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MAP Spotlight: Keri Pickett's "First Daughter and the Black Snake"

Vimeo   Wednesday March 29, 2017

Photographer and filmmaker Keri Pickett’s documentary film First Daughter and the Black Snake  was completed in the fall of 2016 and is now set for its premiere. You can see a trailer at Vimeo. The film focuses on Winona LaDuke, “daughter, mother, granny, and Executive Director of Honor the Earth, a Native American-led environmental justice organization,” and her quest to keep crude oil pipelines out of her Ojibwe communities’ sacred wild rice beds. LaDuke believes that Big Oil is the black snake predicted in indigenous prophecy to bring the earth’s destruction. MAP previous spotlighted Pickett’s documentary The Fabulous Ice Age, a history of ice shows.   Read the full Story >>

Tech News, 1: C-Log is Coming to the Canon 5D Mark IV

PetaPixel   Wednesday March 29, 2017

If you use the Canon 5D Mark IV for shooting serious video projects, PetaPixel has some interesting news for you: C-Log is coming to your camera. C-Log is Canon’s Log Gamma  curve allowing you to capture maximal dynamic range from the camera’s sensor in a limited bit-depth video file (as opposed to raw data). The resulting video looks flat, lacking contrast and saturation, but you’ll have much more flexibility to produce the exact look you’re aiming for when processing afterward.   Read the full Story >>

Tech News, 2: Atomos's Ninja Inferno Off-Camera Recorder

DP Review   Wednesday March 29, 2017

Atomos’s new Ninja Inferno, the latest in its line of off-camera recorders for video shooters, has almost the same feature set as the company's top-of-the-line Shogun Inferno, including 4K/60p recording, a 1500 nit display with 10-bit color, and the ability to record directly to ProRes or DNxHR formats. But at $995 it’s a thousand dollars less than the Shogun. You may not miss the few high-end features left out: Atomos is promoting the Ninja Inferno as the "ultimate accessory" for the new Panasonic GH5, notes DP Review.   Read the full Story >>

Tutorial: 4 Easy Practical Lighting Effects for Stills and Video

Aputure   Wednesday March 29, 2017

In a new episode of Aputure’s 4 Minute Film School, Ted Sim and DP Julia Swain go over how to create four common practical lighting effects — that is, recreating the light that we see in our daily lives with studio lights. The tutorial shows how to recreate light from TV screen, a projector, city lights, and police lights. All the ideas are super-easy to pull off, notes DIY Photography, which adds that effects lighting is an extremely fun area of lighting to explore.   Read the full Story >>

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