Pro Moviemaker October 2022 - Newsletter

The ultimate magazine for next generation filmmakers


Editor in chief Adam Duckworth Chief sub editor Alex Bell

Deputy chief sub editor Matthew Winney Sub editors Harriet Williams, Ben Gawne Editorial director Roger Payne

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The pages of Pro Moviemaker are always packed with the latest, greatest hardware and software. But this issue, there is more than ever before, as we not only cover equipment launches from IBC and The Photography Show and The Video Show, but also the results of our Gear of the Year Awards. Yes, we all know movies can – and have – been shot on an iPhone, but when it comes to working professionally, having the right kit deliver every time is crucial. It’s essential for having happy clients, a good reputation and keeping money coming into the bank. That doesn’t always require rushing out and buying the newest bit of bling as soon as it hits the market. It often means working out what you need and why, then matching it to the right equipment. Not everyone has Netflix-level funds, and we always try to reflect that in the cameras and kit we feature. Take the Gear of the Year Awards, for example. Our winning cameras range from a very affordable Micro Four Thirds mirrorless, to a four-year-old camcorder, plus a couple of Red cameras – all at very different price points. Lens winners include a zoom from super-premium brand Zeiss and optic from fast-growing Korean brand Samyang. It is telling that two of our awards go to cloud services in what are usually hardware- based categories. The times, they are a-changin’. That also rang true at the big filmmaking shows, where there was a definite reduction in camera launches – partly driven by supply issues for things like computer chips, but also because the days of each generation being far superior to the last have all but gone. Emerging now are even more cloud-based services and platforms, for everything from remote storage of files to collaborative, real-time editing over the internet, camera-to-cloud services and, of course, live streaming. The pandemic accelerated demand for streaming of just about everything, enforcing a trend to remote working that has largely continued – as has the explosion of technology and services to make it all happen. It feels like we are on the cusp of something huge for independent filmmakers everywhere, as this tech matures and becomes more affordable. We’re in for an exciting ride!

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