New Codec Releases and Camera Movement Tutorials

News and updates on new video codec releases and developments and tutorials on camera movement.

10 Great Films to Watch for Cinematography

Here's my list of 10 great films to watch for cinematography. Made for filmmakers and cinematographers. Enjoy!Free blueprint to making a movie: https://bit.ly/moviemakingblueprint10 Great Films to Wa

Dive Into Basic Camera Techniques With These Helpful Tips

If you've just started learning how to operate a camera, this is the video for you. There's nothing more exciting as a filmmaker than getting your first camera. There's this immediate connection

The Friday Roundup - New Codecs, Camera Movement and More!

This week news of the new video codecs due to drop by the end of the year, a tutorial on camera movement and some street video hacks.

Director Chloe Zhao Offers a Thorough Breakdown of Terrence Malick's 'The New World'

Terrence Malick's exploration of American space has a fan in Chloe Zhao. The filmmaking of Terrence Malick can be both inclusive and exclusive. At different points in his career, he's chosen to

Could We See A Global Shutter on the Next Canon Mirrorless Camera?

Rumors are once again circulating that Canon is developing a global shutter. As pure resolution and dynamic range specs hit their upper limit of usability, it's natural for camera manufacturers t

The Death Rattle Heard Around the World: Quibi May Be Shutting Down

After just 7 months, the short-form streamer's missteps are finally catching up. The Wrap is reporting that Quibi might shutter after only seven months in operation. They are gathering the execut

Reasons Why You Should (and Shouldn't) Go to Film School

When it comes to filmmaking, one of the most common questions novice filmmakers ask is whether they should go to film school to get into the industry. [This is a guest post written by Alexa Parke

The Sony FX9 Can Now Record ProRes RAW to Shogun 7

Expand your FX9 recording capabilities with ProRes RAW. Teased back in April, Atomos has officially announced ProRes RAW support for Sony's FX9, which received a significant firmware update that

Nikon Z7 II and Z6 II Cameras To Support Blackmagic and ProRes RAW

Let's get RAW. When Nikon unveiled the Z7 II and Z6 II full-frame mirrorless cameras, what flew under the radar is that both cameras will support 12-bit Apple ProRes RAW and Blackmagic RAW (BRAW

Beware the Pitfalls of Video Editing with Temp Music

Even though it is only a temp track, you should still produce something that will be worthwhile. When you are given a deadline, you might be tempted to throw something together with a track that you

The Most Unique Camera I've Ever Used | Leica SL2 Worth The Price?

Today I am sharing some of my impressions and review of the Leica SL2 and we are deciding if it is worth the heavy $6000 price tag. NEW Prints - https://www.evanranft.com/storeWHERE I GET MY MUSIC (3

Sigourney Weaver Had to Hold Her Breath for 6 Whole Minutes for ‘Avatar 2’ Stunts

Even behind Avatar's CGI, amazing things are happening. This is hardly Sigourney Weaver's first James Cameron rodeo, so when the director said he wanted the second installment of Avatar to be an

Meike Adds 8mm Wide Angle Cine Lens for Micro Four Thirds Mount

APS-C sensors are is still alive and kicking with new focal length options. Meike has made an 8mm T2.9 available for pre-order that covers APS-C sensors, including the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema C

Has Netflix Democratized the Film Industry the Way Ava DuVernay Says It Has?

As filmmakers, we want to reach as many people as possible. Netflix provides that global scale. Audiences can be hard to find. There's so much taking up people's attention span that you really h

The Friday Roundup – On Camera Tips, Action Cams and Fine Tuning the Edit

How To Get Comfortable on Camera I am not sure that there is anyone that started off in front of the camera feeling totally relaxed about the whole thing. For most people it is an excruciating proces

7 Tips to Help You Avoid Common Audio Pitfalls

There are many different ways that you can avoid the common audio pitfalls that get us all. First, make sure you are close enough to your microphone as you don’t want your microphone to not get all

Video Editing 101: How to Edit a Video from Start to Finish

Recording the video lets you show off your creativity and no two recordings can ever be the same. Many enthusiasts forget post processing steps that are equally challenging, interesting and creativit

How Anamorphic Lenses made Halloween Scary

Do anamorphic lenses make a difference to cinematography? Do they help the story in unique ways? Yes, of course. In this video I show you a simple way anamorphic lenses made John Carpenter's Hallowee

The Friday Roundup – Shots, Lights and Audio Tutorials

3 Cinematic Looks With Natural Light This is an excellent video showing a number of ways you can “shape” existing light in many situations to achieve a good result. Even if you are not going to b

Nostalgic Small Town Photography | (Behind the Scenes)

