Chris Sharma and Mindful Living Ambassador Mark Coleman talk about the ‘inside game’ of climbing – how our thoughts can either hinder our performance or enhance our experience. The universal idea of letting go and focusing on the present moment allows us to more fully enjoy our passionate pursuits and our lives… of course this is easier said that done.+ More details
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This is episode six of our geeking out on gear series. This time we discuss the Canon 5D Mark III (3) Auto Focusing Options and Point Selections. Feel free to ask questions here - everything in the video is simply from our own impressions & opinions. This video was recorded with a 5d3. - Anna and Spencer http://www.annaandspencer.com http://www.annaandspencer.com/blog P.S. You're welcome to embed this video anywhere you'd think it would be useful. Edit: We were able to test out Servo mode a bit more at a wedding tonight (4/22/2012) - I found one of the settings that worked extremely well. I'll make a video about how to use it and the such once I've had a chance to test it out again in a live environment.+ More details
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This is a brief but detailed description of a 35mm adapter I built for my Canon HF200. I built it for under $20 Australian (excluding the focusing screen and the Lens), using parts mainly sourced from eBay. The only parts I didn't get from eBay were the phone parts - which you can buy online - and the lens. Parts are as follows: - Nikon 1.8D AF 50mm Lens - Canon Ee-S focusing screen - Vibration motor from an old phone - charging components from the same phone (plug and socket) - Old CD Stack clear top cover - 3x Clothes pins - 1 Nikon Macro extension tube - 9V Battery - 2 Pole switch - 1W Zener Diode - Battery Case - 37mm to 58mm step-up ring - Some tiny mobile phone screws - some wire - some heat shrink - 2 part epoxy glue - 2 part repair putty I also built a few jigs etc along the way to help with the alignment of the focusing screen as this had to be perfect (46.5mm from the end of the edge of the bayonet ring if I recall correctly). It didn't turn out exactly as I imagined, and I may rebuild it if I could be bothered at a later date. Some parts are temporary and my first "fix it" item is a more secure way to hold the focusing screen in place. I'm also in the process of building a rail system to support the weight of it, though it's not actually that bad at the moment...I film supporting the joint with my hand anyway. There are also some remnants of laziness on the adapter as I describe in the video but they didn't effect the output at all. The output quality was much better than I hoped for with very little vignetting and almost no chromatic aberration that I can see. Low light performance is pretty grainy (as to be expected) but I can semi-fix it by messing with the camera settings. Sample footage is over here if you care to take a look: http://www.vimeo.com/6583764 Please feel free to leave comments and suggestions as they would be appreciated. Anything to help improve this and other peoples builds! Cheers.+ More details
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The Redrock Micro microFollowFocus | Blue represents a stunning achievement in performance and value. As the first of Redrock's "Blue" line of cinema accessories, the microFollowFocus | Blue is designed for higher end productions, offering increased features and performance at a slight premium over standard Redrock gear. This tutorial covers the basic operation, setup, and tips for the microFollowFocus blue including: - setup & configuration - how to add second "studio" side - how to adjust backlash - how to flip the gearbox and many other details. More information at redrockmicro.com/blue+ More details
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A presentation introducing Focusing and the 'felt sense' by philosopher and psychologist, Eugene Gendlin Ph.D. Focusing is more than being in touch with your feelings and different from body work. Focusing occurs exactly at the interface of body-mind. It consists of specific steps for getting a body sense of how you are in a particular life situation. The body sense is unclear and vague at first, but if you pay attention it will open up into words or images and you experience a felt shift in your body. In the process of Focusing, one experiences a physical change in the way that the issue is being lived in the body. We learn to live in a deeper place than just thoughts or feelings. The whole issue looks different and new solutions arise. See www.focusing.org for more info. Videography by Nada Lou www.nadalou.com and music by Goran Petrovic, this doco was shot in 2000 in Toronto. 12:43 min excerpt from 2 hour dvd.+ More details
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Show-Focus is a tool targeted at the filmmaking industry and designed to provide a new type of information through augmented reality. The concept is to create a physical representation of the invisible plane of focus so as its precise location (where the image is going to be in focus) is known at any time. Details in my online portfolio : www.guillaumecouche.com+ More details
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You can read more details about the installation over at my blog! http://brianymarsh.com/blog.html This method saves you a lot of money from buying specialized, third-party focusing screens. At the time of this posting, the Eg-s Focusing screen for the 5D Mark II is only $35 (link below). http://www.amazon.com/Canon-Eg-S-Precision-Focusing-5D-Mark/dp/B001KBZ3S2 You can purchase specialized, third-party focusing screens that are made-to-order, from only a few online retailers. But prices for those screens are $90 + http://www.focusingscreen.com/index.php?cPath=21_134+ More details
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