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October 9, 2020

The Best Filmmaking Deals of the Week (10.09.20)


Headlining our Deals of the Week, save nearly $400 on an iKan Saga SX7 7″ On-Camera LED Field Monitor.


This week in filmmaking deals: Save $30 on the Zhiyun Crane-2S Gimbal Stabilizer, $150 on the DJI Mavic 2 Pro Drone with Smart Controller. The Pelican 0915 Memory Card Case is currently 23% off right now. Also, get the iKan Saga SX7 7″ On-Camera LED Field Monitor for $381 off of retail. Finally, Adorama is running a special on the Synco Audio Mic-D2 Shotgun Microphone which will save you $69.




Zhiyun Crane-2S Gimbal Stabilizer


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Need a beefy handheld gimbal stabilizer to handle larger camera setups? The Zhiyun Crane-2S Gimbal Stabilizer can most likely handle whatever you can throw at it, like the BMPCC 6K, Panasonic S1H, and Canon EOS 1DX MK II. It features a brand new FlexMount System, vertical quick-release mount and safety knob, and 6 gimbal modes. It’s not the biggest sale in the world, but if you already had your eye on the Crane-2S, why not save an extra $30?




iKan Saga SX7 7″ On-Camera LED Field Monitor


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Source: NoFilmSchool

October 9, 2020

The best monitors for 2020

Whether it’s for work or for gaming, one of these monitors is sure to complete your desk setup.
Source: Digital Trends VR

October 9, 2020

Best Prime Day Deals 2020: Sales you can shop today

Amazon Prime Day deals are already arriving, and Prime Day 2020 isn’t even scheduled to kick off until midnight on October 13. That’s right: Several early Prime Day deals are happening right now. Just remember — while Prime Day is a 48-hour event this year, the best deals can sell out almost instantly after going […]
Source: Digital Trends VR

October 9, 2020

How ‘Residue’ Filmmakers Greenlit Themselves (and Then Ava DuVernay and Netflix Followed)


A director and DP meet at a café. Three days later, they were shooting a feature.


No joke here. Just the story of how passion and urgency, despite lack of resources, can make a great film.



As part of a homecoming to his DC neighborhood from Los Angeles, filmmaker Merawi Gerima wanted to make an authentic, somewhat autobiographical film set on his street. Residue is about a prodigal filmmaker returned home, trying to find his childhood best friend in a rapidly gentrifying area of DC that he doesn’t recognize. Using heightened aesthetics and a dreamy, surrealist doco style, the film speaks to race, personal demons, friendship, and loss.



The film, which premiered at Slamdance, went on to catch the attention of none other than Ava Duvernay, and after being picked up by her film company Array this summer, can now be found streaming on Netflix.

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Source: NoFilmSchool

October 9, 2020

Best Prime Day iPad deals 2020: iPad 10.2 and iPad Pro

We’ve put together a roundup of the best Prime Day iPad deals along with some of our predictions for the sale.
Source: Digital Trends VR

October 9, 2020

The best wireless routers for 2020

Routers beat at the heart of your wireless network. Picking the right one, however, can be difficult. Here are the best wireless routers for the home or office.
Source: Digital Trends VR

October 9, 2020

The best wireless mice for 2020

Whether you’re on a budget, want one for gaming, or need ergonomic support, check out our list of the best wireless mice you can get from Logitech and more.
Source: Digital Trends VR

October 9, 2020

Drive-In Theater Screenings Now Count Toward Academy Award Eligibility


The Academy Awards are digging into movie theater past to look toward the future.


This year has been a wild ride for Hollywood. With theaters being closed and then partially open, we’ve seen fluctuating box office returns and the movement of many of the movies we’d usually consider “Oscar-worthy.”



With the winter months coming and the awards season upon us, the Academy is loosening its requirements on qualifying for the Oscars for feature films.



The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted that drive-in screenings will now count towards qualifying a film for the 93rd Oscars. For drive-in screenings, there will only be one screening per day required, as opposed to three for all others.



That’s a huge deal.



This move reflects the idea to allow films that had to nix their planned theatrical release to still be able to qualify if they first screened on a streaming or VOD platform…provided they then screened on the Academy Screening Room members-only streaming service within 60 days thereafter.



According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Academy has added this two-part addendum:

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Source: NoFilmSchool

October 9, 2020

Symply's High-Speed Shared Storage Isn't Just Affordable, It Has Thunderbolt and AI


We are finally seeing user-friendly, almost mobile network storage solutions for filmmakers, and with the integration of axle ai, Symply hopes to help you find your footage quickly as well.


Network storage has long been the backbone of higher-end motion picture post-production. It allows multiple editors to all work on the same set of media at the same time. You cannot get through editing, say, a reality television program without it since it lets multiple lead editors, assistants, and producers to all attack the same footage at once. It’s a vital part of our workflow.

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Source: NoFilmSchool

October 9, 2020

Revista Piauí Quarantine – Editorial and Motion Design

Revista Piauí Quarantine – Editorial and Motion Designabduzeedo10.09.20

Revista Piauí is an awesome Brazilian magazine with a beautiful editorial design. Arthur Moura and Manoel Michael shared the work they did for the COVID-19 edition focused on the challenges and problems of the quarantine and also the impact of COVID-19 in the world. 

“Piauí seeks good stories – and well told. Covering any topic that can turn the news article into something interesting. They always have in mind the information that comes before any comment as well as the facts before the opinions. For Piauí going deep is compatible with lightness”

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Source: Abduzeedo Editorial Design