How I shot a feature film with 3 Dedo Lights, a China ball and 7 shower curtains

Josefina Vilsmaier, Mirijam Verena Jeremic, Salber Williams, Silke Popp, Valentina Sauca, Ute Bronder Let it snow The film takes place in an apartment, during a blizzard. So my first challenge was to create a frosty white-out, despite the fact that in front of the windows where still trees with green leaves in the warm autumn... Continue Reading →

Nobody needs 12K – Blackmagic’s new Ursa, and why you actually want 12K

So Blackmagic announced the new Ursa 12K - and folks went totally mental. "Nobody asked for 12K" and "I wanted a flip screen, and all I got is 12K" - comments all over the web. Only a few people seem to get, what this new RGBW sensor actually means, and why it is not about... Continue Reading →

Stick of Light – a closer look at the Nanlite PavoTube II 6C

After watching a ton of glowing (pun intended) YouTube clips and reviews of Nanlite's Pavotube II 6C, I caved in and bought one (despite the fact, that I'm still not the biggest fan of LED lights). So after unboxing and playing around a bit with it, I have to say, it's pretty impressive. They packed... Continue Reading →

FineCut – why you should give the Davinci Resolve Cut page a try, even as a seasoned editor.

As Blackmagic introduced the new Cut page, I was really like - WTF?Why an other editing page? We already have one that works just fine - and on top of that (at least at first glance) a totally dumbed down version of an editing page? Seriously? I switched to Resolve as my main NLE since... Continue Reading →

No more CDNG on Blackmagic cameras, and why it doesn’t matter at all.

A few days ago, Blackmagic announced (among other things) the new firmware for the Pocket 4K. It features a long awaited option: Blackmagic's own flavor of raw, called BRAW. A lot of folks where very happy, when they heard that - well, not for long. In the next sentence, they learned that CDNG is gone... Continue Reading →

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