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Den Lennie F-Stop Academy Rotolight TestDen Lennie of F-Stop Academy posted a video comparison involving a test between a Rotolight AnovaDedo Softbox, and Kino Flo Celeb. Five months later (and without contacting Den first), Rotolight, one of the manufacturers in the test, had this review abruptly taken down by Vimeo because of supposed copyright infringement. He was then contacted directly by Rotolight days later explaining that they did not think the test was fair or representative of their product. Den responded on Facebook to express his disappointment, and Rotolight later issued a statement to give their side of the story. Here’s what has happened since. More »

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Rotolight LogoIf you’ve been following along, you already know the details, but if you need a quick refresher, head on over to the previous post. Basically, Den posted a review that included a Rotolight Anova, and they were not happy with the results, and had Vimeo take it down without first consulting with him. Now Rotolight has responded to all of the criticism with their side of the story. You can read that below. More »

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Den Lennie F-Stop AcademyThat’s exactly what happened to Den Lennie of F-Stop Academy, even though they owned all of the equipment in the review. He posted a review of the Rotolight Anova, Dedo Softbox, and Kino Flo Celeb, and while the review had been up for some time, one of those companies was not happy with the result. They issued a DMCA takedown notice to Vimeo, and the video was removed. Check out Den’s video below for the explanation: More »

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One of the more anticipated third party mount accessories is the Birger Engineering electronic Canon EF mount. Birger has been showing off this mount for quite some time (since NAB 2010 to be exact) on cameras like the Panasonic AF100 and the Sony FS100. Not only does the mount allow electronic control, but it was being designed with an optional follow focus accessory that worked with the motors inside autofocus lenses. Many have been waiting patiently since 2010 when it was first introduced, but it seems there are other factors at play in the release of the device. Den Lennie caught up with Erik Widding from Birger Engineering to discuss the delays: More »

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If you haven’t graded some RAW CinemaDNG files yet from the Blackmagic Cinema Camera, check them out here. We’ve talked quite extensively about the camera on this website, but if you’re still on the fence or you don’t quite understand what all of the hype is about, John Brawley recently gave a presentation at Sydney Institute Film Academy and went over the reasons for the camera’s existence, why it’s truly groundbreaking for its price point, and what it can do that no other camera can at this price point. We also have an audio interview that John did with Den Lennie (who we covered recently for his Duran Duran live concert video). Check out both of them embedded below. More »

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Trying to capture a musical performance in its entirety without missing anything requires serious planning and attention to detail. Den Lennie over at F-Stop Academy had the monumental task of being the Director of Photography for a live performance of Duran Duran, and rather than film the performance over a number of nights like many tour DVDs, they had just one performance and two hours to get all the material they needed. Check out some of the clips and a description of how Den accomplished this feat along with the help of director Gavin Elder and Producer James Tonkin. More »

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The FS700 has dominated much of the camera buzz in the couple of weeks heading into NAB, and with the early announcement comes early footage.  Last week we posted the official launch film that excerpted a number of test shorts shot by various DP’s with a pre-production FS700, and over the past week the full shorts have been coming on-line.  These tests by Peter Prevec, James Miller, and Den Lennie/James Tonkin, show off just what the camera can do with a variety of subjects — from dirt bike races, to samba dancers to birds flying against the sun’s light.  Throw in a balloon murdering test by Andy Shipsides and you’ve got plenty to compare and contrast: More »