News & Articles
News & Articles
A New Combat and Safety Course for Filmmakers: Selling The Punch
Writer/Director Rin Ehlers Sheldon talks about why this course was made
Andor: Behind the Scenes
Interview with cinematographer Damián García
The Impact of Headroom in Visual Storytelling
Imbalance is a strong tool when composing a shot
Mastering Lines in Shot Composition
Lines are an essential element for masterful shot composition
13 New ASC Clubhouse Conversation episodes now available
Cinematographers discuss series such as "Beef," "The Crown," and "Andor"
Simple Yet Powerful Color Grading Tips
Used correctly, color grading can draw their eyes to where you want them to look
Step by Step Instructions for Cleaning Lenses
ARRI experts show you to clean your lenses properly
Stylization in Adobe Premiere Pro
Quick tips on creating cinematic looks
Mastering Motion Control in Timelapse
A beginner's guide to motorized timelapse
The Craft of Precision Editing
Understanding when to cut and why can enhance your superpowers in filmmaking
Behind the Scenes of Dune
A conversation with Director of Photography Greig Fraser, ASC, ACS
Indie Film Distribution
Here's how to get your indie film seen
Filming a Blizzard in June
Behind the scenes of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel cinematography
LED Walls and Mixed Reality
Virtual production is not just for Hollywood anymore
CineD and MZed at NAB 2023 - Visit Our Booth in Central Hall
This year at NAB we have our very own booth - stop by for prizes and free access to MZed Pro
How to Improve Your Video with Foley and Sound Effects
Creating a full soundscape is essential for the viewing experience
Free Revar Cine Mini RED for New MZed Pro Subscribers – While Supplies Last
For a limited time, New MZed Pro subscribers can get a special bonus
Reimagining Day-for-Night Scenes in 'Nope'
Cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytema comes up with an original approach to night shoots
Writing a Short Film in Your Own Voice
Seth Worley provides tips on how to write a unique short film
Tips on How to Start a Youtube Channel
Everyday is a good day to start YouTubing. Here's the smart way to begin.
An Introduction to Soviet Lenses
Lens guru Tito Ferradans has created a USSR Lens Buyer's Guide
Behind the Scenes of Nomadland
An interview with DP Joshua James Richards
How to Use Long Takes or Oners in Your Film
Uninterrupted sequences add incredible suspense and tension, but they require careful planning
Using Lens Filters for Interviews
A little bit goes a long way with applying camera filters to spice up an interview
Learning the Fundamental Language of Directing
Shot size, composition, depth of field, camera language, and more.
Everyone is a TV Station
Live streaming is found at every corner of the video production world now
New Course: The Ultimate Canon R5 C Video Manual
Ollie Kenchington is back with an epic course, all about the Canon EOS R5 C
Choosing the Right Timelapse Interval
Clouds, cars, people, events - they all have the perfect timelapse interval
How to Get Out of Your Comfort Zone
This year, try something completely different. It'll open you up to entirely new opportunities.
How to Become a Production Assistant
A new book entitled "Gofers" provides insight into this crucial film industry role
Angelbird Customers Get 10 Days to Try MZed Pro
We're excited to announce our new partnership with Angelbird
Upcoming Timelapse Course from Drew Geraci
Learn how to shoot timelapses from a legendary timelapse filmmaker
Gifts for Filmmakers and Film Students
It's never too late to give the gift of education to a filmmaker or film student in your life.
MZed and American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Announce Educational Cooperation
New Course: Building a Pitch Deck
If you want to grab a producer or funder's attention, you need a memorable pitch deck.
Watch MZed Courses Offline on Apple Silicon Macs
By sideloading the MZed iOS app, you can now download and watch courses offline on your desktop.
YouTuber Dave Maze on How to Improve Your Videos
Dave walks us through his entire editing workflow, which he’s refined over the course of his YouTube journey.
How an Editor works with a Director
Tom Cross ACE discusses the complexity of editor director relationships
How to fund your travel documentary
Finding the money is not easy, but it's essential to making a career from adventure filmmaking
New Course: Anamorfake It Until You Make It
Learn how to simulate the anamorphic look using affordable lens mods and editing techniques.
When Mother Nature Changes Your Production Plans
Philip Bloom shows you how to adapt a story to unpredictable shooting conditions.
Looking ahead to ASC Master Classes
The American Society of Cinematographers is back with their world-renown in-person workshops
New Adventure Travel Filmmaking Course with Russ Malkin
Learn to build a documentary filmmaking career with legendary Producer/Director Russ Malkin of the Long Way series with Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman.
Join MZed and CineD at IBC 2022
Booth visitors will receive free 30-day access to MZed Pro and other prizes!
