Making movies with the GH2 - The Inside Story

Published in Production

Martin Beek is forward-looking DOP with decades of experience. Based in Eindhoven in the Netherlands, He's always looking for the best quality at a reasonable budget. 

High Dynamic Range (HDR) Video

Published in Technology & Computing

HDR or High Dynamic Range, is a way to record the massive distance between light and dark that exists in nature. Used well, it can produce amazing images. Overdone, it can make nature look like a videogame

Even with an abundance of incredible views, you still need an outstanding eye for composition and a highly developed photographic technique to get pictures like these

Here's a video tutorial to model a CGI strawberry. Although it's specifically for Cinema 4D, those using other 3D modeling and animation programs could pick up some tips as well.

Just in case you thought for a moment you’d fallen asleep and woken up in 2022, I’d better say that again: Nokia now has a 41 Megapixel phone.

The trouble with that statement is that, even if it were true (which it is, says Nokia) it just doesn’t seem right - because that number of pixels packed into a mobile-phone type sensor would just be, well, rubbish, wouldn’t it? And anyway, are we really ready for a phone with a bigger pixel resolution than Super Hi Vision?

If CGI is bad, is CGI to blame?

Published in Post & VFX

Pundits cite instances of 'bad' CGI to argue that computer generated imagery is ruining films. But there may be a flaw in that reasoning.

Consumer video expectations for 2013

Published in Technology & Computing

It's (nearly the end of) the season for crystal balls and soothsaying. Here, Patrick Jong Taylor plays prognosticator, offering his take on U.S. consumer habits for the New Year

Here's a short, energetic video shot on the Blackmagic Ursa Mini 4.6K and the DJI Inspire X5R that delivers fireworks and "fun on the midway."

Video tutorial: Rigging the Panasonic GH4

Published in Production

Although the Panasonic GH4 has been in the wild for about a year-and-a-half, you may still have questions about how to rig it. This detailed video from H. Paul Moon will help.

Alister Chapman has just released a new video tutorial on the advanced features of Sony's FS5 camera.

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