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The Artful Camera is a show about the art, craft, and business of analog and digital photography, video production and editing, and filmmaking.

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The Artful Camera is a show about the art, craft, and business of analog and digital photography, video production and editing, and filmmaking.

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Super informative and a great learning tool, but also very relaxing to listen to! Great voice.

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By RicksterDEE - Aug 22 2016
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As always Carl - You continue to inform us all - thank you

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84 Ratings
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Best of Both Worlds

By karadawlish - Jun 18 2018
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Super informative and a great learning tool, but also very relaxing to listen to! Great voice.

Thank you

By RicksterDEE - Aug 22 2016
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As always Carl - You continue to inform us all - thank you

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The Artful Camera is a show about the art, craft, and business of analog and digital photography, video production and editing, and filmmaking.

DCP 194: Am I Getting Paid Enough? (With Kris Simmons)

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Digital Convergence Podcast listener Pat Miller emailed me some time back with the question “Am I Getting Paid Enough?”

The question came with a twist - Pat didn’t tell us how much he charged his client for the video in question. I invited Kris Simmons to view Pat’s video before making a response.

This episode is our response to Pat's cool question!

What do you think? What would you have charged to do a video like the one Pat Miller did?

Links from this episode:

Show notes for DCP episode 194: http://creativemethod.tv/dcp194

Pat Miller's video discussed by Kris Simmons and Carl Olson: https://youtu.be/UHexdNeMQSA

Pat Miller's website: http://patmillervideo.com

Make a donation to support the Digital Convergence Podcast: http://creativemethod.tv/donate

Send email or leave voice mail feedback: http://creativemethod.tv/contact/

Carl Olson on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheCarlOlson

CreativeMethod.TV on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/creativemethod.tv/

CreativeMethod on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/creativemethodtv/

CreativeMethod website: http://creativemethod.tv

Jun 07 2016

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DCP 198: No Country for Old Men with Canon EOS 5D Mark IV's

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On August 25th, the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV - was officially announced amidst a cacophony of both praise and disappointment - depending on whether you are primarily a stills photographer or videographer. Ben Bruton-Cox of the Our Week In Video podcast helps me work through my own angst over Canon. Is the Mark IV right for me?   “Expectation postponed makes the heart sick, but a desire realized is a tree of life” –ancient proverb.   After 8 years of unrequited love and anticipation, Canon has slammed the door closed on the convergence market that they gave birth to. When the 5D Mark II was released, it had the most basic of video features. But, O!, it was the loveliest HD video ever seen (only 30fps in the beginning, moire, poor dynamic range, and rolling shutter notwithstanding) from a camera costing less than $3,500. With that camera, Canon accidentally created the “convergence” market, and with it, hope and expectation that  Canon would continually improve the video features of the EOS 5D line.   Sadly, I feel that if Canon could go back in time, they would never approved video capability in any of their DSLRs. However, the genie is out of the bottle. The convergence market’s expectation was that their desires for pro video features would be built into 5D Mark IV. They thought “surely after 8 years we will have the ultimate convergence camera!”   Alas, that expectation - at least by those who consider themselves convergence photographers and filmmakers - was unrealized. They are the ones most disappointed in the EOS 5D Mark IV because Canon has the capability to deliver and meet the needs and wants of convergence creators, but have deliberately hobbled these features. What makes this sting even more is the marketing language Canon used to announce the 5D Mark IV gushes with phrases such as:   “see legendary"“builds on the powerful legacy of the 5D series"“amazing refinements"“creative videographers will appreciate the brilliance and power that the EOS 5D Mark IV delivers"   You certainly have to have a creative imagination to believe that.   Frankly, the EOS 5D Mark IV feels like an intentional hobbling of features that – I believed if were reversed – would see Canon crush it over and beyond what they are doing now with the sale of mid range DSLRs.   The EOS 5D Mark IV is no doubt a superb still camera with competent - though mostly outdated - HD video baked in.  It’s a camera I want to like. I personally haven’t bought into other convergence cameras by Sony and Panasonic yet.   I love Canon. I love Canon gear. I love the Canon image. I love the Canon ergonomics. I love Canon lenses.   I get it that my love for Canon is unrequited and they probably don't want me – a convergence creative – as a customer. It hurts a bit in part because I and so many other convergence bloggers, podcasters, and YouTubers have resulted in the sales of tens of thousands of Canon DSLRs to convergence creatives - all to Canon’s benefit - and all without any compensation to us whatsoever.   Some folks make the claim that we should all just trust Canon’s marketing department, that they are smart, and know what they are doing. This is a dubious claim. Many large companies have marketing departments that have been clueless about their customers - resulting in massive failure for those companies. The same can happen to Canon.   It’s a serious mistake for Canon to jilt the very market they created – albeit accidentally.    Mentioned in the episode:   CrumplePop's website http://crumplepop.com   CrumplePop AudioDenoise http://www.crumplepop.com/fcpx-premiere-plugin-audio-denoise/   CrumplePop EchoRemover http://www.crumplepop.com/fcpx-premiere-audio-plugin-echoremover/Soundstripe.com http://soundstripe.com   Ben Bruton-Cox and Our Week In Video podcast https://www.facebook.com/ourweekinvideo/   Canon EOS 5D Mark IV https://www.usa.canon.com/internet/portal/us/home/products/details/cameras/dslr/eos-5d-mark-iv   Official Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Introduction https://youtu.be/8Z9089048wk   Introducing the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV https://youtu.be/BtD-xEvG21E   Jared Polin “Fro Knows Photos” Canon EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR Preview https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0ou39qKoWM   Planet 5D article by Mitch Anger - RANT: “The Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Doesn’t Have…” http://blog.planet5d.com/2016/08/rant-the-canon-eos-5d-mark-iv-doesnt-have/

Aug 30 2016

1hr 29mins

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DCP 178: Should Video Producer Ben Bruton-Cox Buy a Sony A7s II?

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Ben Bruton-Cox of the truly wonderful Our Week In Video podcast sits on the DCP couch to ponder new gear purchases. He desperately wants the new Sony Alpha A7s II. But can he justify it?

The Video Business Success Coach Kris Simmons takes on one of the most overused marketing tropes of video production company websites: “We Tell Your Story”. While story is certainly an important part of your toolbox, there is something even more important that digital media creatives should focus on.

Mentioned In This Episode:

Our Week In Video PodcastBen Bruton-Cox WebsiteBen Bruton-Cox on TwitterDCP 87: On The Move With StillmotionSony Alpha A7s II

Become an associate producer of the Digital Convergence Podcast by your generous financial support: http://creativemethod.tv/patron

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Oct 26 2015

1hr 18mins

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DCP 115: The Age of the Indie

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Author and indie filmmaker Mike Carroll returns to the DCP and talks about the second edition of his book Naked Filmmaking: How To Make A Feature-Length Film – Without A Crew – For $10,000-$6,000 Or Less Revised & Expanded For DSLR Filmmakers (Volume 1).

