LensCoat Shifts to Making Face Masks, Donating Them During Pandemic

LensCoat Shifts to Making Face Masks, Donating Them During Pandemic

We’ve seen camera companies step up to donate money and resources towards fighting the COVID-19 outbreak, and LensCoat is also joining in and doing what they do best to help stop the spread of the infectious disease.

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RĂ˜DE Wireless GO now available in White

RØDE Microphones has announced the new Wireless GO White & Lavalier GO White after receiving much feedback from users. In addition to the new color variants, they have also announced two handy accessories to add even more versatility to the Wireless GO with the Interview GO and MagClip GO. Wireless GO & Lavalier GO White … Continued

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Field of Vision and Topic Announce COVID-19 Relief Fund for Documentary Freelancers

Field of Vision and Topic Studios announced today a relief fund for documentary freelancers impacted by the coronavirus pandemic and corresponding economic shutdown. The $250,000 fund is financed from the two organizations’s current operating budgets, and the funds, intended to alleviate economic hardship due to loss of income or opportunity, will be dispensed in two tranches and in amounts up to $2,000 per freelancer. Rent, healthcare, utilities, groceries and other life expenses can be covered by the funds. In a press release, co-founder and executive producer of Field of Vision, Charlotte Cook, said, “This is an incredibly hard time for […]

Has Camera Conspiracies Found the Perfect Vlogging Camera?

Has Camera Conspiracies Found the Perfect Vlogging Camera?

Kasey Stern of Camera Conspiracies has for several years been on a seemingly endless mission to find the perfect vlogging camera. Has he finally found it in the shape of the IDOLCAM? As you might have guessed, it’s not that simple.

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5 Helpful Tips for Shooting Handheld Video

5 Helpful Tips for Shooting Handheld Video

There are quite a few ways to shoot stabilized video, but quite often, you will end up shooting handheld for one reason or another. This great video will give you five tips for shooting better handheld video.

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Kyno offering support during the COVID-19 crisis

It is tough times for everyone working in the film and TV communities around the world and we need all the help we can get to make it through this difficult period. Kyno has now joined a long list of companies offering help to the filmmaking community. If you aren’t familiar with Kyno, it is … Continued

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‘Road to Perdition’ is a Forgotten Sam Mendes Masterpiece

The 2002 movie is now streaming on Netflix and unheralded in most circles.

In 2002 Sam Mendes, Thomas Newman, and Conrad Hall teamed up to make a movie starring Paul Newman, Tom Hanks, and Daniel Craig. That’s a long list of legends supported by the likes of Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jude Law, and Ciaran Hinds.

The movie almost grossed $200 million worldwide and has some of the most beautiful cinematography of all time. The script was adapted from a popular graphic novel by David Self and the movie was nominated for 6 Academy Awards, winning only one for cinematography for Conrad Hall.

And yet…

How often do you hear people talking about Road to Perdition?

I have to admit, it slipped my mind until I saw that it was available to stream on Netflix.

And while we’re all locked inside, I thought I’d revisit it. And I was not disappointed.

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Cooke adds new lenses to its S7/i & Anamorphic/i Full Frame Plus ranges

Cooke Optics has announced new focal length lenses in its S7/i and Anamorphic/i Full Frame Plus ranges. The large format S7/i range now gets a 300mm and three 1:1 macroFull Frame Plus lenses. These are 60mm T2.5, 90mm T2.8, and 150mm and form a new branch of the S7/i family. It is nice to see … Continued

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The Magic of Blue Hour Photography

The Magic of Blue Hour Photography

Most photographers are familiar with the golden hour, the time of day just after sunrise and just before sunset, but a lesser-known time of day is the blue hour. This great video explores the blue hour and the sort of landscape images you can create during this time.

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