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The Motion Picture Camera: Past, Present and Future: shown at SOC 2014:

The Motion Picture Camera: Past, Present and Future: shown at SOC 2014:

If this video about the 120 plus years of history about the motion picture camera doesn’t put a lump in your throat, a tear in your eye and an overwhelming feelings of euphoria, then check your heartbeat because you are dead. For the Society of Camera Operators 2014 Lifetime Achievement Awards. Edited by Bob Joyce […]

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BTS SUBARU WRX STI vs StickBomb Is Pretty Damn Cool:

BTS SUBARU WRX STI vs StickBomb Is Pretty Damn Cool:

From Director Hayato Ando comes one funky little one off Subaru WRX STI RC car taking on a Stick Bomb. The BTS itself is as enjoyable as the Vs video. The exciting toy, StickBomb, taking on a WRX STI in an epic race. Filming took place in a studio in Japan over 3 days and […]

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Camera RZR a One Of a Kind Off-Road Mobile Crane Camera Rig:

Camera RZR a One Of a Kind Off-Road Mobile Crane Camera Rig:

utvunderground.com has a cool write up about an RZR 1000 Polaris fitted out with The Ultimate Arm by the Mob from The Factory. The Camera RZR off-road mobile crane camera rig was used during the filming of the Polaris Industries 2015 Snowmobile video. Using a modified 2014 Polaris RZR XP 1000 as a foundation, the […]

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Flashback: 18 lb Helmet Cameras:

Flashback: 18 lb Helmet Cameras:

Back in the day when fluro was riding high, bleach was flowing through long unkempt hair, and acid wash jeans seemed cool, came the idea to duct tape a camera to a filmmaker’s head. GoPro wasn’t even an itch in anyones pants quite yet so video cameras had to be mounted with brute force and […]

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Facebook Uses RED Epic Camera to Shoot New Paper App:

Facebook Uses RED Epic Camera to Shoot New Paper App:

They say mobile Facebook come Monday Feb 3 will be shot in the foot by Facebook itself with their new App called Paper. It’s apparently that good. But did you know the Facebook Paper trailer was shot with a RED Epic camera supplied by Keslow Camera… Now that Facebook Paper has been announced to the […]

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Love Letter to The Grips Department:

Love Letter to The Grips Department:

Mark Vargo, ASC has put together an homage to the grips department. Mark’s hat tip is part tutorial, part love letter… This video represents my take on the importance of the grip department. No grips, no Oscar nomination. Film schools don’t spend enough time on the essentials of gripping and for the life of me […]

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RED Camera Gear Porn Love With Tempt Media BTS:

RED Camera Gear Porn Love With Tempt Media BTS:

Time for some RED camera gear porn love via Jarred Land over at RED RECON and BTS from Tempt Media. Rip on over to Tempt Media to see what other exciting projects they are working on.

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Tumblr is Good for Source Code in TV and Films + Others:

Tumblr is Good for Source Code in TV and Films + Others:

Ahh Tumblr is there nothing you can’t type in and find that someone hasn’t already fixated on it!!?? Some of the Tumblr movie and camera sites that get us going back more and more are: Source Code in TV and Films Fuck Yeah Behind the Scenes Shitty Rigs Before VFX Fuck Yeah Directors Fuck Yeah […]

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Amazing Single Continuous Shot With The Novo Camera & Custom Brushless Gimbal Camera Rig:

Amazing Single Continuous Shot With The Novo Camera & Custom Brushless Gimbal Camera Rig:

We recently showed you that highly modified GoPro Novo camera running on a custom brushless gimbal camera rig when it was used for filming some women’s soccer footage. Well now thanks to Ovide in Spain we have a single continuous shot with the Radiant Images and View Factor Studios designed Novo camera and that custom […]

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Corridor Digital BTS Assassin’s Creed 4 Shooting With RED Cameras:

Corridor Digital BTS Assassin’s Creed 4 Shooting With RED Cameras:

Corridor Digital talk about their experiences working heavily with R3D files and RED cameras specifically for a YouTube workflow. The crew over at Corridor Digital have been shooting on the 150 year old, 278 ft Star of India tall ship and finishing off a short video for the upcoming Assassin’s Creed 4 game. RED BTS: […]

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6 Canon 5D Cameras an ARRI Alexa & 1930′s Vintage Anamorphic Lenses Film Last Passenger Movie:

6 Canon 5D Cameras an ARRI Alexa & 1930′s Vintage Anamorphic Lenses Film Last Passenger Movie:

Cinematographer Angus Hudson kindly shares some of his experiences shooting director Omid Nooshin’s low-budget British thriller LAST PASSENGER with an ARRI ALEXA, 6 Canon 5D cameras plus 1930′s vintage anamorphic lenses. Check out the train’s driving plate vision which was rear projected to give that real train set a true sense of movement in Last […]

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100 Sony Xperia Z smartphone Spiral Camera Rig But We Want More:

100 Sony Xperia Z smartphone Spiral Camera Rig But We Want More:

OK let’s talk the 100 Sony Xperia Z smartphone Spiral Camera Rig. What do the handsets retail for? A quick look around says you can pick one of the 5″ display screen, 13 megapixel camera, Sony Xperia Z smartphones for around $550. Now that is 100 x $550 making it a $55,000 rig in phone […]

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SkyPoint Visuals Freakin Swinging Brushless Gimbal Camera Rig:

SkyPoint Visuals Freakin Swinging Brushless Gimbal Camera Rig:

