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Spotlight: How This PPD Reader Added 3D Movement to Still Images

By David Schonauer   Wednesday January 10, 2018

The lines between still and motion photography continue to blur. We recently heard from a reader, photographer Piotr Powietrzynski, about a technique he's been experimenting with: adding a 3D movement to the two-dimensional photographs. "Since I took my first photo, I've contemplated how to show the full depth of emotion in a two-dimensional photograph," said Powietrzynski. "One day I came across a ...   Read the full Story >>

Tech News: The Teradek/SmallHD Monitor and Wireless Receiver

nofilmschool   Thursday January 11, 2018

The merging of Teradek (the leading wireless video systems company) with SmallHD (maker of excellent monitors) under the Vitec corporate umbrella raised hopes of cross-pollination, and now those hopes have been fulfilled: The new Teradek 703 Bolt  is a hybrid monitor and zero-delay receiver created in collaboration with SmallHD. “By integrating the design into a single block, the unit has a much sleeker design, no external cables, and is much smaller, making it more likely for the director to keep over their shoulder when not in use,” notes NoFilmSchool.   Read the full Story >>

Screening Room: Why the Our Galaxy Is Cool in Winter

Vimeo   Thursday January 11, 2018

Many astronomers and stargazers prefer to look up at the stars in the summertime, in part because the brightest part of our own galaxy, the Milky Way, is more visible to us then. But the winter sky holds countless gems, notes French nature photographer and cinematographer Adrien Mauduit, whose short film Galaxies Volume II: Wonders of the Winter Night Skies  is now a Vimeo Staff Pick. He shot the film over the past year in a variety of locations.   Read the full Story >>

Dept of Ideas: This Teen Built a DIY 8x10-Inch Large-Format Video Camera

News Shooter   Thursday January 11, 2018

Eighteen-year-old Zev Hoover has made news by creating a DIY 8x10-inch large-format video camera — which, he believes, is the only one of its kind in the world. His inspiration, he tells News Shooter, was “[j]ust a love of the large format look.” Essentially, notes Cinema 5D, Hoover “ingeniously rigged an 8X10 large format camera to a slider, with a tilt-shift Sony a7S mounted underneath. The result is an incredibly unique look – razor thin depth of field that has similar subject isolating properties to the tilt-shift macro-look, but on the same plane.” DIY Photography  has more.   Read the full Story >>

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