Jul29th

SMPTE2015 Movie & TV Trade Show in Sydney: High Points, Promise, Disappointments & Rain, Rain, Rain

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
SMPTE, Australia’s prime and only film and television industry trade show is a biennial event and was staged at a venue a stone’s throne from Fox Studios. The event was plagued by cold, grey skies and constant rain that often made its way inside creaky…
Jul29th

LookLabs Updates SpeedLooks 4 Cinematic LUTs Sets with 5 Camera Patches & Premiere Presets

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
Earlier this year Calgary-based production and post-production house Jump Studios released version 4.0.2 of its popular SpeedLooks cinematic 3D LUT collections, SpeedLooks Studio LOG and SpeedLooks Studio Linear. [adrotate group="6"] The upgrade added five new camera profiles to support more recently-released cameras like Sony’s A7s…
Jul28th

Vincent Laforet Gives Directing Motion an Airing in Sydney, Impresses with His Insights, Enthusiasm

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
DSLR moviemaking pioneer Vincent Laforet’s Directing Motion training tours are, to the best of my knowledge unique. He analyzes scene after scene selected from some of the greatest feature films by some of the finest directors and directors of photography, engagingly shares the principles and…
Jul28th

Panasonic Fz300, Lumenati CS1, Camera Goat, and More on DSLR FILM NOOB Podcast

Posted By planetMitch
Via Deejay Scharton @DSLR Film Noob: Mitch from planet5d.com joins me to discuss the Panasonic Fz300, Lumenati CS1, Camera Goat, and more. [adrotate group="6"] You can find the show notes here. You can find the show on itunes here, Soundcloud, or under the podcast tab above. You…
Jul27th

H265 Is Creeping Closer to Mainstream — MyBD by Cinemartin

Posted By Bret Hoy
Just when you’re getting used to H.264’s (just kidding you should probably be used to them by now) they’re pushing H.265. I’m not going to go crazy over it. I’m not going to try to convince you that we’re standing on the edge of the…
Jul27th

Convergent Design– Giving Atomos Some Healthy Competition

Posted By Bret Hoy
For those of you shooting with Atomos recorder/monitors, you’ve been spoiled. You’ve had the ability to shoot with just about any SSD or HDD that you wanted! What a luxury. See, I shoot with an Odyssey 7Q attached to my FS700. Interestingly enough, just getting…
Jul26th

Jurassic World: Losing an Appetite for Sequels

Posted By Bret Hoy
I have this problem and my fiancé hates it. I am perhaps the least picky eater you’ll ever find. I will eat anything (within reason), and usually I like it. Here’s where the problem arises: She wants to make a dinner menu for the week.…
Jul25th

Chicago Timelapse Project, Windy City Nights II

Posted By Bret Hoy
Time-lapses are beautiful things. With video we often find ourselves stuck with the task of trying to duplicate reality. We capture the pace of life as it is.. Time-lapses grant us the power to communicate the heartbeat and pace of a city or location in…
Jul24th

Introducing axle Cam! Freedom is in the Organization

Posted By Bret Hoy
Despite what type of cinematographer/filmmaker you are, be that corporate, wedding or commercial, we all have two specific things in common. We’re working with large amounts of data, and we’re all dealing with clients. [adrotate group="6"] These are the two things that none of us…
Jul23rd

Win a DitoGear™ Spinn360 on planet5D!

Posted By planetMitch
We are pleased to announce the 6th DitoGear™ GiveAway of a Spinn360 worth $1200! The DitoGear™ Spinn360 is a motion-controlled turntable supporting payloads up to 100kg. It allows for precise motion control across live-action cinematography, VFX, timelapse and stop-motion animation.[adrotate group="6"] Plus, DitoGear is running…
Jul23rd

More of the Gorgeously Detailed Same From the 50MP Canon 5DSr: This Time in Africa!

Posted By Bret Hoy
Here with another report of just how incredibly detailed the new 50MP Canon 5DSr is, is Wildlife Photographer Denis Glennon. It’s been clear from the very beginning how ludicrously detailed the images coming out of the 5DS and 5DSr would be, and with every new…
Jul22nd

Alex Buono ‘fesses Up in MZED’s Visual Storytelling 2

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
We really like MZED’s one-day practical seminars, including Alex’s first tour back in 2013. What’s different in Visual Storytelling 2? Among other things, the confidence and ambition to share learnings from his mistakes. But that’s not all. Alex Buono, DP of the Saturday Night Live…
Jul22nd

The New Sitara Wireless Remote Follow Focus is Here!

Posted By Bret Hoy
Kickstarter, IndieGoGo and GoFundMe have bred a new form of hardware creators focused on building quality gear for filmmakers. Just within the past couple weeks here at planet5D we’ve posted about multiple products that are being created thanks to these crowdfunding websites.[adrotate group="6"] The Sitara…
Jul22nd

Atomos Continues to Listen to Their Customers With New Action Add-Ons

Posted By Bret Hoy
The Atomos Shogun has been everywhere for the past year. If you were at NAB you undoubtedly can recall seeing the massive posters for it all over the Las Vegas Convention Center. If you weren’t there, I’m sure you’ve seen it advertised all over the Internet,…
Jul21st

4 Free After Effects Templates to Take Your Work to the Next Level!

Posted By Bret Hoy
One of the main details that can truly set your final videos and deliverables apart from the rest of the pack are your motion graphics. Motion graphics that help you tell a story and communicate information better add quite a bit of flare to your…
Jul21st

Stillmotion’s ‘Storytelling With Heart’ Touches & Teaches the Real Heart of Story

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
I attended Stillmotion’s ‘Storytelling with Heart’ one-day workshop in Sydney recently and received an in-depth baptism into the MUSE storytelling process. It was almost eight hours very well spent and I would strongly recommend it to anyone interested in getting to grips with powerful, emotive…