A Game-Changing Camera and Why We're Stoked for Tribeca and NAB [PODCAST]

In this episode of Indie Film Weekly, we're gearing up for two of the year's biggest industry events.

In advance of the huge industry trade show NAB, Lytros introduced a groundbreaking cinema camera that shoots 744 RAW megapixels at up to 300 frames-per-second. We discuss the announcement, along with what we're excited to cover at both NAB and the Tribeca Film Festival, which occur simultaneously over the next couple weeks.

We also debut our "Ask No Film School" segment with some insightful queries from our boards, and get into the Webby Award nominees, Vimeo's theatrical projection of Staff Picks in indie theaters across the country, and the results of the largest-ever census of film dialog. As always, the episode includes a rundown of the latest filmmaking tools, upcoming grant and opportunity deadlines, and indie film releases that you won't want to miss while you're busy making films. 

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No Film School articles 

Filmmaking Tools

Upcoming Deadlines: Grants & Opportunities

Upcoming Deadlines: Festivals

Film Releases



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Please consider changing the headline.

The phrase game "Game-Changing" or "game changer" is as cliche and overly used as the TV dialogue lines:
"that's on you"
"that's on me"
"...went sideways"
"...went south"

In terms of the Lytro cinema camera system, expect at least a decade if not two before something like this is a viable tool for visual story crafting. Some have noted inconsistencies in the video that raise the question, "Is this an actually working proof of concept, or a conceptual idea demo for shareholders?"

Lytro Cinema Demo: https://vimeo.com/161949709

Even if it does exist as a fully working prototype,
the data & processor requirements are ginormous for at least the next several years.

April 14, 2016 at 1:49PM, Edited April 14, 2:06PM

Daniel Reed
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Just how many "game changing" cameras have been released in the past 5 years?

April 14, 2016 at 2:05PM, Edited April 14, 2:05PM



April 14, 2016 at 2:06PM

Daniel Reed
Hat Collector

Every time someone on a filmmaking blog uses the words "game-changing" or "Price point" I want to puke.

April 15, 2016 at 6:19PM

Derek Olson