Winner Announcement! FUJIFILM, Shimoda, and Saramonic Jan 2020 giveaway winners


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Announcing our giveaway winners! Special thanks to FUJIFILM, Shimoda, and Saramonic for this amazing offer.

Congratulations to our Winners!

The Grand Prize winner which is the FUJIFILM X-Pro3, Black with FUJINON XF23mmF2 R WR and Shimoda Explore 30 Backpack with Medium Core (valued at $2,580) goes to Georgiann from Pittsburg PA.

Georgiann said: “I want to thank FUJIFILM & Shimoda for this wonderful prize. I couldn’t be more thankful for your generosity. It will be put to good use ! Always wanted a wonderful Camera!”

The Second Prize winner, Julie E. from Blossburg, PA receives the FUJIFILM X-T30 Mirrorless Digital Camera w/FUJINON XF18-55mmF2. Continue reading “Winner Announcement! FUJIFILM, Shimoda, and Saramonic Jan 2020 giveaway winners”

FUJIFILM Shimoda and Saramonic GIVEAWAY!


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FUJIFILM IS BACK!

3 CHANCES TO WIN
FUJIFILM X-Series and MORE!
NOTE: USA ONLY
ENTER NOW

We (FUJIFILM) are giving away three X-Series cameras!

3 Chances to Win:
1 Random Draw Prize:
(awarded to randomly selected individual)
FUJIFILM X-Pro3, Black with FUJINON XF23mmF2 R WR and Shimoda Explore 30 Backpack with Medium Core (valued at $2,580)

1 Referral Prize:
(awarded to the person who referred the random draw winner)
FUJIFILM X-T30 Mirrorless Digital Camera w/FUJINON XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS Kit, Silver and a Saramonic Blink 500 B2 2-Person Wireless Clip-on Mic System (valued at $1,549)

Most Entries Prize:
(awarded

🙂

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Live in New Mexico? Netflix is Crushing Film Production There


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Maybe you should be moving to New Mexico if you need work. Albuquerque might be the place after their purchase of studios last year.

This story is a gold mine if you’re looking for work in production.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Netflix in a multi-million dollar deal took a massive leap last year in its commitment to becoming a major movie player by purchasing Albuquerque Studios and making it the streaming giant’s U.S. production hub.

Albuquerque Studios at Mesa del Sol includes nine sound stages, production offices and a backlot.

Ty Warren, Netflix vice president for physical production, previously told Continue reading “Live in New Mexico? Netflix is Crushing Film Production There”

Lumetri Tip for Grading LOG Footage


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grading log footage rocket rooster

planetMitch note: Kevin from Rocket Rooster guest post!

Working with Log footage is really easy in Lumetri, trust me, it really is!

In this quick tutorial, I’m going to teach you how to quickly get your flat ugly log footage corrected with out the use of any LUTs and I’m also going to give you some reasons for when and why you might want to use a LUT to correct your footage.

Log footage comes with many benefits, for one; it compresses as much information as possible to give you a wider dynamic range and a lot of times colour

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EOS Canon EOS C500 Mark II Storms on to the Professional Video Market


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EOS Canon EOS C500 Mark II

 

Canon adds the EOS Canon EOS C500 Mark II — that’s exciting news out today!

Preorder the Canon Cinema EOS C500 Mark II at B&H

Expected availability: Dec 2019
Price: $15,999

features of the Canon EOS C500 Mark II include:

the 5DayDeal Video Creator’s Bundle is HERE!


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5DayDeal has returned with their Video Creators Bundle for 2019, another collection of great learning tools at steep discounts.

The short version is: you get nearly $2000 in video tutorials, eBooks, presets, business and marketing resources, subscriptions, and more for just $89. That’s a savings of over 90%. You know you’re curious!

The 2019 Complete Video Creators Bundle is ROCKIN

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It is all about story


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Really.

