Articles written by Wouter du Toit
Have you ever wondered why the back of your DSLR has a wide screen on it, or why your monitor at home has a landscape-orientated format? I always thought this was scientifically proven to be the best and most powerful way to watch motion on a screen, but this video shows us how wide screens became the standard.
Have you ever wondered how photography, especially flash photography, came about and how it was first used as a means to further our understanding of the world in scientific studies? This video gives a short history of how flash came about and how grateful we can be for the persistence of Harold “Doc” Edgerton.
I spent a Sunday in Paris with a friend, Jason Boone, who's made a video about Adobe Rush and what makes it such a good video editing tool. It has been presented as being easy, syncs over Adobe Creative Cloud and has a lot built in to make you a more productive editor. This video shows whether that's true.
Sam Kolder is one of the prolific YouTube creators who has gained viewership because of his editing skills, the transitions he is able to make, and style of narration and cutting footage to fit the story. In this video, he tells a story about animal conservation, and for any photographer or video producer, it should be inspiring and motivation to use your skills to do good.
The first thing that comes to mind when I think of Hasselblad is how expensive the gear is, and secondly, the amazing quality of the images, and what you get with the medium format sensor regarding dynamic range and the great colors images taken with the cameras they contain. But when they partnered with DJI with the Mavic Pro 2, image quality seems to be a problem.
One of the best parts of owning a GoPro is the size and versatility. Now, they've added stabilization, and by the looks of it, you won't need a gimbal to shoot great footage. Casey Neistat goes mountain-biking to show us what's possible with the new GoPro Hero 7.
Moment is a company who makes lenses for iPhones. They recently introduced their Anamorphic lens, and started a festival where some videographers got the opportunity to shoot whatever they wanted to. JR Alli made Disconnected on his iPhone, and this video shows how he did it.
Mission Impossible III was recently launched, and what makes it a special movie to go watch is the fact that most of the stunts were done by Tom Cruise himself and that they were done in real time and space, on location, and without much CGI. His movies are revered as some of the best action movies, and it's because of this reason it's worth noticing that the real thing is often better than the simulation.