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Saturday, 30 July 2016

Lytro Cinema camera blurs the line between traditional and VFX cinematography

The days of having to adjust your shooting style to accommodate the post needs of your CG team may soon be numbered. Lytro has launched its Lytro Cinema System (comprising a camera, server array, and post software) which effectively allows every frame of a live action scene becomes a 3D model.

31-May-2016  •  Benjamin Craig

Kodak to offer free filmstock to Kickstarer filmmakers

Reports of the death of film may be greatly slightly exaggerated. Kodak has announced a partnership with Kickstarer which will see the former industry giant supplying free 35mm and super 16mm stock to selected feature film projects, correlated to the amount the project raises on the crowd-funding platform.

4-May-2016  •  Benjamin Craig

How To Stop Your Characters' Dialogue From All Sounding The Same

Aspiring screenwriters are often told that all their characters sound the same. The grandma sounds the same as the teenager. The professor sounds the same as the stripper, etc.

7-Apr-2016  •  Alex Bloom

Review: Directing Motion Tour with Vincent Laforet Bundle

Directing Motion Tour With Vincent Laforet is a bundle of videos of workshops conducted director Vincent Laforet across the country, presented by MZed, a specialist provider of online training for the creative industries.

27-Jan-2016  •  Benjamin Craig

Star Wars: The Force Awakens VFX Reel

The VFX reel shows a range of shots from the film and provides great insight into the blend of practical and digital effects the make up many of the sequences in the film. Needless to say... SPOILERS!

14-Jan-2016  •  Benjamin Craig

Just When You Thought They Were Out... Kodak Launches Super 8 Revival

Kodak is probably the largest victim of the digital media revolution, famously missing the boat as the world shifted from an analogue film world (which Kodak dominated) to one made of CCDs and pixels.

8-Jan-2016  •  Benjamin Craig

Tarantino and Team Talk About Shooting for 70mm on The Hateful Eight

In this featurette for the release of the film, Quentin Tarantino and others talk about the experience of shooting on 65mm and using the now rare Ultra Panavision aspect ratio.

27-Nov-2015  •  Benjamin Craig


In the film bookstore this month...

Killer Camera Rigs That You Can Build: How to Build Your Own Camera Cranes, Car Mounts, Stabilizers, Dollies, and More!

By Dan Selakovich

Construct professional-quality camera rigs on your own with this comprehensive, step-by-step guide...

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Events Diary

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4-Aug-2016. Augusta, Sicily, Italy
13-Aug-2016. Helsinki, Finland
6-Sep-2016. São Paulo, Brazil
20-Sep-2016. Bristol, United Kingdom
22-Sep-2016. Zurich, Switzerland
Global Event
6-Oct-2016. Los Angeles, United States
7-Oct-2016. Fayetteville, NC, United States
7-Oct-2016. Grenada, Mississippi, United States
13-Oct-2016. Odessa, United States