Howdy and welcome to the Wednesday Rundown. This week we have a sick studio shoot with live birds. With the help of some bird handlers this photographer nails some awesome photos of cockatoos on a pure white background. He even snagged some of the birds in flight inside. If you have a video that you think we might like to post, please click on “submit content” above. [more]
A hyper, over caffeinated Benjamin Von Wong sent me this super short, super simple but super easy to overlook tip. So, if you plan on traveling any time in the near future and have 38 seconds to spare, give it a look.
Benjimin Von Wong:
Quick Tip # 1 – Bring a powerbar when you travel! Oh, and don’t drink too much coffee before filming! [more]
Yesterday I shot a full wedding with the new Nikon D4 that LensProToGo was kind enough to send me since mine isn’t here yet. I was extremely pleased with the way that the camera performed and although I haven’t gone through the images yet, I picked out 6 random shots that were taken at high ISO so that you guys can see the noise in real world situations. [more]
We recently came across this collection of behind-the-scenes photographs from the filming of the original Star Wars trilogy (A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and The Return of the Jedi). To see Sir Alec Guinness working on his tan in a pair of oversize sunglasses, Chewbacca unmasked, and Carrie Fischer about to get intimate with C-3PO, check this out! [more]
Howdy and welcome to the Wednesday Rundown. This week we have a BTS video on Dean Bradshaw’s action composite photos. See him shoot the athletes then compile them together to create an awesome scene. Also see the behind the scens on a promo See-Doo shoot. If you have a video that you think we might like to post, please click on “submit content” above. [more]
Benjamin Von Wong just hit me up, from his facebook account, to let me know his latest BTSV is out. His 9th, here on Fstoppers, if I counted correctly. And this time no one had to be set on fire but they did have to bend over backwards.
Enter contorsion artist, Myriam Deraiche.
The new Disney flick John Carter certainly seems like a breath of fresh air to movie-goers everywhere. A unique concept, interesting storyline, and dazzling special effects are all coming together to make this one movie that I know I’ll be seeing on the big screen. Check out a behind-the-scenes video detailing the special effects handiwork that went into making this story a reality after the jump. [more]
Howdy and welcome to the Wednesday Rundown. This week we have some behind the scenes video footage from a documentry called the Perfect Runner. They have taken slow motion video from several runners to break down what it takes to have a “perfect run”. The footage from the Weisscam is pretty slick. Check out the shoot with a Jenny Craig model. If you have a video that you think we might like to post, please click on “submit content” above. [more]
Who doesn’t love watching the X Games? Those athletes are crazy. Just as captivating, though, is this behind-the-scenes two-part video on The Northface and X Games Baldface commercial. Director Todd Jones pulls out all the stops in this two part BTS documentary, breaking out a Phantom HD Gold, a helicopter, and building one really enormous jump. [more]
In what must be one of the largest faux-pas in camera news ever, Nikon has used footage shot on Canon 5d Mark IIs and what appears to be a Phantom HD camera to promote their D800. But it doesn’t end there. Not only did they use footage from their competitors’ cameras in the ad, but they also allegedly did not ask permission to use that footage in the first place. Get the scoop after the jump. [more]
[FS Spotlight] Photographer Ursula Coyote of Breaking Bad Talks About Breaking into TV Stills, Unions, and the Film Industry
Just about everyone I know is hooked on critically-acclaimed series Breaking Bad. (A high school chemistry teacher with cancer turned meth dealer? How could that not be interesting?) But as TV still photographer Ursula Coyote will tell you, shooting [more]
Howdy and welcome to the Wednesday Rundown. This week we have a Red One test shoot. Amazing to see what this video camera can do with just simple available ambient light. We also have a couple other shoots to check out and snag some ideas from. If you have a video that you think we might like to post, please click on “submit content” above. [more]
The majority of my generation doesn’t spend a lot of time worrying about gender discrimination and gender issues in their career path, myself included. I actively avoided all the gender studies kids in college, finding their “keg-conversation” a tad too zealous for comfort. However, through my never-ending quest for FS Spotlight subjects, I can’t help noticing that a disproportionate number of renowned photographers are men. “Hm, coincidence?” I wondered. “Or is photography still a man’s world?” My personal impression was that while the world of established, renowned photographers is male-dominated, I know just as many young female photographers as male. But as I stared at the Fstoppers writer’s roster – 17 writers, 15 men, 2 women, I decided it was time to do a bit of research.
Some of you may remember the post from a few weeks ago titled Photographer Vs. Security: The Ultimate Showdown. Well, it looks like yet another photographer has been harassed and decided to make light of the situation. Jason Macchioni, a Pennsylvania-based photographer, had a run in with police in his area and as is par for the course these days, tempers flared. Check out the video in the full post.