The Telescopic Crane Workshop March 24th in Fayetteville, GA

By Staff

The Society of Camera Operators and Chapman/Leonard are proud to present a Telescopic Crane Workshop designed for professional Camera Operators at Chapman/Leonard’s Pinewood Studio facility in Fayetteville, GA on Saturday, March 24, 2018. As we know, the delicate execution of a successful crane shot relies almost entirely on the communication leading up to it. We will share these tools with […]

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15 Great Movies About The Romance of “Someplace Else”

By Jason R. Gray

Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Context is everything. Each encounter has the potential to be meaningful. Each passing glance could mean more. If only the timing were right. If only we were the right age, at the same place in our lives.

The romance of someplace else does not have to be a physical place. An emotional connection can be that place. The bond between lovers, strangers, passengers, can exist in motion, stillness, amongst a crowd or hidden under covers.

The following are films which take us to private places, within and without. Context. Two strangers in a strange land, finding a kinship in Tokyo, a refuge that would not have been apparent, back home. Sometimes we forget how to look at one another, until we reframe. When time is pressing, focus gets sharper, the comforts of routine fall away and anything becomes possible.

Time, memory, love and loss, the hazy fuzz, static and poetic blaze of the immediacy of human connection; of love’s first blush. When two people see, in each other, that undiscovered country to which others are blind. A safe haven, a secret refuge, no matter for how long, is a flame worth stoking. “Tell me one thing, more than this…”

1. Brief Encounter (Lean | 1945)

Brief Encounter film

“This can’t last. This misery can’t last. I must remember that and try to control myself. Nothing lasts really. Neither happiness nor despair. Not even life lasts very long. There’ll come a time in the future when I shan’t mind about this anymore, when I can look back and say quite peacefully and cheerfully how silly I was. No, no, I don’t want that time to come ever. I want to remember every minute, always, always to the end of my days.”

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From:: Taste Of Cinema

15 Great Movies About The Romance of “Someplace Else”

By Jason R. Gray

Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Context is everything. Each encounter has the potential to be meaningful. Each passing glance could mean more. If only the timing were right. If only we were the right age, at the same place in our lives.

The romance of someplace else does not have to be a physical place. An emotional connection can be that place. The bond between lovers, strangers, passengers, can exist in motion, stillness, amongst a crowd or hidden under covers.

The following are films which take us to private places, within and without. Context. Two strangers in a strange land, finding a kinship in Tokyo, a refuge that would not have been apparent, back home. Sometimes we forget how to look at one another, until we reframe. When time is pressing, focus gets sharper, the comforts of routine fall away and anything becomes possible.

Time, memory, love and loss, the hazy fuzz, static and poetic blaze of the immediacy of human connection; of love’s first blush. When two people see, in each other, that undiscovered country to which others are blind. A safe haven, a secret refuge, no matter for how long, is a flame worth stoking. “Tell me one thing, more than this…”

1. Brief Encounter (Lean | 1945)

Brief Encounter film

“This can’t last. This misery can’t last. I must remember that and try to control myself. Nothing lasts really. Neither happiness nor despair. Not even life lasts very long. There’ll come a time in the future when I shan’t mind about this anymore, when I can look back and say quite peacefully and cheerfully how silly I was. No, no, I don’t want that time to come ever. I want to remember every minute, always, always to the end of my days.”

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From:: Taste Of Cinema

This could be the best way to get top software without destroying your bank account!

By noreply@redsharknews.com (Tim Dunphy)

Buying software second hand can be a great way to get top software for not much money

Second hand software? It isn’t an option that immediately springs to mind when it comes to saving money. But recent developments in licensing could mean that you could obtain some top level software for not much more than a video game.

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    Sony World Photography Awards reveals 2018 Open category and National Awards winners

    Sony World Photography Awards Open category winners

    The World Photo Organization is taking its time announcing the winners of this year’s Sony World Photography Awards. Overall winners—including the coveted Photographer of the Year award—won’t be revealed until next month. But in the meantime, World Photo is teasing us, first with the shortlist announced last month, and now with the winners of the 10 Open categories and the 63 National Awards winners.

    The Open competition is open to photographers of all ages, backgrounds and experience levels, and several of this year’s category winners are not professional photographers by trade.

