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It is not uncommon for Jim Oltersdorf to be hanging out of an airplane 10,000 feet above the wilderness to capture a front cover shot or feature story for a national magazine. Specializing in high-risk and extreme imagery, Oltersdorf is known internationally for his portfolio of award-winning footage and still photography, an accumulation of over 44 years of dangerous work.
So before we get to our illustrious winners, I think providing a little background is in order. When the ProductionHUB team set out to chose our Award of Excellence Winners it seemed like such a simple task. Slam dunk, 1, 2 3. Hour to pick the winners tops right? That would be such a resounding NO. Everyone (including me) in that room fought tooth and nail to do one thing. That one thing was to get it right. So after a lot of arguing, persuading, and flat out shouting at each other we had our list. Wasn’t easy or very pretty but when the dust settled there it was. There was so many solid products out there, and I won’t lie we all had our own favorites. But that didn’t matter. So,some four arduous hours later we were done. Best of the best. Let’s go!
The image is now, in the digital age, the most prolific it has ever been. With the advancement in digital cameras, more and more video and photography production can be seen throughout various media, whether broadcast or the web. This is especially important. With social media now being at the forefront of advertising, a cinematographer that understands how to proficiently acquire, produce, and manipulate the image is in a highly regarded position and helps provide a certain look or style to a brand or company. They are able to elevate the production value in any project considerably with their experience and efficiency in the use of their photography arsenal.
When Nixon and Kennedy squared off during the first televised presidential debate in 1960, it changed American politics forever. Last year brought a similar transformation--this time in the form of unfiltered tweets. The demand for first-person narrative has erupted alongside the powerful consumer technology that drives it, allowing everyday people to become influencers and public figures to leverage their following for political gain. The ways that we produce and consume content are in constant evolution, yet one common theme holds steady: fact or fiction, people want content that feels real.
You've got an idea, a script and already weighing out your options for casting and crew. But will your promotional video turn out to be a triumph or a flop? Planning on how to use the video and what the goals are can drastically change the outcome and effectiveness this video has on your brand. Here are a few things to think about when planning your video.
Based on the classic festive fairytale by ETA Hoffman, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms follows the adventures of a young girl, Clara, who discovers a delightful new world of adorable mice, living toys, handsome soldiers – and something a little darker. The beautifully realized film boasts some incredible visual effects work, for which a significant amount of blue/green screen was used. Read on to find out how Ncam’s augmented reality solution played a key role both on set and in post-production.
Real-time Augmented Graphics that Blend the Real and Virtual Worlds with Marker-less Camera Tracking
Augmented graphics have come a long way in the past decade, from formerly rotund weatherman Al Roker obscuring the first two days of the seven-day forecast to reporter Jessica Yellin channeling a holographic Princess Leia while discussing results of the 2008 presidential campaign with Wolf Blitzer. Fast forward ten years and the real and virtual worlds are blending into one.
by Bradford HillI always find it interesting to see how different cameras and their layouts will function under the many shooting conditions I am faced with on an every day basis. (So when Canon asked me if I wanted to shoot the XF205, I was fairly excited to give it a go.) Being that I am a full time Cinema EOS user, when I am given an opportunity to shoot with a “Documentary Style Camcorder”, it always tends to brings back memories of shooting on MiniDV with GL1’s & XL1’s. Things certainly have changed from those days and it is great to see how far these cameras have come. The Canon XF205 is a creative powerhouse packed with some of the most up-to-date technology in camera function & abilities. I must say, I was blown away by the extensive menu layout and finely tunable controls that don’t often get paired together.
Ask any, I mean ANY cinematographer, videographer, photographer (you get it) who is serious about his or her craft and they all pretty much say the same thing. It’s all about the glass. Never was there a more true statement! Much as the stylus is to a turntable, the lens is to the camera. The better the stylus, the better the sound is going to be. Better glass, better image. Makes sense no? With that said, here are some of the best glass (lenses) either already on the market or soon to be released.
Exclusive Interview: DP Paul Cameron Talks The Commuter & What to Expect with Pirates of the Carribean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
If you loved the pilot of Westword, there is plenty more blockbuster magic to come from DP Paul Cameron. He talks in an exclusive interview with ProductionHUB, about the current film he's shooting, The Commuter, and provides a sneak peak into what to expect from the newest installament of the Pirates' franchise, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.