Sarah Adina Smith's "Midnight Swim" For any filmmaker, switching genres between movies is always a tough task. But Sarah Adina Smith decided to switch between genres three times in the same film. "Midnight Swim" takes viewers from a faux documentary to a surreal thriller and then to a sweeping cinematic feature, all in the space of a single film. ...Read More »
Mingis on Tech: Mac guy becomes a Dell dude; wireless charging and the iPhone By IDG.TV Dell's XPS 15 9550 Touch laptop wins kudos from Computerworld Editor in Chief Scot Finnie. And what about those reports that Apple's iPhone may soon get wireless charging capabilities? ...Read More »
Why the Surface Pro 4 beats the iPad Pro in the enterprise By IDG.TV CIO.com's Sarah White pits the Surface Pro 4 vs. the iPad Pro to see which device offers the functionality business users need. ...Read More »
Improved comments come to Google Apps on mobile By IDG.TV Google added new commenting features to its mobile productivity apps for iOS and Android Wednesday. ...Read More »
Apple iPhone sales stall. What's going on? By IDG.TV Apple sold 74.8 million iPhones in the last three months of 2015 -- a record, but its the slowest iPhone growth yet, so whats going on? ...Read More »
Perfecting Produce There is nothing quite like the challenge of color correcting a food commercial. All of those beautiful food spots you see every day take a skilled hand and a huge amount of work to look that good. And Florida's Indie Atlantic are experts at it. Which is why the foodstore giant Publix used Indie Atlantic Films for its new "At Season's Peak" ad campaign. And to get the look that Publix wanted, Indie Atlantic used DaVinci Resolve. ...Read More »
Tennyson Tanner's Badger Pursuit Vehicle and Blackmagic Cameras Tennyson Tanner is an Illinois-based production company that handles a wide range of films, commercials, music videos and promotional videos. One of the most action-packed productions they work on is for a series of public service announcements (PSAs) for the state of Illinois called "Driving Dead." The series shows a post-zombie apocalypse world with the heroes escaping and surviving using a variety of armored cars. Lots of car chases, car battles and cars driving around and through things. Tennyson Tanner created the "Badger" to help film the popular "Driving Dead" YouTube series, as well as for the company's many other productions. The vehicle is half rock crawler and half camera car, and uses Blackmagic Production Camera 4Ks to capture action while traveling up to 30 MPH. ...Read More »
Origin PC Sentinel lets you remotely control your PC's fans and lights By IDG.TV Origin PC's new Sentinel app lets you monitor your PC's health from your Android or iOS device and even change fan speeds and more importantly: the LED colors. ...Read More »
Parachute Creates a Legendary Ballgame in an Empty Stadium for Chrysler with Blackmagic Fusion Studio When Miguel Cabrera swings the bat, there's usually a stadium full of screaming fans around him. However, for Chrysler's "Miggy at the Bat" commercial, the stands were empty. The commercial celebrating the 2015 Chrysler 200 centered on Cabrera in an updated "Casey at the Bat" tale and featured the legendary showdown between batter and pitcher. In reality, Cabrera and the pitcher were worlds apart, in Detroit and Los Angeles, surrounded by green screens and needed NYC's Parachute to create the scenery and game around the players. The Parachute team, led by founder Sam O'Hare, created the spot by building a stadium and providing the setting for the infamous strike out (and later, added comeback.) Using different software for various components to build the stadium, Parachute relied on Blackmagic Design's advanced visual effects (VFX) and motion graphics solution, Fusion Studio, to bring everything together. ...Read More »
Hands-on: Livestream's Movi video camera takes multiple angles from one, big 4K video stream By IDG.TV Livestream's first handheld video camera, the Movi uses a single lens and an innovative iOS app to make one 4K video stream look like up to nine different shots. You can select close-ups and different cuts easily, resulting in surprisingly slick-looking footage. ...Read More »
