Cool it—we love cats. We’re talking about the furry wind-reducing mic cover that can make a huge improvement to recording sound in video.
Chris X Carroll
We’ve spent a fair amount of time on sound, particularly my disasters learning to deal with that undiscovered country. In particular, I’m going to share with you the greatest little external shotgun mic and its most excellently named accessory.
I’m talking about the RØDE VideoMic GO. Not only is this a great little mic, it comes with two covers,...
To a collection of the press, Sony officially unveils the Sony a7R III
This article was written live during the Sony event, 10 am EDT, Wednesday, the 25th of October 2017. Live coverage concluded at 10:49 am EDT
A livecast of this announcement can be found here.
Sony a7R III
Sony’s Mike Fasulo took the stage at a private media event in New York City to officially announce the Sony a7R III, as well as two lens announcements.
Be sure to tune in October 23, 2017, at 9:30 AM EST, as Editor David Schloss joins PhotoJoseph’s Photo Moment show
Editor David Schloss will be on a live special edition of PhotoJoseph’s Photo Moment show. We will discuss and debate the merits (or lack thereof) of Adobe’s latest big news, the split of Lightroom to “Classic” and “CC”.
Tune in Monday, October 23, 2017, at 9:30 a.m. EST: https://youtu.be/U1T3H5K77LY
Here’s more information on the announcement,...
Turns out there are good, solid reasons for all that “Lights, Camera, Action” dance you feel utterly silly doing
Chris X Carroll
Director Thomas Gulamerian works with actor Iva Stelmak on the set of Courier X. Photo by Chris X Carroll
Unlike, say, photography, filmmaking is a massively collaborative art form. Oh, you can do it all, but you definitely can’t do it all well. Nor can you do it all easily. You start with your bad self, a couple, three actors (God forbid some horse-drawn...
“The Climbers,” a series of powerfully evocative black-and-white portraits of climbing icons, wins the Mountaineering History prize
Photographer Jim Herrington, known for his iconic portraits of legendary musicians like Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton and The Rolling Stones, for album covers and magazines ranging from GQ to Rolling Stone to Vanity Fair, has a powerful body of black-and-white portrait work that celebrates the icons of the rock and mountain climbing world. Now in book...
Sometimes you get the bear, sometimes the bear gets you
Chris X Carroll
Those of you paying attention will recall that at the end of last week’s lesson we were totally screwed. Being photographers, we had used our Canon DSLRs to shoot heart-breakingly gorgeous video. Video that was virtually useless because (among other things) of the proximity of a honkin’ giant fan blowing all that hair around most fetchingly while...
Now in their 10th year, the workshops offer a range of topics, from portraiture to landscapes to street photography, led by top photographers specializing in those areas
Photo by Parish Kohanim
Canon has announced its lineup for the 2018 Live Learning EOS Destination Workshops. Now in their 10th year, the workshops offer a range of topics, from portraiture to landscapes to street photography, led by top photographers specializing in those areas.
This year’s photographers, shooting in locations from Kentucky and Alaska,...
Learn how the DJI Inspire 2 allows adventurous filmmakers to stretch the limits in the field
The DJI Inspire 2 has allowed filmmakers to reach new heights while offering professional image quality. With a maximum speed of 58 mph (it goes from 0 to 50 mph in 5 seconds), and containing a self-heating battery that’s perfect for shooting in low temperatures, the DJI Inspire 2 allows the adventurous filmmaker to stretch the limits in the field.
While the tiny box form factor looks like an action cam, the RX0 is much more capable. Intended for 4K multicam immersive experiences, it delivers excellent still images, too
Hang 5 on a Hollywood set.
Sony RX0 Hands-On Review
Flatland BMX is about spinning brakeless tricks and insanely difficult, but also fits into an indoor space quite nicely. You get exciting things to photograph in a small space. In the ’80s, the performances would take up an entire basketball court or a couple courts’ worth of space to entertain...
Live from the ASC Clubhouse in Hollywood, cinematographer George Mooradian, ASC, shares his experience using the new Gemini LED soft panel, October 5 at 12 Noon PDT
The increasing versatility and dropping production costs of LED panels make them especially attractive lighting solutions. Today, the lighting experts at Litepanels are hosting a live-stream event featuring the Gemini LED soft panel. Live from the ASC Clubhouse in Hollywood, cinematographer George Mooradian, ASC, will share his experience using the...
Perhaps the biggest unexpected pitfall in the move from stills to moving pictures is one you not only can’t see coming, you can’t see at all: Sound
Chris X Carroll
Put away your laptops, class, there will be a pop quiz today. Those of you who read the homework will have no doubt noticed some of the clues left in the text. For those of you coming in late, I shot what was objectively the most beautiful cinematic tour de force since Citizen Kane, yet nearly ruined the whole thing with rookie errors.
The entire project...
I was looking at the photos from the editor, and it made me think about finding angles
Photo by David Schloss
Scrolling through a gallery of images taken by my editor from a recent trip abroad, I noticed a couple of interesting photos. I don’t mean “cover of a magazine” interesting or maybe even Instagrammable, but for where the focal point was in a very difficult scene.
In this instance, the scene was Kendo practice in a setting...