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Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network,03/20/14 12:03:52 PM

Hands On, Handheld: Camera Moves With Freefly Systems' MoVI M10

For more than three decades Steadicam has represented the vanguard of mobile, off-tripod camera support technology. There’s been little challenge from new technology in the intervening years. Until recently. From a company called Freefly Systems, MoVI is a digital three-axis gyro-stabilized handheld camera gimbal. Its key benefit...

03/20/14 12:03:52 PM

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network,03/20/14 12:03:53 PM

High Performance, Even Higher Resolution: Blackmagic's Production Camera Points the Way to 4K

Blackmagic Design announced the 4K (UHD) Blackmagic Production Camera at an unheard-of price of $3,995, including a full version of Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve software (worth $1,000). The camera shipped in January 2014 but at the reduced price of $2,995, still including DaVinci Resolve.

03/20/14 12:03:53 PM

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network,03/20/14 11:03:53 AM

Behind the Cinematic Look of 'True Detective'

Vulture talks to True Detective cinematographer Adam Arkapaw about how he achieved 9 of the series' most beautiful shots. Arkapaw shot almost the entire series on Kodak film (save for the now infamous six-minute long take, which needed to be shot digitally because of the run time) Says Arkapaw of the pilot episode, "We wanted to draw the...

03/20/14 11:03:53 AM

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network,03/20/14 11:03:46 AM

Watch 136 Years of Movie Magic in 3 Minutes

Scott Ewing's "The Evolution of Film in 3 Minutes" features iconic movie clips starting from 1878 all the way through to 2014. He writes on his Vimeo page, "The following montage chronicles the evolution of film from its conception in 1878 by Edward J. Muybridge to the Lumiere brothers in 1895. Georges Melies A Trip To The Moon...

03/20/14 11:03:46 AM

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network,03/20/14 10:03:19 AM

'Divergent' DP: Lenses Are Cinematographers' Prime Tools in Digital Era

The crew of Divergent talk to ICG Magazine about turning Chicago into a post-apocalyptic landscape for the highly-anticipated new movie.

03/20/14 10:03:19 AM

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network,03/20/14 10:03:59 AM

James Cameron Says He Was 'Too Conservative' with 3D on 'Avatar'

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter's Carolyn Giardina, James Cameron talks about what he sees as the future of 3D and its use in both narrative and documentary films. "I was probably too conservative on Avatar, and I’m going to open up my depth more on the Avatar sequels," he says. "I think a lot of...

03/20/14 10:03:59 AM

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network,03/20/14 10:03:07 AM

See First Footage from the Apertus Axiom Alpha

Apertus have released the first footage from their anticipated open-source camera, the Axiom Alpha. They write: Please note that this footage contains the first basically unprocessed raw (not in original bayer pattern though) image samples ever recorded with the Axiom Alpha prototype. Whilst this is a major milestone, it represents only our first...

03/20/14 10:03:07 AM

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network,03/19/14 11:03:25 AM

New Technology Allows for Virtual Camera Positions During Live-Action Events

Replay Technologies has developed the technology that allows for a virtual shot extrapolated from multiple cameras set up around a point like, for example, a tennis match. Explains RedShark News, "This really is the start of the ability to specify your camera position in post. This is massive. It's as big as the jump from still to moving...

03/19/14 11:03:25 AM

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network,03/19/14 11:03:13 AM

Watch a Supercut Showing the Evolution of Movie Cameras

The 4-minute supercut by Bob Joyce found below is an ode to the evolution of the movie camera. It was created for the Society of Camera Operators 2014 Lifetime Achievement Awards and shows everything from the Lumière Brothers' early apparatus to Google Glass--along with some of the most classic scenes filmed with them. Watch below. (via...

03/19/14 11:03:13 AM

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network,03/18/14 04:03:11 PM

Watch an Ode to Wes Anderson's Love of Perfect Symmetry

The trademark symmetry of Wes Anderson's films is examined in a short video by Vimeo user kogonada. The video uses a white dotted line to show just how centered the frames across Anderson's entire ouevre tend to be. Watch below. (via Fast Company's Co.Create)

03/18/14 04:03:11 PM