Added by Sarv Taghavian--Creative Planet Network,03/19/13 03:03:42 PM
The bullet-time effect just got a whole lot more portable thanks to GoPro and an array created by Marc Donahue of PermaGrin Films. Donahue uses 15 GoPros arranged in a semi-circle to create the Matrix-style effect. He plans to use his array soon to create a music video. Watch the array in action below. (via Mashable)
Added by Sarv Taghavian--Creative Planet Network,03/18/13 03:03:31 PM
EOSHD forum user Javier Sobremazas made an interesting discovery recently: he could shoot 4K video in 1-second snippets with his $220 Nikon V1. Explains PetaPixel, "It can only shoot 4K for one second at a time; and secondly, it’s actually an extension of the camera’s burst mode Sobremazas discovered the feature when he realized that the V1 — by using some special Aptina sensor magic — uses a fully electronic shutter in burst mode, shifting all of its up to 60fps 4K output to a small buffer." Watch a 4K compilation Sobremazas made below and read more here.
Added by Sarv Taghavian--Creative Planet Network,03/18/13 10:03:29 AM
Wired has collected some timelapses which show the comet Pan-STARRS streaking through the sky. They explain, "The comet is named for the Hawaiian telescope observatory where it was discovered in 2011, has made its way through the inner solar system in recent weeks. During its pass, the object could be seen in the night sky with the naked eye or a good pair of binoculars... Pan-STARRS first peeked over the horizon in the Northern Hemisphere on Mar. 7 but shortly thereafter it disappeared when it went too close to the sun. Since Mar. 11, though, it has reappeared each night in the west a bit after sunset for a short time. Particularly stunning views came on the evening of Mar. 12, when the comet flew near the thin crescent moon. The object will continue to shine, getting fainter and fainter, through the end of the month." Watch below and read more here.
Added by Sarv Taghavian--Creative Planet Network,03/14/13 04:03:20 PM
Earthbound timelapses are a beautiful thing. But when you take the concept of capturing time itself in a series of photographs into orbit, the results are truly out-of-this-world. We've long been fascinated by the beautiful videos that have been coming out of the International Space Station, most notably by astronaut/photographer Don Pettit. Here is a round-up of some we've come across lately. Timelapse, Animation and More Tell a Beautiful Story About Space, March 12, 2013 Astronaut Chris Hadfield Photoblogs from Space, January 25, 2013
Added by Sarv Taghavian--Creative Planet Network,03/14/13 11:03:23 AM
Watch a side-by-side comparison of footage from the Sony F55 and Canon 1DC courtesy of Cinema 5D. The 4K footage is shown in its log outputted format as well as color graded. (via RedShark News)
Added by Sarv Taghavian--Creative Planet Network,03/13/13 05:03:32 PM
Join Adorama for a free in-depth tour and hands-on demo of the new Sony PMW-F5 CineAlta camera; food and drink will be served. What: Adorama Presents: Sony PMW-F5 CineAlta 4K Digital Cinema Camcorder When: Thursday, March 21, 2013, 6 PM Where: Adorama’s new event space at 55 West 17th Street, between 5th and 6th avenue, NY, NY Cost: FREE
Added by Sarv Taghavian--Creative Planet Network,03/13/13 03:03:03 PM
It looks like something out of an X-Men movie, but this amazing video of sound waves passing through flowing water is actually fairly easy to achieve at home. All you need are a speaker, rubber hose, tone generating software and a camera capable of 24 fps.
Added by Sarv Taghavian--Creative Planet Network,03/13/13 02:03:46 PM
Logan Kelsey shot and edited the below short documentary in 4K with the RED Scarlet and Final Cut Pro X. Explains Kelsey, "My RED workflow for short-form projects (in the up to 5min range) is a direct shoot-to-edit workflow using the native RED media. I don't have a RED Rocket card and I've already completed about six 4k projects using this method - the results are brilliant. For long-form pieces, or when you are not connect to an external Raid, I would recommend using proxy media. I'm using an UltraStudio Mini Monitor and I get a nice 4k to 1920×1080 down-convert to my Panasonic HD broadcast monitor."
Added by Sarv Taghavian--Creative Planet Network,03/13/13 12:03:32 PM
Timelapse photographer Armand DIjicks writes up step-by-step instructions for how to create his unique long-exposure timelapse videos (an example of which can be found below).
Added by Sarv Taghavian--Creative Planet Network,03/12/13 03:03:32 PM
SXSW was the first opportunity for the public to see and touch a Digital Bolex prototype in person. Digital Bolex forum member James M. writes of his experience, "The side panels, handle and main body all felt very rugged...Action on the crank is smooth with a decent amount of tension and some built in "stops" that give a light click as you rotate it. Good stuff. Though to be fair some of the more strong arm shooters might feel it has too much 'give.' As a follow focus it felt different but still quite workable. For menu navigation it just felt right. Better than buttons or touchscreens. Speaking of buttons; the ones on the back of the camera were all functioning and were mechanically and electronically responsive."
Added by Sarv Taghavian--Creative Planet Network,03/12/13 02:03:12 PM
522 Productions set up some camera tests between the RED Scarlet, Blackmagic Cinema Camera and Sony F5 and present some of the results along with with comparisons of set-ups and more. Watch below.
