“You Should Have Left:” Using Light, Space and Time to Tell an Uneasy Story
“I think the idea of being trapped in a house that won’t let you leave is an experience that every single human being on...
Meet Your Heroes: Making “John Lewis: Good Trouble”
“He’s kind of a living embodiment of the idea that our future will be better, and I think people need that right now.”
Filming on the Front Lines: “Inside Italy’s Covid War”
“What I wanted to do was tell the story, from the beginning, of the psychological impact this was having on the healthcare workers and...
Managing the Amazing, Affecting Material for “Da 5 Bloods”
Colorist Stephen Nakamura details how he worked with Spike Lee and cinematographer Tom Sigel across multiple formats, aspect ratios and visual elements.
Tight (Very Tight) Shots: Cameras in the Cockpit for “7500”
“The most important thing for me, was to give the actors the confidence that they can move freely in the cockpit without being disturbed...
“Hamilton:” Getting It From the Stage to the Screen to the Stream
“ knew exactly what to do,” says “Hamilton” director Thomas Kail. “My job was to not get in the way of that.”
Virtual Production Can Be Real for Everybody. Here’s How.
The production line from development to post can be costly in part because of the timescales and in part because of the inability to...
Making “Mythic Quest: Quarantine” — 40 iPhones and Infinite Possibilities
“The quarantine episode of ‘Mythic Quest’ is a seamless continuation for fans... and a pitch-perfect encapsulation of what it’s like to live through this...
Understanding the Four Aspect Ratios for “Da Five Bloods”
The film uses different aspect ratios and film formats to depict different times and places: 2.39:1 digital for the present-day city scenes, 1.33:1 16mm...
What You Need to Know About Reopening and Restarting Production
How do we safely resume operations, and how on earth do you make a movie without congregating?
“Da 5 Bloods:” How to Mix Materials and Deliver a Message That’s More Relevant Than Ever
“Only Spike will jump up and celebrate like the Knicks have scored when it’s a great edit.”
Making “The Vast of Night,” a Micro-Budget Sci-Fi Miracle
“I wanted to signal that we are telling a familiar story. One you’ve probably seen before. But we’re going to be as inventive and...
Boots Riley’s Bonkers/Brilliant Style on “Sorry to Bother You”
The revolution will be not be telemarketed.
“Random Acts of Flyness:” Terence Nance Defines a New Visual Language
The HBO series "incorporates and commingles animation, documentary, confession, satire, music video, and magic-realist fantasia."
How VR Could (or Can) (or Will) Help Us Through This Quarantine
Learning to leverage virtual reality in our lives is a natural transition.
Why the Panasonic Lumix S1H May Be One of the Best 4K Cameras for Filmmakers
"The Lumix S1 is a stills camera that’s pretty good at video; the S1H is most definitely a video camera that also happens to...
“Full Frame” Sensors: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know But Were Afraid to Ask
What do people mean when they refer to “full-frame” when speaking about an image sensor for cinematography?
“I Know This Much is True:” Shooting Derek Cianfrance’s Series Like a Documentary
Cianfrance brought his naturalistic approach to the series, eschewing rehearsals and much of the planning that often goes into narrative filmmaking in favor of...
“Atlanta’s Missing and Murdered:” How to Make a Crime Documentary That’s More Than a Crime Documentary
Through many interviews and a trove of archival materials, the HBO series focuses on these murders, the victims and those they left behind.
How Documentarian Matthew Wolf Tackled an Archive of 70,000 VHS Tapes for “Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project”
A visionary media critic and public access television host, Marion Stokes sought to create a comprehensive archive of American television that would one day...
Watch: “Strong Island,” Yance Ford’s Personal Look Black Lives in America
"Our country is built on the precariousness of black lives, the disposability of black lives."
The Case for 8K Production and How to Manage That Monster Data
There are benefits to an 8K production that an increasing number of projects are taking advantage of.
How That Eight-Minute, Single-Take Shot in “Homecoming” Happened
The complexity of the shot required detailed storyboards, a special set house built with removable walls, and a precisely timed choreography.
How the Canon C500 Mark II Offers a Cinematic Look (at a Reasonable Price)
From the internal raw codec to the compact, modular design, watch and see what sets this camera apart.
All the Filmmaking Contests and Challenges We Can Find (Updated Daily)
Check back, create stuff, maybe win a thing!
“The Painter and the Thief:” When the Story You’re Telling Takes All Kinds of Turns (and Just Keeps Going)
“Nothing beats reality. From the first day of shooting the subjects, we realized that we’d never know how the days would end up and...
The Genius “Workarounds” Productions Have Been Using During Lockdown
Harnessing cloud solutions to enrich video acquisition and working with machine learning applications to curate content are just some of the ways media companies...
Watch This Webcast Series: “Working in HDR – From Set to Screen”
Learn about the end-to-end content creation workflow for HDR content and guidelines for success
Sony’s Venice and FX9 Updates/Upgrades: Firmware, HFR, 4K Recording
“Our industry is seeing rapid evolution as the need to develop content for cross-platform distribution has transformed both the creative process and post-production workflows.”
Once Upon a Time in “Hollywood:” The Lights, Camera(s) and Action for the Netflix Series
“Ryan wanted the obvious glitz and glamour but also to pull back the gilded curtain of Hollywood and expose the darker side of sex...
Digital Video Announces Our Best of Show Special Edition Awards
Awards honor outstanding new, recently introduced and forthcoming products
Video Edge Announces Our Best of Show Special Edition Award
Awards honor outstanding, new, recently introduced and forthcoming products
Canon’s EOS R5: Why Are Video People Going Bananas About This Camera?
“It’s difficult to over-stress how much of a technical challenge it is to capture and record 8K footage.”
What Does (Will) Video Production Even Look Like Now?
How do we safely resume operations, and how can you make a movie without congregating?
“Spaceship Earth:” When the Story You’re Telling is True… and Also Science Fiction
“I assumed these images were staged for a science fiction film, but when I learned that this is in fact a real structure, and...