1. The Shot You Missed – Bilder Vor Unserer Zeit

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    Zwischen zwei Tagen der Photokina 2010 bin ich über ein Video der dramatischen Explosion der Hindenburg von 1937 gestolpert. Diese Bilder hatte ich zuletzt in meiner Schulzeit gesehen, als ich mit Fotografie noch nicht viel zu tun hatte, doch jetzt haben sie für mich jetzt neue Bedeutung erlangt, denn besonders die Aufnahmen vom Flug des gewaltigen Luftschiffs über New York haben mich fasziniert - nicht zuletzt auch deshalb, weil ich in letzter Zeit viel Steampunk Kram gemacht habe - und ich dachte mir, wie gern hätte ich selbst die Chance gehabt, damals diese Aufnahmen zu machen, doch das war weit vor meine Zeit - und was das ganze Grauen des zweiten Weltkriegs angeht, bin ich natürlich schon froh, diesen nicht miterlebt zu haben. Doch die Bilder haben mich angeregt einmal herauszufinden, ob es auch für andere Fotografen solche Momente der Zeitgeschichte gibt, die vor ihrer Zeit lagen, und die sie gern selbst fotografiert hätten. Also habe ich auf der Photokina einmal ein paar nette Bekannte und Kollegen gefragt... Der Ton ist übrigens furchtbar, sorry dafür, war eine spontane Aktion und wir hatten kein externes Mikrofon dabei.

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    • NPPA Convergence '10

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      This video is from the NPPA Convergence '10 which was held in Charleston, South Carolina. Several of the presenters are included including Craig Walker, Bill Frakes, Darren Durlach and Shawn Montano.

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      • Bill Frakes - Cinevate's Shooter Showcase

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        Full Shooter Showcase available at cinevate.com/website/index.php/shootershowcase_billfrakes

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        • Shooting Video with a DSLR Camera - English

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          With the ability to shoot video with many new DSLR cameras, the necessary changes in handling them has become evermore important. Professional photographer Bill Frakes, in conjunction with Bogen Imaging (now Manfrotto Distribution), shot a video using a DSLR camera with Manfrotto and Gitzo photography equipment. These were his conclusions: The new cameras look and feel like traditional still cameras, but handle very differently, especially when shooting video. The weight distribution and focusing techniques involved require a tough, durable, and rock steady platform to shoot with. When shooting video with the new DSLR cameras like the Nikon D90, I rely heavily on Manfrotto and Gitzo tripods to keep the camera steady and video smooth. The Manfrotto 700RC2 and the 190XB are an excellent solution for working on the go. The 701HDV is an even more robust head that is still lightweight and very easy to use. The Gitzo fluid damped 3-way head G2272M is great on the GT3320BS tripod. The G2180 and the G2380 fluid heads are terrific options as well. I use a lot of long, heavy telephoto glass and it is absolutely critical that I have not only perfectly steady, optimally balanced equipment in order to produce crisp, fluid images, but it is equally important that the heads allow seamless fluid control so that I can move easily with the action. In the field, traveling with tripods are a mandatory part of my workflow. My personal favorites are the Manfrotto 529 HiHat with the 519 video head attached and the Gitzo GT5560SGT with the sturdy G2380 attached. I have complete confidence in their rugged reliability. I simply couldn't produce the work I do without them. Bill Frakes is a Sports Illustrated Staff Photographer. He has worked in over 100 countries for an extensive list of major general interest publications and for advertising clients including Nike, Coca Cola and Nikon.

