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January 7, 2018

ABDZ Photo Challenge (It's back!): This month's hashtag #abdz_inspiring

ABDZ Photo Challenge (It’s back!): This month’s hashtag #abdz_inspiring

After getting a lot of requests we are bringing back the ABDZ Photo Challenge. For those who doesn’t know what is the ABDZ Photo Challenge. It’s a photo challenge purely for fun and somehow to help you improve your photography or mobile photography skills. After a few trials in the past, we decided to run the challenge for one month now (instead of one week like it was before). Also, the best picture for this month’s challenge will win their own starter kit from Moment including the Photo Case, a Lens, and a Nylon Wrist Strap. Let’s start this year on a high note!

ABDZ Photo Challenge (It's back!): This month's hashtag #abdz_inspiringStarter kit from Moment (Photo Case, Lens and Nylon Wrist Strap)

For this month, we are moving forward with the hashtag: –> #abdz_inspiring. This month’s challenge is all about the new year, capturing pictures of people, places and/or little things that inspire your day-to-day. From a casual Sunday to your weekly commute, take us on a ride around the World so we can explore your own vision of inspiration. We can’t wait to see you what will be creating.

Challenge Rules

  • All pictures must be submitted by February 5th, 2017
  • Each week, we will feature a series hand-picked from the submissions on Instagram
  • At the end of the ABDZ Photo Challenge, we will select the best picture who will be taking home their own starter kit from Moment (Photo Case , Lens and Nylon Wrist Strap)
  • For your pictures, use the hashtags #abdz_inspiring or/and/with #abdzphotochallenge.

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Inspiration from Eric Cheung‘s Instagram

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Jan 07, 2018

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January 7, 2018

Watch: History's Best Movie Characters from A to Z


Can you guess all of the characters that appear in this supercut?


Man, there are so many great movie characters. From admirable heroes like Rocky and Aragorn to dastardly villains like Darth Vader and The Joker, it’s so easy to get swept away by all of the fantastically complicated and beautifully multi-dimensional individuals created in the minds of history’s greatest storytellers.



If you want to test your knowledge of history’s greatest characters (or just want to sit back and appreciate those that have graced the silver screen), check out “Best Characters AtoZ,” an entertaining little supercut that is not only a lot of fun to watch, but is also a pretty good refresher of some of cinema’s most memorable heroes and villains.



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Source: NoFilmSchool

January 7, 2018

A Cinematographer's Best Friend: How to Use a Light Meter


Light meters are one of the most helpful and powerful tools that DPs have at their disposal, but how exactly do you use them?


As a cinematographer, light is your most important material for crafting your scenes, but it can be a very tricky thing to have control over. This is why it’s so important to understand how to use a light meter, a device that helps you determine proper exposure and the best light level for a particular scene. In this video from Aputure, DP Julia Swain not only explains how light meters work but also shows you how to use them when you’re trying to come up with the optimum lighting setup for a shot. Check it out below:





There are a number of different ways to measure light, including using monitors with a variety of scopes (waveform, histogram, zebra), but using light meters is a relatively quick and easy way to determine exposure to get the lighting setup your scene needs.

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Source: NoFilmSchool

January 6, 2018

5 Cuts You Should Always Have in Your Editing Arsenal


These cuts are the building blocks of editing, so knowing them is absolutely essential.


There are countless techniques you’re going to need to know as an editor, but perhaps one of the most important one you’re going to learn during your career is how to use cuts. These things are the fundamentals of continuity editing, and while a simple cut from one shot to another will more often than not be your go-to method, there are several others you should know about and master if you want to take your editing skills to the next level. Editor Justin Odisho explains and demonstrates some of them in the video below.





If you’re an experienced editor, no doubt you’ve used or at the very least heard about these cuts before. However, if you’re brand new to the game, these will definitely open new doors to your creativity.

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Source: NoFilmSchool

January 5, 2018

A Cannes Winner, Missing Children, Jon Hamm & More Trailers You May Have Missed


Staying on top of the trailer circuit is a full-time job in and of itself. We’re here to help.



