Tweet The pre-NAB 2013 buzz is at a fevered pitch, and already we’re seeing some real standouts emerge. One fascinating piece of equipment everyone on the show floor will be talking about is the Freefly MōVI camera stabilizer. It completely eliminates the “old school” vest-and-arm archtecture we’re used to seeing on camera stabilizers and replaces it [...]
Tweet When I first laid eyes on Edelkrone’s Slider Plus+, I was like…this is genius! It’s exactly what I had been looking for in a slider. Compact, affordable, and an engineering marvel. Producing a show where you have all of your gear on your back, I’d always forgone a slider. There’s no point in even [...]
Tweet I had the opportunity recently, to check out the Rokinon 14mm Cinema Lens and give it a run-through out in the field. I shoot a travel television show, so I have certain criteria an EFP style shooter might not have. It is very rare that I shoot anything other than video with my DSLR (aside from [...]
Doing spots for a seasoning salt company could be worse.
Tweet As you may have heard, the twittergeist/blogosphere was blowing up yesterday based on two big announcements. One by Canon, one by Red. Both companies revealed new digital cinematography cameras aimed at budding and established filmmakers. Canon’s C300 was widely anticipated since the company’s 5D/7D DSLRs have been all the rage for videographers for several [...]
Tweet “Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you [...]
Tweet Whoa! This thing is pretty cool looking. The Panasonic HDC-Z10000, is a ridiculously named, alphabet soup, camcorder that looks pretty sweet. It shoots “glasses-less 3D” using dual lenses and dual CMOS sensors, while also allowing you to shoot 2D 1920×1080/24p material as well using a new modified AVCHD 3D spec. Camcorders like this will [...]
Tweet If you’re into visual effects, no doubt you’ve stumbled upon Andrew Kramer’s work online. His Video CoPilot series is an amazing educational site for visual effects artists interested in learning new After Effects and 3D modeling techniques. Video CoPilot’s latest endeavor is into the iPhone app world. Why? Because they were bored. What Andrew [...]
Tweet Love the movie Inception? Me too. Check out this behind the scenes documentary on how they created the spinning hotel room fight scene. Spoiler Alert! You can’t afford it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZB0PyyLNIV4&feature=player_embedded#at=387
Tweet Here’s a quick look at how the sound design team for the Summer blockbuster movie, Transformers 3, created their ear drum shattering goodness. Making your own sound effects can be fun and budget friendly. Sure sounds good, but can you stomach the movie?