Free ZSG-C10 Zoom Servo Grip when you purchase a Canon COMPACT-SERVO lens

By Matthew Allard ACS

For the next three months, Canon is giving away the ZSG-C10 Zoom Servo Grip when you purchase or lease a COMPACT-SERVO 18-80mm T4.4 or COMPACT-SERVO 70-200mm T4.4 lens. The ZSG-C10 Zoom…

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Free ZSG-C10 Zoom Servo Grip when you purchase a Canon COMPACT-SERVO lens

By Matthew Allard ACS

For the next three months Canon are giving away the ZSG-C10 Zoom Servo Grip when you purchase or lease a COMPACT-SERVO 18-80mm T4.4 or COMPACT-SERVO 70-200mm T4.4 lens. The ZSG-C10…

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10 ways for filmmakers to fill their Januarys

By noreply@redsharknews.com (Neil Oseman)

How to fill the days...

Unless you’re working on a production that needs lots of winter, the start of any new year is traditionally a quiet time for anyone involved in video production. Neil Oseman suggests 10 ways to fill your time.

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    Nine straight-forward photography tips from an award winning travel photographer

    Travel photographer Bob Holmes recently put together this quick-tips video for Advancing Your Photography in which he shares nine useful photography tips; or, as Holmes puts it in the video, nine ‘crutches’ for when you feel like the muse has deserted you.

    They’re basic tips, but this is what Holmes looks for when he goes out to shoot—lines, punctuation, and energy—and they’re the reason he has managed to continue producing award-winning work year after year after year.

    For those of you who prefer reading to watching, here’s a quick summary of all nine tips:

    1. Look for leading lines – they can lead your viewer through the composition
    2. Look for diagonals – they give a dynamic feel to your photos
    3. Look for horizontal lines – they will give a calm feel to your photos
    4. Capture gestures – they can really help your photo pop
    5. Try to find ‘punctuation’ – like a splash of color or a solitary person in a larger landscape
    6. Put energy into your photos – you can do this by capturing movement in the frame
    7. Be receptive – let the picture ‘impress itself’ upon you
    8. Look at art for inspiration – famous paintings are often examples of fantastic composition and great lighting at work.
    9. Look at photography books for inspiration – there’s a reason the Irving Penn’s and Henri Cartier-Bresson’s of the world are still remembered today.

    The tips might seem overly simplistic, but simple isn’t always a bad thing when you’re trying to get out of a rut. And it’s not like Bob Holmes doesn’t know what he’s talking about: he’s the only photographer to ever win the Travel Photographer of the Year Award 5 times, most recently in 2017.

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    From:: DPreview

    Gudsen’s Moza AirCross gimbal can provide both stabilization and power

    Gudsen has launched a new gimbal that’s aimed at mirrorless photographers. With a payload of 3.9lbs/1.8kg, the new Moza AirCross can provide stabilization to a mirrorless body even when it’s fitted with a cinema lens, and a new in-handle option can provide power to Sony and Panasonic cameras while they’re shooting.

    The Moza AirCross offers a more lightweight alternative to the Moza Air—which is aimed at compact system cameras and small DSLR users. It also has a number of newer features, including a claimed 12-hour battery life, and the ability to accept power from an external power bank.

    The handle holds three 2000mAh batteries that can run the gimbal all day, or be used to power a range of compatible Sony and Panasonic cameras via a dummy battery pack that fits inside the camera. As the gimbal can also take power from a portable power bank, Gudsen claims that users need never run out of juice.

    Another new feature is a quick release system that is compatible with both Manfrotto 501PL and Arca type quick release plates. The system allows users to remove a camera from the gimbal head and refit it later without having to rebalance the whole rig. Auto-tuning via the Moza app ensures the gimbal remains balanced for the weight and distribution of the attached equipment, and the gyroscopes are said to offer calibration-free IMU technology.

    Gudsen has also added roll-follow to yaw-follow and yaw-pitch-follow to the range of movements on offer, and users can expect to be able to tilt between -175° and +135°, and achieve 360° of yaw and roll.

    The gimbal itself weighs 896g and 1/4in threaded ports allow accessories, microphones and monitors to be mounted on the handle. → continue…

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    Lensbaby launches $50 macro filter kit

    Background Photo by Kathleen Clemons, courtesy of Lensbaby

    Lensbaby has launched a 46mm macro filter kit that can be combined with several of the company’s “bokeh effect” lenses, expanding their scope of application to close-up photography.

    The filters screw onto the front of the lenses and the kit comes with three diopter options (+1,+2, and +4). The individual filters can be stacked for even higher levels of magnification and LensBaby says multiple coatings have been applied for enhanced contrast.

    The 46mm kit is compatible with the Sweet 35, Sweet 50, Edge 50, Edge 80, Twist 60 and Creative Bokeh lenses, as well as the LensBaby macro converters, allowing for a multitude of close-up effects. In the Lensbaby product line-up it sits alongside the effect filter kit that was launched last October and comprises of an eight-point star filter, a three-stop neutral density filter and a circular polarizer.

    The new macro filter set is available now for $50. You can find more information and additional sample images on the company’s website.

