Added by Sarv Taghavian--Creative Planet Network,04/02/13 12:04:41 PM
Rule Boston Camera is hosting an event with news shooter Matthew Allard on April 17 from 6-8 PM. Allard will share his 23+ years of experience covering breaking news stories around the world with large sensor cameras, most currently the Sony F3, FS700 and F55. Read more about the event here on DSLR News Shooter.
Added by Sarv Taghavian--Creative Planet Network,04/01/13 05:04:32 PM
Hani Arab from Digital Logic and Mick Jones from Litup Digital go through the Sony F55's workflow, user interface and more in the 20-minute video found below.
Added by Sarv Taghavian--Creative Planet Network,04/01/13 04:04:53 PM
This video from DigInfo TV explains how Panasonic's recently developed micro color splitter sensor works and why it would produce better images than traditional Bayer sensors. Watch below. (via Engadget)
Added by Sarv Taghavian--Creative Planet Network,04/01/13 03:04:53 PM
Check out Samuel Orr's beautiful timelapse of New York City, fittingly set to a fast-paced jig. Orr created the 4-minute video out of 100,000 photographs. He has recently started a Kickstarter campaign for his 25-minute short timelapse film, "New York Year," which will depict the city throughout the four seasons. (via FStoppers)
Added by Sarv Taghavian--Creative Planet Network,04/01/13 02:04:01 PM
Philip Bloom reviews the new Micro Four Thirds version of the Blackmagic Cinema Camera. He writes, "Micro Four Thirds always made more sense to me as the BMD sensor is just a bit smaller than the Gh2/ 3 so they would be a great match. Blackmagic thought so too, so just after I put out my epic review on the first day of IBC last year, they announced an MFT (Micro Four Thirds) version...personally, I think this is a better camera than the EF version." Watch the review below. (via Philip Bloom)
Added by Sarv Taghavian--Creative Planet Network,03/29/13 05:03:14 PM
Zeiss' high-end Distagon T* 1.4/55 SLR lens will be released at the end of this year, and, this time, the company specifically focused on form and function. Says head of marketing Martin Dominicus, "Zeiss lenses are known for their technical precision, excellent image performance and ergonomics. That will always be the case because we know photographers’ needs and user circumstances. But our new lenses should also fulfill the highest aesthetic expectations of our customers to become design objects in their own right." Read more here on the Zeiss blog.
Added by Sarv Taghavian--Creative Planet Network,03/28/13 03:03:50 PM
This extraordinary timelapse of the skies over Sweden shows what happened in the four hours after a solar wind hits earth's magnetic field. It was created from almost 2500 images taken on March 17th by photographer Goran Strand. Watch below.
Added by Sarv Taghavian--Creative Planet Network,03/28/13 02:03:49 PM
Convergent Design has announced the release of their Odyssey 7 and Odyssey 7Q, products that serve as both an external recorder and a monitor.
Added by Sarv Taghavian--Creative Planet Network,03/28/13 01:03:11 PM
Filmmaker Mike Wilkinson goes behind the scenes of his corporate video for Pro-Face which uses both timelapse and Steadicam techniques. He writes, "Going in to the shoot, we had a shotlist of about 30-40 different shots we wanted to capture, and only one day to do it...We originally wanted two shoot days, but to keep everything within the budget, we had to cut some of the other fun stuff I had in mind. I put together a crew with different sets of specialties, so that the final footage would show a variety of unique shots and keep it interesting. Having an engaging, moving video was important to my client, so adding energy to scenes through action on camera or unique camera moves was something that we needed to make happen." Watch a behind-the-scenes video below and read more here on F-Stoppers.
Added by Sarv Taghavian--Creative Planet Network,03/28/13 01:03:53 PM
Sound engineer Thomas Popp writes an intro to audio equipment on Shane Hurlbut's blog. He writes, "In order to be a well-rounded audio engineer, it is crucial that you understand the tools available to you. I would like to begin by breaking down the audio equipment available and teach you their purpose, limitations, and some tips on learning how high quality audio is recorded. A good place to start is with an introduction to wireless systems." Read the full post here.
Added by Sarv Taghavian--Creative Planet Network,03/28/13 01:03:18 PM
Shutterstock has announced that it will give away a $5,000 digital cinematography camera package to one lucky visitor to the company’s NAB exhibit at the Las Vegas Convention Center. NAB exhibits will run from April 8th – 11th, with Shutterstock’s drawing to be held on Wednesday, April 10th, at its booth in the center’s South Hall (#SL13017). The top prize will consist of a brand new Canon 5D Mark III DSLR fully outfitted with a range of digital cinematography accessories, including:
Added by Sarv Taghavian--Creative Planet Network,03/28/13 01:03:46 PM
EOSHD reviews the Switronix TorchLED BOLT light, writing, "LEDs are in my opinion the future of cinema lighting. Until now though I’ve not been too satisfied with the throw of light they produce. Too short, too directional and the character of the light isn’t the most flattering. The BOLT has been designed with input from filmmakers and contains two sets of LEDs of different temperatures and you can mix the temperatures. What’s it like?" Read the full review here.
