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Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 03/12/14 10:03:01 AM

Watch a Clip from Jonathan Glazer's 'Under the Skin'

Watch a clip from Jonathan Glazer's sci-fi thriller Under the Skin in which Scarlett Johansson plays an extraterrestrial prostitute preying on men in Scotland. Using hidden cameras, Glazer captured most of the men that Johansson's character lures Borat-style: they were non-actors who had no idea they were in a movie until afterwards. The film will be released in the U.S. on April 4th. Watch below.

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 03/11/14 03:03:30 PM

Shooting Raw with the Sony F55 and R5 Recorder

Matt Allard of News Shooter writes up his experiences shooting raw with the Sony F55 and R5 recorder.

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 03/10/14 06:03:09 PM

Philip Bloom Reviews the Digital Bolex D16

Philip Bloom has posted his full video review of the Digital Bolex D16 (which clocks in at a whopping 42 minutes). Bloom was an original Kickstarter backer for the camera. He says, "Shooting with this camera is actually a really fun experience. I absolutely adore shooting with it. And that in itself says a lot. Is it worth three and a half grand of a lot? I don't know. That comes down to you. This is not a mass market camera, it's not a camera that's going to fly off the shelves and replace any camera that's out there right now. It's a very specific thing, it's a very specific market." Watch it below and read more here.

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 03/10/14 05:03:43 PM

'The Great Gatsby' DP on How 3D Added to the Actors' Performances

In the below interview from Cinefii, cinematographer Simon Duggan explains how he thinks 3D added to the lavish spectacle of Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby, but also brought extra life to the characters. He says, "3D for our film generally played out so well with just the character reveal of the actors. I think it’s amazing when you’re in close to an actor, how much more information you get from their faces and their performances in 3D. We always made sure we were right there, right in their faces most of the time...It was such an artificial world in some ways so we didn’t mind pushing that element, which was making a beautiful portraiture of the character so the audience could read all the emotions from the characters." Watch below. (via No Film School)

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 03/10/14 01:03:19 PM

DP Robert Yeoman on the Single-Camera Shoot of 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'

Cinematographer Robert Yeoman speaks to American Cinematographer about his latest collaboration with director Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel. He says of using a single camera (an Arricam Studio) for the shoot, "When you’re as compositionally specific as Wes and I are, one camera is the only way to go." Read the full story here.    

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 03/05/14 05:03:48 PM

Understanding Camera Color

Art Adams of DVInfo writes a brief history of colors as it related to the film stock of yesteryear, and what he has noticed about the images that come out of digital cameras today. He writes, "When I started out in this business as a camera assistant every film stock had a signature. Companies had overall looks — Kodak was the 'warm' company, Fuji was the 'cool' company, etc. — but each stock had its own personality...Video cameras are very similar. Each company has a base look, and in some cases this look has evolved over time. I’ve been working with Sony on developing a new filmic look for the Sony F55 so I’ve spent a lot of time pondering color palettes and trying to figure out what it is that I like, or dislike, about various cameras over the years." Read the full story here.

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 03/05/14 05:03:12 PM

Sterographer Matt Blute on Shooting 3D for 'Stalingrad'

Stalingrad steoreographer Matt Blute talks to Rama's Screen about his work shooting the Russian war film in 3D.

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 03/04/14 06:03:14 PM

An In-Depth Review of the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K

Simon Wyndham of RedShark News writes up an in-depth review of the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K.

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 03/04/14 01:03:41 PM

The Making of 'Stalingrad,' Russia's First 3D IMAX Film

Stylized war epic Stalingrad is Russia’s first production in IMAX 3D, and, in fact, the first non-American film made for IMAX. The film depicts a historic World War II battle between Russian and German forces and was created with massive sets, authentic weaponry, and a thousand extras. But for director Fedor Bondarchuk, the film wouldn’t have been made at all if he couldn’t have done it in 3D.

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 03/03/14 05:03:34 PM

Sony F55 vs. ARRI Alexa vs. Blackmagic Cinema Camera vs. Blackmagic Production Camera 4K

In pre-production for a new television series, cinematographer John Brawley did a camera test pitting the Sony F55 against the ARRI Alexa, Blackmagic Cinema Camera and Blackmagic Production Camera 4K.