Zack Young

Zack is a writer and documentary filmmaker based in Ridgewood, Queens. He’s spent much of the past decade in Brooklyn making shorts, web series, branded docs, and a feature film. He also hosts interactive performance art around the city and publishes a bi-monthly zine about dreams.

Latest Articles

5 hours ago
DZOFilm is releasing a new series of Arles Prime Cine lenses that are incredibly fast, relatively compact, and can cover full frame and large format “Vista Vision” sensors found on cameras like the Red V-Raptor 8K VV. DZOFilm has built a reputation for high grade optics that don’t…
1 week ago
For photographers and videographers seeking great specs in a small body, the new Panasonic Lumix S9 could be just the ticket. This mirrorless camera packs a 24.4MP full-frame sensor into the first compact design in the Lumix S series, coming in at only 14.2 oz. The…
2 weeks ago
Renowned lighting manufacturer Hobolite just unveiled its latest innovation, the Iris Bi-Color LED Light. Combining essential lighting features and slick, retro-inspired aesthetics into a pocket-sized, weather-resistant form factor, the Iris is a…
1 month ago
It’s not often we see camera companies release higher-cost, lower-resolution versions of existing models, but with FREEFLY, innovation and creativity take priority. Case in point, the newly announced Ember S2.5K camera, a costlier cousin of the popular Ember S5K. By cutting the…
1 month ago
Despite the massive growth in the anamorphic lenses category over the past few years, most filmmakers still find themselves having to choose between lower-budget choices with imaging compromises or pricey picks that give a true widescreen feel. Blazar, previously known as Great Joy, continues to bridge that gap with reasonably priced anamorphics that can go toe-to-toe optically with higher-priced…
1 month ago
Venus Optics is following up its popular Laowa Ranger full-frame lens series with a new set of cine lenses designed for the S35 market. Announced ahead of NAB 2024, the…
1 month ago
SmallRig looks to continue their dominance of the video accessory space, announcing three new collaborations with prominent YouTube filmmaking influencers. The SmallRig x Potato Jet Tribex Hydraulic Carbon Fiber Tripod promises to be a professional, portable tripod capable of handling up to 11 lbs while providing one-step hydraulic height and positioning adjustments. The SmallRig X Caleb Pike…
1 month ago
Get ready to see a lot more light mats on your next studio shoot, with the compact, versatile format quickly gaining traction among cinematographers and gaffers. Aputure dipped its toe into the space with the amaran F21 and F22 series, and is now jumping all the way in with the new, game-changing INFINIMAT system. INFINMATs can be used as traditional thin mat lights or expanded with included…
1 month ago
One of the drawbacks of modern mirrorless and cinema cameras is that they often include a big feature set at the cost of battery life. Feature-rich cameras like the Sony FX3, Canon R5C, and Blackmagic Pocket still rely on paltry, palm-sized batteries that deplete quickly in demanding production environments. To help solve these wattage woes, Core SWX has announced the…
1 month ago
Blackmagic Design kicked off NAB 2024 with a bang, launching a massive array of new products and upgrades for cinema and broadcast customers. On the camera side, the new URSA Cine 17K features a 65mm CMOS Sensor comparable to some of the largest on the market, while the…
1 month ago
It seems like every filmmaker on the block is giving smartphone videography another chance after Apple added the ProRes recording codec to the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max, but many may still find themselves frustrated that their phone can’t match the image quality and feature set of their favorite mirrorless camera. Atomos is here to build a bridge between these two devices with the release of its…
1 month ago
Vintage lenses are taking over Hollywood! Two of the most visually impressive films from the past six months—Poor Things and Dune: Part Two—both utilized old rehoused glass in key scenes for super swirly bokeh and significant edge distortion. But what if you want that spherical distortion without the drawbacks of lenses built half a century ago?…
1 month ago
Core SWX continues to push the boundary of what camera batteries can do, packing new construction, performance, and connectivity improvements into its recently announced G3 Hypercore series. The super-durable polycarbonate shells will be familiar to anyone who’s seen the NANOX series, but these G3s pack double the continuous power delivery, as well as new PDPro ports, that combine D-Tap and USB-C…
1 month ago
Since launching in the fall of 2023, Nanlite’s PavoSlim LED panels have found a home in the kits of many filmmakers and gaffers, packing a serious punch in a compact size while maintaining an impressively high CRI. Now, Nanlite has debuted new 240C and…
1 month ago
The addition of Apple ProRes to the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max marked a major turning point in the world of smartphone filmmaking, unlocking professional-level recording formats that can go toe-to-toe with the codecs of many modern cinema cameras. Now, Tilta is unveiling its complementary Khronos ecosystem, bringing a wide range of accessories to the iPhone that allow users to take full advantage…