SHORT: Trick Meter

Great look, great story (done with no dialog), great pacing. Accomplished with a small crew, to boot.

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SHORT: Real Gone

It's been a long time since I've highlighted a short film. Too long.

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A sad state of affairs

Whether you love or hate the mass migration of every possible SFX to CGI, this news from the Hollywood Reporter is sad, indeed. Film needs giant talents such as Mr. Baker, and the geniuses at Stan Winston's shop.

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Panasonic needs to release the V-Log profile for the GH4, and most people need to not use it

For several months now, Panasonic has been demonstrating, leaking and (presumably) tweaking two logarithmic picture profiles, VLOG, for the GH4. Two new firmware releases have come and gone since VLOG was first spotted in the field, and still nothing in our hands. Recently, the rumors have veered towards the upgrade either being delayed until the GH5, or becoming a paid upgrade ($100, $200?) Say it ain't so.

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Why Cine-D sucks

Seems like everybody has an opinion on the best "flat" picture profile for the Panasonic GH4. Four pictures are worth a thousand words.

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Comparing Focal Adapters: The Metabones Speed Booster vs the RJ Photo Lens Turbo

The Lens Turbo is less than half the cost of the Speed Booster. Can a cheap Chinese knockoff compete in image and build quality?

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The three most misunderstood GH4 settings – PART 3: Highlight & Shadow

Not all curve controls are created equal. I thought I knew what to expect from the GH4 Highlight and Shadow settings. For this final installment of misunderstood settings, find out how I was wrong.

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The three most misunderstood GH4 settings – PART 2: Master Pedestal

In part 2 of our series on misunderstood settings, we tackle the ominous sounding Master Pedestal.

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The three most misunderstood GH4 settings – PART 1: Luminance Levels

Think you know what the luminance levels, highlight & shadow, and master pedestal settings do to your image? Are you sure?

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What does a professional colorist do?

Timelapse of the color grade for a make-up commercial.

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