The 645 PRO app is designed with photographers in mind. With cell phones being used more and more for taking pictures, it’s no wonder that this app is coming out for the iPhone. Aside from shooting raw, it has plenty of features that will grab your interest. [more]
The guys and Brain Farm has been featured on Fstoppers a few times now for their incredible video work and seemingly endless budgets. In this video, Brain Farm teams up with Schiebel to produce the most capable, video recording, radio controlled helicopter in the world. Check out the full post to see their demo reel. [more]
The Holi festival in India has always been a colorful source of inspiration for photographers but New York-based production company, Variable, wasn’t equipped with a meager Canon 5D Mark III or Nikon D800 but with the awesome 2,500fps might of the Phantom Flex high speed camera.
Vincent Laforet, the man who arguably started the DSLR-Video revolution, and most recently created the short film Mobius with the Canon C300, posted a quick video giving an overview of new features in the new Adobe CS6 Production Premium. Hover scrubbing (like in FCX), a customizable interface, and adjustment layers are now in Premiere Pro. After Effects got a bump with 32-bit support on CC Effects, also new is the inclusion Speedgrade, a professional color grading addition.
Admittedly this DIY project takes a little more effort than some but the results are pretty damn cool. Benjamin Von Wong takes a page from DIY Photography and makes a pretty slick fluorescent light track system, turning a small one room into a photo studio. Check out the video and if you decided this is something you must do, then head over to the VonStudio Blog for complete project detail. Parts, pricing, assembly, pros, cons, the works! [more]
In this second installation, Chris Niccolls over at The Camera Store TV, compares the Canon 5D Mark III and Nikon D800, with photojournalist Mike Drew. Mike and Chris look at how these two cameras handle fast action in low light and how JPEG processing compares to the RAW files. What I really dig about this comparison is that it’s not another model shoot but rather a real working world photographer shooting under the unique and difficult conditions of a cutting horse competition. [more]
Here’s a brief behind the scenes video featuring Andrew Geraci and Drew Breese in a Q&A regarding their haunting video, “Asylum”. This HDR time-lapse was created from 35,000 photos over 7 months. If you missed this last week on Fstoppers, it’s here in the full post. As the BTSV reveals, Drew and Andrew made this for no other reason than the love of shooting. That alone is worth your attention. [more]
I’ve always been amazed by artists who have the ability to take a vision of something that doesn’t actually exist, and then produce a surreal image of it in fine detail. One such artist is photographer Rob Woodcox, and this past winter I got the chance to capture some behind the scenes footage of a shoot he was working on, and also interview him about the project and his production processes. In the video, you’ll see the final image, and hear Rob provide some insight on the post-processing of his photos. Hit the jump for some more samples of his work! [more]
Is there anything new under the sun? Has it all been done before? Maybe… but the shadows are a different story. “Haunted” is a paranormal thriller that takes place in a haunted house over the course of 48 hours. This awesomely interactive narrative was filmed using 16 cameras spread through out the various rooms and you are free to jump to any of the cameras at any point of the time line. [more]
There is no doubt that Nikon and Canon are putting a lot of effort in creating better video features in their flagship DSLR cameras. One of the most talked about new features has been Nikon’s clean, uncompressed 1080p output from the camera’s HDMI connector. Both the Nikon D800 and Nikon D4 DSLR cameras allow for this feature, but we’ve wondered just how useful are these new uncompressed files? We decided to test the new Atomos Ninja 1080p external recorder to see if these 12x larger files gave us better image quality for our own video projects. [more]
Clemens Wirth shows us an entire world of life that resides in just one drop of water. I was horrified yet simultaneously engaged when looking at this video. It’s well put together, everything from the videography to the editing. The good news is that the life you see does not exist in your municipal drinking water, to make that clear. So rest easy and have fun watching. [more]
Casey Neistat is a great film maker that you may remember for his Peanut Butter Lid Lens Hack. Recently he was hired by Nike to create something interesting for their Nike + Fuel Band. The story goes that instead of making a traditional commercial, Casey took Nike’s budget and traveled around the world until it was all spent. He filmed his 10 day escapade and produced the following video. Even if the Nike story was staged, it’s still a pretty inspiring video made by an incredible budget film maker.
There are some styles of photography which have been beaten into the ground. Take, for example, the trip to an old asylum; it seems like we’ve all seen a thousand HDR images of the local loony bin. Graffiti-covered walls, derelict operating rooms and spooky wheelchairs ad-nauseum. But every once in awhile, something comes along which makes my jaw drop and revisits what is possible in an ages-old subject. Drew Geraci’s Asylum is exactly what I’m talking about.
Ryan Connolly over at Film Riot, a how-to filmmaking site, just knocked out a short film using the iPhone 4s as his only camera. The best part is, he has also provided us with a very in-depth look at how he did. Everything from app set up, lighting, equipment, the works. See both the final video and the BTSV here.
“We took the challenge of making a short with the iPhone 4s. The goal was to make the iPhone’s video mode look as cinematic as possible… [more]