Buy a Atomos SUMO19 and get a FREE sunhood

By Erik Naso

Atomos is adding a free sunhood with purchase of the SUMO19 recorder/monitor. Retail value is $195. Promotion ends November 10th 2017. The Atomos SUMO19 Sunhood is a fully collapsible zipper design…

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Diffusion 101: Should You Use a Pro Modifier or Some DIY Trick?

By V Renée

When it comes to diffusing light, there are many tools that can get the job done.

Whether you’re a professional DP or a backyard hobbyist, lighting a scene is going to be a major challenge, but perhaps the most difficult part is figuring out how to shape the light so you get the look and feel you need for your scene. You have lots of tools at your disposal: paper lanterns, softboxes, humongous scrims, but do you go with something big and expensive or something messy and cheap? Well, in this video, Matti Haapoja of TravelFeels talks about both to help give you a better idea of what you’re in for either way.

I suppose the main question we all have to ask ourselves before deciding on a piece of equipment is whether or not we can afford it. If the answer is no, then you’ve got your definitive answer right there. However, if you can afford it, you might want to ask yourself if the product is worth the added cost.

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From:: No Film School

All 48 Woody Allen Movies Ranked From Worst To Best

By Octavio Caruso

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How does one celebrate such a long career, characterized by the plurality of talents, from its origin as a stand-up comedian to a respected filmmaker, when the protagonist has always been so aware of the existence of this veil of falsehood that wears the praise and awards? The man who, at the beginning of his career, dared to deny the embrace of the expectations of his audience, delivering the austere “Interiors” when everyone expected another light comedy.

The fearless one that made “Stardust Memories”, a risky thematic proposal that made several critics write that this would be his last project. And recently, demonstrating a fascinating lucidity, he deconstructed the nostalgic sense that embellishes everything it touches in “Midnight in Paris.”

This brave artist who annually ignores the adulation of producers, refusing Oscar spotlight to play jazz with his friends. The elegant rebel who, without bending to any interest of the masses, annually has all the great actors and actresses, medallions of several generations, anxiously waiting for the chance to receive their timid instructions on the film sets. Woody has become a label, being contested by nations that want to pay him to enclose its characters in their territories.

Five impressive decades of rare qualitative constancy, tracing an alternative path paved by the dreams of the boy of yesteryear, Allan Stewart Konigsberg, who at first thought he could get some money writing humorous articles for the vehicles of the region.

This is a complete list of his films as a director, ranked from worst to best.

48. What’s Up, Tiger Lily? (1966)

Allen already demonstrates in his first work his tremendous sense of humour, daring to take a Japanese satire of the espionage films, in ascension in the time, thanks to the James Bond of Sean Connery, and dub → continue…

From:: Taste Of Cinema

Relive the 70’s with P+S TECHNIK Evolution lenses

By noreply@redsharknews.com (Freya Black)

Relive the 70's with P+S TECHNIK Evolution lenses

It seems that the film world cannot get enough of vintage glass at the moment. With that in mind P+S TECHNIK has now announced that they are to reproduce the classic Kowa anamorphic lenses.

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    Nikon D850 vs everything

    By Andrew Reid (EOSHD)

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    Comment on the article Dinosaur or T-rex? The D850 is a dinosaur but thankfully not a ridiculous feathered one. If this is the way DSLRs go extinct then they can go extinct with their heads held high. The image quality in full frame 4K mode is truly incredible, the best I’ve yet seen from any DSLR since the Canon 1D C. I don’t know how it is even possible to do such a clean, detailed image from a 46MP sensor without a full pixel readout. Whatever the method, Nikon (or is it Sony) have delivered a real technical feat here. …

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    Stephen Arnold Music Creates Sonic Branding For CGTN And New CNN HLN Series ‘Something’s Killing Me’

    By Right Word Media

    DALLAS

    A thought-provoking campaign for China Global Television Network (CGTN) beautifully blends visuals, narration and music. Stephen Arnold Music continued its sonic branding collaboration with the network for “…

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    HOBO Audio Teams With Agency The Brooklyn Brothers For Exquisitely Creepy Branded Short For Patrón Tequila Featuring Director Guillermo del Toro

    By Right Word Media

    NEW YORK

    Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro is known for his poetically spooky visuals and sublime use of music and sound design to tell his distinctive stories. Not surprisingly those same traits are found in “Patron x Guillermo Del Toro.” The short film was directed…

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    Johns Hopkins University Adds ‘Immersive Storytelling & Emerging Technologies’ Concentration* To Film & Media Master of Arts Program

    By Admin

    BALTIMORE

    Johns Hopkins University will add an exciting new concentration to its thriving Film & Media Masters of Arts Program in

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    Looking to Self-Distribute Your Film? Sundance Wants to Lend a Hand

    By Liz Nord

    Sundance opens its Creative Distribution Fellowship to films beyond those that have played at the festival and reveals data on past releases.

