I'm sure you saw last night's premiere of Sharknado 2: The Second One, right? Don't lie.
The sequel to 2013's surprise hit SyFy's made-for-TV movie, Sharknado, Sharknado 2 moves from LA to New York where another freak weather occurrence, aka Sharknado, wreaks havoc on the Big Apple.
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Check out the new trailer for Bending the Light, a documentary directed by Michael Apted (56 Up, The World Is Not Enough) and shot by Maryse Alberti (Velvet Goldmine). In the 60 minute documentary , Apted interviews a number of world renowned cinematographers and photographers (Stephen Goldblatt,... more »
Sony keeps cranking out excellent camcorders one after another. Their recently released HDR-CX900 was an innovative camcorder with a 1" sensor that captured 14MP resolution video and 20MP still image capture.
Now they've just announced the new PXW-X70 professional camcorder - the first compact... more »
ProAm USA debuted its first camera crane in 2004 and it was the first tool-less camera crane designed for consumer and prosumer cameras. Their goal has been to empower low budget filmmakers by providing them with high-quality crane and jib systems that won't break their bank accounts.
They now... more »
When shooting handheld with a DSLR, many like to shoot without a rig because it makes you inconspicuous in a crowd. But if you really want to capture professional quality "handheld" work, a shoulder-mount rig is your best best. A good rig cuts down on handheld shake and is also easier on your arms... more »
For the past few years, Zylight has produced some of the most interesting lighting gear in the industry. Their award-winning F8 LED Fresnel contains a mix of Quantum nanoparticles with traditional phosphor, producing a CRI of 97+, which matches traditional sunlight and incandescent bulbs. The main... more »
Below is a cool behind the scenes video from the camera department of Homeland. Featured in the video are cinematographer David Klein, ASC, who is nominated for a 2014 Best Cinematography Emmy® Award for his work on the show, first AC Dominik Mainl, and B camera operator Bob Newcomb. The crew give... more »
The filmmakers behind Moonshine Kingdom (read about their production here), the world’s first feature length film available to stream in 4K resolution, are back at it again. This past Monday (July 21st), Ryan Forte and Milton Horowitz launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund their new goal – to... more »
The Blackmagic Production Camera 4K is a pretty amazing camera. For $2,995, it contains a Super 35mm-sized sensor, can capture UHD (3840 x 2160) files with 12-stops of latitude. It has the most bang for your buck than any camera on the market but for many professionals, the camera doesn't meet certain... more »
By Neil Matsumoto
Due to their small size and inconspicuous nature, the biggest advantage in shooting with a DSLR or compact camcorder is that you’re able to shoot in locations where most full size digital motion picture cameras cannot. But if you want stabilized shots, you’re going to need... more »
I'm sure you've heard the news that Blackmagic Design announced a Summer Special discount price for the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera. Usually $995, the BMPC is now $495 for a limited time, which will end on August 31, 2014.
This is an unbelievable price point and places the camera in a slightly... more »
Today, RØDE announced the iXY with Lightning connector, which is an update to their stereo microphone for Apple iPhones (for iPhone 5, 5s and 5c). It allows recording at sample rates up to 24-bit/96kHz. (The original iXY was the world’s first microphone for iOS devices.)
The iXY contains the... more »