Kickstarter is chock-full of incredible new products and ideas, and here is one of my favorites. Kyle Hart of Puyallup, WA has come up with the EZ-Steady, a very affordable stabilization system, that glides an iPhone, GoPro or DSLR through the air with ease. Check out the EZ-Steady video and then head on over to Kyle’s Kickstarter to get your hands on one of these puppies. Enjoy!
Have you ever been shooting with your big boy lights and wished you could shoot with your aperture wide open, but your lights are too bright to allow this? You, my friend, need a Neutral Density Filter. In this video, Mark Wallace breaks down the uses of ND filters and how to use them properly. Enjoy!
Shot on the Canon T2i
Edited in FCP 7
Video filmed by : Taylor Tracy
Model : Nicole Keimig
Hair and Makeup : Sara Larson
See how existing footage, sound bites, 35 bucks and some creative editing can turn out a kick ass promo vid. If this BTS teaches you anything it should be to film, shoot and archive everything, cause you never know when you just may need the footage. Great work on the video, guys. And on making me miss BC.
“Spot Cinema was asked to come along to a Matt Barnes’ Creative, as he organized an amazing PhotoShoot at Gopher Dunes rein-acting a scene from the 1960s /70s with a couple of male models, dirt bikes, vintage clothing and a Smoke Machine!”
See how much work goes into a 30 second (soccer themed) water spot. This is one of the few entries where I thought watching the BTS vid was far cooler than the final product. Definitely worth braving the 7 minute and 30 seconds to see how the big boys get things done but be warned, lazy kids, this one is subtitled.
As good as the BTS is for this submission, the final video is epic. If you are a hardcore gamer like myself and recognize titles such as Gears of War, Halo, Mortal Kombat, and Left 4 Dead, then you’re gonna love watching them all come together to kick some zombie ass. Did I say, “Spoiler Alert”? Oh well it’s all good.
This video workshop presented by PhotoShelter.com gives us an in-depth look into the lighting and workflow of established commercial photographer, Robert Seale. He goes through many lighting setups and shows us how to use light and how to effectively mix the ambient. Enjoy!
Music by: M83 – Moonchild and Ratatat – Bustelo
Watch “The Chase”, a behind the scenes look at a 360º panoramic car chase. Submitted by photographer/retoucher Eric Herrmann, producer Steven Hasegawa, BTSV Austin Kearsley with music by Zack Hemsey. The panoramic final image is pretty impressive, so, be sure to check it out here: thechasepano.com.