Added by Sarv Taghavian--Creative Planet Network,03/26/13 02:03:56 PM
Zach NeSmith's short film "Versus" was shot on an iPhone 4S and also did not start out its life as a piece of narrative filmmaking. NeSmith filmed bits of his life over a two year period and then used the editing room to craft a fictional story out of the footage. He tells The Creators Project, "Working this way presented many creative challenges, difficulties and long-awaited solutions. Using my iPhone 4S to film most of the movie, I was able to shoot easily at any time in any place and had culminated days of footage by the time editing and plot development began.” Watch "Versus" below and read more here.
Added by Sarv Taghavian--Creative Planet Network,03/26/13 11:03:01 AM
The beautiful 15-minute short "Mountains in Motion: The Canadian Rockies" brings a real sense of narrative to its timelapses. The stunning photography is interspersed with narration and footage depicting an early mountaineer. The film has already won cinematography awards in several film festivals, including the Banff Mountain Film Festival. The entire thing was made on a tiny budget and includes an original score by Michael Wynne. Photography was done by Doug Urquhart and Paul Zizka on a Canon 5D, 7D, T3i, 400D and a RED Epic. Watch below.
Added by Sarv Taghavian--Creative Planet Network,03/25/13 01:03:09 PM
Watch below as AbleCine takes a first look at Zeiss' first Compact Zoom, the CZ.2 70-200 T2.9. They write, "This lightweight lens is a sister to the Compact Prime lens family, which means that it shares versatile traits such as Full Frame 35mm coverage (it’ll cover the Canon 5DM3 and 1D C) and professional cine style gearing and marking. Additionally, it features interchangeable lens mounts (PL, Canon EF, Nikon, Sony E and Micro 4/3), and is quite affordable. It is also a Zeiss, which means that it is sharp with excellent contrast." Read more here.
Added by Sarv Taghavian--Creative Planet Network,03/25/13 10:03:12 AM
This behind-the-scenes video interviews Digital Bolex creator Joe Rubinstein and the manufacturers at Candian company lenso who are actually putting the camera together. Says lenso's VP of finance, Joe Bornbaum, "You're running toward a cliff and you're hoping that you can build a bridge by the time you get there. And that's what we've literally committed to doing here is we're betting the company on making this work. It's cause Joe has bet everything he has on this." Watch below.
Added by Sarv Taghavian--Creative Planet Network,03/22/13 05:03:33 PM
Watch the trailer for "Yosemite HD II," which promised to bring us spectacular timelapse footage from the famed Yosemite National Park. The piece is a collaboration between The Muir Project and Project Yosemite. Watch below.
Added by Sarv Taghavian--Creative Planet Network,03/22/13 03:03:36 PM
Nearly a full year after it was announced at NAB 2012, Definition Magazine reviews the actual production model of a Blackmagic Cinema Camera. They write, "At NAB 2012, when the Blackmagic Cinema Camera was launched, someone on the BM stand asked me if I thought it would sell. Then, as now, I believed that it would sell very well, though I’m not sure to whom. It’s cheaper than a high-end DSLR, but a very different beast. It isn’t easy to use for fast paced documentary shooting, or events, or anything else you would expect in that £2000 bracket. It’s a cinema camera. Like the Canon 5D MkII, and the RED One, I suspect it will be a game changer.
Added by Sarv Taghavian--Creative Planet Network,03/22/13 01:03:21 PM
In the below video, the guys from Filmtools go over some things to know about the Canon C100. They say, "First off, this camera has the same magic 4K chip that you find in the C300 and C500. Now, what that's going to get you is an incredible low-light performance and the ability to get light and dark in the same shot and get them both right. Physically, the camera is about 15% smaller than the C300." Watch below and read more here.
Added by Sarv Taghavian--Creative Planet Network,03/22/13 11:03:50 AM
NewBay Media, the leading integrated media company in the entertainment technology market, with celebrated print, digital, and event brands that include TV Technology, Digital Video, Broadcasting & Cable, Multichannel News, Next TV, Tech & Learning, and more, will launch Video Edge in May. The brand will serve content producers and business professionals in the rapidly expanding online video market.