1. Iijima Hiroki : Portrait of a Kendama Samurai


    from Matthew Ballard Added 131K 1,962 60

    With stylish dancing and precise consistency, Iijima Hiroki is redefining kendama, an ancient Japanese skill toy. Iji is the newest professional for KROM Kendama, and he is also part of Zoomadanke (A kendama performance duo in Japan) and EFK (Exciting Freestyle Kendama). facebook.com/KromKendama facebook.com/zoomadanke facebook.com/KendamaEFK Director Cinematographer Editor / Matthew Ballard Cinematographer / Thorkild May Location / Nara, Japan Special Thanks / Tamotsu Kubota & Hajime Ishibashi

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    • leave darkness not for light | A Sony A7s film


      from will Y. binks Added 11.4K 232 58

      *Attention anyone in London, I have just moved to your beautiful city for 5 years and am interested in collaborations and any film/cinematography work:) Cheers. http://www.blackcasemedia.wix.com/wbinks for more. Filmed throughout the interior of British Columbia. (All in chronological order of trip) Cinematography | Audio | Written | Color by myself, William Yianni Binks | @Blackcasemedia Music: The Signal OST Filmed with the Sony A7s Slog-2 and other flat custom profiles + Leica 35mm Summicron-M Glass All entirely handheld Edited in Premiere | Graded in Adobe Speedgrade Screenshots below- click to go to my flickr to see full size Follow me for more films coming soon with the sony A7s Follow me on Facebook for more films and photography: www.facebook.com/blackcasemedia Second place on Awardeo for the video of the week- Oct 2014

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      • Because Camera Tests Are The New Short Film: S-Log 2 + Sony FS700


        from Gene Sung Added 9,754 142 58

        I wanted to make this camera test a little more cinematic, so instead of just shooting locked off shots of skies, flowers, faces, etc... to test the dynamic range and what not, I tried to make it a little artsy. Everything was shot bare bones handheld with no rig. I did the paid upgrade and updated my Sony FS700 to 4K (Still waiting for the Odyssey 7Q recorder) and S-Log 2. This was just recorded on the internal SDHC card using stock AVCHD codec. I have to say, I'm in LOVE with S-Log. Before with Cinegammas, you were getting about 12 stops. According to chart tests I seen on-line, S-Log 2 gives you about 14 stops and it's very, very noticeable. The highlights are absolutely insane now and there's just this really nice, luminous quality to the FS700 footage that was not there before. Even shadow detail is better. S-Log is obviously very, very flat. I just did a basic grade and added a bit of contrast and saturation. Nothing major at all. Since the internal codec is 8-bit, you cannot grade it that heavily. But the 10-bit 7Q recorder will change all that since it will be in RAW, 4:2:2 10-bit and even 4:4:4 12-bit. Then, you can grade it a lot more. So SICK and I cannot wait. The main thing with S-Log 2 is exposure is way more critical than before. I exposed everything in the middle of the histogram with Zebras set to 100%. Any shots that are under exposed (like the 2nd shot of the family with the little boy in the cap) is punished with heavy noise when graded. Usually, with most digital cameras (including the FS700 + Cinegammas), I under expose by about 1 stop. NOT so with S-Log, as you will be punished. Stay in the middle, or even slightly over expose; but I think middle is the best. I had to shoot mainly with zooms because I only had the two sets of kids for about 1 hour each, so I had to work really fast and kids don't exactly listen so it's basically getting what you can before their ADHD sets in and they run off to the next rock. Lenses used (mostly the zooms to work fast): Canon 24-105 L IS f4 on Metabones Speed Booster so it was really 17-75 f2.8 Canon 70-200 L IS f2.8 on Metabones Mark II Tokina 11-16 f2.8 Zeiss and Canon Primes here and there.