Watch MZed Courses in Over 130 Languages
Using Google Chrome, you can follow along with a live transcript in any language
MZed Educator Rubidium Wu Releases New Indie Film
Read an interview with Wu about the challenges of producing "The Devil's Fortune"
How to Light a Scene like Stanley Kubrick
Using a simple candlelight trick can transform your cinematography
How To Succeed as a Freelance Video Editor
Learning to work with clients is essential to building a video editing business
ARRI Tech Talk Live – Now on MZed
Stream the ARRI Tech Talk Live videos or download and watch them offline with the iOS app.
New Course: Speed Editing in Final Cut Pro with Dave Maze
Learn how to edit like a speed demon from YouTuber Dave Maze
FUJIFILM x CineD Contest – 10 X-H2S Cameras Plus 10x $1000 Giveaway
Tell us why you deserve the camera with a 1 minute video, enter by June 30, 2022
When to Choose Vintage Lenses
For some looks, nothing beats the flaws and imperfections of vintage lenses
Learn EVERYTHING in Premiere Pro - New 25-Hour Long Course
You won't find a better Adobe Premiere Pro course anywhere else
Free 30 GB Lifetime Storage with pCloud
MZed Pro members get additional perks during their annual subscription
Moving Up into Luxury Weddings
The key to charging more and filming less weddings is to move up into higher end weddings
Anamorphic Cookbook Course Launches with SIRUI Lens Giveaway
All MZed Pro members are entered to win a $1499 SIRUI T2.9 Full Frame Anamorphic Lens
Moving Car Shots on a Budget
How do you simulate a moving car shot, without resorting to expensive trailers or special fx?
Working with different film budgets
Every indie film is different, but here are some guidelines to help you get started
Learning about Tilt Shift Lenses
There's a few reasons to use a tilt shift lens, from timelapse, to architecture, to portraits
MZed Pro Monthly Giveaway – Duken T60 Telescopic Tube Light
For our March giveaway we have the world's first telescopic tube light to give away
Learning the biological nature of human color perception
The reasons we prefer greens and reds over blue can help inform us as visual storytellers.
Learning the basics of ARRI sensors
From photo sites to ARRIRAW recording, here's how the tech creates the ARRI look.
Laying out a Film Edit on a Wall
Using wall cards, along with other methods of organization, are essential to film editors.
How to Level Up with Portrait Photography
Master photographer Jerry Ghionis teaches you one essential tip for posing female subjects
Make Your 2022 Goal to Learn the Filmmaking Business
For this year's resolution, make 2022 the year you focus on the business side of filmmaking.
MZed Pro December Monthly Giveaway - Two $250 Gift Cards from B&H
MZed Pro members are automatically entered to win each month
How to utilize patterns when making films
Watching classic films can help you learn how to make your own stories better
Collaborating on YouTube
You can't go it alone on YouTube - finding other Youtubers to work with is the key to growth.
Learning to Both Produce and Shoot on Documentaries
There's an art to being both a producer and shooter on docs - here's how.
MZed Black Friday 2021
Thank you to everyone who joined MZed Pro during our Black Friday Sale!
MZed Joins CineD
Together, we can provide you even more tools to help you on your filmmaking journey.
How to Become a Youtuber
To be a filmmaker used to mean film school, studios, and lots of bagels. Now it's becoming a Youtuber.
My RØDE Reel 2021 and the TikTok Challenge
The world's biggest film festival is back with more prizes and a TikTok contest
May Giveaway - Blackmagic Design ATEM Mini Pro
MZed Pro members can win this live production, switching, and streaming workhorse.
More MZed Pro member giveaways from FilmConvert and RØDE
Grading multiple cameras and recording wireless audio will be a breeze with these giveaway prizes.
Freelensing or Lens Whacking is a cheap and delightful way to add a unique, creative effect to your visuals.
New Course on ARRI Lighting Systems
Learn to control digital lighting using DMX, RDM, Wireless controls, and ethernet networks.
Winner of the I’m an MZed Pro Contest
We're floored by all of the video submissions from MZed Pro members.
Important Updates to MZed Pro
MZed Pro members will now have access to every course, period.
New Course: Advanced Editing with DaVinci Resolve
Ollie Kenchington guides you through editing a documentary, commercial promo, multicam music video, and more.
The Magic of Creating Something From Just an Idea
New York City filmmaker Thomas J. Cooksey is a director, cinematographer, editor, and occasional actor.
New Additions to The Secrets of Optics Course
Recently shot lens examples and demonstrations make this course even better.
Keep Shooting, Keep Improving, and Try to Learn Something New Every Day.
