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A Look Behind-the-Scenes of the Filmpac Story

6 years ago, I had a dream and began working on a wild idea: Filmpac. I had been a freelance videographer and filmmaker for some time....

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What Are LUTs?

At the most basic level, LUTs are presets that you can apply to raw footage to achieve a more desirable look.

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What Is A DSLR?

No type of camera has contributed to the rising popularity of video as much as the DSLR. But what does the term mean?

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What Is An Aperture On A Camera?

One of the most important settings on a camera is the lens’s aperture, also called its iris. Here's what it does.

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How To Budget A Video Project

So you've got your first paid video production gig as a filmmaker. Now, the question is how do you budget it?

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5 Common Ways To Rig Your Camera

If you’re after a specific type of shot, the way that you rig your camera can make your life a lot easier.

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What Is A Macro Lens?

To put it simply, a macro lens is a lens that allows your camera to be extremely close to a subject while retaining focus.

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Cinema Lenses Vs Photo Lenses: What’s The Difference?

Both commonly used in video production, photo lenses are a cheaper alternative to the heavier and more precise cinema lenses.

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What Is LOG Footage?

Every filmmaker has probably heard of LOG footage. But what does this mean, and how is LOG footage different from other video formats?

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How To Color Grade With Lumetri In Adobe Premiere Pro

Arguably the most user-friendly color correction suite on the market is Premiere Pro’s Lumetri. So today, we’ll provide a quick overview.

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Why Is Widescreen More Cinematic?

What makes widescreen aspect ratios so cinematic? Well, it all has to do with the way that we’ve grown accustomed to viewing video content.

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How To Organize A Video Editing Project

For new video editors, one of the biggest challenges is keeping your files and project organized. Here's how we do it.

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How To Format A Hard Drive For Video Editing

When it comes to video editing, the most efficient place to store your footage, graphics, and project file is on an external hard drive.

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Top 10 Alternative Light Sources for Video

I've always loved finding nontraditional ways to light scenes and subjects. Today I get to share some of my favorite lighting tricks.

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3 Tips To Capture Cinematic B Roll

If there’s one thing I’ve learned as a filmmaker, it’s that there are ways to make any type of B Roll look good and cinematic.

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What Are Color Wheels In Video?

In video editing, perhaps the most recognizable color tool is a set of color wheels. Here's a quick guide on how to use it.

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What Are Curves Adjustments In Video?

No matter what software you’re using, the curves adjustment tool is a consistent, powerful way to alter the way your footage looks.

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Why Use Stock Footage?

If you're confused about why directors, producers, and editors make that decision to use stock footage, this is the article for you.

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The 11 Most Popular Uses Of Stock Footage

Stock footage has tons of different uses. And today on the blog, we're going to outline the 11 most popular ones.

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What Is Stock Footage?

Cameras, COVID, and the chronicles of stock footage; this article is the history of stock footage, explained.

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5 Tips To Make Your Talking Head Video More Cinematic

If you have corporate clients, you’ll likely find yourself producing lots of talking head videos. Here's how to make them cinematic.

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As editors, timelapses are one of the most popular ways we can communicate moments gone by - so check out this free offer from Filmpac.

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3 New Video Content Trends You Need To Keep Up With (And 2 You Need To Leave Behind)

Today, we’ll help sort through the noise, and identify 3 new video trends you need to keep up with (and 3 you need to leave behind).

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Understanding Warp Stabilizer In Premiere Pro

Warp Stabilizer is a must-know editing effect in Premiere Pro. Here's what it is, and how to use it in your productions.

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5 Key Tips To Edit A Great Trailer

If you can learn to edit a great trailer, you’ll build more hype for your video and get in front of more viewers.

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Color Correction vs. Color Grading

There is often confusion between color correction, and color grading. In this article, we’ll define each and explain how they’re different.

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When Should I Use An Audio Limiter?

An audio limiter is a great tool to help you control your video’s loudness. We explain when and how to use one here.

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When Should I Use Audio Compression?

One of the most useful audio effects in video post production is compression. This article explains what it is and when to use it.

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Everything You Need To Know About Phantom Power

Most filmmakers have seen or used equipment on set that requires 48 volts of phantom power. But what does this term actually mean?

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ActionVFX + Filmpac Present: The Inferno Challenge

ActionVFX is teaming up with FILMPAC to give you a chance at winning $4,000 in VFX and Stock Footage Assets.

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