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Hands-on Review

Curiously, it seems that even the most ardent champions of the digital revolution cannot bear the thought of calling themselves “videomakers.” Whatever the case, let us forget the technology war for a moment and take a look at some of the industry’s secondary tools. These relatively ageless tools should appeal to anyone with an interest in the art of filmmaking.

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2 years ago
Hands-on Review

Professionals and discerning hobbyists know you’ve got to choose the right tool for the job, and specialization is usually the key. Of course, this inevitably leads to the accumulation of a simply massive collection of cameras, lenses and every kind of accessory you could ever imagine.

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Tips and Solutions

As a grip, it’s your job to handle the lighting and rigging on the set. You’ll set up, take down, move and adjust dollies and cranes and will also be responsible for the non-electrical side of modifying the lighting. 

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Casual photographers can afford to keep all their camera gear snugly squirreled away in a camera bag or backpack because it’s no big deal if they miss a shot. But professional photographers make a living taking pictures and can’t afford to fumble through a bag full of gear looking for a particular item.

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Tips and Solutions

Even though the leaves are down and your frost-laden lawn makes crunchy sounds when you cross it in the morning, that doesn’t mean it’s time to pack your cameras away until March or April; if you do, you’re going to miss some fine picture-taking opportunities.

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Tips and Solutions

So you’re going on a photo shoot, maybe even shoot some video. Presumably you’re bringing at least one camera, some memory cards and maybe some extra lenses and a tripod. But what other items might be useful?

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3 years ago
Features

Location sound... looking cool isn't the first priority.Is it Grimace? Is it the Grim Reaper? Nope. It's a prepared location audio professional who is protecting their investment and getting the job done.  This morning on my 10 minute walk from the train to the office, I witnessed a weather anomaly that I'd never experienced before. This is my 18th year as a resident of the Northeastern United States, and I don't know the official stats, but this winter sure seems like one of the worst.

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4 years ago