The Sony NEX FS700 is probably one of the most anticipated video camera releases of the year, and with a price point of $8,000 it’s not very hard to see why. Legendary Cinematographer, Philip Bloom, recently got his hands on a pre-production version of the Sony NEX FS700 for review. [more]
Tom Lowe’s Timescapes documentary has been in the works now for over two years, and it is finally complete! Timescapes is the first movie to be sold to the public in full 4K resolution. Shot on the Red Epic and with Canon Lenses, Tom’s outdoor documentary features some of the most amazing scenes I’ve ever seen from Yosemite, the Joshua Tree, and other parts of Western America. Tom has a great write up about the movie on Timescapes.org and you can buy the movie here. This was one of the first posts on Fstoppers and we are excited to see the final production; congrats Tom!
In case you missed “Hugo“, the Oscar winning film from last year, the last cut of the movie is about 2 minutes long, and is seemingly a single steadicam shot. In this behind the scenes video, we see the point of view from a small wide angle camera mounted on top of the steadicam itself, and you can see how something like this is pulled off. You can even hear Larry McConkey take a sigh of relief when he finishes the move. Hit the jump for the scene from the movie. [more]
Skater Kilian Martin sets new standards in the world of skateboarding. Mb! joined forces with Killian and filmmaker Brett Novak to create his newest video “Kilian Martin: Altered Route”. Aside from the fact that Killian does things with a skateboard that I have never seen anyone else do … ever, Brett captures each trick and angle perfectly. I especially love the way Brett juxtaposed the nostalgic clips from the water park back in it’s heyday to it’s current ghost-townly state. Enjoy!
If you don’t know anything about John Baldessari, here’s a quick and highly entertaining way to get up to speed on this living American legend. The great voice of Tom Waits narrates this five-minute documentary about Baldessari and his work. Considered by many to be the godfather of conceptual art, his work goes far beyond photography. He began as a painter, and eventually got into mixed media. His canvasses often feature both text [more]
Gregory Villien is a true renaissance man when it comes to media. I was not only blown away with his compilation of slow motion sports clips, but after visiting his website, it’s clear he’s a man of many talents. He’s got a collection of his own photography, music, designs, and other projects. This guy dabbles in it all.
Steven Randolph and videographer Steven Perilloux give celebrity chasing paparazzi a taste of their own medicine in this short video Vice segment, “Pap Smear”. I dare you to watch this video and not make some kind of comment. I’m curious to see if any of our readers will come to the defense of paparazzi. Is there a right way to do this kind of work? Let’s hear your thoughts.
Vice: “Paparazzi make a living by chasing down celebrities and shoving cameras in their faces and up their skirts. We decided to hunt a few down and give them a taste of their own disgusting medicine.” [more]
Have you ever recorded a video with a cheap mic or maybe just with bad settings and got a hiss or faint high end distortion? What about a low pitched hum like the sound of an A/C unit or heavy traffic outside the window. Well have no fear, in this video the guys at VideoMaker show you some handy tips for correcting hisses and hums using high and low pass filters, notch filters and automated tasks. Enjoy! [more]
On Sunday, San Francisco celebrated the 75th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge with one massive fireworks display. For all of us who weren’t able to attend, no worries; the guys over at The Seventh Movement captured the entire event with several Canon 5Ds (MKII and IIIs) and a Red Scarlet (at 48 fps). The editing job on this is amazing and all the shots were planned out really well…the twilight harbor shot is worth a watch alone!
UPDATED WITH PETER’S Full RES FILES! New cameras are getting faster and faster each year. In over a decade DSLRs have gone from 6 fps to 12 fps, and now many can shoot 60 frames of HD video. We’ve all heard it before, “At some point photographers will just shoot video and pull the best frame out” but is this really even feasible? Fstoppers.com recently teamed up with Peter Hurley to test this theory as we compared the Hasselblad H3D-22 with the Red Epic. The results are shocking! [more]
The company Petzl hosted “RocTrip China 2011“, where elite climbers from all over the world came to China to climb some of the most spectacular arch rock formations ever found. Video of the local farming town and the climbing event itself was captured, but instead of a traditional narrative edit or linear progression, the edit is driven by music that has NAT sound from the video clips mixed into it, creating a unique presentation that has an incredible flow to it. Confused? Check the video and let me know what you think. Some wallpaper sized photos of the epic landscape after the jump. [more]
Wow, I just ran across this short on Vimeo and was so impressed with the concept and execution of James W Griffiths’ “Splitscreen: A Love Story”. James shot the entire video on a Nokia N8 cell phone as the short was created for the Nokia Shorts Competition in 2011. “Splitscreen” won first place in the competition and was nominated for a vimeo award. The video quality isn’t great, but they did a great job in putting it all together. Very cool stuff. Enjoy! [more]
Within the Mission District in San Francisco lies an amazing tintype photography studio called Photobooth. The best part is that you can just walk in and get a tintype portrait for yourself. Co-founder, Michael Shindler, not only talks about how it all got started but gives us a look into the process from start to finish. Check it out the next time you’re in San Francisco! [more]
How do you figure that? 33MP at 120fps. That’s right — 33 megapixels! Data transfer rate is 51.2Gbps! This is the camera that NHK built to supposedly replace HDTV “one day?” While we won’t see this replace HDTV for years and years, it’s an impressive feat, but one that might also fill a hard drive or ten a little too quickly. [more]
For his music video for the song Rivers and Homes, J.Viewz shot a ‘normal’ music video, had 2000 of its frames printed out, and re-shot and -animated together shots of several hundred fans holding those stills for the final piece — and the fans can tag themselves, too. While time-consuming, this is an elegantly simple idea with a great end result…