Rakesh Malik

Rakesh Malik

Rakesh’s exploration into photography began with a trip to the Grand Canyon. The grandeur of the place inspired him to capture and share his experiences. Such grand places required a grand vision, so Rakesh began working with large format film cameras, which he continues to favor for his fine art stills. His love of travel and adventure have lead Rakesh to visit exotic and varied places, from cities such as Kiev and Ronda to wild places like the Serengeti, the Alaskan tundra, the Pampas of Patagonia, and even to lofty heights such as the summits of Mounts Kilimanjaro and Rainier. Lately, in spite of continuing to make captivating still images with film and digital cameras, Rakesh has been applying his photographic skills to motion pictures. While still striving to convey a story with each individual frame, he longer has the limitation of being bound to a single form to tell the story.

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With cancelled cameras, layoffs in recent months of over 1000 staff, and its stock falling off a cliff after the revelation of an "extraordinary loss" during the last months of 2016, all does not currently seem well at Nikon. How did it get here, though, and what does its future hold?

1000 frames per second... from a Sony cell phone?

Published in Production

High speed mobile: Sony has incorporated some very interesting features into its latest phone camera sensor, but will this technology (and the accompanying high frame rate capture) make the jump to Sony's professional camera lines?

Is Intel in danger of becoming irrelevant?

Published in Technology & Computing

Opinion: Intel is facing increasing and unprecedented competition on all fronts, so how does it ensure its legacy and keep its place at the top table.

Should you think of crowdfunding to make your next film?

Published in Business

Over the past few years the idea of crowdfunding independent movies has gained a lot of traction amongst filmmakers. Rakesh Malik explores the history of the finance model and some of the options available.

Nearly a year after initially putting down a deposit for a Scarlet-W, Rakesh Malik now finally has $30,000 worth of Epic-W in his hands and discovers that it could be the ideal mixed still and cinematography camera for anyone serious about either format.

RED provides a masterclass in good customer service

Published in Production

Opinion: Rakesh Malik details his long wait for a new Scarlet W and the impressive list of things, from loan cameras to direct interaction with its customers, that the company has been doing to try and sort it out.

Avid was Everywhere at IBC

Published in Post & VFX

Avid used Amsterdam to showcase its Avid Everywhere platform, with an array of new technologies and products, as well as new partners.

Vislink and the state of the art in ENG

Published in Production

We don't often think of electronic news gathering as an area of filmmaking, but it's a big one. The infrastructure required to bring us live news involves quite a bit of dedicated technology, as a tour of Vislink’s kit shows.

None more black. The last time Rakesh Malik saw blacks as deep as in a Christie projection demo he saw at NAB was when he was deep underground in a cave system in West Virginia.

The Rule of Thirds is holding back newcomers, argues Rakesh Malik, because slavishly using it doesn't really help you learn how to compose a compelling image and understand or control the viewer's eye.

Cameras take a back seat at NAB 2016

Published in Production

With a dearth of new camera announcements at this NAB, some pundits have been underwhelmed with the show. But, dig a little deeper and you'll likely find news and products that are meaningful to film professionals.

The truth about ETTR - Exposing To The Right

Published in Production

We examine the method of "exposing to the right" and why it may or may not improve image quality.

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