Digital Cinema Training

Digital Cinema Training Digital Cinema Training is a Filmmaker training resource offering the Digital Cinema Filmmaker's Training Course.
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Digital Cinema Training is a Filmmaker training resource offering the Digital Cinema Filmmaker's Training Course. It's 45+ hours of filmmaking savvy, wisdom, examples, tips and tricks, presented on 34+ DVD Discs by people who work in Hollywood day in, day out. In the industry magazine Indie Slate (Issue 50), reviewer Helmut Kobler reported, "“We’ve found no other book, class or DVD that teaches the production process like the DCC... an amazing education that touches on just about every production topic imaginable.” Please visit our website at www.DigitalCinemaTraining.com for more information.

Mission: To educate new filmmakers and experienced alike in the latest filmmaking techniques as well as the solid foundations.

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Complete Digital Cinema Course on USB available for only $99.

The Digital Cinema Course begins by detailed instructions on building a screenplay with proper structure and solid characters. Many screen writing textbooks have also done this, but the course is the first to do it by use of a dramatic short film teaching writers the basics of overcoming obstacles a...

Watch our new class for FREE! 😆 No credit card needed. Here are 10 free 1-week passes to watch our latest class, "How To...
03/17/2020
Anime/Manga Character Creation Workshop with Rush Hamden - Draw, ink and color | Rush Hamden | Skillshare

Watch our new class for FREE! 😆 No credit card needed. Here are 10 free 1-week passes to watch our latest class, "How To Create Anime/Manga Teen Male Characters." 🧑 First come, first served! Passes expire on 3/21/20. Get 'em while they're HOT! 🔥 Please share with your friends!

So you want to draw Anime and Manga characters? With ink and color as well?  You've come to the right place! Rush Hamden, illustrator, graphic novelist, child...

06/17/2018

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One look at First Contact Polymer and you'll say, "Really?" Pour all this liquid on my $10,000 lens and let it sit for 1...
06/02/2018
First Contact Polymer

One look at First Contact Polymer and you'll say, "Really?" Pour all this liquid on my $10,000 lens and let it sit for 10 minutes? Why? I would imagine NASA and Lockheed probably asked James (Jim) Hamilton that same question 15 years ago, but it probably sounded like this, "Really? Pour all this liquid on our $10,000,000 telescope lens?" And his answer was, and still is, "Trust me!" They did, for 15 years now, and one demonstration will sell you too. [ 82 more words ]
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One look at First Contact Polymer and you’ll say, “Really?” Pour all this liquid on my $10,000 lens and let it sit for 10 minutes? Why? I would imagine NASA and Lockheed probably …

One visit to the Lee filter booth and you're sold on the importance of using filters on your LED device. Why? Well, I as...
06/02/2018
Lee Zircon LED Filters

One visit to the Lee filter booth and you're sold on the importance of using filters on your LED device. Why? Well, I asked Ralph Young, sales director, that same question. Why do you need filters on LED Devices when they all seem to have adjustable color temperature, +/- green and intensity? His answer: Consistency. Ralph mentioned that there is no standard across manufacturers. [ 147 more words ]
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One visit to the Lee filter booth and you’re sold on the importance of using filters on your LED device. Why? Well, I asked Ralph Young, sales director, that same question. Why do you need fi…

An update to the quality Aurora Head from Kfx technology, the Comet remote head is lighter, versatile, more adjustable a...
06/02/2018
Kfx Comet Remote Head

An update to the quality Aurora Head from Kfx technology, the Comet remote head is lighter, versatile, more adjustable and more affordable. You have to get a feel for the action and reactivity of this quality remote head. One touch on the controller and the head reacts smoothly and instantly. It literally feels like you have your hands directly on it. [ 115 more words ]
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An update to the quality Aurora Head from Kfx technology, the Comet remote head is lighter, versatile, more adjustable and more affordable. You have to get a feel for the action and reactivity of t…

A dynamic and extremely useful 2 or 3 axis head from Ronford-Baker allows the camera operator to squeeze even a large ca...
06/02/2018
Ronford-Baker Atlas 7 (2,3-Axis Head)

A dynamic and extremely useful 2 or 3 axis head from Ronford-Baker allows the camera operator to squeeze even a large camera package into a very tight space like a car interior. It's quite robust and very well manufactured. Each connecting piece interlocks to the next like incredibly high tech space legos. They are all machined from aircraft aluminum from single blocks, hence the price but also the toughness. [ 128 more words ]
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A dynamic and extremely useful 2 or 3 axis head from Ronford-Baker allows the camera operator to squeeze even a large camera package into a very tight space like a car interior. It’s quite ro…

