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Lynne Ramsay's We Need to Talk About Kevin is an unconventional look at American violence. The first 20 minutes of the film are a radically nightmarish montage. While the rest of We Need to Talk About Kevin is somewhat more conventional, it never loses its dreamlike feel, enhanced by a combination of 35mm and Canon 5D Mark II DSLR video.
Steve James, whose acclaimed documentary The Interrupters was overlooked by the Oscars, came out on top at the Cinema Eye Honors for Nonfiction Filmmaking, held at the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens lsat night. His film took the Cinema Eye prizes for Outstanding Achievement in Direction and Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Feature Filmmaking, the first time in the award's five-year history that a single film has won the two top awards.
Photographers and DSLR video shooters have yet another reason to rejoice as Adobe has just released a public beta of Lightroom 4. It’s a free download, to let users test out quite a lot of new Lightroom features, and looks …
Blackmagic Design today announced Intensity Shuttle, a revolutionary new video capture and playback solution that uses Intel’s groundbreaking Thunderbolt technology. Intensity Shuttle makes the highest quality 10-bit SD and HD video affordable for everyone, in a truly portable solution that’s priced at only $239.
MOTU, Inc. introduced the HDX-SDI with Thunderbolt technology, a professional video interface that turns a Thunderbolt technology enabled Mac or PC into a powerful HD/SD video production workstation equipped with all the video and audio I/O needed for professional capture and monitoring.
Guillaume Schiffman, AFC (The Artist), Jeff Cronenweth, ASC (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), Robert Richardson, ASC (Hugo), Hoyte van Hoytema, FSF, NSC (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), and Emmanuel Lubezki, ASC, AMC (The Tree of Life) have been nominated in the feature film category of the 26th Annual American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Outstanding Achievement Awards. The winner will be announced at the ASC Awards celebration at the Hollywood and Highland Grand Ballroom on February 12.
While the VariCam and the Alexa come closest to assuming the vaulted mantle of versatility and reliability film cameras once brought to productions, the full-size camera is often too much for the job - too awkward to manage and too conspicuous, given the need for speed and for shooting surreptitiously in public or sensitive locations. What itinerant shooters really need is a professional compact multiple frame-rate camcorder with a far-reaching zoom that all but eliminates the multiple cases, weight, and hassle of carting additional lenses.
Blackmagic Design today announced Intensity Shuttle, a revolutionary new video capture and playback solution that uses Intel's groundbreaking Thunderbolt technology. Intensity Shuttle makes the highest quality 10-bit SD and HD video affordable for everyone, in a truly portable solution that's priced at only $239.
As a consultant far too often I get called in to "fix" problems that could have been avoided with a little planning and understanding. The really big budget productions rarely have these issues because they can afford to deal with things on set and/or in post. But for low- and mid-budget productions, most of the catastrophic problems I see in production and post could be overcome by following these five important guidelines.
JVC used the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas as the launching pad for its new GY-HMQ10, a handheld camcorder that captures and records at 4K, or four times the resolution of 1080p HD (3840x2160), using a 1/2-inch CMOS imager with 8.3 million active pixels. It has a non-interchangeable f2.8 10x zoom lens with optical image stabilization, a color viewfinder, and a 3.5-inch touch-screen LCD monitor. The camera records 4K images at 24p, 50p and 60p, and also supports 1080i and 1080/60p HD.