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The 124th anniversary of Charlie Chaplin's birthday was yesterday, and the date represents both the birth of a man and the birth of a cultural icon. Perhaps the biggest of them all. Chaplin made a name for himself during the early years of cinema where silent films had a natural global appeal and became a worldwide name as an actor, producer, writer and director.
We, of course, live in color. But the world that early Hollywood presented was almost exclusively black and white. Chelsea-born Herbert Kalmus, his college buddy Daniel Comstock and gadget guru Burton Westcott wanted to change that. So in 1915 they launched a company, Technicolor, to do just that.
Steven Sasson in 1973, the year he started working at Eastman Kodak. Imagine a world where photography is a slow process that is impossible to master without years of study or apprenticeship. A world without iPhones or Instagram, where one company reigned supreme.
It is with great pleasure that I give you my Moving Timelapse Mantra, a collection of my best time-lapse work and my thoughts on the subject of creativity & the way I choose to live my life. If you are moved by my message please share with others. I am most grateful for this and I sincerely hope to see all of you on my journey!This film was shot using HDR techniques, a custom-built motion control system, Canon 5D MKII, Gopro & DJI Phantom quadcopter in UK, France, Spain, Italy, USA, Thailand, Zambia & South Africa.If you have any suggestions for awesome time-lapse
If you're one of those people who reads internet editorials about film and filmmaking (and let's face it, the fact that you're reading this right now is a good indication that you are), then you've undoubtedly heard somebody lament that computer generated imagery is destroying everything sacred about the moving image medium.
Attorneys for suing filmmakers uncover a blurry version of an 88-year-old book in the files of Warner/Chappell. That leads to another serendipitous discovery.
Who? Over his extraordinary 40-year career, Brazilian-born photographer Sebastião Salgado has crossed continents, from native South America to Africa and Eastern Europe, silently documenting the lives of the people he met. A trained economist, Salgado turned to photography after relocating to Paris in the 1970s.
At NAB, Canon showed a prototype HDR 4K monitor. That led to some questions for Mr. Shinichi Yamato, head of the Display Product Business Unit of Canon Inc, Japan (above), and Mr. Hitoshi Doi, Future Product & Solution Group at Canon U.S.A.
A great article for the lens geek over at LensRentals.com, Roger and OLAF discussion copy variance between 50mm SLR lenses. Last week we posted an introductory article on how we measure copy-to-copy
GoPro Hero4 Session Overview Announced on 2015-07-06 - the GoPro Hero4 Session has good and bad features. Smaller and lighter but is it worth it? Read our planet5D introduction story! Courtesy B&H - Hero4 Session orders taken starting July 12! Weighing just 2.63 ounces, the HERO4 Session from GoPro is 50% smaller and 40% lighter than previous HERO4 models.
A collection of the various clips, effects, and composites of many Shanks FX episodes. Set it to loop and play it in the background at parties and when you h...
Why are there two versions of the same camera, and what is the 'cancellation filter' in the 5DS R?
AWN had a great interview with Scott Ross, the founder and former CEO & chairman of Digital Domain, about the current state of the VFX industry. Have a look at the interview below. Part 1 Part ...
planetMitch note: Lots of great snippets and quotes in this story about filmmaking!
Along with the Full 1080p resolution, 3D LUTs support and HDMI/SDI cross conversion now the iPhone sized monitors get a customisable Waveform, Audio Meter and Anamorphic De-sqweeze as part of the newly released free firmware update 1.0.
One of our readers asked: “Can you make money with digital distribution?” “As a filmmaker, I would like to make a living making movies. There is all this talk about selling movies online, but I can...
It was destined to happen in this lawsuit happy world, and now, Corey Ann is facing an impending lawsuit from someone she called out on the site.
As if air travel hasn't become more than enough hassle, for us photographers, it may be about to get worse.
planetMitch note: while admittedly not about filmmaking or photography, it is about doing more with your time in life!
"I admit I stole this title. Part of being productive is to piggyback on the shoulders of greatness."
If you're considering and in the market for a new external drive, I highly suggest an SSD for photo work, and Samsung's T1 should catch your attention and maybe what you're looking for.
planetMitch note: Read this awesome story by vincent...
Project AIR workflow from Vincent Laforet on Vimeo. For many of us, workflow is the least "sexy" part of any photo or video project. That is until you find yourself waiting forever for a copy to finish as those minutes and hours eat into the few hours of sleep you will get that night/morning...
Finally learn how to really use your DSLR camera
planetMitch note: If true, this is indeed fantastic news!!!
Sony Artisan Thibault Roland had a chance to interview a top engineer from the A7R II project at Sony. The interview is mostly a rehash of all the features in what appears to be a very good camera
Interview with JACOB COONEY
Language warning. Advice to graduating artists... "your F'd"