IFH 234: Directing Hollywood Blockbusters with Legendary Director John Badham – Indie Film Hustle

By Alex Ferrari

Directing Hollywood Blockbusters with Legendary Director John Badham Today on the show we have a true legend from the film business, director John Badham. John has directed some of the most iconic films in history. From the decade-defining to 80’s hits like , , & to 90’s action classics like , , and . Check…

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Screening and Networking Event Tomorrow!!

By Tara Dombrowski

Hello, everyone!

My name is Tara Dombrowski, and I am the Associate Producer/Production Manager at an up and coming production company called Pathological Films. I wanted to invite you all to an event that you might be interested in! Tomorrow, Saturday, April 21st at 7:00pm, Pathological Films will be screening their first three short films at the Strand Theater in Seymour, CT. In attendance will be industry professionals such as writers, directors, cinematographers, editors, special effects artists, sound designers, location managers, equipment sales reps and more; as well as students, recent graduates, and others who are actively looking for work.
This is an amazing opportunity to network yourself to potential employers or find someone to add to your crew on your next project! To learn more about this event, please visit our Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2081171485233604/
Tickets are only $8.75 each, and you can purchase them here:
https://j-a-l3sm.squarespace.com/shop/ticket or in person at the theater.
Please also else that you think may be interested in this event.
The films we will be showing are titled Men’s Room, Brunch, and Television. Men’s Room was accepted in to the Short Film Corner at Cannes and has won five student awards from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences New England Chapter. Brunch has been accepted in to numerous film festivals including the Irvine International Film Festival, Beloit International Film Festival, Global Film Festival and the New Haven International Film Festival. Television is going to be submitted to festivals after it’s premiere at the event. The Strand Theater is also a beautiful independent theater that is an amazing place to see films in. This is a great opportunity for anyone who loves film or is interested in the film industry.
Thank you, and I hope to see you there!

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Meyer Optik is reviving Dr. Rudolph’s APO Plasmat 105mm F2.7 lens

Meyer Optik has announced its new APO-Makro-Plasmat 105 F2.7 lens, a modern version of one of the classic Plasmat lenses developed by Dr. Paul Rudolph 105 years ago. As with previous Meyer Optik revivals, the company is funding its product on Kickstarter, where it explains that the new Plasmat 105 “offers natural sharpness, unbelievable color reproduction, and a glowing bokeh united at every step of the aperture.”

The name Makro, Meyer Optik explains, was chosen by Rudolph in reference to the Makro-Plasmat’s suitability for 35mm, not macro, photography. The company says that while its revamped version of the lens offers performance that’s “in the spirit of the Plasmat lenses,” it created the model with modern camera gear in mind.

The APO-Makro-Plasmat 105 has a 105mm focal length, 60mm width, an F2.7 – F22 aperture, 1.1m / 3.6ft minimum focusing distance, manual focusing, 6 elements in 5 groups, as well as 15 steel aperture blades with an anti-reflex coating.

As with the original Plasmat lenses, Meyer Optik says its remake offers a unique combination of glow, bokeh, plasticity, and sharpness, explaining:

The lens is sharp but it takes away the razor cut, sterile, microscope like sharpness and replaces it by an even sharpness around the subject that flatters it and pleases the eye of the spectator. Thus the lens fills the whole space with amazing depth and at the same time with a smooth transition from focus to softness.

The company plans to offer APO-Makro-Plasmat 105 for 35mm cameras in the following mounts: Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony E, Fuji X, and Leica M. A model will also be released for medium-format mirrorless cameras in both Fuji GFX and Hasselblad X1D mounts.

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Meyer Optik is reviving Dr. Rudolph’s APO Plasmat 105mm F2.7 lens

Meyer Optik has announced its new APO-Makro-Plasmat 105 F2.7 lens, a modern version of one of the classic Plasmat lenses developed by Dr. Paul Rudolph 105 years ago. As with previous Meyer Optik revivals, the company is funding its product on Kickstarter, where it explains that the new Plasmat 105 “offers natural sharpness, unbelievable color reproduction, and a glowing bokeh united at every step of the aperture.”

