The UltraViolet "Digital Library" film service is launching in the UK after Christmas, giving us yet another way to buy, stream and eventually download films. Only this time, you own the rights to watch them again and again, for life.
The ever-changing Turbine Hall at London's Tate Modern has been taken over by photographer Tacita Dean, who's used it as a platform to pay last respects to "this beautiful medium, which we invented 125 years ago."
Wanna know why movies are called "flicks"? It's because of the flickering light that's emitted from film projectors. Like smoking, smell-o-vision, and intermissions, it looks like 35MM films and their projectors are on their way out of the cinema.
RED has their Epic camera. Alli has their Alexa camera. And now Canon has the C300, a digital video camera that's soley intended for professional film production, promising accurate colour reproduction and awesome low and natural light performance.
Gizmodo UK's stablemate T3 magazine awarded David Attenborough their Outstanding Contribution to Technology award at the annual T3 Gadget Awards last night, for his work in the various film formats; most recently on 3D. [T3]
Filmmaking is an exorbitant, costly hobby. But with the advent of DSLR video recording, it's become much cheaper. Maybe not cheap but cheaper. And there are plenty of accessories that will help transform you into a savant. Here are five:
Here's today's depressing tweet, courtesy of the WSJ's Dennis Berman: Kodak, which historically pioneered personal photography and employs almost 20,000 people, closed at an all time low, and "is now worth $468m, or $330m less than 50-person, profitless Tumblr."
The advent of video-capable DSLRs has made it possible for more people to produce good looking videos on a tight budget. Lenses have played no small part in accomplishing that feat. Now, there's an entire kit designed for this purpose.