martedì 28 dicembre 2010

Playstation "Symbols" (ARRI Alexa Test Piece)


Author:
bluemilk
Description:
This was a spec spot crafted out of a camera test with the ARRI Alexa camera.

Raveonettes- Heart of Stone


Blind Founder/ECD/Director Chris Do, in a direct-to-client relationship with The Raveonettes, their management at The Orchard and Vice Records, just pushed out his second video for this Danish alt-rock duo. The video, set in a fantastic illustrated world, portrays the epic journey of a heartbroken man rambling across a unique and beautifully stylized landscape - a subtle blend of Pop Surrealism and Victorian/Steampunk aesthetic - created in Do's unique style.

mercoledì 22 dicembre 2010

Vimeo Video School - Introduction to DSLR Cameras

Introduction to DSLR Cameras with Philip Bloom from Vimeo Staff on Vimeo.


Step 1: Research
DSLR stands for digital single lens reflex. DSLR cameras use a mirror to reflect the image from the lens to the viewfinder, behind the mirror is a sensor. The sensor is what takes that light and interprets it as a electronic signal that shows up on your camera's screen. It's more complicated than that, but I don't want to hurt your brain before we even get this lesson started!

The larger the sensor, the better your camera will be in low light, and the larger your field of view will be. Large sensor, or full-frame cameras, are more expensive than cameras with cropped sensors.

Every DSLR camera has pros and cons. To find the right camera for you, you’ll need to research all the features that come with the camera and look around online or on Vimeo for example footage. Vimeo has entire Groups dedicated to many different types of cameras like the 5D Mark II, EOS 7D, Nikon D90 and a catch-all DSLR Cinema Group.

Advantages of shooting video with a DSLR camera.
High Quality -- Nearly every DSLR camera that shoots video can shoot in 1080p, which is very high quality HD.
Film Look -- DSLR cameras can imitate the look of film very well. This means your videos will look like what you see when you go to the movies!
Also a Stills Camera -- Remember, your DSLR is primarily a stills camera, which means you can easy go back and forth between video and photo mode.

When it comes to deciding which camera is the best for you, keep in mind that technology is always advancing, so new cameras will have new features all the time, therefore there will never be a “perfect” camera. In the end, what you can afford is the most important factor.

sabato 18 dicembre 2010

'Paul' International Trailer

i 10 migliori film del 2010 secondo IMDB


10) Scott Pilgrim vs. The World 7.9 / 10
9) Harry Potter e i Doni della Morte Parte 1 7.9 / 10
8) Shutter Island 8.0 / 10
7) Kick-Ass 8.0 / 10
6) Rapunzel 8.1 / 10
5) Dragon Trainer 8.2 / 10
4) The Social Network 8.2 / 10
3) Toy Story 3 8.7 / 10
2) Black Swan 8.9 / 10
1) Inception 9.0 / 10

Nenette, il nuovo documentario di Nicholas Philibert


From acclaimed French director Nicolas Philibert (To Be and To Have) comes a fascinating spin on the notion of watching and being watched. Nénette, a 40-something orangutan, has lived at the Menagerie du Jardin de Plantes, Paris, for most of her life. We observe her as she watches zoo visitors stroll past and we listen as adults and kids pass comment, frequently ascribing human emotions and values to the giant ape.

Stanley Kubrick - Ritrovati i 17 minuti inediti di 2001: Odissea nello spazio


Una notizia bomba per gli appassionati (e sono tantissimi) del cinema di Stanley Kubrick, durante un evento realizzato dalla Warner Bros a Toronto, Douglas Trumbull e David Larson hanno confermato che sarebbero stati ritrovati 17 minuti di materiale editato direttamente da Kubrick e successivamente non utilizzati per 2001: Odissea nello spazio, che erano stati conservati in un magazzino del Kansas.
Il film infatti dura ufficialmente 141 minuti, ma è noto che alla premier è stata presentata una copia di 160 minuti, nessuno sapeva dove fossero finiti i tagli effettuati dallo stesso Kubrick. Trumbull ha dichiarato che il materiale ritrovato è in ottime condizioni, ma non è sicuro di quello che sarà il suo futuro.
Secondo il sito IMDB, le scene tagliate sarebbero:
* Alcuni tagli dall’incipit Dawn of Man, una sequenza in cui la scimmia prova a usare l’osso come attrezzo di lavoro.
* Alcune riprese di Frank Poole mentre corre nella centrifuga.
* Un’intera sequenza in cui Dave Bowman cerca il materiale per riparare un’antenna in un magazzino.
* Una scena in cui il computer Hal gestisce le comunicazioni radio tra il Discovery e Poole.
* Una passeggiata nello spazio di Poole prima della sua morte.

