BLACK FRIDAY CAMERA AND GEAR DEALS

Since planet5D is what supports my family, we thank you!!!

Also, we're highly focused on sharing with the world and part of that is giving back – so please consider donating some money to a local charity this season or if you want, join the planet5D team on Kiva (see more here)

B&H: B&H Photo Black Friday Rebates & Promotions and Black Friday Deals

Please remember buying ANYTHING on B&H via this link supports planet5D!

AmazonAmazon Black Friday Deals in Camera, Photo & Video

Please remember buying ANYTHING on Amazon via this link supports planet5D!

Adorama Holiday Deal
Teradek
DitoGear
DJI
Prolost
Syrp
Syrp
Syrp
Syrp
Syrp
Syrp
ShooTools
ShooTools
ShooTools
ShooTools
Continue reading "BLACK FRIDAY CAMERA AND GEAR DEALS"

When an air bag deploys while filming in a car

  Health and Safety especially in a moving car is something most of us don’t think twice about especially if you are filming a section for television, this will make you think twice. I have produced over 20 DVDs about H&S in factory’s around the UK.  Handheld Filming in Vehicles (Free Driving) from ICG […]

Wait…Is ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ Actually a Thanksgiving Movie?

Some say "The Nightmare Before Christmas" is a Halloween movie. Others say it's a Christmas movie. This video essay says it's neither. Okay, I know what you're thinking. You're thinking, "Damn, V's trying to ruin my holiday." I'm not. Promise. I bear no ill will against you, your turkey, or your family that just flew in from Chicago. All I'm saying, and call it heresy if you want, is that maybe The Nightmare Before Christmas is a Thanksgiving movie. And I know what you're thinking now. You're thinking, "Hey idiot, Continue reading "Wait…Is ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ Actually a Thanksgiving Movie?"

Red Giant Year End Sale

          <img class="thumb-image" alt="rgSale2017_01.jpg" data-image="https://static1.squarespace.com/static/53f4e093e4b085e4457080e1/t/5a1611ec71c10b644b1f98a5/1511395825947/rgSale2017_01.jpg" data-image-dimensions="1920x1080" data-image-focal-point="0.5,0.5" data-load="false" data-image-id="5a1611ec71c10b644b1f98a5" data-type="image" src="https://static1.squarespace.com/static/53f4e093e4b085e4457080e1/t/5a1611ec71c10b644b1f98a5/1511395825947/rgSale2017_01.jpg?format=1000w" />
On Tuesday, December 5th, everything at Red Giant will be 40% off! But that is literally not all. Between now and then, you can enter for a chance to win everything Red Giant makes, for free! Here's how.

How Does VEGAS Pro 15 Compare to Adobe Premiere, Apple FCP X, Avid Media Composer and More?

I have used VEGAS Pro for more than ten years, and a big part of the reason I use it as my “go-to” NLE above any other choice is that it really is a comprehensive all-in-one set of tools. It actually lets you finish the whole project from the beginning to the end within one software package. Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, Apple Final Cut Pro X and Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve are all great in their own way, but they all have shortcomings that force users to rely on other tools to finish their project. VEGAS Pro is the NLE
Continue reading "How Does VEGAS Pro 15 Compare to Adobe Premiere, Apple FCP X, Avid Media Composer and More?"

How to Create a Glitch Effect in Premiere Pro in Under 2 Minutes

This is one of the quickest and easiest ways to add some sweet glitch effects to your footage in Adobe Premiere Pro. Whether you're working on a feature film or music video, glitch effects can add tons of style to your projects. There are many ways to go about it, some of which are long and tedious, but if you're editing inside Adobe Premiere Pro, its native tools will allow you to get the job done faster and easier than you might think. In this tutorial, Austin Newman shows you a technique that will Continue reading "How to Create a Glitch Effect in Premiere Pro in Under 2 Minutes"

Sony a7R III Named a Top 10 Gadget of 2017 by TIME

Sony sparked a great deal of excitement when it announced its blazing fast full-frame a9 camera in April, but somehow it managed to make an even bigger splash with its a7R III unveiling in October. In addition to fantastic reviews coming out about it, the a7R III just got another solid vote of approval: TIME just selected it as one of the top 10 gadgets of 2017. The a7R III is the only camera that made it onto TIME’s list, coming in at #10. “With notable improvements over its predecessor and a cheaper price than Sony’s A9 Alpha, the recently
Continue reading "Sony a7R III Named a Top 10 Gadget of 2017 by TIME"