A recently introduced lineup of Mole products geared towards the photographer and beginning filmmakers. The price point ...
06/02/2018
Mole-Richardson Mole Pro Series

A recently introduced lineup of Mole products geared towards the photographer and beginning filmmakers. The price point is just right, about half the cost of equivalent Mole fixtures. It's great value for the money but without sacrificing quality in workmanship or amenities. The instruments still have variable color temperature settings and intensity dials or controls. They still carry the Mole name and quality! We checked out the MP50 and MP100, both great and very bright! (See photo) Excellent instruments. Great work Mole!
https://digitalcinematraining.wordpress.com/2018/06/02/mole-richardson-mole-pro-series/

A recently introduced lineup of Mole products geared towards the photographer and beginning filmmakers. The price point is just right, about half the cost of equivalent Mole fixtures. It’s gr…

Ask and you shall receive! For Mole fans out there, this is a huge blessing. A Mole Senior that draws only 900W but outp...
06/02/2018
Mole-Richardson Vari-Senior LED

Ask and you shall receive! For Mole fans out there, this is a huge blessing. A Mole Senior that draws only 900W but outputs the equivalent lumens of the traditional 5K tungsten fresnel fixture. Mole has added a few more perks: fully adjustable color temperature from 2700K to 6500K; a touchscreen panel on the back (see photo) that allows quick adjustments; a Bluetooth connection app that allows the lighting professional to control the fixture from a smart phone; [ 104 more words ]
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Ask and you shall receive! For Mole fans out there, this is a huge blessing. A Mole Senior that draws only 900W but outputs the equivalent lumens of the traditional 5K tungsten fresnel fixture. Mol…

A truly dynamic and robust camera body that creates a new standard! Red Digital Camera has always been an innovator, and...
06/02/2018
Red Digital Cinema DSMC2

A truly dynamic and robust camera body that creates a new standard! Red Digital Camera has always been an innovator, and now they are consolidating some of the naming of the camera bodies into easier categories. So, there's the DSMC2 robust body that can be adapted with either a MONSTRO 8K VV, HELIUM 8K S35 or GEMINI 5K S35 sensor. [ 150 more words ]
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A truly dynamic and robust camera body that creates a new standard! Red Digital Camera has always been an innovator, and now they are consolidating some of the naming of the camera bodies into easi…

An amazing new upgrade on a traditionally excellent fixture. The new firmware 4 on the skypanel puts many new tools into...
06/01/2018
Arri SkyPanel (Firmware 4)

An amazing new upgrade on a traditionally excellent fixture. The new firmware 4 on the skypanel puts many new tools into the hands of the lighting professional. x, y coordinates to match color meter with x,y reading capability. This is a most impressive feature that changes the way gaffers can keep consistency from day to day and set to set. [ 93 more words ]
https://digitalcinematraining.wordpress.com/2018/06/01/arri-skypanel-firmware-4/

An amazing new upgrade on a traditionally excellent fixture. The new firmware 4 on the skypanel puts many new tools into the hands of the lighting professional. x, y coordinates to match color mete…

An amazing new dimmer and power supply that has boggled our minds. It's a digital dimmer with a color readout and touchs...
06/01/2018
Litegear LITEMAT Spectrum

An amazing new dimmer and power supply that has boggled our minds. It's a digital dimmer with a color readout and touchscreen that allows the operator to dial in many different settings, mostly crucially the color Temperature but also CC +/- green correction. It also networks with Lumen Radio for remote DMX applications. The dimmer controls the Litemat series 1, 2 and 3. Great work Litegear!!
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An amazing new dimmer and power supply that has boggled our minds. It’s a digital dimmer with a color readout and touchscreen that allows the operator to dial in many different settings, most…

An amazing movie camera adapted to shoot TV shows, with a super 35 sensor and sporting a very snappy fujinon 4K 5.5-100 ...
06/01/2018
Varicam LT

