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Flowtech 75: Quick Sticks from Sachtler

By Jon Fauer Tripods haven’t changed much since the birth of cinema, the founding of Vinten in 1910 (later to become Vitec), or Buster Keaton. Until now. Vitec’s new flowtech™ 75 tripods will be at IBC in both Sachtler and Vinten brands. And yes, “flowtech” is all lower case. Download FDTimes’ 3-page PDF, including a visit to the factory in Bury St Edmunds…. read more… → continue…

From:: FD Times

The 10 Most Underrated American Directors Working Today

By Vitor Guima

We know that, especially in the American film industry, this might be the biggest blockbuster era of all time where studios have the control of large budget productions and never-ending franchises. The rise of the superhero genre allied with fantasy and sci-fi franchises representing a big and profitable deal in the film industry might make some independent films go even more under the radar than it would in other times.

This is not nearly an article that focuses on criticizing blockbusters, but it is important to make sure that diversity exists in the industry – or outside of the industry – so many different creative voices with a diverse variety of approaches are able to bring different themes and stories to the silver screen.

In America today, we have acclaimed auteurs that have all the recognition they deserve. Filmmakers like Paul Thomas Anderson and David Fincher are definitely as acclaimed as they should be, but some brilliant ones do not have the appreciation they should, and 10 of those are the focus of this article.

If you think other American underrated directors should be in this article, please leave their names and some recommendations of their films in the comments section below.

So, here are 10 amazing underrated American directors working today for us to see that there’s way more to American cinema than superheroes in the 21st century.

10. Dan Gilroy

Born on June 24, 1959 in Santa Monica, California, Dan Gilroy is a screenwriter and director mostly known for writing and directing the acclaimed film “Nightcrawler” starring Jake Gyllenhaal, and which was nominated for Best Original Screenplay at the 87th Academy Awards in 2015.

Before his director debut with “Nightcrawler”, Gilroy had already written movies like “Two for the Money” (directed by D.J. Caruso and starring Al Pacino and Matthew → continue…

From:: Taste Of Cinema

Angénieux multi-format 12x Optimo- the mother of all zooms

By Matthew Allard ACS

Angénieux has just announced a new multi-format high magnification zoom for the high-end production market that they are calling the 12x Optimo. The new lens is the successor to the…

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From:: News Shooter

Flowtech – Sachtler and Vinten rethink the tripod

By Elliot Smith

In an unassuming industrial building in sleepy Bury St Edmunds, there’s a tripod-making machine that’s so commercially sensitive I’m not allowed to take a picture of it. So here’s a…

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From:: News Shooter

Cinemartin Adds Eclipse 1000 NIT 4K Monitor

By Al Caudullo

Gearbest promotion

Supporting video up to 4K DCI 4096x2160p, featuring a 1080p native display with an astonishing luminance, a contrast ratio of up to 1200:1, this new Eclipse unit provides dual HDMI, dual SDI in/out as well as DTAP and XLR power input support great for use with gimbals, drone controllers, etc ..

It has a built in zoom that, as with almost any feature, can be assigned to any of the custom buttons located on top.

A part of the high resolution and luminance, Eclipse comes with various assignable functions including Peaking for optimal focus, false color, histogram, markers, meters, zoom, etc …

Other tools, include adjusting Brightness, Hue, Saturation, Color temperature, etc …

One of the great features of Eclipse is that can be powered by two swappable batteries (Sony NP-F series) allowing continuous power.

AC Input connector is of XLR type providing more robust power.

The kit comes with a DTAP to AC input well suited for users of popular gimbals.

The high brightness feature of this unit makes it ideal for use in almost any place, inside or in outdoors, and the dual connector, in / out for either HDMI and 3G HD SDI make it ideal for any camera, as it supports almost any resolution up to 4K DCI.

Will retail for 695 € / 795 $, with a limited introductory price of just only 495 € / 590 $ during the initial promo phase, Cinemartin is now taking orders at this half grand promo with all deliveries starting in later September 2017.

To order Eclipse and for more information visit Cinemartin product website at:

Cinemartin has just released a new Super Slim High Brightness 4K monitor. and the specs are pretty impressive. Check it out in the presse release below.

Cinemartin is proud to introduce Eclipse, a new High Brightness 4K (DCI, UHD) 1000 NIT HDMI + SDI Super Slim Monitor that features Dual connections and Triple power source, ideal for almost any usage.

4K (FHD native) HIGH BRIGHTNESS 1000 NIT MONITOR
DUAL HDMI, DUAL SDI, DUAL BATTERY + DTAP FOR Gimbals
Up to 4096x2160p DCI, Super Slim 17mm depth, plus tools

Available at 7″, Cinemartin is proud to introduce its new device, a High Brightness monitor, like a Ferrari.

Supporting video up to 4K DCI 4096x2160p, featuring a 1080p native display with an astonishing luminance, a contrast ratio of up to 1200:1, this new Eclipse unit provides dual HDMI, dual SDI in/out as well as DTAP and XLR power input support great for use with gimbals, drone controllers, etc ..

It has a built in zoom that, as with almost any feature, can be assigned to any of the custom buttons located on top.

A part of the high resolution and luminance, Eclipse comes with various assignable functions including Peaking for optimal focus, false color, histogram, markers, meters, zoom, etc …

Other tools, include adjusting Brightness, Hue, Saturation, Color temperature, etc …

One of the great features of Eclipse is that can be powered by two swappable batteries (Sony NP-F series) allowing continuous power.