Top 10 WeeklyFstops: Action

Top 10 WeeklyFstops: Action Happy Thanksgiving week to all of our United States based readers. This week's list is full of excitement due to the ever popular "action" theme. The submissions covered a wide range of movement and activities that we may all need to partake in after today's feast. Hope you like the list and we'd love to have you join in. [ Read More ]

How the FCC is Screwing Filmmakers & Your Best Black Friday Deals [PODCAST]

This episode of Indie Film Weekly laments the doomed fate of Net Neutrality and the 600mhz band. Jon Fusco, Charles Haine and yours truly, Liz Nord discuss what the FCC's recent actions on Net Neutrality and the 600mhz band mean for filmmakers, along with the most bizarre and heartbreaking turns in the avalanche of sexual misconduct stories and how they're affecting productions everywhere. In gear news, we reveal some of the best Black Friday discounts for filmmakers. Charles also answers an Ask No Film School question about color grading for different Continue reading "How the FCC is Screwing Filmmakers & Your Best Black Friday Deals [PODCAST]"

Ep. 231: Just Because You Can, Doesn’t Mean You Should – and more

Episode 231 of the PetaPixel Photography Podcast.
Download MP3 –  Subscribe via iTunesGoogle Playemail or RSS!

Featured: DP, photographer, timelapse cinematographer and editor, Drew Geraci

In This Episode

If you subscribe to the PetaPixel Photography Podcast in iTunes, please take a moment to rate and review us and help us move up in the rankings so others interested in photography may find us.

Show Opener:
DP, photographer, timelapse cinematographer and editor, Drew Geraci opens the show. Thanks Drew!

Sponsors:
– Early Bird pricing on Shimoda’s new line of adventure camera bags during its Kickstarter

Continue reading "Ep. 231: Just Because You Can, Doesn’t Mean You Should – and more"

11 Brilliant Native American Films to Watch This Thanksgiving

Forget the over-cooked turkey. What you need this holiday is a dose of creativity from some of the coolest indigenous filmmakers in North America. In the United States, it’s that time of year where we reenact the original harvest dinner between the Pilgrims and the Indians of the ‘New World.’ Wait, which Indians are we talking about? Maybe you’ve forgotten that the tribe is the Wampanoag; they have not. (Anne Makepeace’s documentary We Still Live Here would be a good refresher on that topic.) Also, the world wasn’t new. Comprised of over 15 Continue reading "11 Brilliant Native American Films to Watch This Thanksgiving"

Throwback Thursday: the ups and downs of running DCResource

My friends would (hopefully) say that I'm not one to toot my own horn, but since this weekend marks the 20th anniversary of my foray into the world of digital photography websites, I'm taking the liberty. Over Thanksgiving weekend in 1997 I founded the Digital Camera Resource Page, aka DCResource. The site is no longer updated (that probably wouldn't go over well with my current employer), so it remains as a sort of time capsule to days past. In this Throwback Thursday I'm going to share my story of how I stumbled into the world of digital photography and
Continue reading "Throwback Thursday: the ups and downs of running DCResource"

PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals: Day Four

PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals: Day Four While some of the deals in this list are only available for a very limited period of time, others confirm that the shopping season continues until the very end of 2017. Sometimes, the best deals also appear in between the “magic“ dates. Don’t forget to check our previous 2017 Black Friday deals, following the links at the bottom of this page.   PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals: Day Four GoPro: get a Karma now GoPro has different products available for 2017 Black Friday deals, but one may be on the top of your list. Save big on Karma with HERO6 Black, for $799.99. The offer is
PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals: Day Four
PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals: Day Four
PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals: Day Four
PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals: Day Four
PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals: Day Four
PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals
PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals: Day Two
PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals: Day Three
Continue reading "PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals: Day Four"

Top 10 sample galleries of the year #2: the Sony Alpha a9

As 2017 winds down, we're counting down our top 10 most popular sample galleries of the year. In the #2 position we have another staff favorite in the Sony Alpha a9. Images in this gallery have been viewed nearly 2 million times, so it seems our readers are as fascinated by this camera as we are. In fact, we've probably written more about the Sony a9 then any other product this year, simply because there was a lot to say (and test)! It got a gold award in our review and we've used it to Continue reading "Top 10 sample galleries of the year #2: the Sony Alpha a9"