1. How to Choose the Best Lens for Weddings & Events. Canon Cinema Caravan (2010)


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    thanks to all of our amazing sponsors that have made this trip possible and that have brought this tutorial to you. we have plenty more to come. first and foremost, thanks to canon live learning for making all of this possible (the bus and all). thanks to manfrotto for being so kind in providing 16 monopods plus tons more gear. thanks to cinevate for the shoulder rigs and atlas camera sliders. thanks to zacuto for the z-finders and DSLR rig. thanks to tiffen/lowel/steadicam for all of their lighting and stabilization support. we setup for our first workshop tonight and it almost resembled the show floor of BH at times. let us know what you think. we are happy to answer any questions and we look forward to hitting the road and shooting our next tutorial in chicago. check out our blog for the road trip here: http://canoncaravan.stillmotionblog.com/ P.

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    • "CITY OF LAKES" The Official Short


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      What happens to a dream when it becomes reality? Does it still exist somewhere, in some ethereal place, waiting to come to fruition again? Could a fictional narrative capture an emotional state, and the true meaning behind a real, live event with more drama and conviction than a traditional documentary? These were just some of the questions that arose when we took on the “CITY OF LAKES” project. First and foremost, it would become an unprecedented attempt to combine a fully scripted narrative production with Melissa & Samir's real, live wedding. All with the intention of creating one, seamless film. The live wedding and production would be shot entirely on-location in Udaipur, India over a period of nine days. Our skeleton crew would consist solely of live event filmmakers from across North America, who would shoot the live wedding events and production simultaneously under some very challenging conditions, exclusively on HDSLRs, the Canon 5D Mark II and 7D. “CITY OF LAKES” is as much a story about what it means to return to the home of one’s ancestors, as it is an exploration of the Hindu faith, and the rituals of a Hindu marriage. Central to this is the Ganesh pooja, which in simple terms, is a prayer over a fire believed to invoke the spirit of Ganesh, a deity and protector, who Hindus believe can remove all obstacles from one’s path. The pooja is performed several times in the film and carries great significance to the plot and characters in both literal and metaphoric ways. Melissa & Samir had always dreamed of being married in India. We hope this film helps them cherish that dream while achieving more than a documentary, and perhaps simultaneously, more than a scripted film. We are thankful for the acting talents and professionalism of Anubhab Saha, Sharon Chawda and Rushad Rana; and the amazing support of our sponsors: Canon, Tiffen/Steadicam, and Cinevate. There is a final question we hope you’ll find difficult to answer as you watch our film. In more ways than one, try to answer: What is real? Thanks for watching, -Kevin Pacific Pictures presents “CITY OF LAKES” Starring Rushad Rana, Anubhab Saha, and Sharon Chawda Written & Directed by Kevin Shahinian Produced by Kevin Shahinian & Patrick Moreau Line Producer Pravin Thakur Director of Photography Patrick Moreau 2nd Unit Director Joe Simon 2nd Unit Steadicam Casey Warren Film Editor Kevin Shahinian Sound Recordist Amish Solanki Jib Operator Chris Geiger A very special thanks to http://www.Canon.com, http://www.Tiffen.com, and the entire http://www.Cinevate.com team for their amazing support. For more behind the scenes, be sure to check out cinevate.com/​website/​index.php/​city_of_lakes

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      • Mutiny Bikes "Let's Get Mystical" Trailer!


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        A new video from Mutiny Bikes. Will be available September 2009 on DVD and Blu-ray. A year in the life of Muinty Bikes, come join the team as they travel around the world in search of the best spots. Filmed and edited by Joe Simon Shot with the HVX-200, 5DMKII, Scoopic 16mm and Canon 814XLS Super 8mm. Song is “Moksha” By Caspian

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        • LEGO Turing Machine


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          This is a short documentary about the LEGO Turing Machine built by Jeroen van den Bos and Davy Landman at Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI), Amsterdam (Netherlands). They built it for CWI's exposition "Turings Erfenis" in honor of the centenary of Alan Turing's birth on 23 June 1912. More on the LEGO Turing Machine here: http://www.legoturingmachine.org/ More info on the making of this video here: http://www.ecalpemos.nl/filmmaking/lego-turing-machine/ Alan Turing was a brilliant mathematician who helped define the theoretical model of the computer as we know it today. He was a visionary, one of the few people of his time who recognized the role the computer would play for humanity. The Turing Machine (1936) is an adequate model of a computer. It can do anything the computers of today or tomorrow can do.

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          • jc plus esther // all 7d highlights


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            the first full wedding we have shot exclusively with the Canon EOS 7D. the skinny: // one cinematographer // two Canon 7D cams // four lenses; 50 f1.2, 24 f1.4, 100 macro f2.8, 70-200 f4 non-IS // one tripod, one monopod, one cinevate pegasus heavy lifter (slider) // audio was through a tascam and zoom h4n paired with sennheiser ew g2 wireless lavs //no external lighting was utilized in any of the shots in the final piece. everything was working with what was there. total cost of all the gear used that day was approx $10k. we didn't know about the surprise engagement book (unfortunately), so all of that was very improv shooting. we have a longer writeup on the couple (the lovely jc + esther) and their day on our blog www.stillmotionblog.com

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            • "CITY OF LAKES" The Official Trailer


