Celebrating its 10 year anniversary in 2019, Newsshooter.com is for working professionals shooting news, documentary and factual projects. Authored by video shooters from around the globe, it is a place for professionals, educators, students, and industry figures to discuss the practice and the art of cinema in documenting the real world.
Site Editor Matthew Allard ACS and US Editor Erik Naso have almost 50 years of combined experience working in the TV/Film industry. Their vast experience and insight allow them to give a unique and knowledgeable insight into equipment and how to use it.
Every month over 140,000 filmmakers visit the site to keep up-to-date with the latest equipment and trends in filmmaking.
A Brief History
DSLR Newsshooter (as it was known back then) was created by Dan Chung in 2009. Matt started contributing regularly in January 2010, and the rest is history.
Newsshooter was at the forefront of the DSLR revolution and was one of the few sites that were showing how this new breed of cameras could be used by professionals. Since that time, we have grown and evolved, but our basic philosophy and principles have remained the same.
Commitment to Independent Review
Newsshooter has zero full-time staff. Everyone who contributes to this site does it in their spare time as they are working professionals in the industry. This gives us real-world insight when it comes to reviewing and talking about the gear and the craft of filmmaking.
Keeping you up to date with the latest news, covering major trade shows and reviewing equipment is a very time-consuming process. An article or a review you may read in 15 minutes may have taken us weeks. The team behind Newsshooter provide this website to you, our readers, because we love what we do, and we want to make sure you are informed about all the new gear and how it can be used.
Every review and article is done independently, and while we usually work closely with the brands to ensure we can bring you the complete story, there is no influence from any manufacturer or sponsor on what we produce. Every product is reviewed or discussed based on its merits regardless of where or who it came from.
Newsshooter’s strength has always been its independence and its ability to provide, honest and open feedback about the products we cover. We have a reputation of being tough critics because we believe that you need to know all the facts.
We wouldn’t be doing this if it wasn’t for the loyal readers who come to our site to get the latest information. On behalf of everyone at Newsshooter, we want to thank you, our readers, for your continued support.