Don’t Miss These Incredible High-Resolution Images of the Sun

Don't Miss These Incredible High-Resolution Images of the Sun

The National Solar Observatory recently released new images and video of the surface of the Sun, and they are the highest resolution ever taken, showing extraordinary and fascinating details.

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Sundance 2020 Dispatch #7: Dick Johnson is Dead, Kajillionaire The Glorias and More

For the last several years, the very first film I’ve seen in Park City has been among the festival’s best, launching my Sundance with a bang. The lucky title this year is Dick Johnson is Dead, a documentary—whatever that label means in this case—directed and photographed by Dick’s daughter, cinematographer Kirsten Johnson (Cameraperson), whose cinematic imagination couldn’t be more alive and kicking. The imminent death, or what’s worse, the gradual ravaging by Alzheimer’s, of an aging parent is a personal and emotional minefield few are ever equipped to traverse, no less understand, when the time comes. Alzheimer’s is also a […]

‘Beast Beast’ Filmmaker Danny Madden Brings Family-Style Filmmaking to Park City

Danny Madden’s debut feature Beast Beast weaves together three quintessentially American tales.

The inability to see right from wrong, healthy from unhealthy, cool from pathetic—dichotomies that are too-often blurred in American life are blurred further by the dangerous commingling of a love affair with firearms, the advent of self-editing, and a rapidly domineering obsession with the concept of the public self.

Director Danny Madden’s skillful juxtaposition of untouchable moments of youth and the cringing flounder of poor decisions come to a boil in an all-too-familiar stew of American incapacity. We caught up Danny Madden and one of the stars (his brother!) Will Madden in Park City to talk about their film Beast Beast, directorial processes, and how to keep a film feeling fresh.

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SmallHD 2403 High Bright

SmallHD has announced the 2403 High Bright, which they claim is the world’s brightest 24-inch production monitor. So how bright is it? The 2403 has a claimed brightness of 1600nits. This is a 500nit increase over the company’s SmallHDR 24″ model (1000nit) which was released 5 years ago. To me, there are other aspects of … Continued

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Sundance 2020: Director Of Photography Topher Osborn Talks About Creative Choices In “Bad Hair”

Simon Wakelin, who has been roaming the many screening rooms all week at Sundance, captured this informative video at the Zeiss Open House with Topher Osborn, who discussed many of the creative choices he, Director Justin Simien and others on the creative team made in creating “Bad Hair,” a satirical psychological thriller set in Los Angeles in the late 1980s.You can play this YouTube video below:



He answered a variety of questions in this Q&A, including why they shot on Super 16, what was their lighting style, why he likes shooting handheld and why the director opts for using wide-angle lenses. Dave Grove, SVP of Global Feature Sales for EFilm, was also there, with Osborn, at the Zeiss Open House.

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Canon Confirms 8K EOS R Camera in Development

Canon has an 8K mirrorless in the works.

Rumors have been circulating all week that Canon will be announcing a 45MP full-frame mirrorless camera capable of recording 8K 30fps. Canon Rumors has been on top of the story since it broke, including a report from Canon laying out its future plans for EOS R. Canon Rumors also made light of an interview on Imaging Resource where Canon confirms that 8K is in the EOS R pipeline. We now have two different Canon sources saying that it will develop an 8K mirrorless camera, but will it come as early as next month as online sources suggest?

Here’s what we know so far.

On page 13 of a report Canon says, “Although we have launched two full-frame mirrorless cameras as well as ten dedicated lenses, our lineup is still insufficient. In order to recover from our late entry into the mirrorless camera market, we have plans to launch a model that incorporates a newly developed image sensor and image-processing engine that offer even more advanced features.”

So what does this mean?

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One Difficulty of Being a Professional Photographer You May Not Expect

One Difficulty of Being a Professional Photographer You May Not Expect

There were lots of preconceived notions I had for being a professional photographer. Some were right, some were wrong, and most were somewhere in-between. But there were aspects that I hadn’t even considered.

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How to Replace a Sky Using Photoshop

How to Replace a Sky Using Photoshop

A new sky can take an otherwise drab photo and turn it into something much more compelling. Still, it takes a careful eye and some specific Photoshop skills. This great video will show you how to create convincing sky replacements using Photoshop.

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The Fast Family is back in this action packed trailer for FAST & FURIOUS 9!

The VFX are made by:
DNEG (VFX Supervisor: Daniel Rauchwerger)

The Production VFX Supervisor is Peter Chiang.

Director: Justin Lin
Release Date: 22 May 2020 (USA)

© Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2020

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