7 Great Newsletters About Video Production and Post

I posted the following question to Twitter last week to start a conversation with other video production professionals:

I'm always interested in learning more about the production industry, whether it be tech news, technique tips, or software tutorials. 

I currently subscribe to a few e-newsletters with content pertaining to video production and post. Check these out and then leave me your recommendations in the Comments section:

Pond5

Called "The Splash," each Pond5 newsletter contains great information for a wide range of readers - beginners to professionals. There's usually one article that pertains to gear, one about technique, and one about the industry in general. Plus there are links back to their extensive library of stock media assets. You will need to create a free Pond5 account before opting in to their newsletter.

RocketStock

In addition to the occasional free template that RocketStock offers in their emails, each issue also has great tutorials and production insights.

Rampant Design Tools

Rampant Design is also a great place to purchase media assets for your next video project and their newsletter will keep you up to date on all their latest offerings, including some great price mark-downs. But their newsletter is more than just a sales pitch. Each issue also contains tutorials on After Effects, DaVinci Resolve, and more.

Digital Video

Each issue of the DV newsletter is crammed full of articles to help you get your video production and post-production fix. Divided into three sections, this newsletter offers industry news, updates on the latest gear, and information about workshops, seminars and classes.

Ground Control

I came across the Ground Control newsletter when I was searching for new LUTs to add to my DaVinci Resolve database. The Ground Control site offers a few LUTs that you can download for free, if you submit your email address. I took the chance and typed in my email to download the LUT I wanted. I thought I would just unsubscribe later. However, I found the newsletter extremely informative. Each issue provides tutorials to help you improve your color correction and grading skills.

Tao Colorist

This e-newsletter provides links to a variety of content pertaining mainly to the art of color correction and grading. However, you will also find content about gear and industry insights. Just like the DV newsletter, it will take you some time to wade through each issue of the Tao Colorist. That's how much information is packed into each issue. But there's some great stuff in there.

Clint's Weekly Digest

I couldn't close out this post without mentioning the newsletter I curate and send out every Friday. Throughout the week I bookmark articles that I find interesting and worth sharing; content on the creative industry: marketing & advertising, video production, cinema, and filmmaking.

Have any other recommendations? Leave them in the Comments section below.

 

Weekend Reading - Docs Still Need Veins of Creativity

The following comes from my e-newsletter, a weekly digest of interesting articles on video production, filmmaking, cinema, and advertising. 

In the Golden Age of documentaries, the medium could use more artistry

By Ann Hornaday

It’s a commonly held belief that we’re experiencing a Golden Age of documentary film, and that assumption is solidly affirmed by the program of this year’s edition of AFI Docs... Even from the privileged vantage point of a Golden Age, it’s possible to see a medium in need of freshening up, as nonfiction filmmakers fall into the trap of relying on their charismatic, timely subjects to engage viewers, rather than bold, daring or artful filmmaking itself.

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Weekend Reading: Which Cine Camera Produces The Best Images?

From The Screening Room, a weekly e-newsletter I curate:

Respected cinematographer Geoff Boyle and CML(the Cinematography Mailing List) have set out to evaluate the image quality of popular cine cameras in their annual camera test evaluation. The controlled evaluations were carried out at the University of the West of England in Bristol, UK on the 24th & 25th January 2015.

The idea of the test was to push the cameras to their limits by going from four stops over exposed to four stops under exposed – both in daylight and tungsten lighting. It appears that this inherently gives single chip sensors greater problems than those with three imagers.

Read more here. And be sure to subscribe to my weekly digest of interesting articles from cinema, filmmaking, and video production.