Archive for the ‘Video’ Category

Dec
19
2014

James Coulson Shoots Short Documentary Series ‘Other America’ Guerilla-Style with Canon 7D and Zoom H4n

James Coulson’s Other America is a 12-part series of short but pithy movie snapshots made during a road trip across some of the more out-of-the-way parts of the lower 48 states. Traveling self-funded and solo, it was his chance to see the America that rarely if…
Dec
18
2014

Doco Director Yvonne Russo Won’t Use Crowdfunding Again and Here’s Why

Independent Producer/Director Yvonne Russo is shooting Viva Verdi!, a documentary about musicians living and teaching at Casa Di Riposo per Musicisti in Milan, the home built by Giuseppe Verdi in 1896. After crowdfunding the production, Ms Russo has declared she will never use crowdfunding again.…
Dec
17
2014

Atomos Ninja Star Review

planet5D reader Frank Rohmer takes a hands-on look at the Atomos Ninja Star connected to the new Canon 7D Mk II. You know we like the folks over at Atomos, and in fact reviewed the Ninja Star ourselves back in October. [adrotate group="6"] Our takeaway?…
Dec
11
2014

Canon 7D Mark II Review: Game Changer for Events & Sports?

planet5D reader Frank Rohmer gives us his demo/review of the Canon 7D Mk II on YouTube, and he likes it. Frank has been shooting with Canon gear for about five years, and he’s really chuffed about the new Canon 7D Mk II. The “deal maker”…
Dec
10
2014

Monopods rock! So how does the MogoPod Monopod compare to market leaders?

I love monopods! So how does the Mogopod Monopod fit in with my photography and video needs? Monopods are supposed to make your life as a filmmaker or a photographer much easier so that you can be portable and yet still have some very good…
Dec
9
2014

Are there enough women in film? Shane Hurlbut says NO!

Hollywood feature film director of photography Shane Hurlburt has announced that he and partner Lydia are developing HVFFM. No it’s not an acronym for a medical condition too awful to speak its name. HVFFM stands for Hurlburt Visuals Female Filmmaker Mentorship and it is set to launch in…
Dec
8
2014

Filming a LED Light Suit at Night

Most creative people are always looking to find a new way of showing something that everyone has seen before. When I ran across this video I can say I never had seen anything like it before. I have seen numerous extreme downhill skiing videos in…
Dec
8
2014

Zoom Lens for GoPro?

I have a love hate relationship with GoPro cameras. I have to use them on more and more of the productions I am on and in some cases they are exactly what I need and other times I loath having to use them. One of…
Dec
1
2014

Breathtaking New Time-Lapse Short WANDERMENT with 3D Printed MoCo Dolly

Doug Urquhart at Upthink produces another brilliant time-lapse short film -- and does it with a 3D printed motion control dolly. Smack! Jaw dropping landscapes; gobsmackingly smooth motion control and exposure across day and night (above AND below the water line); and perfectly timed and…
Dec
1
2014

Cyber Monday Specials from SmallHD, DSLR Solutions, f-stop and HUGE T5i discount

Sometimes it really is worth waiting for Cyber Monday. Case in point: SmallHD’s site-wide sale today only, with discounts from 10-30%. After reviewing their AC-7 OLED, I can attest to the fact that SmallHD makes some great field monitors. The AC7-OLED-SDI is on sale for…