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Timelapse: Rain Shaft Storm in Greece

Timelapse of a thunderstorm with a massive rain shaft in the middle of the Gulf of Patras, Ionian Sea, Greece‬. A heavy downpour coming from a single thunderstorm on July 1st, 2015.

Timelapse: The Milky Way over the Temple of Poseidon

The Milky Way rises over the Temple of Poseidon, at Cape Sounio, 65km southeast of Athens, Greece, at the southernmost tip of the Attica peninsula. A Timelapse version of June’s 8, Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD by NASA) shot by Alexandros Maragos.

Phedon Papamichael ASC, GSC: A Life Behind The Lens (video)

Oscar-nominated Cinematographer Phedon Papamichael, ASC, GSC, talks about the early years, his first films, his shooting style, his collaboration with Alexander Payne, George Clooney & James Mangold, his music videos with U2, his colleagues, and more.

Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic 4K URSA Camera

Blackmagic Design today announced Blackmagic URSA, a new high end digital film camera designed to revolutionize workflow on set. Built to handle the ergonomics of large film crews as well as single person use, URSA has multiple accessories built in, including a massive 10 inch fold out on set monitor, large user upgradable Super 35 global shutter 4K image sensor and internal dual RAW and Apple ProRes recorders.
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Adobe Reveals Next Wave of Premiere Pro CC, After Effects, Speedgrade and more.

As video production workflows and requirements are constantly changing and evolving, so is Adobe Creative Cloud, with regular feature-rich releases which allow creative people to stay at the very cutting edge. Today, Adobe revealed the next major updates of Premiere Pro CC, After Effects CC, Speedgrade CC, Audition CC, Prelude CC and Media Encoder.
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Amazing aerial footage over Los Angeles including aerial timelapse

Aerial Filmworks just released their newest demo reel of amazing footage over Los Angeles. All footage created with Cineflex gyro-stabilized systems using a variety of lenses and cameras. Footage includes a unique view of the skyline and time-lapse scenes of the LAX airport.
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Chris Kenneally: The Making of “Side by Side” Documentary with Keanu Reeves

“Side by Side” Writer/Director Chris Kenneally talks about the process of making the doc, working with Keanu Reeves, gear, locations, matching schedules & more.

More than 100 Sony 4K and HD Cameras plus Infrared to cover the Super Bowl

More than 100 Sony Cameras – 4K and HD — will cover the field for this weekend’s broadcast of professional football’s championship game. FOX Sports will use six Sony 4K cameras (five F55s and one F65) to capture ultra-high resolution images for its “Super Zoom” technology, giving television viewers a crisp, clear look at close plays. Continue »

Morpheus returns in brilliant Matrix-style Kia Super Bowl Ad

Morpheus is making a comeback in Kia’s brilliant Super Bowl XLVIII Commercial for its K900 luxury sedan. The brilliant ad was directed by Carl Erik Rinsch (47 Ronin) & Colin Jeffery and DPed by Christopher Soos, CSC. Continue »

HBO’s “True Detective” Stunning Double-exposure Title Sequence

HBO's "True Detective" Title Sequence
HBO’s “True Detective” Title Sequence starring Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey was designed and directed by Antibody Creative Director Patrick Clair. Sex, religion, fire and the petrochemical apocalypse all feature heavily in this rich, symbolic rendering of the Louisiana Gulf Coast. Continue »

World’s first 50 megapixel CMOS sensor camera: The Hasselblad H5D-50c

Hasselblad- H5D-50c-Camera

Hasselblad is set to launch the world’s first 50MP medium format camera using CMOS sensor technology. The groundbreaking H5D-50c will be available in March. Continue »

How To Animate a Photo – The 2.5D (Parallax) Effect | Video Tutorial


Watch this step-by-step tutorial on how to apply the 2.5D (Parallax) Effect to your own shots. Through a process known as the parallax effect, in which single frame photos are layered to create the illusion of 3D, Joe Fellows is able to turn a static shot into a multidimensional image. Using imaging software to layer stills, Fellows transforms a simple ping pong photo into a 2.5D animation. Continue »

The 10 Most Popular Videos of 2013 on Vimeo

The 10 Most Popular Videos of 2013 on Vimeo

The 10 Most Popular Videos of 2013 on Vimeo: A Momentum special report about the most popular videos uploaded on Vimeo between January 2013 and December 2013 according to play counts, likes, comments and reactions.
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Genesis: World’s First 3D HFR Short Film (inside look)

Genesis is the world’s first 3D HFR (high frame rate) short film. Directed by Noah Shulman, Genesis tells an abstract story of the creation of the Earth through color.
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The 10 Most Popular Timelapse Videos on Vimeo (2013)

Momentum Best of the year: A special report about the most popular timelapse videos uploaded on Vimeo between January 2013 and December 2013 according to play counts, likes, comments & reactions.
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