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Making a Professional Presentation on Remote Technology

Tips for Interviewing 

Filming Jurisdiction Map for San Diego County

COVID-19 Updates

Streaming

Free Education Opportunities

CineGear ON AIR Presents: 
A panel discussion with top members of the American Society of Cinematographers. The informal discussion and audience Q&A will be moderated by Paul Maibaum, ASC, known for his work on “Sons of Anarchy”, Santa Clarita Diet” “Baby Daddy”, and “Station 19”. 
Dialogue with ASC Cinematographers - View on-demand

In this ARRI Academy masterclass from Camerimage 2018, James Laxton ASC discusses his approach to cinematography and how large-format cameras have helped him to discover a new level of emotional connectivity. James also talks about his experiences shooting on the ARRI ALEXA 65 camera and Signature Primes lenses.

https://www.mzed.com/courses/large-format-cinematography-with-james-laxton-asc

In the Illumination Tour Workshop, Shane Hurlbut ASC shares his process of preparing for a shoot as Director of Photography. Topics include lighting for characters, blocking shots, and most importantly, the why behind the how. Shane uses the most challenging examples from his feature films to demonstrate his points, but these are techniques that anyone can apply to projects of any size.
https://www.hurlbutacademy.com/illumination-experience-workshop/

There are Ivy League university courses you can take online right now for free! 450 free classes, across multiple online class platforms, are offered in the following categories: Art & Design, Business, Computer Science, Data Science, Humanities, Health & Medicine, Engineering, Education & Teaching and Personal Development.

https://www.freecodecamp.org/news/ivy-league-free-online-courses-a0d7ae675869/

No Film School

Key aspects to leadership and team management that puts any young director ahead of the curve the first time they step on set.
The Leadership Skills Every Director Should Have  

A minute doesn't seem very long, but it's more than enough time to tell a story and impress someone with your storytelling techniques. No Film School presents their lesson on how to write and direct an excellent 60-second short.   

https://nofilmschool.com/how-make-moving-60-second-short-film

The Hitchcock Zoom: How the Iconic Auteur Used Focus to Tell Story
The "Vertigo Effect" changed camera composition for all of Hollywood history.

How to Design Your Film's Shooting Schedule
A well-formulated shooting schedule can be the difference between production heaven and production hell.


Here's How to Calculate the Cost of Shooting Any Video Format  
Calculating the per-minute cost of shooting any video format in three easy steps.

Show me a filmmaker and I'll show you a person who has lost precious footage due to poor archiving.
Try the 3-2-1 Backup Strategy to Protect All of Your Footage

Shooting car scenes at night without much budget
How We Shot Car Scenes at Night on a Micro-Budget for 'DriverX'

If you want to shoot better slow motion footage, you might want to consider these dos and don'ts.
5 Things You Should and Shouldn't Do When Shooting Slow Motion

A true hero spent the day recording the destruction of fruit and vegetables so that you don't have to.
Download These Free High-Quality Sound FX (or Learn How to Make Them Yourself)

Just Mercy is an inspirational story that tackles issues surrounding systemic racism, and now you can watch it for free through the month of June.
Just Mercy

Wanna Shoot Like Spielberg? Check Out This Oner from 'Raiders'
Learn camera and dolly movement from one of the best filmmakers of all time

Filmmaking Resources Deal for Charity
Educational bundles to benefit Make-A-Wish, Orbis, and Mercy Ships

Introducing Ritual Music
Music Licensing Platform (w/annual fee)

Sundance Collab

Online learning experiences for creators seeking to take their craft to the next level.
Sundance Master Classes

Apple Podcasts

The Team Deakins podcast is an ongoing conversation between acclaimed cinematographer Roger Deakins and James Deakins, his collaborator, about cinematography, the film business and whatever other questions are submitted.

‎Team Deakins on Apple Podcasts

Film Festivals

How to Navigate the Festival Circuit During a Pandemic
Navigating festivals during COVID-19

Writing

San Diego Writers, Ink (SDWI) is a nonprofit organization offering classes, groups, workshops, readings and other literary events.
sandiegowriters.org

Production

Audio

TASCAM DR-10L Monitor Wireless Audio Tutorial + The Super Mega Bonus Tip

Soundsnap: The Sound Library You Need to Know About  
Step up your sound effects game with Soundsnap. 

