October 1st, 2017 – Rik Roukens (view this newsletter online)
Welcome to filmmaker.weekly issue #13 for Sunday, Oct 1st, 2017.
As usual, Thanks so much & enjoy your Sunday!
GoPro launches it’s new and improved GoPro HERO6 with 4k 60fps, 2.7k 120 fps and 1080p 240 fps this is a great upgrade to an otherwise great camera, it didn’t stop there, GoPro claims twice the performance thanks to its new processor. It has what seems to be fantastic in-camera stabilization and some other stuff. There is, however, no mention of GoPro’s biggest culprit which is battery life, but who knows!
We’ve mentioned it a couple of newsletters back and now it is finally here. The GH5 2.0 firmware update. Nofilmschool runs you through all the new and improved features it brings with it. I’m installing it right after I send this newsletter out!
GoPro launches it’s new every seeing eye, the GoPro fusion, a 360 camera which looks to have better stitch lines than any 360 camera before it. GoPro very cleverly markets it mainly on what they call ‘over capture’ which is to take a 360 ‘flattened’ image and select normal traditional 1080p frames out of it. I’m definitely excited about that one. Although it is not something new.
New York-based video platform Vimeo has acquired Livestream, a well-known hub for hosting and managing live video feeds. The resulting offspring is called Vimeo Live. What does this mean for our fast-paced, content-driven industry? Let’s have a look.
Good Reads & Great to Watch
nofilmschool takes us through the Samyang range of lenses. What range do they have, do they differ from Rokinon, are they the same? And how good are these lenses actually?
PostPerspective gives us a rundown on how you can make the jump into 360 video without being overwhelmed. Great for it you want to get into the world of 360.
Artist Jayse Hansen specializes in designing and animating completely fake-yet-advanced-looking user interfaces, HUDs (head-up displays) and holograms for film franchises such as The Hunger Games, Star Wars, Iron Man, The Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, Spiderman: Homecoming, Big Hero 6, Ender’s Game and others.
On the side, this has led to developing untraditional, real-world, outside-the-rectangle type UIs, mainly with companies looking to have an edge in efficiency/data-storytelling and to provide a more emotional connection with all things digital.
When you’re color correcting and grading, it’s important to accurately assess your video signal. You need to know if you’re crushing the blacks in that night shot, clipping the whites in those clouds, and what exact hue and saturation that logo is. Your monitor may not be properly calibrated, so that can’t be trusted, and our eyes adapt to the image, so we can’t trust them either.
But we can trust the scopes. The scopes never lie
WHEN YOU GET HOME is a hybrid short film/commercial produced by production company 25FPS and written & directed by Ben Brand. It’s a project that wants to stretch the boundaries between commercial & film to see if it can create more depth and meaning in advertising.
This is a short film on the centenary Trans-Siberian Railway. We embarked August 2017 expecting to live a romantic long train journey, but it wasn’t only that: we enjoyed 2 weeks of absorbing and great experiences, both on the train and in the cities we visited. We departed from Moscow and stopped in Ekaterinburg, Irkutsk, Baikal Lake and Ulan-Ude, the formerly closed city in which we took the Trans-Mongolian route to UlaanBaatar to after visit the spectacular Mongolian countryside.
101 years after it was completed, the Trans-Siberian still keeps the tranquility and nostalgia of an historical ride.
Guides & Tutorials
Proxies, Proxies, Proxies, Proxies
Gear & Tech
The new Sachtler Flowtech tripod system is designed to be agile, lightweight and fast to operate. Tim Fok been using this new release already for the last couple of months to see how well it holds up. Read on for his short Sachtler Flowtech Review.
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Have an amazing week and see you next Sunday!