Content Insider #469 - Big Content
by Miles Weston
I recently read where most Facebook viewers do it with the sound off. That's not really viewing because content is good storytelling - audio and visual - and it draws you in, gets you involved and makes you feel something you didn't feel before...warm, cold, happy, sad, enlightened, enriched. Even educated and entertained. Good stuff does that. Bad stuff just fills time until you've got something better to do like think, imagine, dream. It doesn't really matter how you get the content, it's about the message. That is delivered by people - filmmaking people - who care about what they do and their message(s). That's the stuff I want to see...and hear! And I really prefer it on the biggest screen possible.
Blackmagic Pocket Camera Captures the Cinematic Moments of Heartland
Heading into its 10th season, Heartland is one of Canada's most popular television series and is known for its cinematic atmosphere and backdrops. Heartland director of photography Craig Wrobleski, csc explained the production framework for the stylistic series: "We do block shoots, shooting two episodes at a time. Each block is 15 days and we are generally out for 10 of the 15 days." Each episode is shot as a mini movie, with each block having a different set of requirements. Craig explained, "Because we shoot each block as a mini movie, we really have to approach each one individually, and the camera equipment is a big part of that equation as we like to keep the camera moving and just shoot the scenes in a more cinematic way."
Clip Studio Paint
by Ko Maruyama
Smith Micro Software announced a new release of Manga Studio┬«, which now includes frame-by-frame animation features and a rebrand to Clip Studio Paint┬«.
by Ko Maruyama
ikan has looked at the most common cameras that photographers use and given us the Beholder Gimbal. The gimbal stabilizes the movement of your arms against the weight of your DSLR or mirrorless camera when you're shooting video. Not all cameras bodies and lenses have the same weight, so ikan has created a grid for photographers to create their own custom rig. Depending on what you shoot with, some lenses may not offer a perfect balance. The rig is small enough to take with you everywhere you want to shoot video with your DSLR.