Nov10th

Lighting Guy Craig “Burnie” Burns Showing How It Is Done via Webcast, Live, Tuesday November 11 in the AM

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
Orange County lighting director, gaffer and grip guy Craig “Burnie” Burns is offering a free, live webcast shot at SoCal’s Oakley Studios on Tuesday November 11 at 8:30am to 11:30am Pacific Standard Time (PST).[adrotate group="6"] So, Gaffer Craig “Burnie” Burns. I am impressed. In Australian…
Nov10th

Stills from 4K: How Many Megapixels Does it Take to Make a Great Wedding Album?

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Wedding photographer and planet5D reader Alexandru has the happy clients to prove it: still captures from 4K video at 9 megapixels can be just as effective as dedicated still camera capture at twice that resolution and more.[adrotate group="6"] Sometimes more is better -- think Ansel…
Nov10th

Sony’s Next Magical Trick: 8K Mirrorless Full Frame Body in 2016

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Yeah, OK, I JUST wrote another post saying that artistry trumps specifications, but holy smokes: Sony is rumored to be working on an 8K mirrorless DSLR-style body for 2016.[adrotate group="6"] So what? I recently dug up a post Ken Rockwell wrote back in 2008 that…
Nov8th

How Does a Cinematographer Break Down a Script?

Posted By Barry Andersson
I spend a lot of time talking to fellow filmmakers and cinematographers discussing movies or commercials and how they were lit. We also discuss what influences us  visually ranging from magazines to the great artists through history. We are all trying to gain inspiration, trigger an idea…
Nov7th

Cinematographer Reed Morano is Against Smooth Motion – Should We Care?

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
By default, high definition television sets – and I assume 4K TVs too – come out of the box set to interpolate motion. On most TVs this setting can be turned off but doing so can be as challenging as setting the clock was on…
Nov7th

Out of this World Time Lapse: “Astronaut – A Journey to Space”

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
We’ve never seen anything like it, and we’re guessing you haven’t either -- a time lapse called “Astronaut, A Journey to Space” so compelling that you have to wonder: “how would I react if I were actually up there?”[adrotate group="6"] I wouldn’t do well, I…
Nov7th

DitoGear Announces New Sliders and a Turntable with 25% Pre-Order Discount

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Not only do they sport industrial-strength looks (and have the specs to back them up), Ditogear’s brand new T’rantula sliders have such a unique design that any other name just wouldn’t have cut it. And their turntable looks pretty darned robust, too.[adrotate group="6"] Well-known for…
Nov6th

Watch Live coverage of the Tech show Engadget Expand with BeTerrific!!

Posted By planetMitch
Our good friend Michael Artsis is taking his BeTerrific.com team to the Engadget Expand Tech Show that runs from November 7th thru the 8th and is doing his usual amazing job broadcasting live.[adrotate group="6"] You probably recognize Michael from our LIVE NAB and Cinegear coverage…
Nov6th

OneZone – A New & Better Exposure System for the Digital Era?

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
Photography industry veteran Bob diNatale has released The Optimum Digital Exposure, his ebook on the OneZone Digital Exposure Method, to bring ETTR know-how to us all. I have just bought a copy. My verdict? Mr diNatale’s book is a must-have.[adrotate group="6"] ETTR is the acronym…
Nov6th

The Feather Camera Crane: Lightweight Travel Jib for Adventure Filmmakers

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
LITE PRO GEAR takes on Kessler’s Pocket Jib Traveler, the Aviator Travel Jib and others with its Feather Camera Crane – and has consistently sold out each manufacturing run for the last 2 years.[adrotate group="6"] It’s usually the third piece of gear film-makers employ to…
Nov5th

First Look: CAME-TV 7800 3-Axis Gimbal Passes “Sophie Test”

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Who doesn’t have MoVI envy? The market is filling up with worthy competitors, but CAME-TV’s 7800 is especially intriguing at an introductory price of $1,298.[adrotate group="6"] We’ve just gotten our hands on their 3-axis gimbal, and while it’s missing a couple of bells and whistles compared…
Nov5th

First Look at Vimazing: Why Should YouTube and Vimeo Get All the Views?

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
There’s a growing recognition that while YouTube and Vimeo are fantastic and have profoundly altered not only the online landscape but TV and movies directly, [adrotate group="6"]there is a more targeted set of audience and creators to be courted. Vimazing is the newest offering in…
Nov5th

Sony a6000 and A7s Enough to Make Professional Nikon Shooter Switch

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
In this video, long-time Nikon fan and professional landscape, portrait, travel, and wedding photographer Jason Lanier explains why he sold off his Nikon gear and switched to Sony, beginning with the a6000. It’s not just about Canon, dear readers.[adrotate group="6"] It’s a pretty straightforward video.…
Nov4th

Canon 5D Mk III and Magic Lantern RAW Strike Again in Short “Paris La Nuit”

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Paris La Nuit is a cool concept commissioned by Adidas Outdoor: bring renowned rock climbers to Paris at night and film them climbing nearby formations reminiscent of specific Parisian landmarks. [adrotate group="6"]That it was done on a Canon 5D Mk III shows once again what…
Nov4th

F&V Introduces Two New Monitors

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Value favorite F&V offers bright, high contrast monitors in 4.3” and 7” versions – but the differences are more than diagonal-deep. The 4.3” SpectraHD 4 boasts a 1280x720 display and can be mated to their magnifying loupe. [adrotate group="6"]It comes with a full set of…
Nov3rd

Two 3D LUT Sets from Look Labs – Adobe CC Complete & SpeedLooks for Editors

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
If I seem to be going 3D LUT crazy lately it is for a very good reason - right now I am learning to use Resolve 11 and in the process am noticing the similarities and differences between color grading movies and enhancing the color…