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Life in a Day / Shift in the Life

Life in a Day / Shift in the Life

“Aliens” and “Blade Runner” director Ridley Scott, along with Scottish Director Kevin MacDonald and YouTube are prepping for the mammoth project called “Life in a Day.” They’re “crowd-sourcing” a movie that takes place entirely in 24 hours of July 24, 2010. You shoot a day in your life, send it to YouTube, and Scott and […]

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BBC Approves XF300 305 for Independent Productions

BBC Approves XF300 305 for Independent Productions

From: XDCAM-User According to the recently updated BBC HD Production Guide, the Canon XF300 (and 305) are approved for independent productions. These Canon’s are now the first 1/3″ chips allowed in HD shows, even though their guidelines require a 1/2″ sensor. Are small-chip cameras just getting that good, or are standards being loosened? Let the […]

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First iPhone Film Shot and Edited on a Phone

First iPhone Film Shot and Edited on a Phone

I was just playing with the iMovie app on my iPhone today to see what it can do. I felt clumsy with my big fingers pushing around trim edits, but I was impressed with what a phone can do. Then I saw this clip from Michael Koerbel and crew. Shot and edited solely on an […]

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What to Do When Police Tell You to Stop Shooting

What to Do When Police Tell You to Stop Shooting

From: Al Tompkins / Poynter.org A recent Gizmodo story, “Are Cameras the New Guns?,” created quite a stir in journalism circles recently. Gizmodo found that there appears to be an increase in the number of citizens arrested for filming abuse by police, or just police in action: “In response to a flood of Facebook and […]

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YouTube Creates Newsfeed “CitizenTube”

YouTube Creates Newsfeed “CitizenTube”

From: Mashable It was only a matter of time. The online video behemoth that is YouTube, has decided to officially play in the news business. CitizenTube is YouTube’s video news aggregator and combs through its gigabytes of uploaded submissions to find video of the news of the day. Most of it is “citizen journalism” but […]

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From Snowboarder to Nature Photog

From Snowboarder to Nature Photog

From: Gizmodo /The Creators Project Combine Discovery Channel’s Planet Earth with The Endless Summer and you get Brain Farm Digital Cinema. The brain child of Curt Morgan, a snowboarder turned cinematographer, Brain Farm pushes the boundaries of extreme-sports photography. Check out this video from “The Creators Project,” to see the beautiful video you can achieve […]

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Shuttle Time-lapse is Lesson in Sequencing

Shuttle Time-lapse is Lesson in Sequencing

I’m not a huge shuttle geek, but I’m definitely of the generation that watched the first shuttle launch in elementary school with great fascination. As we’re counting down to the last launch, photographers Scott Andrews, Stan Jirman and Philip Scott Andrews decided to demonstrate the process of launching a shuttle in a new and innovative […]

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