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Pocket Filmmaker: How to light smartphone videos like a pro

We look at a few ways to light videos when shooting with your camera phone, including using natural light, reflectors, or a portable and inexpensive light pack. We also examine which settings on your phone can help you get the best images possible.

By Apr. 16, 2013


Pocket Filmmaker: How to record better sound with your phone

In this episode of the Pocket Filmmaker, we look at what you need to record pro-quality audio with your smartphone.

By Apr. 2, 2013


Pocket Filmmaker: Lenses that turn your phone into a pocket camera

We look at detachable lenses that can turn your smartphone into a pocketable cameras, including stick-on wide, macro, and fisheye lenses; and super-cheap polarizing Jelly lenses.

By Mar. 29, 2013


Filmmaker shoots kung-fu vid on Samsung Galaxy S3

Who says you need high-end equipment to shoot a good stunt film? Filmmaker Freddie Wong shows you how to do it with a smartphone.

By Jul. 30, 2012


Filmmaker Kevin Smith blasts MPAA ratings in online-porn era

Q&A In his book "Tough Sh*t," Smith muses on his long career in movies and transitioning to running a podcasting empire. But in a CNET interview, Silent Bob argues the MPAA can't protect kids.

By Apr. 1, 2012


A day in the life of a Sundance filmmaker

Ondi Timoner gives CNET News a chance to see what it's like from the inside of the festival, and her film just happens to be all about the Internet.

By Jan. 21, 2009


Filmmaker: Motorola anti-Apple ad looks like my film

An L.A. filmmaker says he received many calls during the Super Bowl from people who were stunned by the similarities between Motorola's anti-Apple 1984 ad and one of his own.

By Feb. 12, 2011


Turn junior into an indie filmmaker

Special-effects camcorder for kids is better than graffiti.

By Oct. 19, 2007


Filmmaker Spurlock: Digital distribution revenues are 'pathetic'

A panelist of film industry and digital video representatives at the South by Southwest Interactive Festival agreed that digital film distribution isn't a cash cow. But they didn't agree on the best strategy for working toward that end.

By Mar. 16, 2009


Microsoft awards HDi grant to filmmaker

The $100,000 grant lets one of last year's Sundance documentary prize winners incorporate the new technology into an HD DVD release with interactive features.

By Jan. 21, 2008