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PUBLIC MARKS from sbrothier with tags photography & video

This year

Meet AirDog, An Action Sports Drone For Your GoPro Camera | TechCrunch

The problem Latvian startup Helico Aerospace Industries has set out to solve is most homemade action sports videos rely on a camera, such as the GoPro, being strapped on your person or action sports equipment, providing mostly a POV shot only. But, with drone technology, it could be possible to democratise the kind of aerial videos previously the domain of expensive, professional shoots only.

2012

How To Directly Tether Your Camera To An iPad By Lee Morris | Fstoppers

Update: There is now a new way to tether your camera to the iPad that does not require jailbreaking the iPad. Check out the new video here. Are you a photographer and an iPad owner? If so, you are really going to love this. Are you a photographer who swore you would never buy an iPad because it’s just an over-sized iPod Touch? Well you are about to change your mind.

Roger Ballen directs Die Antwoord video | Photography | Agenda | Phaidon

Obviously we're big fans of photographer Roger Ballen’s dark and disturbing black and white photographs here at Phaidon. So we were pleased to get a call from him this morning telling us about this music video he's just directed for Cape Town hip hop trio, Die Antwoord. The band's music is characterised by its Zef references (Zef being South African slang for modern and trashy, with lots of knowingly discarded cultural references). Ballen of course is famous for his psychologically charged and unsettling images from South Africa of individuals marginalised from society often depicted in the setting of strange, cell-like rooms. So how did the coupling come about?

2011

Kogeto

A tiny way to capture a big world Dot puts world class panoramic capture right in your pocket - letting your iPhone 4 capture an entirely new class of video.

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Revolutionary Cinema Accessories for the Digital Filmmaker

Far Better Than 3-D: Animated GIFs That Savor A Passing Moment | Co.Design

You know how people sometimes say that jazz is the only truly American art form? Animated GIFs are like the jazz of the internet: they could only exist, and be created and appreciated, online. That said, PopTart Cat is not exactly on par with Thelonious Monk. But photographer Jamie Beck and motion graphics artist Kevin Burg may have finally found a way to elevate the animated GIF to a level approaching fine art, with their "cinemagraphs" -- elegant, subtly animated creations that are "something more than a photo but less than a video." Here's one of my favorites:

How Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg Create Their Animated GIFs - Nicholas Jackson - Technology - The Atlantic

New York City-based photographer Jamie Beck, in collaboration with Kevin Burg, a web designer with a background in video and motion graphics, has elevated the art of animated GIFs. In a post yesterday, we showcased some of Beck's collaborations with supermodel Coco Rocha. After the post was published, Beck sent us a detailed message explaining her work process, which we've reproduced in part below. You can view all of Beck and Burg's GIFs on Beck's From Me To You tumblr. They hope to launch a separate portfolio website in the next week or so.

The Ingenious “Cinemagraph” GIFs Of Jamie Beck And Kevin Burg Are A Game Changer In This Evolving Art Form | FEELguide

Just when you think GIFs have hit their ceiling of maximum ingenuity, along comes photographer Jamie Beck and motion graphics artist Kevin Burg with their absolutely phenomenal contribution to the evolving art form. My friend Gerard forwarded me John Pavlus’s FastCo Design profile of this duo and I’m still in a state of “Why didn’t I think of that?” disbelief of what these guys have done here. Beck and Burg have termed this style of GIF a “cinemagraph” — sublime little animated gems that enter the realm between photography and video. Each sublime cinemagraph requires hours of manual editing in order to inject life into them, and not one second of this hard work goes unappreciated. I can’t wait to see what these guys do next. To see more of their creations be sure to visit their Tumblr page.

The Art of the Animated GIF

Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg's animated photos turn the medium of choice for 4chan trolls into something approaching high art. You know how people sometimes say that jazz is the only truly American art form? Animated GIFs are like the jazz of the internet: they could only exist, and be created and appreciated, online.

The Art of the Animated GIF - Slashdot

"Some artists work in oils, some in pastels, some in acrylics. Photographer Jamie Beck and motion graphics artist Kevin Burg? Their medium of choice is animated GIFs.