In todays episode of photography behind the scenes we explore West Texas and make some nostalgic feeling small town photography.New Podcast + Exclusive content - https://www.patreon.com/evanranftWHER

Adobe Premiere Elements 2020 Review

  What is Premiere Elements 2020? Adobe Premiere Elements was first released in 2004 in response to the increasing access the average consumer had at that time to digital video. In fact, “back in

Adobe Premiere Elements 2020 Review Part Two

  Time to review the good and the not so good! The Interface What is clear in this latest version of Adobe Premiere Elements 2020 is that Adobe have finally decided on a direction for the program ba

How to Film a Scene with One Camera

A beginner's guide to understanding how to shoot a scene with one camera. With Stanley Kubrick's The Shining as example!Free blueprint to making a movie: https://bit.ly/moviemakingblueprintUltimate g

CyberLink PowerDirector 19 Review – Overview and What’s New

On this page you will find my CyberLink PowerDirector 19 review covering what’s new and improved in this latest release plus some general overall observations. I try to restrict these reviews to ju

The Friday Roundup – Moon Festival , Low Light Tips and Workflows

Moon Festival Interruptions This week the Friday Roundup is going to be a little shorter than usual. Here is Taiwan we have been celebrating the annual Moon Festival so that means all businesses have

Unboxing a Leicas SL2 | 47.3MP + 5K Video

Today we are taking a quick look at the Leica SL2.WHERE I GET MY MUSIC (30 days free with this link)- http://share.epidemicsound.com/lRQqnMy everyday photo camera (the new version)- https://amzn.to/3

The 5 Essential Phases of Video Editing

Video editing may seem like a daunting task, but if you break the process down into five smaller tasks, the result can appear much more achievable. First, you should organize all your media into the

How I Grew My Photography Brand and Web Presence

You can check out my own curated store so you can check out the best sellers on fiverr for everything from web development to graphic design! Go to http://fvrr.co/evanranftToday we are talking about

Mega Tips from Seven Great Cinematographers

Here are seven tips I’ve learnt from seven great cinematographers that will change the way you shoot. Free blueprint to making a movie: https://bit.ly/moviemakingblueprintShoot at any time during t

Changing Things Up

Today we are talking about some things that have been going on with me.WHERE I GET MY MUSIC (30 days free with this link)- http://share.epidemicsound.com/lRQqnMy everyday photo camera (the new versio

How To Build a Online Photography Store | Simple Photography E-Commerce

Start your free Squarespace trial today at http://www.squarespace.com/evanranft to get 10% off your first purchase.Today we are talking about how to build a simple photography e-commerce store. The 1

Creative Photos in Boring Places!

Start your free Squarespace trial today at http://www.squarespace.com/evanranft to get 10% off your first purchase.Today we are talking about tricks to use when making photography in boring locations

The Tarpa Player

Bhiklya Ladkya Dhinda is one of the last Tarpa players. The Tarpa Player forms the core of Warli Art and the Adivasi community.He is 85 years old, and can move about like a 40-year old. His energy, o

Financial Mistakes that Hold Creative People Back

Today we are talking about some financial mistakes that hold creative people back. New Podcast - https://www.patreon.com/evanranftWHERE I GET MY MUSIC (30 days free with this link)- http://share.epid

The Most Under-Rated Filter For Photographers!

For a limited time, use the link in my description to get a free trial of Skillshare Premium Membership: https://skl.sh/evanranft20Today we are talking what I consider the most under rated filter for

The Five Pillars of Cinematic Exposure

Every cinematographer manipulates one or more of these five tools to create an infinite amount of looks.Knowing how and when to use which is the first step to great cinematography.Free blueprint to m

We Traded Cameras

This week when was out on a photoshoot I decided to trade my Leica with a Fujifilm user.. This is what he had to say about it! Thank you to Chris for being apart of todays video and helping to film.

7 professional low budget tips for cinematic shots

Can you make your footage look cinematic without expensive gear? Yes! Here's are seven professional level tips that are cheap to implement. They will make a drastic difference to your films.Free blue

Canon EOS R5 Firmware v1.10 Overheating Tests and Review

This is my comprehensive review of the overheating performance of the Canon EOS R5 after updating to firmware v1.10.In short, the R5 is now a totally different camera. It's an 8K beast.Download 4 cin

Why Great Movies use the Three Color Rule

You’ve seen great films, you know they look good, but probably never noticed how many of them follow something called the Three Color Rule.What is the Three Color Rule, and why do most good looking

Moments Within | Canon EOS R5 Low Light Tests

This was a short test of the Canon EOS R5 in low light situations. It was shot in all modes - 4K normal, 4K 60p, 4K 120p and 8K RAW.Settings: ISO 400-1250, Canon Log (Canon Log2), NR offGrading: Grad

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