Mont Blanc, the prestigious watch-making company celebrated the invention of the chronograph, which recorded time to an accuracy of a 5th of a second, by holding a one-second film festival.
Clips were submitted to Mont Blanc and various clips are featured on their website. Gizmodo also set up a montage of the Round 1 of the one second clips here:
Now, watches aside, this gives a lot of creative lee-way for photographers. Whether you have video on a point-and-shoot or DSLR, or no video on any devices, or a small memory card….it doesn’t really matter. We’re talking about seconds here. Seconds can be captured in photographs. See where I’m going with this now? We’re talking about 24 to 30 photographs you’ve taken. Preferably time-lapse » or continuous shooting of your subject, in order to get a smooth video-like impression.
This opens the door for SO many possibilities! Short stories, short movies, unique b-roll for longer clips, messages, compilations, movements, words, waves! Anything!
I can just imagine all the beautiful things people could capture and put together. Forget the seconds. It’s timeless.
Some of us followed it, some of us used it, some of us used our life savings to get it, and most of us loved it.
In response to all those that used the Canon 5D Mark II video-feature for producing, Canon has announced that it shall be releasing a full-fledged video camera line called the Cinema EOS.
Part of that line to be released next year is the C300 and the C300 PL with standard PL mount.
Announced on November 3, 2011, this new, to-be-released videocamera will lead the way to Canons potential future in film. The Canon 5D Mark II already granted Canon a foot in Hollywood’s door way through it being utilized to shoot parts of big budget movies like Iron Man 2 and Captain America.
It’s sleek and compact, and multi-functional with its interchangeable-lens feature. My buddy Mark, camera/video buff, elaborates for us,
“It has a removable handgrip, LCD monitor with control and 2 XLR inputs, top handle, with the capability of attaching a wireless transmitter allowing connection via laptop, ipad, iphone or Andriod for video feed and controls,” he said,
“This will allow film makers to access camera functions while the camera is on crane or perhaps a different car then he director. In fact, you an take the tiny c300, which is about the width of an iPhone, and turn it into this:”
This digital video camcorder operates with a Super-35 CMOS sensor (4k resolution) ((full-frame -35mm- for motion picture)), 2160×3840, around 8.3 mega-pixel’s with dual compact flash slots. The exposure and focus will be manual only.
The C300 seems to start the war with the RED camera company with it’s modular design concepts.
I have read conflicting reports on how much the camera is estimated to cost, but i’ve seen a range commonly around $16,000 to $20,000. I was widely impressed by the Mark II’s video capabilities, so i am anxious to see how the C300 will end up!
So, I’m pretty stoked about this. I think I found out the perfect solution for those of you looking for a great and affordable DSLR camera! It’s fully manual andsemi-professional, but don’t let that discourage you. Unless you’re applying for a job, no one is going to fully judge you because no one is going to be able to tell. In fact, I encourage you to try it out, and build a portfolio AND apply for jobs, out-stand them, because you will. Do us all a favor, and break these damn awful barriers of,
“WHAT? YOU HAVE AN 8 YEAR OLD DISCONTINUED OUTDATED KONIKA MINOLTA? THE COMPANY THAT STARTED OVER 30 DECADES AGO AND NO LONGER HAS ANY AUTHORITY IN THE CAMERA WORLD BECAUSE IT WAS BOUGHT OFF BY SONY? YOU MUST NOT BE FIT FOR MY BUSINESS.”
Well, let me tell you, know what you’re doing? Know how to fully dominate your DSLR’s camera settings? Got that unique perspective? Well, you can still have an old/semi-manual/semi-amature camera and produce quality photos! Don’t let anyone discourage you.
And I digress… So, I think I’ve found (one of the) excellent cameras you can have, on a budget (granted, some of us will still have to save for it), that will produce excellent quality photos, has some authority, and great features.
- This camera has 8.2 mega pixels, which isn’t a ton comparing to leading DSLR’s like the newer Nikon’s and Canon’s, but who cares?