    This week’s announcement reveals the winner of each of the 10 categories—Architecture, Culture, Enhanced, Landscape & Nature, Motion, Portraiture, Still Life, Street Photography, Travel, and Wildlife. All ten winning photographers walk away with “the latest digital imaging equipment from Sony,” but only one will be named Open Photographer of the Year on April 19th, earning an additional $5,000 worth of prize money.

    The National Awards competition, meanwhile, seeks to identify “the best single image taken by a local photographer” in nearly 70 countries across the world. Scroll through the gallery above to see all 10 Open category winners, and then click here to view all 63 National Awards winners.

    Press Release

    World’s best single images revealed by the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards

    • Winners of the 10 Open categories, plus all 63 National Awards announced today
    • Huge diversity of genres and topics across the global winners

    March 20, 2018 – ​Selected from hundreds of thousands of entries worldwide, the winners of the Open competition and National Awards of the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards are announced today.

    The 10 Open category winners were chosen by an expert panel of judges as the world’s very best single photographs, and the National Awards → continue…

    From:: DPreview

    Video Tutorial: How to Build a $25 Overhead Camera Rig

    By Logan Baker Using nothing but wood and screws, you can measure out and build an overhead camera rig. We’ll show you how in this video tutorial. → continue…

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    Venus Optics unveils Laowa 9mm F2.8 Zero-D lens for mirrorless APS-C cameras

    Venus Optics has officially announced the Laowa 9mm F2.8 Zero-D lens: the “world’s widest F2.8 lens for APS-C mirrorless cameras.” Featuring a 113° angle of view, fast F2.8 aperture, and a Zero-D design that promises “close to zero” distortion, the 9mm (13mm equivalent) lens promises to deliver ‘extreme’ specs in a portable package that weighs just 215g.

    The Laowa 9mm F2.8 Zero-D is the third lens in Laowa’s Zero-D lineup, and like the others it promises “close to zero” distortion despite its ultra-wide angle focal length. This is achieved using an optical design of 15 lens elements in 10 groups, including 2 aspherical elements and 3 extra-low dispersion elements.

    From the press release:

    The extreme 113° angle of view and ultra-fast f/2.8 aperture allows photographers to create impressive astro-photography shots with ease. It also gives photographers a fast and wide-angle option for landscape photography and low-light shooting.

    The Laowa 9mm F2.8 Zero-D is designed for APS-C mirrorless cameras, and will ship in Fuji X, Sony E, and Canon EOS-M mounts starting in “early April,” at a suggested retail price of $500 USD. Scroll through the gallery below to see a few official sample photos from Venus Optics, then head over to the Venus Optics website to learn more or pre-order one for yourself.

    Press Release

    Venus Optics announces the Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D, the World’s Widest f/2.8 Lens for APS-C Mirrorless Cameras

    Featuring a 113° Angle of View, Ultra-fast f/2.8 aperture, close-to-zero distortion, 49mm filter thread & less than 0.5 pounds in weight, this is a perfect ultra-wide option for still & videographers.

    Anhui China, Mar 21, 2018 – Venus Optics, the camera lenses manufacturer who had previously launched a number of unique Laowa camera lenses, is proud to announce the world’s widest rectilinear f/2.8 lens → continue…

    From:: DPreview

    Watch: Unboxing $221,000 worth of Leica Summilux-C cinema lenses

    Videographer Devin Graham of Devin Supertramp has published a new video in which he unboxes $221,000 worth of Leica Summilux-C lenses. “When deciding to purchase these lenses, it was a six month process,” said Graham, who also explained while retrieving a lens box, “These are like a holy experience to me.”

    Graham chose the Summilux lenses over Leica’s Thalia lenses due to their ability to shoot at a lower key stop, he explains in the video. The Summilux lenses were used in several notable productions recently, including: Stranger Things, Beauty and the Best (2017), and Justice League. Overall, the purchase and subsequent unboxing involves half a dozen lenses: 16mm, 21mm, 29mm, 40mm, 50mm, and 75mm.

    And if the video above isn’t quite enough expensive lens unboxing for you, check out Graham’s video from January below, in which he unboxed $25K worth of Sigma Cine lenses:

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    The Art Directors Guild Film Society Announces The 2018 Screening Series “Production Design: Designers On Design” Presented With The American Cinematheque

    By Admin

    LOS ANGELES
    The Art Directors Guild (ADG) Film Society and the American Cinematheque are co-hosting the annual 2018 Screening…

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    Sony Venice – A close look at the dynamic range and noise.