    Two of the films that we really enjoyed at Sundance 2017— Jennifer Brea’s Unrest and Koganada’s Columbus—are both now out in the world, garnering critical praise and, most importantly, audiences. This result is not a given for niche debut features by relatively unknown directors, but in both cases it was facilitated in part by the films’ selections for the inaugural round of the Sundance Creative Distribution Fellowship.

    Initiated last year, the fellowship builds on the successes of Sundance’s formerly named Artist Services wing, which helped usher more than 200 independent films into the market. Now, the fellowship formalizes all of that experience into a whole package that gives unprecedented control to the filmmakers involved.

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    From:: No Film School

    Academy Award and Emmy Award Winner Nicole Kidman To Star in Karyn Kusama’s “Destroyer”

    By Admin

    LOS ANGELES

    Academy Award® and Emmy® Award Winner Nicole Kidman (“Big Little Lies,” The Hours) will star in Destroyer, a modern Los Angeles crime thriller to be directed by Karyn…

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    From:: Shoot OnLine

    Google Clips is an AI-enabled hands-free camera that costs $250

    Meet Google Clips

    After some expected hardware update announcements, Google’s “one more thing” turned out to be Clips, a tiny, hands-free camera designed to automatically capture everyday moments.

    Meet Google Clips

    Small and lightweight, Clips is sold with a case that, uh, clips to things. Demo objects included toys and books. Point it at you and your loved ones, and Clips will do its thing without you ever needing to push the shutter button (although you can still push the shutter button if you want).

    Meet Google Clips

    Clips uses AI to identify and remember frequent subjects. When it detects a familiar subject smiling, for example, it will capture a burst of images. What’s more, Google says that it gets smarter over time, capturing more of the moments you want and fewer moments you’ll ultimately throw away.

    Meet Google Clips

    Clips works with the Pixel 2, naturally, but a rep we talked to said it will also work with an iOS app. It captures bursts of images from which videos (without audio) or stills can be extracted. Clips can be trimmed in the accompanying app, and they can be exported as GIFs as well.

    Meet Google Clips

    Clips will sell for $250, and eager customers can join a pre-order ‘waitlist’ now.

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    Whitehouse Post Elevates LA EP Joni Williamson To Director of New Business Development

    By whitehouse

    LOS ANGELES

    Venerable editorial company Whitehouse Post has reinforced its leadership team by promoting its longtime Los Angeles Executive Producer Joni Williamson to the national position of Director of New Business Development.

    With nearly…

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    Google Pixel 2 earns highest ever DxOMark score of 98, bests Apple

    It’s been a couple weeks of amazing camera phone tests over at DxOMark. First the iPhone 8 Plus beat all former phones with a score of 94. Then the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 came in and earned the same overall score, beating the iPhone 8 Plus in the Photo category but falling short in Video. And now… now we have a new proper king.

    After testing the brand new Google Pixel 2, DxOMark has awarded the flagship phone its highest ever marks for a smartphone camera with an overall score of 98.

    As usual, you can read the full review over on DxOMark’s website, where they pit the Pixel 2 against its main rivals in a few head-to-head challenges, but the overall score results can be seen below:

    In the Photo category, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is still the best phone out there, besting the Google Pixel 2’s score of 99 by a single point. But when it comes to video, the Pixel 2 is totally and completely unmatched. Its Video score of 96 makes Samsung’s paltry 84 seem a bit weak, and even Apple’s respectable 89 is nowhere close.

    Ahead of doing our own tests with these phones, we’ve been looking closely at the results in the DxOMark tests, and we are very intrigued to say the least. Some of the numbers themselves are rather subjective, and we don’t entirely agree with DxO’s assessment in every category.

    For example, in their outdoor bokeh comparison, the Pixel 2 fares the worst. And the sometimes overly tonemapped (flat) images HDR+ renders may or may not suit your taste: the Pixel 2 vs. HTC U11 high contrast scene demonstration shows the Pixel 2 preserving more overall detail → continue…

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    EPICOLOR Uses Artificial Intelligence to Grade Your Footage Automatically

    By Charles Haine

    When time is tight and the budget is tighter, this AI-based color grading plugin for FCPX and Resolve may be your best option.

    Whether we like it or not, robots are coming for our jobs. Self-driving cars will be the start, but rest assured, if it can be automated, it will be. Robots are even starting to edit movie trailers. As you plan out your career, it would be wise keep an eye on automation both for the ways it can speed up your own workflow and also for the ways it might make your job obsolete.

    While we are nowhere near losing many jobs to automation in film yet, the new EPICOLOR plugin from Lemke Software for FCPX and Resolve gives us a hint of what is coming with its automated grading tool that can be useful for small projects with tight turnarounds where a professional colorist might not be an option.

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    From:: No Film School

    Here’s Google’s impressive OIS + EIS video stabilization demonstrated

    Optical image stabilization is a welcome update in the Google Pixel 2, but what’s really impressive is that it can be used in tandem with electronic stabilization in video mode. If Google’s demo at its launch event today is any indication, it’s pretty darn effective and makes for super smooth clips. We’re eager to give it a try ourselves when we get our hands on a review unit.

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    From:: DPreview