Why You’ll Never Outrun Your Values

By philcooke

I’ve discovered that half the battle of getting things done is just getting them down. Grabbing a swirling list of things to do out of my head and ordering them in a prioritized list helps me relax. But even more important is prioritizing—highlighting the tasks on the list that really matter. Imagine making daily decisions […] → continue…

From:: Phil Coke

10 Great Movies To Watch If You Liked “Phantom Thread”

By Dilair Singh

Phantom Thread is another great film in Paul Thomas Anderson’s already stellar track record as a filmmaker. It’s also somewhat of a departure for him. There are definitely similarities between Phantom Thread and his previous films, but his latest feels noticeably distinct. Anderson has publicly acknowledged his fondness for Turner Classic Movies, and nowhere in his filmography is that more clear than in Phantom Thread.

However, it isn’t just the love for classical cinema on display that makes Phantom Thread special. Anderson is no stranger to period pieces, and it isn’t even the furthest he has gone back in time (There Will Be Blood being the furthest). However, because it is a Paul Thomas Anderson film, we get the “classic film” filtered through his mind. As a result, Phantom Thread becomes a hybrid of a romance/gothic thriller/comedy in one film.

Here are 10 films you may enjoy watching after Phantom Thread’s charming bizarreness.

1. The Passionate Friends (1949)

In an interview conducted for The Directors Guild of America, Paul Thomas Anderson told Rian Johnson one of his many influences for the making of Phantom Thread was the underrated David Lean film The Passionate Friends.

David Lean is remembered primarily because of the big epics that came later in his career, and his early romance film Brief Encounter. However, The Passionate Friends is something of a hidden gem in his filmography. It tells the story of a love triangle; an audacious story for its time.

The influence of Lean’s film can be felt on Phantom Thread, most notably in the New Year’s Eve sequence; Lean and Paul Thomas Anderson use the holiday party not only as a way to advance the story, but to showcase their magnificent sets.

2. Brief Encounter (1945)


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From:: Taste Of Cinema

See what happens when you connect some incredibly clever products together

By noreply@redsharknews.com (RedShark News Staff)

See what happens when you connect some incredibly clever products together

Creative Solutions is a company that brings together different technology from unrelated manufacturers to build some useful and clever products. We found out more.

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  • SmallHD
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    From:: RedShark News

    Tips on Cutting Comedy Projects from Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee

    By Jonny Elwyn In which we highlight a few tips on cutting comedy projects based on Jerry Seinfeld’s “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.” → continue…

    From:: Premium Beat

    Bullitt Director Matt Ogens Explores Student Life On The US / Mexican Border In Tribeca Film Festival Feature Doc Selection “Home + Away”

    By HYPE


    The Tribeca Film Festival will premiere “Home + Away,” the bold feature documentary produced by Bullitt Entertainment and directed by Matt Ogens. Following the search for the American dream on the extreme edge of…

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    From:: Shoot OnLine

    Get To Know DaVinci Resolve 15’s Super Scale Feature

    By Lewis McGregor Increasing the size of a low-resolution image is not always a good idea. However, Resolve 15’s new Super Scale feature changes the game. → continue…

    From:: Premium Beat

    Rosco MIX – a New Smart Color Mixing LED Light Fixture

    By Jakub Han

    DMG LUMIÈRE BY ROSCO unveiled a new LED fixture called MIX at NAB 2018. The light will be available in three different sizes, come with a high level of smart remote controlling and have a variety of cool features.

    MIX LED panel. Source: Rosco

    ROSCO is not a new company in the lighting industry and is well known for its light filters and other entertainment and lighting solutions. Now, after their recent acquisition of LED lighting specialist DMG Lumière, they presented their new LED fixture at this year’s NAB show, called the MIX.

    The MIX will initially be available in two sizes – the MINI and the SL1 – followed by the release of the third size , namely the MAXI. These sizes have the same parameters as used with the older LED panels by DMG Lumière (the Switch line). The MIX has three different functionality modes:

    • The white mode offers a wide range of tunable white light, from daylight to tungsten, along with green/magenta correction.
    • The color mode enables users to adjust hue, saturation using the 360° hue wheel — with the ability to desaturate colors to either daylight or tungsten — and intensity, including a dimming curve.
    • The gel mode allows users to select a Rosco gel from a vast library of gels and modify the gel’s hue, saturation, and green/magenta shift as needed.