- It also shoots at 5.0 frames a second, which is pretty good. (My current DSLR only shoots at 3.0 fps, but It has always done what I’ve wanted it to do in every shooting situation that I have been in, so far.) So 5.0fps, In my opinion, should be just fine, unless for someone that’s shooting something maybe more technical, or has a preference or need for more frames a second.
- Focal Length’s at f2.8-9, which, again, I think is pretty cool. (My camera only gets up to 3.5-8, and, again, I’ve never faced any major issues with it, nor has it ever hindered my creativity.) Would I love a 9f? Of course, so I’ll accept that it is nice to keep handy for any aesthetic or technical photographs.
- Shoots in RAW, JPEG, or RAW & JPEG. Never terrible to have all or either option.
- And by my own research and viewing of photographs, it seems that this camera also does well in low-light situations.
Now, this camera sells NEW for around $1,300-$1000 dollars. And you can buy it used for around $330.00 dollars. Give it a go! Again, if anyone has any suggestions or thoughts; recommendations, let me know!
Now people trust the Iphone with their weddings. I wouldn’t recommend it alone for any serious photography business, however, with all these new iphone camera gadgets and photography applications, it may be a fun/creative addition for you more modern individuals. This video states it is the first wedding to be covered by the Iphone 4. Some of the photos don’t seem that bad, however, if you want a photo with a 12-14 mpx feel, you’re not going to get it. In fact the Iphone 4 camera works in VGA rather than mega pixels. This means that you’re going to be working with a resolution of only around 600, so that’s around only 3,000 pixels a photo, which further means you’re working with a 0.3 mpx camera. You can forget about blowing up a photo too largely, and your sharpness and clarity is going to go down.
Although there are downsides to capturing a momentous event by cellular phone, you could still bring nice photos with your unique perspective, and a lower quality camera can serve as great way to practice your technique and develop a certain style, as well as test out some of those accessories you got!
Now, you went out and took a couple hundred shots, however, the landscape was bland, or the detail not too heavy, but you really want to work with what you’ve got. There’s a few ways to lighten up what may look like an ordinary and boring photograph. My favorite way to give nice, yet somewhat lacking, photos a little punch is through split-toning. Split-tones let you change the color of a photos shadows and/or highlights.
You could pick anything from blue shadows with pink undertones. In the photograph above I used the combination of blue and red. There are certain colors that add to the effect of your photograph. This can be done on LightRoom, Photoshop, and even Picnik, the online photo-editor.
Lightroom has its own Split-Tone section under the “Develop” section. You can do it in Photoshop by clicking on “Colors” from the editing drop-down: This is a little harder and less elaborate because you are going to end up choosing colors by shifting 3 bars on a scale, it is also less selective regarding where the color goes, where as in light room you can select the colors and the intensity of them from a color chart and choose which color gets the shadow and which gets the highlights. On Picnik you use this technique through “Create” under the “Effects” section, and it’s called “Duo-Tone”.
Not only can you make award winning camera movies using intricate gadgets that your iphone doesn’t need, but you iphone/photography buffs could also buy a telephoto lens for your iphone 3 or 4. Prices aren’t that high either. Last I checked the telephoto lens’s ranged from mainly around $35.00 to $45.00. Don’t expect the lens to bring superior quality to your phones photography. The sharpness will most-likely stay the same if not get unnoticeable lower given that the iphone doesn’t have a DSLResque sensor to deliver excellent sharpness and quality. But if you’re dead into your Iphone, like taking photos with it, and have money to splurge, this little telephoto lens addition doesn’t seem terrible; in fact, it may be a bit fun to play around with! If someone has one, or gets one, you should share some samples with us!
You were impressed when Iphone came out with a 5mpx camera, and aps like instigram allowed for cool photography effects. Well, Park Chan-wook has directed the worlds first professional movie using multiple Apple iPhone 4’s & EnCinema 35mm Adapters. This means the only thing the Iphone hasn’t done yet is make you lattes.
Ladies (and gentlemen?)! Carry your camera in style. Bags by Jill-E Designs carry your camera in many elegant and conventional styles. They seem to be heavy-duty and able to carry what they’re supposed to, however, they are quite pricey. One on the Canon site is $109.99. The ones on the Jill-E website range from 100-300ish.