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4/3 Rumors has been a neverending resource on all the official and unofficial news in the Micro 4/3 world, including information on price drops and sales on cameras and lenses. Now Ale -the site’s creator- has started a new venture called Slidoo; a website with a simple and slick interface that helps you find the filmmaking equipment (or pretty much anything else) you need at the price you want. Click through to check out how the site works and what it can do for you. More »

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It’s very surreal to waltz through my local big-box store and think “Wow, I could make a real movie with that Canon.” It was even more surreal to see some of that same gear in the Black Friday ads. As we’ve seen with the “DSLR Revolution,” the democratization of filmmaking comes from amazing imaging devices becoming accessible (cheap) to the masses. Well, this year the revolution continued, as they say, as there were a lot of filmmaker-relevant deals going on for Black Friday. But what about a roundup of (still ongoing) Cyber Monday deals? Griffin Hammond of Indy Mogul provides a nice video of his “MEGA DEALS” after the bump: More »

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You don’t have to be waiting outside in the cold (depending on where you live) to experience some great deals on tools that are a little more relevant to filmmakers. We’ve got quite a few resellers and manufacturers trying to compete for your hard earned dollars — everything from cameras, to lenses, to media, and just about anything else you can think of. I’ve compiled a few of my favorites, so click on through to check them out. More »

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The RED SCARLET, with a Side SSD Mount and Aluminum Canon lens mount, is currently selling for $11,900 direct from RED. However, due to a project wherein a large number of Scarlets were needed to simultaneously shoot one shot, there are now a limited number of these cameras available [UPDATE: no more cameras available] with one minute or less of record time on them for $7,100 (that’s $4,800 off if you’re counting beans). The official word from RED’s Jarred Land: More »

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Canon 5D Mark II HDSLR DSLR VDSLRI saw mentioned on a few other blogs that the price of the Canon 5D Mark II — still the only best full frame video camera in the world1 — had dropped to $2k. “Nice,” I thought, thinking back to how I paid $2500 for mine — but I wasn’t sure if that was cause for an entire blog post. Then I saw that, because of a price war, B&H is throwing in a whole bundle of stuff included in that $2k price: a SanDisk 16GB Extreme Pro CompactFlash Card, a Lowepro Adventura 170 Shoulder Bag, and the Red Giant B&H Video Production Software Bundle (reportedly worth $720 collectively). And free US shipping. You’re not going to find a better deal than this — the only question is whether you’d rather wait for the next full frame HDSLR from Canon (which is the 1DX… which will retail for $7k). The 5D Mark III probably won’t be out for quite some time, given Canon needs to give the 1DX room the breathe. One other thing to mention: the Mark II has terrific resale value due in part to its excellence as a still camera.

Link: Canon EOS 5D Mark II w/ Bundle – B&H Photo

  1. Oops, realized the Nikon D3s is full frame… but only does 720p. []
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My favorite magazine about independent film is, well, “the magazine of independent film:” Filmmaker Magazine. The quarterly mag, which always includes film festival reports, invaluable interviews with directors, and several must-read columns, is now only $10 a year. If you live in the digital realm, it’s only $6. Six dollars! It goes without saying, but this makes a great (and cheap) Christmakwanzakah gift for any filmmaker friends. More »

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Until Sunday morning (or Saturday night, really) B&H Photo is doubling their instant rebates on the Canon 60D/7D/5D Mark II (instant rebates happen right in the shopping cart, as opposed to the annoying kind where you fill out a form and cross your fingers for a check in 6-8 weeks). If you’re interested in any of these HDSLRs, check out the discounts.

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Color grading plugin Magic Bullet Mojo gives very dramatic results very quickly, and for many shooters (especially those doing their own editing), a tool that makes video look more filmic — and does so with only a few sliders — is very handy. To be clear, it is not an advanced color correction tool for professional colorists (check out Colorista or the Magic Bullet Suite if that’s what you’re looking for). But I’ve got a deal for NoFilmSchool readers who want results quickly: Magic Bullet Mojo at 75% off. Normally $99, this coupon brings the plugin down to just $25. More »

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Just a quick note that NoFilmSchool partner B&H Photo has launched a new page allowing for a much easier way of accessing their double instant rebates — savings of up to $400 — when you buy a Canon DSLR (60D, 7D, 5D Mark II, or 1D Mark IV) with a Canon lens or Speedlight flash. Choose your DSLR and a lens; it will put both in the shopping cart and show the instant rebate right away. When I posted this previously it was a bit confusing, as the rebates didn’t show up unless you clicked through to the shopping cart. Deals expire January 8, so if you’re looking for a Canon DSLR this might be a good opportunity.

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The Humble Indie Bundle is a package of independently-developed games (5 in all), that work on all platforms, are free of DRM, and are currently being sold with a “pay what you want” model. On top of this, when you set your price, you can also determine what % of your purchase goes to the developers, and what goes to charity. The’ve sold over 120,000 bundles so far, and presumably a large portion of the one million dollars of revenue is going to charity. Deal expires Tuesday; here’s a video look at the bundle. More »

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For those of you in America, happy Thanksgiving/Black Friday. In the spirit of retailers slashing prices to engender consumer stampedes, I went searching for Black Friday deals specific to filmmakers. I discovered, however, that most pro camera stores don’t participate in such an event, which is apparently constrained to the consumer world. So instead, here are some deals that might apply to filmmakers, at least on the low end (for example, you won’t see someone like RED slashing prices on a $25k camcorder). More »