Marvel’s Kevin Feige Won’t Be Making Spider-Man Movies With Sony

After a failure to reach a deal, Kevin Feige will no longer produce Spider-Man films for and with Sony.

Marvel and Sony have been renegotiating the rights to the beloved character since before Far From Home crossed the billion-dollar mark at the box office.

Disney wants more… Sony wants things to stay the same. So Sony has essentially canceled the future involvement of Marvel from the Spider-Man universe. This is a fascinating situation to watch in today’s landscape where IP, and specific characters and the spinoffs associated with it, becomes the major driving force behind so many decisions and so many projects.

Think of it this way: there have been THREE Spider-Man 2’s (essentially) in the last couple of decades. Once Into the Spiderverse gets a sequel there will be FOUR!!!

According to Deadline:

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Bright Tangerine Drumstix Titanium Rods Review

Bright Tangerine’s Drumstix Support Rods are now shipping in significant numbers so let’s take a closer look at these titanium 15mm and 19mm rods. Drumstix may look similar to other support rods, but what sets them apart from other solutions is that they are incredibly lightweight when compared to aluminium and stainless steel rods. In … Continued

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Fujinon UA107x8.4 AF – first 4K box lens to have AF

Fujinon has announced the development of a new 4K broadcast lens, the FUJINON UA107x8.4 AF (Advanced Focus). Fujinon claims this is the world’s first 4K box lens to feature autofocus. The lens is due to be released in the spring of 2020. This new lens is based on Fujinon’s 4K Premier UHD UA107X8.4 Box-Type 107x … Continued

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Film and Digital Times Chinese Edition – FDTC

In time for BIRTV, the Film and Digital Times Chinese language PDF August 2019 Edition is now ready. Go to the FDTC (Film and Digital Times Chinese Language) landing page and download the latest issue.

Pick up a free paper copy  in the booths of many companies who were kind enough to do the translations. (Thank you!) And follow the FDTimes Chinese Edition on WeChat. read more…

Just How Good Is the Sony 85mm f/1.4 GM Lens?

Just How Good Is the Sony 85mm f/1.4 GM Lens?

The 85mm wide-aperture portrait lens is often a calling card lens for a lot of companies, showcasing some of their best optics at one of the most popular focal lengths. How good is Sony’s version? This great video review tests it out to help you decide if it is right for you.

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Fatal Plane Crash May Have Been Caused by Passenger Accidentally Knocking Out Pilot While Taking Photos

Fatal Plane Crash May Have Been Caused by Passenger Accidentally Knocking Out Pilot While Taking Photos

A crash of a seaplane off the coast of Sydney, Australia that killed five passengers and the pilot may have been caused by one of the passengers accidentally knocking the pilot out while trying to take photos.

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Keanu Reeves, Carrie Ann-Moss Return for New ‘Matrix’ Movie

Whoa.

Remember back in May, during the release of John Wick 3, when that film’s director let slip that a new Matrix movie was in the works (and then denied it)? Well, he was full of crap. It’s happening.

Keanu Reeves and Carrie Ann-Moss are set to reprise their roles in the fourth untitled Matrix movie, to be directed by Lana Wachowski. Variety confirmed the news. We will have more to come…

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DJI has most of the drones one its website listed as ‘out of stock’

A search on DJI’s official online store confirmed that the Mavic 2 Pro is currently out of stock.

DJI, the world’s leading drone manufacturer, is currently out of stock on most of its models including the Mavic 2 Pro and Phantom 4 Pro.

DroneDJ’s Haye Kesteloo recently conducted a thorough search of their official online store and discovered that the only drones available for purchase are the DJI Mavic Air Fly More Combo, in all colors, the DJI Mavic Pro Platinum, the DJI Mavic Pro 2 (with the DJI Smart Controller combo), the DJI Mavic 2 Zoom with or without DJI Smart Controller, the DJI Inspire 2 and the Ryze Tello in all its variations.

It’s been one year since DJI last released a consumer-grade drone to the public. The Mavic 2 Pro and Zoom have been wildly successful, but with DJI’s planned implementation of ADS-B sensors this coming January, not to mention the forthcoming Holiday season, it would make sense for them to halt production on models headed for discontinuation and focus on new releases.

While a Mavic 2 Pro+ and Zoom+ are rumored, specs from what is being coined as the ‘Mavic Mini’ have recently made the rounds online. Reportedly this drone is expected to weigh less than 250 grams, meaning it won’t need to be registered with the Federal Aviation Administration. As rules and regulations are continually being pushed to allow flights over people and beyond-visual-line-of-sight, a lighter drone makes sense. Other possibilities for a near-future release include a Spark 2 and Mavic Air 2.

