Revenge of the Beasts

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This short skateboarding film by Sebastian Linda is really well done.

The following cameras and lenses were used…

Phantom MIRO LC320
Red Epic
Lumix GH3
EOS 550 D
Tokina 11 – 16 2,8
Walimex Fish
Canon 28, 50, 85, 100

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Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Coming Soon

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Shipping in July according to this…

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This is Shanghai

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This is, simply put, a very cool video. Made by UK based time lapse photographer Rob Whitworth and urban-geographic explorer JT Singh, the piece is meant to promote travel and tourism in Shanghai.

This is Shanghai from Rob Whitworth on Vimeo.

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Video Tools in Adobe Creative Cloud

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Slugline Screenwriting App

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If anything can make writing a screenplay easy, it’s this…

Welcome to Slugline from Slugline on Vimeo.

Slugline is available at the Mac app store for $39.99.

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Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera

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I want one…

NAB 2013: Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera unveiled from Dan Chung on Vimeo.

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The MōVI Rocks!

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Very excited about this cool new handheld camera gimbal from Freefly, called the MōVI. Not sure why they felt the need to put the awkward, long O accent on there, but whatever floats their boat. Here’s a quick little video of the unit in action…

MōVI in Action (Quick Video) from Vincent Laforet on Vimeo.

OK, so let’s see what it can do. Here is a short film made by DP Vincent Laforet using the MōVI for every shot with a Canon EOS 1DC (at 4K) and a Canon 24mm 1.3 Cine Prime (and a Zeiss 18mm CP.2 for the aerial shots). I think they did a great job of showing how this baby can enhance storytelling in a very affordable way.

MōVI from Vincent Laforet on Vimeo.

And here is a really amazing behind the scenes look at the making of the above short.

MōVI BTS from Vincent Laforet on Vimeo.

And finally, here is another behind the scenes piece made by Freefly that shows a bit more detail on how the unit is controlled, along with a pretty cool shot using a remote copter.

Passion for Motion – Behind the Scenes from Freefly on Vimeo.

What’s exciting about technology like this is that it allows filmmakers and video producers to start thinking in entirely new ways about how they can tell their stories, whether for narrative and documentary films, corporate videos and even personal video projects.

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Tired Meme – Fresh Take

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I know there are dozens (if not hundreds) of these out there, but this version made me laugh out loud a few times…

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ScopeBox 3.0 – Very Impressive

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ScopeBox 3.0 from Divergent Media looks like a very impressive tool for video producers. By connecting just about any camera to a laptop running ScopeBox, one can monitor and record video from DV to 4K in either native formats or an edit friendly codec of choice.

Check out the video to see how it works.

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5 Things You Should Know About the Canon C300

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I’m really looking forward to working with this camera. Hopefully sometime soon.

Jim Martin of Filmtools covers five basic features about the Canon C300: Lenses, Form Factor, Image Quality, Operation Costs, and Production Costs.

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