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How To: Create a Perfect Whip Pan Transition

Boone Loves Video   Thursday September 21, 2017

You’ve seen them in movies from Wes Anderson and Sam Raimi: The aptly named whip pan transition whips around quickly, transitioning between two shots. Boone Loves Video has a YouTube tutorial showing how to create a perfect whip pan transition. “The cool thing about the whip pan is that you can hide a cut in the middle of the camera move. Use this trick to smoothly bring your audience to a different time and location,” notes NoFilmSchool, which offers whip-pan thoughts of its own.   Read the full Story >>

Time Lapse: A 30-Day Journey at Sea, in 10 Minutes

YouTube   Thursday September 21, 2017

Jeffrey Tsang is a photographer, YouTuber, and a sailor who works on a container ship that travels around the world, and he used that unique access to create a memorable 4K time-lapse video: Over the course of a 30-day voyage from the Red Sea to Hong Kong, Tsang shot 80,000 stills using a Nikon D750 and Rokinon 12mm f/2.8 lens placed on his ship’s deck. “Sailing in the open sea is a truly unique way to grasp how significantly small we are in the beautiful world,” he notes. See DIY Photography  for more.    Read the full Story >>

Tech News: Ricoh's 4K 360 Theta V, and a 180 Cam for Shooting Sports

CINEMA 5D   Thursday September 21, 2017

Ricoh’s Theta S was a fantastic little 360-degree camera, but, noted DIY Photography, its lowly 1080p resolution was a deal breaker for many. Now Ricoh has released the Theta V, which shoots both 4K UHD 360-degree video and 12-megapixel still photographs. The cam features a fixed f/2 aperture with a minimum focus distance of only 4 inches. A pair of spherical cameras shoots between between 1/30 and 1/25000 sec for both video recording and streaming video. ISO ranges from 64 to 6400 when shooting video. Cinema 5D has more. There's also the new Veo, a 180° camera for shooting football matches that does away with the need for a camera op.   Read the full Story >>

Spotlight: The Story of a Doodler and Illustrator, Told in Leftover Photos

By David Schonauer   Wednesday September 20, 2017

Jon Burgerman says his pictures are about fun. That, and a lot of "googlie eyes." The New York cit-based "illustrator and doodler" is the subject of short film by photographer and filmmaker Bas Berkhout, but it's not your typical artist profile. "In this film I focused less on 'the artist creative process,'" says Berkhout, whose 2015 short film about photographer Jessica Lehrman was ...   Read the full Story >>

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