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Philip Bloom “Hiding Place” Blackmagic Pocket Camera Shoot.

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Here is part .05 of the massive review of the BMPCC by Philip Bloom. The camera seems to have a few hurdles to overcome before it’s ready for primetime. We might expect  firmware updates in the near future. The BMPCC produces a very natural filmic look. I can’t wait to get my hands on one! Here is a rip from the Vimeo post. “Filmed on the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera. With the lovely actress...Read More

GoPro Hero 4 . What We Might Expect. 4K 30 fps. 2K 120 fps.

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The GoPro Hero 3 Black packs quite a punch using the older Ambarella A7 chip. The new GoPro Hero 4 should push these limits even further with the advent of the new Ambarella A9 SoC chip. GoPro tends to announce new product info around the same time as Apple. If GoPro uses the new Ambarella A9 chip we can expect some serious upgrades to the GoPro Hero 4 camera.  Here is a breakdown of...Read More

Philip Bloom Reviews the Blackmagic Pocket Cam. First Look Video.

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Here is a quick 5 minute “teaser review” by Philip Bloom of the highly anticipated Blackmagic Pocket Camera. The BMPCC release has been very limited. Let’s hope they start shipping this puppy soon! Here is a rip from the Vimeo post. “This is just a teaser of Part 1 of my what will be, I think, 3 part review of the Blackmagic Pocket Camera. This is NOT the review, just snippets of it so...Read More

Pivothead Handsfree HD POV Camera. $299 US.

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Pivothead is a very cool new HD POV camera that is truly handsfree. This has some serious action cam potential and may have some killer narrative possibilities as well. The pivothead will only set you back around three hundred smackers. Here is a rip from the website. Click here to check it out. Specifications.   One-button video capture 1080p, 30fps | 720p, 60fps | 720p, 30fps Quick or customizable capture settings Continuos, Auto, Fixed...Read More

The Drive-In Theater Lives or Dies with 35mm Prints

Just the Cut / Nate Weber

We all know the digital age of Cinema is here. More and more things are shot digitally every year, but on the distribution end, it’s gone digital also. Theaters no longer receive 35mm film prints, they play “Digital Cinema Packages” or DCPs. Theaters can still receive 35mm prints right now, but starting next year, that won’t be an option with many major distributors, it will be almost entirely digital. For filmmakers, going digital was...Read More

The Digital Bolex First Look Footage! *DOWNLOAD FOOTAGE UPDATE*

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Here is a peek at what we can expet from the highly anticipated Digital Bolex. It’s only a few seconds and the YT link has no audio. We are excited about a brand new camera and the CCD’s are a nice break from Jello vision CMOS world. *UPDATE* The good folks over at DB have uploaded more footage and links to download some for yourself. Here is the Vimeo post. Bolex Films #2 –...Read More

DIY Reflectors for Small Crews

Cameras / Nate Weber

I dig DIY solutions. It’s like having good pre-production, you work to find or make exactly what you want and you don’t have to compromise as much when it comes to actual production. You can make the tailor-made product rather than trying to find the best fit available, which isn’t always a perfect fit. Neumann films has a great DIY solution for reflectors with small crews. Reflectors are hugely beneficial but also require some...Read More

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