Film Career Guide: What Is a Gaffer?

Reading Time: 4 minutes You will have seen the job title gaffer on the film’s credits. But do you know specifically what a gaffer does on a film set? Like all film jobs, the gaffer has a series of professional duties to complete during production. Their position is a mix of both technical and creative expertise. So, whether you

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Panasonic GH5 vs GH5s – Which is Better?

Reading Time: 4 minutes It’s a well known conundrum in the filmmaking world – the GH5 vs GH5S. If you’re finding it hard to pick, don’t worry – you’re not alone. Panasonic has really paved the way in recent years with its flagship Micro four-thirds DSLR. Originally released in 2017, the Panasonic GH5 proved to be an exceptionally reliable

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Understanding Aspect Ratios for Filmmaking

Reading Time: 5 minutes As filmmakers, having a good understanding of aspect ratios is essential.  The frame size you choose to for your short film can really help create meaning and direct the viewer’s attention. In this article, we’re going to cover the three main aspect ratios for filmmaking. A Quick History Lesson On Aspect Ratios… Over the course

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3 Point Lighting Setup: How to Shoot an Interview

Reading Time: 5 minutes In this article we look at 3 point lighting setups with different variations using both artificial and natural light. When I first started shooting content for clients, interviews were and still are a huge chunk of my work. With most content involving some form of testimonial or interview as the main narrative. Therefore, its important

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6 Best Gimbals For DSLR Cameras

Reading Time: 7 minutes Looking for a new DSLR gimbal to get those smooth cinema quality shots? Depending on which camera you have, there’s going to be a varying degree of need for stabilization (checkout our article on budget cameras). Indeed, even the best stabilized cameras such as the Panasonic GH5 or Sony A7iii can do with the occasional

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Cinematic Lighting Techniques

Reading Time: 7 minutes Lighting is the key difference between camera operators and cinematographers – learn to light, and you’re stepping into a new playing field, but it can be hard to know where to begin. We all spend time researching the newest camera and lenses, but rarely lights and methods on how best to use them. It’s too

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