Here is the full list of out-of-stock items on DJI’s website, thanks to DroneDJ.

  • DJI Spark Controller Combo – Alpine White
  • DJI Spark Fly More Combo – Alpine White
  • DJI Spark Controller Combo – Lava Red
  • DJI Spark Fly More Combo – Lava Red
  • DJI Mavic Air Arctic White
  • DJI Mavic Air Onyx Black
  • DJI Mavic Air Flame Red
  • DJI Mavic 2 Pro
  • DJI Mavic 2 Pro & DJI Goggles RE
  • DJI Mavic 2 Zoom & DJI Goggles RE
  • DJI Phantom 4 Advanced
  • DJI Phantom 4 Pro V2.0
  • DJI Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 & DJI Goggles RE
  • DJI Phantom 4 Pro+ V2.0
  • DJI Phantom 4 Pro+ V2.0 & DJI Goggles RE
  • DJI Inspire 2 Professional
  • DJI Inspire 2 Premium

While some of these items aren’t available through DJI directly, they can still be found through other third-party retailers.

Special Sale: Get Gigapixel AI with new automatic face refinement!

TopazLabs added the new new automatic face refinement to their Topaz Gigapixel AI plugin (Click here). You also get this plugin with a new $20 discount. Press text: Gigapixel AI now features automatic face refinement! With our latest developments in…

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What’s It Like to Be a Mo-cap Artist?

TJ Storm has portrayed Godzilla, the Predator, and Darth Vader. And chances are you’ve never heard of him.

Twenty years ago, TJ Storm was a kid with a Hollywood dream. He stumbled into Mo-cap acting and suddenly became one of the most popular actors on screen. The movies and series he’s been in have topped over a billion dollars at the box office, yet unlike people like Andy Serkis, he’s flown mostly under the radar.

He played Godzilla in the last two movies, Vader in a VR series, the Predator, and Colossus in Deadpool.

That’s a helluva resume. TJ recently did an interview with Before and Afters about what it’s like to spend your life hooked up to a suit covered in ping pong balls. Let’s take a look at some of his best answers.

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Leaked Canon Video Reveals Canon 90D Specs

It shoots 4K with eye detection. Get excited!

Normally, product leaks have to be taken with a grain of salt because they tend to have sketchy or out of date information. But when a video promo leaks from the manufacturer itself, well, that’s a completely different story. That’s the case with a pair of videos leaked out of Canon that showcases the specs for their next-generation Canon 90D DSLR and the EOS M6 Mk. II mirrorless camera.

The Canon 90D is showing off a 32.5 APS-C CMOS sensor, and DIGIC 8 Image processor, which can shoot 4K video at a tepid 30fps, full HD video at 120fps. The 90D also enjoys face and eye detection, the latter in Servo AF mode. Users can follow the action with the touch screen vari-angle LCD. The electronic viewfinder also offers 100% sensor coverage and 45 point cross-type autofocus.

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Creating an Incredible Short Film With the Nikon Z 6 Filmmakers Kit

Creating an Incredible Short Film With the Nikon Z 6 Filmmakers Kit

Go behind the scenes on this short film’s set, as videographer and filmmaker, Armando Ferreira, teams up with Nikon for their “Follow Your Passion” competition to win $25,000.

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Watch Robert De Niro’s Method Acting Get Slammed on ‘Casino’ Set

Martin Scorsese’s Casino is one of the last, truly great De Niro performances. But maybe not for costar Don Rickles.

They don’t make movies like Casino anymore. Martin Scorsese’s bloody, neon tour of vice and Mafia crime in Sin City is a good-not-great successor to Goodfellas, which reunites back Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci with a script co-written by Nicholas Pileggi. The mid-budget drama ($40 – $50 million) is the kind of studio film that major studios don’t make anymore, the ones packed with ensemble casts bolstering the likes of Sharon Stone and Don Rickles. The late comedian was not a fan of De Niro’s infamous Method acting approach, we glimpsed in this rare behind-the-scenes clip posted by Cinephilia & Beyond.

Watch below:

Wow. Rickles burned the Oscar-winner good.

