At their NAB Show today, Sony made certain that ’4K’ would be their hot word for audiences to catch on to. It’s what came up on the screen as the live stream even began, and continued to be spoken about for its presence in medicine, business, filmmaking, and consumer use. Sony made sure that 4k touched every single topic they covered. One of those topics was the company’s announcement of the full frame Sony A7S, a camera introduced at the end of the segment that we’ve been anticipating for a while now.
A cinematographer is also known as a director of photography. They’re the guys that make the movies we watch look how they look. It’s their photographic eye that we see. And they don’t get too much recognition for the work they do, with most of the attention going towards the director and actor already. I wanted to write about a few good ones and see if it can become a weekly thing if you guys are into it. You probably know the work these guys have done, so I’ll cover what they did to get the shots that we see on the big screen.
If this is going to be the first out of more to come, I’ll start it off with a bang by focusing it on Roger Deakins.
Tokyo Reverse is a movie with a running time of 9 hours, and it was broadcasted in its entirety on a network in France. As strange as that sounds, the network is known to do things like this, and this clip from the film shows exactly how the entire thing was filmed: with a guy walking backwards.
It’s strange to look at on first glance, but you’ll notice how cleverly put it all really is as the clip goes on. Ludovic Zuili, the man in the video, films himself walking backwards in a way where it’d look like he was walking completely normally if the clip were to be reversed. [Read more...]
Tesla is the most innovative automobile company out there right now, period. I can say that as a fact, and no one is going to disagree because it’s the truth. With what they’ve already accomplished so far, the Silicon Valley company is now pushing for another innovation in today’s cars: the reinvention of the side mirror. You’re on a photography blog, so you can probably guess what they’re reinventing it with.
Right before their presentation was to begin, Sony uploaded a PDF today going over it. In the packet, you’ll find their official announcement of a new curved CMOS sensor that they’ve been working on since 2012.
Are you looking at the poster of a new Bungie-developed game? A film by Neill Blomkamp? Or Neill Armstrong himself? Nope. Reddit user el_chivo recently posted up pictures by one of his friends of a project that’s incredibly simple, and incredibly creative.
Reuters has been following suit along with the Chicago Sun-Times on changing the way its handling the photography division. Last August, the company laid off all of their sports photographers in North America. And now, it’s been announced that Gary Hershorn, a photographer who’s worked at Reuters for over 30 years, is having his last work day at the company on April 1.
Olympus just announced two new cameras today. One is the SH-1 Superzoom, a compact camera following current trends with the sleek retro look its been given. The other is the TG-3 TOUGH, and you can tell exactly how it’s designed by its name: to endure and last.
Last november, at the scene of a deadly collision, a photographer on the scene got into it with an on-duty officer who approached him about his camera. He recorded the chat they had under the officer’s nose, and then uploaded it to the internet. The video gained a good amount of attention, showing the officer acting aggressively, and now the police department he’s from has decided to uphold the complaint put against him.
At just 200 microns in diameter, this may very well be the smallest camera in the world. Patrick Gill, a senior research scientist for a technology licensing company named Rambus, has developed a camera sensor that can capture pictures while still retaining a near-microscopic size.