How to Build a Cinema Camera Kit for Less than $250

Want to capture beautiful, cinematic images but don’t have the cash? Well, you might need less than you think.

If you’re looking to get your hands on a cinema camera, expect to spend at least $ 2000. (The Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera is one outlier at $ 1000.) And that’s just for the body alone—this doesn’t include the cost of lenses and accessories, like filters, memory cards, extra batteries, and cages. So, is there a solution for filmmakers who don’t have thousands and thousands of dollars to spend on camera gear? Caleb Pike of DSLR Video Shooter shows you how he built a full cinema camera kit for less than $ 250 in the video below.

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Dear Filmmakers, Study More than Film

So, you eat, sleep, and breath cinema, huh?

Okay, so you’re an expert on Stanley Kubrick, Martin Scorsese, Andrei Tarkovsky, and Steven Spielberg. You like Ozu and Kurosawa, know the dance from Bande à part, and can spell Eadweard Muybridge without googling it. You, my friend, know your shit about cinema. But still, despite the hundreds of film books and screenplays you’ve read and thousands of films you’ve seen, there may be so much more information you’re failing to feed your brain. Andrew Saladino of The Royal Ocean Film Society suggests that while having an encyclopedic knowledge of and insatiable interest in cinema is great, expanding your education beyond it might actually be the best thing you could do as a filmmaker.

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Prisoners in Texas donate more than $50,000 for Harvey relief

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After Hurricane Harvey devastated Texas and Louisiana in late August, prison inmates in Texas reached out with a helping hand.

More than 6,600 incarcerated individuals in Texas dipped into their limited commissary funds to donate to the American Red Cross, pooling together more than $ 53,000 for Harvey relief efforts, WPXI in Pittsburgh reported today.

The surprising number comes from a Texas Department of Criminal Justice spokesperson, and the funds were donated between Aug. 31 and Sept. 30. The 6,600 inmates gave an average of $ 8 per person. Read more…

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What’s scarier than ‘IT’? Kellyanne Conway, according to ‘SNL’

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Maybe you see it. The resemblance. Kellyanne Conway. Pennywise from IT. Kellywise the Dancing Clown.

The writers at Saturday Night Live sure did.

Tonight’s offering in the ongoing cinematic saga of Kellyanne vs. Anderson Cooper featured Alex Moffat’s Cooper (clad in a yellow raincoat, natch) finding a reason to peek down a storm drain — while everyone and their brother shouted at home, “DON’T GO NEAR THE STORM DRAIN, COOP! 

Hiding inside was the disturbingly clownish Conway, played expertly as always by Kate McKinnon. Read more…

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Watch: When Video Games Are Better Than Movies

Sorry, film nerds: Naughty Dog, a video game company, is putting out the most exciting stories on the market.

You may recall that in our 2016 end-of-year trailer rankings, the #1 trailer we selected was not for a movie. It was—gasp!—for a video game. That video game is Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us Pt. II, and to this day, it is still one of our most-anticipated upcoming releases.

This begs the question: What happens when video games reach the same level of technical acumen as films, while also delivering equivalent emotionally resonant experiences? Or, rather: What happens when playing a video game actually exceeds the cinematic experience?

There are a lot of great games out there, but there is one developer, in the opinion of both myself and Film Radar’s Daniel Netzel, that truly takes the cake. Of course, it’s Naughty Dog.

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Superhero Bits: Silver and Black Rumors, Nebula’s Past Is Much Darker Than We Know & More

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Which summer comic book movie took home the most Teen Choice Awards? What other Marvel Comics characters might be appearing in Silver and Black? Why don’t The Defenders meet in the premiere of the new series? Why did Geoff Johns leave Marvel Comics for DC Comics? What darkness is left unrevealed about Nebula‘s past in the Marvel Cinematic Universe? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits.

The cast of Arrow discusses what fans can expect from the sixth season premiere coming to The CW this fall.

Wonder Woman took home some Teen Choice Awards over the weekend, but so did Supergirl and The Flash.

Here’s some concept art from Ryan Meinerding showing the inside of the Spider-Man: Homecoming suit.

There’s a rumor that Chameleon could appear in Silver and Black, as well as Tarantula and Tombstone.

Here’s a quick teaser clip from The Defenders with Alexandra (Sigourney Weaver) holding Stick captive.

Marvel’s Spider-Man: Homecoming has officially pulled in over $ 700 million at the worldwide box office.

The Incredible Hulk is being used to help sell Renault cars down in Brazil in this action-packed commercial.

Joe Morton, who plays Dr. Silas Stone in Justice League, confirms his son, Cyborg, has resentment for him.

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Blade Runner 2049 Pop Vinyls Are More Human Than Human

Blade Runner 2049 Pop Vinyls Are More Human Than Human

Blade Runner 2049 Pop Vinyls are more human than human

Funko has revealed their lineup of seven all new Blade Runner 2049 Pop vinyl figures, based on Warner Bros. Pictures‘ sci-fi sequel opening on October 6. Officer K (Ryan Gosling), Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), Joi (Ana de Armas), Neander Wallace (Jared Leto), Luv (Sylvia Hoeks) and Sapper (Dave Bautista) all receive the Pop! vinyl treatment in October. You can also get helmeted Sapper as a chase variant with a rarity of 1 in 6. Check out all seven Blade Runner 2049 Pop vinyls in our Funko gallery below, featuring Pop! figures from other recent movies!

RELATED: The New Blade Runner 2049 Trailer is Here!

Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.

The film also stars Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Robin Wright, Mackenzie Davis, Carla Juri, Lennie James, with Dave Bautista, Edward James Olmos and Jared Leto.

Directed by Denis Villeneuve from a screenplay by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green, Blade Runner 2049 is based on characters from Philip K. Dick’s novel “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” The film produced by Andrew A. Kosove, Broderick Johnson, Bud Yorkin, and Cynthia Yorkin, and executive produced by Ridley Scott, Tim Gamble, Frank Giustra, Yale Badick, Val Hill, and Bill Carraro.

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New findings reveal humans have been in Australia earlier than we thought

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The Indigenous people of Australia have lived there for a very, very long time, but just how long has been a source of contention.

Now there’s perhaps a more concrete answer. New evidence published in the journal Nature points to humans inhabiting Australia for 65,000 years — much earlier than the 47,000 years estimated by some archaeologists.

It’s the result of more than 10,000 artefacts discovered at the lowest layer of a site called the Madjedbebe rock shelter, which uncovers some of the complex behaviour of the earliest modern humans. Read more…

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‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ Plays More Like ‘Rise’ Than ‘Dawn’ with $56.5M Debut

Fox’s War for the Planet of the Apes delivered a #1 finish this weekend, opening a bit higher than the studio’s conservative expectations, though well below Mojo’s aggressive, pre-weekend forecast. Meanwhile, Spider-Man: Homecoming dipped more than 60% in its second weekend and The Big Sick delivered decent numbers in its expansion, though, once again below Mojo’s forecast. In fact, the same goes for the modest expectations for Broad Green’s Wish Upon, as the PG-13 horror fell short of $ 6 m…
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