Added by Sarv Taghavian--Creative Planet Network,03/12/13 02:03:54 PM
"The ISS Image Frontier" is a 16-minute-video from Christoph Malin which intercuts timelapses of photographs shot from the International Space Station by astronaut Don Pettit with animated images of Pettit himself and even his lectures. Watch below.
Added by Sarv Taghavian--Creative Planet Network,03/12/13 12:03:15 PM
Vimeo today launched its open self-distribution service, Vimeo On Demand. Available now to all Vimeo PRO members, Vimeo On Demand empowers creators to sell their works directly to their audiences and retain a 90 percent share of the revenue after transaction costs. In addition to its creator-friendly revenue share, Vimeo On Demand gives creators the flexibility and control to choose their price; select country-by-country availability; customize their page design; and offer content on Vimeo, their own website, or both.
Added by Sarv Taghavian--Creative Planet Network,03/12/13 12:03:30 PM
Philip Bloom shot the music video for Olly Knights' "Bitten by the Frost" with the Canon 1DC and describes the process in a behind-the-scenes blog post. Says Bloom about the concept, "I wanted the video to show the mundanity of everyday life that the song plays on. My idea was that his life is so mundane that we are literally passengers in it, and we drift through days with little changing, until the whole thing just becomes an endless cycle. To show this, I wanted Olly to stay in the frame in the same position in every single shot. Only the background would change and I needed his performance to be quietly intense but without too much expression, as we are going for a mundane life type feel. I also needed real everyday things for him to drift through. Bed, breakfast, tube, work etc. But with a twist being that things go a little differently on one day…"
Added by Sarv Taghavian--Creative Planet Network,03/12/13 11:03:05 AM
Watch a demo of TIZA's DSLR Slate 20/20 Clapperboard app below. App creator Ian Nuttall tells RedShark News, "The App is a bit of a test to see if we (three of us, film, web, digital heads) could apply all our skills into one project and make a really easy, modern, good-looking Clapperboard App that was affordable and actually a help to our work-flow...not a hinderance. We've aimed it specifically at the semi pro DSRL shooter, still and motion shooters, student film makers and indie documentary teams." The app is available in the iTunes store for $1.99. Read more here.
Added by Sarv Taghavian--Creative Planet Network,03/11/13 05:03:21 PM
On January 24, 2013 a new entry into the popular romance genre premiered – a multi-platform production called The Elements Club. Producer/writer Kys Realm and cinematographer Emily Perez carefully planned the production of “Lord of Lingering Shadows,” the first of 11 episodes, knowing that it would set an entirely new look and feel for the historical romance. “Our camera choice for the series was the Canon 5D with Canon 16-35mm lens,” says Realm. “But our saving grace was a variety of Litepanels LED lights. We simply could not have shot this first episode without them.”
Added by Sarv Taghavian--Creative Planet Network,03/08/13 04:03:46 PM
Grass Valley has added the LDX Flex studio camera system as an entry-level offering to its LDX Series of upgradable system cameras. The affordable LDX Flex delivers the same high-quality images and performance—and supports the use of the same accessories—as other cameras in the LDX Series for a single production format, but can be upgraded through the entire LDX range: LDX Première, LDX Elite, and LDX WorldCam as required.
Added by Sarv Taghavian--Creative Planet Network,03/08/13 01:03:12 PM
Comedic director Eric Wareheim combines a dreamy song from Beach House with a surreal concept to create a humorous music video that is reminiscent of Napoleon Dynamite. Watch as Ray Wise plays a coach singing out his pep talk on the field as cheerleaders, baton twirlers and more perform behind him in beautiful slow-motion. Wareheim tells Fast Company's Co.Create, "[Lead singer] Victoria [Legrand] had a couple of simple ideas. She was like, 'I really like Ray Wise, I like the idea of it happening during a half-time show.' She had a vision of a horse. I told her I usually don’t take any creative notes at all but the images were so powerful that I wrote a treatment around that. Everything is skewed to this other dimension that I like to live in. It’s very bright with interesting colors, and I used the same costume designers that I worked with on my last movie.”
Added by Sarv Taghavian--Creative Planet Network,03/08/13 12:03:14 PM
Vincent Laforet takes on DigitalRev's Cheap Camera Challenge, where he is tasked with creating a tilt-shift image with a Canon A2E film camera and a LensBaby Composer lens. Laforet only has two rolls of film to get the shot amidst a busy walkway. Watch what happens below.
Added by Sarv Taghavian--Creative Planet Network,03/07/13 03:03:50 PM
Blackmagic Design has announced that Hero Punk, an upcoming feature film from writer and director Kanen Flowers and produced by Scruffy.TV, was shot using Blackmagic Cinema Camera. Hero Punk is a sci-fi thriller set in 2042 in a dystopian society where the government is working to rid the world of people with mutant abilities. Because more than half of the film was shot on a 1,100 sq. ft. green screen, the team had to mark the virtual world via tracking markers and capture enough latitude in the images to separate the actors from the background, ensuring that lighting the actors would not decompose in the footage.