REMUS SharkCam: The hunter and the hunted from Woods Hole Oceanographic Inst. on Vimeo.

In 2013, a team from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution took a specially equipped REMUS “SharkCam” underwater vehicle to Guadalupe Island in Mexico to film great white sharks in the wild. They captured more than they bargained for.

Daniel Grey Showreel 2014 from Daniel Grey on Vimeo.

Christmas Day last year an email arrived. 12 countries and three months later I was back in Australia with a lot of crazy experiences spinning through my head. Now I’ve adjusted back into the real world shooting and working at AFTRS. I was asked to complete a reel for a cinematography job and watching footage from the show was so amazing. It reminded me of the crazy times I had with the crew and how much I learned from them. but most of this reel is documentary style, natural light and handheld. A small amount of stabilization, re-framing and grading was done in post. All edits and grades were done by me.

Music is a spankin track by Lucian Blomkamp a rising producer from Melbourne in Aus. The song is called You & Me Featuring Rosebud Leach. You can buy it here, please do. The song is featured here with permission of the artist and here is a link to his facebook

A lot of the camerawork in this reel is from the show. If you’re interested in seeing the show and more of the shots. You can find details here

Sony FS700
Canon 5Dmkiii
BlackMagic Pocket
Digital Bolex
Panasonic GH4
& GoPro Hero :)

A big thanks goes to the crew of Peeta Planet and my family who supported me through this year. I’m 35 now but I’ve grown more in the past 6 months than I have in the previous 6 years. Thank god because I can’t stay a kid my whole life, I’ve got responsibilities. Peyman, Mohommed, Mark, Mike, MJ and Sibel. Thankyou so much for you support and guidance. To my family. I love you.

#showreel #danielgrey #digitalbolex #canon5D #PanasonicGH4 #goprohero #fs700 #canon5dmkiii #peetaplanet #slomo #costarica #rome #rio #santiago #manilla #jeepney #pontetowers #athens #mumbai #dubai #vatican #langham

Phedon Papamichael ASC, GSC: A Life Behind The Lens from Alexandros Maragos on Vimeo.

In this Cinematography Profile, Oscar-nominated Cinematographer Phedon Papamichael, ASC, GSC, talks about the early years, his first films, his shooting style, his collaboration with Alexander Payne, George Clooney & James Mangold, his music videos with U2, his colleagues, and more.


Interview / editing: Alexandros Maragos

The Spielberg Oner - One Scene, One Shot from Tony Zhou on Vimeo.

One overlooked aspect of Spielberg is that he’s actually a stealth master of the long take. From Duel to Tintin, for forty years, he has sneakily filmed many scenes in a single continuous shot.

As always, this video is for educational purposes only.

If you’d like to see the original footage from the films, here they are:
Eight lengthy examples:
Twelve short examples:

PortaRail Collapsable Dolly/Slider Rail System from RigWheels on Vimeo.

When you’re working with a dolly or slider system having a solid platform is one of the most import factors in getting great results. PortaRail delivers solid and accurate performance that you can scale to any length you need, and still be able to fit into your car.

Sections are 40″ (1 meter) long and are screwed together seamlessly via threaded connectors. These rails are machined from high grade 6061 aluminum which is much stronger than architectural aluminum that is sometimes used for similar applications. This stronger material provides much more rigidity which means a more solid system with very little flex. At 80″ the rails have less than 1/8″ of flex with a 40 pound load placed at the center.

Each section of PortaRail goes through a 6 step machining and finishing process to make them straight enough and round enough for precision camera movement. 4 sections total give you 80” of track per side which is typical for most setups but you can add as many sections as you need for longer shots.

PortaRail of course works great with our dolly and silider systems but it can also be used with systems from many other manufacturers. The outside diameter or PortaRail is 1.65″ (41.9mm) This is about the same size as “grip-pipe” or “speed-rail” which many suspended and ground rail systems are designed to work on. Some ground-rail systems use delicate tube and connectors that are easily damaged. The PortaRail system is strong and ridged and won’t be ruined by a false step. If you love your rail based system but wish it were stronger or easier to transport, PortRail is the solution.

When using PortaRail with our Universal End Brackets you get even more flexibility by being able to change the width of the pipe to match the camera carriage that you’re using and if you’re making long runs you can use our support brackets to add more stability.

At RigWheels we love creating common-sense practical solutions for everyday production needs. Transporting long pipe and tube has always been difficult when you don’t have a grip department at your disposal and we’re happy to share this great solution with you.