Mar 25 2013

1hr 26mins

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Rick Delgado on Filming Analog Made with RED (214)

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Cinematographer Rick Delgado has worked for a broad range of commercial clients and is in high demand as he jumps around from his home base in Miami to LA, NY, and all over the globe. Rick is a talented, sensitive, thoughtful story teller who I previously featured in episode 188 of the Artful Camera (previously known as the Digital Convergence Podcast). When I spoke to Rick in that episode, I knew I wanted to have the chance to speak with him again. As it turned out, we were able to collaborate work together for a few days shooting a mini-documentary called Analog Made.

It was a delight to work with Rick, and get hands-on experience with his RED Weapon fitted with the superb 8K Helium sensor. With a Super35 sensor, the Helium features much improved low light performance with less noise and breathtaking dynamic range. Working with the RED was a considerable step up in quality and technology for me. This camera capable of capturing gorgeous massive 8K RAW video at up to 60 fps. Drop down to 4K, and the slow-mo capability increases to 120 fps. Go down to 2K, and an impressively liquid 240 fps is achievable–which we took advantage of in a number of closeups.

Impressive as the RED Weapon is, of even greater value to me was the chance to work closely with Rick and benefit from his extensive experience as a highly sought after director of photography. Of note, too, is that Rick is a hybrid shooter and is often called upon to shoot both still photos and video at the same time. His tool of choice for shooting stills is the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV.

This episode of the Artful Camera was recorded in my home after wrapping up two full days shooting together. This is the first time I’ve recorded a podcast episode live in my office with another guest in the studio. Having Rick in the studio certainly changed up the dynamics of recording a conversation. It was such a delight that I’m going to have to find a way to live in-house recordings like this again if future episodes of the podcast.

In the conversation we recorded together, Rick and I talk about what it was like to shoot the Analog Made documentary with wood turner Danny McCravy. Rick delves into the differences of shooting commercial work and documentaries and the process of extracting a story. Rick walks us through how you go through the interview process with the person talking about their life and then from there begin to piece things together: Where does the story begin? What is the crescendo of the story? What is the main take-away? What do you leave with when the filming is done? It isn’t always possible to know what the story is or know where the story leads to when you begin filming a documentary–but one this is certain: the story will reveal itself.

Now that shooting has wrapped for this installment of Analog Made, next begins the process of putting the story together from the beautiful footage that DP Rick Delgado masterfully captured. I’ll be using REDCINE-X Pro and FCP X together to edit the piece. I’ll save that experience for a future episode.

This episode is sponsored by:

CrumplePop - Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro X Plugins: http://crumplepop.com

Mentioned in the show:

Fragile, by Nilo Batle (17 years old, Young Arts Gold Winner): https://vimeo.com/181053540

RED Weapon Helium 8K: http://www.red.com/products/weapon-8k

Visionsmith ReLamp for Arri: http://visionsmith.com/?v=7516fd43adaa

Get 10% off a subscription to Soundstripe.com (use code ARTFULCAMERA when you check out): https://artfulcamera.com/soundstripe

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Feb 22 2017

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Episode 59: Is There a Canon 5D Mark III Loose In The Wilds OF Kenya?

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Dave Dugdale (LearningDSLRVideo.com), planetMitch (planet5D.com), Chris Fenwick (chrisfenwick.com) and I span the four major timezones of the continental United States in Episode 59 of the Digital Convergence Podcast. planetMitch rounds up the latest Canon 5D Mark III - the fabled successor of the long-in-the-tooth Canon 5D Mark II - rumors in the wild (literally, in Kenya of all places) and weighs in with his analysis of the unidentified Canon camera photographed by Stephen Oachs.

Jan 25 2012

1hr 14mins

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DCP 137: Patrick Inhofer On Color Correction and Color Grading

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Patrick Inhofer of Tao of Color and Mixing Light joins Dave Dugdale and Carl Olson to talk about color correction and color grading.

Dec 04 2014

1hr 34mins

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Episode 56 - Should You Buy A Canon C300?

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Episode 56 - Chris Fenwick, Mitch Aunger (aka planetMitch), and Carl Olson ponder the question: should freelance videographers sell their HDSLR kits and buy a Canon C300?

Jan 04 2012

1hr 4mins

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DCP 149: Caleb Pike of DSLRVideoShooter.com

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Caleb Pike is the featured guest in episode 149 of the Digital Convergence Podcast. He is the founder of DSLRVideoShooter.com. Caleb Pike is a camera operator, editor, and podcaster based in Chicago, IL.

In addition to his educational DSLR video blog, he runs a production company called Fourth Foundry. His experience includes documentary, commercial, narrative, and educational video. His less-is-more approach to digital filmmaking gear won't break the bank! I've been following Caleb Pike since the early days of the DSLR video revolution - he was and continues to be one of my favorite go-to sources of video education and gear reviews.

In the Video Business Success Coach segment of the podcast, Kris Simmons answers the question: What do you do when your client cancels a shoot where you have already lined up your help and rental gear.

Caleb Pike's websites:http://dslrvideoshooter.comhttp://fourthfoundry.com

Caleb Pike on Twitter:https://twitter.com/calebpike

Caleb Pike on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/dslrvideoshooter

This episode is sponsored by MusicBed - Licensing relevant music for filmmakers. To get a $25 credit on your next order:http://mscbd.fm/crlsnpdcst

Show notes for DCP episode 149: http://carlolson.tv/dcp149

Sign up for KRE8insights:http://carlolson.tv/kre8

Become an associate producer of the Digital Convergence Podcast by your generous financial support:http://www.patreon.com/carlolson

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Mar 23 2015

1hr 14mins

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DCP 130: Shane Hurlbut and the Illumination Experience

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Shane Hurlbut returns to the Digital Convergence Podcast and talks about his new Illumination Experience Cinematography Workshop.

Sep 11 2014

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Episode 42 - Victoria Taylor-Gore - Pastel Artist, Educator, Canon 7D Filmmaker

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Episode 42 - Featuring Victoria Taylor-Gore, artist, educator, and filmmaker - with host Carl Olson (http://16x9cinema.com) and co-host Chris Fenwick (http://chrisfenwick.com).

Victoria Taylor-Gore's pastels have been exhibited professionally for over 20 years with representation in premiere art galleries in Sante Fe and Taos, New Mexico. Her pastels have a luminous quality - ordinary scenes appear backlight with warm light emanating from an unseen light source. Victoria recently begin experimenting with a Canon 7D to produce short films featuring her art and antique miniatures. She has also ventured outside captuing such scenes as Cadillac Ranch along Route 66. Victoria says "the Canon 7D has changed my life - what a magical tool." Victoria continues: "Painting, filmmaking, and photography deal with the same essential design components... composition, light, color, emphasis...it's all part of visual storytelling."

