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Watch: Technology Year in Review: Wasn’t the Future Wonderful?
Mark Schubin reviews the advances of 2019 as motion imaging enters its 144th year:
OK, So… How Exactly Do You Make an “Instant Movie”?
This “instant movie” was all about demonstrating technologies now available to moviemakers—including the use of cloud storage and playout—that make it possible to greatly...
The Nature of All Things: How “Gunda” Simply, Beautifully, Wordlessly Immerses the Viewer
“I have always wanted to make a film about the creatures with whom we share the earth, a film about animals as living, feeling...
Watch: The First Dispatch from “The French Dispatch”
“The trailer, in true Wes Anderson form, features title cards for each story,” explains Carter Burrowes.
Frontline’s Amazon Documentary: “There are Very Serious Questions at the Heart of the Film”
“Everything that's amazing or awesome about Jeff Bezos and Amazon is also something to be feared about Amazon and Jeff Bezos.”
Watch: Integrating the Visual Effects Into “Chernobyl”
“ was to be completely story-driven where VFX would provide support for the drama in every shot.”
When Your Documentary Looks Like a Renaissance Painting: The Cinematography of “Honeyland”
“Visual and visceral communication draws the audience closer to the protagonists, and more importantly — closer to nature.”
How “Little America” Captures the Immigrant Experience One Story at a Time
Inspired by true stories, Apple TV+ anthology series uses stylized, dramatized vignettes to go beyond the headlines.
How “Devs” Creator Alex Garland Fuses Tech, Tension and Apprehension Like Nobody Else
“It’s very clearly the case that technology and technological advances are happening at a rate that we are not able to keep up with.”
Full Frame, But For Filmmakers? Panasonic’s Lumix S1H Camera
“With the Lumix S1H, Panasonic has used its considerable video experience to bring many of its high-end VariCam features to the Lumix S range.”
“This Is Not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection:” “Subconscious” Storytelling and the Software to Make It Happen
"Being able to complete post production using a single piece of software makes so much more sense to me creatively.”
Watch This: “HDR Video: From Cameras to Post Production”
“Good HDR starts with capture. Great HDR thinks HDR throughout the process.”
Epiphan Develops LiveScrypt for Real-Time AI Transcription
“With LiveScrypt, all attendees have access to real-time transcriptions of what’s being said.”
Sigma fp and Cinema DNG: Production and Post and This Pocket-Sized Camera
“The images had great dynamic range, and colors appeared exactly how I like them.”
HFR: Yes, No, Maybe, Why? “Gemini Man” Technical Supervisor Answers Your Question(s)
“We've found is that the more detail you give to a viewer, the more their eyes like it.”
What’s the Deal With… Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve Editor Keyboard?
The Resolve editor keyboard is certainly a useful tool for any cutter who uses Resolve as their main axe, but it is especially important...
What’s the Deal With… Apple’s 16-Inch MacBook Pro?
This is the perfect laptop for creatives who want a Mac and need mobility coupled with horsepower.
Deep Learning and Lumière Brothers Footage: 1896 and Hand-Cranked Cameras vs. AI and 4K, Everybody Wins
A neural network was utilized to create a 4K version of The Lumière Brothers' film "Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat.”
Video Technology in 2020: What May/Could/Definitely Will Happen, and How It’ll Impact Your Workflow
A series of articles designed to put new and emerging video technologies into perspective
Roland Develops Portable V-8HD HD Switcher for Live Production
Roland's V-8HD HD video switcher features a loaded professional toolset designed to streamline production, increase creativity and reduce total system costs.
Samsung Introduces Its Pocket-Sized, Portable SSD T7 Touch
The portable solid state drive (SSD) T7 Touch offers a compact design and fast transfer speeds.
“Singularity:” How Cinematographer Khalid Mohtaseb Told a Love Story in Dance
“We wanted to approach it in almost a classical, theatrical way.”
(Post) Producing the Black-and White Version of “Parasite”
“It will be fascinating to see how the viewing experience changes when an identical film is presented in black and white.”
Hope is the Thing With Feathers: The Inspired Visuals of “Dickinson”
“The choice to make a period show was a way of writing a stylized version of the present.”
The Pretty, Pretty Good… Cinematography on “Curb Your Enthusiasm”
“We're pretty precise as far as the... planning what's going to happen in the scene and we have really good people that know how...
The Shape and Size and Speed of Water: How “Aquarela” Advances High Frame Rate Filmmaking
Shot at 96 frames-per-second at remote locations all across the globe, “Aquarela” is a monumental new documentary about the elemental power of ice and...
Watch This: The Impact of HDR — On Set, in Post and With Displays
Technologists and creatives address the benefits and the current challenges when working with HDR.
M. Night Shyamalan’s “Servant:” How to Master the Slow Burn in Storytelling
Single-location psychological thriller recently renewed for a second season on Apple TV+ explores trauma and loss.
Ladj Ly’s “Les Misérables” and the Fusion of Narrative and Nonfiction Footage
French filmmaker mined 100 hours of documentary footage shot in the wake of the 2005 Paris riots for his feature.
Nodes and Nordic Noir: Getting the Wintry Grade for “Wisting”
“Wisting” colorist Dylan R. Hopkin wanted create a moody, de-saturated aesthetic for the series.
Crafting a Literal Political Thriller: Alex Gibney’s Documentary “Citizen K”
Editor Michael J. Palmer blends archival footage with newly-shot interviews for prolific filmmaker Alex Gibney’s portrait of the disgraced Russian oligarch-turned political dissident who...
Watch: Gritty, Grubby, Kind of Great “Goldman v Silverman” (Of Course from the Safdie Brothers)
"Recaptures some of the gritty, frenetic New York aesthetic that defined 'Uncut Gems'"
Roland Introduces GO:LIVECAST Live Streaming Studio for Smartphones
GO:LIVECAST functions like an instantly-accessible, mini broadcast studio to make online live video production
Digital Video and Video Edge: 2020 Best of Show Awards at NAB Show Open for Nominations
From now until April 3, exhibitors can nominate new products for awards presented by Future publications including Digital Video and Video Edge