On the latest edition of CookeOpticsTV, Seamus McGarvey ASC, BSC talks about the use of color in his films. He talks about what characteristics some colors can have and how they can be used to create an emotion or define a character. Seamus is one of the most accomplished cinematographers out there and he has … Continued
Laowa has announced the 15mm F/2.0 Zero-D for Nikon Z and Canon RF mounts, as well as the 10-18mm F/4.5-5.6 in Nikon Z mount. Both these lenses have previously been available in Sony E mount. Both these lenses are manual focus only and cover full-frame sensors. 15mm f/2 FE Zero-D The Laowa 15mm f/2 FE … Continued
The Sony a7R IV is the company’s fourth-generation ultra-high-resolution full-frame mirrorless camera. It’s built around a new 61MP back-side illuminated CMOS sensor. It’s the first new sensor in an ‘R’ camera since 2015.
The new chip has 567 on-sensor phase detection points, which cover 99.7% of the sensor’s height and 74% of its width, meaning you get depth-aware focus across a huge range of the sensor.
The camera uses the same front-end LSI and Bionz X processor as the a7R III. Sony says it knew there was a 61MP sensor coming from Sony Semiconductor, so was able to
Everyone once in a while, a “fun” website or app that requires us to upload a photo of ourselves goes viral. In 2015, it was Microsoft’s How-Old.net, which would guess your age based on a selfie. It turned out to be a showcase for Microsoft’s facial recognition technology. Amazon followed in 2017 with its version…
If you’re not aware, there has been some drama lately with RED and Jinnimag who opened up a RED Mini-Mag and claimed the price to be highly inflated using parts that only cost a few dollars. While we won’t go into the nitty-gritty of the heated discussion, it has resulted in RED President, Jarred Land … Continued
Digital Heaven has announced its freeware range for FCPX has been significantly enhanced with the addition of 10 video plug-ins that were previously on sale for almost $180 USD. These free plug-ins include animated counters, split-screen effects, burned-in subtitles, fixing of dead pixels on footage and six dynamic transitions. Digital Heaven was one of the … Continued
ARRI’s M18 daylight lamphead has been used on film sets worldwide for the past ten years and to celebrate ARRI has made a limited special anniversary edition that will be available in August. The special edition of the fixture will be limited to 500 units. The lampheads, printed with the anniversary logo on the housing, … Continued
In ‘Rewind,’ Sasha Joseph Neulinger’s devastating personal documentary, the filmmaker reckons with the sexual abuse he suffered as a child.
“This is the most documented family in the world,” proclaims Henry Nevison, director Sasha Joseph Neulinger’s father, from behind the camera in a home video featured in Neulinger’s documentary, Rewind. Throughout Neulinger’s childhood, his father relentlessly trained the camcorder on his family. The resulting 200 hours of home video would spend decades in storage. But six years ago, Neulinger decided it was time to face the demons he knew resided in that footage. He began Continue reading “A First-Time Filmmaker on Why You Should Never Take Money in Exchange for Control”
The Art of the Cut podcast brings the fantastic conversations that Steve Hullfish has with world renowned editors into your car, living room, editing suite and beyond. In each episode, Steve talks with editors ranging from emerging stars to Oscar and Emmy winners. Hear from the top editors today about their careers, editing workflows and about their work on some of the biggest films and TV shows of the year.
WANDRD’s new DUO daypack crams full-size features into a mid-size bag.
WANDRD has made a bit of a reputation in crowdsourcing (we covered the last product from WANDRD back in April). Between Kickstarter and Indiegogo, the company has seemingly built its entire product inventory off of this funding method.
Fortunately, WANDRD also delivers the goods. Its newest design, the DUO Daypack, has already been fully funded (2341% funded to be exact) on Kickstarter and gives content creators a laundry list of helpful features. This thing is an organizational beast.
The Fujifilm X-T3 has already shown its video prowess, but without an ecosystem of accessories to further expand the video capabilities the system remains somewhat neutered. Thankfully, accessory manufacturers are hopping onboard, including LockCircle with the new LockPort XT3 HDMI, an HDMI port saver for the Fujifilm X-T3 camera system.
Not the adapter plate appears to leave plenty of space for access to the other ports on the side of the X-T3.
Like other port adapters and connectors, the LockPort XT3 HDMI is designed to not only simplify the process of attaching a full-size HDMI cable to
A group of researchers and engineers from UC San Diego and Google have trained a neural network to “relight” portraits after the fact “according to any provided environment map.” In other words: their system can take any photo and adjust the lighting at will—including the direction, temperature, and quality of the light.
“Alien” is one of the greatest science fiction films of all time. Now you can get the full story of what went on behind the scenes with this new book by J. W. Rinzler.
When Disney acquired Fox in a sale, I thought the coolest thing about it was that the Alien Queen now was basically a Disney Princess. But I did have my worries that movies like the Alien franchise would fall by the wayside since they were usually bleak, violent, and not suitable for children. Unless you want to scare some bad kids. Continue reading “Go Behind the Scenes of ‘Alien’ with a New ‘Making Of’ Book”
We’ve got a lot more shooting to do with the a7R IV, but in the meantime, here are our very first shots with the 61MP beast. Take a look at these full-resolution samples and be on the lookout for more as we continue testing the latest member of Sony’s full-frame mirrorless family.
We’re on the ground in New York where Sony has just unveiled the a7R IV. With a whopping 61MP sensor and a laundry list of impressive specifications there’s a lot to take a look at, but we wanted to take a quick first look at one new feature in particular: real-time Eye AF during video recording. Take a look at how Face Detection and Eye AF keep up during video recording in the short clip above.
Film manufacturer Ilford Photo has published a new ‘Behind the Scenes’ video taking viewers into the company’s HARMAN technology factory located in Mobberley, England. Ilford produces its Kentmere and ILFORD black and white 35mm and 120 film products at this factory, as well as its chemicals and photographic paper.
This is the first time Ilford Photo has shared an official look behind the scenes at Ilford Photo, according to the company. The 18-minute video presents multiple aspects of work at the facility, including everything from making the emulsion to research and development, quality control and distribution.
Congratulations to all of the nominated picture editors for this year’s Emmy Awards. (71st Emmy Awards)
If you’re interested in reading about the editors involved in the nominations for Best Picture Editing, here is a list of the nominees who have been interviewed for Art of the Cut, including links to their interviews.
71st Emmy Awards
Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Drama Series
The Handmaid’s Tale • The Word • Hulu • MGM, Daniel Wilson Productions, The Littlefield Company, White Oak Pictures
Wendy Hallam Martin, ACE, Editor
Ozark • One Way Out • Netflix • Media Rights Capital
Learn how to avoid disorienting cuts with the 30-degree rule.
We all know the 180-degree rule. It’s a technique filmmakers use to make sure that the talent is always looking in the right direction on-screen by never letting your camera cross the centerline of the action.
The lesser-known (yet often-used) 30-degree rule basically its cousin, and when used in congruence with the 180-degree rule, can seamlessly cover a scene and make editing a whole lot easier.
A few weeks ago, Sony asked me if I wanted to do a quick test run with the (at that time) unannounced Sony a7R IV. I was pleasantly surprised as I (and I am sure many others) expected the a7S III to come out first. I agreed and was excited to be one of the first in the world to test the new camera.
Full disclosure: The author, photographer Albert Dros, is a Sony Global Ambassador of Imaging.
I was only able to test the camera for about 2.5 days, so I can’t go too in-depth. This