    By alisterchapman

    Venice-base-T4_1.1.1-1024x540 Sony Venice - A close look at the dynamic range and noise.

    I have been working with Sony’s color science guru Pablo at the Digital Motion Picture Center at Pinewood, looking at the outer limits of what Sony’s Venice camera can do. A large part of the reason for this is that Pablo is developing some really nice LUT’s for use on dailies or even as a grade starting point.

    As part of this process we have shot test footage with the Venice camera ourselves and also looked long and hard at test shots done by other cinematographers. Last week we were able to preview a beta version of the cameras dual ISO modes. This beta firmware allowed us to shoot tests at both 500 ISO and 2500 ISO and the results of both are equally impressive.

    I can’t share any of the test footage shot at 2500 ISO at this stage. The firmware is still in it’s early stages and the final version may well perform a little differently (probably better). But I can share some of the footage shot at 500 ISO.

    Please remember what we were exploring was the extreme ends of the exposure range. So our little test set was set up with some challenges for the camera rather than trying to make a pretty picture.

    We have deep, deep shadows on the right behind the couch and we also have strong highlights coming off the guitar, the film can on the shelves and from the practical lamp in the background. The reds of the cushion on the couch look very different with most Rec-709 cameras as the colors are outside the Rec-709 gamut.

    Another aspect of the test was to check the exposure rating. For this I used my Sekonic lightmeter to measure both the incident light and the light reflected by the Kodak grey card. My light meter gave me T4 → continue…

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    Sigma China invites for an E-mount event on March 30

    By SonyAlpha Admin

    Sigma China sent this invitation for an E-mount event on March 30. Don’t know if that’s just to present the new FE lenses shown at CP+ or if hey will finally announce the new 50mm f/1.4 APS-C E-mout lens. This is the Sigma roadmap for 2018: via Weibo

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    Bleacher Report Uses axle ai and Amazon Web Services to Prepare, Manage and Deliver Media Assets

    By Artisans PR

    Portland, OR

    axle ai has announced that Bleacher Report has standardized on axle ai media management solutions and Amazon Web Services (AWS) Elemental

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    From:: Shoot OnLine

    Patent: Canon 24-70 f/2.8 Optical Formula and More

    By Canon Rumors A patent showcasing a host of optical formulas from Canon has appeared over at Canon News. These patents deal with small focusing groups that allow for light and fast autofocus performance, perhaps more geared to STM than to USM motors being used. Optical Formulas Covered in the Patent: 11-22mm f/4-5.6 24-70mm f/2.8 35mm f/2.8 18-150mm … → continue…

    From:: Canon Rumors

    We’re hiring! DPReview seeks Software Development Engineer

    DPReview is hiring! We’re looking for a Software Development Engineer to join our Seattle-based team. Bring your creativity, passion and talent to help us build the next generation of our web and mobile experiences. This role will help build shopping and comparison tools for photo gear as well as other special projects on the roadmap. Find all the details below.

    Click here to find out more and to apply for this role – Software Development Engineer, Digital Photography Review

    Software Development Engineer, Digital Photography Review

    Digital Photography Review (DPReview.com) is seeking a talented, passionate, and creative engineer to help us build the future of the world’s most popular digital camera website. You will leverage our unique position in the industry to constantly strive for smarter and better ways to deliver the content, services, and tools that have made it such a success.

    Your core focus will be to build the next generation of web and mobile experiences for DPReview.com. This includes shopping and comparison tools for photographic gear, community and social features focused on photography enthusiasts, and other special projects on the roadmap.

    While a part of Amazon, DPReview has its own unique culture. It’s a startup-like environment backed by an industry leader. Engineers will have an opportunity to partner with our in-house product management and editorial teams to help shape projects from concept to delivery.

    If you’re looking for an opportunity to be a part of a small, lean team that’ll work across the stack on a variety of interesting problems, then this is it!

    Basic Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field
    • 4+ years of professional software development experience

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    • Some design and / or UX experience a big plus
    • Proficient in at least one object-oriented programming language such as Java, C++ or C#
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    How to create wonderful natural looking light for a corporate shoot [Video]

    By noreply@redsharknews.com (RedShark News Staff)

    How to create wonderful natural looking light for a corporate shoot [Video]

    If you ever find yourself in a situation where you need natural looking light on a corporate shoot, take a look at this tutorial video from Bas Goossens.

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