An amazing movie camera adapted to shoot TV shows, with a super 35 sensor and sporting a very snappy fujinon 4K 5.5-100 lens. Dual native ISO sensor 800 or 5000, so full 14 1/2 stops at one foot candle of light, WITH NO NOISE. 🙂 Incredible reaction speed but you can still push in softly at an imperceptible slow rate. The lens maintains its focus through the whole zoom range, allowing the operator to push in get a focus and pull out in milliseconds. We enjoyed the included monitor / controller as well. Great job Panasonic!
https://digitalcinematraining.wordpress.com/2018/06/01/varicam-lt/

An amazing movie camera adapted to shoot TV shows, with a super 35 sensor and sporting a very snappy fujinon 4K 5.5-100 lens. Dual native ISO sensor 800 or 5000, so full 14 1/2 stops at one foot ca…

Review: Beyond The Mask.http://www.beyondthemaskmovie.com/William Reynolds (Andrew Cheney) is forced to give up his dark...
06/07/2017
Beyond the Mask

Review: Beyond The Mask.

http://www.beyondthemaskmovie.com/

William Reynolds (Andrew Cheney) is forced to give up his dark life of assassination and espionage when he has a falling out with his employer, and moves from one adventure to the next in quest of his true love Charlotte Holloway (Kara Killmer). In the course of his travels, he ends up smack dab in the middle of the events unfolding in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776, and in the presence of one General Washington.

We were blessed to watch this wonderful, no holds barred film recently, and we were honestly taken aback by the quality of the production. We didn't expect for a low budget film to have accomplished so much in the way of period sets, wardrobe, makeup, props and atmosphere. For $4 million? It's positively a miracle. The scope of the English and American sets was fantastic! Everything was totally immersive, and nothing ever popped out to remove us from this wonderful fantasy.

We read a couple of the reviews about it, and as expected they were a little harsh. The film did start out at a moderate pace, but that's no different than most period films which take extra time to set up the premise and characters. It worked up to a very robust pace rather quickly, and definitely had something for everyone. There was a tasteful, respectful romance, as well as political intrigue, mystery, espionage, swashbuckling adventure, military-type raids and shootouts, melee duels and break-neck speed action.

The romance between the two main characters was wonderful, respectful, and invigorating. It is so, because we rarely see a romance done right, without the heaviness of physical contact, focusing primarily on spiritual and emotional growth of and maturity of William Reynolds (Andrew Cheney) to rise up to be worthy of courting Charlotte Holloway (Kara Killmer). It was refreshing to see it done so tastefully.

I think my favorite character was Benjamin Franklin's, and his unique electrostatic inventions. This movie is candy for period techies and steam punk fans. The props used on this production were fantastic!

We watched this film for quite a while before it even hinted to the fact that it's a Christian film. In fact, if a viewer isn't really looking for it, it wouldn't really pop out at any time until close to the ending. I think that's one of the most powerful aspects of this type of Christian filmmaking: that it doesn't put the producers' belief system (Strong Biblical World View) front and center, but lets it motivate the action in a gentle manner until the time is right, and then naturally introduces it as a coherent component of the plot. We are fans of either type of film, the one that is clearly faith-based from the opening titles, and the one that holds back and lets it come out organically. It's all good, and it all serves the Kingdom.

Overall, we were very happy to have spent time watching this excellent film.

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Cinegear 2017 Highlights: Avenger Bumble Bee SeriesThis is the natural evolution of one of my favorite bag series, the K...
06/06/2017

Cinegear 2017 Highlights: Avenger Bumble Bee Series
This is the natural evolution of one of my favorite bag series, the Kata line. Basically, all my camera, lighting and gear bags are Kata bags, made in Israel, solid as anything, incredible quality, very rugged. As our friend Robert Magness demonstrated, Manfrotto used the same designers, rolled them over to this series and created a very solid, lightweight and adaptive system that can accommodate just about anything you can throw at it. I really like the color palette as well, very modern and professional. This one is one my wish-list. The satchel was my favorite, with a dedicated strap for handheld stabilizers. The backpack was impressive as well, with plenty of modular pouches for video or photos equipment. Can't go wrong with this series.