Insane, il trailer del debutto di Guillermo Del Toro nel mondo dei videogames

giovedì 16 dicembre 2010

Cool Clip from the Canon 7D, Pumped Up with Plug-ins

Cool Clip from the Canon 7D, Pumped Up with Plug-ins

7D 2000 fps from Oton Bačar on Vimeo.


Powerful plug-ins aren’t exactly news — Twixtor and Trapcode Particular have been around for years. But it can be inspirational to see what kind of over-the-top visuals can be cooked up by an imaginative videographer with an inexpensive camera and a lot of desktop tools at their disposal.
That’s the case with this clip, uploaded a couple of weeks ago to Vimeo by Oton Bacar and viewed almost 200,000 times. He dusted off some BMX footage shot months ago with the Canon EOS 7D (presumably at 720p/60), simulated a super-slo-mo effect in Adobe After Effects with RE:Vision’s Twixtor plug-in, and topped it off with raindrop particles created with Red Giant Software’s Particular 2 plug-in and comped into the shot to look like part of the slow-motion image capture. Don’t miss the sky replacement, with time-lapse footage of clouds rolling through the background mixed into the frames.

lunedì 22 novembre 2010

Tron Interactive Poster

Evolution by Anthony Heinl ( FIREFLY Maggio Danza , Momix , daniel ezralow WHY)


Anthony Heinl ( MOMIX MAGGIO DANZA WHY di DANIEL EZRAlOW Comix Amici di Maria de Filippi. FIREFLY Maggio Musicale Fiorentin) six years creating and dancing in MOMIX and various productions in Italy and New York. EVOLUTION DANCE THEATER BY ANTHONY HEINL . For more information Contact info@evolutiondancetheater.com
copyright 2008

Vertical Road, Akram Khan Company, 3 min excerpt


Vertical Road is Akram Khan's latest contemporary ensemble work. Khan has assembled a cast of very special performers from across Asia, Europe and the Middle East. With a specially commissioned score by long-term collaborator composer, Nitin Sawhney, Vertical Road draws inspiration from the Sufi tradition and the Persian poet and philosopher Rumi. Exploring man's earthly nature, his rituals and the consequences of human actions, Vertical Road becomes a meditation on the journey from gravity to grace.

Amazing new iPad digital moving magazine shot on the Red

VIV Mag Interactive Feature Spread - iPad Demo from Alexx Henry on Vimeo.



Good friends of planet5D (sister site of planetiPad), Alexx Henry and Andrew Gant (of Alexx Henry Photography) sent us the information on their latest Apple iPad project, an incredible Digital Magazine concept that they shot on the RED camera. Viv magazine asked them to produce the digital cover and feature spread for the iPad.
“Together with co-directors Cory Strassburger and Ming Hsiung, we produced a motion magazine cover and feature spread for Viv Mag – an all digital magazine, which would allow us to create content that will be able to live on the iPad and other tablet devices where digital magazines can live.”

Alexx Henry speaks about Living Art and the Future of Motion in Photography

Living Art and the Future of Motion in Photography Seminar - Alexx Henry from Alexx Henry on Vimeo.


Living Art and the Future of Photography in Motion
Presented by Alexx Henry
Date: 10/05/10
Location: Columbia College
Chicago, IL
Photo professionals are already under pressure to offer motion to clients, but in the rush to provide motion, little is discussed about the type of content that will both serve the needs of the clients, and work with the strengths of the photographer.
Alexx discusses a new medium called “Living Art” which draws upon the strengths and disciplines of traditional print while exploring what motion has to offer.
This seminar will give you the tools to understand this new paradigm and how to apply your strengths as a photo professional.
Sponsored By: Workbook and APA
Special Thanks to Columbia College for hosting and filming.

sabato 20 novembre 2010

LABORATORIO | ISADORA + ABLETON LIVE


giovedì 2 dicembre alle ore 10.00 - 05 dicembre alle ore 17.00

PREMESSA
Un workshop sulle tematiche del video mapping e audio interaction offerto da Il Pagliaio con Quiet ensemble e Fabio Sestili. Il corso fornira’ ai partecipanti una base tecnica che permetta loro di sviluppare tecniche per la relazione real-time tra immagine / suono / ambiente.
Nello specifico durante il ciclo di lezioni saranno mostrate le moderne tecniche di videomapping, affrontando l’intero iter creativo, dall’ideazione dell’installazione all’applicazione delle tecniche interattive.
Verranno studiate le diverse modalita’ di realizzazione di ambienti sensibili e come diversi input fisici e digitali possono creare o modificare immagini, suoni o luci.

