Archive for the ‘Other’ Category

Mar
2
2015

$200,000 Worth of Prizes? Holy My RØDE Reel 2015 Short Film Competition!

Last year’s inaugural My RØDE Reel competition brought in over 1,000 entries from almost 80 countries. This year, the pot has been dramatically sweetened, making My RØDE Reel 2015  the coolest candy store of motivation for filmmakers out there. [adrotate group="6"] Somebody’s got to win…
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Mar
2
2015

KitSentry Kickstarter Campaign for Massive Breakthrough in Camera Gear Security, Peace of Mind

High-end on-location camera bag maker f-stop gear has kicked-off KitSentry, a new concept in smart, secure camera bags, and has announced a KickStarter campaign to fund this exciting project.[adrotate group="6"] I can count on the fingers of two hands the times my film and photography…
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Mar
2
2015

Sony Strategy for Next 3 Years: Big, Hairy and Audacious

Sony faces real financial challenges, but their latest mid-term strategy report indicates that they are coming out swinging – which is good news for digital filmmakers like us. I’m excited. OK, let’s get to the proverbial bottom line: Sony lost money last year, big time.[adrotate…
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Feb
28
2015

I Wanna New Sit Stand Desk (With Apologies to Huey Lewis and The News)

It's been less than 10 months since I thought I was being rather clever by buying an IKEA table for my "edit suite," but sometimes you do get what you pay for -- and I paid less than $70 for the Linnmon/Adils Table. Time to…
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Feb
27
2015

eMotimo Cart: Dynamic Camera Motion You Can’t Get with Sliders or Jibs

If you haven’t done so recently, watch Hitchcock’s TO CATCH A THIEF and notice how little dynamic camera motion he actually used -- yet still told a great story. Now take a look at the eMotimo Cart intro, and see once again just what incredible…
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Feb
26
2015

“DSLR Top Features” Survey Reveals Canon’s (and Others’) Challenges

We like asking Kickstarter entrepreneurs what kind of market research they do when planning new products, and that got us thinking about the process used by the big boys – and our own recent survey on DSLR top features. [adrotate group="6"] Back in September we…
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Feb
26
2015

Academy of Storytellers: Pearls of Filmmaking Wisdom via Web Shorts

We interviewed two of the principals of Story & Heart last year and came away convinced that they were nice, smart, creative, thoughtful,  nice, knowledgeable, low-key, nice, entrepreneurial, and, uh... nice. In the six months since we last spoke, they’ve evolved their model beyond the…
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Feb
26
2015

Sony: Who Doesn’t Love a Turnaround Story?

Sony is dominating mirrorless sales in Japan. If you want to assume that they are going to focus on their mirrorless E- and FE-mount product lines (and you don’t want to simply take them at their word), their market share numbers in Japan represent another set of data…
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Feb
25
2015

Game-Changer? Color Finale: Industry Standard Grading Tools Inside FCP X

Color Grading Central releases Color Finale, a plugin that will make people think twice about going outside of Apple’s NLE for more sophisticated color grading alternatives. planet5D discount! We're stoked to have arranged a $20 discount for planet5D readers (regular price is $99) -- but this offer expires…
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Feb
25
2015

Free Affinity Photo Beta Updated to Include Raw Photo Processing — Try it Out Now!

The latest free beta of fully-featured professional photo editing application Affinity Photo adds raw file processing and is now available for download. I am trying it out right now and I like what I see. And you can’t argue with free! [adrotate group="6"] Serif (Europe)…
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