After Effects Classic Course: Photo Filter

A couple of posts ago we were talking about using Colorama for tinting an image. If you are just trying to create a simple monochromatic color cast, you might view that as using a sledgehammer to open a sunflower seed. So let’s go to the opposite extreme and talk about one of the simplest color […]

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The secret life of behind-the-lens nets

“What’s with the pattern in the headlights?” I asked the first camera assistant, as I looked through “B” camera on a feature film set. I was a young second camera assistant, and a bored first camera assistant let me play around with the geared head while we waited for our camera to be tossed into […]

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Sundance and Science Sandbox announce nine new grant recipients

Sundance and Science Sandbox announce nine new grant recipients

Nine science-focused independent filmmakers are the award recipients for 2019 in the Sundance and Science Sandbox initiative, following the initiative’s successful inaugural year, which had five awards. Back in 2018 Science Sandbox and the Sundance Institute announced the inaugural award recipients of the Science Sandbox Nonfiction Initiative.  The initiative aims to elevate the voices of […]

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NIKKOR Z 85MM F/1.8 S: a fast lens for documentaries, interviews and B-roll

NIKKOR Z 85MM F/1.8 S: a fast lens for documentaries, interviews and B-roll footage

A fast prime with a classic medium telephoto focal length, the new NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S is crafted to cater to the needs of videographers as well as image-makers. A 85mm focal length lens is immediately associated with portrait, and that’s an area where the new lens from Nikon will fit adequately. It’s a […]

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