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

Florida Channel Programming Proceeds with Panasonic

Located in Florida’s capitol building in Tallahassee, The Florida Channel is a public affairs programming service funded by the state and produced and operated by WFSU-TV. The public service features programming covering all three branches of state government. It is Florida’s primary source for live, unedited coverage of the governor and cabinet, the legislature (House and Senate) and the Florida Supreme Court.

02/25/14 04:02:25 PM

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network,02/25/14 04:02:33 PM

Azzurro HD Goes Live with Marshall

Here at Azzurro HD, we’ve been using Marshall Electronics’ new M-LYNX-702 dual monitor in our portable transmission system, which is a broadcast-quality transmission system over the public Internet. Our portable transmission system lets us basically do all the things you would do in a satellite truck, but in a suitcase-sized portable rack with wheels and a luggage handle. We can transmit and receive broadcast-quality video, we do IFB and PL, we have VoIP phone lines, and the Marshall monitor is our confidence monitor for audio and video, as well as our troubleshooting monitor for the whole system. We can use it for newsgathering, and for doing live shots from places where satellite trucks are either cost-prohibitive or simply impossible to get into place, such as from the tenth story of a hotel.

02/25/14 04:02:33 PM

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network,02/25/14 04:02:31 PM

Ikegami Monitors Support Manhattan Center Productions

Located in Midtown, Manhattan Center Productions (MCP) has been a cornerstone of New York City broadcast production for decades. With two legendary venues on site—the 3,500-capacity Hammerstein Ballroom and the elegant Grand Ballroom—Manhattan Center is a facility with space and technical resources unmatched in Manhattan.

02/25/14 04:02:31 PM

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network,02/25/14 04:02:23 PM

Massive Uses ikan for Production and Post

Massive Post Productions started as a boutique postproduction company specializing in commercials and documentaries with a production component, but as our business grew more toward production, we found ourselves in need of more gear. Whether it be a camera, lighting equipment or a production monitor, there is always a struggle to balance important features with a good price. When we needed a small HD production monitor, we looked at our requirements and researched what was on the market. We wanted it to be small and light enough to fit on our HD camera, but we needed it to be rugged and offer professional features like waveform, vectorscope and SDI/HDMI input.

02/25/14 04:02:23 PM

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network,02/25/14 04:02:47 PM

LAIKA Looks to EIZO for Consistent Color

LAIKA, an animation company specializing in feature films, commercials and short films located in Portland, Ore., has installed more than 110 EIZO ColorEdge monitors for use in the capture, editing and playback of video content. Trevor Cable is the lead media engineer at LAIKA. Among his responsibilities is ensuring that editorial stays up and running. He builds and maintains all of LAIKA’s screening rooms and theaters, ensuring they remain color-matched to the company’s theatrical projectors.

02/25/14 04:02:47 PM

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network,02/24/14 05:02:00 PM

Watch a Stunning Microscopic Time-Lapse of a Forming Snowflake

Chances are that if you live in the Northeastern U.S., you are sick of snow. Even if that's the case, you can't help but be awed by this video that combines time-lapse and macro photography to depict exactly how water freezes to form those symmetrical snowflakes you were forever cutting out in elementary school. The video comes from Vyacheslav Ivanov. Watch below and read more about the science of snowflakes here on io9. snowtime from Иванов Вячеслав on Vimeo.  

02/24/14 05:02:00 PM

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network,02/21/14 04:02:13 PM

Photographer Nicolaus Wegner on Capturing His Awe-Inspiring Time-Lapses of Severe Thunderstorms

Photographer Nicolaus Wegner talks to National Geographic about his fascinating but dangerous work documenting Wyoming's severe thunderstorms, particularly those known as supercells. He says, "The footage in 'Stormscapes' is shot from all vantage points of severe thunderstorms: inside, outside, in front of, and behind them. The roads play a big part in how I photograph them. Wyoming's county roads are unlike most other states': They meander. And you are limited to photographing from roads for safety reasons." Read the full story here.

02/21/14 04:02:13 PM

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network,02/21/14 04:02:50 PM

High-Speed Macro-Cinematography Captures the Breathtakingly Complex Pollination Process

In the below TED Talk, high-speed cinematographer Louie Schwartzberg introduces some clips from his gorgeous macro-cinematography, which gives a rarely seen close-up view of how birds, insects, and bats assist in the pollination process of plants. He says, "Rarely seen by the naked eye, this intersection between the animal world and the plant world is truly a magic moment. It's the mystical moment where life regenerates itself over and over again." Watch below. (via Huffington Post)

02/27/14 03:02:44 PM

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network,02/21/14 02:02:59 PM

The Blackmagic Production Camera 4K vs. the Pocket Cinema Camera

Now that the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K is finally shipping, all sorts of test videos have been popping up. The latest comes from Emmanuel Sapolsky and pits the camera against its little sister, the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera. He explains about why he would compare a 4K camera to an HD one, "I intended this test as buying advice for the DSLR market price range, with a brand comparison: do we really need to spend the extra money for the 4K." Watch below.

02/21/14 02:02:59 PM

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network,02/20/14 05:02:35 PM

The Blackmagic Production Camera 4K vs. the Canon 1DC

Cinema5D has put the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K through its paces by comparing it to the Canon 1D. They write, "The first thing that strikes you is the pricetag. $3000, for a 4K camera that shoots the Apple ProRes (HQ) codec. Wow. And yes, that is a wow, it can’t be neglected. The camera we compared it to costs $12,000 and that’s a whole different league indeed, but it’s our reference camera in 4K, producing beautiful results." Read the review here.  

