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Before-and-After: Color Grading R3D Files

We’ve previously gone on location with some of the artists who film our content, but the editors who take it to the next level have remained largely behind the curtain—until now. Of the many unsung heroes behind our footage (independent cinematographers, directors, actors and actresses, drone and helicopter pilots, etc.), perhaps none play a larger

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What Filmmakers Did Before Green Screens

In the dark ages before green screens, or blue screens, filmmakers had to rely on in-camera effects for their backgrounds. Often, this meant using matte paintings or static backdrops incapable of showing movement. Other times, particularly when films called for motion backgrounds of things like clouds and sunsets, it meant using something called front screen

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Gift Ideas for the Traveling Filmmaker

Shooting in locations far from the comforts of home is a venture that takes equal parts strategy and gear. We’ve previously covered the strategy, so now it’s time to cover the hardware. Below, you’ll find our staff’s curated picks for equipment to help maximize your travel footage—and your travels overall:   For Everyone: The Zoom

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Gift Ideas for the GoPro Filmmaker

Looking for an alternative to gifting elbow pads, bandages, or health insurance this year? We’ve got you covered with our extreme filmmaker gift guide—a selection of curated add-ons tailored specifically for action, GoPro, and extreme filmmakers. We polled those on our staff who own hiking boots and kayaks, and here’s what they fired back with:

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Gift Ideas for the Budget Filmmaker

Unless you’re excited by the prospect of receiving a dozen or more lens caps this year, you might drop a subtle hint by sending our budget-minded gift guide to your loved ones. We’ve crawled the internet, written production assistants, and searched our memories of film school for the best gifts under $100. Here’s what we

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How Pixar Artists Use Math Every Day

The next time your child (or your inner, math-fearing child) protests that “no one uses math,” you might tell them there would be no Woody without it. In an interview with the large-brained folks at Numberphile, Pixar’s Tony DeRose explains the role of ones and zeroes in softening the shapes that eventually become Pixar animations.

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