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    IFH 214: Sundance Film Festival Survival Guide – Indie Film Hustle

    By Alex Ferrari

    Sundance Film Festival Survival Guide This year will be the sixth time I’ve been to the Sundance Film Festival and I’ve picked up a few tips and tricks on how to survive the experience. I’ve many many mistakes when traveling to the festival. From the wrong shoes to not having Chapstick. These small things can…

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    Canon Concept Cameras Brought to CES 2018

    By Canon Rumors Canon didn’t announce any consumer cameras at CES 2018 this year, but they did bring a couple of concept cameras that did impress the folks at The Verge. The first camera is a small brick shaped device with a flip out lightning port that would allow it to be attached to an iPhone. You could … → continue…

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    Rumor: Nikon’s full-frame mirrorless will sport an all new ‘Z-Mount’

    Photo by Lilly Rum

    Nikon Rumors has gotten wind of a very interesting bit of plausible speculation—at this point, we’re not comfortable calling it any more than that. According to the rumor site, the Nikon full-frame mirrorless people are hoping and praying for will sport an all-new so-called “Z-Mount”.

    The name is probably still not final at this stage, but NR is reporting with some confidence that the Z-Mount will have an external diameter of 49mm and a flange focal distance of 16mm.

    We obviously can’t know if these numbers represent a real mount in the works at Nikon, but we can confirm that the numbers add up. While 16mm is very short, if you have a camera with a wide enough diameter it kind of doesn’t matter. The back of the lens could be further forward than 16mm, so long as the mount doesn’t intrude.

    For comparison’s sake, Sony’s E-Mount (the shortest to be used with a full frame sensor) sports an external diameter of 46.1mm and a flange distance of 18mm.

    As always, we have contacted a Nikon representative for comment, and will update this post if and when we hear anything official from Nikon USA.

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    Director Series: Feras Fayyad Fights for Last Men In Aleppo

    By Mary Ann Skweres

    In 2013, during the siege of Aleppo by the Assad regime, director Feras Fayyad started shooting on his own, following the White Helmets, the volunteer first responders who organized to protect their neighborhoods and save the civilian lives impacted by Russian bombs. He wanted to learn why people remained in their homes despite the extreme […]

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    Amazon ranking: Sony A7rIII is the best selling Sony system camera

    By SonyAlpha Admin

    First a weird note: Amazon lists the action camera in the system camera category. According to Amazon system camera sales ranking (Click here) the A7rIII is best Sony selling camera. And as usual also the A6000 sales are very strong. When it comes to the lens ranking lets see if you can guess what lens […]

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    Contenders: Head of Makeup Department Deborah La Mia Denaver and Department Head of Hair Design Adruitha Lee – I, Tonya

    By Scott Essman

    For makeup department head Deborah La Mia Denaver and hairstyling department head Adruitha Lee, I, Tonya represented several formidable challenges: recreating a lead character familiar to the general public, and aging that character—and others in the cast—through various life stages. In the case of this film, the central character was champion figure skater […]

    The post Contenders: Head of Makeup Department Deborah La Mia Denaver and Department Head of Hair Design Adruitha Lee – I, Tonya appeared first on Below the Line.

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    DGA Announces Nominees For Outstanding Directorial Achievement In Feature Film For 2017

    By Admin

    LOS ANGELES

    The Directors Guild of America today announced the five nominees for the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for 2017.

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    Kodak didn’t get into cryptocurrency and bitcoin mining, “Kodak” did

    Kodak’s CES announcements tell an interesting tale of the power of brands, and what happens to those brands when you start licensing them to other companies.

    A lot of people still have positive associations with the Kodak brand and its iconic logos, but it’s worth clearing something up, especially in light of all the cryptocurrency madness that Kodak unleashed at CES: not everything with the Kodak name on it has much connection to a bunch of clever people in Rochester New York.

    The parent company, Eastman Kodak, left the consumer photography business in 2012 following court-overseen ‘Chapter 11′ restructuring. Its remaining consumer photo businesses were sold to Kodak Alaris, which continues to sell photo film and printing kiosks.

    So it’s worth keeping your fond memories of that company at arms length when you read about its apparent embrace of the blockchain.

    The “Kodak” KashMiner, yours to rent for just $3,400 and a two year contract.

    At CES this year ‘Kodak’ announced both blockchain-based IP protection and cryptocurrency projects, and a scheme that apparently lets you buy a Bitcoin-mining farm for them. However, the KodakOne project appears to be as much a rebranding of an existing project called RYDE as it does a “partnership between Kodak and [RYDE owner] Wenn Media”. Meanwhile, the Kodak KashMiner scheme, which lets you rent the hardware to mine the more famous Bitcoin cryptocurrency appears to be entirely separate: essentially an unconventional investment scheme using industry-standard hardware with the Kodak logo stuck on the side so that there’s something to show at CES.

    Essentially, these look a lot like Kodak licensing its name to other companies in much the same way as the current holders of the Polaroid, Rollei and Vivitar names accept fees → continue…

    From:: DPreview

    What Film Festivals Are Worth Going To? – The Ask Alex Show 012 – Indie Film Hustle

    By Alex Ferrari

    What Film Festivals Are Worth Going To?  Today’s Guest Jose Perez: www.Routinejoy.Net WATCH MORE IFH TV Watch the IFH Film School Breakdown Film’s Most Important Directors: The Directors Series IFH Podcast on YouTube IFH TV Micro-Budget Case Study: This is Meg Sundance Film Festival Interviews Online Filmmaking & Screenwriting Courses SPONSORS BlackBox – Make Passive…

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