Hasselblad has announced its newest camera, the H6D. Verge creative director James Bareham — a veteran photographer and former Hasselblad 2000 Series user — spent some time with it in our studio, and spoke to Hasselblad CEO Perry Oosting to find out just why someone might want to spend $27,000 on a camera. […]
We’ve hit peak lens flare. Here’s how it started.
Lens flare: it’s familiar from the very shiny work of J.J. Abrams, but it goes far beyond his flare-strewn canon. Lens flare has a long history and a lot of different meanings.
1st AD Alex Stein breaks down the fundamentals of a good call sheet template: crew call times, weather, locations, schedule, and more. The callsheet template is made by StudioBinder, film production software to create, send and track call sheets. http://studiobinder.com
Phil Tippett is the Oscar-winning stop-motion animator and designer behind some of the greatest fantasy creatures and sci-fi set pieces in cinema history. From his humble beginnings as an alien patron in the iconic Cantina sequence from ‘Star Wars: A New Hope’, to pioneering stop-motion techniques used throughout ‘Empire Strikes Back’ and ‘Return of the Jedi’, to seamlessly merging practical animation and CGI in Jurassic Park and beyond. In ‘My Life in Monsters’, VICE chronicles Tippett’s legendary life work, illustrating the process behind his greatest creations, the emotional hardships of transitioning into Hollywood’s digital revolution, and completing his return-to-form, stop-motion opus with the brutal, dystopian ‘Mad God’.
Noah Baumbach, director of While We’re Young and Frances Ha, discusses inspiration, his directing approach, and what advice he would have for his 24-year-old self.
Director Steven Spielberg discusses the making of Bridge of Spies with Director Martin Scorsese.
The Dolly Zoom is a camera shot made famous in Alfred Hitchcock’s VERTIGO (1958). It was invented by cameraman Irmin Roberts to visually convey the feeling of agoraphobia by zooming in with the lens while simultaneously dollying backwards the entire camera…or vice versa.
When the Dolly Zoom shot is used in conjunction with an unsettling or emotional moment…the viewer is swept up in a visceral visual that represents the pain/confusion/anguish occurring in the story. Here are 23 classic film examples of this technique in chronological order. I’ve also included the shot before or after the Dolly Zoom so it can be seen in context of the scene…and not as just a trick shot.
READ FULL ARTICLE here: vashivisuals.com/evolution-dolly-zoom/
If you grew up watching Looney Tunes, then you know Chuck Jones, one of all-time masters of visual comedy. Normally I would talk about his ingenious framing and timing, but not today. Instead, I’d like to explore the evolution of his sensibilities as an artist.
It was one of the most memorable scenes in an entirely mind-blowing movie. A scene that played with gravity, without the use of digital effects. Today, we’re looking at the hallway showdown from Christopher Nolan’s “Inception.” […]