Archive for August 31, 2011

Interview on TWiT Today

 I had the pleasure to join Leo Laporte and Catherine Hall today on TWiT Photo – here is a link to that video podcast for those interested!   (Unfortunately our entire building lost power (and internet access) with just a few minutes left during the live broadcast for those wondering what happened towards the end of the show…)  Never a …

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More Timefest… and a peek at the future Kessler time lapse system

For those that want to see more behind the scenes – and a PEAK AT THE NEXT GENERATION of time lapse tools from Kessler Crane – here you go!   The new system will allow you to control focus, zoom, and iris! (along with the dolly/crane and pan/tilt head that are currently part of the existing system.)  A special …

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Timescapes and Timefest

Tom Lowe, just put up some of his footage on Vimeo of the Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas.  The footage was shot with the RED Epic and these clips are part of Tom’s upcoming film, "Timescapes."   The footage is beautiful, and I’ve got to admit to becoming slightly addicted to the dubstep artist’s work (SKRILLEX is the artist …

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Announcing the Winner of the CREATIVE LIVE Editing contest

 CHOICE – Aaron Green’s Winning Edit:

CONGRATULATIONS to Aaron Green (@AaronKGreen) for winning the edit contest from Creative Live! Aaron has won over $3,000 in gear from Redrock Micro

For those of you who haven’t been following the events that led up to this, here’s a quick recap.   A few months ago I went to …

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Oh Dear… The Viking has landed… and, uh, the Astronaut!

This sounded like such a good idea at first… but now even Gizmodo has picked up on this series of videos!   A few weeks ago Blake at Vimeo asked me to help him record some instructional videos on lenses and apertures and depth of field etc.   I told him that it’d been done SOOOO many times before… I …

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Alcatraz BTS

Alcatraz – BTS from Vincent Laforet on Vimeo.

 

It’s important to remember that being a filmmaker or photographer is both a craft and a business.   We all need to make enough money so that we can not only pay our bills, pay our employees, re-invest in our business and gear, and hopefully have a little extra to …

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Here’s a talk I nervously gave a few months ago at…



Here’s a talk I nervously gave a few months ago at ValioCon 2011.  I explain what went into producing the Adventure Series.  


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One Degree: A Canon 600mm w 2X Extender on the RED Epic

One Degree from Vincent Laforet on Vimeo.

The angle of video of a Canon 600mm f4 EF Lens with a 2X converter on a RED Epic,  is roughly one degree. (1 Degree, 45 arcminutes horizontally to be exact.) 

The focal length in terms of 35mm is more than 3400mm – not too shabby when you consider this was shot …
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3D Mic Pro and immersive audio

 First:  I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU WEAR HEADPHONES WHEN LISTENING TO THE VIDEO BELOW.  

Second: we have a discount code that you can use to get a 15% off of the "Pro" or "Indie" version of the mic (also below.) 

Mitra 3D Mic Pro from Vincent Laforet on Vimeo.

What differentiates an Indie film from a …

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In honor of Cowboys & Aliens this weekend, here are some…





In honor of Cowboys & Aliens this weekend, here are some shots of writers/producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci.  

Leica M6 – Fuji Neopan 400


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