2018 Japan Winter Wildlife Photography Tour #1 Travelogue #1 (Podcast 608)

Today we start a travelogue series to walk you through the first of my two Japan Winter Wildlife photography tours, during which we visit the snow monkeys in Nagano for three days before traveling up to Hokkaido, the northern-most island of Japan for a further nine days of majestic winter wildlife.
This tour seems to become more and more productive, despite me trying to gradually up my game, selecting my images with higher standards each year. As I prepared for this podcast I went through my current selects, which total 458 images, and on my first pass, I had a massive
Relaxed Grooming
Curmudgeon?
Snow Monkey Sucking Its Finger
Monkey Huddle
Crane Song
Crossing Cranes
Crane Wings
Happy Owl
Slow Take-Off
We Three Cranes
Snow Monkeys & Hokkaido Tour and Workshop 2020
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2018 Japan Winter Wildlife Photography Tour #1 Travelogue #1 (Podcast 608)

Today we start a travelogue series to walk you through the first of my two Japan Winter Wildlife photography tours, during which we visit the snow monkeys in Nagano for three days before traveling up to Hokkaido, the northern-most island of Japan for a further nine days of majestic winter wildlife.
This tour seems to become more and more productive, despite me trying to gradually up my game, selecting my images with higher standards each year. As I prepared for this podcast I went through my current selects, which total 458 images, and on my first pass, I had a massive
Relaxed Grooming
Curmudgeon?
Snow Monkey Sucking Its Finger
Monkey Huddle
Crane Song
Crossing Cranes
Crane Wings
Happy Owl
Slow Take-Off
We Three Cranes
Snow Monkeys & Hokkaido Tour and Workshop 2020
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This Lemony Snicket-Inspired Short Is a Creative Playbook on How to Make a Film

Is it an instructional film about how to make a film or a moviemaking tutorial that looks like a film? Either way, you're gonna learn something. YouTube is absolutely chock full of helpful videos that educate us about the filmmaking process. Their formats vary widely, from talking head segments to animated video essays, but if you're looking for something a little different to hold your precious hand as you navigate the gauntlet of learning, you might want to take a look at what filmmaker Clint D'Souza's got cookin'. Titled Limey Cricket's Continue reading "This Lemony Snicket-Inspired Short Is a Creative Playbook on How to Make a Film"

Is NOT Making Films One of the Best Things You Can Do for Your Filmmaking Career?

Filmmaking may be the most important part of your life, but sometimes a change of focus is needed to put everything into perspective. Working is the key to success, right? You're not a very good screenwriter? Work. Your cinematography skills are amateurish? Work. Can't seem to get your project in front of an audience. Fuggin work, buddy! We hear this constantly; I have said it myself plenty of times: keep writing, keep shooting, keeping hustling, giving all of you simplistic axioms like, "If you're not working, you're not trying." What a Continue reading "Is NOT Making Films One of the Best Things You Can Do for Your Filmmaking Career?"

Shot Lists and Script Lining: How to Prepare Your Screenplay Before a Shoot

You've finished your script. Now what? Turning a screenplay into a reference tool for production is no small task. It requires going through every single page and drawing important information from them about what kinds of shots would work best to tell the story visually. To add onto that, you're not only looking for potential shots but how long each of those shots are going to last, as well. There are many different methods you can employ to make this process easier and less painful, and in this video from The Continue reading "Shot Lists and Script Lining: How to Prepare Your Screenplay Before a Shoot"

Shot Lists and Script Lining: How to Prepare Your Screenplay Before a Shoot

You've finished your script. Now what? Turning a screenplay into a reference tool for production is no small task. It requires going through every single page and drawing important information from them about what kinds of shots would work best to tell the story visually. To add onto that, you're not only looking for potential shots but how long each of those shots are going to last, as well. There are many different methods you can employ to make this process easier and less painful, and in this video from The Continue reading "Shot Lists and Script Lining: How to Prepare Your Screenplay Before a Shoot"

Sony Creates Groundbreaking Backlit CMOS Sensor with Global Shutter

Sony just announced a groundbreaking development in the world of camera image sensors: it has created a 1.46-megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor that has global shutter. This is the first-ever CMOS sensor of over 1MP that has both back-illumination and global shutter. Backside illumination (BSI) is an image sensor design that uses its arrangement of imaging elements to increase the amount of light that’s captured, leading to improved low-light performance. While this type of design was previously used for things like astro cameras and security cameras, it has become a prominent technology in consumer still photography cameras. In 2015, Sony’s
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RED and Foxconn Team Up to Make 8K Cameras at 1/3 the Price

