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Episode 49: The New, Low-Light Panasonic GH5S

1/17/2018
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Episode 49: The New, Low-Light Panasonic GH5S Panasonic debuted their low-light, dual-native-ISO GH5S camera at CES last week. Griffin and Nick share the 10 big changes that separate it from its predecessor, the Lumix GH5. Plus, your questions about daylight-balanced bulbs, how to transfer large video files online, and whether you should give your client the raw footage. 10 Changes to the Panasonic GH5S: C4K 60p/30p. These 4:2:0 8-bit framerates were available in 3840x2160 UHD on the GH5,...

Duration: 00:54:37


Bonus episode: “You’re shooting video, not film”

1/10/2018
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Bonus episode: “You’re shooting video, not film” A YouTube commenter suggests Griffin is wrong to call himself a “filmmaker,” because he doesn’t shoot on celluloid film. But most of the last 10 Best Cinematography Academy Award winners were shot with digital ARRI ALEXA cameras: There Will Be Blood (2007) shot on Panavision XL, all in 35mmSlumdog Millionaire (2008) shot on 35mm and Silicon Imaging SI-2K Digital Camera Avatar (2009) shot on Fusion Camera System Inception (2010) shot on...

Duration: 00:07:16


Episode 48: Shooting HDR in Final Cut Pro X 10.4

1/3/2018
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Nick found this photo from 2010, when he and I shared a Panasonic GH1 camera, 14-140mm lens, Zoom H4n audio recorder, ULTRAcompact shoulder rig, and Azden wireless mic system. Patrick Gavin shared this photo on Twitter—using an A1 Steak Sauce bottle plus Pedco Ultra Clamp as a makeshift mic stand. Episode 48: Shooting HDR in Final Cut Pro X 10.4 Version 10.4 of Final Cut Pro X has been released—Griffin’s 2018 resolution is to shoot HDR (high-dynamic range) video. Plus, your questions...

Duration: 00:50:44


Episode 47: Licensing Tracks from Music Libraries

12/27/2017
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Episode 47: Licensing Tracks from Music Libraries Featuring 11 of his favorite stock music tracks, Griffin compares six music libraries and how to find the best, most affordable tracks. Plus, your questions about slow motion, noise in your audio recorder, and when to use exposure compensation. Audio Libraries discussed on today’s show: Audio Network Artlist* Jingle Punks Incompetech (Kevin MacLeod) Free Music Archive Noisely *If you sign up for a $200 annual Artlist subscription...

Duration: 00:47:39


Episode 46: Documentary Production Workflow

12/20/2017
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Episode 46: Documentary Production Workflow Griffin’s step-by-step documentary filmmaking process. Plus, your questions about interviewing subjects, focal lengths for crop sensors, and how to trick your Atomos recorder. For 7 hours of documentary filmmaking lessons, watch my CreativeLive class. Daniel asked about my short film about landscape photographer Ben Grunow. Hey Indie Filmmakers is brought to you by Tongal—a creative network where anyone, anywhere has the opportunity to make...

Duration: 00:45:34


Episode 45: I Crashed my Drone Again

12/13/2017
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Episode 45: I Crashed my Drone Again Griffin’s DJI Spark goes down during difficult conditions in Brooklyn. Plus, your questions about lenses for cityscapes, how to read a waveform monitor, and why you’re seeing black bars when you export your video. This episode of Hey Indie Filmmakers edited by John Luna. Check out his YouTube channel.

Duration: 00:42:17


Episode 44: Broken Zhiyun 3-Axis Gimbal

12/6/2017
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One of the three axes on my Zhiyun Tech Crane v2 became disconnected, exposing one of the electro-magnetic motors. Episode 44: Broken Zhiyun 3-Axis Gimbal Can Griffin salvage a shoot after breaking his Zhiyun Tech 3-axis gimbal? Plus, your questions about proper exposure, lenses with a 2x crop factor, and how to know if your video is breaking copyright. Hey Indie Filmmakers is brought to you by Tongal—a creative network where anyone, anywhere has the opportunity to make content for...

Duration: 00:37:31


Episode 43: Cyber Week Filmmaking Deals

11/29/2017
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Episode 43: Cyber Week Filmmaking Deals More Cyber Week filmmaking deals, and Nick goes behind-the-scenes on Griffin's latest video. Plus, your questions about lens whacking, the new Lumix G9 camera, and if you should build a hackintosh. Find all the Cyber Week deals I’m talking about at griffinhammond.com/cyber

Duration: 00:50:17


Bonus: 26 Cyber Monday Deals for Filmmakers

11/27/2017
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View the Cyber Monday deals list at griffinhammond.com/cyber

Duration: 00:10:02


Episode 42: Syncing Audio On-The-Go

11/22/2017
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Episode 42: Syncing Audio On-The-Go With family for Thanksgiving, Griffin and Nick share their audio syncing workflow. Plus, your questions about storyboarding, tripods, and whether you need an infrared neutral density filter. Nick and Griffin met in eighth grade at Gregory Middle School. 1998, Naperville, Illinois. Normally $599, Nick bought a Dell 27” gaming monitor this week for $350. *As you online shop over Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday, I recommend a browser plug-in called...

Duration: 00:45:30


Episode 41: Is the iPhone X a professional camera?

11/15/2017
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Episode 41: Is the iPhone X a professional camera? Is the iPhone X a professional video camera? Plus, we solve your filmmaking math problems, what causes moire, and whether it’s fair use to film a sporting event. This week, Nick shared Lee Morris’ iPhone X camera review with me, as well as The Verge’s infrared footage. Hey Indie Filmmakers is brought to you by Tongal—a creative network where anyone, anywhere has the opportunity to make content for brands and get paid. Tom shared his...

Duration: 00:38:42


Episode 40: Shooting Anamorphic

11/1/2017
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Episode 40: Shooting Anamorphic Shooting with an anamorphic adapter for the first time, Griffin shares his experience with Nick. Plus, your questions about underwater photography, capturing a nine-hour time lapse, and what ever became of my DIY teleprompter. Thank you to our listener Kyle for letting me borrow his SLR Magic 1.33x anamorphic adapter! Upcoming Film Festival Screenings Hand-cut screens Thursday, November 2, at the Big Apple Film Festival (9:00pm) and Friday, November 3,...

Duration: 00:39:52


Episode 39: Scary Camera Danger

10/25/2017
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Episode 39: Scary Camera Danger Griffin and Nick have each needed liability insurance for their video projects—luckily never needed camera insurance for damage or theft. Plus, your questions about the hidden mic technique, interlaced video, and putting Nikon lenses on a Panasonic camera. Hey Indie Filmmakers is brought to you by Tongal—a creative network where anyone, anywhere has the opportunity to make content for brands and get paid. More details at Tongal.com/Projects

Duration: 00:33:58


Episode 37: White Balance & Kelvin

10/11/2017
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Episode 37: White Balance & Kelvin Griffin and Nick answer Kelvin questions and share white balance techniques, then get a surprise medical prescription for voiceover. Plus your questions about finding clients in your small town, which drone to buy, and if you really need an external recorder. Hey Indie Filmmakers is brought to you by Tongal—a creative network where anyone, anywhere has the opportunity to make content for brands and get paid. More details at Tongal.com/Projects Listen...

Duration: 00:49:50