Nov12th

Vincent LaForet’s Directing Motion DVD Set According to D4Darious

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
“F**k*** Awesome Sauce” as D4Darious says, pretty much covers it. The review of Vincent LaForet's Directing Motion class is entertaining; the DVD set worthwhile. Get thee to it if you’re…
Nov11th

The X-Series Filters: Kickstarter Project of the Week

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Incremental improvement: most of the time, this is the bedrock of innovation. This week, we present Photography Breakthrough’s X-Series ND and UV traction filters Kickstarter campaign.[adrotate group="6"] Kickstarter is a…
Nov11th

LUTs & the Film Look – The Why & the How

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
Three-dimensional look up tables – 3D LUTs – have become embedded in the post-production process now and don’t look like going away any time soon. LUTs emulating analog classic film…
Nov11th

Sherif Mokbel’s Guerrilla Short “Without You” with Case Study, BTS and Grading for His GH4 Footage

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
Dubai-based photographer, director and DP Sherif Mokbel was one of the first in the world to try out a pre-production Panasonic Lumix GH4, sharing his insights back in early May.…
Nov10th

“How to Light an Interview” Free Webcast Tuesday November 11th!

Posted By Barry Andersson
Lighting interviews are one of the most common things that all video content creators are asked to do.[adrotate group="6"] Join me for a free webcast on How to Light an…
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…
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…
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"]…
Nov8th

How a DP Breaks 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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…

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