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Converting Sony E-Mount Lenses to Canon EOS EF Lenses

Converting Sony E-Mount Lenses to Canon EOS EF Lenses

Having trouble picking what type of lens you want for your camera? I’m sure it’s no shocker that lenses can be expensive so picking the right one can be stressful. I want to give you some insight behind using Canon EF lenses on the Sony E-Mount system. Specifically, I want to discuss the a6500 and deciding on which lens to…
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Picture Profiles : What are they?

Picture Profiles : What are they?

Picture Profiles are presets that come pre-loaded and can be downloaded to cameras. These presets change the color characteristics of the film including color tone, contrast, and gradation. To beginning filmmakers who’s goal is to make their footage look as cinematic as possible might use one of these profiles.  They might be helpful when working on a project with a…
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Screenwriting Structure: The Beat Sheet

Screenwriting Structure: The Beat Sheet

Every great filmmaker has to master a range of different production roles. From writer to editor and pre-production to post-production. The long list of different job roles it takes to make a movie goes on forever. Today I’ll be discussing a little bit of the of the writer's process. Even though you may have a good idea for a feature…
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What is IMAX anyway?

What is IMAX anyway?

IMAX movies are a treat. Big screens, wonderful surround sound, the awe of crystal clear 70 mm film. You’ve probably seen an IMAX screen at a science center or a local movie theater near you. What makes them different than other films? Why would directors and cinematographers choose IMAX format? Hopefully I can shead some light on the infamous IMAX…
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Tips for Making a Music Video

Tips for Making a Music Video

Have you ever wondered how a music video was shot? Sometimes they look as if your everyday Joe with a camera can shoot one. For the most part that’s not the case. Below, I will give a brief description of how strenuous it can be to make a video music video. First of all, we must always have in our…
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Underwater Videography Tips and Tricks

Underwater Videography Tips and Tricks

Underwater scenes in film can be some of the most magical. A world not too far from our own - seen in a clear lens. Trying to achieve underwater scenes in independent filming may seem a bit daunting at first, but here are a few tips and techniques that may help you create those beautiful images. Preparation The first thing…
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