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

Here's the 'Yosemite HD' Time-Lapse Sequel You've Been Waiting For

It took Colin Delehanty and Sheldon Neill almost two years to gather the stunning images that make up the sequel to their viral time-lapse hit, "Yosemite HD." The pair hiked over 200 miles into rough terrain to reveal rarely seen vistas from the national park. They shot photos with the Canon 5D Mark III and also used the Sony NEX-FS700 and RED Epic to capture slow-motion shots of nature at its breathtaking best. Watch below and read more here on Re/code.

03/03/14 01:03:41 PM

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network,03/03/14 12:03:21 PM

Stop-Motion and Time-Lapse Combine in Meditative 'Vacation' Film 'Windscale'

Stop-motion and time-lapse mix in Eric Paré's and Marie-Line Migneault's meditative video, "Windscale." Captured during a month long road trip while the two were on their way to Burning Man, the project represented a break from Paré's usual light-painting work. He tells FStoppers, "After having worked for months in a small dark confined room with 24 cameras, I really needed to get out and see the sun. So instead of using 24 cameras we were doing mostly 24 stop motion frames to simulate what we were doing in studio. But for each pose, we were waiting enough time to make sure to get some movements in the clouds (thus the mix of stop-motion and time-lapse techniques)." Watch below and read the full story here.

03/03/14 12:03:21 PM

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network,03/03/14 12:03:48 PM

A Review of the Atomos Ninja Blade and Samurai Blade

James Miller reviews the new Atomos Ninja Blade and Samurai Blade on Philip Bloom's blog. He writes of the Ninja Blade, "Really, unless you need SDI out of the box and don’t want to use the tiny Atomos Connect to signal convert, this would be the unit to go for over the Blade Samurai." Read the full review here.

03/03/14 12:03:48 PM

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network,03/03/14 12:03:40 PM

A Review of the Atomos Ninja Blade and Samurai Blade

James Miller reviews the new Atomos Ninja Blade and Samurai Blade on Philip Bloom's blog. He writes of the Ninja Blade, "Really, unless you need SDI out of the box and don’t want to use the tiny Atomos Connect to signal convert, this would be the unit to go for over the Blade Samurai." Read the full review here.

03/03/14 12:03:40 PM

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network,02/28/14 05:02:32 PM

Beginner Tips for Shooting Time-Lapses

Time-lapse photographer Andy Morris has some tried-and-true tricks for shooting time-lapses, including equipment suggestions. He writes, "I have been doing timelapses for some time now and I have it down to a science [I think]. I started out in photography and slowly migrated over doing video work. How did I make the transition? Timelapses. I can’t remember on how I started to study and watching timelapse videos but I can remember my first video. As I look back at it, it is still pretty bad. But that is not the point of this post. Timelapses can be tricky, especially if you are just starting out. This post will help you if you are just getting started." Read the full story here.

02/28/14 05:02:32 PM

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network,02/28/14 05:02:04 PM

This Stunning Time-Lapse of New Zealand Will Make You Book Your Tickets Now

Just in case Peter Jackson's Tolkien adaptations didn't already make you want to visit New Zealand, this stunning time-lapse from Shawn Reeder certainly will. Over 8,000 photos were taken over the course of three months to create it. Watch below. (via The Atlantic)

02/28/14 05:02:04 PM

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network,02/28/14 04:02:30 PM

Magic Lantern's Raw Hack Allows Time-Lapser to Capture Moon and Saturn

Time-lapse photographer Colin Legg was able to capture a time-lapse of the moon and Saturn in orbit thanks to a telescope and Magic Lantern's raw hack for the Canon 5D Mark II. The phenomenon he observed is called a Moon Saturn Occultation and occurs when the moon covers up Saturn. As DL Cade of PetaPixel explains, "This often happens a couple of times per year, but is a difficult phenomenon to cover because the moon is so much brighter. So how do you expose for Saturn without blowing out the Moon? Legg’s solution was to use Magic Lantern’s RAW video alpha on his Canon 5D Mark II, and the results speak for themselves." Watch below and read the full story here.

