bunch of updates to their lineup including a new generation of the popular URSA Mini Pro camera, called G2...
Top 13 Sites For Independent Filmmakers
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In recent years, the content of the internet has transformed itself from a controlled and manufactured environment to a vast expanse of user generated content. Internet users can log on and create their own subjects, themes, and arguments to the sites they frequent. This idea gave birth to...
NAB 2019: Blackmagic Design URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2
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Dan May from Blackmagic Design and I had a quick chat about the URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2. While the URSA Mini Pro G2 is not necessarily new to NAB 2019 it might as well be new to the show. Rarely a person has seen one on sets or shoots since the camera’s original announcement. Shipping for the...
ART OF THE CUT with Oscar winner, Paul Hirsch, ACE
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Paul Hirsch, ACE has edited some of the most iconic films in cinema history: Carrie, Star Wars; Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back; Ferris Bueller’s Day Off; Planes, Trains and Automobiles; Mission: Impossible; Ray; and The Mummy among many, many others in a career that goes back...
Watch a Colorblind Landscape Photog See in Full Color for the First Time
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Canadian landscape photographer David Wilder has a type of colorblindness that makes it difficult to tell certain colors...
6 Headshot Tips: Advice to Give Your Clients for a Portrait Shoot
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I am an experienced corporate/commercial photographer, and I’ve written this article to help guide my clients into how to prepare for a headshot or portrait session. Most people don’t like having their photograph taken, they find it awkward or can’t stop thinking about one of their perceived...