Every now and again, Kai Wong and the good folks at DigitalRev TV forgo their whimsical methods of product review videos and focus on giving photographers some added creative inspiration, touching on things you may have never thought of trying yourself, while usually doing a superb job at showing how it’s done.
In true light-heated Digital Rev fashion, Kai Wong and the DR-team has created a semi-informative, yet fully-entertaining video highlighting their top 50 photography tips, touched upon in rapid succession and in under 15-minutes.
First attempted and performed convincingly in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1958 film entitled Vertigo, the equilibrium-altering dolly zoom, or “Hitchcock zoom,” is an unsettling in-camera effect that is achieved with the help of a zoom lens, changing the focal distances so that the object of focus is kept in the same position while the camera itself is being or moved toward or away from the subject.
How to Photograph Billionaires: An Hour Long Webinar With Forbes Magazine on Creating Portraits of Powerful People
Recently, Photoshelter, the incredibly valuable resource hub in the world of photography, linked-up with Forbes’ Senior Photo Editor, Michele Hadlow, for an hour-long webinar, detailing many of the facets associated with not only creating a seller front page portrait for one of the most powerful voices in business news, but also working with the high-profile individuals who are being photographed.
Darren Levine, Director and Founder of New York City’s Filmmaker’s Festival, knows some of the misconceptions and questions first time festival submitters can experience concerning whether or not their film will openly embraced and accepted or denied, and if their work meets all the criteria that festivals look for in a serious submission. The build up to receiving that final answer is one to make a filmmaker sweat and has the potentiality to alter his or her opinion of their completed works.
I always appreciate a great video from Dave Dougdale of LearningDSLRVideo.com. His humble approach to doing exactly what the name of his informative website implies, learning DSLR video, is refreshing and resourceful. Case in point, Dave’s latest do-it-yourself project in which he drew upon inspiration from Knoptop’s original viewfinder creation (viewed here) and made a few revisions to a simple formula, resulting in an extremely useful, yet cost effective, tool for the frugal filmmaker.
In celebration of their upcoming aptly-named filmmaking resource app dubbed SMAPP, the fine folks at Stillmotion have created another informative and insightful video, keeping in-line with their tradition of providing fantastic real world perspectives on how to better your film productions. Today’s quick tutorial of sorts, shown above, deals with some of the essentials you should have with you at all times and never leave the home or office without, no matter the type of production you find yourself on.
Continuing their long line of incredibly informative and valuable photography education guides comes a new e-book from Photoshelter, the worldwide leader in a complete range of tools suited to maximize the exposure, marketing, and sales specific to photographers.
Industry vet and award winning music video, commercial, and short film director and cinematographer, Tom Antos, is back with another video tutorial, with the ever-present goal of boasting your production values, while giving insight on the techniques he has learned throughout his career.
Today, as part of indymogul’s Awesome Director Month, Antos details the lighting set-up used for a mock-up movie trailer, coupled with the pre-production steps practiced, all aimed at creating a cinematic look shown above.