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Sony PMW-F5 Review

Review of the Sony PMW-F5: Our Newest Addition MindBOX Productions has just added a sleek new Sony PMW-F5 to our company equipment stash. While this means another source of beautiful high-res images for us to work with, it also means our customers will continue to be provided with great products from the latest technology. The following review on the Sony PMW-F5 highlights some of our favorite features in this camera. Shooting High Def The Sony PMW-F5 is capable of shooting in gorgeous HD 4K detail--even for projects you are planning to edit and distribute in HD 2K. Whether you are shooting for digital theatre projectors or web ads, the Sony F5 is able to go above and beyond ordinary HD cameras with texture reproduction, color


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What I Learned From Entrepreneur Kevin O'Leary I recently had the opportunity to spend time with Kevin O’Leary, the venture capitalist who is one of the ‘sharks’ on the hugely popular show “Shark Tank”. O’Leary helped develop the television series “Dragon’s Den,” a Canadian reality show where entrepreneurs get to pitch their ideas to millionaires in the hope of finding someone to invest in their concept. (“Shark Tank” is the US version of the show.) On the show, O’Leary is brutally honest with the entrepreneurs, especially those who are not prepared. He is also a host on “The Lang and O’Leary Exchange,” a television show that summarizes the day’s major business stories, which airs on weekdays on CBS. All this, plus he writes books and runs

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Photobomb Your Brand On The Today Show

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Replay XD 1080 Camera Review

At MindBOX Productions we will occasionally use a point of view (POV) sports camera for challenging shots like action, motor vehicles or aerial videography. The POVshot sports camera has become increasingly popular over the past few years, leading to an increase in companies that are willing to manufacture it. Top camera companies, such as GoPro, Drift Innovation, Replay, and Contour are looking to get ahead in this range of cameras. The bigger names, such as Sony and JVC, are also interested in making an impression in the POV camera slot. The Replay XD 1080 is an outstanding camera, both in terms of its versatility and the quality of shots that you will get. It is straightforward to use, has a friendly interface, and allows you to make

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5 Tips On How To Get Into Film School

If you want to get into film school, you need to be prepared for the challenges ahead. Film school is a great choice for the creative individual. You can follow these tips to get an edge in for a successful application to the school of your choice. 1. Is This What You Really Want? You may enjoy filming your friends and making YouTube shorts, but you need to be committed to pursuing a career in the film industry. It takes a lot of time and money to get your degree from film school, and the industry isn't always profitable. This is true for even the most talented student. 2. Research Your Options Film school has a number of paths you can choose. You need to do research to determine what path you want to take. If you want to study