Articles written by Kenn Tam
See Hannu Huhtamo, Janne Parviainen "Jannepaint" and Pekka Parviainen in this 25 minute long documentary about light painting, directed, shot and edited by Nico A. Eloranta. This video is subtitled but if you are the observant type you will learn quite a bit from this one. Image samples and the video are in the full post.
Do you have a Canon 580EX II or a Nikon SB900 kicking around? I bet you do. I also bet that many of you haven't taken advantage of their Multi/Stroboscopic Flash modes. Check out photographer R.J. Hidson's short video on how to use your flash's Multi Mode to capture multiple images in one frame.
I recently did a post on Google's Street View of B&H when Fstoppers reader Paul Bamford asked what the hanging track system was all about. Many of you already know that B&H has an elaborate conveyer belt system, that moves all of their goods through out the store. But now, thanks to a stole away GoPro and the good humored folks at B&H, you can see it in action.
See one of the first side by side video comparisons of Nikon's D4 and Canon's 1DX posted by Fenchel Janisch. This video was shot in daylight using the same settings on both cameras and Sigma 50mm F/1.4 + Sigma 85mm F/1.4 lenses. (Settings: ISO 100, F/4 + F/5.6, shutter speed 1/50s). Which looks better to you?
There is a new web series in the works that centers around 1 man along in a broken and empty New York City. Why do you as a filmmaker care? Well, the series will include filmmaking tutorials on things like: how to turn an actor into a zombie, how to create a destroyed Empire State Building and whatever else takes, director Rubidium Wu's fancy, along the way. See the trailer and first BTS tutorial in the full post.
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.
Google Street View has made B&H accessible to anyone via a virtual tour. Sadly, the tour doesn't quite do the place justice as all the good stuff is on the second floor and it doesn't look like they will take you that far... yet. But you can take the tour and leave your comments in the full post.
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.
French sculptor turned photographer Philippe Ramette takes some amazingly surreal self portraits that some may find reminiscent of Escher. And although we have seen plenty of works before, where the laws of physics seem to be bent or defied, Philippe does it all in camera. See the full post for Philippe's final images and the video that shows how he does it.
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.