Vertical videos seem to be the future, whether we like it or not. It all started with Instagram and Snapchat, and even Arri and Samsung have joined the trend. However, the arguments against it are still strong and the debate between vertical and horizontal video seems never-ending at this point. But, a brilliant comic from xkcd seems to have the ultimate solution!
If you run a video production company, you want to do your best to show off your skills. And if you need some inspiration, check out this awesome promo video Seed Creative. It shows everything you shouldn’t do in a promo video (or any video, ever), and I’m pretty sure it will make you laugh out loud.
Every year on this day I get trolled by at least one of my friends. And as if that weren’t enough, today I’ve been trolled by the news and YouTube videos from the moment I started working. I gotta admit – I even fell for one of these pranks for a moment!
So, I’m bringing you a list of the best photography-related pranks from all over the Internet. You can use them to prank your friends, and we’ll update the article throughout the day, so you can check back. And if you’ve read the photography news today and got excited about something, keep in mind that this post may spoil it for you.
Normally when we talk about exposure calculators in photography, it’s to figure out what ISO, aperture and shutter speed we want to use for the scene before us. But with the rate of payments coming in “exposure” seemingly on the rise, a new type of “exposure calculator” has arrived. This one just popped up on Photography Domination, and it’s pretty amusing.
Is your social media getting you down? Need some help raising your profile? Well, then you’d better call Paul. German photographer, cinematographer and part-time comedian Paul Ripke, that is. Having amassed almost 450K followers on his own Instagram, he’s now put out this amusing commercial offering to help you get your Instagram “Lit as f**k”, too!
“The Photography Mafia? That’s ridiculous,” she said. “There is no such thing.”
I knew she didn’t want to believe it and yet, I saw a flicker of terror in her eyes. She had seen too much to believe with all certainty that what had just happened was a coincidence. We all had seen too much.
Drones are no stranger to the articles on this website, so a movie that features a drone it’s pretty relevant, right? Well… I don’t even know what to say about this one. Unless this is supposed to be a comedy, and I genuinely can’t tell from the trailer, I cannot think of a dumber idea for a movie than this.
So, it’s like Child’s Play? But Chucky’s a drone? Yes, folks, that’s basically the plot of “The Drone”. “A serial killer transfers his consciousness into a consumer drone”, the trailer description says. In this case, some model of DJI Phantom.
I’ve been watching more and more of the Camera Conspiracies channel lately. And while a lot of the things are slightly ludicrous (in a good, amusing way), they do say that there’s “many a true word spoken in jest”. And, oh boy, does this one ring true. B-Roll is not content.
B-Roll seems to have taken over the lives of many YouTubers, to the point where they’re basically an intro, some b-roll, and an ending. For the occasional showcase video, it’s impressive eye candy. But when it becomes the norm for all your videos, and more of your video is b-roll than actual content, it just gets boring. Please stop.
Of all NASA’s achievements over the years, this has to be up there amongst the best. It’s certainly the most hilarious. It turns out, that on every mission since the first International Space Station mission in 2000, NASA has created expedition posters. Posters that typically include a group photo of the crew.
After a while, I guess they started to feel a bit boring. And maybe a bit cringy. So, they decided to take things up a notch or two. These mission posters now parody some of the most famous movie posters out there. And they’re awesome. They’re used to advertise expeditions and also hung in various NASA facilities.