The Real Chernobyl: From Commission to Transmission in Two Weeks


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Merrily waving goodbye to Donald Trump after his UK visit, I heard we had been commissioned to produce a one hour ‘Real Chernobyl’ documentary. The brief to find and speak to key witnesses and survivors of the nuclear disaster. Craig Mazin’s ‘Chernobyl’ drama series was a blockbuster success for Sky Atlantic and HBO. It seemed … Continued

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Off-Topic Interlude: Porsches In My Way


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[TOP's APES (all-purpose editorial slave), i.e. moi, is notorious for wandering off topic and writing about whatever random topic strikes his fancy. So, amidst all the vintage photo posts, I thought I'd insert one to stand for all the many off-topic posts I've indulged in over the years. This is from 2010, and documents one of my brushes with automotive greatness—when I chanced into the opportunity of driving a few laps on an autocross course with the Head Instructor of the Porsche Driving School. I didn't brag as much as I should have in this post—actually my lap

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Guest Blog: Portrait & Headshot Photographer Peter Hurley


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Peter Hurley will be teaching at Photoshop World Las Vegas, taking place August 21-23, so register now to come see him in person!

Are You Ambifacial?

As humans, we all know that we are quite unique with each of us having traits like no other. As portrait photographers, it’s our duty to bring the best out of whomever steps foot in front of our lens.

Our brains should be assessing their features while actively directing them toward what we deem as the most photogenic angle of their face. Each and every one one of us has a sweet spot, Continue reading “Guest Blog: Portrait & Headshot Photographer Peter Hurley”

Diplo’s “So Long” Music Video Uses URSA Mini Pro and Blackmagic RAW


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Diplo’s latest music video, “So Long,” featuring country artist Cam, was shot using the URSA Mini Pro 4.6K and utilized the Blackmagic RAW format.

Produced at the 2019 Stagecoach Festival in Indio, California, the video and song are a departure from Diplo’s EDM base, taking a deep step into the country music genre. The departure proved to be an enjoyable challenge for Director Brandon Dermer. Known for his DIY approach to his work, Diplo discovered Dermer’s death metal music video for Nekrogoblikon in 2012 and became a fan. The two have worked on several projects since, including the TV

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Pentax K-1 II Review: A minor—but worthwhile—update to an already-great camera


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Psychologists and retail experts alike will tell you about a phenomenon known as “extremeness aversion”. In a nutshell, if consumers are offered a choice of three outwardly-similar products, they'll tend to opt for the middle-priced of the three. The lower and higher-priced offerings will sell in smaller quantities, because we see them as “budget” and “luxury” options. The best value, we assume, is in the middle offering.

Yet sometimes, it's actually so — and one example can be found in the interchangeable-lens camera…

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Men In Black International Cinematography with Stuart Dryburgh ASC


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On this weeks Go Creative Show podcast, host Ben Concoli talks to Men In Black International cinematographer Stuart Dryburgh ASC. Stuart Dryburgh ASC is an English-born New Zealand cinematographer, working in Hollywood. Stuart has shot such movies as The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, The Great Wall, Bridget Jones’s Diary, The Piano, and The Recruit. … Continued

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Review: Laowa 15mm 4.0 Macro


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Introduction

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Laowa 15mm 4.0 macro on Sony A7rII

The Laowa 15mm 4.0 macro is a very unique lens, being the only ultra wide angle lens that can focus close enough to offer a maximum magnification of 1:1. But how useful is an ultra wide angle lens optimized for such magnifications? Let us find out in this review!

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laowa 15mm 4.0 f/4 macro f/4.0 review 42mp high resolution makro close focus flare e-mount a7rii a7riii
laowa 15mm 4.0 f/4 macro f/4.0 review 42mp high resolution makro close focus flare e-mount a7rii a7riii
laowa 15mm 4.0 f/4 macro f/4.0 review 42mp high resolution makro close focus flare e-mount a7rii a7riii
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WME Sues WGA Over Not Hiring Them


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The next chapter in Hollywood’s favorite abbreviation fight.


Mega-agency WME has filed a lawsuit against the WGA, as this Hollywood Reporter article outlines. WME is claiming the WGA has broken federal anti-trust regulations by ordering its writers to fire their agents after negotiations between the WGA and the ATA (Association of Talent Agents) broke down over the practice of packaging—or more accurately, packaging fees.



In case you missed it, you can check out our latest update on this delightfully convoluted saga or get completely up to speed by reading all of Continue reading “WME Sues WGA Over Not Hiring Them”

Get Your First Look Behind the Scenes of ‘Bond 25’


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It’s here! The first official look behind the scenes of “Bond 25”.


Today the official James Bond Twitter account released our first glimpse into the filming of untitled “Bond 25” with Daniel Craig returning as 007 and Cary Fukunaga (True Detective, Maniac) directing.



