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The Kish Optics lenses for the Digital Bolex D16 were unveiled not too long ago, and they are designed to be as inexpensive and sharp as possible for the new camera. The way the team is accomplishing that feat is by making them fixed focal length and fixed f-stop lenses (10mm, 18mm, and 38mm f/4). So […]
Whither the future of the Mac as a superior creative platform?
Today is finally the last day of 2013! So many great moments, memories, and films have been made in independent cinema this year — some of which you might have missed. To celebrate, the NFS staff has shared their top picks for the best 2013 indie films that you might not have seen — or […]
Remember the Digital Bolex? Despite the fact that most of the camera buzz has been around Blackmagic and Canon (with the RAW video hack of the 5D) for the past month or so, Joe and Elle have just kept on with bringing their vision for the Digital Bolex D16 to fruition. While the final design […]
What good is a camera without lenses, especially those designed specifically to take advantage of the format? Digital Bolex has settled on the final design for the body of their D16 camera, which has a Kodak Super 16mm-sized sensor, but they’ve been in development on some low-cost but extremely sharp lenses to go along with […]
It’s been quite a while since we’ve written about it in-depth (March, actually), but the Digital Bolex project has undergone some minor changes since the success of its Kickstarter campaign. The Digital Bolex, if you haven’t heard of it before, is very similar in concept to the Blackmagic Cinema Camera. Take an off-the-shelf sensor, make […]
We’ve already talked about the death of Flash on this site, and even Adobe’s efforts to help people transition with their Flash to HTML5 conversion tool. Adobe said they were going to be releasing one more update for Flash at the end of 2011, but it’s clear now after a recent announcement that it’s the […]
In case you missed it, 2011 is not only the year that the predominant acquisition medium for motion pictures, celluloid, died — it is also the year that Flash video, the predominant distribution medium for internet video, bit the dust. Yes, film and flash will be around for years, but active development on both are […]
At the same MAX conference where they announced Creative Cloud, Adobe also demonstrated not one but six new touch apps for tablet interfaces. These $9.99 programs, along with a $60/year Carousel photo storage/sharing service, include “anytime, anywhere” apps that allow for image editing, sketching, “ideation,” mood boards, website/mobile prototyping, and presenting finished work. The apps […]
Adobe today announced Creative Suite 5.5, a mid-cycle upgrade to CS5 that introduces significant new features to the video programs, adds mobile-based publishing and program extensions, and offers a new subscription payment model that eliminates the sticker shock of purchasing the full suite.
In the ongoing battle between Adobe and Apple, Flash has arguably been the central point of contention. You know the story — Apple banned Flash from all iOS devices, Adobe promised to build a converter app, Apple banned that, Adobe abandoned the porting as a result, Apple recanted, and now… Adobe has finally released a […]
With yesterday’s announcement of the iMovie-touting iPad 2, it’s worth thinking about what impact the iPad has had to date for filmakers. According to Steve Jobs, the iPad 1 sold more units than every Tablet PC ever made — in just 9 months. With 15 million iPads currently in circulation and over $2 billion paid […]
Last week the New York Times reported that the CEOs of Microsoft and Adobe met secretly to discuss a possible partnership between the two software giants. Rumors have been flying since then about a possible Microsoft purchase of Adobe. The tensions between Adobe and Apple have been well chronicled here at NoFilmSchool, and such a […]
Adobe releases CS5 with nVidia GPU acceleration, blowing the performance of Apple’s Final Cut Pro out of the water. Apple releases new Mac Pros and leaves out nVidia GPUs. Coincidence?
As transmedia pioneer Lance Weiler recently wrote in the pages of Filmmaker, mobile devices “offer opportunities for filmmakers to reach audiences directly, with little to no intervention from middlemen. While the selling of a film on iTunes requires a filmmaker to go through one or maybe two aggregators, it is possible to go direct to […]
I was at a rental house checking out $500k of video equipment (not for my own project — I wish) when Apple announced the iPhone 4 yesterday, so I forgot it was the day I was supposed to figure out whether my next editing machine was going to be a Mac or a Hac. When […]
Most of us use both Adobe and Apple products — most commonly Adobe Photoshop and Apple Final Cut, I’m guessing. With the ongoing feud between the two companies reaching a joke T-shirt-spawning level, however, it’s nice to know that their respective NLE programs still talk to each other (thanks to standards-based XML files). Since CS4, […]
The DSLR-shot season finale of House in full. Shot on a 5d Mark II.
Here’s a student project I shot and edited sophomore year at Middlebury College. It’s a music video for an off-the-wall, hilarious, energetic song recorded by my freakishly gifted freshman year roommate, Ben Campbell. The talented and versatile Damian Washington (another dorm-mate of mine) makes an appearance in the video; you’ll be seeing a lot more […]