Ooooooh man swing bikes and a custom made brushless gimbal hand held camera rig from SkyPoint Visuals. It is a first test to boot, still dialing it in they say… Can you say crackalackin! Using the custom made rig combined with a Nikon D800 camera, PARLINX setup, and SmallHD monitor the Deep Roots Media crew […]

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Halloween Panaglide Tests Circa 1978:

Halloween Panaglide Tests Circa 1978:

Halloween “The Night HE Came Home!” He sure did and thanks to DoP Dean Cundey A.S.C. back in 1978 and his willingness to use a relatively new invention called the Panaglide, cinema audiences worldwide were scared out of their seats and minds. Halloween was only the fourth movie to have used the Steadicam or Panaglide, […]

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Smoking Hot RED EPIC Camera Unboxing:

Smoking Hot RED EPIC Camera Unboxing:

Yawn… what’s that another camera unboxing video. Please. But wait you haven’t seen this RED EPIC unboxing video from Sergio Herencias… Why this unboxing video is well… KHALEESI – Mother of Dragons!! Because we were very excited about the arrival of our new RED EPIC-X we decided to make our second unboxing film. But this […]

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Touit lenses This is the Moment We Work For Apparently:

Touit lenses This is the Moment We Work For Apparently:

Just going to leave this here for you to make your own mind up… Or straight out question why a lens manufacturer would output a lens promo in black and white… I mean it’s not even good white!!! I have a tape of broadcast white they could have used to make this video. Just needed […]

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Carl Zeiss Lenses BTS Preparing Their Booth at NAB:

Carl Zeiss Lenses BTS Preparing Their Booth at NAB:

Carl Zeiss Lenses took their complete portfolio of glass to NAB. That’s crazy right! That range of lenses consists of more than 70 lenses. Carl Zeiss brought along the ARRI/ZEISS Master Prime series and the Ultra Prime lenses as well as the Compact Prime CP.2, Compact Zoom CZ.2 and SLR lenses. For more information about […]

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Only One Cine Crane Could Pull Off This Wrap Around Move:

Only One Cine Crane Could Pull Off This Wrap Around Move:

The Mark Roberts Motion Control Titan rig is apparently the longest and only precision motion control telescopic arm in the world. It sure looks the part. Over the past year MRMC have shot a series of Channel 4seven Idents with the Titan that created a distinctive corner wrap of reality. The MRMC Titan sits high […]

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How Many Cameras Does It Take To Blow Up a Pelican 1600 Case:

How Many Cameras Does It Take To Blow Up a Pelican 1600 Case:

The guys at the BroadcastShow wanted to see what would it take to destroy a Pelican 1600 case; the near indestructible packhorse used by many professionals everyday on sets. So as part of their “tested to destruction” series the BroadcastShow simply put a charge under a Pelican 1600 case to see if they could blow […]

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Hive Plasma Lighting The 2013 Chevy Volt TVC and Cool BTS:

Hive Plasma Lighting The 2013 Chevy Volt TVC and Cool BTS:

Hive Lighting worked with the new 2013 30 second Chevy Volt to produce a commercial lit entirely with just Hive’s plasma lighting. Thanks to Hive there are some really cool behind the scenes on that Chevy Volt TVC with their plasma lights in action. Please visit Hive Lighting for more information on their plasma lights.

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Canon Cinema C500 Camera One Day in Mexico City:

Canon Cinema C500 Camera One Day in Mexico City:

Cinematographer Fito Pardo AMC recently had a day out shooting 4K-RAW with the Canon C500 camera in Mexico City, along with a Codex Digital recorder and a bevy of sweet cine lenses. Fito posted a video showing the results of the day along with a BTS of the event. A Day in Mexico City: Settings […]

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A Quick Look At Some Of The Rigs and Cameras Used On The Hobbit:

A Quick Look At Some Of The Rigs and Cameras Used On The Hobbit:

At the start of shooting Peter Jackson set about sharing his filmmaking experience on the set of The Hobbit An Unexpected Journey’s production via video diaries. The Hobbit used 48 RED EPIC cameras shooting 3D at 48fps. Love 48fps or hate it or maybe your’e somewhere in between at around a meh: you have to […]

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A Quick Look at Some of the Cameras and Rigs Used on Skyfall:

A Quick Look at Some of the Cameras and Rigs Used on Skyfall:

Following on from the success of The Fast and the Furious 6 post showing rigs and cameras, I have another frame grabber that I am just going to leave laying around for you. This time it is stills pulled from the James Bond Skyfall movie BTS EPK. Some of the stills are a little soft […]

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A Quick Look at Some of The Cameras Used On The Fast and the Furious 6:

A Quick Look at Some of The Cameras Used On The Fast and the Furious 6:

Just going to leave this here, and if it’s missing when I get back no questions will be asked. I pulled a few cameras and rigs from frame grabs off various videos from Johnny Sixpack Public. They were lucky enough to roll on some of the production filming for the latest installment of the movie […]

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Cameras Used In The End Of Watch Movie:

Cameras Used In The End Of Watch Movie:

The movie End of Watch is a slice of life glimpse into the lives of two cops on the beat in South Central LA. It is also a showcase of the talents of the guys from Radiant Images. The LA-based rental house and digital cinema innovator is credited with helping Director/Writer David Ayer and Cinematographer […]

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How Cool: The Hobbit Behind-the-Scenes Production Videos:

How Cool: The Hobbit Behind-the-Scenes Production Videos:

First up how Bloody amazing is Peter Jackson for sharing his production of the The Hobbit movie with us! 48 RED Epic cameras shooting 3D at 48fps. Cheers Peter for the fish bowl into the making of The Hobbit. Check out mid way through the names of the RED EPIC cameras. Peter Jackson’s Production Video […]

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