1. X-Men, The Lego Movie, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Boxtrolls Highlight SIGGRAPH Sessions


    This has been a banner year for blockbusters, depending on your point of view. If you’re a studio exec studying box-office returns you might be unhappy with a double-digit decline in box-office revenues this summer. (Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, which is looking to rake in some serious dough this weekend, might help balance the scales somewhat.) But if you’re a moviegoer, you’re pretty happy — looking at CinemaScore audience reviews and Metacritic’s index of movie reviews, Entertainment Weekly found that paying moviegoers are as happy with this year’s big releases as last year’s — and critics think this year’s movies are an improvement from last year. And if you’re a VFX artist, you’ve got a lot to look at, from the strikingly photoreal CG of The Lego Movie to the amazing character work in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. 


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  2. Denz Anamorphic Viewfinder


      Here’s an anamorphic update on the venerable DENZ optical viewfinder. The OIC 35-A from Munich-based Denz is can switch back and forth between spherical and anamorphic viewing. The ground glass holder has been adapted from the OIC 35 and allows use of all previous Arriflex 435 ground glasses. The new OIC 35-A Anamorphic/Spherical Viewfinder has an adjustable eye-piece (+/-3 diopter), removable eyecup, and comes in PL or Panavision mounts. Contacts: Präzisionsentwicklung DENZ Fertigungs GmbH, Otto-Hahn-Str. 12-14, D-85521 Ottobrunn/München, Tel.: +49 (89) 62 98 66 0 www.denz-deniz.com

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  3. Video: Super Slow Motion on a Budget


    Check out this video on how you can get 300-1200FPS shots for only $100/Week using this funky slow motion camera.

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  4. Video: Custom Rigs Used by VICE Shooters - DSLR Video Shooter


    VICE Shooters show us their rigs built for filming foreign docs. Watch the video to see how they prep for battle.

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  5. New PluralEyes 3.5 Released as Part of Shooter Suite 12.5 Update


    Today, Red Giant has released Shooter Suite 12.5, which includes new versions of two Shooter Suite products: PluralEyes 3.5 and Instant 4K. New to the suite is Denoiser II, Red Giant’s powerful video noise reduction tool. Also included are the …

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  6. Let’s cut the crop: Zack Arias on the full-frame vs crop sensor debate


    Among photographers, both hobbyist and professional, there is (and has been for a long time) an ongoing debate relating to the size of a digital camera’s sensor. While some argue that only ‘full-frame’ (that is, 35mm format) sensors…

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  7. EOSHD Crowns A7S King of Video, Deposes Canon 5D Mark III Magic Lantern | Fstoppers


    If you want to learn video on DSLRs and the like, there are few better resources than EOSHD. Andrew Reid is extremely knowledgable (it actually frightens me how much he knows) and is excellent as a real pro talking about, often, consumer equipment. He recently did a large test with the A7s against a set of cameras, and he says it’s replaced his go-to 5D Mark III with Magic Lantern raw. 

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  8. VSN Mobil V.360 Action Cam Shoots 6K-Wide 360° Video


    VSN Mobil has announced a new 360° action camera with a unique camera that allows it to capture 1080 x 6480 resolution video, which is comparable to three full 1080p images laid side-to-side. The S…

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  9. Production Gear Packing for a Two Day Shoot


    Check out how I pack video production gear for a two day shoot. All this gear fit in my Audi A4 which was pretty incredible given how much I packed!

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  10. 50 Year Old Forgotten Photos Of Motherhood From Around The World | Fstoppers


    Photographer Ken Heyman recently uncovered a box he had tucked away for 50 years in a storage facility. This box was simply labeled “Mothers” and contained images he took 50 years ago as part of a Pulitzer nominated book entitled Family.

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