Sometimes you just have a ton of gear to lug around, especially if you do commercial photography or filmmaking for a living. Grip trucks are common in Hollywood and for huge production companies, but they don’t come cheap. The team at video production company Threefold, though, has figured out a somewhat more economical solution – They converted a 1995 Ford Diesel E350 ambulance into a custom grip truck.
Production company Ridge Productions shot a video for a rapper Sheck Wes. However, he allegedly decided not to pay for it, so Ridge Productions decided to get even. They used the footage to create their own parody video and troll Wes. But although the parody video is absolutely hilarious and has amassed around 1.5 million views so far, it has caused both positive and negative reactions.
The Philosophy of Nikkor is a series of videos which Nikon started to release in April of last year. Every so often a new video is released containing insight into the creation of their Nikkor lenses. There are interviews with everybody from the designers and product managers right down to those making the individual components.
In the latest video, Volume 6 released recently, we hear from those who make the optical glass. As part of the Nikon Group, Hikari Glass produces the optical glass that will eventually go into the Nikkor lenses you mount to your camera. The current Hikari Glass plant was built in 1975 in Akita, Japan. It’s a fascinating look at how our lenses begin their life.
Planning and producing a photo shoot, especially when there’s crew involved, can be a demanding and stressful task. This is especially so while you’re still learning, making mistakes, and figuring out exactly what kind of things you need to plan and prepare for.
Not everybody has access to a produce to figure all this out for them, so Alexi Lubomirski is here to help with his new video, detailing everything that goes into producing a shoot.
Earlier this week we reported on the closing of Sony factories in Southern Japan due to a series of tragic earthquakes and aftershocks that left at least 41 people dead and many buildings damaged.
Although Sony was the first company to release a statement on the closing of its factories, it appears Sony might not be the only camera company affected.