Whether or not you know how to play Chess, one of the world’s oldest games, it is highly likely the checkered board and famously recognizable playing pieces are nothing new to you. However, few know the story of The Staunton Chess Set and how it became the standard around the world. Read more
From a 70MM revival to iPhone filmmaking, enjoy what a year it was in cinematography.
Cinematography Tribute 2015 list of films and cinematographers with links to info in order of appearance:
Carol – Edward Lachman
Meadowland – Reed Morano
A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence – István Borbás, Gergely Pálos
By The Sea – Christian Berger
Far from the Madding Crowd – Charlotte Bruus Christensen
Crimson Peak – Dan Laustsen
The Revenant – Emmanuel Lubezki
Hateful Eight – Robert Richardson
Tangerine – Radium Cheung
Sicario – Roger Deakins
Fifty Shades of Grey – Seamus McGarvey
Magic Mike XXL – Steven Soderbergh
Ex Machina – Rob Hardy
Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation – Robert Elswit
Mad Max: Fury Road – John Seale
It Follows – Mike Gioulakis
Beasts of No Nation – Cary Joji Fukunaga
The Walk – Dariusz Wolski
The Stanford Prison Experiment – Jas Shelton
Macbeth (2015) – Adam Arkapaw
The Assassin (2015) – Mark Lee Ping Bin
Ever wanted to add a lower third, maybe with a partial opacity black bar behind your white text-over-video? Filmakr’s got you covered with our Title Tool. Turn on fill and select white as the color of your font. Bonus: when you change your font to black, Filmakr knows to automatically change your background bar to white. Read more
Vadym Chalenko and co over at Beastgrip have a blog post about PhotoPlus Expo 2015 which we used Filmakr to shoot, edit and upload a short film about this über-fantastic iPhone camera accessory. The post includes this hilarious, fisheye lens photo, but if you’re interested in more than just me with a big-a** Sennheiser shotgun microphone, head over to the Beastgrip blog. Read more
The iPhone LUT used to create the Filmakr Ballhaus filter.
iPhone LUTs are used to create unique looks for Filmakr filters. It’s easy to create your own custom looks by editing an small image file. Here’s how.
It’s the difference between what people say they want, and what they actually want.
— Todd Yellin, Netflix’s VP of product innovation.
Word. Here at Filmakr Labs we’ve listened to input from professional DPs (directors of photography / cinematographers) and home movie makers not just by hearing what they say, but by watching what they do. The UX design (user experience) choices we’ve made let you make finished films, not just shoot a few clicks into your Camera Roll. We want to make sure you can quickly and easily make and share your family get-togethers, web antics, and stories needing telling. Just like Netflix wants you to watch what you actually want to watch, you want people to want to see your films. While Filmakr alone can’t unlock the inner creativity each and every one of us has inside, it sure can make it easier and more likely by taking lots of video-making obstacles out of your way.