Aug18th

Drone Wars, Episode 2: 3DR Solo vs. DJI Phantom 3

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Welcome to Day 2 of our 5 part series this week entitled “Holy crap, now I need to learn how to do this other thing, too?” -- in which I’m handed two of the hottest drones in town (the 3DR Solo vs. DJI Phantom 3)  just long enough to put them…
Aug18th

Milk and Superheroes! AurumLight Creates NSFW Surreal Portraits and shows you how!

Posted By Bret Hoy
Photography is a hard enough skill to master, but what truly sets apart great photographers from mediocrity is the ability to capture an image and leave people wondering, “How is that possible?” Jaroslav Wieczorkiewicz of AurumLight Studio has accomplished this with his portraits of SuperHeroes…
Aug17th

3DR Solo vs. DJI Phantom 3, Episode 1

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Gimbal envy has been supplanted – or at least supplemented – by drone envy. In the first installment in our 5 part series this week entitled “Holy crap, now I need to learn how to do this other thing, too?” I’m handed two of the hottest…
Aug17th

Virtual...What, Exactly?

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Yeah, OK, it’s not the greatest cover photo Time magazine has ever done (cover subject, Virtual Reality (VR) visionary and Oculus founder Palmer Luckey may have hoped for a different response), and good for Time for taking it all in stride. But that’s quite beside…
Aug16th

Noam Kroll's Verdict After Testing Veydra Primes? Excellent!

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
It seems like we have been waiting forever for Shane Hurlburt to share his tests with Veydra’s Micro Four Thirds cinematic mini primes. Given Mr Hurlburt’s stature as a director of photography in the feature film business, and DSLR moviemaking pioneer, his insights are influential…
Aug15th

Get Excited About Super35 or Full Frame Moviemaking All Over Again. Xeen is Here!

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
We seem to have entered a golden age for affordable cinema lenses right now – first Veydra with its amazing Micro Four Thirds mini primes and now Samyang with its Xeen starter set of three cinema primes for full frame and Super35 moviemaking. The goal…
Aug14th

Does This Sony a7RII Test Footage Keep You On or Kick You Off the Bandwagon?

Posted By Bret Hoy
The Sony a7RII. Ahh, yes. The camera that seems to have absolutely everything the solo photographer/videographer might need and indeed is looking to change the world’s opinion of mirrorless cameras. In many ways what Sony did with the a7RII has already been done, pre-release. What…
Aug14th

An Editing Competition?! EpicMotion Is Searching for the Best Wedding Editor

Posted By Bret Hoy
I’m going to say something that will make lots of videographers, photographers and editors uncomfortable. You can learn a lot by working in the wedding industry. Why? You’re forced to work with clients every week, make snap decisions and there’s no chance of recreating the…
Aug13th

Needing Cinema 4K in Super35? Its’s Almost Here with JVC GY-LS300 Firmware Update.

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
The JVC GY-LS300 ($3,995 at B&H) Micro Four Thirds mount 4K camcorder with Super35 sensor looked promising way back in February this year when it was announced at NAB 2015, but as with most first-of-its-kind releases, there were gaps in the information available and the first…
Aug12th

Drone 1, Fishing Rod 0

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
A week ago, the internet was abuzz about a guy in Kentucky who downed his neighbor’s drone with a shotgun blast. This week, it’s a guy in California who tried to do the same thing with a fishing rod. It’s kind of funny, but also…not…
Aug12th

Free! Metabones 1.7 Adds Autofocus to EF-M43 Smart Adapters Too.

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
When lens adapter maker par excellence Metabones recently announced version 1.7 of its firmware, the news spread like wildfire across the interwebs. Metabones Canon EF to Micro Four Thirds Speed Boosters, most sites reported, would be getting autofocus alongside their existing support of in-lens image…
Aug12th

Sony Ready to Take on Apple, Samsung with New Smartphone?

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
What can we glean from Sony’s new 13MP smartphone, the Xperia C5 Ultra? Is it that with a pair of 13 megapixel cameras front and back – and the fact that Sony supplies the sensor inside Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus – a…
Aug11th

Why I May Have to Leave FCP X for Resolve 12, Episode 1

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
In the first in our new series “Why I May Have to Switch to DaVinci Resolve 12,” I share my first glint of recognition when Blackmagic guys go on and on about their “workflow features:” all it takes is a single click to render a…
Aug11th

Challenge Yourself! Make a Film In 60 Hours (or less) And Win Big Prizes

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
The Colchester Film Festival offers you a 60 hour film challenge: you’re given a title, a line of dialogue and a prop -- and then you have two and a half days to produce a short (five minutes max). Entry is free, judges are top-notch,…
Aug10th

LookLabs Reveals the Cinematic Inspirations for Its Amazing SpeedLooks 3D LUTs

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
With 3D LUTs – Look Up Tables – becoming so established in the cinematography, movie editing and color grading landscape in recent years, the facts about the origins and nature of LUTs themselves run the risk of being forgotten or misunderstood. Cinematographer Matt Allard of…
Aug10th

Sony QX1, Hero4 Session, Palette interface and more on DSLR FILM NOOB Podcast

Posted By planetMitch
Via Deejay Scharton @DSLR Film Noob: Mitch from planet5D.com joins me to discuss the Sony QX1, Hero4 Session, Palette interface, and more. You can find the show notes here. You can find the show on itunes here, Soundcloud, or under the podcast tab above. You…

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