Writer Ransom Riggs presents us here with a short film that he describes as “My favourite post-apocaliyptic hell hole, the Salton Sea”. Ramsom shot with the Ultra-light Steadicam Merlin and the Canon 5DmkII with two lenses: a 24mm and a 100mm. The editing was made with Final Cut and the grading with Color.
Yannick Barthe studied Engineering Sciences and works in an Electronic Manufacturing company in Switzerland. Yannick is also an independent filmmaker, cameraman, and photographer. You will find him at airfields or on the top of mountains filming all types of aircraft, capturing his unique perspective on the beauty of flight.
Cameraman: Hi Yannick, tell us a bit more about yourself and what do you do?
Yannick: Hi. My name is Yannick Barthe. I’m 30 and was born and live in Switzerland. I studied Engineering Sciences in Electronics and Multimedia. I’ve got three jobs. During the week, I’m a quality manager in an Electronic Manufacturing company in Delémont (Switzerland). The rest of the time (including nights and weekends) I’m a cameraman and aerial photographer. In 2004, my brother and I created Aeromedia-concept. Together we developed a revolutionary system mounting a DSLR camera on a radio controlled helicopter specially designed and built for aerial photography. Customers include architects and other private clients. In 2008 we added thermal imaging capability using a special infrared camera. And finally, I’m a freelancer cameraman, editor and videomaker filming aircraft, helicopter and glider on airshows around Europe. I’ve been working for 5 years in the field of aviation.
In 2009 I met the firedancer Franziska Neuhaus. Together we discover and create movement and dance videos such as fire dance, flag dance by day and by night, recording in Switzerland or Spain. Today we are partners in life as well as in work. She also helps me a lot during my filming works.
My new website Yannickbarthe.ch and my presence on vimeo give me a lot of contacts and new projects. I can’t live on my cameraman and photographer works yet, but I hope that one day…
Last week I got the chance to interview the independent filmmaker Thibaut Toskian, director of the Low-Budget webseries The Rapaces. The story was written by Thomas Mansuy. Then Thibaut not only directed, edit and produced the film, but he also mixed the sound and did the main camera; while his brother Hugo did the 2nd camera. Thibaut is now writing a feature film and working on the pilot of another webseries: Working title: “Z”.
Watch here the first episode of The Rapaces Webseries “HANGMAN”, then learn something from his interview below!
Cameraman: Tell us a bit more about yourself and what do you do?
Thibaut: I’m a French filmmaker and a web-marketer: half the time I’m busy being the e-marketing manager of BOAKI Online, a multiplayer video game for children, which is great AND leaves me a few days a week for moviemaking. I also get the chance from time to time to mix my two activities when directing commercials and corporate videos. Read more
Here’s another fantastic timelapse made by Luis Caldevilla and his team from Timelapses.tv
Luis made this timelapse for Telemadrid during the match between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona. They used five DSLR cameras in total: a Canon 1000D , a 400D, two 450D and a 7D. The cameras were installed in different places in the Bernabeu Stadium to get the bests shots.
One of the best advantages to do timelapses with a DSLR camera is that the resolution of the images is much better than a video camera
During a four-day-work Luis and his team shot more than 50.000 photos. Luciano Rodriguez and Carlos Peña were in charge of the motion control timelapses.
I found a lot of fantastic timelapses on the web and I thought it would be nice to have some of the bests in just one post. This is a selection of the best timelapses of the web. Most of them use motion control equipment like the Kessler Oracle Control System, the DitoGear OmniSlider, the Dynamic Perception DollyEngine or the Motiontimer. If you would like to propose another timelapse let me know and I’ll add it. The Mountain by Terje Sorgjerd
Discover this interesting NAB 2011 report with Steve Weiss from Zacuto.
Zacuto camera accessories manufacturer – sales & rentals
Located in Chicago, Illinois, Zacuto opened in 2000 primarily as a rental house and is now known for their Zacuto USA brand of extremely high quality, originally designed camera accessories.
Tuesday, April 12 Highlights: Spotlight on Broadcasting: Change, Challenge and Opportunity
State of the Broadcast Industry Address by NAB President and CEO Gordon H. Smith
“A Conversation with Leslie Moonves” featuring CBS President and CEO Leslie Moonves
An here is another NAB 2011 Highlights by Pictureline: Redrock Micro, Manfrotto, Cinevate, Sachler, Zeiss, etc.