Andy is European Editor of RedShark. He has spent nearly two decades writing about all aspects of the broadcast and film industries for a variety of high-profile industry publications on both sides of the Atlantic. During that time the industry has moved from 4:3 SD to 16:9 SD to HD and now on to 4K. He's getting kind of curious to see where it goes next.Website URL:
In an interesting and, indeed, pioneering new move, UK broadcast hire specialist Procam has brought lens service and manufacturing facility True Lens Services with the aim of being able to not only supply more 35mm glass to the high-end TV market, but also offer a bespoke lens design service as well.
The earliest space exploration was not done with the aid of rockets but weather balloons carrying instrument packages up high into and then beyond the atmosphere. And as Japanese amateur astrophysicist, Keisuke Iwaya, shows, modern camera kit is more than capable of making the journey.
We never cease to be amazed by what individual people and small teams can produce with the new breed of digital tools, but Wanderers, a short film by Erik Wernquist detailing humanity’s exploration of the solar system centuries hence, has raised the bar to astonishing new heights.
There has been an awakening: Kim Kardashian’s famous derriere might have attempted to break the internet a few weeks ago, but it belonged to the geeks first and the new trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens put servers under a pressure they had rarely seen before. Why? Because it was good.
500 years, half a millennium ago, Henry VIII sat on the English throne and was still married to his first wife, Catherine of Aragon, while Copernicus was busy making his first observations of Saturn. If you want your data to last that long, a Norwegian company is now marketing an archive system that will keep your images preserved five centuries into the future