SVILUPPO
Il workshop sara’ suddiviso in 4 giornate di 6 ore ciascuna (3 ore isadora + 3 ore ableton Live), di cui l’ultima sara’ interamente dedicata all’ideazione e alla messa in scena dei progetti ideati dagli allievi.
Le prime tre giornate saranno dedicate allo studio dei software. Si partira’ dai concetti base, al fine di prendere familiarita’ con il software, per poi mostrare alcuni degli strumenti piu’ creativi e divertenti che vengono messi a disposizione nel programma.
Il quarto giorno sara’ dedicato alla realizzazione di un progetto per poi presentarlo domenica 12 dicembre durante la giornata melting, evento dedicato alla presentazione di diverse installazioni e performance di diversi artisti.
Verranno esaminati i principi base per la realizzazione di una performance di videomapping, ma anche come rendere quest’ultima interattiva a diversi stimoli come il movimento di una persona o il suono di uno strumento musicale, pertanto gli allievi sono invitati di portare al workshop tutta la strumentazione con la quale vogliono sperimentare
(controller midi, telecamere joystick wii, ecc).

MELTING | ISADORA + ABLETON LIVE
Dimostrazioni di lavoro | installazioni | lectures | aperitivo
12 dicembre 18:00 - 00:00

MELTING e’ una presentazione di diverse installazioni e performance, realizzate con strumenti come Isadora e Ableton Live o software affini.
Melting sara’ ospitato al Pagliaio, e vedra’ come protagonisti diversi artisti tra cui gli studenti che avranno partecipato al laboratorio “Isadora + Ableton Live” che avranno la possibilita’ di presentare una propria produzione.
Si inizia alle 18, aprendo i battenti per chiunque fosse affascinato da questo mondo a molti sconosciuto e per gli addetti ai lavori.
Il prezzo complessivo del laboratorio e’ di 150€ ed include la giornata Melting| Isadora+Ableton Live
Per iscriversi scaricare e compilare il modulo d’iscrizione e versare un acconto di 50€..
E’ responsabilita’ dei partecipanti procurarsi i materiali tecnici per lo svolgimento del laboratorio.

Le iscrizioni al laboratorio chiudono il 30 novembre 2010


DOWNLOAD PDF

http://www.quietensemble.com/home_files/isadoraableton%20live.pdf

DOWNLOAD MODULO ISCRIZIONE

http://www.quietensemble.com/home_files/Modulo_iscrizione-isadoraabletonlive.doc

venerdì 19 novembre 2010

Metamorphosis - Vesturport Theatre / Lyric Hammersmith



Metamorphosis

Part of the 2010 Next Wave Festival

Nov 30—Dec 4, 2010, 7:30pm
Dec 5, 2010, 3pm

US Premiere

A six-legged nightmare by Franz Kafka
Vesturport Theatre / Lyric Hammersmith
Music by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis
Adapted and directed by David Farr and Gísli Örn Gardarsson

“Illuminated by such brilliant theatricality that it’s impossible to tear your eyes away. Potent, startling, visceral and thoughtful.” —The Times (UK)

You wake up one morning to discover that you’ve turned into a giant bug. It’s the stuff of nightmares, unless you’re Kafka’s oddly placid Gregor Samsa—more concerned about being late to work than anything else. Leaping, scrambling, and skittering through this topsy-turvy stage adaptation of Metamorphosis, fearless actor (and director/adaptor with the Lyric Hammersmith’s David Farr) Gísli Örn Gardarsson of Iceland’s Vesturport Theatre telegraphs his mounting despair in a tour de force performance, supported by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis’ delicately inflected score. The excellent cast, each member embodying the alienation and dysfunction of Kafka’s unsparing tale, enhances the precariousness of the predicament as it morphs into outright cruelty.

BAM Harvey Theater
80min, no intermission
Tickets: $25, 45, 65

Performed in English

Set design by Börkur Jónsson
Lighting design by Björn Helgason
Costumes design by Brenda Murphy
Sound design by Nick Manning

Akram Kahn Company - Vertical Road

PRO FINDER [VARAVON]

Varavon’s Pro Viewfinder + our review of this HDSLR viewfinder with a unique low angle view option

PRO FINDER [VARAVON] from varavon on Vimeo.

martedì 16 novembre 2010

Taiji on 23rd Street Film and Discussion with Philip Glass and Sat Hon


Taiji on 23rd Street
Film and Discussion with Philip Glass and Sat Hon
Wednesday November 24, 2010 @ 7:00 PM
Price: $15.00
Member Price: $13.50
A film and discussion with composer Philip Glass and director Sat Hon
The extraordinary grace of the slow-moving Taiji gestures amid the rush of a river of people hurtling themselves toward their destination: this is New York. The spiritual practice of Taiji Quan, an ancient Taoist sacred dance is filmed on the ordinary, pedestrian thoroughfare of 23rd Street in New York City, accentuating the contrast of the sacred and the profane. The film took three years to complete as the Taiji movements commenced at the East River on the eastside of Manhattan and gradually progressed with the seasons along 23rd Street until reaching the Hudson River on the westside. Metaphorically 23rd Street becomes the Tao (or path) for the practitioner of this Taoist moving form.


