Two big cities, New York and LA get new street lighting. They plan to change current streetlight bulbs (red light) with newer (energy-saving) LED lights (blue light). LED lights can last around 20 years and you need to replacing them every six years. This change will also occur filmmakers and cinematographers from USA. This change also came along with new digital technology. It will be totally new and different experience with color correction tool set.
New mirrorless camera coming…soon…in february. Do I need it? I am not sure. Maybe. Price will be around 2800 euros. The camera will look, more or less, like GH3. From hdwarrior.co.uk I heard 7 February is the day for announcement. One of the big advantage of this camera is good electronic viewfinder.
What is new?
- Price around 2000$
- Mini-HDMI port
- 16mp (it is enough)
- 21mm OLED viewfinder
- 4:2:2 10/8bit output
- XLR adaptor
coming from Sony this year. Sony A9 and A9R. Good info is that this camera will be cheap if you compare it with similar models. This is only the rumor. This info is from Japanese magazine. Be ready for 35mm full frame.
- 54 MP Full Frame Exmor CMOS Sensor
- Dual BIONZ X Image Processor
- Dual memory card slots
H5 Handy Recorder – Zoom
New handy (field) recorder, in the range below Zoom H6 and above H4N. Zoom H5 has very similar technical specifications as the H6, and it is a kind of smaller version. The price will be very good. I think little more then 300$.
Zoom H5 has black and white screen. External SD cards is the record option.
+ brand-new XY stereo microphone
Vincent Laforet present new camera rig stabilizer called “Movi”. The MōVI is product from Freefly Systems.
Stabilization is very important to film-making process. Future camera movement. You can read more: http://blog.vincentlaforet.com/2013/04/04/movi-a-revolutionary-handheld-stabilized-system-takes-flight
New Nikon COOLPIX S6500 is the budget and compact long-zoom camera. New item: wifi. And good price for this range of cameras. You must pay for this compact beauty: $220.
This is the camera specifications:
- 16MP CMOS Image Sensor
- 3.0″ HVGA LCD
- 12x NIKKOR 25-300mm (35mm Equiv) Lens
- Vibration Reduction Image Stabilization
- Built-In Wi-Fi
- 7fps Continuous Shooting
- Capture Full HD 1080p Video
- Subject Tracking, Motion Detection
- Smart Portrait System
- 20 Scene Modes
If you want to buy new Huawei mobile phone in Europe in spring for 400€ with 13 mega pixel camera, maybe model “Huawei Ascend P2” is the right for you. If you do not know, Huawei is Chinese manufacturer’s smartphone company. This are the characteristics of the phone:
- 1GB RAM
- Quad-core 1.5GHz processor
- 1280 x 720 display
- 13 MP camera
- 2420 mAh battery
- 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera
- 4.7 inches display
- 20% less power because handset’s display technology
Theodore Bouloukos is a New York-based actor and writer, whose performance work is divided equally between principal roles in independent narrative cinema (premiering at Sundance, SXSW, Rotterdam, Berlin, Strasbourg, among myriad festivals around the world), and numerous projects in video, painting and photography, live-performance and tableaux vivants that have been internationally exhibited at festivals, museums and galleries, including the Venice Biennale, Documenta, Performa, Art Basel and Art Basel Miami. An alumnus of The Albany Academy and Columbia University, he is also a writer, who co-wrote Hiding My Candy (Pocket Books/Simon & Schuster), and has contributed pieces to various national publications. He serves as the New York correspondent for The Vienna Review (Austria), and writes cultural criticism on his blog, I, Theodore.
It is always useful to have some good compact camera for location preparation shooting. One new model came from Olympus: Olympus XZ-10. It has announced in USA. What is important, it can record 1080p Full HD movies with stereo sound, very lightweight and 12mp resolution. Price will be US$400 and color only black.
- 1/2.3″ CMOS 12MP back-illuminated sensor
- 5x optical zoom with 26-130mm f/1.8-2.7 lens
- Weight (including battery and memory card): 221 g
- 35 focus points
- Touch AF shutter
- 3″ touchscreen LCD
- Full HD video
- RAW + JPEG
- 5x Optical Zoom
This is the program of 19th Annual Slamdance Film Festival.
This is is the official page for the feature and shorts: http://slamdance.com/SLAMDANCE-FILM-FESTIVAL-ANNOUNCES-2013-GLOBAL-SHORTS-NEW-BEYOND
NARRATIVE FEATURE COMPETITION PROGRAM
The Narrative Competition is comprised of American and International productions. All 12 films are feature directorial debuts with budgets of less than $1 million, and were programmed entirely from blind submissions.
Best Friends Forever
Director: Brea Grant, Screenwriters: Brea Grant, Vera Miao
(USA) World Premiere
Harriet and Reba hit the road in this darkly comedic apocalypse tale that explores the boundaries of friendship, the danger of hipsters, and nuclear fallout.
Cast: Brea Grant, Vera Miao, Sean Maher, Glen Powell, Kit Williamson, Alex Berg, Alex Fernie, Stacey Storey
Director and screenwriter: Neil Drumming
(USA) World Premiere
A lively drama that captures members of a once-promising hip-hop group, now in their late 30′s, as they struggle with regret, disappointment, and change on Election Night 2008.
Cast: Darien Sills-Evans, Dorian Missick, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Yaya Alafia, Zachary Booth, Amir Arison, Jean Grae
The Court of Shards
Director and screenwriter: Jan Eilhardt
(Germany) World Premiere
In this experimental narrative, two disabled women fight in their own way to maintain their independent loves and lives against an overpoweringly caring family.
Cast: Caroline Fricke, Silvia Giehle, Natalia Bondar, Frank Hoffmann, Doris Egbring-Kahn