In this episode, Chris and I are amazed by Victoria's visual story telling and the clever, experimental approach she takes to accomplish her vision. She clearly has an eye for visual story telling. In this episode Victoria delights us with her narative as to how she "paints as a director" and how film is affecting her pastels in new and exciting ways. You will be inspired by Victoria's new found passion for filmmaking with the Canon 7D.

Nov 18 2010

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DCP 109: Color My World With Dale Grahn

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Dale Grahn's resume as a color timer is impressive. He's worked extensively with Steven Spielberg and Francis Ford Coppola. He must have one of the longest list of films under one name in the IMDB database! Dale talks about the craft of color timing feature films. We get the inside scoop on how he helped develop the bleach bypass look of Saving Private Ryan. Dale is the grand master of color for feature films and broadcast television series. He's the guy, as Chris Fenwick says, you want to watch over their shoulder as they perform their craft. Dale talks about his new iPad app that helps you learn the basics of color grading. The app has several video tutorials with Dale Grahn explaining how to produce different looks. Then you get the opportunity to try to match what he does. The game-like approach is a great teaching aid.

Feb 07 2013

1hr 8mins

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DCP 119: The 5D Mark III Comes Clean

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Chris Fenwick, planetMitch and Carl Olson discuss the new firmware update (1.2.1) for the Canon 5D Mark III that provides clean HDMI out.

May 01 2013

55mins

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Ansel Adams - The Masterworks - At The Booth Western Art Museum (218)

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Ansel Adams - The Masterworks, comes to the Booth Western Art Museum. It's an exhibition showcasing 30 photographs from an edition known as The Museum Set – images hand selected, printed, and signed by Adams himself. Exhibited together for the first time ever, these images are loaned from the personal collection of Virginia Adams Mayhew, Ansel’s granddaughter.

Mentioned in the show:

Ansel Adams - The Masterworks at the Booth Western Art Museum: http://boothmuseum.org/anseladams/

Ansel Adams, Photographer (1958) narrated by Beaumont Newhall: https://youtu.be/M-BhJQqHXfQ

This episode is sponsored by:

VideoBlocks - presenting The Future of Creativity - a new collection of stock images - where imagination meets tech. Start your 7 day free trial today at: http://videoblocks.com/camera

CrumplePop - Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro X Plugins: http://crumplepop.com

Artful Camera website: https://artfulcamera.com

Apr 05 2017

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DCP 176: Chris Fenwick and the Future of Creating Digital Media

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Looking back at the last five years that this podcast has been published, there have been amazing changes and advances in the tools we use to create digital media. What about the next five years?

Digital media creative, video director, editor, and podcaster - Chris Fenwick - is back on the DCP to share his thoughts about where digital media is going. Chris Fenwick gives use a fascinating look at where he sees the future of digital media creation - and role mobile devices play in shaping that future.

Also in this episode: Kris Simmons - the Video Business Success Coach - takes on one of the challenges of being a freelancer: what do you do when a company hires you and then becomes afraid that you will compete with them? It’s a situation that all of us as freelancers has been in. How can we build trust with those that hire us and also with freelancers we ourselves may hire?

This Episode Sponsored By:

Pond5Creativity Starts Here. Royalty-free footage, audio, images, and visual effects. All you need, all in one place. Remember with Pond5, the only limit is your imagination.

Save 25% off your next Pond5 order by using the discount code DCP when you checkout at: http://pond5.com

Mentioned In This Episode:

DxO ONE Camera

Snapchat

iMovie video editing app for iOS

Pinnacle Studio video editing app for iOS

Bossjock Studio podcast production app

Apple Final Cut Pro X

Quick app for iOS

WordSwag app for iOS

Skip the filter for more Instagram likes (via Lifehacker.com)

Chris Fenwick's How To Use Snapchat video

FCPX Grill Podcast by Chris Fenwick

Chris Fenwick's website

Chris Fenwick on Twitter: @chrisfenwick

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Take your video business to the next level with KRE8 University:http://creativemethod.tv/kre8

Learn to master color for video at Mixing Light:https://creativemethod.tv/mixinglight

Save $25 off the first year of access to Academy of Storytellers:https://creativemethod.tv/academy

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Oct 08 2015

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DCP 182: Canon EOS-1D X Mark II

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The Canon EOS-1D X Mark II is the long awaited successor of the original 1D X released in 2011. After five long years and continuous technical advancements, does Canon deliver $6,000 value to digital media creatives with this new model? It features 4K, but at what cost? What video making essentials did Canon leave out of the Mark II? It's a real head-scratcher. Also in this episode, I talk about the newly announced Sony a6300 - an amazing compact, mirrorless camera that is priced at $1,000 and has many features missing on the $6,000 Canon EOS-1D X Mark II.

Other topics covered: do you suffer from SaaS fatigue (Software as a Service)? I talk about how I periodically evaluate what I'm spending on SaaS and other services. Going into 2016 I saved a bundle on my SaaS bill.

The Video Business Success Coach - Kris Simmons - whips us into shape so we can put our best foot forward when looking to work with another production company.

Mentioned In The Show:Gizmodo's article: Canon 1D X Mark II: An Epic DSLR That Shoots 4K Video, For a Price

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II

DPReview.com's review of pre-production Canon 1D X Mark II

Sony A6300

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Feb 03 2016

1hr 29mins

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DCP 118: That's A Good Question

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Chris Fenwick, planetMitch and Carl Olson address listener questions and comments.

Apr 25 2013

1hr 32mins

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Episode 30 - Shane Hurlbut and the Hurlbut Visuals 2010 HDSLR Bootcamp

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Episode 30 - Shane Hurlbut of Hurlbut Visuals - on the Digital Convergence Podcast by 16x9 Cinema with host Carl Olson - a visual artist, photographer, and filmmaker based in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. 

Featuring: Shane Hurlbut of Hurlbut Visuals

Shane Hurlbut of Hurlbut Visuals is the general of the video DSLR revolution. He and his Elite Team sargents are conducting the HDSLR Bootcamp at Alternative Rentals Digital Cinema in Los Angeles, California, on August 28-29, 2010. Designed for video DSLR filmmakers, the course is two days of personally tailored intensive training on film production using Canon DSLRs. You will hit the ground running with hands experience with a wide range of gear. You will work with actors. You will see your epic production projected on the big screen. Shane and his Elite Team compress over 17 months of experience using Canon DSLRs for feature film production into this intense 2-day course.

