Art of Video

Easy Bokeh Backgrounds

Easy Bokeh Backgrounds

Bokeh circles are formed from points of light. These circles are often lights in teh distance. By using a shallow depth-of-field or wide aperture of yuor lens, the points of light become circles. A long lens increases this effect. The final factor is focus distance....

The Simpsons Quarantine Couch Gag

The Simpsons Quarantine Couch Gag

The opening couch gags are an essential element of The Simpson's 31-season TV show. This is the first couch gag to acknowledge we're all spending more couch time that pre-corona virus. To escape their reality, all of the Simpson family members are wearing VR headsets...

Photographer of the Year

Photographer of the Year

The Societies of Photographers is a group of UK photo organizations. The Society has awarded Dr Fong Chan Onn from Malaysia the prestigious Photographer of the Year 2019 award. Dr Fong Chan Onn, a former cabinet minister in Malaysia, is 76 years old. His photo depicts...

Film Is Back

What do these films have in common? Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Marriage Story The Irishman Little Women The Lighthouse Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Ad Astra Apollo 11 Uncut Gems The answer, as you guessed, is that they were all shot in film rather than digital...

Instant Replay 115 Cameras

Instant Replay 115 Cameras

At Sunday's Super Bowl in Atlanta, CBS Sports has 115 cameras, including three SkyCams flying through the air, and 28 others squeezed into the pylons marking the edges of the end zones. As CBS's Ken Aagaard said "You get these definitive shots right here on the...

Photography and You

Photography and You

Last year alone the estimate is that people took 1.2 trillion photos. A lot of them were selfies. These are different from other photos. The ego is at stake in a selfie which is why there are so many touch up apps out there. Facetune2 is one example. It can smooth out...

Changing Faces

Changing Faces

Today you can download software that uses machine learning to perform a convincing digital video face-swap. The video is called a deepfake. It can stitch the eyes of one person onto the face of another person doing lip-sync karaoke. It isn’t perfect yet, but it could...

1,000 Drones Make TIME’s New Cover

1,000 Drones Make TIME’s New Cover

TIME Magazine's latest cover was made by 958 Intel drones that were preprogrammed to create a sky animation of the TIME logo with red border. The Intel drones were also used to create a sky graphic during the Winter Olympics. For the TIME cover, the drones could not...

Faces Places – Art Documentary/Road Movie

Faces Places – Art Documentary/Road Movie

An 89-year old leading figure of the French New Wave, and an acclaimed 33 year-old French photographer and muralist co-direct this French art documentary/road movie. They travel in a photo van which has a photo booth and an oversized printer. Their mission is to make...