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Edwards | Keira Knightley by Tom Munro | Cate Blanchett by Jay L. Clendenin | Helena Bonham Carter by Dominick Guillemot | Uma Thurman by Craig McDean | Drew Barrymoore by Sante d’Orazio | Scarlett Johansson by Michael Thompson | Angelina Jolie by Hedi Slimane | Jack Nicholson by Carlos Serrao | Cary Grant on the top of the Hotel Raphael in Paris, 1956 | Audrey Hepburn by Cecil Beaton | Jared Leto by Eric Ray Davidson | Angelina Jolie by Patrick Demarchelier | Leonardo Dicaprio by David Lachapelle | Isabella Rossellini by Steven Meisel | Marilyn Monroe and Eli Wallach on the set of The Misfits | Helena Bonham Carter by John Swannell | Audrey Hepburn in Los Angeles, 1954 | Scarlett Johansson by Paolo Roversi | Yvonne Strahovski by Luke Stambouliah | Marilyn Monroe by Sam Shaw | Emma Watson by Carter Smith | Britney Spears by Herb Ritts | Cate Blanchett by Dick Leary | Elizabeth Hurley by Ellen von Unwerth

The Curious Copyright Case of “It’s A Wonderful Life”

It’s A Wonderful Life has become a holiday tradition bolstered by near constant plays on television as the film fell into the public domain in 1975. But in the 90s, a studio would regain control over the film and put copyright to the test.

This lesson is proudly sponsored by RØDE Microphones:

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Adam Savage’s 10 Commandments of Making

Every year, Adam gives a speech at the Bay Area Maker Faire. He’s talked about intrinsic need for makers to build things, and how to work smart on projects. This year talk are his 10 tips for makers of all ages–the advice Adam would’ve given to himself when he was just starting out.

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1. Make something.
Make ANYTHING. You will only improve your skills by making, talk does you no good.

2. Make something useful.
Make something that improves your life or the lives of others. Make a thing that solves a problem for you, or highlights an issue you care about.

3. Start right now.
Do it with the tools you have. Don’t want for the next cool thing, or the next best camera, or that plugin you desperately want to buy. Make.

4. Work on projects with an end goal that interests you.
When you are interested in the material, it doesn’t feel like work.

5. Ask.
Ask questions, ask for help, ask for advice, ask for feedback. Cultivate relationships with people you trust, and be vulnerable in asking for feedback. Be specific when asking for feedback.

6. Share.
Trade knowledge. Nobody has a monopoly on being you, share technique “secrets” freely. Your technique alone is not what will make you successful in the long run.

7. Learn to fail.
Discouragement and failure are part of Every Single Project. Recognize and anticipate that you will fail in some way on every project, learn from it, and learn to push past it.

8. Measure carefully.
Know what your tolerances are on the project, where you need to be “tight” and where you need to be “loose.” This is what separates pros from amateurs.

9. Make things for other people.
From time to time, give it away. Collaborate with others. Help new people along.

10. Use more cooling fluid.
For our industry that could be “Plan for time and budget overages.” They almost always happen.

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A Guide to Using Consumer LED Bulbs for Photography and Video

Can you use everyday consumer LEDs to light your photos and video? Check out this guide with samples:

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Photographing indoors meant, until recently, changing the White Balance in your digital camera to Tungsten. With incandescent light bulbs going the way of the dodo, things are not always easy. Some of the cheap LED (Light Emitting Diode) light bulbs available in the market may give you a whole rainbow of colours during their lifetime, instead of the “white” your eyes seem to see there. Your camera sees differently, you see!

We’re not talking about calibrated LED panels—and even some of the cheaper ones will not offer faithful colour—but common LED light bulbs that are being used nowadays. They represent, for some photographic work, a good option in terms of light, but users have to understand what they can expect in terms of colour, and investigate in their own market which brands work the best.

Use With Any Light You Like

With digital cameras and a digital world, we’re spoilt for choice when it comes to light. Small and big LED lights have changed the way we photograph. While with film cameras the emulsions were bought for a specific type of light and then converted to another through the use of filters, if needed, with digital cameras the White Balance can be set for specific situations—Sun, Shadow, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Flash, etc.—and adjusted, in some of them, manually, from values, for example, between 2,000 and 10,000 Kelvin.

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55-Minute Documentary on Alfred Hitchcock: ‘Living Famously’

Check out this in depth look at the master of suspense: Alfred Hitchcock

The program shows how, from his earliest childhood in the suburbs of London, Alfred Hitchcock was a precociously sedentary loner. His active imagination helped him gain an apprenticeship in the fledgling British movie business, from where he travelled to Germany to learn the craft of film-making before returning to make Blackmail. With his script editor wife Alma by his side, Hitchcock made a series of British thrillers including The 39 Steps and The Lady Vanishes, which brought him to the attention of top Hollywood producer, David O. Selznick.

David O. Selznick brought Hitchcock to Hollywood to make the film Rebecca, which, despite the pair’s difficult relationship, gained them the Oscar for best picture. As Hitchcock settled into the Hollywood lifestyle, he embarked on a series of thrillers including Spellbound, Rear Window, North By Northwest and Strangers On A Train that proved his mastery of the silver screen. Working with the best Hollywood actors, Hitchcock imposed his methodical regime and darkest imaginings on his performers, creating some of the genre’s finest moments.

In the late 1950s, he became a star in his own right when he presented his series Alfred Hitchcock Presents… for American television. His reputation for taking his audiences on a roller coaster of terror was cemented by his 1960s films, Psycho and The Birds. Hitchcock sought to control the life of his leading lady, Tippi Hedron, resulting in his being outcast from Hollywood, forcing a return to Britain and a gradual and unwelcome descent into obscurity.

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Douglas Trumbull on Temporal Continuity and High Frame Rate

An interview with cinema pioneer Douglas Trumbull about the importance of the temporal continuity between the camera and the projector: to have one camera flash correspond to one projector flash. Trumbull also discusses two 60 fps formats: the Showscan 70mm film system, and his current 60fps 4K 3D Magi system.

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