16x9 Cinema Digital Convergence listeners may register for this epic event and receive a 40% discount off - a savings of $1300. Use the code 16x9cinema when you register.

Even if you are unable to attend this course, there's a lot of information in this episode that you will find interesting and informative.

Jul 29 2010

34mins

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Episode 79 - Revenge of the Great Camera Shootout

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Zacuto founder Steve Weiss joins the Digital Convergence Podcast panel to talk about the Revenge of the Great Camera Shootout 2012.

Jun 20 2012

1hr 6mins

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DCP 131: The 4K Camera Roundup (With Dave Dugdale)

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Dave Dugdale and Carl Olson talk about the Lumix GH4, Sony A7s, The Samsung NX1, Panasonic LX100 - all with 4K video capability, and they lament Canon's failure to innovate with their newly announced EOS 7D Mark II which does not do 4K video.

Sep 18 2014

59mins

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New Mac Pros with Afterburners (241)

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Chris Fenwick tells me what he thinks of the new Mac Pro just announced at Apple’s 2019 WWDC Keynote. I ask him, “Will you be buying one?” We talk about podcasting, the new Mac display and it’s high-priced stand, and creating 19K video for multiscreen displays for trade shows.

Episode Links:

Adam Curry’s Podfather Gear http://adam.curry.com/html/PODFATHERGEAR-qKX0Rs9Gtp6GkGmxBTJF4Zt8wlRpjr.html

Tencue https://tencue.com

Digital Cinema Cafe Podcast Episode 26–The Big Pitch with Jeff Wilk https://digitalcinemacafe.com/2013/10/09/dcc026-the-big-pitch-feat-jeff-wilk/

OWC Express 4M2 4-Slot M.2 NVMe SSD Enclosure (affiliate link) https://amzn.to/2IoNINO

Chris Fenwick on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chrisfenwick/

Carl Olson on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/artful.creative/

The Artful Camera https://carlolson.tv/artfulcamera

Jun 05 2019

1hr 12mins

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Pat McGowan - BlackBox Global One Year Later (240)

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Pat McGowan - CEO and Founder of BlackBox Global.

In this special edition of the Artful Camera, I revisit a topic that was first presented here in episode #224 in May of 2017 - the idea of using an aggregator to submit stock video to other agencies. In that episode I spoke (rather skeptically I admit) to Founder and CEO of BlackBox Global - Pat McGowan.

In September of this year (2018) BlackBox posted a record month in sales, and recently onboarded over 28,000 creators. BlackBox is now the largest contributor to the Big 4 Agencies: Shutterstock, Adobe Stock, Pond 5, and Story Blocks.

With claims like that I felt it was time to talk with Pat again about BlackBox. In this episode you are going to hear that BlackBox is much much more than an aggregator of stock video. As creators, I think we get it, the gig economy can be a tough source of income (or lack thereof). Diversifying revenue sources is a protection to creators. BlackBox provides an inventive way for creators to realize more profits from doing the thing they love. BlackBox provides a strong community for creators, and a platform for close collaborations among other creators.

That’s what this conversation today with Pat McGowan of BlackBox Global is all about. Pat’s production company routinely did million dollar jobs with a team of 40 people and high end video production gear. But all that dried up overnight. BlackBox is the result of that sudden downturn. Pat is determined that creators have other means to profit from doing the thing they love.

Signup with BlackBox at no cost here (affiliate link): https://carlolson.tv/blackbox

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Oct 30 2018

1hr 8mins

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Are Websites Relevant Anymore? (239)

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Mike Carroll asks: "Are websites relevant anymore?" Chris Fenwick and Carl Olson attempt to answer his question.

Chris Fenwick: http://chrisfenwick.com

Mike Carroll: http://mikecarrollfilms.com

Carl Olson: https://carlolson.tv

Aug 30 2018

56mins

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I Was Strolling On The Moon One Day (238)

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There are only five astronauts alive out of the twelve men that walked on the moon. Their photography and video inspire over 40 years later.

I ramble about the needless complexity of gadgets revealed at CES 2018, the new DJI OSMO Mobile 2, the Panasonic GH5s, Canon's CEO admits Canon lags in innovation, analog film's viability is uncertain and the passing of New55 Film, and more.

This episode is sponsored by:

CrumplePop

Visit http://crumplepop.com and check out all of their fine plugins for Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere. CrumplePop's plugins are like pixie dust for your video.

StoryBlocks

Go to http://storyblocks.com/camera to get all the stock images, video, and audio you can imagine for $149. Download anything from thousands of images, videos, and tracks—and unlock discounts on millions more.

About the Artful Camera:

Website: https://carlolson.tv

Send an email or voicemail to Artful Camera: https://carlolson.tv/contact/

Disclaimer: some links referenced in the show notes are affiliate links. The use of affiliate links do not affect the price you pay. Artful Camera earns a small commission from each sale which help offset some of the costs involved in producing this podcast. Thank you for your support.

Jan 10 2018

1hr 10mins

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Paul Friedman - Founder of LensProToGo (237)

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Paul Friedman - the founder and CEO of LensProToGo - is my guest for this episode of the Artful Camera.

On December 5, 2017, Paul Friedman and Roger Cicala issued a joint press release announcing the merger of LensProToGo and LensRentals. In our conversation, Paul reveals the backstory of how this remarkable merger came about - the result of a longstanding friendship between him and LensRentals' founder Roger Cicala.

If I were still producing my old defunct podcast Gainfully Unemployed - this would certainly be a fitting episode for that podcast. Paul tells his story of quitting his corporate job to start his photography and lens rental business.

Paul also talks about a cool program to help creatives realize their projects via LensProToGo’s EQUIP: Helping Creatives Create program.

Mentioned in this episode:

LensProToGo: https://www.lensprotogo.com

Lens Rentals: https://www.lensrentals.com

FCP X Grill Episode 153: http://digitalcinemacafe.com/2017/12/18/fcg153-upgrade-nightmares-feat-carl-olson-2/

This episode is sponsored by:

CrumplePop

Visit http://crumplepop.com and check out all of their fine plugins for Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere. CrumplePop's plugins are like pixie dust for your video.

StoryBlocks

Go to http://storyblocks.com/camera to get all the stock images, video, and audio you can imagine for $149. Download anything from thousands of images, videos, and tracks—and unlock discounts on millions more.

About the Artful Camera:

Website: https://carlolson.tv

Send an email or voicemail to Artful Camera: https://carlolson.tv/contact/

Disclaimer: some links referenced in the show notes are affiliate links. The use of affiliate links do not affect the price you pay. Artful Camera earns a small commission from each sale which help offset some of the costs involved in producing this podcast. Thank you for your support.

Dec 21 2017

1hr 2mins

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Rick Delgado and the Art of Editing Documentaries (236)

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What does video editing a documentary have in common with a deck of cards? Filmmaker Rick Delgado answers that question in this edition of the Artful Camera.

