TOOLZ: GoPro Drops HERO 3 – “Black Edition” – 2.7K Video Camera for $400

Posted by Anthony - October 22, 2012 - Announcements, Cameras, Equipment GoPro-Hero3-black-edition-pro-housing

Gotta say this little company keeps impressing me with it’s new products and product improvements… The hip people at GoPro who brought you the first simple affordable and tiny HD action cams, then brought 3D to the masses with the GoPro 3D Hero System, and who most-recently added remote control GoPro camera operation from a [...]

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TRICKZ: No Wireless Mic? No Problem – An Easy Ultra Low-Budget Solution

Posted by Anthony - October 18, 2012 - Audio, Cell Phone Cinema, Equipment CheapAudioTricks1

Just came across a very cool audio trick from Linden Hudson at LocationSoundMixer.com.  It is the very essence of the Down and Dirty Filmmaking philosophy that I just wrote about in my previous post.  It’s a simple and brilliant example of how to creatively diagnose and solve your everyday filmmaking problems. Free ya mind and your budget [...]

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LEARN: Developing a “Down and Dirty” Filmmaking Mindset

Posted by Anthony - October 18, 2012 - Budgeting, Education, Indie Film Bootcamp, Producing KapowScreen1

Down and Dirty filmmaking is not so much a set of specific filmmaking tactics or techniques, but rather a 24/7 mindset that should permeate every aspect of your filmmaking if you have limited resources.  (And let’s be real, almost all of us have limited resources.) One of the guerrilla concepts I discuss in the Indie [...]

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What Camera Should I Buy? – The Short List

Posted by Anthony - October 16, 2012 - Cameras, Equipment CameraCarousel

As some of you know from my Guerrilla Film Tactics seminar I’m more of a proponent of “accessing” cameras and equipment rather than buying them, which I think is only necessary if you shoot a lot or need long-term and continuous camera access for a documentary project. I’m approaching a project that may finally justify purchasing [...]

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DA BIZ: Who Owns What You Watch on TV

Posted by Anthony - September 5, 2012 - Business, Television Shows tv-remote-programming

It’s striking to visualize that only a small handful of companies control virtually all the media we consume. (*Click on the graphic and expand with button in upper right corner.) Source: UsTelevision.com

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