The Accidental Sea: A short film about a post-apocalyptic hell-hole

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.

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Interview with The Bridge director Marlon Torres

Marlon Torres, based in California not only excels as a Cinematographer but also as a Film Director. I had the chance to interview Marlon last week about his last film The Bridge and I have to say that it’s amazing to think that with only a $7,000 budget, Marlon and his team make this extraordinary 30 minutes movie. A Brilliant job!

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Cameraman: Hello Marlon, first of all thank you for the interview. Let’s start by telling us a bit more about yourself and how you got started with your last movie The Bridge?

Marlon: Hello, my name is Marlon Torres and I am an independent filmmaker based in the San Francisco bay area. I specialize in writing, directing, cinematography, and visual effects. I spent my first two years out of college primarily as a CG artist. It’s a rough job. Long hours sitting in dark room. Not the life I imagined seeing myself in. Read more

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How to shoot a fast car with a DSLR

Martin Steinmann takes us behind the scene to this nicely filmed photoshoot made with a Canon EOS 550D, a Glidetrack and a Gyros KS-6.
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Some time ago I was invited to shoot a „Behind the Scenes“. Knowing that things would be a bit rough, I asked myself: should I bring my trusted HV30 or give my daughter’s 550D a chance? I did not regret my decision. Filmed and edited using Canon 550D (T2i) and Final Cut Pro

Martin Steimann’s Blog: www.martinifilm.de

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Making of The Chapel

I discovered the film TheChapel last week on vimeo and here I would like to share the making of. The director of photography Patryk Kizny said: “If you are not in the business, or even if you are, you might not be aware of the amount of work behind TheChapel.” Read more

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