Mentioned in this episode:

Rick Delgado: http://www.nufro.com

RTMotion Lens Control System: http://www.rtmotion.com/lens-control-system

This episode is sponsored by:

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About the Artful Camera:

Website: https://carlolson.tv

Instagram: @Artful.Camera https://www.instagram.com/artful.camera/

Send an email or voicemail to Artful Camera: https://carlolson.tv/contact/

Disclaimer: some links referenced in the show notes are affiliate links. The use of affiliate links do not affect the price you pay. Artful Camera earns a small commission from each sale which help offset some of the costs involved in producing this podcast. Thank you for your support.

Nov 20 2017

57mins

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Scott McKenna - Documenting His Video Production Journey (235)

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Scott McKenna is on a mission to document and share his journey as a creative. He is the owner of 4LCStudios - a production company that produces wedding, commercial, and aerial video. There are no secrets with Scott. He loves to teach and share what he has learned. With over 5,000 subscribers - all gained since May 2017 - he uploads a new video on his YouTube channel nearly everyday covering a wide range of topics - including gear, post production, and business.

In this episode, Scott shares his story of going full time into video production, his philosophy of openly sharing that journey with others, and the keys to building a successful video production business.

Mentioned in this episode:

Scott McKenna's YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/scottmckenna

4LCStudios: http://www.4lcstudios.com/

Video - Super excited about this: https://youtu.be/aEaPETrJkNo

This episode is sponsored by:

CrumplePop - Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro X Plugins: http://crumplepop.com

StoryBlocks.com - Uncage Your Creativity. You bring the vision - we bring the stock video, images, and audio. Start your free 7 day trial today. Go to http://storyblocks.com/camera

About the Artful Camera:

Website: https://carlolson.tv

Instagram: @Artful.Camera https://www.instagram.com/artful.camera/

Send an email or voicemail to Artful Camera: https://carlolson.tv/contact/

Disclaimer: some links referenced in the show notes are affiliate links. The use of affiliate links do not affect the price you pay. Artful Camera earns a small commission from each sale which help offset some of the costs involved in producing this podcast. Thank you for your support.

Nov 08 2017

1hr 7mins

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Chris Fenwick Previews Final Cut Pro 10.4 (234)

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Chris Fenwick previews Final Cut Pro 10.4 and the new iMac Pro on the Apple Campus in Cupertino, California while attending the 2017 FCP X Creative Summit.

Mentioned in this episode:

FCPX Creative Summit 2017: http://www.fcpxcreativesummit.com

Chris Fenwick's website: http://chrisfenwick.com

FCPXGrill Podcast: http://digitalcinemacafe.com/category/fcg/

This episode is sponsored by:

CrumplePop - Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro X Plugins: http://crumplepop.com

StoryBlocks.com - Uncage Your Creativity. You bring the vision - we bring the stock video, images, and audio. Start your free 7 day trial today. Go to http://storyblocks.com/camera

About the Artful Camera:

Website: https://carlolson.tv

Instagram: @Artful.Camera https://www.instagram.com/artful.camera/

Send an email or voicemail to Artful Camera: https://carlolson.tv/contact/

Disclaimer: some links referenced in the show notes are affiliate links. The use of affiliate links do not affect the price you pay. Artful Camera earns a small commission from each sale which help offset some of the costs involved in producing this podcast. Thank you for your support.

Nov 07 2017

1hr 11mins

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Nick Andrew On Making: I AM WOLF (233)

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Nick Andrew, a 27 year old filmmaker, is determined to make a feature length documentary titled: I AM WOLF: Lifeblood Of The American Wild. It's an ambitious project that both he and his wife, Bekah, are passionate about.

There's one big problem, though. They don't have enough money, Nick's computer gear is old and outdated, and his filmmaking equipment is basic. Will limited funds and basic equipment stop Nick and Bekah from telling the story of the American wolf?

This is Nick's story of setting out to produce a feature length documentary of lofty creative aspirations on a barebones budget.

Mentioned in this episode:

I AM WOLF movie website: https://www.iamwolfmovie.com

I AM WOLF on Indiegogo: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/i-am-wolf-lifeblood-of-the-american-wild#/

This episode is sponsored by:

CrumplePop - Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro X Plugins: http://crumplepop.com

StoryBlocks.com - Uncage Your Creativity. You bring the vision - we bring the stock video, images, and audio. Start your free 7 day trial today. Go to http://storyblocks.com/camera

About the Artful Camera:

Website: https://carlolson.tv

Instagram: @Artful.Camera https://www.instagram.com/artful.camera/

Send an email or voicemail to Artful Camera: https://carlolson.tv/contact/

Disclaimer: some links referenced in the show notes are affiliate links. The use of affiliate links do not affect the price you pay. Artful Camera earns a small commission from each sale which help offset some of the costs involved in producing this podcast. Thank you for your support.

Oct 10 2017

1hr 3mins

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What Photographers Can Learn From the Old Masters (232)

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Photography and painting have much in common. Both the painter and photographer are concerned about composition, lighting, color, and story. Photography is a relatively recent invention compared to painting. When the first photograph was taken in 1826 by Joseph Niepce, the practice of the painter already had a history developed over many centuries. Truly, the craft and art of photography owes much to the legacy of the old masters.

Mentioned in this episode:

What Landscape Painting Can Teach Photographers–by Geoff Wittig http://theonlinephotographer.typepad.com/the_online_photographer/2010/12/landscape-painting.html

The Psychology of the "Decisive Moment"–by John Suler http://truecenterpublishing.com/photopsy/decisive_moment.htm

This episode is sponsored by:

CrumplePop - Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro X Plugins: http://crumplepop.com

StoryBlocks.com - Uncage Your Creativity. You bring the vision - we bring the stock video, images, and audio. Start your free 7 day trial today. Go to http://storyblocks.com/camera

About the Artful Camera:

Website: https://carlolson.tv

Instagram: @Artful.Camera https://www.instagram.com/artful.camera/

Send an email or voicemail to Artful Camera: https://carlolson.tv/contact/

Disclaimer: some links referenced in the show notes are affiliate links. The use of affiliate links do not affect the price you pay. Artful Camera earns a small commission from each sale which help offset some of the costs involved in producing this podcast. Thank you for your support.

Oct 03 2017

1hr 4mins

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John Reuter - Second Impressions - Part 2 (231)

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John Reuter’s professional and artistic life is tightly interwoven with the story of the Polaroid 20x24 camera and the artists that used it to bring their creative visions to life. It’s an important story worth preserving. John has has worked tirelessly to keep the 20x24 Polaroid camera alive. Part 1 of my conversation with John (found in episode 230 of the Artful Camera) contains the history of image transfer, image lift, and direct manipulation of Polaroid images.