http://www.rmanyc.org/events/load/938

Taiji on 23rd Street
2010, Sat Hon, USA, 25 minutes
Directed by Sat Hon
Taiji performed: Sat Hon
Music composed by Philip Glass
Filmed and edited by monika bravo
This film is a production of the ATPS, Inc., a non-profit educational organization.

©2010 RMA · 150 W. 17 St., NYC 10011 · 212.620.5000

venerdì 5 novembre 2010

First look at a real RED EPIC camera in the wild (Cine Gear Expo 2010)



Up close with the RED EPIC camera

Vu and I were at Cine Gear 2010 at The Studios at Paramount and were browsing the expo when we spotted a red epic camera. We could not hold back and had to ask to play with it. If we had more time with the red epic we would have loved to make a longer video showing you the production feature set… It would have also been nice to get some more detailed video footage of the red epic or better yet some real test video from the red epic. Now that would have been great to get awesome test footage from the red epic, even if it was a pre production red epic…

Ok, so some new goals will be to get some real test footage from a an epic camera and then make a red epic demo video.

Well, I hope you enjoyed this quick clip of the RED EPIC.

giovedì 4 novembre 2010

Ologrammi in diretta E' l'era della telepresenza




(4 novembre 2010)

Negli Stati Uniti sono stati creati dei video olografici in tempo reale. Grazie a una tecnologia si basa su polimeri con particolari proprietà ottiche. Si aprono le porte di un nuovo mondo a tre dimensioni. Con un ampio ventaglio di applicazioni.
Il robottino R2D2 richiamò l'attenzione di Luke Skywalker e Obi-wan Kenobi e fece partire il video-messaggio registrato dalla Principessa Leila per chiedere aiuto. Guerre stellari, anno 1977: fu questo l'esordio cinematografico dell'ologramma, ovvero la ricostruzione tridimensionale di un oggetto visibile a occhio nudo e dalle sembianze del tutto verosimili. A tradurre la fantascienza in realtà sono stati alcuni ricercatori della University of Arizona, che per la prima volta hanno creato un sistema olografico capace di trasmettere immagini in 3D in tempo (quasi) reale. La tecnologia apre le porte a un'esperienza completamente nuova di interazione a distanza: la videoconferenza olografica, versione hi-tech dell'appello di Leila. Per riuscire in questa scoperta, pubblicata sull'ultimo numero di Nature, il gruppo di ricerca guidato da Nasser Peyghambarian ha messo insieme le caratteristiche di un nuovo polimero che fa da schermo e un sistema di registrazione ed elaborazione delle immagini basato su ben 16 telecamere.

In cerca della dinamicità. La possibilità di generare attraverso il computer ologrammi di oggetti statici era già stata mostrata oltre quarant'anni fa, ma da allora nessuno era riuscito nel passaggio da immagini ferme a ricostruzioni dinamiche. La quantità di informazioni da gestire, infatti, era così grande da impedire una rappresentazione video in tempo reale. Dopo molti approcci, un primo passo in avanti era stato raggiunto dallo stesso gruppo di Peyghambarian nel 2008, grazie allo studio dei cristalli inorganici fotorefrattivi (capaci cioè di cambiare localmente la rifrazione luminosa se stimolati con un laser in modo da creare immagini realistiche). Allora i ricercatori avevano sviluppato uno schermo olografico monocromatico e in grado di aggiornare l'istantanea di un oggetto ogni quattro minuti: un risultato notevole, ma ancora lontano da una rappresentazione dinamica.

Lo schermo olografico. Ora il team di Scienze Ottiche dell'Università dell'Arizona ha sviluppato un apparecchio composto da un innovativo polimero fotorefrattivo capace di rappresentare video policromatici alla velocità di un fotogramma ogni due secondi: una prestazione che gli autori definiscono "quasi a tempo reale". Diversamente da un normale monitor, il polimero fotorefrattivo non è formato da pixel, bensì da "hogel" (elementi olografici, dall'inglese HOloGraphic ELement). "Questi elementi - spiegano i ricercatori - differiscono dai primi poiché contengono non solo informazioni punto per punto di luminosità e colore, ma anche i dati tridimensionali per ogni prospettiva dell'osservatore".

