Film is a medium that is constantly evolving. It responds to changes in technology and to changes in society. One of the largest and most important evolutions that film has made within the last half century is the adoption and use of Computer Generated Imagery. This has allowed films to bring audiences into the story like never before, however it does not come without a price. While CGI has been a very useful tool in film in some cases it has destroyed films and made them look cheap. Either way CGI is an important part of modern day films and cinema.
Color correction and color grading are two of the most important yet least understood areas of film and video production. The color of your image is one of the most important tools to create atmosphere and environments that lead your audience through your film. Color provokes emotion and can stir up a range of feelings in your audience.
he Sony PXW-FS5 is a compact interchangeable lens, super 35mm camera. It fills the gap between its bigger brother the FS7 and its predecessor the FS700. The first thing you notice about the camera when you first pick it up is how light and compact it really is. Sony did an amazing job with with this camera when it comes to weight savings and usability on aerial platforms, and gimbals. The FS5 stripped down with the removable handgrip and top handle off fits perfectly onto a ronin M or Movi M5. Its also definitely light enough to be used as a drone camera along with the ronin on something like the DJI S1000.
Airline travel is always hectic and as a film maker or videographer traveling with your equipment can make this experience even more stressful. This is because our equipment is often overweight, oversized, or requires extra screening. Also as good as pelican cases protect cameras, drones, and all of our other equipment airline baggage handling is still a rough process for any precise or delicate equipment to handle. On top of that many TSA officials are not yet familiar with the regulations on drones, LiPo Batteries, Full sized gimbals, etc. So what is the traveling film maker supposed to do when faced with transporting expensive and often delicate equipment?
Live and stage productions are all about wowing the audience with incredible acting, detailed sets, and unbelievable light and sound effects. With such a high caliber of entertainment value how is it possible to further enhance such a production?