According to their website “Prisma transforms your photos into artworks using the styles of famous artists”. District 7 Media have taken it to the extreme by re-shooting timelapse of China using the Prisma app.
I will say, right off the bat, the photography itself is pretty amazing, but this video recently released by Canon is eerily similar to a D500 & SB-5000 promo video Nikon put out with Keith Ladzinski back in April.
Canon’s “The Shot”, with Krystle Wright takes some speedlights and mounts them on drones in order to be able to get the flashes where no light stand can go, just like Nikon did. In fact, the videos are so similar they even used the same company, Falkor Aerials to fly the drone-mounted speedlights.
One of the trickier aspects to shooting video is dealing with multiple cameras, and more specifically having to match the colour and contrast of footage recorded by each of those cameras to each of the other cameras.
Well, in this video from IWLTBAP, your life’s about to get a whole lot easier. In it, we see how to use Photoshop to correct a frame of a clip from one camera, to a frame of a clip from another, using Photoshop’s Match Color feature and then export out a 3DLUT using their free LUT Generator.
Adding camera movements to your video or timelapse footage is one of the simplest ways to add some more interest in your footage, bump up production value, and take your work to the next level. It’s why many of us buy camera sliders in the first place.
But sometimes a simple slide move isn’t enough, and we want to be able to pan the camera while it’s sliding across the rail. This is where the ShooTools AutoPan steps in. Best of all, it will work with pretty much any slider you care to put it on.
When it comes to getting consistent colour with your stills photography, regardless of the lighting conditions, camera model, or even brand, I can’t think of anything I’d rather have with me than the X-Rite ColorChecker Passport (CCP). It just works, pretty much flawlessly.
For video, though, it’s not quite as useful. So, when X-Rite announced that they had released two new products aimed specifically at video shooters, the ColorChecker Video and the ColorChecker Passport Video (CCPV), I had to check them out and see for myself.
The histogram is based around a fairly simple principle, but one that many still struggle to get to grips with. Put simply, it’s a graph showing the relative proportion of brightness levels throughout your image.
There are countless ways of setting up and lighting a white background for stills or video, but sometimes you just need to get it done quick and maybe you’re working with limited space.
This short video from Rob & Jonas’ Filmmaking Tips shows us how to get set up easily and relatively painlessly for filming on a white background in a small space.
In an April 2016 interview, Mark Zuckerberg told Buzzfeed News, “I wouldn’t be surprised if you fast-forward five years and most of the content that people see on Facebook and are sharing on a day-to-day basis is video.” Given the proliferation of video features available on millions of smartphones – from image stabilization to incredible 240fps slow mo – it’s no surprise that more and more people and brands are experimenting with moving pictures. Even the venerable portrait is moving away from being strictly medium into something more dynamic.
Camera stabilisation has come a long way over the last few years, but one thing you just can’t get around is the weight. The more motors and electronics you have to add, the heavier it gets, and if you’re using a DSLR or bigger camera with a large lens, forget about it.
Netherlands based Filmmaker and YouTuber Chung Dha has come up with an ingenious way to help alleviate some of the weight of his Feiyu Tech MG stabilizer, and prevent his arms from becoming tired on long shoots.
I’m always looking for good stock images to use in my photoshop composites. I find them online, or use the awesome Texture Store. Or I make my own. But sometimes its impossible to find the right image that fits your idea.
And if you do find the right image, it’s at the wrong angle or too small, or not lighted the way you want to. So you’ll just end up with a crappy composite, or spending hours of time to get it right.
A while ago I was preparing a workshop and looking into the possibility to teach everyone about using photoshop’s built in 3D options. Photoshop has been developing integration with 3D for a while and you can even get as far as prepare a file for 3D printing now.