At NAB 2106, there will be many interesting storage solutions on display. This will be one of them, a shared RAID of 120 TB over 4 Thunderbolt 3 ports from Accusys.
A new plugin from Idustrial Revolution called XEffects Messages enables Final Cut Pro X users to build SMS, iMessage, Facebook and WhatsApp chats on the timeline. Auto-animating elements, lots of size and colour options and overlays available for the iPhone conversation look as well.
In the run-up to NAB, expect to see many new Final Cut Pro X plugins. One of these is the just released LUTx from CoreMelt, a $29 utility for the loading of LUTs into FCPX.
Producing a successful feature film doesn't require a large Hollywood studio behind you, as this story about the making of 'Saturday's Warrior' will show. But as the tools of production are now so inexpensive and accessible, you can get all the quality and methods from a large budget film on something with a lot smaller expenditure.