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        • 2012 Lighting/Compositing Demo Reel


          from David Luong Added 22K 686 57

          facebook.com/ackdoh twitter.com/ackdoh behance.net/davidluong Lighting/Compositing/Rotoscoping/Digital Paint Reel 2012. Works from Blizzard Entertainment, Rhythm & Hues, and Luma Pictures. For more info, visit http://davidluong.net Please view in HD @ 1280x720 and Full Screen. Matte Painting reel also available here: https://vimeo.com/45113526 Work includes: - Diablo 3 - World of Warcraft: Cataclysm - World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King - Starcraft 2: Wings of Liberty - Night at the Museum - Superman Returns - Garfield 2 - Underworld Evolution - Personal Projects

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          • Into The Woods (Canon 550D bitrate 3.0x)


            from Sebastian Huber Added 24.6K 192 56

            1080p video available at: http://bit.ly/VUjg0y Follow me: twitter.com/sebastianhuber instagram.com/sebastianhuber fb.com/sebastianhuberpl

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            • Horrors Of The Skies VFX Breakdown Reel


              from NiallHornVFX Added 2,284 99 54

              I was tasked to create a WW1 Style 30 Second Fully CG Sequence (Not Just FX!) and I had just 4 weeks Lone Wolf!! Doing eveything by myself was a hard task but very fun and satisfying at the same time, I have always been inspired by the World Of Warplanes work done by RealtimeUK and wanted to see if I could try and capture just one bit of that in this sequence, Also I Worked on the Warthunder 2014 Cinematic which helped me out a lot! The Sequence was FX heavy lots of Fume, Rayfire and RealFlow but I even modelled the plane (based on one of my old assets) and re textured it in about 36 hours! Rendering was based in V-Ray with Scanline for most o the FX Renders, I was focusing on the FX the most. This Short Reel aims to show the breakdowns for each shot, I also wrote a very long article on my blog (See Below). Thanks For Watching and all the support! This has been the biggest undertaken for me yet! I hope to work on a personal FX Sequence next year! Blog: http://niallhornvfx.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/one-man-one-month-vfx-sequence-making.html Music Credits- Danny Cocke, Veigar Margeirsson

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              • Leon


                from England Your England Added 26.7K 406 54

                Professional footballer Leon Mckenzie spent 15 years working his way up to the Premier League until injury struck and he spiralled into a deep depression. In a world where weakness is unacceptable, this film explores the dark side of football and how many of its players are suffering in silence. Shot in and around his home in Northampton, the film shows a side of the game that has long been ignored. Leon is part of the film series England Your England. For more films and information visit www.englandyourengland.tv, facebook.com/englandyourengland or twitter.com/yourengland

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                • Donegal Hills - Helas


                  from Mark Easton Added 3,601 83 53

                  Oscar Wilde - Helas This is the first time I have used the GH3. Attached to this beautiful camera is the voigtlander 25mm f0.95. Created for the Weekend Challenge: vimeo.com/groups/weekendchallenge

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                  • AUGUST


                    from Mark Mazur Added 124K 1,822 53

                    AUGUST is the final chapter of three films dedicated to summer. Watch the first film, JUNE, here: vimeo.com/99549742 Watch the second film, JULY, here: https://vimeo.com/102237482 Written & Directed by Mark Mazur Cinematography by Josh Becker Produced by Trent Hilborn & James Rautmann Edited by Cody Brown Colored by Michael Sandness Sound Design & Music by Nick Mihalevich @ Cape Status Executive Produced by Elizabeth Ryan Special Thanks: Malec Govrik, Hayley Borsenik Production Company - A2F Pictures (www.a2fpictures.com)

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                    • iPhone 4S for serious filmmaking (FiLMiC Pro)


                      from Martin Wallgren Added 15.3K 265 51

                      FiLMiC Extreme 48Mbit H.264 footage captured with FiLMiC Pro camera app on the iPhone 4S, edited in Final Cut Pro X. Basically just testing out grading options, sharpness, DOF, highlight clipping, tonality, grain, flares etc. with the iPhone 4S as a serious filmmaking tool! The FiLMiC Pro app really makes a difference. All footage captured handheld and with the FiLMiC EXTREME quality option, encoding to H.264 at 48Mbit and variable framerate set to 24p. Noise gets all organic looking at such high bitrates. Fantastic. Make sure to visit http://www.filmicpro.com and download the 1080p original file on this page for a closer look. :) Make sure to also take a look at the second test 'Sea Moments' here: http://vimeo.com/32418623

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