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.
Added by Sarv Taghavian--Creative Planet Network,03/07/13 02:03:11 PM
In this video from Slanted Lens, they go over the pros and cons of pulling still frames from video shot with the Canon 1DC as well as giving tips for settings that are ideal for both. Watch below.
Added by Sarv Taghavian--Creative Planet Network,03/07/13 01:03:54 PM
Roald Christesen has shot some test footage with the upcoming Digital Bolex's sensor. Writes EOSHD, "The image this camera produces is looking superb. Uncompressed raw is basically a direct sensor tap. The Digital Bolex camera features a Truesense Imaging CCD (ex-Kodak). As there’s no image processing pipeline, just debayering – the sensor pretty much determines the image from the camera. So by looking at a development rig with the same sensor, we get a glimpse of what the Digital Bolex can do." Read more here and watch the test footage below.
Added by Sarv Taghavian--Creative Planet Network,03/06/13 04:03:10 PM
Jason Silva calls himself a media artist, filmmaker and “idea-dj”. His video “Radical Openness”, supported with a multitude of Shutterstock footage, premiered at the TEDGlobal Conference in 2012 and has since gone viral. Together with his other videos, Silva’s inspiring anthems have been seen nearly two million times on his Vimeo channel.
Added by Sarv Taghavian--Creative Planet Network,03/06/13 12:03:35 PM
The below four videos from Radiant Images show off their modified GoPro called the Novo. The first video focuses on the camera's wireless monitor and wireless follow focus. The below video focuses on Novo's wi-fi app. Below is a demonstration of Novo's back focus.
Added by Sarv Taghavian--Creative Planet Network,03/06/13 11:03:41 AM
AbelCine Los Angeles is holding their premiere AbelCine Expo event on March 28th. Called "Filters for Digital Cinema," the event will feature an in-depth analysis of the optical issues raised by digital cinema cameras and the latest filter offerings to deal with them in areas including Infrared (IR) and “Far Red” pollution, color correction and diffusion. Representatives from Formatt, Schneider Optics and Tiffen will have booths at the expo, where they will demo their latest products. The free event will run from 6-9 PM. Read more and register here.
Added by Sarv Taghavian--Creative Planet Network,03/05/13 04:03:03 PM
Danny Lacey's short film "Host" is now available to view online. It has the distinction of being the first narrative that Philip Bloom shot on the RED Epic and was made for about $500. Watch it below and read more production notes from Lacey and Bloom here on Bloom's blog.
Added by Sarv Taghavian--Creative Planet Network,03/04/13 06:03:50 PM
Definition Magazine reviews Drift Innovations' HD Ghost action camera, writing, "There is a lot to like about [it]. From the moment you open the gorgeous packaging, the camera oozes quality. The body is magnesium alloy finished in the mattest of matte black. The LCD cover is Corning’s Gorilla Glass – the same stuff they make smartphone screens from. There is a good range of accessories supplied and the specification of the basic model is outstanding...the GoPro range has serious competition." Read their full review here.