Gli hogel del monitor, dunque, vengono attivati grazie a impulsi laser della durata di sei miliardesimi di secondo e rimangono accesi per diversi minuti, a meno di un nuovo segnale laser: in questo modo lo schermo riesce a rappresentare sia oggetti in movimento, sia immagini statiche con una tridimensionalità pressoché reale. "Gli hogel permettono di avere una sensazione di completa parallasse", precisano gli autori. "Attraverso il nostro monitor è possibile osservare l'oggetto da diverse prospettive, avendo una sensazione molto più realistica rispetto a quella delle altre tecnologie tridimensionali".

La telepresenza in tre dimensioni. Oltre a sviluppare il monitor olografico, gli studiosi hanno dimostrato come la tecnologia non necessiti di incredibili processori e possa anzi essere facilmente implementata per trasmettere immagini 3D anche tra luoghi distanti, sfruttando una normale connessione a internet. "La grande novità del nostro sistema è di consentire la telepresenza olografica, ovvero la possibilità di registrare immagini tridimensionali che possano essere viste in ogni parte del mondo in tempo reale", spiega Peyghambarian. "Basta avere a un'estremità delle telecamere che registrano, una connessione con fibra ottica e uno dei nostri schermi dall'altra parte". Per dimostrare l'efficienza della telepresenza, i ricercatori hanno usato un sistema di registrazione basato su sedici telecamere, un computer da tavolo che processa le immagini e le trasmette via internet - sfruttando solo il dieci percento della banda disponibile - e il meccanismo di attivazione degli hogel sul monitor finale.

Un'esperienza tutta nuova. Gli scenari aperti da questa scoperta toccano diversi campi, tutti però accomunati da un unico punto: un'esperienza tridimensionale perfettamente reale. Come sottolineano gli autori, "lo strumento potrebbe rivelarsi molto utile per la telemedicina: i neurochirurghi, infatti, potrebbero operare al cervello avendo sotto gli occhi una chiara rappresentazione tridimensionale della situazione del paziente". Oltre alle applicazioni in campo medico, gli ologrammi "in diretta" fanno intuire forme di interazione completamente nuove, arricchite dalla loro somiglianza al reale: dalla semplice video-chiamata alla navigazione di mappe e cartine, le esperienze a distanza potrebbero presto acquisire quel senso di profondità che fa scattare la voglia di "allungare la mano". Allora sì che la fantascienza diventerà davvero pane quotidiano.
(04 novembre 2010)

martedì 2 novembre 2010

ninja shadow dance


black/white ninja choreography with fine soundtrack by stormbugs

LED Shadow dance


LED Design Takayuki Fujimoto
Sound and Programming Daito Manabe

[R] TheatreWorks, Singapore

Shadow dance (an excerpt from a dance performance "True")


Direction and LED Design:Takayuki Fujimoto
Sound design+programing and LED programming: Daito Manabe
Dancer: Tsuyoshi Shirai and Takao Kawaguchi

4-5/12/2010: Workshop “Quasi come Minority Report. L’uso di sensori elettronici nello spettacolo dal vivo”


Workshop per musicisti, attori ed artisti multimediali per sperimentare l’interfacciamento uomo-computer tramite sensori. Leggere elettronicamente i movimenti del corpo, inviare i dati al computer, generare musica ed eventi multimediali.

a cura di Paolo Corti

Abstract
L’obiettivo del workshop è approcciarsi al mondo dei sensori, sviluppando una serie di competenze nella progettazione e realizzazione di sistemi per la cattura del gesto, dei dati fisici corporali, dell’ambiente circostante.

Il seminario si struttura in due moduli: verranno date le basi del software Max/MSP (strumento creativo per la gestione di diversi media) grazie al quale si acquisiranno e gestiranno i dati in entrata, e ci saranno delle sessioni di laboratorio in cui affrontare le problematiche principali, sperimentare l’utilizzo e il controllo delle diverse interfacce e infine progettare veri e propri sistemi interattivi.

Possibili applicazioni artistiche del sistema che studieremo sono: generazione live di rumori, suoni e musica; di effetti video; di controllo di sistemi hardware… il tutto soltanto tramite la lettura dei dati del movimento dell’attore tramite piccoli sensori elettronici collegati al corpo.

Durante il workshop verranno utilizzati i sensori della EoWave, il software Max/MSP.

Quando
sabato 4 e domenica 5 dicembre 2010 dalle ore 10 alle ore 18 (con pausa pranzo)

Requisiti
Possono frequentare il workshop tecnici teatrali, artisti multimediali, musicisti, teatranti e curiosi con una formazione informatica di base. Non sono necessarie conoscenze specifiche.

Durante lo stage saranno forniti tutti i software utilizzati, e saranno a disposizione per entrambi i giorni alcuni sensori per le sperimentazioni (sistema EoWave, schede arduino, controller WII remote…).