    The different sizes of MIX fixtures. Source: Rosco

    What I think is very innovative about MIX is the amount of remote controlling and the cool, smart features. The company developed the so called myMIX app for smartphones to control the MIX LED fixtures. Users can choose a color from the color palette or capture a color by photographing it with a mobile phone, then save the color and transfer it wirelessly to the MIX fixture. The app controls → continue…

    From:: Cinema 5d

    Canon shows off its latest CMOS sensor tech in new promo video

    Canon isn’t only in the business of making DSLR, mirrorless and point-and-shoot cameras. It’s also in the business of making the CMOS sensors inside those cameras—arguably the most important component. And in order to showcase what its achieved with its latest lineup of CMOS sensors, Canon USA has created a little promotional video.

    The video showcases a variety of sensors seen across Canon’s product line, from the extreme low-light full-frame sensor it showed off earlier this year, to more industrialized CMOS sensors made for surveillance and security purposes.

    The video description from Canon USA:

    This video showcases Canon variety of sensors. For several decades Canon has been developing and manufacturing advanced CMOS sensors with state-of-the-art technologies for exclusive use in Canon products. These sensors are a critical driving force behind many of our successful product lines, ranging from consumer products all the way up to high-end business and industrial solutions.

    The video does seem a touch overly dramatic for what it is, and may even come across as a bit cheesy at times (why are they showing new sensor tech inside a Canon EOS 1D that came out in 2001?). Nonetheless, it’s an interesting watch that gives a good overview of the work Canon has been putting into its CMOS sensors in recent years—technology that will hopefully impact the Canon DSLRs and mirrorless cameras of the future.

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    From:: DPreview

    Davey Foundation Offers Grants for Short Films; Late Deadline May 15

    By Filmmaker Staff

    In years past, we’ve highlighted the Davey Foundation’s annual grant for short films, and while we missed posting about this year’s edition in time for the regular deadline, the late deadline of May 15 still applies. This year, three $5,000 grants are being offered; one includes a gear incentive package, while another also offers a $2,500 Utah filmmaker grant. This is the festival’s fifth year; past recipients have included Lauren Wolkstein’s Beemus, It’ll End in Tears and Fry Day, by 2017 25 New Face of Film Laura Moss. Guest jurors for this year’s edition are Sophia Takal (Always Shine, Green) and Adam Salky (I Smile […] → continue…

    From:: Filmmaker Magazine

    You can own the world’s first single shot 8×10 digital camera for $106,000

    If you’re shooting digital, the largest image sensor you will find at your local camera store is the 53.4mm x 40.1mm medium format sensors inside something like the Phase One IQ3. But if that is just not enough for you… there is one, much larger option. Meet the $106,000 LargeSense LS911: a large format digital camera and purportedly the “world’s first 8×10 digital single shot camera for sale.”

    The LS911 is the passion project of Bill Charbonnet, who left his desk job in 2014 to start LargeSense LLC and built these large-format digital cameras. Four years later, the LS911 is his first shipping product.

    According to the press materials, LS911 features a 12-megapixel 9×11-inch monochrome CMOS sensor (that translates into massive 75 micron pixels), ISO that can be set at either 2100 or 6400, 900GB of internal storage, and the ability to output files to DNG, 16-bit TIFF, 32-bit TIFF, RAW and JPEG formats. There is no CFA, but the monochrome sensor can be used to produce color images (of non-moving subjects) using an in-built 3-shot system and color filters.

    Oh, and the thing can also apparently shoot 4K, 3840 × 2160 video at 26fps using its electronic shutter.

    Here is a video of the LS911 in action:

    And here is how the size of the LargeSense LS911 sensor compares to some of the other image sensors out there:

    Note: the LargeSense LS45 is a 4×5-inch digital back Charbonnet is working on, but has yet to release.

