With the publishing of Jack Nicas and Andy Pasztor's speculative and interpretive article in the Wall Street Journal in the fall of 2014, it seems every news agency, media outlet and publication has totally lost their minds in a fit of hysteria liken to Chicken Little proportions; sparking "end of days" tweets and forum discussions throughout the social mediasphere that has brought on an industry-wide panic akin to Orson Wells' War of the Worlds live broadcast radio play. Let's just stop right there and breathe for a moment - turn off the TV, put down that paper and let's look at some facts... (UPDATED 9/22/2015 with FAA News at bottom of article)
28 Days of Cinematography Insights
Day 10 - 28 Days of Cinematography Insights - Why is it so important to shoot in the order of the lighting set-ups?
Choose a video monitor for editing & connect it the best wayPeople frequently ask about how to choose and connect a video monitor to their computerized editing system. Some people want to do serious grading and have budget for an HP DreamColor or other high-end device designed specifically for critical evaluation, while...
Do you need to see your video full screen while you edit? Do you have a shoestring budget? Read ahead.
After Effects Hidden Gems Weekly: Pixel Motion BlurWhen you shoot a fast-moving object with a longer shutter time (half of the frame’s duration is the typical “filmic” setting), you will get natural motion blur. However, if your shutter speed is too fast, or if you rendered a 3D scene with fast motion and no motion blur, objects will appear to jump from...
Shutter speed too fast when shooting? Render a 3D scene without motion blur? You can fix it in post in...sometimes.
This is the third and final article in the post production process for the theatrical feature film War Room which I co-edited with director, Alex Kendrick. The first article described the dailies process through the creative edit and...
Tornado H920: flying with a GH4Presented at the InterDrone 2015 but still under the “coming soon” banner, the Tornado H920 is the first in a new series from Yuneec, and also the platform for the new CG04 professional gimbal camera. Specifically developed for the Tornado H920 copter,...
Yuneec has a new aerial photography and videography platform designed with the professional in mind: the Tornado H920, able to carry a Panasonic Lumix GH4.
Performing swap edits in DaVinci Resolve 12On this week's Under 5 from Ripple Training, Alexis Van Hurkman shows us how to perform swap edits in the newly...
This week's Under 5
Topaz ReMask 5: an easy way to mask hairUsing masks in images with hair, feathers or fur is always a cumbersome process. Topaz ReMask 5 does help to make the workflow easier, and there are even tricks not documented in the manual that help to get results faster. When I
Recently launched, Topaz ReMask 5 makes the use of masks more intuitive for users not familiar with the process. It even offers more than one way to create masks.