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              There are many ways to tell a story. And so much a wedding symbolizes; so many questions it tends to raise: What is love? What is faith? It was our hope to explore these themes in a far more dramatically engaging way than we felt possible in a traditional documentary. Perhaps there is more within this story then meets the eye. In the fall of 2009, Melissa & Samir embarked on an incredible journey to Udaipur, India, to fulfill a lifelong dream of having their wedding in the country of their ancestry. This transcendent place, affectionately called the "CITY OF LAKES," located in the breathtaking region of Rajasthan, would be the setting for their extravagant, three-day marriage celebration and the backdrop of our unprecedented film production. We believe this to be the first ever live event-scripted concept production film ever produced on this scale, and shot entirely on HDSLRs, the Canon 5D Mark II and 7D. We hope you enjoy the trailer for "CITY OF LAKES" and look forward to sharing the film with you soon. Pacific Pictures presents "CITY OF LAKES" Starring Melissa Kumar, Samir Shah, Anubhab Saha, Sharon Chawda & Rushad Rana Written & Directed by Kevin Shahinian Produced by Kevin Shahinian & Patrick Moreau Line Producer Pravin Thakur Director of Photography Patrick Moreau 2nd Unit Director Joe Simon 2nd Unit Steadicam Casey Warren Film Editor Kevin Shahinian Sound Recordist Amish Solanki Jib Operator Chris Geiger A special thanks to Canon & Tiffen/Steadicam, and a very special thanks to the entire www.Cinevate.com team for their support. For more behind the scenes, be sure to check out cinevate.com/website/index.php/city_of_lakes

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              • Working With Camera Stabilizers and DSLRs. Canon Cinema Caravan (2010)


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                here it is, a long journey that began with a crazy proposal to Canon well over 8 months ago, culminating in a almost a month living on a bus, touring the country, and meeting some amazing people along the way. our last tutorial is an introduction to stabilizers for EOS cameras. it covers our hands down favorite too, the monopod (answering the most commonly asked question and some tips and tricks), our take on sliders (the atlas LTS 30 by cinevate featured here), as well as a breakdown on stabilizers (featuring the steadicam merlin). i hope you enjoyed the series of tutorials, stay tuned for what's in store in 2011. for those of you in the paris area, come and see us on the 14th for an all day seminar on storytelling in both photo and cinema. more info on our education blog stillmotionblog.com/author/education follow us on twitter @stillmotion P.

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                • BTS Shooter's Commentary // Joann + Donald NDE


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                  Our BTS Shooter's Commentary is a look into the production and post-production here at Visual Masterpiece. For more information about hands on training / workshops please contact Rebecka@visualmasterpiece.com or visit our Workshop page http://visualmasterpiece.com/blog/?page_id=1011 The original film can be viewed here http://vimeo.com/22021695 Cinevate Atlas 10 Review: We received the Atlas 10 with vertical pully/slider just before this event so this was our first run with it. As such we brought our trusty Atlas 30 just incase we weren't happy with the results. Nothing to worry about, before the night was over we packed away the Atlas 30 and kept the 10 by our side. Our first impressions of the Atlas 10 were "wow this thing is built like a tank" and no kidding it really is. Upon opening the box this slider says "I was made for professional use". It is finely crafted and fits in line with Cinevate's stellar reputation. For those of you familiar with the Atlas 30, the slide of the 10 is smooth, but not as smooth. The 10 requires a slight constant push, whereas the 30 glides along effortlessly. The 10 also has enclosed rails which keep them from possibly being dinged, which meant we could treat the 10 a bit more carelessly than we do the 30. However this ruggedness comes at a price of weight which is a downside after being already weighed down with tripods and loads of other cinematography equipment for gorilla filmmaking. Since we had the ATL legs, adding a strap was easy and essential for managing the additional weight. The ability to add a quick release plate at the end and middle meant no longer packing c-stands for the Atlas 30, which was nice since we always had a tripod nearby. The vertical system was really smooth. Although the 10 can be used without the pulleys, I feel the leverage they give does a better job than pushing the camera up itself. Cinevate supplies the vertical system with a counter balancing box that you can fill up with bolts, rocks or whatever. Although we did test it out with amazing results, we choose not to bring the counter balance simply because it doesn't work for this type of shooting. If we were in a controlled environment you bet it would be used! Having the vertical option gave us a new look that we took advantage of. Ring shots, dress shots, foreground shots all got another possible perspective thanks to the vertical system. To sum up this review I feel the Atlas 10 has a home among studio shooters, and field shooters who need the additional durability, however for most event based DSLR shooters Cinevate has a lighter version of the 10 called the FLT. The FLT can be set up as a dual vertical slider like the 10, and because of the weight loss on the FLT model I think it will be greatly favored over the more rugged version. As for the pulley system, I highly recommend adding the vertical pulley, just keep an eye on the slack in the line when using horizontally. At the price of these sliders its hard to imagine a local event based studio without one. -M Visit us on FB: http://www.facebook.com/pages/VisualMasterpiece/185070881528835 Blog: http://visualmasterpiece.com/blog/

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                  • Magic Lantern introduction


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                    An updated introduction to the Magic Lantern firmware for the Canon 5D Mark II. Production by http://5dfilmmaking.com 7D support is in progress: http://vimeo.com/7851909

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                    • LGM - The Lost Mystical


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                      Left over footage from "Let's Get Mystical" Music - Yeasayer - "Ambling Alp"

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