Archive for the ‘Vendors’ Category

Apr
6
2015

Julien Boulanger Uses MyMyk SmartMyk & SmartLynk System to Shoot Amazing Wooden Monocoque Bicycle

Australian independent movie microphone company MyMyk shows that good things do come in small packages with its MyMyk shotgun microphone and SmartLynk compact integrated audio workstation system.[adrotate group="6"] Last year, photographer/cinematographer Julien Boulanger of Bereflex proved that a small mic package connected to an iPhone can…
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Apr
3
2015

Wherefore Art Thou, Kodak? A Cautionary Tale

Once the global, high-tech titan of the photographic industry when “leader” actually meant something and photography was new, Kodak is now a cautionary tale of what happens when leaders squander their success by trying to protect profits at the expense of innovation.[adrotate group="6"] “Those who…
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Apr
1
2015

SteadiKid Becomes the New BabyCam for Small Form-Factor Cameras by MiniMotions, Inc.

It seems that the ground-breaking SteadiKid carrier inspired by the motion picture industry has taken a real-life turn for the next revolution in indie filmmaking. MiniMotions is the brainchild of George Miliotis, director of popular movies such as Mad Mel.[adrotate group="6"] In case you haven't…
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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
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
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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Mar
17
2015

Rotolight NEO Delivers Knock-Out Light by Golden Gate Bridge

In this short installment of our Derek Zoolander-inspired, occasional series entitled “Ridiculously Good-Looking,” we bring you the ultra-high CRI, bi-color, adjustable, on-camera LED ring light called the Rotolight NEO. The new light looks interesting, as does the company: based at Pinewood Studios in the UK, Rotolight…
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