I just finished this personal project called “Manta Rays at Risk” using photos I took during my holidays in Maldives and Hawaii. The final movie is in 4k and you can download it on vimeo. Mantas have been classified as Vulnerable by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). They are at particular risk to overfishing because they produce very few young. Many populations have already been depleted by unregulated fishing. I decided to do a short animated film with the help of my friend José using the Project Aware Infographics. My goal is to create awareness on this matter and share this information in a different way. I hope you’ll like the movie and please feel free to share it. Thanks!
Directed by Martin Ureta – cameraman.com
Animation by José Campos – owlbrainwave.wordpress.com
Produced by WildlifePhotography.com – wildlifephotography.com
LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., April 3, 2012 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today introduced the EOS 60Da Digital SLR Camera, a long-awaited successor to the EOS 20Da that is optimized for astrophotography. This DSLR caters to astronomers and hobbyists who enjoy capturing the beauty of the night sky by offering a modified infrared filter and a low-noise sensor with heightened hydrogen-alpha sensitivity. These modifications allow the camera to capture magnificent photographs of “red hydrogen emission” nebulae and other cosmic phenomena.
“The EOS 60Da is a testament to the constant desire to meet the needs of every customer, including those in specialized fields,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies & Communications Group, Canon U.S.A., “This new camera enables an accurate depiction of a part of our solar system which is hard to achieve with conventional cameras but should be enjoyed and celebrated.”
Canon 60Da Orion Nebula
The Canon EOS 60Da camera packs a powerful 18-megapixel CMOS sensor (APS-C) that produces sharp and high-contrast images of astronomical objects, a major enhancement over the EOS 20Da model’s 8.2-megapixel sensor. The improved infrared-blocking filter is a modification suited specifically toward astronomy enthusiasts to achieve a hydrogen-alpha light sensitivity that is approximately three times higher than that of a normal Canon DSLR camera. This produces a 20-percent higher transmittance of Hydrogen Alpha line, or H α wavelength, allowing astronomers to capture crisp, clear images of reddish, diffuse nebulae.
Yesterday I had the opportunity to talk to director and cinematographer Patryk Kizny. We decided to make a few interviews about him and his future projects and we’ll start with the presentation of his last work as cinematographer: “The Dreams Come True” a film directed by Damián Perea.
“The Dreams Come True” is a short film commissioned by the the office of Las Palmas 2016 to promote the city of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria as a candidate for The European Capital of Culture 2016. Spanish director and producer of the film, Damián Perea, teamed up with Patryk Kizny to take the audience into a journey filled with magic and poetry, where oneiric visuals blend together with an intriguing narrative.
This is a Behind the Scenes made by Dave Dugdale from LearningDSLRVideo.com. Sterling-Rice Group (an ad agency in Boulder CO) was kind enough to let me film BTS footage of their “Pain Fairy” ad spots. Dave used a Canon T2i/550D to film this about 3 months ago. I also used Luke Neumann’s color presets on most of these shots.
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You can watch two of the commercials below – they were shot on the Canon 5D Mark II.
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