Ogni partecipante può portare con se il proprio computer (PC o Mac indifferentemente). sono ben accetti anche hardware e software comandabili tramite protocolli OSC o MIDI, tali da poter essere interfacciati con il sistema che andremo a studiare.

Dove
Il workshop si svolgerà presso la Residenza Teatrale InItinere, sita nell’ex monastero di ValMarina, via Valmarina 25, a Bergamo.

Riferimenti
Residenza InItinere: http://initinere.net

Sensori EoWave: http://www.eowave.com

Max/MSP: http://cycling74.com/

Who’s who
Il workshop è tenuto da Paolo Corti, studente di Musica Elettronica e Tecnologie del Suono presso il Conservatorio G.Verdi di Como. Da sempre appassionato di musica e tecnologia, ha unito le due cose iniziando a studiare le nuove tecnologie musicali, concentrandosi sullo studio dell’interattività e della multimedialità.

Informazioni pratiche
costi
80 euro (studenti 60 euro).

luoghi:
residenza teatrale InItinere,

ex Monastero di Valmarina,

via Valmarina 25

Bergamo

informazioni
Per informazioni sui contenuti del workshop: Paolo Corti, paolocorti87@gmail.com , tel. 349 6774154

Per informazioni logistiche e sulle iscrizioni: Michele Cremaschi, residenzainitinere@gmail.com , tel. 320 2992681

iscrizioni
Le iscrizioni al workshop sono aperte fino al raggiungimento del numero di iscritti massimo previsto.

Si deve effettuare una preiscrizione inserendo i propri dati tramite il form raggiungibile da questa pagina; l’iscrizione è valida dal momento del pagamento della quota.

Per farlo, puoi:

- consegnarla a mano al nostro ufficio, via Papa Leone XIII 27, il mercoledì e il giovedì in orari di ufficio (chiama prima il 3803775764 per accordi, risponde Lucia)

- bonificare l’importo all’Iban: IT67 R076 0111 1000 0000 2106 571 intestato ad: associazione retroscena

Al workshop verranno consegnate le ricevute di pagamento. L’iscrizione comprende la quota associativa all’associazione Retroscena, e la conseguente assicurazione.

Scarica il flyer dell’iniziativa per maggiori dettagli.

domenica 24 ottobre 2010

5Dmk2/7D lens comparison test

This is a short test with the tripod in the same spot switching between prime lenses to show how the crop affects the 7D. The subject, ace stand in Chris Clement, was roughly five feet from the camera. This isn't meant to be an aesthetic test to show the difference in image quality between the two cameras. It's a down and dirty field guide for myself and the other shooters we work with so we can quickly figure what lens we want to use on each camera.

We go from 20mm all the way to 100mm with a Lensbaby composer thrown in at the very end.

5Dmk2/7D lens comparison test from Mike Collins on Vimeo.

giovedì 21 ottobre 2010

The Canon EOS 5D Mark II killer? Recent video from the Panasonic AG-AF100

Posted on 21. Oct, 2010 by planetMitch in 5D mk ii, Vendors

We haven’t yet talked much about the newer cameras coming that are going to attempt to be Canon EOS 5D Mark II (reviews) killers, but that’s about to change because there are now several videos out showing off video from the Panasonic AG-AF100 (also called the AG-AF101 for the PAL version). It will be important to learn about these new cameras as there will be lots of debate about how they compare to the Canon HDSLRs as well as the Nikons as the HDSLR revolution continues.
The first video that has gotten a bunch of attention is this one from crews.tv who have said this about the Panasonic AG-AF100: “here at CREWS.TV we are beginning to think it won’t be a gentle shower that spoils the DSLR fun – it’s going to hose down.” So there you go, some people are calling this $5000 AF100 4/3″ video camera an HDSLR killer… but is it?
For this posting, we chose a more efficient process.

- Import AVC-Intra 100 P2 media via Final Cut Pro 7 Log & Transfer.
- On import transcode to ProResHQ quicktimes.
- Edit in a ProResHQ 1920x1080 sequence.
- Export Master Quicktime same as source.
- Compress with Apple Compressor.
- 1920x1080. H264. Quality - Full. Keyframes - All. Frame Rate - 25.
- Upload 1.54Gig Quicktime to Vimeo.

Panasonic AF-100 Hi-RES Extended RE-Cut evaluation by CREWS.TV from Yves Simard on Vimeo.



Panasonic AG-AF100 test II from Filippo Chiesa on Vimeo.



