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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
# When we say fake we mean sorry. It’s an inverted microphone picking up surround sound. Nothing to see here, move along.
One of the Blade Runner Convention Reels featuring interviews with Ridley Scott, Syd Mead and Douglas Trumbull about making Blade Runner universe. This 16 mm featurette, made by M. K. Productions in 1982, is specifically designed to circulate through the country’s various horror, fantasy and science fiction conventions. Via The Verge
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 [...]
Just how did they pull of those rad moves in the super cool timelapse video FADE? With a very cute custom made DIY Wooden Dolly of course. The guys had a neat compact wooden dolly that uses four different gear motors for controlling the speed manufactured by Designed&Made. Joshua VP and crew then used 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
Tonani Tran long time RED supporter is the lucky ticket holder #1 for the Scarlet X camera roll out programme. Second RED Scarlet X camera will go out to a brand new RED customer by the way. Here are Tonaci’s unboxing pictures and video BTS of the Scarlet X. RED Scarlet X BTS: RED Scarlet [...]
Canon asked Casey Warren from Mindcastle to create a cinematic piece that highlights the new professional level service support & education centre that accompanied the launch of the Canon Cinema EOS product line. This video premiered at the Hollywood Paramount Studios Canon CINEMA EOS C300 camera launch event on November the 3rd. Tech/gear: We shot [...]
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 [...]
That focus after you shoot camera the Lytro has been taken out for a spin. Shooting model Coco Rocha on a fashion shoot, the Lytro breaks its commercial cherry. Check out the BTS and scroll down to play with the image results. No sign of the camera though. LYTRO – Behind The Scenes from Coco [...]
Ron Howard, with the help of Canon and the Project Imagin8ion community will select 8 imaginative photos to set the stage for his next production. These 8 winning photos will inspire the 8 movie themes for this film: setting, time, character, mood, relationship, goal, obstacle and the unknown. Eight grand prize winners (one per theme [...]
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 [...]
Featuring in the seven minute thirty second British made “The Commuter” short film is Ed Westwick (Gossip Girl), Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire) and Pamela Anderson (Baywatch). Shot using an adapted steadicam system and a Nokia N8 mobile / cell phone which has a Carl Zeiss lens and was filmed at 720p. The entire video was [...]