I like this cute little short film by Simon Taylor called Taking Pictures.
"We spent two weeks searching for the best lighting conditions that could accurately and artistically represent the Son Brull hotel. For this project we decided to acquire the majority of the shots with the Quicklapse technique, shooting at 8K 12bit raw in order to get the highest image quality available to date. We used Hasselblad and Nikon lenses. The final piece was mastered and delivered in 4K resolution."
The folks at filmspektakel created this amazing timelapse from Austria. Head over to vimeo to see the details of the video. I think the sound design is almost as remarkable as the timelpase itself. In fact most good films and videos have great sound. Getting good sound is half the battle.
Filmspektakel describes this timelapse as follows: "The scenery of our home country Austria is beyond compare. We live in the heart of Europe where we have a spectacular combination of cultural and natural attractions. No matter what time of year, Austria will welcome you with „Schmäh“ and „Gemütlichkeit“. We hope you enjoy this glimpse into the atmosphere of Austria’s cities and landscapes. By the way: The voice-over is original footage of Felix Baumgartner's stratos mission in 2012. Technical Details: After 2 years (2013-2015) of filming in the whole country, we gathered about 600 time-lapse clips, which is about 5TB of raw footage. Produced by: Thomas Pöcksteiner // Peter Jablonowski"
As photographers there is so much to be learned from this!
One of my favorites is his analysis of Michael Bay's films:
I suggest you to head over to his youtube channel Every Frame A Painting because there is a goldmine of knowledge there.
Also if you want to learn more about Tony himself he did an AMA here.
Here is an hour long video about 4k and it that relates to photography from BandH.
I love that this Fuji Instax / Polaroid thing is making a big comeback. Check out the sales rank of this product on Amazon. It's remarkable! It's number one in Cameras and Photo and number 10 overall in electronics as of this post. Also check out the Lomo Instant. Mine just arrived the other day and it's super fun.
According to Creed O’Hanlon:
"In the past 10 months we have seen a 75% increase in the 18-25 demographic, with teenagers turning their backs on digital for something more tangible. Over the past six months, we have doubled the volume of films we sell and refurbished more than 30,000 classic Polaroid cameras. Next year, we expect these numbers to double."
Speaking of lo-fi photos, check out this article in the New York Times:
Someone has posted this lovely documentary about Henri Cartier Bresson. Bresson is undoubtedly one of the masters of photography and this revealing documentary is absolutely fascinating. He was a master of the decisive moment.
Also speaking of the decisive moment, this actually might just be an artifact of the past. Consider the notion that in the future your video camera will shoot such high resolution imagery that you could just record a long scene and then scroll back frame by frame to pick out the decisive moment! Kevin Kelly posted about this idea recently. He calls it the decisive hour. The main idea is that the distinction between cinema and stills is already gone.