A documentary that highlights the deadly combination of sleep deprivation and long days of work. Focusing in particular in the film industry. Unsettled by the preventable death of a coworker, filmmaker Haskell Wexler learns that sleep deprivation and long work hours are a deadly combination. Interweaving medical findings with personal accounts, his camera reveals how a 24/7 work culture affects all Americans.
Ingenious Hackintosh builders stuffed the computer components in a trashcan and painted it candy apple red. What more could you ask for?
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Matthew McConaughey gives a stunning performance in Dallas Buyers Club, as directed by Jean-Marc Vallee. See Matthew when he was still working on the film in this 2012 DP/30 interview:
With the hacked firmware installed you can use the TP-Link MR3040 as a wifi dongle for you android device. With the DSLR Controller app installed this basically gives you a wireless monitor and controller for your Canon camera. Frame rate isn’t full speed, but the refresh rate is more than enough to make this usable.
Full instructions below:
Finally had a chance to sit down and hack the TP-Link TL-MR3040 Wireless unit. In case you missed it, with a little bit of work you can setup the TP-Link TL-MR3040 to work with the DSLR controller android app. This basically gives you a wireless control as well and monitoring capabilities for less than $40.
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The position of your light can affect the look and mood of your subject. Digital Camera World offers this helpful infographic:
How to set up studio lighting: 01 High
In most cases you’ll want to have your main light positioned above the model. Notice how the shadow from the nose falls down the face, elongating the features. Ideally you want the shadow of the nose to point towards the end of the lips. The triangle of light on the cheek on the shadow side is often referred to as ‘Rembrandt’ lighting; get your model to move their head slightly to achieve this.
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Epic photographer Benjamin Von Wong shares his thoughts on being a creative and what inspires him.
I had a job at a mine in Nevada (USA) when my girlfriend at the time broke up with me. I figured if I didn’t find a hobby, I’d go crazy. The idea to take pictures of the stars came to me, so I went to Walmart and bought my first point-and-shoot camera. I didn’t do very well, so the next chance I had, I drove to the next city over and bought my first DSLR.
Another photographer asked whether I would be interested in shooting an event for pharmaceutical students. It was $250 for five hours of shooting. At the time, I wasn’t actually geared up for shooting events. I had an 18-200. I borrowed a flash from a friend. I basically had a flash, a slow zoom lens, and a model clause to make myself look more professional.
At the end of the day, what was special about this event was my realization that I could earn money doing what I love. And that’s when I really got into it. I bought a bunch of new equipment. Got business cards made right away.
Shooting events was fun, but it wasn’t a passion, so I quit the events business and launched myself into creative portraiture. My creative portraiture grew, and I started the Von Wong brand in 2010. The next biggest transition was when I quit my day job. I woke up one morning and said I know I’m not going to do engineering for the rest of my life. So in 2012, I quit. Having the financial support of my mining engineering career helped me make that leap.
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Getting fog from the machine to where you need it on your set is always a struggle. The Slanted Lens made this great simple video that explains how to make your own DIY fog ducting system.
A man standing alone in a shed hitting a bath with a mallet could be seen as mad, but in the world of sound design, it’s the norm. Ali Lacey is an eccentric sound design artist, and this short portrait allows us a closer look into the world of sound design.
In a viral marketing campaign for The Devil’s Due – puppeteers set out to terrorize the folks on the streets of New York with a demon child.