In 2017, Netflix launched Abstract: The Art of Design, an inspiring documentary TV series. It features different kinds of creatives (including photographers), showing us how design affects all aspects of our lives. If you haven’t seen it so far, here’s a good news – the series is now available for free on Netflix.
People will do some crazy things in order to get the shot, especially automotive photographers and filmmakers. But this one really takes the prize. For a chase scene of Chris Hemsworth’s new movie, Extraction, director Sam Hargrave actually strapped himself to the hood of a car to hold the camera and film the chase scene.
And that’s not the only crazy filming technique used to create this scene, either. Netflix posted a behind the scenes look to Facebook of how the chase scene was filmed, along with the final edited result of what the camera saw, and boy does it look good!
The Panasonic S1H is a full-frame mirrorless camera aimed primarily at movie shooters. Thanks to its stellar video features, it has made it into the “big league.” It’s the first mirrorless camera to be certified by Netflix. In other words, it’s the only mirrorless camera Netflix allows to be used as a primary camera on productions. And since it’s on the same list with high-end movie cameras, it’s also the cheapest among them.
While watching popular Netflix show Stranger Things, photographer Sean R. Heavey had an unpleasant surprise. He thought that a giant storm cloud in one of the scenes looked familiar, and then he realized – it was one of his photos. Apparently, the creators of the show used his photo to create the scene, and the photographer says they didn’t ask him for the permission.
Last year, Netflix announced that it had acquired the rights to the Ed Harris flick, Kodachrome. It details the journey of a man and his son racing to develop several rediscovered rolls of Kodachrome film before the last lab capable of doing it shuts down. Looking at the trailer, Ed Harris’ character is his usual cantankerous old self. A bit like the one he plays in Westworld, with a little Grumpy Old Men thrown in for good pleasure.
Netflix has acquired the photography themed drama, Kodachrome in a deal worth $4 million. Starring Ed Harris, Jason Sudeikis and Elizabeth Olsen, it’s set during the final days of Kodachrome’s processing availability.
The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on Friday at the Princess of Wales Theatre. It follows a father-son road trip to reach a Kansas photo lab before its doors close for good. If they don’t get there in time, then it’s never going to happen (in theory).
Former presidential photographer Pete Souza has found himself in the familiar role again. This time, he photographed the fictional president Frank Underwood from House of Cards. Kevin Spacey plays the president in this popular Netflix series, and he played the role perfectly in front of Souza’s lens.
Souza, Spacey and Michael Kelly (who plays chief of staff Doug Stamper) were hitting the iconic landmarks of Washington D.C., taking photos for “presidential” portfolio. Souza has already shared some of the photos on his Instagram profile. And as always, he’s done a fantastic job.
Netflix has launched a new original documentary TV series every creative can watch to get inspired. Abstract: The Art of Design follows some of the most innovative designers in different disciplines: graphic designers, photographers, illustrators and architects. It follows their art, creative process and all the challenges they face in through their work. Also, it helps the viewers discover how the innovative designs of these creatives have affected our everyday lives.
Ten years ago, the name Vivian Maier wouldn’t ring a bell in anyones’ mind. Today, the name Vivian Maier is almost as well known as some of the pioneers of photography.
This all changed when a box of negatives captured by the unknown street photographer were found in 2007. Since then, much fanfare has been made and, naturally, a documentary into the life of Maier has been produced.[Read More…]