May27th

Live interview archive online: Benjamin Eckstein

Posted By planetmitch
Well, this is certainly a learning process I'm afraid. During our chat with Benjamin Eckstein, we had some technical difficulties tonight and planetMitch made some mistakes during the broadcast. And…
May25th

This Thursday on the Event Calendar: planet5D live interview with Benjamin Eckstein

Posted By planetmitch
This coming Thursday, we'll be chatting live with Benjamin Eckstein. He was one of the organizers of the All In Film charity fundraisers at the NAB conference and, he's part…
May25th

“Youth from Vienna” – a new Canon EOS 7D short

Posted By planetmitch
We were contacted by Greg Thomas a few days ago about this new short he's done as his senior project - a remake of Orson Well's "Fountain of Youth". He…
May24th

New Canon EOS 5D Mark II firmware 2.0.7 released

Posted By planetmitch
Canon has released firmware version 2.0.7 for the Canon EOS 5D Mark II. You can find the download on this Canon Japan site. My thanks to @zackmctee for the tip!…
May23rd

Live Interview Archive: Jem Schofield

Posted By planetmitch
Here's the archive of tonight's chat with Jem Schofield. He's putting on the 'filmmaker's intensive' workshop in June and produces a daily show he calls "Gearbox" on his site, theC47.com.…
May23rd

One way to remove sensor dust in video

Posted By planetmitch
There's nothing worse than getting your cool new video up on the computer than finding sensor dust (ok, there are many worse things in life, but you get my point).…
May22nd

New trends in motion photography: Moving Portraits and Vertical Video

Posted By planetmitch
New HDSLR cameras (like the Canon EOS 5D Mark II) as well as new playback devices like the iPad and digital picture frames are allowing people to think outside the…
May21st

Awesome Canon EOS 5D Mark II Space Shuttle timelapse

Posted By planetmitch
I've always been a space program junkie - ever since I was a little kid watching the Apollo moon landings, and now that the Shuttle program is winding down, @tylerginter…
May20th

New on the Event Calendar: the filmmaker’s intensive

Posted By planetmitch
I just mentioned the upcoming live interview with Jem Schofield and in that post mentioned he has some new training coming up in June... well, if you act now and…
May20th

New on the Event Calendar: planet5D live interview with Jem Schofield

Posted By planetmitch
Many of you may have seen my tweet about it earlier, but I had a great chat today with Jem Schofield about a ton of different subjects surrounding the "HDSLR"…
May20th

Helping others thru our photography via Kiva.org

Posted By planetmitch
UPDATE: This was originally published on Aug 9, 2009. Since then, we've increased our loan value thanks to you! In this time of need all around the world, planet5D urges…
May19th

Gizmodo gives glowing review for the Canon Rebel T2i/550D calling it the ideal first DSLR

Posted By planetmitch
Gizmodo today released a report on the Canon Rebel T2i/550D and were bold in saying "This Should Be Your First DSLR" right at the top - they really love this…
May19th

The Westdoc Conference for documentary and reality filmmakers Sept 13-15

Posted By planetmitch
For those of you documentary and reality filmmakers, we've just found out about this conference that you need to know about! The Westdoc Conference for Documentary and Reality Filmmakers will…
May19th

Wall-E filmed with the Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Posted By planetmitch
Sorry, that's a bit of a stretch title, we were just having a bit of fun with this movie... it isn't the real Wall-e, but a toy version of the…
May18th

Genus and Manfrotto form Strategic Partnership

Posted By planetmitch
Friends of planet5D, Genus (the guys who make great matte boxes and other cool stuff) sent us this PR today about a new partnership they have with Manfrotto here in…
May17th

Second Behind The Scenes from “The Last 3 Minutes”

Posted By planetmitch
Shane Hurlbut has posted the second of three behind the scenes movies from their making of the short "The Last 3 Minutes"... This episode was from the "Vietnam sequence" from…

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