AC Input connector is of XLR type providing more robust power.

The kit comes with a DTAP to AC input well suited for users of popular gimbals.

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From:: Student Filmmakers

The Problem When Christians Become Armchair Quarterbacks

By philcooke

Of all the damage Hurricane Harvey did to south Texas, one of the most frustrating revelations was the number of Christians who felt “called” to be armchair quarterbacks. Plenty of them surfaced writing about what Joel Osteen and Lakewood Church did wrong (in their opinion). But it’s also reminded me of all the others who […] → continue…

From:: Phil Coke

First Look Video: Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM

By Canon Rumors In case you missed it as I did. B&H Photo has posted a nice first look video for the highly anticipated EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM. I have this lens preordered and cannot wait to use it. From B&H Photo Announcing the new Canon 85mm f/1.4L IS USM lens. David Flores takes it out on … → continue…

From:: Canon Rumors

The Ultimate Anamorphic Lens Test – 40 Lens, 500+ Tests – Indie Film Hustle

By Alex Ferrari

The Ultimate Anamorphic Lens Test Those nutty lens geeks are back. After creating the most comprehensive Vintage Lens Test ever they decide to create the most comprehensive Anamorphic Lens test ever. The Anamorphic Lens Library presented by friends of the show Brent Barbano, Matthew Duclos, Old Fast Glass and ShareGrid. This amazing resource includes over 40 lenses, 13…

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From:: Indie Film Hustle

FilmConvert Color Up Competition Returns for 2017

By Ollie Kenchington

FilmConvert Color Up Competition

FilmConvert, the New Zealand based film stock emulation plugin maker, has announced the return of its ‘Color Up’ competition.

FilmConvert Color Up Competition

For the third year running, entries are open for the FilmConvert Color Up Competition and, as in previous years, it will be split in to the following categories:

  • Creative (fictional)
  • Documentary (non-fiction)
  • Music
  • Video Wedding
  • Commercial/Corporate
  • Non-Narrative (visual)

The winners will be picked by a judge assigned to each category on November 20th. There is also a ‘People’s Choice Award’ for which voting starts on October 23rd. This year’s judges are Philip Bloom, James Tonkin, Kelsey Brannan (aka Premiere Gal), Carys Kaiser, Henry Martens and Tom Antos. Prizes includes products from the competition sponsors, among which are Blackmagic Design, Rode, FilmStro, Rhino, Premiere Gal, Kyno and more.

All the judges helped kick start the competition with a live webinar last Thursday. You can see the recording of the live stream here on YouTube, or on the FilmConvert website.

You have until October 9th to submit your entries, and you can find out the winners of this third annual FilmConvert Color Up Competition on November 20th.

Are you planning on submitting an entry to this competition, or do you think there are too many film competitions these days? Tell us in the comments below.

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From:: Cinema 5d

New Angenieux Optimo Ultra 12x Zoom: Full Frame, U35, S35

By Jon Fauer The next-generation Angénieux Optimo Ultra 12x is a high-end, multi-format zoom with interchangeable modules to cover sensor sizes from Full Frame 24×36 and RED 8K VV to U35 and S35. It is the venerable Optimo 24-290 reference redefined, the zoom lens that accompanied almost every major motion picture production since it was introduced in September 2001. Download the FDTimes PDF… read more… → continue…

From:: FD Times

The Canon Rumors Buyer’s Guide Launches

By Canon Rumors After much procrastination, we have finally launched the first version of the much requested Buyer’s Guide. The purpose of the Buyer’s Guide is help with buying decisions, to learn a bit more about product cycles, buying options and related rumors. What do Buy, Neutral & Don’t Buy mean? Buy: New & current version, no replacement … → continue…

From:: Canon Rumors

Ten misconceptions about NDI [Sponsored]

By noreply@redsharknews.com (RedShark News Staff)

Ten misconceptions about NDI [Sponsored]

Have you heard of NDI? It’s NewTek’s Video over IP network technology that is making waves in the live video production business. It’s a technology that’s often misunderstood. We thought we’d set the record straight.

  • NewTek NDI
  • live video
  • SDI
  • 8K

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    From:: RedShark News

    Capturing the same sunset, 2 years apart

    This is an interesting exercise / study on photography and post processing.

    I took both of these photos from exactly the same spot (slightly different focal length 16mm vs 17mm), in the middle of the winter, at the same time of the day, but two years apart. The big difference in the landscape appearance is that two years ago we could hardly see any snow, but this year it was frozen solid from the middle of November until the very end of March.

    Canada. Montreal. Lachine | Location: 45.42907, -73.68791

    I also used two very different processing methods for each photograph. For this year’s photo I used an HDR Photography workflow, using Lightroom, Photomatix and Photoshop. As you can see, I processed it heavily in Photomatix: the colors are vibrant, and the details in foreground are prominent.

    For the older photo, I used an “old school” single RAW Lightroom processing technique. To achieve the warm, softer look I used the Split Toning feature in Lightroom. At this point I am not sure which one I like better. They look very different, but I kind of like them both.

    It’s an interesting experiment in how taste and technique (and two years time…) can make the same scene look totally different.


    Viktor Elizarov is a travel photographer based in Montreal, Canada. He’s also the man behind PhotoTraces, a travel photography blog and community of over 60,000 photographers. Visit Tutorials section of his blog for free tutorials and free Lightroom presets.

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    From:: DPreview