The only thing in marketing, or filmmaking, or just about any business, that is important it seems to me is the story. I’m reminded of story this morning because I’ve just watched one of my hero’s short films.

Pablo Corona is a hero to me.

He tells stories… GREAT stories.

I met Pablo at NAB years ago and had a chance to enjoy a good conversation. He’s rooted. He’s a story kind of guy.

He created stories from his heart about his town. He is helping Rockford Illinois build itself by telling stories about the people of Rockford.

The Continue reading “It is all about story”

Rant: why so much camera hate?


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Was reading the comments on this canonrumors post about the possibility of a new Canon mirrorless with 70mp sensor.

Carl: Canon can’t get 30 or 52 MP right, so how would they get 70 MP right?

Nick: I get that it uses the same sensor. The same sensor that is about 3 years old at this point.

Theo: nobody really needs 70mp in full frame!

And of course there’s sony plugs (as if Sony is the only camera brand on the planet now).

Brian: But Sony cameras have 200MP, 700 fps, 16K video and 9 card slots!

And yes, I Continue reading “Rant: why so much camera hate?”

Free Soloing El Capitan – A bit about how they filmed it


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This is fun!

I suspect that many of you have seen the previews for “Free Solo” or maybe you’ve seen the movie?

I haven’t yet seen it but i’m fascinated by the story.

And of course, as a filmmaker, I wanted to know more about the “how” side of making the film.

While this isn’t the whole story, it is a fascinating piece to hear more about how the crew documented this incredible feat.

Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin, the directors of the documentary “Free Solo,” discuss how they captured rock climber Alex Honnold’s free solo climb (without any ropes, Continue reading “Free Soloing El Capitan – A bit about how they filmed it”

Camera & Flask – Great Filmmaking Podcast


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Yea, I miss things.

I don’t know how Jem Schofield has gotten away with not telling me about their podcast tho…

Haven’t made time to watch the whole episode, but these guys are fun and smart!

Jem Scofield from theC47, Caleb Pike from DSLR Video Shooter, and Ben Barden  (see full details below)

Camera & Flask – Q&A

Send in your production/business questions to us at thec47.com/contact We grab a drink & answer as many as we can during the show. Wednesday at 3PM PST, 6PM Eastern, 11PM GMT. Need more C&F? Watch old episodes here: www.youtube. Continue reading “Camera & Flask – Great Filmmaking Podcast”

Boycott the Oscars


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Boycott the Oscars?

There’s been some chatter (depending on whom you watch/read) about the “Academy” deciding to award 4 categories during the commercial times.

I’m pretty shocked they would decide that Cinematography, Film Editing, Makeup and Hair Styling, and Live Action Short would be able to be done off camera.

They did say these 4 categories would be ‘rotated’ with other categories every year… but it seems pretty lame to me.

And so is Jem Scofield:

What do you think?

I can’t say i’m boycotting because frankly I haven’t watched in years ?

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Canon EOS RP – Curated Coverage


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Canon updates their new mirrorless line with the Canon EOS RP and several new lenses.

This is a pretty serious camera tho of course the usual trolls and specFanatics are doing their usual “it ain’t as good as the…” moaning online.

Let me just say this for the millionth time… if the specs don’t float your boat, then this camera is NOT FOR YOU because you’re not the target market. So move on!

It has most of the features of the Canon EOS R and has the flippyDippy screen which I love, plus it has a microphone and headphone jack (which used Continue reading “Canon EOS RP – Curated Coverage”

How’d Kubrick do 2001?


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I remember seeing Stanley Kubrick’s 2001 in a theater when it was released.

I don’t remember much really, but I do recall being confused.

Maybe because I was 11 HA!

It has always been fascinating of course and when I stumbled into this analysis of some of the technology used to create such a science fiction masterpiece more than 50 years ago, I had to tune in.

I hope it serves you as well.

Part 2

Description of part 1Ever wonder how Kubrick made his sci-fi masterpiece, 2OO1: A Space Odyssey? In Part 1, we take an in-depth look into the production of ‘The Dawn of Man’ Continue reading “How’d Kubrick do 2001?”