Cinegear 2017 Highlights: Gig Gear Gig GlovesTotally out of line for us, since we don't really do heavy grip work, but m...
06/06/2017

Cinegear 2017 Highlights: Gig Gear Gig Gloves
Totally out of line for us, since we don't really do heavy grip work, but man, this glove really caught our attention. Alan Adelstein was nice enough to demonstrate the useful aspects of this glove. It has shock absorbing pads made out of thermo-plastic rubber (TPR for techies) when an impact hits it, it spreads it out over a larger area. The neat thing is that it has removable fingertips, and the glove itself is capacitive so that the user can still access touch-screens on equipment or even smart phones. What worked well for me was the "thumb-crotch" pad, which is where most gloves fall apart. I've lost many $40 gloves this way. This allows great protection and grip control for carrying stands and cables. A very well-thought out product. I wish it was around 24 years ago when I first started in this business. You young guys are so lucky!

Cinegear 2017 Highlights: Ryan O'Toole's Compact C-Stand Cart AdapterThis cart adapter allows a production specialist to...
06/04/2017

Cinegear 2017 Highlights: Ryan O'Toole's Compact C-Stand Cart Adapter

This cart adapter allows a production specialist to modify a standard mag-liner to accommodate 10 C-stands.

I have to say, this particular cart adapter really caught my attention, but it had nothing to do with Ryan's easy demeanor or English accent. For 24 years, I've hauled C-stands two at a time, sometimes up a hill, making 5 trips to get 10 C-stands. All that has changed. No more carrying. Thanks to Ryan, I can load out 10 C-stands at a time, effortlessly.

Lightweight, aluminum, easy to adapt to a basic mag-liner, and (takes 30 minutes or so), and you're off! It comes in a kit with 5 components bags, all in one small box, about 12 lbs. A bit of screwing and drilling, and you're done. 10 C-stands on your mag-liner.

Get one soon before they double in price! Right now it's at $500.

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Cinegear 2017 Highlights: Aladdin Bi-Fold 2 and Bi-Fold 4 instruments(Distributed by Zylight) ZylightAladdin LightsHere ...
06/04/2017

Cinegear 2017 Highlights: Aladdin Bi-Fold 2 and Bi-Fold 4 instruments
(Distributed by Zylight)
Zylight
Aladdin Lights

Here are some really neat new additions to Aladdin and Zylight's lineup.

What immediately caught our eye was how lightweight and compact they are, and yet they fold out to two-foot or 4-foot sizes. How is that useful? They fold down to one-foot squares, but can unfold to evenly light nearly the full height of a subject from a few feet away.

They generate excellent quality light, and are dimmable and color-adjustable from 2900-6400K at 98 CRI.

This is a radically useful instrument for quick setups as well as incredibly creative lighting. I can easily see wrapping the 4-panel Bi-Fold 4 to create a smooth wrap-around light source mimicking a subject sitting close to a computer monitor. Also, an integrated diffuser makes life easier. They run off of an Aladdin dimmer controller with a battery mount.

Notice in the photos: The double hinge. This makes a useful light indispensable. It can be fully folded in either direction, resulting in infinite creative possibilities.

Totally cool!

Cinegear 2017 Highlights: Mole Richardson Vari-PanelType 9801This is a cool addition to the Mole Richardson lineup, and ...
06/04/2017

Cinegear 2017 Highlights: Mole Richardson Vari-Panel
Type 9801

This is a cool addition to the Mole Richardson lineup, and allows even large, gloved hands to quickly set 3200, 4000, or 5600K presets. The color temperature and intensity dials are fed into a digital readout and allow very fine adjustment.

Nice, compact solid light, expected from this company. You can easily tell from the photos, as well as from handling it, that this instrument is blessed with that famous Mole Richardson robustness and versatility.

Mole-Richardson Company

Cinegear 2017 Highlights: AXARadiant images new 360 VR product that allows the cinematographer to capture 360 imagery on...
06/04/2017

Cinegear 2017 Highlights: AXA

Radiant images new 360 VR product that allows the cinematographer to capture 360 imagery on standard Black Magic Design (@BlackmagicDesignOfficial) studio cameras that they are familiar with.

Each camera is sync'd and allows internal control of start stop, shutter speed, and external individual control of iris and focus through C-motion focus pullers wirelessly. You can see the control box that all the cameras link to.

In the photos, you can see the data cable tap that allows the custom control. Also, you can see in the photo of the back of the lens, that Radiant Images has installed an ND filter, removing the need to control that feature at the front of the lens. The less glass at the front, the better.

Just coming in contact with Radiant Images products is very humbling. The quality of the construction and materials is out of this world. Their techs are also very knowledgeable and helpful.

Amanda Shelby (@ebonyknight) from Radiant Images was nice enough to go through the product thoroughly with us.

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Radiant Images

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