In part 2 of my conversation with John, the focus is on the artwork John created with the 20x24 Polaroid camera and the now rare Polacolor film. John reveals the creative process he used in making his evocative 20x24 Polacolor image transfers. The transfer image is just the beginning of a long process of creating many layers of “history” within the print. The process includes distressing the image and mark making with various pigments, oil pastels, and mediums. The end result is an image rich in texture and beauty.

John’s images are currently on exhibit at the Palm Beach Photographic Centre until August 5, 2017. The exhibit is called John Reuter: Second Impressions, Polaroid Process to Singapore Infrared.

Mentioned in this episode:

John Reuter's website: http://johnreuter.com/blog/

20x24 Studio: http://www.20x24studio.com

The Polaroid 20x24 Image Transfer Process: https://youtu.be/rlos9pgah3s

Jim Dine: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Dine

Giotto: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giotto

Rosamond Purcell: http://www.anartthatnaturemakes.com

JoAnn Verburg: http://joannverburg.com

Robert Rauschenberg: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Rauschenberg http://www.20x24studio.com/?page_id=2329

Chuck Close: http://chuckclose.com https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chuck_Close http://www.20x24studio.com/?p=2282

William Wegman: http://williamwegman.com/home.html

Joyce Tenneson: http://www.tenneson.com https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joyce_Tenneson

David Levinthal: http://www.davidlevinthal.com

Tim Burton: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Burton

Art Kane: https://www.artkane.com https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art_Kane

Elsa Dorfman: http://www.elsadorfman.com https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elsa_Dorfman

Jack Perno: http://www.jackperno.com http://www.jackperno.com/polaroid-emulsion-1

Beatrice Pediconi: http://www.beatricepediconi.com http://www.beatricepediconi.com/works/polaroids/

Palm Beach Photographic Centre: https://www.workshop.org/museum/exhibits/

Video tour of John Reuter’s Second Impressions exhibit: https://www.facebook.com/events/1342858102433943/permalink/1353500241369729/

Amon Carter Museum of American Art: http://www.cartermuseum.org http://www.cartermuseum.org/calendar/member-programs/camera-ready-the-polaroid-20x24-project

This episode is sponsored by:

CrumplePop - Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro Plugins: http://crumplepop.com

About the Artful Camera:

Website: https://carlolson.tv

Instagram: @Artful.Camera https://www.instagram.com/artful.camera/

Send an email or voicemail to Artful Camera: https://carlolson.tv/contact/

Disclaimer: some links referenced in the show notes are affiliate links. The use of affiliate links do not affect the price you pay. Artful Camera earns a small commission from each sale which help offset some of the costs involved in producing this podcast. Thank you for your support.

Jul 24 2017

57mins

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John Reuter - Second Impressions - Part 1 (230)

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John Reuter - artist, photographer, and director of the Polaroid 20x24 Project, returns to the Artful Camera. John has worked closely with a number of well known artists including Chuck Close, Robert Rauschenberg, William Wegman, Elsa Dorfman, Joyce Tenneson, and many others to help them bring their creative visions to life using the Polaroid 20x24 camera. However, John Reuter is an accomplished artist in his own right. This episode focuses on John and his work as an artist.

The exhibit John Reuter: Second Impressions, Polaroid Process to Singapore Infrared opened at the Palm Beach Photographic Centre on June 21, 2017, and runs through August 5th. It features 35 20x24 Polacolor Image Transfers created by John. Eight of these images are 4 panel assemblies measuring 42x52 inches and mounted on canvas. While many of the images featured in the exhibit date back as as early as 1988, the show features two new 4 panel pieces created by John in 2017 just for this exhibit.

In this episode John talks about the early history of using Polaroid images in mixed media art, and his own pioneering techniques in creating beautiful, evocative images that now line the walls of the Palm Beach Photographic Centre.

Mentioned in this episode:

John Reuter's website: http://johnreuter.com/blog/

20x24 Studio: http://www.20x24studio.com

Jim Dine https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Dine

Giotto https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giotto

Rosamond Purcell http://www.anartthatnaturemakes.com

JoAnn Verburg http://joannverburg.com

Robert Rauschenberg https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Rauschenberg http://www.20x24studio.com/?page_id=2329

Chuck Close http://chuckclose.com https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chuck_Close http://www.20x24studio.com/?p=2282

William Wegman http://williamwegman.com/home.html

Joyce Tenneson http://www.tenneson.com https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joyce_Tenneson

David Levinthal http://www.davidlevinthal.com

Tim Burton https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Burton

Art Kane https://www.artkane.com https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art_Kane

Elsa Dorfman http://www.elsadorfman.com https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elsa_Dorfman

Jack Perno http://www.jackperno.com http://www.jackperno.com/polaroid-emulsion-1

Beatrice Pediconi http://www.beatricepediconi.com http://www.beatricepediconi.com/works/polaroids/

Palm Beach Photographic Centre https://www.workshop.org/museum/exhibits/

Video tour of John Reuter’s Second Impressions exhibit: https://www.facebook.com/events/1342858102433943/permalink/1353500241369729/

Amon Carter Museum of American Art http://www.cartermuseum.org http://www.cartermuseum.org/calendar/member-programs/camera-ready-the-polaroid-20x24-project

This episode is sponsored by:

CrumplePop - Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro X Plugins: http://crumplepop.com

About the Artful Camera:

Website: https://carlolson.tv

Instagram: @Artful.Camera https://www.instagram.com/artful.camera/

Send an email or voicemail to Artful Camera: https://carlolson.tv/contact/

Disclaimer: some links referenced in the show notes are affiliate links. The use of affiliate links do not affect the price you pay. Artful Camera earns a small commission from each sale which help offset some of the costs involved in producing this podcast. Thank you for your support.

Jul 19 2017

59mins

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Brian Greenberg - Owner of Richard Photo Lab (229)

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Brian Greenberg - owner of Richard Photo Lab - joins me in this episode of the Artful Camera. Brian started his career in the photo industry over 20 years ago. His photo career has spanned from photo assisting, processing, scanning, printing and customer service.

Before Brian bought Richard Photo Lab, it was originally owned by a man named - you guessed it - Richard. Richard immigrated from China to Hollywood, California. He opened a small, custom photo lab. Richard developed a strong reputation for superb craftsmanship. As a result, Richard acquired a small commercial photography customer base that remained intensely loyal to him.

Years later, Richard was looking to retire. Brian Greenberg saw an opportunity to uphold what Richard’s name represented - superb quality and customer service. Embracing that culture and building upon it has turned Richard Photo Lab into one of the premiere full service photo labs in the world. Their services - which include film development, film scanning, and printing - is not limited to just film photography. They serve digital photographers, too, with their outstanding print services and products.