    If the LS911 seems a bit bonkers, honestly, that’s because it is. We’ve been discussing it in the office for the past couple of days, trying to figure out how to put this camera in context for our readers, and here’s our take: it’s cool, but → continue…

    From:: DPreview

    2018 AICE Awards Releases Shortlist Entries

    By avagnoni


    Rachelle Madden, VP, Post Production and Digital Production Affairs for AICP, has announced the Shortlist for this year’s AICE Awards for post production excellence. This marks the first time the Awards, now in its 17

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    From:: Shoot OnLine

    Episode One: Kevin Corrigan

    By Peter Rinaldi

    Welcome to the debut episode of Filmmaker‘s new podcast, Back To One is a podcast about acting. In each episode, host Peter Rinaldi invites one working actor to do a deep dive into their unique process, psychology, and approach to the craft. No small talk, no celebrity stories, no inane banter — just the work. Episode One: Kevin Corrigan We could not have a more perfect guest for the first episode of a podcast about “the work” of acting if we had somehow constructed one. The TV guest star extraordinaire, the go-to indie comedy player of our time, the actor’s […] → continue…

    From:: Filmmaker Magazine

    The Light Bridge CRLS is a reflector system on steroids. Bounce light in a totally new way

    By Erik Naso

    I use bounce boards for lighting a lot for my work. Mostly large shiny expendable types and white foam core. The Light Bridge has changed the way light bounces with the…

    The post The Light Bridge CRLS is a reflector system on steroids. Bounce light in a totally new way appeared first on Newsshooter.

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    From:: News Shooter

    Z Cam E2 – A New Micro Four Thirds Camera Capable of Capturing 4K at 120fps

    By Graham Sheldon

    Manufacturer Z Cam is showing off a new micro 4/3rds mounted camera called the Z Cam E2 at NAB 2018. The E2 is 4K 120 fps capable and records 10bit H.264 and H.265 MOV or MP4 to Cfast 2.0 cards or to an external drive through USB-C. It’s an interesting camera aimed primarily at YouTubers or those aimed primarily at live streaming. Details and an interview with the CEO of Z Cam, Kinson Loo, is below:

    Having access to 4K 120fps at a max bitrate of 1,768Mbps in a camera aimed at the Youtube community and live streaming seems slightly overpowered, but better to have the slow motion option as opposed to not having it! The E2 is built around a 4/3″ Sony WDR CMOS micro four-thirds sensor and has the following resolution options:

    Beyond the recording options, a few standout features include timelapse modes, HDMI and full camera control (including monitoring) through a phone application. The camera is powered by Sony NP-F series batteries or through a DC 12V 5A, LEMO power port. You also have access to a 10-pin lemo port for timecode sync as well as a 2.5mm LANC jack and separate 3.5mm mic and headphone jack.

    The aluminum alloy body feels sturdy to the touch and there are multiple 1/4 20 mounting points around the exterior frame. Oddly the CFast card slot is on the underside of the body, so you would need to remove the tripod plate to change cards if you were mounting the camera in an upright configuration. Obviously this wouldn’t be a factor if you were streaming using the → continue…

    From:: Cinema 5d

    Tokina FíRIN 20mm F2 FE AF lens will ship June 1st, costs $950

    Tokina announced the FíRIN 20mm F2 FE AF—its second prime lens in the premium FíRIN lens lineup for mirrorless cameras—back in February, and we got to see it in person at CP+. But it was only this month that they revealed when the lens would ship, and only earlier today that we finally know the price.

    According to Tokina itself, the autofocus lens for Sony full-frame mirrorless cameras lens will begin shipping on June 1st; and according to online retailers who finally put the lens up for pre-order today, the price will be $950.

    There’s not much more we can say about the lens that we didn’t already reveal in the announcement post and hands-on at CP+. The Fírin 20mm F2 FE AF is simply the autofocus version of Tokina’s first high-end Fírin lens. The two lenses share an optical formula, and the addition of AF is simply meant to offer “more options for end-users to choose from according to the purpose and style of shooting.”

    To learn more about the Tokina Fírin 20mm F2 FE AF lens, dive into the optical design, and see some sample images captured with this lens, visit the Tokina website.

    Press Release

    New Tokina FíRIN 20mm F2 FE AF

    April 06, 2018 – Kenko Tokina Co., Ltd. is proud to announce the sales release of Tokina FíRIN 20mm F2 FE AF – the second prime lens in Tokina’s premium lens series FíRIN for mirrorless cameras.

    Name Origin

    FíRIN 20mm F2 FE AF belongs to the newly launched “FíRIN” series of Tokina lenses for mirrorless cameras (or ILCs – Interchangeable Lens Compacts) marking a new epoch in Tokina history. FíRIN is a variation of Fírinne – the old Irish word for “truth”. It means “that what is → continue…

    From:: DPreview