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
[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
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
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…
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
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!
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 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
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 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.
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.
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.
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…
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.”