Friday, August 23, 2013

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Best DSLR Rig For Fast Pace Shooting And B-Roll | DSLR Video Shooter
Shooting using a monopod, and he also points out this Benro monopod that's $199 and very similar (like a copy of) the Manfrotto monopod (which is $239 through August 31)
Keep it Simple My Friends – Don’t over complicate your setup. If you don’t use 4×4 filters don’t setup a matte box, if you don’t need a ton of power don’t mess around with battery grips etc. Your goal should be to keep removing gear until you can’t remove anymore. K.I.S.S.

Shooting Video in the Wild: What You Should Know Before You Go | Rae-Anne LaPlante | Zacuto
2. Be one with your environment
If you spend enough time shooting outdoors, you’ll notice how living things interact with each other in their natural environment. If you are videotaping wildlife, you’ll want to understand how your subject communicates with it’s’ environment and other species. Is it a prey or predator?

Hands-On Review: the New Rokinon 16mm Wide-Angle T2.2 Cine Lens for APS-C and Micro Four Thirds | Justin Dise | B & H
I just got my hands on the regular model, and here comes the Cine 16mm Rokinon 16mm Wide-Angle T2.2:
A minimum focusing distance of 7.9 inches allows you to use the lens in tight locations or for stylized close-up shots when you want to include more of the background with your subject or exaggerate scale or distance between objects. I did notice some barrel distortion when shooting straight lines and performing camera pans, but the distortion wasn’t severe and was nothing out of the ordinary for a fast wide-angle lens.

rode ixy review | Cute Monster
The RODE iXY really shines as portable recording gear due to its sheer versatility. The included windshield and carrying case were welcome additions adding to the convenience of using the device on a daily basis for creative pursuits.

Review: Hawaiki Color for FCPX | GLJ Media Group
Hawaiki Color by Tokyo Productions and Lawn Road is a custom interface with key grading tools within the FCPX effects browser.  Three larger than average tactile color wheels are a great feature with industry standard controls of temperature, exposure, hue, saturation, contrast, blur and sharpen.

Headline says it all #1: Use A Video: Your Kickstarter Project Is 85 Percent More Likely to Be Funded | ReelSEO

Headline says it all #2: UPDATED WITH 5 MINUTE REVIEW PREVIEW: “Is that a Blackmagic in your pocket or are you…?” The evolving camera review!! | Philip Bloom

Headline says it all #3: 4K upgrade path for KineRAW MINI confirmed, with KineDECK 6K external recorder | News Shooter


mocha AE Roto & Masking Webinar Aug2013 | Imagineer Systems | Vimeo
An hour long tutorial!
An online training session captured on August 20, 2013. Imagineer Systems' Product Specialist, Mary Poplin presents mocha for roto & masking tasks.mocha AE ships free with Adobe AE Creative Cloud.Covers core concepts of planar tracking, roto and using mocha AE with Adobe After Effects Topics Include:• mocha's Planar Tracker• Roto

Here's an interesting breakdown of several VFX shots done with mocha: Jeep Manifesto Breakdown from Sermed Darah on Vimeo.


A behind-the-scenes look at the making of the short film "The Arborlight". Filmed on the RED Epic using the Freefly Systems MōVI, this film gives you a closer look at how the MōVI is changing the way people are making films

The Arborlight - MōVI on the Set from Freefly on Vimeo.

This tutorial will walk you through the basic steps to quickly balance your camera on the G2.

Basic Balancing for the G2 from DEFY Gimbal on Vimeo.

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