Fantastic video here… Love what VHX is doing. Glad to see some films serving viewers instead of studios while still making money.
Fantastic little film. It is a very simple concept but I can only imagine how difficult this would be to film. I was especially impressed with how the framing matched so perfectly, especially when someone would walk across the screen. All filmed on a phone no less!
Really like the light painting concept by using a monitor. Check it out:
Someone on twitter shared this a few days ago. I don’t know what it was shot on but I thought is was well done. Check it out:
WOODKID – RUN BOY RUN – Video directed by Yoann Lemoine
I am sure you have seen a few of these “Sh*t People Say” meme videos floating around the past few days and I had to share these two.
Which sayings are you guilty of?
I have been super impressed with this LED panel. Here are some of my thoughts:
- Daylight Balanced – If you have Tungsten (3200K) lights you will need to convert them to daylight or visa-versa.
- Small – These will be awesome for traveling.
- Dimmer – Great feature for getting the luminance perfect.
- Battery – If you can get the battery version I would.
- Light Power – I have the 600 version, seems a wee bit weak for anything other than 1 person interviews etc. You might want to consider getting a 900 or 1200.
The ePhoto 600 is the Smallest size panel in the series. I found it makes for a great 1 subject light or background light to support larger lights.
- 600LED, 14.8V DC power, Voltage: 110V-230V
- 5400K LED color temperature, with 3 gels
- Size: 12″ x 12″ x 2″ Weights: 5lbs
- 1200 LED, 24V DC power, Voltage: 110V-230V
- 5400K LED color temperature, with 3 gels
- Light intensity: 1m :9500 lux, 2m :3300 lux 3m :1600 lux
- Size: 16″ x 12″ x 2″ Weights: 6.5lbs
This is another great little piece by Drea Cooper & Zackary Canepari of California is a Place.
This micro doc is a very unique one. I am not condoning it, but I found it quite curious. After you watch the video I’d like to hear what you think about it.
“In Silicon Valley we have the highest concentration of aggressive people in the United States. And it’s a place where all life has been reduced to working in a cubicle and then after work going out to have a Merlot at the Fromage bar. I’m kind of looking for something a little more primitive, a little more basic, something that appeals to the essential nature of a man.”
— Gints K., Software Engineer & Founder, Gentlemen’s Fight Club
A film by Drea Cooper & Zackary Canepari
The Project: A Couple months ago I was approached by Director Kaj Kjellesvig to help shoot a music video. The Goal for this video was to create a vessel to generate ad revenue and encourage people to donate towards the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Today’s like is a documentary I saw a couple of weeks ago that is in my top 5 docs list. Don’t be fooled by the title, The Parking Lot Movie is a profoundly deep philosophical look at humanity from the perspective of a couple of parking lot attendants. So check out the trailer below, visit the website to grab the full doc on DVD, and enjoy this hilarious and well done documentary.
Cinevate recently put out 3 videos showcasing different configurations for their new Cyclops viewfinder. While I have yet to use one, I have no doubt the optics on this unit will be of incredible quality. I am very excited about Cinevate’s new solutions for HDSLR shooters and how they are providing tools to help us achieve more with these great cameras.
DSLR VS has Finally made it to FaceBook! You can now find updates, posts, tips, videos and much more on our new Facebook page here.
8 Simple steps for getting started with DSLR video.
Alex Maximov recently messaged me with this question:
“I am getting into DSLR stuff and I am thinking of buying Rebel t2i camera.
What would be your advice for me as a beginning cinematographer?…”
I have been receiving a lot of emails from people asking where to start with learning DSLR video. This guide is my answer to those interested in getting started. This is also the process that got me started.
Just found this incredible commercial using a couple of 5D’s to shoot a very creative car ad. Rather than shoot images of a car racing through the city or other obnoxious and over used clichés, the SE-R Project team have employed a clever idea for this car ad. You can view the ad as well as the behind the scenes video below. You can learn more about this project at SERproject.ca.
Here is the behind the scenes video:
Nissan Sentra SE-R Drift
Today Canon announced the Canon EOS 550D. You can read the press release here.
Spec-wise the T2i almost identically matches the 7D’s video specs.
- 18 Megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor
- Full 1080p Video Recording
- 24, 25 30 and 50 (720p), 60 (720p) Frame Rates
- ISO 100-6400 (Expansion to 12800)
- 3.0 Screen
- External Microphone socket
- Movie crop function
One factor that really stands out is looking at the design and build of the T2i. Look at the back of the camera there is a noticeable difference from the other HDSLRs. The biggest is the buttons. Canon has removed the scroll wheel and inserted buttons. The second big difference in the material of the body. More plastic and less mag-alloy material.
Incredible Possibilities (Most important)
While this camera is not perfect (None is), it has an incredible potential. First of all $800 bucks are you kidding me! If you have been griping about this camera because you already own a 7D (me included), shut up and by one! If you already have a HDSLR this makes a perfect B camera. and if you don’t have a HDSLR what are you waiting for!?
This is the perfect interview/documentary tool. for the price of 1 5D you could pick up 3 550D’s! If one overheats grab one of the others. Its a no brainer! I would highly recommend you go over to Prolost and read Stu Maschwitz’s The Revenge of no excuses post. Stu makes a lot of good points on this camera and its impact.
Finally this is great news for indie filmmakers. To be able to shoot video at this quality for such a low price is great. Sure we will be seeing 10 times more crap on Vimeo than we already do, but I am happy to see an outlet for creatives to affordably shoot great images, which will hopefully spark an interest to become better storytellers.
Canon 550D Sample Video: