The Drawing Board Web Series introduces a shoulder rig and a handheld rig from the ikan Elements line, designed to improve the stability of your footage.
The internet streaming giant wants to displace the movie theater.
If you hate spending money to see lame new Hollywood movies in theaters, Netflix wants to fix that for you, by letting you watch all of the lame new Hollywood movies on your own couch. This, in Netflix’s estimation, might actually make movies better. It would almost certainly improve Netflix’s profits.
“Why not premiere movies on Netflix the same day they’re opening in theaters?” Ted Sarandos, Netflix’s Chief Content Officer, said during his keynote speech at the 2013 Film Independent Forum on Saturday in Los Angeles, Calif. “Why not follow what the consumers desire, to watch things when they want, instead of spending tens of millions of dollars to advertise to people who may not even live near a theater?”
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Nicolas Edelbach reviews Quentin Tarantino’s casting decisions and how often times second choices have struck cinematic gold.
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A shot-by-shot investigation of the three-way standoff at the climax of Sergio Leone’s The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, revealing mathematical patterns, images of thought, and pure musical rhythm.
DigitalRev TV done Pro Tog, Cheap Camera Challenge for 2-years now. This video is a roundup of the key qualities that professional photographers show when dealing with subject matters and how you can use that for your own photography.
SNL parody answers the question – what would a Wes Anderson Horror film look like?
Ryan Connolly from Film Riot takes you through how to make a zombie, without makeup!
A collection of spheres come together to sculpt a human form.
All I need to make a comedy is a park, a policeman and a pretty girl.
Andrew Reid makes a case against the sustainability of consumer grade DSLRs – their eventual fade (in his opinion) may mean more emphasis on the professional DSLR camera market.
In a way, nothing has changed… everything has changed. Throughout the photographic era, the way most people used cameras was document their social lives and special occasions, now they do it with a phone not a camera.
Until now the ‘smartphone problem’ had been pretty much isolated to the low end compact camera market. In my opinion this market is defunct and will vanish entirely within 10 years. Compacts used to sell 10 million units a month globally on average in 2011 and in 2013 this has fallen to around 4 million.
Not worth saving?
Sony have tried to be innovative and release a ‘digital lens’ for a smartphone with the QX series, but the right solution would have been to release an extremely slim case for an iPhone which became ‘at-one’ with the phone so you’d carry it with you by default, with it offering the protection of a case but the increased image quality of a high end compact, via it’s own dedicated sensor and optics.
Nokia’s PureView 41MP camera shows you can substantially improve on iPhone-level image quality without the need for bulky lenses.
Unfortunately Sony chose not to take this route with the QX series. I’d rather carry a separate camera, because it is a separate camera anyway – and a pain in the ass to pair-up.
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Rodeo FX released a fascinating breakdown of their work on Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim working closely with ILM to create, simulate, and animate fully CG creatures and vehicles for a variety of sequences.