Category Archives: Shooting

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Essie Davis and Noah Wiseman in The Babadook

Jennifer Kent on What it Took to Make the Psych-Horror Babadook

Australian director Jennifer Kent’s The Babadook marks a return to psychological horror, while many cheesy American genre films rely on loud noises or ghosts standing in the frame’s background to scare the audience. It depicts a mother (Essie Davis), still shell-shocked from … more »

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RagLite Crowdsources Rollout of Portable Cine LED Lights

Industry veterans Chad Soderholm and Lori Allen wanted to create a set of portable, lightweight, bright and virtually no-profile production lights that could supplement, and in some cases replace, the hot and bulky lights that clutter sets of every size and production. The … more »

Blackmagic Ursa

Blackmagic Upgrades Ursa to Shoot 4K at 80p

Blackmagic released a major update to its 4K Ursa camera today, bumping the maximum frame rate to 80fps and employing a new 3:1 raw compression ratio that increases the amount of footage that can be recorded on a CFast card — … more »

4K Cameras: What’s the State of the Art in 2014?

With the publication of our third annual overview of the 4K camera market, it's time to start wondering how much longer a 4K camera guide will be relevant. 4K acquisition has quickly become the rule for hot new cameras, and … more »

Polecam/Antelope Camera Rig Captures 350 fps Underwater

What happens when you mix an Antelope with a FishFace? Not another oddball hybrid out of Splice, but something just as cool and much more practical: underwater slo-mo. Polecam has just launched a new remote head lightweight jib arm fitted with a version … more »

Panasonic AJ-PX270

From the Trenches: The Panasonic AJ-PX270 Goes Behind the Scenes for Equals

Following up my initial impressions of Panasonic’s AJ-PX270 back in April, I have since had the opportunity to work extensively with the new camera shooting behind-the-scenes for Equals, a futuristic love story produced by Ridley Scott and starring Nicolas Hoult … more »

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JVC Announces Three Sub-$4500 4K Ultra HD Camcorders for 2015

JVC said it will ship three inexpensive 4K Ultra HD camcorders in February and March 2015. All three cameras in the new 4KCam product line feature two SDHC/SDXC card slots, with simultaneous and relay recording modes available, a 3.5-inch LCD display, a 1.56 … more »

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Foolcontrol Can Run Red Cameras from MacBooks and iPhones

Cinematographer Mikael Lubtchansky has developed Foolcontrol iOS and OS X software for remote control of Red Digital Cinema cameras. Before it can be used with an iOS device, Foolcontrol requires some way to get the camera on the same network as the device, such … more »

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Co-Director Libbie D. Cohn on Single-Shot Doc People’s Park

People’s Park is a film like no other. As far as I know, it’s the first feature-length documentary shot in a single take, although Alexander Sokurov’s Russian Ark is a fictional precursor. Directors Libbie D. Cohn and J. P. Sniadecki shot a 78-minute take … more »

Ultimate Airport Dubai

How Arrow Media Used the Cloud to Make a Better Reality Show

Content creators are often skeptical about cloud storage for a number of reasons, bandwidth among them. Real-world connectivity issues make it hard to get high-quality footage into the cloud, especially from the kind of remote locations where cloud-based sharing with editorial … more »