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Everyone knows Thomas Edison and the invention of the light bulb and the creation of the company we know know as a household name, General Electric. We recognize light bulbs, appliances and their work with creating power generation technology and many other accomplishments. But have they ever been thought of as a content marketing powerhouse?
The Tribeca Film Festival lit up the NYC skyline with a dazzling array of films and projects ranging from full-length features to documentaries and shorts. Then to just to add to the mix, there were unique and original works in the VR and immersive space.
This year’s edition of the star-studded Tribeca Film Festival was filled with tons of great films, storytelling events and immersive technologies. Founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff, the Tribeca Film Festival was introduced as a way to inspire and lift New Yorkers right after the tragic events of September 11th, 2001.
Trying to find the perfect lighting product or angle when on set can be a challenge, and making sure everything looks crisp on screen is an obvious essential. With so many lighting products out there, we had to find out why Nila LED lights are the go-to lights in our industry. We were able to catch up with industry lighting pro and President/CEO of the company, Jim Sanfilippo, who shares some pretty good reasons as to why their lights rock. Which lights do you prefer to use on set?
We all have different approaches for how we light a scene - from what lights we use to what lenses we choose; and from where we place talent to where we place the camera. We determine the elements and variables in each location. It is because of the changing nature of our shoots that I like to ensure some consistency from shoot to shoot by following a process to approaching my lighting setups.
Cameras, lights and mics are the backbone of every filmmaker’s arsenal, but are you sure you’ve explored all of your options? There’s plenty of new and exciting gear you have probably never heard of, despite its potential to change the world of filmmaking. We’ve picked out our 5 favorites below.
As a video producer, you know the difference between shooting a one-person interview and shooting two or more subjects. With multiple subjects, by the time you add more lights, cameras, audio gear, and background setup, you might as well be building a mini-television studio.
The camera crew behind the hit FX TV series The Americans chose Vitec Videocom brands to support the production through its second season. The show’s cinematographer Richard Rutkowski, and camera assistants Brendan K. Russell and Rory Hanrahan, rely on Anton/Bauer batteries and chargers, Litepanels LED lights, and OConnor fluid heads and tripods for their reliability and durability during stage and location shoots, which helps keep the show on pace and on budget.
Do you dream of the day where your story transforms into film, you see your name in lights from Hollywood's red carpet, or you watch your characters come alive on the big screen? A few successful scriptwriters have listed some of their BEST insights on when (and how) to put the pen to paper, and are steering you clear of crumbling up your ideas and playing basketball with your trash can.
PADCASTER PRODUCT TOUR from Manhattan Edit Workshop on Vimeo.Q: So, what exactly is The Padcaster? A: The Padcaster is a rugged iPad case turned mobile production studio that transforms your Apple tablet into an all-in-one moviemaking machine. This sturdy, customizable case lets videographers attach lights, mics and other filmmaking accessories and enhancements to the iPad. Paired with the Lenscaster, the combo takes the iPad from ordinary tablet to high-tech production device. Q: How did you come up with the idea for such a product? Was there an exact moment when the lightbulb went on and you thought of creating this device? A: When I saw that you could shoot HD video, edit it and upload it to almost anywhere (YouTube, Vimeo, CNN ireport, FTP) all on the iPad. It was faster than anything I’d ever seen and something literally clicked. It turned out to be a hernia, but while I was in surgery, I got the idea for the Padcaster. (OK, not that last part.)