“Public Domaine” was the name of a skateboarding themed art exhibition that took place at The Gaîté Art Museum in Paris last summer. To celebrate their 25th Anniversary, shoemaker Etnies commissioned award-winning skateboard filmmaker Mike Manzoori to create a unique piece of video art for the exhibit. And unique is exactly what he provided with a bizarrely super wide angle aspect ratio film that was projected on the walls of the exhibit. He also used some very interesting tools to achieve this look, including the RED One, Custom rigs for holding 3x DSLRs, and a spinning 360 GoPro Rig. To see the full post click here.
Greetings Comrads, I hope you’ve brushed up on your Russian because today we take a little journey via the world wide web to motherland Russia. We’ll be watching a BTS video from PP Productions as they shoot three 30-second TV spots for Elitech Tools. It’s a pretty big production that goes into the making of spots like these, especially when your doing 3 in one day. Click here to see the full post.
Prior to the official launch of the Canon C300, Canon sent pre-production samples to a bunch of cinematographers for real-world testing. Mario Feil was one of those film makers and once he got the call from Canon confirming his sample was on the way, he only had one day for pre-production, 2 days to shoot, and 2 days of post-production to get his film done on time. Watch the BTS video shot by Peter Hainzl by clicking here.
This fantastic mini-doc explores the history behind intellectual property, ideas, creativity, and the laws that have been put in to place to control them. If you enjoyed Noam Galai’s Stolen Scream doc, you’ll get a kick out of the commentary provided in this video by Kirby Ferguson. What do you think? Is creativity derivative? Where do you draw the line, if you draw one at all?
When I first saw this video featuring the new sportscar by Polish builders Arrinera Automotive, I thought it was completely CGI. Today they just blew my mind by releasing a behind the scenes video on how they filmed the commercial for the yet unnammed Lamborghini inspired super car. I know nothing about these cars so if you do, leave some insight in the comments.
As a music lover myself, the Grammys is one of the few awards shows I sit down to watch year after year. This something interesting happened I had never seen before; a commercial featuring Willie Nelson singing Coldplay’s The Scientist actually outshined the live performance from Coldplay moments before. [Read Full Article]
Who doesn’t like a good Photoshop tutorial and learn few new editing tricks? Maybe learn how to fix skin tones or even remove stray hair. But what If you’re less into models and more into photographing dictators? we have the perfect tutorial for you. You’ll learn how to fix funeral shots, hide crime against humanity and so much more!
Here’s a nice little BTS from Moxie Pictures showing what kind of work goes into the making of a 30-second spot for Samsonite. The purpose was to show off Samsonite’s spinners, a series of travel luggage featuring 4 independent wheels that can swivel in any direction to maximize maneuverability. The video gives a good insight into the level of production planning, logistics, & post production that go into making a commercial of this level. Click here for the full post.
In this series of videos aimed towards novices, Vincent Laforet and Blake Whitman from Vimeo Video School give you a breakdown on the lenses used in video production and their specific characteristics. This video is aimed at beginners, so seasoned shooters might want to pass, but it’s shot and organized so well even if you know the difference between a wide-angle and a standard lens you still might want to give it a look, especially video #2. They go into details regarding how focal length effects framing, compression, depth-of-field, distortion, and they’re proper uses for storytelling, dialogue shots, and providing context within your frame. Click here to see the full post.
It takes more than a nice a camera and an amazing landscape to make stunning images. Vimeo user Dana Saint traveled with his girlfriend for 5 weeks and didn’t just capture great footage, but he also wrote a wonderful voiceover to go with it. It starts a bit slow but picks up in the last few minutes, with shots going by so fast I had to re-watch it several times over again.
Using a slider for video production can be a no-brainer when doing lateral tracking shots, but when you use them to for push/pull shots, sometimes the track itself can become a hinderance if it visible in your shot. In this short series you’ll see cinematographer Preston Kanak give you some ideas on how to keep the slider where it belongs, out of your shot. Interested in seeing how it’s done? Click here to see the full post.
Even though most of you have shot models before, you may never come across one this thin. Ioana Spangenberg is a Romanian born model that has a 20 inch waist. Not only is she unnaturally thin, but she eats 3 meals a day and snacks in between… (Continued)
By now most of you have probably seen OK Go’s music video for “Needing/Getting”, either during the Superbowl or from the millions of people who circulated it across the web right after. They just released the first in a series of behind the scenes videos that show how they made this awesome ad, check it out!
London Fashion Week is fast approaching and GQ magazine in the UK decided to put together a shoot sponsored by Mercedes-Benz. Instead of the “usual” shoot that includes models and luxury cars (think of every music video ever made), GQ chose to go in a slightly different direction. More details and the video are in the Full Post.
Here is another video that shows the HDSLR capabilities of Nikon’s recently announced D800. Although the plot may be quite corny, this short film shows some incredible examples of the D800′s HD image quality. Need more D800 info? Then click here for everything else D800 on Fstoppers. Enjoy!