Cinema camera maker RED and Foxconn (best known for manufacturing the iPhone) have announced that they’re teaming up to create affordable professional-grade cinema cameras for the general public. Nikkei reports that the two companies are aiming to slash both price tags and the physical size of cameras. “We will make cameras that will shoot professional-quality films in 8K resolution but at only a third of current prices and a third of current camera sizes,” says Foxconn Chairman Terry Gou. RED’s cameras are popular in the filmmaking industry but cost upwards of $30,000. Foxconn manufactured an estimated 40% of all consumer
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Photographer Accidentally Captures SpaceX Falcon Heavy Exhaust Plume

Photographer Reuben Wu was at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument in Arizona last week shooting photos for his gorgeous Lux Noctis project (landscapes at night illuminated by drone-mounted LEDs) when he captured something unexpected: the exhaust plume of SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket that launched during the day. “I managed to capture the dissipating exhaust plume of the SpaceX Falcon Heavy as it left the Earth’s atmosphere,” Wu tells PetaPixel. “Had no idea it was launching that night so it was a tremendous surprise to see it fly into my shot.” The Falcon Heavy was launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, during
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A Guide to Processing Your Own Black and White Film

A Guide to Processing Your Own Black and White Film If you're just starting with film photography or are interested in it, processing your own film can seem a bit daunting, but it's really not that hard, especially with black and white film. Furthermore, it can be immensely satisfying. This great video will show you everything you need to get up and running as well as the entire procedure. [ Read More ]

Behind the scenes: Shooting a motion time-lapse in the Canadian wilderness

Back in summer 2017, I went on a six week adventure to British Columbia and Alberta in order to capture Canada's beautiful landscapes in the most impressive way possible. I wanted to make a time-lapse film that raises more awareness of our planet and our environment.

Planning

When it came to logistics, I tried to be as prepared as possible for this 6-week trip, and did tons of research ahead of departure. I knew I probably wouldn’t have a whole lot of internet (or time to waste on the internet) in the Canadian wilderness, and wanted to be prepared to
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Panasonic Lumix DC-GX9 sample gallery

We've had some time to shoot around with Panasonic's freshest interchangeable lens camera, the GX9. This rangefinder-style camera features a tilting EVF and a 20.3MP Four Thirds sensor with no low-pass filter. It also gains Panasonic's new L.Monochrome D mode photo style, which offers deeper blacks and richer gradation than the camera's other monochrome modes. We put the new black-and-white mode to work and started to get a feel for how it handles out and about; take a look at our full gallery.

Day 17 #28daysofQuickTips 2018 – See original clip names in Premiere Pro timeline

First off, this QuickTip mainly applies to those who use the Display the project item name and label color for all instances in the Project Settings > General. Adobe Premiere Pro project settings A bonus QuickTip is that option by the red arrow above. If that options is CHECKED then anytime you change the name or label color of a clip in a bin or the timeline that change is reflected in the bin or the timeline. In other words it ripples that change of name and color throughout the project. I always turn this option on. With this Project Setting option checked then anytime
Adobe Premiere Pro changed names
Adobe Premiere Pro name changed
Adobe Premiere Pro name metadata
Adobe Premiere Pro EDL settings
Adobe Premiere Pro EDL output
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Watch: Tour the Fujifilm Factory to See How Its Cameras and Lenses Are Made

Here's your chance to go behind the scenes to see how Fujifilm's cameras and lenses are made. Don't we all enjoy seeing how things are made, whether it's your meal at a hibachi restaurant or a caricature of your sexy mug in Central Park? Well, if you're a filmmaker, going on a factory tour—or watching one on YouTube, at least—to see your favorite gear be assembled piece by piece is kind of the ultimate damn thing. In this video, Johnnie Behiri of cinema5D takes you along on his private tour of the Fujifilm factory in Continue reading "Watch: Tour the Fujifilm Factory to See How Its Cameras and Lenses Are Made"

Firmware Friday: Leica SL (Typ 601), Panasonic EVA1, Sony AXS-R7 updated

For the second week in a row, our Firmware Friday roundup is short and sweet, with few new updates arriving and relatively little to discuss over the last seven days. In all, we have news of updates for the Leica SL (Typ 601), Panasonic AU-EVA1 and the Sony AXS-R7 (this last being an accessory for the Sony F5 and F55 CineAlta video cameras).

Let's cut short any further preamble, and get right down to the meat of what's new!

Leica SL (Typ 601)

With firmware version 3.1 for the Leica SL (Typ 601), the German company has...
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