How’d Kubrick do 2001?


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I remember seeing Stanley Kubrick’s 2001 in a theater when it was released.

I don’t remember much really, but I do recall being confused.

Maybe because I was 11 HA!

It has always been fascinating of course and when I stumbled into this analysis of some of the technology used to create such a science fiction masterpiece more than 50 years ago, I had to tune in.

I hope it serves you as well.

Part 2

Description of part 1Ever wonder how Kubrick made his sci-fi masterpiece, 2OO1: A Space Odyssey? In Part 1, we take an in-depth look into the production of ‘The Dawn of Man’ Continue reading “How’d Kubrick do 2001?”

Next Canon EOS R to be $1599?


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Canonrumors is reporting a possible new Canon EOS R coming in a few weeks at $1599.

The Canon EOS RP will be announced on or around February 14, 2019. It will be the new entry-level camera for the Canon EOS R system. There are further bits of information that have come out over the last couple of days.

The rumored price of the Canon EOS RP body is $1599 USD, we have also heard $1499 USD as the starting price for the EOS RP.

All of the specifications you’d expect are going to be there, starting with some kind of variation Continue reading “Next Canon EOS R to be $1599?”

Epic Rolling Shutter Takedown


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I love this guy… I’ve always thought that people worried too much about rolling shutter, but Carlos Quintero really takes down the whole argument (at least I think so LOL)…

For me, it all comes back to story… all of this bitching and moaning about finding the perfect camera that has zero “defects” is just malarky.

Tell a great story and nobody cares if there’s a bit of rolling shutter etc.

Do you really think that rolling shutter ruins your video? If so, stop doing whip pans!

Video description:

Rolling Shutter on the Canon EOS R ruined my project!

Let’s get Continue reading “Epic Rolling Shutter Takedown”

How good are your ears?


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I stumbled into this video by Rick Beato about your ears and what you can hear.

As a 61 year old guy, I’ve always been curious about how poor my hearing has gotten.

I’ve also been wondering for decades (ok, have they been around for decades? LOL) whether mp3 files really compressed too much data out of the audio recordings and whether I was really missing something with my massive collection of music that I’ve switched from seriously big files down to mp3s to save space.

After taking the NPR test mentioned… I’m very satisfied with learning that I can’t tell the difference.

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“What Were You Thinking?”


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Our good friend Hugh Brownstone started a series of video interviews some months back. This was the first episode.

It goes to show (like Hugh said in the description), it is about the content.

Sometimes we get really wrapped up in gear (shocking I know!), but this is a good reminder to get off your butt and produce good content.

The STORY is king and this is a fascinating look at a really cool story.

“What Were You Thinking?” Ep1: Pulitzer Prize-Winning Photographer Brian Smith

Via Three Blind Men and An Elephant Productions:

Have you ever wondered what a Continue reading ““What Were You Thinking?””

What Would Be Your Choice?


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Choices make us (and sometimes break us – but again it is about whether you choose to let that keep you down or not).

We’re defined by our choices.

Often choices are very very hard.

Often they’re very easy – but then they make profound movement in your life.

We make millions of choices every day.

Dan Carr is on my friend list but I did not know until I chose to watch this video, how he became a fantastic photographer.

This is a fantastic video about Dan and I hope you take 5 minutes out of your day to watch. I Continue reading “What Would Be Your Choice?”

Enter to WIN: RØDE Podcaster


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Our friends at RØDE are giving away a new RØDE Podcaster!

We’re giving you the chance to WIN a Complete Podcasting Setup, valued at over $999!

The Podcasting Setup contains:

Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Head to the Competition Page – giveaway.rodecaster.com
  2. List the EIGHT features of the RØDECaster Pro in the same order as the RØDE team!
  3. That’s it! Get the features in the correct order and YOU’VE WON!

All correct entries

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