Articles – In Gear

  • Canon HD Camcorders Bring Cinema Verité to the Masses

    Inspired storytelling, superior HDTV production values and prudent budgeting are essential elements in the competitive world of producing innovative programming—whether for today’s...

  • All the Right Moves: Stabilizing Your Camera

    Not every director likes to move the camera. Some simply can’t afford it. Go back and look at Kevin Smith’s Clerks, for...

  • In Gear: The Power of Plug-Ins

    If you’re a regular user of After Effects or you do your compositing in other programs such as Combustion, Final Cut Pro,...

  • Internet Distribution: The Big Squeeze

    Web technology may be the great equalizer when it comes to promoting an indie film, but actually delivering your video or trailer...

  • Into Costume

    Many low-and no-budget directors shy away from period or fantasy films for a variety of good reasons, including tough locations, tricky acting...

  • Homemade Gear

    Matt Power shows off his $75 homemade camera crane, which he built five years ago. One of the best motivators for building...

  • The Intelligent Lighting Kit

    When you reach the point where you run out of room to store your jumble of lighting instruments, tripods, cables and foam...

  • Hellooo, Dolly!

    The sleek Eagle I in repose. For the money, this little dolly will give you the ride of your life. MOTIONCAM USA....

  • ARRI I6S

    At one time or another in the course of a moviemaker’s career he or she will no doubt stumble on, sit on...

  • D/VISION PRO

    Jack Watson’s Touch Vision Systems DIVISION PRO in repose. The program is organized ithe way a film editor thinks. You can do...