3200 ISO Panasonic AF100 from Philip Bloom on Vimeo.

mercoledì 29 settembre 2010

Zacuto Z-Finder EVF

http://www.zacuto.com/zfinderevf

Zacuto Z-Finder PRO (v.3) 2,5x - Full Review

Zacuto Z-Finder



The Z-Finder is Zacutos Optical Viewfinder that allows DSLR cameras to have the correct form factor for video. It offers 3x focusable magnification, a 40mm diameter lens, an eyecup preventing extraneous light leakage, and a field of view perfectly matched to LCD screens. With Optics by Schneider, this 6 oz viewfinder is a filmmakers best tool for creating precision focus. The Z-finder currently fits the Canon 5d, Canon 7d, Nikon D90, Panasonic GH1 (see note below), and many other cameras. The Z-finder is made to fit a 3 diagonal screen but other factors come into play such as button placement, slanting of the camera viewfinder etc. Please see below for interior dimensions of the Z-Finder.

The Z-Finder attaches to your camera LCD by using a flat snap fit frame. The snap fit frame attaches to your LCD screen with a double sided adhesive. The Z-finder snaps on and off to the flat frame very quickly. The Z-Finder also has optional rubber bands, Z-Bands, to hold the Z-finder in place. The Z-Bands are just a security measure to hold the Z-Finder in place in case of accidental bumping. The Z-bands are an option and can be added below. The Z-Bands cannot be used without the snap fit frame!

We also added a lanyard hook on the outside of the Z-Finder so you can attach a Zacuto lanyard to your Z-Finder. This allows for the user to quickly take the Z-finder off and on when needed. The lanyard hook and lanyard is included with the Z-Finder.

Z-Finder Features:
3x magnification
Range of 3 diopters
Allows DSLR cameras to have correct form factor for video
Field of view perfectly matched to LCD screen size
No light-leak eyecup
40mm diameter lens for excellent light throughput
Weight: 6 oz.
Outer dimensions of snap fit frame: 71mm wide x 56mm tall
Inner dimensions of snap fit frame: 62mm wide x 46.7mm tall

domenica 30 maggio 2010

Some Kind Of Nature // Canon t2i , 550d


This clip was created as part of an art project.
It focused on a “field” to the concept of nature.
We went to twice on tour.
Once the Furlbachtaal, another time to the development area of the highway. Now it was the projects for further discussion to consider the concept. I made up my mind for a possible connection between the two places to look for and so came to this idea.
Filmed with:
Canon 550D 18-55mm and 50mm f.1.8
Sound:
Zoom H4n, Audiyou

giovedì 20 maggio 2010

Wall-E filmed with the Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Primavera from Metron (Victor Novikov) on Vimeo.


Sorry, that’s a bit of a stretch title, we were just having a bit of fun with this movie… it isn’t the real Wall-e, but a toy version of the famous robot from the movie used to tell a story. It was first shown on this thread on the planet5D forums and we thought it was pretty cute. The author, Victor Novikov, included quite a bit of description on vimeo, and we thought it was something you’d be interested in. There are also a bunch of behind the scenes (BTS) stills included in the vimeo page – or you can go to his making of flickr set.

Second Behind The Scenes from “The Last 3 Minutes”

Shane Hurlbut has posted the second of three behind the scenes movies from their making of the short “The Last 3 Minutes”… This episode was from the “Vietnam sequence” from the movie that we were able to premiere here on planet5D a few weeks ago. (You can view the movie on planet5D Cinema of course). This second behind the scenes has a special bonus as well – a full explanation of the filming of the helicopter scene from the last Terminator movie where Shane was the Director of Photography.

http://vimeo.com/11772274

Behind the Scenes on “The Last 3 Minutes” with Shane Hurlbut

"The Last 3 Minutes" Behind the Scenes from Shane Hurlbut, ASC on Vimeo.


Good friend of planet5D Shane Hurlbut has posted a behind the scenes video of the wonderful short that he and his Elite Team made called “The Last 3 Minutes” – which was shot on Canon EOS

