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Over the past several years, two major technological developments have occurred in tandem, both of which have made wide-ranging and revolutionary changes in the world of media post-production. One of these developments is the explosion in sophisticated yet affordable software; the other is the exponential growth of cloud computing.
Whilst computer-generated special effects and stunt driving make for impressive watching, remote-controlled vehicles allow filmmakers to push the boundaries of what is possible to create bigger, bolder and more elaborate scenes.
Robbie Carman, co owner of post production finishing company Amigo Media and colorist for the documentary “Snow Guardians”, took some time aside to share with us the process of creating such an immensely visual documentary. The doc is based on the life and work of Ski Patrol at several Montana Ski Resorts as well as the Search and Rescue teams that respond to winter emergencies.The visual goal of the “Snow Guardians” crew was to immerse the viewer into the lives of the men and women who take on this challenging high altitude job, while capturing the vast natural beauty of the remote and sometimes inhospitable mountain winter.The documentary is shot using cutting edge motion control time-lapse systems to help show the beauty and the amazing winter weather in Montana’s mountains.
Thanks to small, high-quality digital cameras, professional and personal drones have completely transformed the production industry, letting filmmakers capture shots that were previously unattainable to non-studio filmmakers. To capture aerial footage a few years ago, you had to either book time in a helicopter containing a professional operator, remote head, and bulky HD camera, or, for lower altitudes, rent the services of a small remote helicopter and operator from a company like Flying-Cam or Coptervision. As you can probably guess, helicopters don’t come cheap.
After four months of using it in the field, we have compiled some thoughts on the DJI Ronin.
When I took delivery of the Litepanels Gemini a few weeks the first thing I noticed was how user-friendly the unit was. Maybe not such a technical consideration (more of those later). But like I have said before, there is always two parts of the review equation, one subjective and one objective. So let's get going and check it all out.
Drones have become more and more popular to the film industry in recent years. A vast number of feature films are being shot using drones. Both mainstream and indie filmmakers have opted to use drones in order to capture aerial shots and the results are stunning!
MegaBots uses cutting-edge robotics technology to create giant 16-foot-tall, internally-piloted humanoid robots. Two years ago, MegaBots challenged Japanese robotics company Suidobashi Heavy Industry to a giant robot duel, and the Japanese team accepted the challenge. During the building and testing stages, Sorensen used Blackmagic Micro Cinema Cameras throughout the shoot to capture every possible angle, inside and outside of the robot.
There are a lot of IBC preview lists (including our own) but I wanted to wait until the last minute so I could get you some of the latest info about IBC. So now, with IBC here, it is a perfect time to check out some of the latest gear that will be on display in the exhibition halls in Amsterdam. It is true that almost nothing beats actually getting on the floor to get some hands on time with the new stuff. But sometimes you just can’t get there. We get it. So if you can’t be there, don’t worry, ProductionHUB has you covered. But don’t think we are going to stop there. We plan to continue on extensive coverage during, and after IBC too. Make sure you are checking out the latest show updates on IBCHUB.com. Let’s Go!
The most unique part about Canon’s activation this year is going to be their lounge, themed “Canon Creative Studio.” It is designed to demonstrate how Canon can help filmmakers in every phase of production. There will also be a number of sponsored education sessions and panel discussions with directors and DPs including a special screening of the film Bending the Light followed by a lively Q&A with Stephen Goldblatt, ASC, BSC, spotlighting the creative process, the craft of cinematography, and the Canon Cinema EOS lenses and cameras that help bring their stories to life (full schedule of events below).