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‘The Handmaid’s Tale’: Finding Lenses (and Cameras) to Create the Unfamiliar World of Gilead

Director Reed Morano and Cinematographer Colin Watkinson on creating the unique look of the hit Hulu show.<p>“The Handmaid’s Tale” presented a …

Cinematography

Albert Maysles’ Last Film: Why ‘In Transit’ Has Been Kept Out of Theaters Since 2015

A struggle for the rights to Maysles' final documentary has prevented the film from being released in theaters — until now.<p>Albert Maysles never got …

Documentaries

5 Lessons Learned From VidCon 2017

You can learn a lot walking around VidCon — the premiere online video conference — and that’s exactly what I’ve done the last three days at the …

Hollywood

World's first 22.2x APS-C zoom- the Tamron 18-400mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD

Tamron have unveiled what they are claiming is the world’s first ultra-telephoto all-in-one zoom lens for APS-C sensors. The 18-400mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II …

Cameras

FilmConvert RED Dragon camera profile update

FilmConvert have released a new camera profile for the RED Dragon camera that takes advantage of the the new IPP2 process developed by RED. If you …

Videography

Blackmagic Enable Bluetooth Camera Control In Firmware 4.4 Update

<b>The latest Camera 4.4 update from Blackmagic Design unlocks Bluetooth camera control and adds new lens compatibility.</b><p>With the latest Camera 4.4 …

Home Automation

The Best Things You Can Do For Your DP Career Off-Set, Part 2: Building Skills & Inspiration

It's essential to hone your craft and stay inspired while off-set. <i>[This is part of a two-part series. Read the first installment, which focused on</i> …

Filmmaking

4 DIY Camera Stabilizers For Under $50 – In The Field

Camera stabilizers can be the difference between shaky, unusable footage and beautiful shots that put your viewer in the heart of the action. The …

How photographer Gregory Crewdson captured the sad heart of Trump's America

In 1979, a power pop band called The Speedies released their biggest hit 'Let Me Take Your Foto'. Playing in the group was a teenage Gregory Crewdson. The track proved prophetic for the American artist, who later gained recognition as one of America’s most important contemporary photographers.<p>Now …

Art

Pricing for Sigma 14mm F1.8 DG HSM and 24-70 F2.8 DG OS HSM Art lenses announced

Announced in February, two highly anticipated full-frame lenses from Sigma are finally on their way to consumers. Sigma has also announced pricing – …

Cameras

The Sekonic L-858D-U Speedmaster: Is a light meter necessary in the digital age?

Light meters are absolutely crucial when shooting on film, but are they necessary in the digital age? Modern day cameras have a range of tools that …

Cinematography

Women in Film: Diva Director

Advertising Industry

Vimeo Staff Picks: How to Get Your Film Seen By Hollywood Producers and Brands

Want to join filmmakers like the Daniels and Jordan Vogt-Roberts by securing a coveted Vimeo Staff Picks badge? Here's how.<p>With more than 240 million …

Filmmaking

YouTube's 'VR180' format works on screens and in headsets

At today's Vidcon event, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki rolled out a new format for videos called VR180. Intended to split the difference between 360/VR formats and standard videos, it lets creators shoot videos that are immersive when viewed in a virtual reality headset, but still have a normal …

Virtual Reality

See How This Impossible Drone Shot Was Achieved - Part II

<b>A breath-taking, single-shot fly-through video has been making the rounds on the internet lately, featuring several impossible drone shots at Venice</b> …

Drones

How to Become a Better Cinematographer (and Filmmaker)

How can you become a better filmmaker when there are so many aspects of filmmaking to improve? It’s easy to get overwhelmed. But here’s the thing: …

Bong Joon Ho on Netflix's 'Okja,' the meatiest film of his career

Bong Joon Ho isn’t eating too much meat these days.<p>The South Korean writer-director known for intense, genre-bending thrillers like “The Host,” “Memories of Murder” and “Snowpiercer” is grabbing a quick dinner just a few floors down from Koreatown’s CGV Cinemas, where audiences are lining up for an …

Netflix

Sandmarc Aerial Filters for the DJI Phantom 4 Pro

Sandmarc Aerial Filters for the DJI Phantom 4 Pro provide ND4, ND8, ND16, and PL (polarizing) options for adding filtration to the drone’s built-in …

Tutorials

Adobe acquires 360 video and VR tools by Mettle by Rich Young

Following the recent important Creative Cloud dot updates, Adobe adds good news in 360 video and VR with its acquisition of all SkyBox technology …

Micro Studio Camera 4K goes deep underwater by Jose Antunes

The need for high quality 4K captured underwater led the team behind the BBC and NHK series to choose a compact system that would deliver. The Micro …

Filmmaking

Manfrotto PIXI Pano360: Take your Panoramas and timelapses to the next level

The Manfrotto PIXI Pano360 looks like it could be a very simple way to use your smartphone or action camera in creative ways to make panoramic photos …

Videography

New 27-Inch iMac Has Up to 80% Faster Graphics at Compute Tasks Compared to Previous Model

Earlier this month, Apple launched new iMac models with Intel's seventh-generation Kaby Lake processors and improved AMD Radeon Pro discrete graphics options at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference.<p>Early benchmark results for the new 27-inch iMac have already surfaced on Geekbench that …

iMac

Saramonic unveils VMic series of high-end shotgun microphones for DSLRs

Microphone maker Saramonic has launched the VMic series of high-end shotgun microphones for DSLRs. The top-of-the-range Saramonic VMic Pro is a super …

Headphones

How Kickstarter Turned Hal Hartley Into the Tech Visionary He Always Wanted to Be

Hartley discusses testing the TV waters with "Red Oaks" and his Amazon pilot about beer making nuns; and why subtitling his "Henry Fool" trilogy has …

Must See “Best Commercial of Spring 2017” a Story of an Epic Journey and Love at First Sight (with great behind-the-scenes)

Vincent Laforet shared this on FB and it is stunning… the “Best Commercial of Spring 2017” according to advert.ge and I have to say this is a ‘must …

Lacoste

A Weekend With RHOdium FSND Filters By Schneider Review

Science versus art; it’s the unique combination that allows cinematographers/shooters to be both creative and tech savvy. In other words, you have to …

Filmmaking

CNN Invests $40 Million in Great Big Story to Make Video Startup a 24-Hour Streaming Channel

Social video startup Great Big Story is set to receive a $40 million investment from CNN Worldwide — its parent company — to turn the platform into a …

Hollywood

Panasonic VariCam 35, HS, LT, and Pure cinema camera firmware updates

The Panasonic VariCam 35, HS, LT, and Pure cinema cameras have all just received firmware updates. The firmware upgrades are- Ver. 7.5 for the …

Videography

Comment on Bluebird – the crowdfunded slider with a 90° twist by sfcameraman

For that price, no way. Shipping that thing, it will get bent in a cargo hold, if it is in a soft bag. So, add in the cost of oversize luggage and …

Videography