Universal Rail Brackets from RigWheels from RigWheels on Vimeo.

2 years of kicking around design ideas and prototypes have gone into the design of these Rail Brackets. A simple concept on the surface however, one of the rules we live by is that our parts have to be multipurpose and multifunctional. Every bracket we have seen in the marketplace is proprietary in function (a few allow for different sizes of pipe). We wanted to produce a bracket that is truly “universal” and believe we have threaded the needle between function, design and price.
These brackets are universal in BOTH width and pipe size so they can be used with virtually any suspended rail type slider/dolly on the market. You can use pipe with an outside diameter between 1″ (24mm) and 2″ (50mm). You can also use square/rectangular rails up to 1-3/4″
The useable distance between the rails (center to center) is adjustable from 5″ to 21.5″ with the 3 different lengths of cross-bars we stock. You can also use full or half-strut widely available at hardware stores to make custom lengths.
We also wanted the brackets to be versatile in how you can attach them to stands & tripods. Most options on the market require that you mount your system to baby or junior light stands and in our experience this is not ideal. You can of course do that with our system but we give you some other great options for mounting that are MORE stable than just using a single light stand on each end. (see video above)
One order includes 2 pieces (both ends of the track)
13″ Cross Bars are the correct size for MicroWheels Carriages 1, 2 & 3
18″ Cross Bars are the correct size for the RailDolly Configurations.

Wooden Camera Cage Review from Caleb Pike on Vimeo.

I’ve had the opportunity to work with one of the new Wooden Camera quick cages over the past several weeks and put together a review for you guys. while these cages aren’t cheap, I can’t recommend them enough.

Links and more info here:

Marty Knapp - Portrait of a Photographer from Vertical Online on Vimeo.

This short profile film on Marty Knapp is a personal project. Marty has been photographing the landscapes of Northern California and the surrounding areas near Point Reyes for over 25 years. His work portrays the coastal wilderness area in the classic manner of the great American landscape photographer.

Director: Logan Kelsey

Camera: RED Scarlet-X
Editing: Final Cut Pro X
Film Stock Emulator: FilmConvert

Music composed and scored by: Dexter Britain

Construct GTC Teaser from Kevin Margo on Vimeo.

CONSTRUCT is a Sci-Fi short film advancing the art of filmmaking, VFX and virtual production.

This teaser was presented as part of a tech demo at Nvidia’s GTC conference March 25, 2014. This is a work in progress intended to illustrate recent advancements in graphics hardware and software capabilities.

Watch how we’re pioneering new filmmaking and virtual production workflows.

Special thanks to Chaos Group, NVIDIA, Boxx, OptiTrack, iTooSoft, Just Cause Entertainment and the AMAZINGLY TALENTED team of artists, actors and stunt performers who’ve supported this project.

1. Rendered using V-Ray RT GPU 3.0 for 3ds Max
2. Rendered with NVIDIA K6000s and K40s on 3DBOXX 4920 GPU Edition
3. Typical video RAM usage 6-7GB
4. Typical render time 5-10 minutes (DOF and motion blur are all rendered in camera)

CONSTRUCT in its entirety is coming soon…

For more info:

Light Echoes from ben tricklebank on Vimeo.

Traces of light are broadcast onto landscapes by a moving laser aboard a train. In Light Echoes, we collapse time and space into images which document the historical pulses of data in the form of light reflecting off earth and matter.

This is the first expression of an ongoing series.

Created by Aaron Koblin & Ben Tricklebank
Music by Shigeto - “Detroit Part 1” from the album “No Better Time Than Now”
Photography: Ben Tricklebank
Technical Director: Gustavo Huber
Production Company - Tool of North America
President - Brian Latt
Executive Producer - Oliver Fuselier
Executive Producer - Danielle Peretz
Producer - Kelly Christensen
Camera operator - Robert Smathers
Assistant Camera - Jason Gonzalez
Digital Imaging Technician - Sherry Miranda
C Camera Operator - Beatrice Copeland
Laser Technician - Chris Stuart
Editor - Anders Hoffmann
Colorist - Loren White
Locations - Filmore & Western Railway
Dave WIlkinson
Andy Wilkinson
Julie Latshaw
Ray Morquecho
Jared Bissen

Special thanks to Doug Aitken, Molly Logan, Chris Totushek, Barry Threw.