Drop these gunshot sound effects into any action scene.   
KA-POW! Download 286 Gun Sound Effects Absolutely Free 

A true hero spent the day recording the destruction of fruit and vegetables so that you don't have to.  
Download These Free High-Quality Sound FX (or Learn How to Make Them Yourself

Everything You Need to Know About Recording Production Sound for Film

Sound & Music

Cinematography

13 Clever Gimbal Tricks You Need to Master

What Does CINEMATIC Really Mean?

Camera shutter speed and frame rate match helicopter`s rotor

How Filmmakers Make Cameras Disappear | Mirrors in Movies

Explaining the Difference Between Anamorphic and Spherical Lenses  
Can you spot the differences between anamorphic and spherical lenses? 

Your Guide to Understanding Different Types of Camera Focus
Focus is more than creating a sharp image. It can subliminally elevate your story in many different ways. 

Make Ugly Locations Cinematic

How to Film in the Rain – Low-Budget Filmmaking Tips

10 Camera Movements on a Budget (camera hacks)

Color Correction

Davinci Resolve: Create Better Contrast, Part 2

Green Screen Tips

101 Green Screen Tips in 15 Minutes

Keying Hair

Lighting

Uncommon Cinematic Lighting Tips

EASY Household Lighting Tips ANYONE CAN DO!

Night Shoots On A Budget (How To Light The Whole Street) 

Motion Graphics

Ripple Training - Steve at Ripple Training - basics of Motion lets you do so much with off-the-shelf graphics packages.
Modifying a free Motion Template

Remove TRAFFIC on Freeway | After Effects Content-Aware Fill Tutorial + Project File 

Top 10 Hollywood VFX You Can Do Yourself With Adobe After Effects

Have a conversation with yourself, courtesy of After Effects -
How to Clone and Interact with Yourself in After Effects

Props

How Noiseless Props Are Made For Movies And TV Shows | Movies Insider 

Rotoscope

Rotoscoping can be fun and easy with Runway ML's Green Screen app. Check out how to harness the power of machine learning for masking objects in your videos in this step-by-step tutorial.

The EASIEST Way to Rotoscope in 2021

Tools

Frame.io is an online collaboration and review tool that integrates with many standard tools, including Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro, and After Effects.

Introducing Frame.io v3.7

Frame.io c2c-technical-guide

No Film School - other topics

This Database Is a Crucial Tool for Your Mood Boards  
Mood boards need high-resolution images. We found a database that delivers them. 

How to Design Your Film's Shooting Schedule
A well-formulated shooting schedule can be the difference between production heaven and production hell.

iPhone

How the New iPhone Puts "Hollywood In Your Pocket"
iPhone 13 Pro features an all-new Cinematic mode

With Polycam's new "photo mode," photoscanning and creating 3D models with your phone just became a whole lot better, easier, and more accessible.
You Can Now Scan 3D Objects with Any iPhone

Camera tracking after the fact isn't easy. Here's a way to do it while you're shooting for free.    
Capture iPhone Footage and 3D Tracking Data at the Same Time with This Free App

The iPhone 13 to Feature “Cinematic Video" and ProRes Recording

NPR.org

Federal and state law enforcement are asking questions about Zoom's security and privacy policies, as millions flock to the videoconferencing service for meetings, classes and social gatherings.
A Must For Millions, Zoom Has A Dark Side — And An FBI Warning

Equipment

10 Creative Tripod Hacks to get Cinematic Movement.
Tips and tricks to turn your video tripod into a versatile filmmaking tool.
This New Affordable Wide Angle Lens has 8K Full-Frame Covered
Irix 15mm
Tamron's New Lens is an All-in-One Zoom for Filmmakers

28-200mm zoom for full-frame Sony E-mount

Headlines

Russia Will Make First Film Shot Off-Planet

Hollywood Faces the Hardest Truth: Movies Are No Longer King

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More Resources

American Society of Cinematographers

Anamorphic Format

A Brief History of Light

Canva - Prop Support - a freemium business model. Use it for free, but you need to upgrade to the premium version to unlock more features.

Cinematography Mailing List

CreativeCow.net

DVXuser.com

No Film School.com

San Diego Filming Jurisdiction Map

The Filmmaker's Blog

www.indietips.com

How to think like a Cinematographer - Bernie Mitchell

Local Resources

Flat Rentals - Chris Speed: Set Decorator/Art Department - 619-888-1134

Production Support

GFC Production Rentals
Cliff Lawrence
7915 Silverton Avenue Suite 308
San Diego, CA, 92126
Phone: 858-481-6002
Email: go4gfc@gmail.com

Pro Camp Audio Handouts

Shotgun mics / Recorders / Wireless Systems / Lavs


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