Archive for the ‘Video’ Category

Oct
30
2014

Vintage vs Anamorphic Lens Test

We haven't done a lot of posts on Anamorphic lenses in a while but I found this video to be interesting. Anyone that has done any amount of research knows just how desirable the Iscorama Anamorphic lenses are. The problem is they are VERY expensive…
Oct
30
2014

Magic Lantern, Filtration and Lighting Equals Cinematic Goodness

OK here is a simple video that packs a lot of good lessons for everyone into a short timeframe. Here is the rundown for the things you should pay attention to when watching.[adrotate group="6"] - Just how good the Canon 5D Mark III footage looks…
Oct
29
2014

Is a New Jar Jar Binks in Our Future?

Have you ever met Ed? If you haven't you should check out the following video. Ed isn't real. He is completely computer generated. I have mixed feelings about the mass "overuse" of CGI in films theses days. [adrotate group="6"] I especially have not been a…
Oct
29
2014

How Can You Miniatures In Camera To Create Forced Perspective Videos

Anyone who has taken any of my training courses knows just how much I am a fan of forced perspective. Joey Shanks from Shanks FX on YouTube sent us this great video talking about what you need to know when shooting a forced perspective shot.[adrotate…
Oct
29
2014

Breaking Gravity: Matrix Meets Street Mojo

When was the last time you watched a short and thought “how did they do that?” and then: “how did they do THAT?” Cinematographer and planet5D reader Marc Donahue turned us on to his mash-up of breakdancing, [adrotate group="6"]gymnastics, parkour, and camera technique with his…
Oct
28
2014

When Looking Into 3D LUTs, Consider Yielding to ImpulZ

Photographing in color has been possible about as long as photography itself with the first attempts being made around 1850. The science of color photography as we know it has existed since Kodachrome was released to the public in 1935. That is almost 80 years…
Oct
28
2014

Green Screen vs Front Screen Projection

How many of you have said that you will never need to use math in real life after you finished school? If you have made it this far without using all that "useless" math skills, then it's time to reach deep into your memory and recall…
Oct
27
2014

Anura: Pocket Drone for the Masses on Kickstarter

Karl Marx wasn’t thinking about the Anura pocket drone when he penned Das Kapital and waxed poetic about the means of production, but hey: it’s kind of cool. And maybe a little creepy. I’m not sure whether to be excited or mortified, [adrotate group="6"]but clearly the…
Oct
23
2014

Beachtek Puts Panasonic GH4 Audio to the Test, Is Suitably Impressed

When new owners of the Panasonic GH4 in the US reported audio buzzing problems earlier this year, fear and doubt arose about this otherwise remarkable camera’s audio recording capabilities. Would GH4 owners be dogged with that most common failing of indie movies, mediocre audio?[adrotate group="6"] Turns…
Oct
21
2014

4k Video Now or Later? New FREE ebook

We're all wondering whether we should be shooting 4k Video and there are a huge number of reasons both for and against shooting in 4k. So, several months ago (just as I was getting hit with kidney stones - which put me off of [adrotate…