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29 Photography Tips from Some of the Most Influential People in the Industry

During last week’s Sony Kando trip, photographer and YouTuber Taylor Jackson got to meet some of the most recognizable faces in the world of photography. Fortunately for us, he took the time to ask each of them for their #1 tip for photographers who are just starting out.

The resulting video is 15 minutes of sage advice from YouTube super-stars like iJustine, top-notch wedding photographers like Scott Robert Lim, and famed photojournalist David Burnett, among many others.

The tips range from ultra-basic (always charge your batteries before a shoot), to more esoteric (build your work around the things you love), to practical (watch for your backgrounds). They all have something to offer, but our personal favorite is David Burnett’s tip, born out of 50 years of experience:

Whatever you’re doing for work, whatever you’re doing for your art, take pictures of your own life. Take pictures of your friends, your family, be annoying about it if necessary. I’ll tell you this: 30 or 40 years from now, if we’re all lucky enough to be around and looking at pictures, the pictures of your life will be more important than anything you ever covered.

Check out the full video above, then let us know your #1 tip for photographers who are just starting out. Did the video just about cover it, or do you have some sage advice of your own to offer?

The Art of the Cut Podcast Eps. 9 (w/ True Detective Editor Leo Trombetta)

The Art of the Cut podcast brings the fantastic conversations that Steve Hullfish has with world renowned editors into your car, living room, editing suite and beyond. In each episode, Steve talks with editors ranging from emerging stars to Oscar and Emmy winners. Hear from the top editors of today about their careers, editing workflows and about their work on some of the biggest films and TV shows of the year.

Poster for True Detective on HBO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recently, Steve spoke with ACE Eddie and Emmy winning editor Leo Trombetta. You likely know Leo from his work as an editor on “Mad Men”, “Narcos”, “13 Reasons Why” and more recently “Deadwood: The Movie”. In this conversation Steve talked with Leo about editing all 8 episodes of “True Detective” season 3. You can listen to the full interview below:

This weeks episode was brought to you by G-Technology and Filmtools.com. G-Technology is a leading brand for professional-grade storage solutions for the media and entertainment industry. Since their inception in 2004, G-Technology has consistently offered reliable, high-performance hard drives! If you are in the market for some new storage make sure to head over to Filmtools.com and check out the hottest product offerings from G-Technology.

The Art of the Cut podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Anchor, Google Podcasts, Breaker, Pocket Casts, Overcast and Radio Public. If you like the podcast, make sure to subscribe on your favorite podcast app and tell a friend!

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The Art of the Cut Podcast Eps. 9 (w/ True Detective Editor Leo Trombetta)

The Art of the Cut podcast brings the fantastic conversations that Steve Hullfish has with world renowned editors into your car, living room, editing suite and beyond. In each episode, Steve talks with editors ranging from emerging stars to Oscar and Emmy winners. Hear from the top editors of today about their careers, editing workflows and about their work on some of the biggest films and TV shows of the year.

Poster for True Detective on HBO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recently, Steve spoke with ACE Eddie and Emmy winning editor Leo Trombetta. You likely know Leo from his work as an editor on “Mad Men”, “Narcos”, “13 Reasons Why” and more recently “Deadwood: The Movie”. In this conversation Steve talked with Leo about editing all 8 episodes of “True Detective” season 3. You can listen to the full interview below:

This weeks episode was brought to you by G-Technology and Filmtools.com. G-Technology is a leading brand for professional-grade storage solutions for the media and entertainment industry. Since their inception in 2004, G-Technology has consistently offered reliable, high-performance hard drives! If you are in the market for some new storage make sure to head over to Filmtools.com and check out the hottest product offerings from G-Technology.

The Art of the Cut podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Anchor, Google Podcasts, Breaker, Pocket Casts, Overcast and Radio Public. If you like the podcast, make sure to subscribe on your favorite podcast app and tell a friend!

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Fstoppers Reviews the NBP Freqsep Control 2.1 Plugin Update

Fstoppers Reviews the NBP Freqsep Control 2.1 Plugin Update

As always, I get comfortable in my workflow then something new comes along that I didn’t know I needed. This can of course be a good thing as long as we aren’t closed minded to change. Today I’m going over an awesome new feature of the new NBP Freqsep Control update version 2.1.

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Sony China confirms new 4K Ultra HD camcorder and NEW CODECS will be announced tomorrow (August 21)

Sony China tweeted this (google translated): In response to the ENG 4K market demand, Sony will launch a new product at the show, new imaging devices, new codecs, and new wireless transmissions, all of which are the ultimate in 4K…

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