Here is a quite extensive build description with hundreds of photo steps.
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.
Music video shot with a Canon XH A1, 7D, 5D, and 60D. Yes, four different cameras. We illuminated the set with shiny boards only.
I'm really glad someone finally wrote this article. Todd Miro @ Into The Abyss details the teal and orange look that's pervading mainstream and independent films. In essence, because orange is the color that is the closest to skin tone, DI colorists are forcing its complementary color - teal - into the image. It's a simple trick that, when used subtly, can create color contrast and really pop an image. Unfortunately, more often than not, actors look like Snooki's cousin and trees and shadows ...
Acclaimed Cinematographer Adam Kimmel Arrested:
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
Both on and off the set, the Gaffer or Chief Lighting Technician is one of the most important positions around. Though the average movie goer most likely has no idea the job even exists, they probably don't know what 99% of the other crew is/does either.
Lozzless demonstrates how to make a diy cheap macro lens with working aperture for his Canon 5D Mark II, coined the "SuperMacro".
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.
I'm particularly interested in his point about 3D being darker. I saw Avatar in 3D with 2 different projection systems: RealD 3D and 3D at the Arclight Dome. Both times, throughout the film, I snuck a peak over my glasses and saw the colors and exposure at the saturation and brightness I thought the DP (haha) intended. It looked beautiful. The colors were more saturated and I could see important story information in the shadows. When you're losing over a stop of light transmission through tho...
Day for Night courtesy of Videomaker.com
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.
Tabb Firchau over at FreeFlyCinema.com just released some new footage shot with his remote controlled helicopter and its awesome.
Todd Cole directed this beautifully shot (DP Matthew Lloyd) and art directed preview of the Rodarte Spring '11 line. The visual execution of this ostensibly simple concept is flawless; there are no extraneous colors whatsoever. Clarity of vision and preproduction certainly paid off.
Thanks go out to Philip Bloom
The visual style of this trailer looks like not only the amalgamation, but also the perfection, of all the great visual pieces that have been popping up on Vimeo lately. Handheld, dynamic natural lighting, you name it; ironically, this film makes Terrence Malick look self-reflexive in the best way possible.
New trailer for "The King's Speech", directed by Tom Hooper (John Adams,The Damned United) and shot by Danny Cohen (John Adams,Pirate Radio). Really interesting use of framing (shortsided and headroom) and lenses. Among other things, it's refreshing to see the filmmakers choose to shoot a CU with a 24mm that's a foot below the eyeline instead of the conventional 180mm CU that feels like you're in another county.
This is a fantastic interview with Harris Savides ASC. He really hammers home the primacy of the script and the subservience of the photography to the script. Perfect articulation of what cinematography ought to be.
For anyone with a 4K monitor and the bandwidth to support, YouTube announced at VidCon2010 that it will allow streaming of 4K content (4096x3072). That's almost 4 times their current hosting resolution.
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The beta experimental rig was used to shoot this video of the Volcano in Iceland. Sign up to order yours here.
I’m terrified of you. Yes, you- Director of Photography (DP). Your framing is beautiful, but your lighting could kill me, and my career. I am the Makeup Artist, and I don’t believe we’ve met.
An amazing price for a full featured wireless micro-remote, using the iphone or ipod touch as its brains.
Panolapse is a simple and easy way to add rotational panning motion to timelapse videos. Video: .
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.
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:
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.