The name Makro, Meyer Optik explains, was chosen by Rudolph in reference to the Makro-Plasmat’s suitability for 35mm, not macro, photography. The company says that while its revamped version of the lens offers performance that’s “in the spirit of the Plasmat lenses,” it created the model with modern camera gear in mind.

The APO-Makro-Plasmat 105 has a 105mm focal length, 60mm width, an F2.7 – F22 aperture, 1.1m / 3.6ft minimum focusing distance, manual focusing, 6 elements in 5 groups, as well as 15 steel aperture blades with an anti-reflex coating.

As with the original Plasmat lenses, Meyer Optik says its remake offers a unique combination of glow, bokeh, plasticity, and sharpness, explaining:

The lens is sharp but it takes away the razor cut, sterile, microscope like sharpness and replaces it by an even sharpness around the subject that flatters it and pleases the eye of the spectator. Thus the lens fills the whole space with amazing depth and at the same time with a smooth transition from focus to softness.

The company plans to offer APO-Makro-Plasmat 105 for 35mm cameras in the following mounts: Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony E, Fuji X, and Leica M. A model will also be released for medium-format mirrorless cameras in both Fuji GFX and Hasselblad X1D mounts.

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From:: DPreview

Everything You Need to Know When Filming Food Videos

By Logan Baker From setting up your camera to picking the right music, this roundup shows you everything you need to know to produce your cooking videos. Top image via … → continue…

From:: Premium Beat

Everything You Need to Know When Filming Food Videos

By Logan Baker From setting up your camera to picking the right music, this roundup shows you everything you need to know to produce your cooking videos. Top image via … → continue…

From:: Premium Beat

New Zeiss Loxia 25mm in Stock at Amazon and FocusCamera (and tested by Fred Miranda)

By SonyAlpha Admin

The new Loxia 25mm lens is in Stock for the first time in the USA via Amazon and FocusCamera. Fred Miranda tested the lens and compared it’s performance with the Loxia 21mm lens. Check it out! – Reminder: Today Phase One released a major software update for Capture One. It also adds two specific new […]

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From:: Sony Alpha Rumors

New Zeiss Loxia 25mm in Stock at Amazon and FocusCamera (and tested by Fred Miranda)

By SonyAlpha Admin

The new Loxia 25mm lens is in Stock for the first time in the USA via Amazon and FocusCamera. Fred Miranda tested the lens and compared it’s performance with the Loxia 21mm lens. Check it out! – Reminder: Today Phase One released a major software update for Capture One. It also adds two specific new […]

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From:: Sony Alpha Rumors

ProGrade Digital Unveils 1TB Industry First CFexpress Memory card

By Jakub Han

ProGrade Digital is the first company to demonstrate the new CFexpress (CFx) 1.0 technology in 1TB capacity at NAB 2018. The new CFx Type B standard reaches Data Transfer speeds of 1,400MB/s in a same form factor as XQD cards. The company also introduced new high capacity CFast 2.0 and SDXC UHS-II cards.

New CFexpress Technology

CFexpress (CFx) is a new memory card standard promoted by the CompactFlash Association (CFA) as an evolution of the XQD standard. It is an outcome of the divided market of top-tier manufacturers, where some use the CFast standard, which is based on the older SATA (Serial Advanced Technology Attachment) interface and others (Sony and Nikon) use the XQD standard, based on a more advanced PCIe (Peripheral Component Interconnect Express) interface.

The initial CFx card form factor – known as Type B – is the first version of the new standard that will hit the market and conforms exactly to that of XQD. Over time, other form factors within the CFx specification will likely include a Type A card (single lane) similar to SD, a Type C card (four lane) similar to storage modules from Codex and possibly an even larger Type D (eight lane) for very high capacity and performance. Compared to the older XQD standard, the CFx Type B form factor adds the second PCIe lane and the logical device interface capability of NVMe (Non-Volatile Memory express), leveraging the performance capabilities.

