To the naked eye, our sun is an unremarkable ball of heat and light. Under the eye of the Solar Dynamics Observatory, or S.D.O, the Sun's activity is revealed under various spectrums of light. See incredibly detailed coronal mass ejections, bursts, and solar flares. Let the immense power of the sun immerse and mesmerize you in stunning Ultra High Definition.
You've got to watch this if you have any interest in nature or even just beautiful imagery. To see what is happening on the surface of the sun in such detail is just "wow" -- and they've done a great job with the music too.
Make sure you change settings to "Original" so you see it in amazing 4k!!!
Following feedback from NABConvergent Design decoded to make some changes to the pricing of the Odyssey7 and Odyssey 7Q. In case you haven’t already heard about these devices they are 7″ OLED monitors that also have the ability to record to onboard SSD’s. Originally the Odyssey units were not going to include any recording capability as standard. All the recording options were going to be paid for updates or available for short term rental. However Convergent Design have now decided to include the ability to record using Avid’s DNxHD codec within the original price of $1295 for the Odyssey 7 and $2295 for the more advanced 7Q. There is however a small catch. In order to use the “free” codec options you must use a Convergent Design supplied SSD...
I'm set to be shooting a multi angle time lapse of the installation of a rather expensive piece of industrial machinery.
It will be shot over 10 days too, so all the experience gained in my yet to be shown forced rhubarb time lapse should come in very handy.
Primary position will be covered off with a Canon 5d MkI, with a Canon TC-80N3 and powered with a mains adaptor Canon ECK-E2, the super wide interior shot will be covered off with a GoPro Hero 2 with a clever little mod of a time-lapse intervalometer from Camdo.com, this combo will be powered by a 16,000 mAh iSound battery, which in turn will be plugged into the mains, charging as it powers the GoPro. This is a great back up just incase there is any sort of power outage and should keep going no matter what, I used this combo in the Far East on some fun little time lapses. I need a third angle too, what camera should I use? I do need a a tighter shot, so a DSLR is the order of the day, but I don't really want to sacrifice the shutter of a 5d MkII...
New Kessler project just 'released' by Eric - looks to be handy for single shooters - especially those that already have Kessler products. Somewhat similar to Redrock's One Man Crew (which is simple to set up) but the Kessler offers different options than the Redrock. Depends on your needs
Power is a necessity in today's modern world. Most of us take for granted the work that it takes to build and maintain the power grid that supplies us with the electricity that powers our lives. Storm Soldiers is a film about the men who make it all happen. The linemen who work tirelessly behind the scenes so we can power our computers, heat our homes and light our lives. Danger is around every corner for linemen and the job is constantly on the top ten list for most dangerous jobs. This film is a tribute to the men and women that literally put their lives on the line everyday.
One of the best trailer's I've ever seen for a Canon EOS 5D Mark III movie! I cannot wait to see this. The story is very well laid out. A must see!
Swedish company Memoto is developing a camera that automatically documents the lives of users by snapping a photo every 30 seconds. The gadget could threaten privacy on both sides of the lens, critics warn.
Not sure how I feel about this idea... the 'always on' aspect could be pretty weird.
I’ve been looking forward to writing this post about one of my favorite spots of this season, “Djesus Uncrossed”. First I should acknowledge that this was, by far, the most controversial spot I’ve been a part of in my history with the show. Religious groups were infuriated while pop artists were inspired to create fan-art....
Very deep dive into what Alex does! Don't miss his tour of the USA this summer... should be amazing training!
If you’re interested in learning A LOT MORE about how I like to work, check out my workshop tour this summer. It’s called the VISUAL STORYTELLING TOUR and I’ll be visiting 31 cities between June and July.
LensProToGo review of the Tenba HDSLR video shoulder bag.
The good folks at Tenba sent me one of these bags and I love it! Meg does a great job describing the bag and the different uses. I haven't taken mine on a plane yet, but it is great to take multiple cameras as this bag has so much room and I absolutely love having the top section to pull out with audio gear. I don't have an 'audio person' but it is nice to have it separated from the lenses and cameras.
After publishing my articles on How To Succeed As A Freelancer and How To Determine Your Day Rate I have received emails asking me how I broke into the film industry. As I have been reflecting on how I got my start, I realized it can be boiled down to two simple principles. By applying these principles to your career, you will be able to break into the film industry and grow your career. Principle 01: It is not about what you know; it is about who you know.
Mirror, mirror, on the wall... what if you were made of wood? Interactive artist, Danny Rozin, has done just this, creating a mirror out of 830 wood blocks - but would you put one on your wall?
This is increbible - a wooden mirror... yep, you gotta see this. Significant in that the creator has realized a way to use light reflections off of wood to actually make a 'mirror' -- photography and cinematograpy are all about light aren't they? This is all about light! Make sure you watch the really low rez movie on the 3rd page... shows you how it works
In this video, we take an initial look at the new Canon 5D Mk III Firmware teamed up with the Atomos Ninja 2.
Very good "setup" and first look at the Canon EOS 5D Mark III firmware update - as well as a very good tip about connecting the Atomos Ninja 2 to the headphone jack to get audio since the HDMI doesn't send that!