No Deadline Too Close, No Grade Too Much: Atlanta's Bed Head Media and DaVinci Resolve Phil Stevens and his colleagues at Bed Head Media are some of the hardest working media professionals in Atlanta. You have to be when you handle everything from commercial cinematography, short films, live event coverage, motion graphics, documentaries, corporate videography and a variety of church testimonial and website videos. Their work includes commercials for huge brands such as Home Depot and AutoZone, as well as award winning short films and documentaries. ...Read More »
Apple in 2015: The good, the bad, and the ugly By IDG.TV The world's biggest tech company had an equally huge year, from major wins like the iPhone 6s and Apple TV to head-scratchers like the iPad Pro and a secret car. ...Read More »
Red Flight Pictures Capture Poetry in Motion with Blackmagic Design Cameras and DaVinci Resolve Poetry in motion has a different meaning when it comes to Red Flight Pictures. The independent film production company recently teamed up with poet Tyler Knott Gregson to translate his poetry into a short film. Lead by Kyle Thompson, executive producer, the Red Flight Pictures team wanted to provide a visual format for Gregson's poems to support some of the poet's charity work. Red Flight Pictures interpreted Gregson's poem to tell the story of a young girl in a coma who's trying to escape her own state of mind. Isolated from others' help, she must be her own savior. Yet to do that she has call up her courageousness and ferocity, and let go of self doubt. To best capture the poem's sentiment and visually depict the internal struggle and solitude, Red Flight Pictures turned to the Blackmagic Cinema Camera and Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera. ...Read More »
Drones and the Future of Filmmaking By dronebuilders.co.uk America's Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) first allowed film and television production companies to film footage with drones in 2014. Prior to the FAA providing this authorisation, American filmmakers had to travel to Europe, Canada, or elsewhere to fulfil their drone filming requirements. Since 2014, the FAA has approved the use of drones for more than 200 companies and individuals. The decision to allow drones to be used for filmmaking purposes in the Unites States is great news for the movie and television industry for a number of reasons. ...Read More »
To Be Funny: 100 Years of Buster Keaton Buster Keaton is a film legend. April 2017 marks 100 years since he first stepped onto the silver screen, His comedy and physical stunts still stun audiences, leaving them wondering just how in the world he did them. In the film "To Be Funny," New York based production company +Merge Creative Media delves into Buster Keaton's legacy and finds out why the film master still has a fanatical following in 2015. To do this, cinematographers Gavin Rosenberg and Chad Gardella have been relying on Blackmagic Design's Pocket Cinema Cameras for principal photography and have been grading the film in DaVinci Resolve Studio. ...Read More »
MoblieSmith is a platform for creating native applications for iOS and Android By IDG.TV MobileSmith is an enterprise-class mobile app development platform that enables organizations to rapidly create, deploy, and manage custom, native apps for iPhone, iPad, and Android smartphones without writing a line of code. Drew Ramsey, Product Director explains more. ...Read More »
MobileSmith By IDG.TV MobileSmith is an enterprise-class mobile app development platform that enables organizations to rapidly create, deploy, and manage custom, native apps for iPhone, iPad, and Android smartphones without writing a line of code. Drew Ramsey, Product Director explains more. ...Read More »
Chat Center By IDG.TV CEO and founder Keith Teare explains the mission of Chat Center. This is a solution for any business or developer to provide instant communications to customers, users, employees and other stakeholders. Chat Center is a Cloud Service - enabling Chat Names that can be expressed as URLs. It is also an iOS App (web and android coming soon) enabling a Chat Center user to receive inbound chats on their smartphone from customers who Click to Chat from a web or email link. ...Read More »
Hands-on with the new Apple gear By IDG.TV Check out the new iPhone 6s, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, and Apple TV. ...Read More »
Apple iPhone 3D Touch adds pressure sensitivity By IDG.TV The iPhone 6S and 6S Plus will go on sale September 25. ...Read More »
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