Archive for the ‘Video’ Category

Nov
24
2014

Remember It’s Still About Story and Character

If you spent any time studying the origins of the film industry you know just how much vaudeville influenced much of early films.  Storytelling has been passed from genre to genre since the beginning of time. We cannot really understand what works best on audiences without…
Nov
24
2014

Australian DP Anthony Jennings Shoots Romance Feature ‘Love Is Now’ on Nikon D810 DSLR

Love is Now, the first Australian feature film to be shot on DSLR cameras, is about to hit the cinemas early December and Lexy Savvides of CNET’s Sydney office interviewed cinematographer Anthony Jennings about how he did it.[adrotate group="6"] Shooting a feature film on a…
Nov
22
2014

How to Make People Feel Comfortable In Front of a Camera (With Science)

I ran across this video and I thought it is worth a watch. One of the main things we all shoot, regardless of our market or genre, is people. Whether or not you are working with actors, a professional spokesperson or “non-talent” talent, those that aren't used to…
Nov
21
2014

Drones Finally Legal for Filmmakers (Sort of)

We all know that drones are becoming almost omnipresent (and in the case of my Facebook feed every other post) and it seems like everyone now has a drone of some size they are trying to learn how to fly. You now have permission (sort…
Nov
20
2014

FilmConvert Showcases Winners of Its Cinematography Competition 2014

New Zealand-based film emulation software maker FilmConvert is showcasing the winners of its Cinematography Competition 2014 and what a list of awardees it is! Rather than just the usual first, second and third places, FilmConvert has added an extra third to make a total of…
Nov
19
2014

Amazing! – Aurora Borealis shot at ISO 25600 with Sony A7S

Sony’s low pixel-count, large photosite-equipped little A7S full-frame mirrorless camera continues to amaze with impressive results shooting under once impossibly high ISOs. Anders Mildestveit used his A7S equipped with a Rokinon 24mm T1.5 ciné lens to shoot the Aurora Borealis in Tromsø, Norway, recently and…
Nov
14
2014

Win a DitoGear™ T’rantula GO slider worth over $1,800 on planet5D!

We're giving away another awesome product - the T’rantula GO from DitoGear - which is valued at over $1,800! We're thrilled to be able to offer you this great prize - but you've got to help us spread the word.[adrotate group="6"] For the occasion of…
Nov
14
2014

Hands-on Review: Aputure Amaran HR672C

The speed with which innovation and high function are trickling down to lower price points is astonishing. Case in point: the Amaran HR672.[adrotate group="6"] It was only a month ago that I was blown away by a set of LED 1x1’s, yet here I am…
Nov
13
2014

First Look: Syrp Genie and Magic Carpet Slider

What’s the first piece of gear many of us get once we decide to add motion to our shots? A slider. What’s the second piece of gear we’d like to get but often can’t afford? A motion controller. [adrotate group="6"]Syrp offers moderately priced examples of…
Nov
12
2014

Blackmagic URSA: “It’s a Monster” – and Better than a RED Scarlet?

How many times does Corey over at Faymus Media call the Blackmagic URSA “a monster?” We dare you to watch the video and post your answers below -- and then answer this question: does it matter?[adrotate group="6"] You already know that we think Blackmagic is…