Now you might be thinking this episode is just about a photo lab. It’s so much more than that as you will hear in this conversation. Brian is extremely passionate about helping photographers in their business, marketing, and branding. On Richard Photo Lab website they say: "Our passion feeds our work, and our work feeds our passion.” You will hear the truth in that statement as you listen to Brian in this episode.

Mentioned in this episode:

Richard Photo Lab website: http://www.richardphotolab.com

Photo of Brian by A Bryan Photo: http://www.abryanphoto.com/

This episode is sponsored by:

CrumplePop - Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro X Plugins: http://crumplepop.com

GraphicStock - Enhance your creativity with access to over 380,000 graphics, icons, templates, photos, images, and more—including their new creative lifestyle collection, Creator to Creator. Sign up for a 7 day free trial and download whatever you want, including content from the new Creator to Creator collection! http://graphicstock.com/camera

About the Artful Camera:

Artful Camera website: https://artfulcamera.com

Instagram: @Artful.Camera https://www.instagram.com/artful.camera/

Send an email or voicemail to Artful Camera: https://artfulcamera.com/contact/

Disclaimer: some links referenced in the show notes are affiliate links. The use of affiliate links do not affect the price you pay. Artful Camera earns a small commission from each sale which help offset some of the costs involved in producing this podcast. Thank you for your support.

Jun 28 2017

1hr 24mins

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Steven Bernstein, ASC - Writer, Director, Producer (228)

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Steven Bernstein, ASC, is a writer, director, producer, cinematographer, and instructor. In this episode of the Artful Camera, Steve engages in a fascinating conversation about screenwriting, lighting, and the visual language of filmmaking.

Steve began his film career as a cinematographer in the United Kingdom, first doing documentaries, then commercials. He went on to shoot many landmark feature films for both studios and independents including the highly acclaimed Like Water For Chocolate and the Oscar winning motion picture Monster – starring Charlize Theron. That movie was directed by a name that should be familiar to all film goers today - Patty Jenkins - who is the director of Wonder Woman currently in theaters at the time this episode was recorded (June 2017).

Steve is the author of the best selling book Film Production. It’s about the process of film making. He has also authored several other books and screenplays. One of Steve’s most recent projects is a new film about Dylan Thomas, called Dominion, starring John Malkovich. Steve wrote the screenplay for Dominion, which he also produced and directed.

And, by the way, the next time you are filling up your tank at a QuickTrip or RaceTrac and someone comes up to you and ask for $5 - you will not view that person in the same way again after hearing Steve’s conversation.

Mentioned in this episode:

Steven Bernstein ASC: http://www.somebodystudios.com/

IMBD: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0077149/

This episode is sponsored by:

CrumplePop - Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro X Plugins: http://crumplepop.com

GraphicStock - Enhance your creativity with access to over 380,000 graphics, icons, templates, photos, images, and more—including their new creative lifestyle collection, Creator to Creator. Sign up for a 7 day free trial and download whatever you want, including content from the new Creator to Creator collection! http://graphicstock.com/camera

About the Artful Camera:

Artful Camera website: https://artfulcamera.com

Instagram: @Artful.Camera https://www.instagram.com/artful.camera/

Send an email or voicemail to Artful Camera: https://artfulcamera.com/contact/

Disclaimer: some links referenced in the show notes are affiliate links. The use of affiliate links do not affect the price you pay. Artful Camera earns a small commission from each sale which help offset some of the costs involved in producing this podcast. Thank you for your support.

Jun 19 2017

1hr

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Rick Delgado on Filming for Nickelodeon, New Macs for Pros, and the Sony a9 (227)

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Can there be a better guide than Apple’s own manuals for FCP, Motion, and Logic? Yes indeed! I’m going to tell you about an incredible set of “graphically enhanced manuals" from musician, composer, author, and CEO of DingDing Music, Inc. - Edgar Rothermich.

Apple made a huge splash earlier this week at WWDC 2017. Not only did Apple demonstrate solid software updates to iOS and macOS, they announced a huge round of hardware updates including the iPad Pro, MacBook Pro, iMacs, and now the iMac Pro, along with hints of a modular Mac Pro. That should make a bunch of creative pros happy! Or, you would think!

Cinematographer and photographer Rick Delgado checks in with me after just returning from Cancun where he worked on a commercial shoot for Nickelodeon. He also tells me about his impressions and thoughts about NAB 2017, and he answers the question “do real pros use autofocus.” His answer may surprise you!

Mentioned in this episode:

Rick Delgado's website: http://www.nufro.com

Edgar Rothermich's GEM Manuals: http://www.dingdingmusic.com/DingDing/Home.html

Apple's new iMac Pro: https://www.apple.com/imac-pro/

Off Hollywood's OMOD Pro for RED: http://offhollywoodny.com/

This episode is sponsored by:

CrumplePop - Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro X Plugins: http://crumplepop.com

GraphicStock - Enhance your creativity with access to over 380,000 graphics, icons, templates, photos, images, and more—including their new creative lifestyle collection, Creator to Creator. Sign up for a 7 day free trial and download whatever you want, including content from the new Creator to Creator collection! http://graphicstock.com/camera

About the Artful Camera:

Artful Camera website: https://artfulcamera.com

Instagram: @Artful.Camera https://www.instagram.com/artful.camera/

Send an email or voicemail to Artful Camera: https://artfulcamera.com/contact/

Disclaimer: some links referenced in the show notes are affiliate links. The use of affiliate links do not affect the price you pay. Artful Camera earns a small commission from each sale which help offset some of the costs involved in producing this podcast. Thank you for your support.

Jun 12 2017

1hr 18mins

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David duChemin - The Soul of the Camera (226)

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When we look at our photographs and find not the slightest reflection of ourselves, it’s a good sign that our images have lost their soul. What can we do about that? How can we add life into our images?

Photographer and author David duChemin answers those questions in his new, inspiring and thoughtful book: The Soul of the Camera – The Photographer’s Place In Picture-Making. David talks about his new book and shares his ideas and thoughts on being intentional about creating images.

Mentioned in this episode:

The Soul of the Camera: http://www.soulofthecamera.com

David duChemin's website: http://davidduchemin.com

Craft & Vision: https://craftandvision.com

This episode is sponsored by:

CrumplePop - Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro X Plugins: http://crumplepop.com

GraphicStock - Enhance your creativity with access to over 380,000 graphics, icons, templates, photos, images, and more—including their new creative lifestyle collection, Creator to Creator. Sign up for a 7 day free trial and download whatever you want, including content from the new Creator to Creator collection! http://graphicstock.com/camera

About the Artful Camera:

Artful Camera website: https://artfulcamera.com

Instagram: @Artful.Camera https://www.instagram.com/artful.camera/

Send an email or voicemail to Artful Camera: https://artfulcamera.com/contact/

Disclaimer: some links referenced in the show notes are affiliate links. The use of affiliate links do not affect the price you pay. Artful Camera earns a small commission from each sale which help offset some of the costs involved in producing this podcast. Thank you for your support.