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          • Shooting Videos with a DSLR Camera - English

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            With the ability to shoot video with many new DSLR cameras, the necessary changes in handling them has become evermore important. Professional photographer Bill Frakes, in conjunction with Bogen Imaging (now Manfrotto Distribution), shot a video using a DSLR camera with Manfrotto and Gitzo photography equipment. These were his conclusions: The new cameras look and feel like traditional still cameras, but handle very differently, especially when shooting video. The weight distribution and focusing techniques involved require a tough, durable, and rock steady platform to shoot with. When shooting video with the new DSLR cameras like the Nikon D90, I rely heavily on Manfrotto and Gitzo tripods to keep the camera steady and video smooth. The Manfrotto 700RC2 and the 190XB are an excellent solution for working on the go. The 701HDV is an even more robust head that is still lightweight and very easy to use. The Gitzo fluid damped 3-way head G2272M is great on the GT3320BS tripod. The G2180 and the G2380 fluid heads are terrific options as well. I use a lot of long, heavy telephoto glass and it is absolutely critical that I have not only perfectly steady, optimally balanced equipment in order to produce crisp, fluid images, but it is equally important that the heads allow seamless fluid control so that I can move easily with the action. In the field, traveling with tripods are a mandatory part of my workflow. My personal favorites are the Manfrotto 529 HiHat with the 519 video head attached and the Gitzo GT5560SGT with the sturdy G2380 attached. I have complete confidence in their rugged reliability. I simply couldn't produce the work I do without them. Bill Frakes is a Sports Illustrated Staff Photographer. He has worked in over 100 countries for an extensive list of major general interest publications and for advertising clients including Nike, Coca Cola and Nikon.

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            • Enduro shot with Canon Eos 1D Mark IV

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              Two Canon 1D Mark IV and one 5D Mark II was used to make this film. I was inspired by Bill Frakes and Laura Heald at Straw Hat Visuals/Sports Illustrated and the way they combine stills, filmclips and sound to make journalistic multimedia. This is my first try.

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              • Rome 2009: Missy Koch 25 years later, by Bill Frakes.

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                Rome, August 2009: 25 years after being awarded the World Press Photo medal for "Daily Life Stories", Bill Frakes again photographed Missy Koch. In 1984 Missy was an athletic university student who lost her right leg to a terrible cancer. She now lives with her composer husband, Todd Billingsley and three children--Joey, Lukas and Abbey--in Rome and is dedicated to making life better for everyone she comes in contact with. Her story was described as follows by Bill himself: "Missy Koch, my dear friend. I knew Missy before she found out she had cancer. Like all of her friends I was stunned, paralyzed when I found out. For the next year I was with Missy documenting what she was feeling, how she was coping, just being there. She promised me from the start that she would beat the cancer, that even after she lost her leg that she would walk again, and she did. We've stayed in touch through the years and I've watched her work through the challenges surrounding being a cancer survivor. She is right where she always said she'd be, exploring the world with her family --happy and healthy. When things get tough I only have to look to Missy for inspiration." Manfrotto together with Gitzo, Kata, and Elinchrome supported Bill in this new Missy Koch Billingsley reportage, and we are very honored to be the ones to talk to you about it, and present the final result. The images were produced with the Nikon D3 and D300S with the Nikkor 14-24, 24-70, 200 f2 and 400 f2.8 lenses. The grip equipment and the light stands are all Manfrotto products. The tripods used were the Manfrotto High Hat 519/526 combination, and the Gitzo GT5561sgt with G1380 HD Fluid Head. The equipment was carried in Kata OC97 bags, and in Kata DR-467 and RL-302. backpacks. The studio lighting was done with the Elinchrome Quadra. "Multimedia production is my favorite form of storytelling, combining the best of HD video, still imaging, ambient audio, a well crafted script and music. The cameras are capable of producing amazing images, both still and video and you have to use them intelligently especially shooting video by using proper supports to eliminate shake and help with consistent compositon and by adding light to accent and explain." -- Bill Frakes Todd Billingsley, Missy's husband has written a book, BORN TO RUN, the Missy Koch Billingsley story which will be available in Fall 2010. www.Missybook.com http://experience.manfrotto.com © Bill Frakes - All Right Reserved

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                • Ada and her daughter Leany Homeless but Hopeful

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                  Ada and her daughter are homeless and being helped by Covenant House in Orlando, Florida. Ada and her family came to America 10 years ago when her family won "el loto," which is literally the lottery. They put their names in a drawing for a visa and were chosen. Video by Pullitzer-prize winning Sports Illustrated photographer Bill Frakes and Laura Heald for the Do 1 Thing project http://do1thing.org

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