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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
Nice little story up on RigWheels.com shared by Notre Dame Professor William Donaruma about taking a slider to remote islands by boat to film historic scenery. To help tell the story set on the Irish islands of Inishark and Inishbofin, 16 foot wooden and PVC pipe dollysliders were transported and constructed to help get the […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
The Comics Factory is a totally new, brain trust of freakishly talented artists and geeks dedicated to providing custom works of art to the superhero (and superhero-in-training) population at large. With the backing of their sister company AllPopArt.com, The Comics Factory set out to banish the boring portrait and create one of kind comic book […]
Producer Director Rick Knief used six iPhone’s and a custom made camera rig to film Joseph Arthur’s music video Over The Sun. The music video is split up into nine frames and was shot entirely on a custom made multiple iPhone rig and the editing has a beat all of its own. BTS & the […]
Some nice behind the scene shots of the ARRI Alexa camera and the hard working production crew on the set of “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close” movie which stars Tom Hanks. See ARRI for more information on the Alexa.
Pedro Guimaraes is one Cinematographer not afraid to give you a very detailed behind the scenes look at his work and the film business with the machinations involved. Please Follow Pedro on Twitter @m3pedro and catch his Blog Stedi3D, always a good read.
This BTS video is shot with the new Panasonic AC-160 camcorder on location at a synchronized swimming shoot using Panasonic’s 3D equipment including the new P2 3D camcorder AG-3DP1. For shots from the poolside we used the 3DP1, taking advantage of the long zoom range and high image quality of the AVC-Intra codec. For the […]
Lee Howell of Kaptured Photography undertook an ambitious photo shoot in Auckland’s Victoria Park tunnel, armed with a limited edition Audi R8GT and a state-of-the-art move ‘n shoot MOTORIG car photography rig. This behind the scenes video shows in details what it takes to capture the images for high end car photography. MOTORIG is a […]
Run a critical eye over this video and see if you can spot the settings of the Sony F3 camera because apparently it is set to a Canon 5D Profile. You may have to watch the BTS a few times to confirm that statement or indeed disprove it. Enjoy… Oh before you run out of […]
Nice look at a Radio Controlled Helicopter set up with a SI-2K PL Mount camera rig with a Cinedeck recorder which is used for shooting on a featured film. Read here for the full details of the joys and issues of using RC Helicopters for aerial photography. See more at steadi3d.com
twentysomething is an Australian television series about Jess (Jess Harris) and Josh (Josh Schmidt) who are best friends, housemates and twenty something. While their friends finish uni degrees, climb the corporate ladder and settle down, Jess and Josh live for the weekend. According to John Brawley DOP an initial test for one of scenes was […]
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 […]
“Sword” a short film directed by Félix Alcalá and Larry Carroll was commissioned by Canon and presented in conjunction with Canon’s product launch of the new Canon Cinema EOS C300 series cameras. Jessica Matsumoto plays the female lead, “Vera Teasdale”. In addition to acting, Jessica Matsumoto also did sword fighting and stunts for the film. […]
Known more for action-packed blockbusters such as 2012, Roland Emmerich’s new feature ANONYMOUS is a literary thriller set in Elizabethan England which questions the true authorship of William Shakespeare’s work. The film was the first international feature to be recorded digitally in its entirety with the ALEXA camera system. Here we see first-hand what production […]
Nice funny commercial and the BTS thrown in there to keep you amused featuring a Mexican chicken taking on a the Nissan 370Z sports car. I love Pepe he is my new hero! A Mexican chicken? Up against the meat-eating Nissan 370Z? The things we do to prove a point. By the way, those of […]