Archive for the ‘Other’ Category

Mar
31
2015

“We Eat Our Own Dog Food:” planet5D Exclusive Interview with Frame.io

As founder of New York City post-production house Katabatic Digital, Emery Wells and his team first built Frame.io to handle content sharing and collaboration for his own company – but quickly realized there was a market of 10 million other creatives out there who needed…
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Mar
25
2015

Beastgrip Pro and DOF Adapter: Turn Your Smartphone into a Video Beast

How a Ukranian-trained pharmacist came to the U.S. and -- after stints as a Comcast technician, graphic artist and photographer -- ended up a full-time inventor and creator of the Beastgrip Pro, now on Kickstarter. [adrotate group="6"] In the days before the Canon 5D Mark…
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Mar
25
2015

Sound Advice Tour with Academy Award Winner Frank Serafine

MZED has it pretty well sorted: put accessible star practitioners who also happen to be great educators in a room for a full day with enthusiasts and pros eager for “the knowledge” – and then let it rip. Next up is Frank Serafine's Sound Advice…
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Mar
24
2015

Zeiss Touit Lenses on Sale

In a kink in the market, new Zeiss Touit lenses are in some cases selling for less than used ones, due to instant rebates in the neighborhood of 30%.[adrotate group="6"] Seems like every one I know in the business of filmmaking at one point or…
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Mar
24
2015

The Air Shepherd Program: Drones as Tools of Positive Social Change in Saving African Wildlife

In this second installment of our occasional series entitled “Skynet is Coming, Skynet is Coming!” we look at a “Good Terminator” scenario: using drones to protect endangered species in Africa through the Air Shepherd program.[adrotate group="6"] What happens when you mix supercomputers, drones, social conscience…
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Mar
23
2015

Film as a Weapon for Social Change: We Need to Give a S^!t

Is social change important to filmmakers? Gearheads that we are here at planet5D, we were motivated to watch an uber-cool short involving a BACK TO THE FUTURE-style Tesla Model S tooling around Boulder and Denver with projectors popping out of the front and back of…
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Mar
19
2015

No Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Until 2016?

It’s still early days for rumors about a Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, and it’s not really feasible to separate future specs from wish lists at this point. Still, the idea of a late 2015 announcement and 2016 availability for the next generation of the…
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Mar
19
2015

Pixel Film Studios Boosts Storyboarding in Final Cut Pro X with a Great New Corporate Storyboard Plug-in

FCPX plug-ins maker Pixel Film Studios recently released FCPX Storyboard: Corporate, adding to FCPX’s native storyboarding feature. The plug-in adds storyboarding characters suitable for corporate assignments, more appropriate shot types such as over-the-shoulder as well as indoor and outdoor scene elements.[adrotate group="6"] Storyboards created by…
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Mar
18
2015

New Glidecam & Superstar Devin Graham!

We’ve featured Devin Graham on planet5D a bunch of times because he’s doing some great stuff (and he busts his ass to get work - if you haven’t seen his ‘behind the scenes video about how he works, then you don’t know what insane work…
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Mar
17
2015

Frame.io: a Collaborative Platform for Photographers and Filmmakers

“Three years ago my co-founder John and I decided the status quo just wasn't going to cut it anymore so we set out to engineer the future. Along our path we've turned down job opportunities, relationships, [adrotate group="6"]and several acquisition offers by major tech companies…
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