Scotland filmmaker Tom Alner sees every film as a chance to get better at his craft.
December Giveaway and Winner Announcement
MZed Pro members are automatically entered to win each month!
"I’m an MZed Pro" Contest
Are you an MZed Pro? Win a Canon C70 cinema camera by making a short video about yourself!
Motion Graphics is Finding Beauty in CGI and in Nature
Italian filmmaker Simone de Gasperis first mastered visual effects before moving to shooting in the field.
To be a good documentary filmmaker, you have to love people
UK-based director, producer, shooter and editor Adrian Storey - aka Uchujin - finds inspiration in diversity of lifestyles.
Monthly Giveaways and Other Member Benefits Coming to MZed
MZed Pro members will automatically be entered to win filmmaking gear prizes.
Stage Time Above Perfection: Filmmaking like a Stand-Up Comedian
New York based filmmaker Jonathan Cortizo shares his approach to improving his documentary skills.
Filmmaking for Photographers joins MZed Pro
Philip Bloom's exceptional course is now available to all MZed Pro members.
How to be the Best Wedding Videographer in the UK
MZed Pro member Philip London shares how he stays passionate about wedding filmmaking.
How to plan for a film production
From development, pre-production, and principal photography to post-production and distribution, here is the entire process.
Gides is a New Social Media for Creatives
MZed members are invited to become early adopters or supporters
My RØDE Reel is Back with Prizes including $1 Million Cash
The world's largest short film competition is now open for entries.
Video Production in the time of COVID-19
While you wait for filmmaking production work to resume, here are four types of videos that clients are hiring for right now.
Winners of the Master the Moment Giveaway
We're pleased to announce nine winners from around the world
Master the Moment Giveaway
Watch a free lesson and enter to win $4,000 worth of wedding filmmaking prizes!
MZed Members Donate Over 90,000 Meals to Food Bank for COVID-19 Relief
We are humbled by your generosity - thank you!
Learn for Free with MZed
Watch a variety of filmmaking lessons for free - just create a login to get started.
Filmmaking for Photographers Giveaway Winners
12 winners will take home gear, but every entry got a free lesson in camera movement
20 Percent of All Sales to be Donated to Coronavirus Fallout
MZed is donating a portion of all memberships and purchases to Los Angeles Food Bank
When is a good time for the interview?
In a documentary production, do you interview first, and then decide what to film? Or do you plan the visuals first and wrap with the interview?
Filmmaking for Photographers Giveaway
Watch a free lesson and enter to win $3,000 worth of filmmaking prizes!
Merry Christmas from ARRI and MZed
Celebrate the end of the decade with this ARRI Academy masterclass with Julio Macat.
What does HDR mean?
High Dynamic Range is taking over filmmaking, monitoring, viewing, and projection, but what actually is HDR?
AbelCine Hosts Director of Photography Creative Conference
The 3-day workshop is coming to Brooklyn, NY on December 6-8
Offline Viewing Now Available with Our iOS App
With the MZed iOS App, you can download courses and lessons to your device to watch offline.
MZed is Partnering with RØDE to help you Master Your Craft
RØDE is awarding a 12-month dream internship in Sydney, Australia, and we're proud to offer our education and mentorship to the lucky winners.
How to begin a video edit with proper media management
Media management and organizing footage are essential to video editing. Here are a few styles of workflows that you can use in any NLE.
Mastering Color Joins MZed Pro
The most comprehensive color grading tutorial is now available to all MZed Pro members.
Learn Filmmaking Step by Step
If you're new to MZed courses, start here.
ARRI Course Subtitles Now Available in Spanish
English and Spanish subtitles enable more filmmakers to watch ARRI courses on MZed.
Now Available: Certificates of Completion
When you finish an MZed online course, shouldn’t you deserve a little recognition? Now you can download and print a certificate of completion.
Telling Intimate Stories with Large Format ARRI Cameras
Moonlight’s James Laxton ASC illustrates why a large format ARRI camera is not just for action films.
ARRI Academy comes to MZed
ARRI’s official online training courses will now be available exclusively on MZed.
Why Starting with DaVinci Resolve Makes Sense
It might be wise to start your video editing journey with DaVinci Resolve. Here's why.
Watch MZed on your Apple TV
You can watch our courses on your computer, phone or tablet, but did you know there’s an easy way to do it on your Apple TV?
Old Photo Cameras are Perfect for Video Time Lapse
Are your old cameras gathering dust? Use them as time lapse workhorses.
Location Scouting with Google Earth
Can't get to the actual location before the shoot? Take a tip from Alex Buono and use these great online tools.
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