After much speculation, and even a leaked photo, this behind the scenes footage confirms that “Bond 25” is being filmed on 35mm Panavision cameras. Director of Photography Linus Sandgren and Fukunaga have a history of taking full advantage of film as a medium, and from what Continue reading “Get Your First Look Behind the Scenes of ‘Bond 25’”

Enter the Action Scene Challenge to Win $10K in Film Gear


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The Action Scene Challenge from LaCie and Ryan Connolly is giving filmmakers a chance to win some amazing new gear.


From June 24 to July 29, 2019, LaCie is partnering with Ryan Connolly of Film Riot for their Action Scene Challenge contest.



They invite filmmakers to produce and submit 60-second high-octane action shorts that showcase their directing prowess and high levels of technical skill. It should be a full story, with a hook, rising action, and a conclusion. (This might be a good time to remind yourself why story and character Continue reading “Enter the Action Scene Challenge to Win $10K in Film Gear”

Select Metabones adapters can now shoot up to 10 fps AF-C on Sony a7 III cameras


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In 2017, Metabones released a firmware update for its EF-E Speed Booster and EF-E Smart Adapter lines that added a 10 fps maximum continuous autofocus (AF-C) frame rate to the Sony A9. In an announcement today, the company revealed it’s brought that same functionality to the Sony a7 III model.

The latest update brings 10 fps AF-C to the a7 III via firmware version 62 for the EF-E Speed Booster Ultra I and II, EF-E CINE Speed Booster Ultra, EF-E CINE Smart Adapter and the EF-E Smart Adapter IV and V. These products can be updated over USB with firmware

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3 Pillars of Editing: Cuts, Effects, and Motivation


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It’s not only important to know how to cut and apply effects but to also know why you should (or shouldn’t).


There are only three kinds of cuts to make when editing. Obviously, there are derivatives of the three kinds of cuts, but for all of the flashy, flamboyant, and fun-filled films we watch with magnificent, magical, mind-blowing visuals, they all utilize the same baseline of three unbelievably simple kinds of edits.




The three basic cuts


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Apple Watch With a Camera? Newly Published Patent Shows Intriguing Design


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Apple Watch With a Camera? Newly Published Patent Shows Intriguing Design

The Apple Watch has been a major success for the company, and is an even bigger business than the dominating iPod ever was. With the many different paths the Watch could follow going into the future, there’s now hints that the device could be made into a wearable camera thanks to these newly granted patents.

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DJI denies sending flight data to China, looks to manufacture in the U.S.


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DJI’s Mavic Enterprise Dual is used by government agencies to aid in numerous efforts.

A little over a month ago, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (USDHS) sent out an alert stating that drones manufactured in China presented a security risk. This past week, representatives from Da Jiang Innovations Science and Technology, better known as DJI, told a Senate subcommittee that the company does not automatically collect data, including flight logs and photos, from its users to share with the Chinese government.

In a letter addressing the Senate subcommittee, DJI’s Vice President and Regional Manager, Mario Rebello, outlined

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Photojournalist Accused of Faking Photos of Violence in Honduras


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A photojournalist is being accused of faking an award-winning series of photos that purportedly show hitmen in Honduras carrying out violent acts.

Fstoppers published a report that accuses Swiss/Italian photographer Michele Crameri of staging shots and publishing the photos with fake captions. The report is based on evidence and statements provided by both fellow photographers and the Honduran fixer who helped connect Crameri to gang members during four trips the photographer made to the Honduran city of San Pedro Sula between 2015 and 2018.

Crameri’s photos were published as a series titled Sicario, A Job Like Any Other, and

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Phase One announces first IQ4 Infinity Platform enhancement, featuring improved capture features


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When Phase One released the IQ4 digital backs last year, one of the big new features of the digital backs was the Infinity Platform. Essentially, what this new platform offers is continued updates, innovation and regular improvements to IQ4 digital backs. Today, Phase One has announced its first IQ4 Infinity Platform enhancement, the Creative Control Package.

The Creative Control Package is focused on enhancing the creative control of photographers using the IQ4 system and offering them additional functionality, more control and…

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I Started This Film With Zero Dollars and It Ended Up on Netflix: ‘Paris is Us’


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It began with a simple observation.


Each year, more than 220 French feature films find their way to theaters but amongst them, very few actually move me. Though France has one of the most productive film industries in Europe, we lost the experimental curiosity and the creative freedom that defines our rich cinematic history.



There is a saying, “be the change you want to see in the world.”



So I decided to make a film outside the box.



In 2014, I gathered a Continue reading “I Started This Film With Zero Dollars and It Ended Up on Netflix: ‘Paris is Us’”