Step Sisters (dir. Charles Stone III)


The world of women’s collegiate stepping receives a comedic and topical twist in the latest from Drumline director Charles Stone III. Tasked with having to teach an all-white, flighty sorority house how to step for an upcoming charity competition, an African-American student swallows her pride as she simultaneously balances team-building with proving that she’s not a sell-out to steppers of her own race. If these white girls can ace the competition (and keep away from incessant partying and in-house fighting), their instructor will receive entry into Harvard. Although I’m not sure if that’s exactly how the Harvard admissions office conducts their acceptances, it sure sets an interesting plot into motion. This feels like a thematic cross between Legally Blonde and Bring It On, and if its choreography gives off Pitch Perfect vibes, that makes sense: Step Sisters shares their choreographer, Aakomon Jones. Release Date: January 19, 2018, via Netflix

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Source: NoFilmSchool

January 5, 2018

Twitter tease indicates HTC could reveal a 4K Vive VR headset at CES

The official HTC Vive Twitter feed is teasing a New Year’s “resolution” ahead of the Vive press conference on Monday. The company may introduce a 4K version of its popular VR headset, although that is just speculation.

The post Twitter tease indicates HTC could reveal a 4K Vive VR headset at CES appeared first on Digital Trends.

Source: Digital Trends VR

January 5, 2018

5 Useful Gear Rental Insights from ShareGrid's 2017 Data


ShareGrid has analyzed its year and opened up a whole world of useful info for filmmakers.


Camera rental has long been an opaque area for information. You would hear anecdotal evidence like “Those lenses are hot,” or “those camera bodies just sit on the shelf,” but if you didn’t work in a rental house it was hard to know how much of that was stories and how much of it was actionable truth. Why does that info matter? Well, you are way more likely to get a deal on a camera or tool that isn’t super popular, and if you are thinking about rental income being part of your strategy for paying off your gear, knowing what is actually hot is worth investigating.




There is a whole host of new data available about what cameras people are actually using.




With the rental market moving out of individual houses and onto platforms, there is a whole host of new data available about what cameras people are actually using. We had a conversation with Brent Barbano at online rental platform ShareGrid about the company’s 2017 year-in-review to glean a few insights based on this information.

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Source: NoFilmSchool

January 5, 2018

Archer Farms Coffee Packaging Illustration by Tom Haugomat

Archer Farms Coffee Packaging Illustration by Tom Haugomat

Staying in the layers of projects related to packaging, we are featuring this lovely series of illustrations for Target’s renowned Archer Farms Coffee by Collins. Designed by Paris-based illustrator and art director Tom Haugomat from Messieurs Dame. Working mainly in illustration, animation and painting; you should definitely follow his Behance for the latest work. I would also add that the graphic design was done by Jules Tardy and Flora Chan, all the skillsets together for a beautiful and easy to ready packaging design.

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  • Learn more about Tom Haugomat via his Tumblr
  • Follow Tom’s work on Behance

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Jan 05, 2018

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January 4, 2018

Tiny flat lenses just graduated to full color (and soon, use outside the lab)

A group of Harvard researchers developed a flat lens that works for full-color images and has already licensed the tech for commercial use. Earlier research showed promise for use in tiny cameras, but couldn’t capture color.

The post Tiny flat lenses just graduated to full color (and soon, use outside the lab) appeared first on Digital Trends.

Source: Digital Trends VR

January 4, 2018

Neo-noir-inspired Conceptual Illustrations by Tony Skeor

Neo-noir-inspired Conceptual Illustrations by Tony Skeor

I would personally never get enough of everything related to neo-noir-inspired culture. Last year, we had the chance to explore that genre again with movies like Blade Runner 2049 and Ghost in the Shell. So it was obligatory to share the conceptual work of Tony Skier who is a concept artist based in Kyiv, Ukraine. His work is a mixture of different tools from Adobe Photoshop, Brush, After Effects and more, definitely check him out via his ArtStation Profile.

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Jan 04, 2018

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