Music video shot with a Canon XH A1, 7D, 5D, and 60D. Yes, four different cameras. We illuminated the set with shiny boards only.
Acclaimed Cinematographer Adam Kimmel Arrested:
A complete TV series shooting with Canon 7D in my country (YEMEN) , I played a role of a cinematographer using canon 7d , and shooting for more than 60 hours on only one 7d camera , shooting for 28 days , after we finish , editing is another story ...
Every summer, I pick one or two films I can't wait to see. Some of them are conventional blockbuster choices (Transformers, Star Trek) and others are guaranteed to deliver (Dark Knight, etc.). The obvious choice for this summer is Chris Nolan's new epic "Inception". But if you're interested in an indie-epic all its own, check out "Animal Kingdom", directed by David Michod. The early Scorsese-esque fan favorite at Sundance (and Dramatic winner) has some of the best looking stuff I've seen in a...
Day for Night courtesy of Videomaker.com
I filmed this before moving over to HD so I'm afraid this isn't as high of quality as other videos posted here. I was trying to capture the intensity and destruction of a storm and also how nature always makes a comeback.
Shrink down the magic kingdom is this amazing clip.
Check out these stills from my latest shoot: GoldenBox. Dir. Matt MacDonald.
Lozzless demonstrates how to make a diy cheap macro lens with working aperture for his Canon 5D Mark II, coined the "SuperMacro".
This is a video interview how the movie star C. Hemsworth was able to gain a dramatic muscle gain for the movie Thor. just in case you did not see the movie, the actor speaks about his character in the movie and how muscular he needed to be so he can play his role in the movie.
Mike from thesubstream's "Film Lab" have some tips regarding a few in-camera trick shots, specifically... the dolly zoom.
Shot and Edited by Zach Goldstein
Color Correction: Put Your Best Foot Forward via Hurlbut Visuals
I watched Michael Mann's "Public Enemies" (DP: Dante Spinotti) last night for the first time and was struck by a very unconventional, yet effective (I think), cut. In the opening sequence (video below), Dillinger is driven up to the entrance of a prison and escorted out of the car. The scene is established in a long lens medium wide shot (probably 200mm from 150' away...Note: standard 35mm dimensions, not 2/3"). After a few steps/seconds, it cuts to a wide angle lens closeup (24-2mm from with...
Can't help but love that visual, who knows how much longer this possibility will be around. The film gets jammed in the gate, the intense heat of the bulb begins to melt the celluloid.
The Job Board is a weekly entry of the most ridiculous Cinematography related jobs posted online. Note: This posting was from a year ago.
Panolapse is a simple and easy way to add rotational panning motion to timelapse videos. Video: .
Below, the latest from Cyriak Harris. This one's called Baaa, and it's just as mystifyingly odd as Cyriak's past work. Lamb conveyor belt? Multiplying ovine spewing from a gaping, undefined sheep orifice? You will never look at the ovine race the same way.
A friend of mine sent this site to me a year ago. And if it were updated more often, it'd be my home page. Designer/Developer Jarred Bishop curates this jaw-dropping collection of epic-light photos. Seriously, a lot of these photos look like stills from the most visually important films you've never seen. Here's a smattering: Light Boner
Here is a quite extensive build description with hundreds of photo steps.
Zeiss recently debuted their Compact Prime Lens set at NAB. The best part: no mount modifications or adapters necessary! Zacuto has done one better with their new DSLR Baseplate system. Previous rigs had unwanted play when using the follow focus. "Zacuto’s new DSLR Baseplate System, debuting at the NAB show in Vegas, mounts to the camera and lens using the standard 1/4 20” screw and ¼ 20 lens support, which gives you two mounting points for rock solid support to the camera & attached prim...
Check out these videos by P+S Technik, they are very informative about setup and the basics for using these unique type of dollies.
Adjust the convergence while your 3D camera is on a boom. Then watch on a Panasonic Bt-3DL2550 - 3D monitor to see if your convergence is correct. Panasonic introduced the new BT-3DL2550, a 25.5-inch 3D LCD production monitor with full 1920 x 1200 resolution. The BT-3DL2550 provides 3D display with true-to-life color in a durable, production-tough LCD panel package. Use special glasses to view the display in 3D, great for setting up shots while on the set.NAB 20210NA
In this 3 part series, we show you what exactly the Manfrotto Fig Rig is, how to use it and a super cool compact lighting package that will help all of you DIY filmmakers. It's super easy and will make your DSLR films look awesome. Check it out and let us know what you think!
For all of you DIY filmmakers out there, our friends at William F. Whites interactive have recently launched this SUPER handy tool is guide to all their gear that includes diagrams and specs to make your lives easier. In this How To video, Bruce Dale of Whites shows you what it is and how to use it:
There are plenty of ways to create decent looking special effects on a budget. You can use basic, inexpensive materials to make ground explosions or realistic looking alien landscapes. But nothing says Hollywood quite like your own green screen.
Charles Bukowski's Nirvana revolves around a young man traveling to an undetermined destination, questioning his purpose in the world. Along the young man's aimless journey, he encounters a moment in time at a charming diner. In just that moment something is awakened inside of him, but even with a sense of purpose, sadness follows. "Nirvana" is a melancholy postcard from memories long past.
Hi, I'm excited to share with you a professional android application for Photographers and cinematographers called "SunPhos" helps users to get lucky with sunlight and enhancing their photographs' quality and sensation through predicting the location of the sun before the photo shoot.
My brother and cousin produced, shot, and edited this music video for the band Ten Man Push. I'm trying to get them to produce a short how to video on some of the techniques they used. Anyone interested?
I entered the 2009 Crash the Superbowl Contest with this entry. It was a tremendous amount of fun to make. The fractal dorito was made from about 75 lbs worth of tortilla chips (about 12000 chips total) and was 64 ft on a side.
More than often, lawyer commercials tend to be the butt of many jokes. Fact is many lawyer commercials are just plain awful. Is it because the style is heavily commercialized? Is it because the end product is what the client wants? Or is it a combination of two factors-- the client does not know what s/he wants and the producer is afraid to explore possibilities outside of the "parameters" (for fear of being sued)? What if someone had balls to explore the possibilities?
There was a fantastic compilation of best film moments shown at the Oscars in the late 1980's or so. I had thought it was an ASC or ISC production. As I recall it was set to music and both opened and closed with short segments from Citizen Kane, then proceeded to several hundred other short items more or less grouped by topic (falls, laughter, kisses, etc). It had a title something like Precious Moments or Precious Images or something like that about 5-6 minutes long and really excellent. If ...
Watch this beautifully shot film and try to guess what the product is.
Here is a great tutorial on creating stunning moving timelapse shots with this relatively inexpensive piece of equipment.
Legendary rap-rock-electronica crossover pioneers Senser celebrate the release of their slamming new single, “2, 3, Clear” with a video competition open to all budding video creators! The winning entry will receive great exposure on many top music websites and TV, and the winner will receive a copy of the awesome Magic Bullet Looks plug-in set worth $400, plus some sexy Senser merchandise.