Last week I saw a tweet from @PhilipBloom about his new backpack kit, featuring his Mac Pro tower, and a new lightweight, thin monitor, the Asus MB168B+. OK, that sounds pretty awesome – a state-of-the-art desktop editing bay in a backpack.
iPhone as DSLR viewfinder Don’t you think it would be cool to have an option to see something how your camera would see? To be able to point your iPhone to any direction, find crazy angles and see how would it look through a camera? To have an option to save locations and setup as ...
If you’re a first-time filmmaker in the throes of post-production on your feature film, you understand just how difficult it is to put a project together. Perhaps even more difficult, though, is navigating where to go from here. If you’re finding yourself in need of some direction, submissions have just opened for IFP’s Independent Filmmaker Labs, which offer first-timers a chance to receive the support, resources, and industry exposure you’ll need to find your audience through an in-depth, year-long mentorship program.
Inspiring, breathtaking, and at times, funny, there’s no denying that Humans of New York is one of Facebook’s most wonderful success stories so it’s not surprising at all that the social networking site, a success story in its own right, has chosen HONY as one of the 10 stories to feature in celebration of its 10th anniversary.
Back in October 2013, I went to the Philadelphia Film Festival and was lucky enough to catch the documentary film 12 O’Clock Boys, by Lofty Nathan. After the film debuted, Nathan answered some of the audience’s questions. One of the most controversial questions asked was how race played a factor while shooting in a predominantly black neighborhood. Though this is only the trailer, questions of race and acceptance are constantly brought up as you watch riveting clips of young boys trying to prove themselves as men. While I don’t want to get into a political debate over America’s youth, this film is unforgettably gritty and one that you won’t want to miss.
A group of daredevil highliners called the Skyliners decided that it was a great idea to launch two linked hot air balloons together, have each one of them attempt to cross the slack rope at a great distance from the ground, and document the entire thing for all the world to grasp at.
RBC’s Mike Sutton and Dylan Law will highlight the best applications for this new award-winning camera stabilizer system from Freefly, including how to capture both conventional and unconventional shots, dual and majestic modes, accessories, power sources and more. See the latest footage shot by Mike and Dylan, and learn how you can make the most of this new camera stabilizer system.
What qualifies as great cinematography to you? The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have certainly run the gamut in their nominations for Best Cinematography; the group of honored films consists of a diverse selection of stories told by some of the most talented DPs of our time, which makes one wonder — what does the “best” cinematography look like anyway? Fandor has put together yet another compilation of footage from this year’s Oscar nominees in cinematography in an effort to dissect, break down, and study each of their visual artistry.