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Tech News: The ROV is a Motorized Slider For Smartphones and Cameras

KICKSTARTER   Thursday October 26, 2017

Rhino is currently running a Kickstarter campaign for its new, affordable ROV motorized camera slider for smartphones and various types of cameras. The ROV comes in two lengths: one with an 8-inch slide and one with a 16-inch slide. Each length comes in Standard and Pro versions. (The latter features a higher quality ball head with 1/4-20-inch tripod thread and can be used with DSLR and mirrorless cameras.) Its internal battery provides 24 hours of power, notes Cinema 5D. That means you can use it for such things as shooting night-time starscapes, adds PetaPixel.   Read the full Story >>

Spotlight: The Last of the Trap Fishers in Rhode Island

By David Schonauer   Wednesday October 25, 2017

Corey Wheeler Forrest knows from fresh fish. She is a third-generation fish trapper and fish dealer from Sakonnet Point, Rhode Island, working alongside her brother and father on their trap boat, the Maria Mendonsa. Sometimes, she notes, when she delivers fish to the Fulton Fish Market in New York, they're still alive. "You can't get fresher than that," she says in a ...   Read the full Story >>

Dept of Ideas: Practical Effects for Creating Halloween Gore

PremiumBeat   Thursday October 19, 2017

Are you working on a Halloween film project? PremiumBeat has practical filmmaking tips for creating gore effects that won’t break your budget. There's a recipe for fake blood (12 cups light corn syrup; 8 cups chocolate syrup; 6 cups strawberry syrup; 2 cups water; 1 ½ cups creamy peanut butter; liquid red food coloring; liquid blue food coloring; 3 cups non-toxic washable children’s classic red poster paint) and tricks for creating gashed and severed limbs. Please share your gory work with us at Pro Photo Daily!   Read the full Story >>

Trending: Laird Hamilton Takes Waves in VR

Vimeo   Thursday October 19, 2017

See surfing legend Laird Hamilton chasing perfection in the form of 10-foot waves stretching over a mile near Chicama, Peru, where rides up to six minutes become the norm aboard hydrofoil surfboard design. To appreciate what a mile-long wave is like, the four-minute film Take Ever Wave: Laird in VR, from Ryot, lets you scan through 360 degrees. The video is making waves on the web: See Sports Illustrated  for more.   Read the full Story >>

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