02/28/14 04:02:30 PM

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network,02/28/14 04:02:08 PM

The Diamond Brothers Review the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K

Directing duo The Diamond Brothers delved into the pros and cons of the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K at an event at Adorama this week. Said Josh Diamond, "The interesting thing about this camera is what happens when you change from ProRes 4K to just ProRes HD. Surprisingly, in a good way, there is no field of view change. I don’t know how many people here have ever shot with an Epic, but when you change resolution from 5k down to four, three or two, it gives you what seems to be a zoom feel. This camera does not do that. What you see from a 35mm lens at 4K ProRes you will see exactly the same at 1080 ProRes, which is very nice.”

02/28/14 04:02:08 PM

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network,02/27/14 02:02:27 PM

Free Webinar: LTO Technology and LTFS: Preserving Your Digital Assets

In the media and entertainment industry, content is king. The majority of this content is now produced in digital form while virtually all of this content is distributed digitally. Amid a growing demand for higher-quality content, such as HD and 4k, digital data is rapidly growing in size and adding to soaring production costs. LTO Digital tape – considered a highly cost-effective and reliable option – has increasingly become the archive answer for producers, and since the introduction of Linear Tape File System (LTFS), archiving content to tape in the workflow can be as easy as using drag-and-drop with a USB data stick.

02/27/14 02:02:27 PM

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network,02/27/14 12:02:38 PM

Speak and Be Heard at Next|VIDEO: Call for Proposals

We are in search of cutting edge, thought-provoking presentations for Next|VIDEO Conference + Expo, taking place Oct 1st-3rd at the Pasadena Convention Center. Next|Video will significantly expand the coverage of video streaming, distribution and enterprise-level creation and acquisition. With an expanded show floor featuring new content pavilions, Next|Video will also feature a new multi-day, multi-track conference, offering the latest in available technology, best practice usage, tools and techniques. Program Content we are looking for include:

02/27/14 12:02:23 PM

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network,02/27/14 11:02:51 AM

David Leitner: 4K Is Not an Arbitrary Number

Cinematographer David Leitner gave a presentation last week entitled "Shooting in 4K: Is it Right For You?" where he broke down what 4K is and when it should be used. He said, "What’s past is prologue. 4k is the resolution of 35mm motion picture negative. Not an arbitrary number. It’s Cinematic, something we all recognize. 4K fits historically in everything you’ve seen coming out of cinema. 35mm projection, however, never delivered that to the screen. At most 35mm delivered 1.3k to the screen, so we’ve never seen 4k before until now. So this is a new era, in the sense that we can see for the first time real 4K – shot well and projected properly – is really stunning.”  Read the full story here on ARCBlog.

02/27/14 11:02:51 AM

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network,02/26/14 02:02:38 PM

Understanding the Crop Factor of Camera Sensors

As part of their ongoing learning series, RED has posted an article on understanding sensor crop factors. They write, "The crop factor and size of a digital sensor affects numerous image characteristics, including depth of field, angle of view and cropping. In this article, we explore the relative trade-offs as they pertain to cinematic capture." Read the full story here.

02/26/14 02:02:38 PM

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network,02/25/14 06:02:42 PM

Toolkit: March 2014

AJA Io 4K AJA’s Io 4K capture and output hardware offers a range of professional video and audio connectivity, supports the latest 4K and Ultra HD devices, and allows real-time high-quality scaling of 4K to 2K and Ultra HD to HD. Io 4K connects to any Thunderbolt 2-enabled device (such as the new Mac Pro) and offers an additional Thunderbolt 2 port for daisy-chaining peripherals in supported workflows. It integrates with broadcast, postproduction and delivery tools such as Apple Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Creative Cloud, Avid Media Composer, AJA Control Room and Telestream Wirecast 5.   ARRI

02/25/14 06:02:42 PM

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network,02/25/14 05:02:01 PM

K-Tek Klassic's Steadfast Support for Maxfield and 'The Walking Dead'

