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My Favorite Filmmaking Apps

By Devin Forbes Though filmmaking has survived a hundred years or so without smartphones, there are a number of low cost or even free apps available that can make your life on set a whole lot easier. From depth of field calculators to magic hour alarms, these iOS apps are a serious must-have. This is the one that I use …

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Why we ditched our video DSLRs

By Devin Forbes It was while I was in film school that the Canon 5D Mark II was released, and took indie filmmaking by storm. I jumped on the bandwagon immediately, and by December 2008 I had my very own. Was it everything I hoped? YES. The images I got were spectacular, and I truly believed that it would revolutionize …

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My Top 10 Favorite Movie Trailers!

Movie trailers are a fickle thing. They have to try and capture the style and energy of the film in a very short amount of time, as well as tease the story line (without giving too much away). Of course, some trailers focus solely on the spectacle (Goldeneye [1995]), while others try so hard to give a rounded picture of …