Amazon.com: DJI Phantom Aerial UAV Drone Quadcopter for GoPro.
Okay, “drone”? We need to have a conversation about remote-controlled helicopters, quadcopters … and what constitutes a real ‘drone.’ Some online nincompoops are pointing to this and trying to raise unreasoning fears. I’m thinking about renting/buying one at some point, to add to my video capabilities. Movie companies have used these things for years, without being called ‘drone operators’.
Knee-jerking over ‘drones’ is getting ridiculous. The media needs to stop it. It’s the cheapest, silliest form of publicity.
Youtube: “Harrison Ford Angrily Points At Stuff” Supercut.
Youtube: Malawi Mouse Boys.
When they’re not making music, they sell mouse kebabs by the side of the road.
Youtube: The English Patient soundtrack.
Not available except on disc, so being able to find it in a listenable format was a treat.
Zoom H6 Handy Recorder.
Oooooooh. Audio has been, and remains, DSLR video’s biggest weakness (besides shutter-roll). It’s the aspect of videography that pro photographers, trying to climb on the motion graphics bandwagon ‘just because our cameras do it, and clients want it’, should spend the most time learning from audio pros. Yet they continue to learn the hard way, actually selling what we in the business would classify as unusable …
Youtube: “From One Second To The Next” Documentary - It Can Wait.
Herzog’s anti-text documentary. Much better than the shorts, IMHO. Editing and pacing is near-impeccable.
Youtube: Audi RS 6 TV-Spot - “Perfect Fit”.
Vimeo: The Magnetist.
I used to think audiophile reel-to-reel tapedecks were so futuristic ...
Return of the Cafe Racers: Stories of Bike video series.
Vimeo: Bodie - From the Sky.
The ‘latest thing’ used to be stop-action video. Now, we’re going to get doused in drone videos. Needs more dynamic, twisting view shots.
Vimeo: Fear of Flying.
Vimeo: Experiments in Speed.
Vimeo: The Coffinmaker.
Youtube: Bear safety video.
Something about her performance makes *me* want to bite her, to get her to stop.
Guardian.UK: Rare footage shows Franklin D Roosevelt using wheelchair.
Can’t help but think such an effort to conceal the truth from Americans on the part of politicians and the news services would be met today with an avalanche of conspiracy-outrage. Someone, somewhere, will come up with the old chestnut, “If they could conceal that then, what are they concealing now?”
Youtube: David Coulthard drives Jim Clark’s Lotus 25.
Great video. Even better, because they gathered the original mechanics.
Vimeo: 3 hours in a helicopter flying around Southern New Zealand.
Eight minutes of amazing footage. However, I kept waiting to hear Aragorn yell, ‘The beacons are lit!”
Instagram Blog: Video on Instagram.
Yet they’re using Vimeo to introduce it?
Coyote Crossing: Driving through Arches with Ed Abbey.
For fellow-fans of Cactus Ed.
Gizmodo: Zoom’s New H6 Audio Recorder Will Make Any DSLR Filmmaker Salivate.
Well, well. An option for dual XLRs. Someone’s thinking.
Youtube: Laura Welsh - Cold Front.
Wow. Probably NSFW. Must’ve been both fun and maddening to edit this sucker. Love the shadow play.
Collectors Weekly: Documentary Will Reveal Why You Should Care About Stamps.
I used to adore stamps when I was a kid. Those and coins. Hated the taste of those little tabs you used to attach ‘em to collector books.
Rolling Stone: Alice Cooper Pays Homage to the Guitar Skills of Jeff Beck, George Harrison.
DP Review: Magic Lantern enables Canon 50D raw video output.
No audio, however. Might be a sliver of a reason to keep my old 50D around, but I’m leaning towards trading it for a full-frame 5D as a backup. Enough with the EF-S lenses.