The Cheap, Charming, Kinda Crazy Lab of a Video Visionary

He once washed dishes full-time in a Connecticut trailer park. Now he uploads videos that break the 5,000,000-view mark in under three weeks. But when Casey Neistat isn't leaping into a sinkhole in Oman or stealing his own bike on the streets of NYC, he's busy working in this obsessively organized, fully functional,… » 5/08/12 1:00pm 5/08/12 1:00pm

Cineskates Lightning Review: What Happens When You Mount Your Camera on…

Dolly shots are a quintessential signifier of high production value; they remind us we are watching something cinematic. Cineskates is probably one of the simplest and cheapest off-the-shelf options for recreating this effect. But it has its limits. » 5/07/12 4:17pm 5/07/12 4:17pm

Canon C300 Review: For When Your Movie Deserves Better Than a DSLR

Since the Canon 5D Mark II emerged almost four years ago, many pro videographers on a budget have shot their material exclusively with DSLRs. They've loved every minute of it. But they've been waiting for the next big thing—a dedicated video camera with a large sensor, interchangeable lenses, and no compromises. The… » 4/26/12 3:40pm 4/26/12 3:40pm

I'd Live in This Incredibly Detailed Hogwarts Castle Model

The films might be complete, but Warner Brothers will continue to milk the Harry Potter franchise for all it's worth. Starting March 31st a new studio tour will give fans a behind-the-scenes peek at the movies, including this stunning model of Hogwarts. » 3/06/12 9:18am 3/06/12 9:18am

Tools That Can Make Every Sound

This is a portable toolkit for foley artists, the people that create the "everyday" sound you hear in movies. It was designed by Chiara Onida and rolls up neatly inside the canvas mat. » 3/12/11 11:00am 3/12/11 11:00am

James Bond's Weird World of Inventions Chronicles 007 in 1966

The James Bond series has always had gushing reviews of their gadgety goodness, even before Jesus' take on Quantum of Solace » 11/20/08 5:00am 11/20/08 5:00am. This January 1966 article, look backs to the time when Sean Connery was filling 007's shoes. Remember the Disco Volante, the110-foot hydrofoil floating fortress? How about the Bell jet-pack…