Sound technician Robert Maxfield just wrapped Season 4 of The Walking Dead. He admits that it is one of the hardest shows he’s ever worked, but that it’s made a little easier because he utilizes his K-Tek 18’ Klassic boom pole with a straight internal cable. “I chose this pole for my work because of its length, durability and rigidity,” he explains. On The Walking Dead, it is common to have to make quick cues between the numerous and spread out actors in various scenes. “We work outside a lot on this show,” he explains. “The actors are typically spaced far apart. The cameras, three on average, are usually spaced over a broad area and are placed at a great distance from the talent, many times throughout wooded forests. This requires that I be on a long ridged pole, that allows me to move quickly and precisely”.

02/25/14 05:02:01 PM

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network,02/25/14 05:02:23 PM

ThinkBreatheLive Transforms Super Bowl Audience

ThinkBreatheLive (TBL) helped more than 80,000 spectators at MetLife Stadium play a role in the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Show. The creative agency conceived and executed a dynamic LED experience that turned the entire stadium into an immersive, panoramic concert screen. People in the stands wore specially designed hats equipped with LED technology provided by Montreal-based PixMob. The hats were remotely controlled to collectively form a massive LED screen on which TBL’s media was projected.

02/25/14 05:02:23 PM

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network,02/25/14 05:02:20 PM

Running Man Handles 'Broad City' and 'Louie' Dailies

Running Man in New York is using MTI Film’s CORTEX Dailies to manage dailies for the fourth season of FX Network’s Louie and the debut season of Comedy Central’s Broad City. The facility is currently processing in excess of seven hours of footage for the two shows each production day, and is able to deliver dailies media to the editorial teams by late the same day. Hadley Delaney (Lilly), Louis C.K. (Louie) and Ursula Parker (Jane) in Louie. Photo by K.C. Bailey/FX.    

02/25/14 05:02:20 PM

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network,02/25/14 05:02:37 PM

Prein Checks Into The Grand Budapest Hotel

According to gaffer Helmut Prein, much of Wes Anderson’s new film The Grand Budapest Hotel takes place inside the film’s fictional Art Nouveau hotel, which was actually a converted department store in Görlitz, Germany.

02/25/14 05:02:37 PM

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network,02/25/14 05:02:04 PM

Roger Develops Campaign for FX Comedy 'Chozen'

Design studio Roger created a teaser campaign for the FX animated series Chozen that offers viewers a taste of the show by employing the same aesthetic, animation style and comedic sensibility. The challenge for Roger was making sure its original artwork looked like it belonged to the show. Artists created the transitions frame by frame in Adobe Flash as traditional cel animation, combining filmed live-action material with the animated world of Chozen. The Roger creative team integrated the animation with Wacom pens, Flash and Adobe After Effects.

02/25/14 05:02:04 PM

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network,02/25/14 05:02:49 PM

Production Blooms with ProAm's Iris

I first learned about ProAm USA’s Iris monitor line when I was putting together a crane kit for a client. Since then, Iris monitors have become an important part of my daily shooting. I use the Iris Pro 2 7” LCD monitor on nearly every shoot. It has excellent resolution and a large selection of picture options to adjust the monitor to match my camera. There is a built-in five-hour battery, and I can get even longer run times with an external ProAm power plate.

02/25/14 05:02:49 PM

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network,02/25/14 04:02:50 PM

Plura Monitors Installed at Denali Media Holdings

TI Broadcast Solutions Group (TIBSG) is a design/build systems integration company in Norcross, Ga., specializing in new facility programming and planning for new or enhanced facilities. One of their current projects is in Anchorage, Alaska, for Denali Media Holdings (DMH). DMH asked TIBSG to design a “lightweight” and flexible media center, as well as a comprehensive high-definition video monitoring system for the media center. As this is a large plant, the distance from room to room is considerable. DMH needed high-quality broadcast-type monitors in locations throughout the facility, from video monitors at the various engineering stations in the plant to a jib arm monitor that’s used in the operation’s news studio.

02/25/14 04:02:50 PM