The Washington City Post recently decided to boycott the Foo Fighters’ restrictive concert photo contract by buying photos from fans instead. Now a different paper is protesting that same contract in a much different way.
This past weekend, the Quebec newspaper Le Soleil decided to send a cartoon sketch artist to cover a Foo Fighters’ concert instead of putting a photographer in the media area.
“When the Foo Fighters claim rights to pictures of them in concert, they do not do it halfway,” Le Soleil writes. “Not only could accredited photographers at the show yesterday not publish their work once, they had to give up all rights.”
The Lumenati CS1 is a cinematic smartphone case aimed at bringing a more enjoyable experience to shooting video. Designed by Lumenati, a collection of filmmakers, animators, and designers in Denver, Colorado, the CS1 looks to “combine the technological features of a digital device with the cool design, ergonomic ease and natural narrative that the lo-fi classic camera is known for.” Basically, it transforms your iPhone 6 into an old-school cinema camera.
As of now, the case is only compatible with Apple’s iPhone 6 though Lumenati says that they hope to bring the “smartcase” to more people through successful fundraising. Simply pop your iPhone into the case with the Lumenati app loaded and you can begin shooting. When you are ready to start recording your video, simply squeeze and hold the bright red trigger, and then release it when you are finished.
In response to struggling film sales, Fujifilm has repeatedly discontinued unprofitable lines and raised prices over the past several years. The company has now announced its latest round of price increases and film discontinuations in an attempt to make sure that its popular and profitable films can live on.
Here’s a chart showing the films that will see 20% price increases starting in October 2015.
The chart above is likely also a list of the films in Fujifilm’s stable that are performing the best in the market right now.
On the other hand, here’s a list of films that are set to be killed off over the next couple of years:
If you’re a fan of any of the films listed above, now is the time to stock up on them before they’re pricer or never available again.
Early on in my street photography career, I went on YouTube and searched for some inspiration on other street photographers. I came across the work and approach of Bruce Gilden, who absolutely blew me away. He would photograph people at very close proximities (about an arm’s-length away), while shooting with a flash on a 28mm lens.
A lot of people called him an a**hole, but I personally found his work to be inspirational. I loved how raw, intense, and intimate his images were. Not only that, but his photos were also well-composed.
I then thought to myself, “How can I create similar images?” I wanted photos that had more energy, passion, and life, but I also wanted photographs that were well-composed.
One compositional technique I found helpful was utilizing “leading lines” when shooting up-close and personally. In the above photograph, made in Chicago, I saw this guy dancing
Five extra DVDs have been released by the producers of Keanu Reeves’ documentary SIDE BY SIDE. The film looks at the history, process and workflow of film production featuring interviews with directors such as James Cameron, Martin Scorsese and David Fincher. Walter Murch’s extended interview features on one of the new discs where he talks about film editing and of course Final Cut Pro.
The news of Emmy Award winning shows cut on Final Cut Pro X keep on coming in. This time, The Game Changers…How the Harlem Globetrotters Battled Racism won a NYC award in the category of “Nostalgia Programming”.
One of the great things about the recent FCPX Creative Summit was the attendance of many of the software writers in the ecosystem. So when it was announced that Assisted Editing had renamed Xto7 to XtoCC, we caught up with Philip Hodgetts and asked him why.
If FCPX’s film moment was with Focus, then this article is surely the television equivalent. We learn how Copenhagen based Metronome Productions’ staff of 200 produce 300 hours of broadcast television using Final Cut Pro X.
The use of tracking for placing titles in scenes has become very popular. Final Cut Pro X editor Matt Holder gives us an introduction to the different types of motion tracking and how the techniques can be used to put 3D text or graphics into a scene.
‘Best of the Bronx’ won the category of Outstanding Community Service PSA campaign at the recent 58th New York Emmy Awards. Walter Garaicoa tells FCP.co how the spots were shot on DSLRs and edited using Final Cut Pro X.