There are several benefits to a CFx Type B card for use in digital imaging applications:

  • Form Factor ideally suited for higher capacities needed in imaging applications – up-to 1TB with current NAND flash memory technology
  • Physical size that is easy to handle – slightly larger than SD and slightly smaller than CFast or CompactFlash (29.6 x 38.5 x 3.8 mm)
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    From:: Cinema 5d

Stephen Arnold Music Provides Complete Music Supervision Services for 2018 Scripps Howard Awards

By Right Word Media

DALLAS

The annual Scripps Howard Awards stand as one of the nation’s most prestigious journalism competitions. For the second consecutive year, The Vault production music library from …

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From:: Shoot OnLine

Stephen Arnold Music Provides Complete Music Supervision Services for 2018 Scripps Howard Awards

By Right Word Media

DALLAS

The annual Scripps Howard Awards stand as one of the nation’s most prestigious journalism competitions. For the second consecutive year, The Vault production music library from …

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“A Very Old Fashioned Kind of Filmmaking”: DP Charlotte Bruus Christensen on A Quiet Place on 35mm

By Matt Mulcahey

A few months after my son was born, I took my wife to see the Tommy Lee Jones western The Homesman. If you know that movie, then you know why it was a bad idea: minutes into the film, a woman driven mad by the harshness of pioneer life kills her infant child. My wife nearly walked out. I didn’t understand that impulse at the time, but as my kid has gotten older I’ve become equally squeamish toward onscreen violence directed at children. It’s not an uncommon sentiment for parents, which is why it’s a perilous choice to open the new horror […] → continue…

From:: Filmmaker Magazine

Da Sharp arriva il primo TV 8K da 70 pollici e risoluzione 7680×4320 pixel

By News

La Sharp ha annunciato il lancio del primo tv 8k sul mercato europeo, il modello è il LV-70X500E ha un pannello 70 pollici, con risoluzione 7680×4320 pixel, cioè approssimativamente 33 milioni di pixel. Lo spettro dei colori migliorato rende le immagini più simili a quelle dal vivo e più vivide. Lo stesso vale per il contrasto.

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Sony’s updated 3D Creator app can use your smartphone’s front camera to scan your face

Sony’s 3D Creator app with its 3D-face-scanning function was first introduced with the Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact last year. Now the Japanese manufacturer is rolling out the update to version 2 of the app.

The most important upgrade of the new version is the ability to create 3D models of your face with your smartphone’s front camera. This means, unlike with the previous version, you don’t need the help of another person to create a 3D-model of your face and head. Of course, the option to use the main camera and get someone else to do the job is still available.

The updated app also lets you share the results straight to Facebook or order a 3D-printed copy of your model. And version 2.0 also comes with “post-scan cloud processing,” which allows you to render 3D models with 4K resolution textures for better detail and realism.

3D Creator 2.0 is compatible with the Xperia XZ1, XZ1 Compact, and XZ Premium. If you’re lucky enough to own one of these devices, you can download the newest version of the app from the Play Store now. If you are an iPhone X user, check out the Bellus 3D app for similar face scanning capabilities.

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Meike announces full frame 85mm F1.8, its first autofocus lens

Chinese accessories brand Meike has announced it will introduce an autofocus 85mm F1.8 lens for Canon and Nikon full-frame DSLRs. In addition to adding another (very likely) affordable third party option to the mix, this will be the company’s first AF lens.

Details are a little thin on the ground, but early marketing materials suggest it will be a lightweight and compact lens with an all-metal body construction. The optical formula will use nine elements in six groups, and all elements will be multi-coated on both sides. Close focus will begin at 0.85m with a maximum magnification of 1:1.8. The lens will be 79.5mm long and will accept a 67mm filter.

In addition to the Nikon and Canon full-frame mounts, Meike will release the MK-85mm F1.8 lens for Sony APS-C models as well. No price has been announced as of yet, and the company hasn’t said when we should expect the lens to go on sale.

For more information visit the Meike website.

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From:: DPreview