Sony announces Xperia 1 II smartphone with Alpha & CineAlta Tech

Sony has announced the new Xperia 1 II smartphone, the World’s first with up to 20 fps continuous shooting capabilities and more, taking a lot of their technology from their camera products and adding them into the new model to make them into a perfect companion for professionals. A big drawcard for the phone is … Continued

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Bookmark this Site for the Best Curated Filmmaking Apps

A great resource for filmmaking apps.

It seems almost every week you can find a story about the best apps available for nearly any subject. Filmmaking is no different. But what tends to happen in our 72 hour news cycle is that things can get lost in the shuffle. The people behind the Pro Filmmaker Apps website aims to change all of it.

Pro FIlmmaker Apps

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IFH 376: Selling 10K DVDs and Building an Indie Filmmaking Empire with Mark Harris

Please Note: Once you press play it will take a few seconds for the episode to start playing. Selling 10K DVDs and Building an Indie Filmmaking Empire with Mark Harris Today on the show we have Filmtrepreneur Mark Harris. Mark is a self-taught filmmaker. His movies have been distributed by major distributors and he’s self-distributed…

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The Wandering DP Podcast: Episode #216 – Playing in the Sandbox

Making up for lost time on the podcast today with a Q+A podcast.  If you’ve emailed in a question in the last 3 months I apologise for not getting back to you.  Hopefully I got to your question in this episode.

If you like these sorts of episodes let me know and I can do them more often in the future.  

Next week we are back on the breakdowns.


Patreon Podcast – Hello Darkness My Old Friend

On the Patreon podcast this week we dive in to one of my favorite commercials in recent times.  Shot by former guest Jeremy Rouse ACS we look at a spot shot for director Mark Malloy for Principal.

Lots of great techniques and ideas to go over in this one and hopefully you can take these ideas and incorporate them in your next project.

To see the images and listen to the special breakdown podcast click the link below:

The Wandering DP Patreon

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Metabones Expander Lets You Use Nikon F-mount Lenses on Fujifilm GFX Cameras

Metabones releases two Nikon F-mount to Fujifilm GFX adpaters.

The number of lenses that can be used with the Fujifilm GFX series sees a bump thanks to Metabones. The Nikon G Lens (F-mount) to Fuji GFX (G-mount) Expander 1.26x and Nikon G Lens (F-mount) to Fuji GFX (G-mount) Adapter are the company’s latest creation.

Nikon G Lens (F-mount) to Fuji GFX (G-mount) Expander 1.26x

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Using AI to Colorize and Upscale a 109-Year-Old Video of New York City to 4K and 60fps

After the success of his last attempt at using AI to upscale a classic short film to 4K and 60fps, YouTuber Denis Shiryaev decided to take this experiment one step further. He took this well-known film of New York City in 1911, and used publicly available neural networks to upscale it to 4K, increase the frame rate to 60fps, and colorize the video.

As with his previous attempt, we expect that the frame interpolation and upscaling were done using Google’s DAIN and Topaz Labs’ Gigapixel AI. That got Shiryaev to 4K and 60fps. Then he “restored the video’s sharpness”—though he doesn’t say what he used—and due to popular demand, he enlisted the “DeOldify” Neural Network to automatically colorize the footage.

Here’s the original, which we actually shared with our readers back in April of 2018:

And here’s the upscaled and colorized version version:

Unlike the short video he attempted first, this is over 8 minutes of footage, but the results are once again surprisingly good—as long as you don’t punch in too close. The biggest disappointment is probably the colorizing, which is okay for some parts and abysmal for others.

Still, the fact that all of this was automatically, and produced such a surprisingly watchable result—creating frames, resolution, and color out of thin air—is mind-blowing in and of itself.

(via Reddit)

“No One Was Willing to Sign the Check”: Rashaad Ernesto Green and Zora Howard on Premature, Shooting 16mm and Self-Financing

Included in the 2010 edition of 25 New Faces of Independent Film, director Rashaad Ernesto Green has been sitting with his intricate story of love had and love lost, Premature, for quite a while now. The original short film, made while Green was a film student at NYU Tisch, was described in his 25 New Face profile as being “classically built,” telling the story of a “teenager who, having found no support for her pregnancy from either her disaffected family and brutal community, resorts to drastic, near-tragic measures to free herself of responsibility.” Green’s leading lady in the short, his […]

Berlinale 2020 Dispatch 1: The Tango of the Widower and Its Distorting Mirror, The Calming, Maggie’s Farm

Two days into my first trip to Berlin, I haven’t quite got my bearings yet—for the physical landscape of the fest or for the sprawling program, which includes more than 340 films from 71 countries. Along with being a milestone year for the Berlinale (the 70th), this is also the 50th anniversary of Forum, the festival’s program of boundary-pushing work, and the first edition under the co-leadership of Executive Director Mariette Rissenbeek and Artistic Director Carlo Chatrian. Rissenbeek joined the fest after nearly four decades in the German film industry; Chatrian moved to Berlin from Locarno, where he’d served in […]