Story Behind Those Stunning Cinematic Gifs - My Modern Metropolis

Here at theMET, we're always looking for creative projects that catch our eye. More than anything, we love posting about work that pushes boundaries, showing our audience something that has been changed, flipped or spinned into something magically different. Then, we see it as our job to find out the story behind such projects. What inspired the artist or photographer to start down that path? What do they hope others get out of their work?

Turnstyle: So Long Animated GIFs, Hello Cinemagraph

Jamie Beck & Kevin Burg have been making quite a splash this year with their "cinemagraph" technique, combining still photography and video to "unfreeze" a photo in time. The results are stunning, and show that there was more potential in the old animated .gif format than had yet been realized.

2010

Interview Magazine First Mag for Ipad | TrendLand -> Fashion Blog & Trend Magazine

Last month CondeNast announced iPad versions of 5 of their titles were being prepped,(not for Vogue and W yet!) . Interview, however, is taking the plunge. Back in February, a video demo of their iPad app ( see below) , showing the photography and text of the magazine intermixed with video and audio content.

NOKTOR - Ultra Fast Lenses - Products

With a maximum aperture of F0.95, the Noktor Hyperprime is the fastest lens designed for Micro Four Thirds cameras. At open aperture, the lens renders pictures and video with extreme shallow depth of field for a dreamy and unique aesthetic.

The Third & The Seventh on Vimeo

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A FULL-CG animated piece that tries to illustrate architecture art across a photographic point of view where main subjects are already-built spaces. Sometimes in an abstract way. Sometimes surreal.

2009

Lessons Learned Shooting with the Canon 5D Mark II :: digitalartwork – Multimedia Journalism

For the Michael Jackson Memorial piece I worked on, we decided before I left for L.A. that we would use the Canon 5D Mark II to try and push the look of the piece, and to try something new. The first thing I did, is call up a freelancer, Patrick Burke, to run sound. Patrick used to be an AC (Assistant Camera) in L.A. so he came with all the right tools, including a film slate that we used to sync audio from a Marantz PMD660 to the video footage of the 5D.

yellowBird | See the world like never before

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What does a bird have to do with the latest recording and displaying technology? Everything. Our technology is about enjoying a totally interactive 3D view. A view that reaches beyond today's standard perspective and that is experienced by viewers as if they are floating. Just like a bird soaring through the sky.

yellowBird Video Platform Puts You In the Middle, But Can It Tell a Story? - Jawbone.tv - The Evolution of Story.

Interactive video has a long way to go, but Netherlands based yellowBird and their 360 degree offering might help move it along. We, as a species, watch a lot of vids. Buckets full, really. And for the most part, we're comfortable pressing play and being spoon-fed the story. This, at least in part, explains the lukewarm reception - commercially speaking - of interactive films. Most of the 'interactivity' centers on controlling the story.

Beachtek | DXA-5D Dual XLR Adapter for DSLR Video | DXA-5D | B&H

Originally designed for the Canon 5D Mark II, Beachtek's DXA-5D two-channel XLR adapter lets you input professional-quality audio into your digital SLR when shooting video. Mounted beneath your camera or on a tripod, the DXA-5D plugs into the 3.5" mic jack on such cameras as the 5D Nikon D300s and Panasonic DMC-GH1.

le lab : Droplet : 5D et DXA -> ProRes 422

Voici un droplet que j’ai fait dans Compressor 3.5. Il permet de prendre des clips tournés avec la Canon 5D mkII et de le convertir en ProRes 422 (HQ) pour travailler dans FInal Cut Pro. Aussi, si vous avez faites votre prise de son avec l’adaptateur DXA-5D de Beachtek, ce droplet vous permettra d’enlever la fréquence (20KHz) qui désactive le contrôle automatique du gain.

iDC Photo Store - Specialty gear for the photographer

Our unique iDC Viewfinder package is a a sturdy all-aluminm bracket complete with a brand new Hoodman loupe. No flimsy glue and Velcro attachments here! The iDC Viewfinder is currently available for the Canon EOS 5D Mark II, the Canon EOS 7D, and the Nikon D300s.

Canon EOS 5D Mark II Firmware

Due in early 2010, Canon are set to release a Firmware update for the Canon EOS Mark II which will enable the recording of high definition video at 24 and 25fps after Canon received feedback from both photographers and cinematographers. The update is expected to be released in early 2010.