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Jul
24
2015

Introducing axle Cam! Freedom is in the Organization

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…
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Jul
21
2015

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

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…
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Jul
19
2015

Rocket Rooster Monochrome LUTs: Rediscover the Pleasures of Shooting in Black & White

I recently received a 20-strong collection of black-and-white 3D LUTs from movie software maker Rocket Rooster. It was the night before a quick trip into the city, the weather forecast was cold, wet and miserable and so I visualized shooting some equally dismal-looking footage. Little…
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Jun
25
2015

The GoPro of Audio has arrived! Meet the revolutionary Instamic!

As a filmmaker we have nearly endless tools to capture video in almost any environment. The time has come to acknowledge the importance of audio in these same environments. Instamic is the new groundbreaking audio recorder that claims to do for audio what GoPro did…
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Jun
7
2015

Just HOURS to Be Blown Away + MUSE Excerpt: Process for Better Storytelling

(planetMitch note... yes, we’ve had a lot of coverage and even popups about MUSE, but Hugh was so excited after watching the first bits of his MUSE training that he desperately wanted to get this update out just in case you wanted to get in…
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Jun
3
2015

Urgent! 24 hours Left for Steep Pilot Discount on Stillmotion’s MUSE

The Emmy award-winning team behind MUSE – a storytelling process designed primarily for event filmmakers which launches this week – is a fascinating paradox: incredibly nice yet incredibly driven; eminently approachable yet deeply intellectual; equal parts left-brained and right-brained; masters of storytelling yet masters of…
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May
11
2015

Going Batty Over Zeiss Batis Full Frame Lenses for Sony e-Mount

I loved the Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM  [B&H | Amazon] wide open on my Sony a6000 [B&H | Amazon] courtesy of the Commlite EF>NEX adapter, and I got a jones for the Sigma Art 24mm f/1.4 [B&H | Amazon] as soon as I…
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Apr
30
2015

Photographic Lighting Worksop with Jason Lanier for Rotolight at Pinewood Studios, UK, May 13

With the release imminent of Rotolight’s groundbreaking new camera-mounted or stand-mounted LED light the Neo, what better way to try one out than at a photographic lighting workshop at the famous Pinewood Studios in the UK, where Rotolight itself is located? While there you’ll also…
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Apr
15
2015

NAB 2015: Atomos Allies with Videogram to Create ‘Atomos Videogram’, Pro Video Platform of the Future

Atomos has announced its alliance with multi-platform online video solutions provider Cinemacraft to create “The Future of Pro Content Delivery and Promotion”. This ambitious undertaking, to be named Atomos Videogram, will turn videographer’s footage into Videograms free of charge.[adrotate group="6"] The free service will be…
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Mar
4
2015

“What Color Is This Dress?” or: “Why I Need To Learn Scopes”

Or even: why I need to stop watching the “news.” AND use a color chart. It started off innocently enough: our 17-year old traipsed down the stairs, laptop in hand, to ask us what we saw. Really? A gold and white dress. But he saw…
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