Art of Video

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...

8 x 10 Video Camera

8 x 10 Video Camera

I just completed designing and building an 8×10 video camera, the first in the world that I know of. Essentially its off-axis reimaging of a projected image. It’s a bit like IMAX, but waaaaay bigger. – Zev Hoover Before you get too excited, the camera is indeed an 8 x...

Kodachrome – A New Magazine from Kodak

Kodachrome – A New Magazine from Kodak

"Kodachrome" is a limited edition magazine geared toward people who love “art, film and analog culture.” It goes beyond the world of analog photography and filmmaking. Kodak says it also about film, writing, sculpture, music, graphics. It is about art and analog...

Filming in Zero Gravity

Filming in Zero Gravity

OK Go, the American Rock band, has another music video that pushes the boundary of physical possibility. This time they are filming in zero gravity. You saw them in our previous post called One Moment Music Video, but this time they're in a plane with zero gravity....

Ford Motors remakes “C’était un rendez-vous”

Ford Motors remakes “C’était un rendez-vous”

"C'était un rendez-vous" (Translation: It Was a Date) is a 1976 French short film directed by Claude Lelouch, showing a high-speed drive through Paris. The name was later shortened to "Rendez-vous." It was shot in a single take as an example of cinéma-vérité. The film...

Some Cheap Lighting Tricks

Some Cheap Lighting Tricks

If you know how to light, there are some cheap lighting tricks you can find in a hardware store or online. If you are shooting a living room that includes table lights, it's standard practice to temporarily replace the incandescent light bulbs. Use similar bulbs which...