02/20/14 05:02:00 PM

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network,02/20/14 04:02:11 PM

March 19 Webinar Set, as Live Event Safety Moves to Forefront

Record attendance for last November’s NewBay Media-produced webinar on live event safety opened a lot of industry eyes on just how important a topic this is. So I thought it useful, as we prepare for the next March 19 Webinar, to interview the key player in the live events industry for all things safety related. Jim Digby is the Executive Director of the Event Safety Alliance, that he founded in 2011 ( The scope of the Event Safety Alliance is the standardization of safety practices within the staging and live event industries.

02/20/14 04:02:11 PM

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network,02/20/14 03:02:46 PM

Can You Figure Out Which Camera Shot Which Shot?

Here's a fun one. Rick Young posted a compilation video of his work shot over a number of years with a number of different cameras. A week later, he revealed which camera had shot which segment. Can you figure it out? Here's the original video. And here's the one with the answers. (via Movie Machine)  

02/20/14 03:02:37 PM

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network,02/20/14 01:02:59 PM

Dennis Hlynsky Discusses His Time-Lapse Work Bridging Science and Art

Time-lapse photographer Dennis Hlynsky, whose stunning work depicting the migration patterns of birds and insects has been recently gaining traction, talks to The Atlantic about the inspiration for his pieces. He says, "There's a process that I think is very scientific but I don't feel like I'm doing science. I'm making artrworks, I'm living my life as an observational human being." Watch below.

02/20/14 01:02:59 PM

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network,02/20/14 12:02:57 PM

NewBay Media Introduces Best of Show Award at NAB Show

Digital Video, along with several sibling publications owned by NewBay Media, has announced a new awards program for products introduced at the NAB Show. The NewBay Media Best of Show Award will replace several award programs including the Digital Video Black Diamond Award. “Awards will be given by NewBay Media publications TV Technology, Digital Video, Video Edge, Radio and Radio World magazines, and all nominated and winning products will be recognized in a post-show, digital Best of Show Program Guide delivered to readers of these top industry publications,” the company announced in an email to manufacturers. “NAB Show exhibitors may submit a product for consideration by one or more of these publications, and may submit multiple products.” Companies pay a fee to nominate a product.

02/21/14 04:02:36 PM

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network,02/20/14 12:02:23 PM

Shooting a Documentary on the Digital Bolex

Peter J. Haas and Keif Roberts have put out one of the first completed projects shot with a Digital Bolex D16, short documentary "Peter Pan Bakery." Haas writes about his experiences with the camera on RedShark News, writing, "The uninterruptible daily hustle and bustle combined with the very limited space we had available at the bakery provided a particular challenge.  It was unlikely that we would be able to use any conventional camera, tripod or lighting setups.  The D16 ended up being a perfect match for this scenario for several reasons. The form factor alone allowed for hand-held shooting without the use of any rigs.  It was a bit of a rocky start as my body got adjusted but I quickly became very happy with how little space I took up operating camera."

02/20/14 12:02:23 PM

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network,02/19/14 03:02:02 PM

Digital Video Expo Relaunched as Next | Video Conference and Expo

PASADENA, CA  — NewBay Media, the leading publisher of digital content creation media, has announced that its annual Digital Video Expo event will be rebranded as the Next | Video Conference and Expo. This year’s event will take place October 1-3 at the Pasadena Convention Center, which is easily accessible for California-area Video, Broadcast, and Production Professionals. Next | Video will significantly expand the coverage of video streaming, distribution, and enterprise-level creation and acquisition. With an expanded show floor that features new content pavilions, Next | Video will also include a new multi-day, multitrack conference, offering the latest in available technology, best practice usage, tools, and techniques.  This year's Next | Video will excite returning attendees as well as new attendees with streaming and enterprise interests.      

02/20/14 12:02:09 PM

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network,02/18/14 04:02:46 PM

How to Shoot Better B-Roll

In the below video, Alaska Video Shooter's Slavik Boyechko gives some practical tips for shooting good B-Roll. He writes on News Shooter, "Efficiency in shooting B-roll extremely important. The challenge is to get a variety of shots, at different angles and focal lengths, using different support rigs and camera movements – while still being prepared to shoot something important and unplanned. It is really fun but makes every doc shoot a kind of rush." Watch below and read more here.

02/18/14 04:02:46 PM

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network,02/18/14 04:02:16 PM

Captivating Wildlife Time-Lapse Videos Provide Clues to Scientists

Mashable profiles the work of time-lapse photographer Dennis Hlynsky, whose captivating wildlife videos have garnered interest from laymen and scientists alike. Says Neal Overstrom, director of RISD's Nature Lab, "This is an example of artistic inquiry and scientific inquiry existing in the same medium. Art and science are complementary modes of inquiry — they help us understand the world." Read the full story here.

02/18/14 04:02:16 PM

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network,02/18/14 01:02:32 PM

Testing Out the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K

David Shapton of RedShark News takes out the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K for an initial test run. He writes, "Blackmagic has paid a lot of attention to the design of this (and the Blackmagic Cinema Camera, which it is physically very similar to). Whether you like the design or not, it is very neat and is thoughtfully laid out. So much so that I had skimmed through all the menus within about thirty seconds, and, having found the "Iris" and "Focus" buttons, was reasonable confident that it was going to work in the wild." Read the full story here.

02/18/14 01:02:32 PM

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network,02/14/14 03:02:40 PM

How to Shoot a Day to Night Time-Lapse

The below video from Stefan Surmabojov provides a step-by-step tutorial for shooting and editing a day to night time-lapse. Watch below. (via FilmmakerIQ)

02/14/14 03:02:48 PM