Jun 06 2017

1hr 14mins

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Creating Camelot - The Kennedy Photography of Jacques Lowe (225)

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Creating Camelot: The Kennedy Photography of Jacques Lowe showcases more than 70 intimate photographs and iconic images of President John F. Kennedy, his wife, Jacqueline, and their children, Caroline and John Jr. — photos that helped create the legend of the Kennedy presidency known as “Camelot” — by Jacques Lowe, Kennedy’s personal photographer from 1958 through his early years in the White House.

Tom Shinall, the marketing director of the Booth Western Art Museum, gives me a personal tour of this extraordinary exhibit now on display at the Booth Museum in Cartersville, Georgia.

Mentioned in this episode:

Booth Western Art Museum: http://boothmuseum.org

FotometerPro Lightmeter for iPhone and iPad: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/fotometerpro/id439913393?mt=8

Richard Photo Lab: http://www.richardphotolab.com

This episode is sponsored by: CrumplePop - Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro X Plugins: http://crumplepop.com

Artful Camera website: https://artfulcamera.com

Instagram: @Artful.Camera https://www.instagram.com/artful.camera/

Send an email or voicemail to Artful Camera: https://artfulcamera.com/contact/

Disclaimer: some links referenced in the show notes are affiliate links. The use of affiliate links do not affect the price you pay. Artful Camera earns a small commission from each sale which help offset some of the costs involved in producing this podcast. Thank you for your support.

May 26 2017

45mins

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Pat McGowan and Blackbox Wants Filmmakers To Be Paid Fairly (224)

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Pat McGowan is the CEO of and founder of Blackbox Global. What is Blackbox Global and why should filmmakers care? That’s what I try to wrap my head around in my conversation with Pat. He is on a mission to give creators more freedom in getting their fair share of passive income for their art.

Mentioned in this episode:

Blackbox.Global: http://www.blackbox.global

This episode is sponsored by:

CrumplePop - Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro X Plugins: http://crumplepop.com

Artful Camera website: https://artfulcamera.com

Disclaimer: some links referenced in the show notes are affiliate links. The use of affiliate links do not affect the price you pay. Artful Camera earns a small commission from each sale which help offset some of the costs involved in producing this podcast. Thank you for your support.

May 15 2017

1hr 19mins

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Dave Bias and the FILM Ferrania Story - Part 2 (223)

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Dave Bias continues in part 2 of this interview by telling the fascinating story of how co-founders Nicola Baldini and Marco Pagni teamed together to resurrect Ferrania as FILM Ferrania to bring back analog film production. Dave talks about FILM Ferrania's successful Kickstarter campaign that allowed them to invest in the future of analog film.

However, as with any good story adversity lurks around the corner threatening the protagonist’s journey. Dave tells us that proved true with FILM Ferrania. They suffered a major setback in refurbishing the manufacturing facility that caused them to have to delay the release of a new color reversal film originally promised as a reward to their Kickstarter supporters. Meanwhile, the FILM Ferrania team found an old hand written note in a diary that turned out to be the formula and manufacturing instructions of a gorgeous, silver-packed, black and white cinema film stock that is the stuff of legends: P30. Producing the first batches of P30 proved to be a good learning step in developing and fine turning the machinery and processes for eventually making color reversal film.

Dave Bias' gripping and inspiring account of the extraordinary story of the resurgence of analog film is a story that has only just begun.

Mentioned in this episode:

FILM Ferrania http://www.filmferrania.it

Dave Bias http://www.davebias.org

Announcing P30 https://vimeo.com/197269585

P30 Info and Sample Images http://www.filmferrania.it/p30

Revenge of Analog - Real Things and Why They Matter - by David Sax http://amzn.to/2pNoSxv

This episode is sponsored by:

CrumplePop - Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro X Plugins: http://crumplepop.com

Artful Camera website: https://artfulcamera.com

Disclaimer: some links referenced in the show notes are affiliate links. The use of affiliate links do not affect the price you pay. Artful Camera earns a small commission from each sale which help offset some of the costs involved in producing this podcast. Thank you for your support.

May 08 2017

1hr 21mins

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Dave Bias and the FILM Ferrania Story - Part 1 (222)

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To call Dave Bias a creative is too limiting. He is a story teller, a entrepreneur, a photographer, a graphic designer, and much more – a 21st century polymath. Dave's journey begins in a small West Virginia town as vinyl record shop owner. A love of folding cameras (such as the pre-World War II Voigtländer Bessa) and a chance encounter with a rented Hasselblad leads Dave into the world of photography. When Polaroid stopped making instant film, Dave took on what to some may have seemed to be a quixotic quest to save Polaroid. That led to his work with Impossible Project. And from there, Dave moved on to FILM Ferrania.

Ferrania was founded in 1917 and later started manufacturing photographic and motion picture film. In 1964 they were bought by 3M and became primarily a white label film manufacturer. The near death of film photography due to the dramatic advancement of digital cameras led to Ferrania ceasing film manufacturing and finally shuttered their plant doors in 2010.

Curiously, the pulse of the apparent corpse of film photography indicated a faint heart beat that began to grow stronger and stronger. A small but passionate group of artists and photographers from around the world clamored for something more tangible and beautiful – something that only film could provide. Film was not dead!

Nicola Baldini and Marco Pagni teamed together to bring back to life Ferrania as FILM Ferrania to bring back film. They ran a successful kickstarted that ended October 2014 with 5582 backers raising $322,420.

So where does Dave Bias fit in the FILM Ferrania story? He is now spearheading the marketing and sales of FILM Ferrania film in the United States. Dave wants to ensure that the FILM Ferrania makes analog film for the next 100 years and beyond. When pre-ordering opened for the first alpha batch of P30, the servers crashed and burned. When their e-commerce store came back online, P30 sold out almost immediately. That’s truly a good problem to have!

It’s a big story that one episode cannot comfortably contain so I’ve created two episodes to tell their story. Part 1 fittingly begins with the story of Dave Bias.

Mentioned in this episode:

FILM Ferrania http://www.filmferrania.it

Dave Bias http://www.davebias.org

Impossible Project https://us.impossible-project.com

Video: Un viaggio negli stabilimenti FERRANIA - Aprile 1941 https://youtu.be/12YJFOKJhtE

This episode is sponsored by:

CrumplePop - Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro X Plugins  http://crumplepop.com

Artful Camera website https://artfulcamera.com

May 03 2017

1hr 22mins

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