giovedì 8 aprile 2010

TroikaTronix News - UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

April 8th, 2010
UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

ISADORA BEGINNING AND ADVANCED WORKSHOP
: Munich, Germany : April 20 - 26, 2010
Veranstaltungsort :
Bayerischen Theaterakademie August Everding
(Akademietheater / West)
im Prinzregentheater
Prinzregentenplatz 12
81675 München
Hours: 10h-13h and 14:30h-17:30h each day.
The Bayerische Theaterakademie (Bavarian Theatre Academy) is offering an Isadora Workshop for both beginners and intermediate and advanced users from April 20-26, 2010 in Munich, Germany.
Beginners Course: April 20-23, taught by Katrin Jedon (taught in German)
Intermediate & Advanced Course: April 24.-26., taught by Mark Coniglio ( taught in English)
Please bring you own Laptop/computer with the Demo-version ( Mac/PC ) installed.
Although the workshop was mainly conceived for theatre-technicians and the students of the Theaterakademie, they have decided to open it up to the public for the remaining places. A contribution of 350 Euros for the 7 days (or 200 Euros for just the first or the second part) will be expected in form of a donation to the Bayerische Theaterakademie, payable in cash on the first day. A tax-deductible donation receipt will be given.
Please apply by sending an email to medienkurse2010@me.com
LIVE-I WORKSHOP : Portland, Oregon : August 9-13
This is Troika Ranch's annual Live-I Workshop, focused on creation and composition for media intensive performances and taught by the Artsitic Directors Mark Coniglio and Dawn Stoppiello.
Please visit http://troikaranch.org/workshops.html here to learn more.
LIVE-I WORKSHOP : Dublin, Ireland : June 27 - July 2
We are still completing negotiations for this workshop; details to be posted here before the end of April. But it will be similar in format and content to Troika Ranch's annual Live-I Workshop, which you can read about here. Taught by Troika Ranch Artsitic Directors Mark Coniglio and Dawn Stoppiello.
LIVE.MEDIA+PERFORMANCE.LAB : Troy, New York : August 16-22
The first summer lab for interactive media in performance! Directed by Johannes Birringer and Mark Coniglio, the workshop offers intensive training and possibilities for experimentation with mixed reality and real time architectures, programmable environments, interactive design and the integration of time-based media into live performance and installation.
Please visit http://empac.rpi.edu/events/2010/summer/workshop/ to learn more.

“The Last 3 Minutes” Brilliant new Shane Hurlbut 5D Mark II short

The Last 3 Minutes from Shane Hurlbut, ASC on Vimeo.


Shane said this about the film:

“When the rumors about the 24p update for the Canon 5D were swirling, I was perfectly happy with my cocktail that I had perfected on the Navy SEAL film; 30p and then Twixtor to frame blend. Then, commercial production companies and the ad agencies started to inquire about needing 24p because they could not deal with the rendering time of all the Twixtor files, the 7D started to rise as the premium capture. That is when the aha moment happened for me. I wondered, why is everyone asking for second best when the Canon 5D is king? At that point, I knew I had to be a proponent of the 24p upgrade and to shoot something with it that would bring people back into focus about the camera that started it all.

So Lydia Hurlbut negotiated with Canon to sponsor a visual short produced by Hurlbut Visuals and Bandito Brothers Productions that showcased the 24p firmware update in the 5D to remind everyone of the power of this amazing tool. A tool that can inspire out of the box thinking. I wanted to feature the Canon glass to show what I had learned over the last 13 months shooting one feature, 12 commercials, and 20 short films with this platform.”

sabato 27 marzo 2010

“Blockhead” (filmed on the Canon EOS 5D Mark II) wins “Best Short” at Phoenix Fear Festival

Blockhead (HORROR TRAILER) Canon 5D Mark II from John Conway on Vimeo.


Indie Horror Short film shot on the 5DMKII. Super low budget, great crew, great cast, great camera!!
We used all Canon lenses including, 28mm f/1.2, 50mm f/1.4, EF 24mm f/1.4, 85mm, 100-300mm, and of course the Lensbaby Composer.
Tell your friends, follow us @ twitter.com/blockheadfilm.
www.blockheadthefilm.com
Thank you and Enjoy!!!
Blockhead
UPDATE!! Blockhead wins Best Short Film @ the Phoenix Fear Film Festival in January 2010. www.phxfearfilmfestival.com

martedì 23 marzo 2010

True Blood - confermata la terza serie ed intervista ai protagonisti



per gli interessati, la terza stagione inizierà il 13 giugno 2010 sul canale HBO.

lunedì 22 febbraio 2010

musa - installazione performativa -


8 marzo 2010 ore 21,00
DiDstudio c/o Fabbrica del Vapore
via Procaccini 4 MILANO

AiEP aderisce alle Giornate per la Donna organizzate dalla Fabbrica del Vapore e promosse dal Comune di Milano, con l’installazione MUSA, presentata in prima mondiale assoluta.
MUSA trae spunto dalla ricerca sulla figura della compositrice e interprete barocca Barbara Strozzi, straordinario modello femminile, per il coraggio con cui riuscì ad affermare la propria arte in una società dominata dagli uomini.
I contenuti dell’installazione provengono dallo spettacolo Musa, produzione realizzata in collaborazione con il festival “Milano incontra la Grecia” e che verrà presentato in prima nazionale il 10 marzo al Piccolo Studio Teatro di Milano.
Nello spettacolo e nell’istallazione presentata, la danza supera il concetto di accompagnamento alla musica, per restituire un nuovo senso nella sovrapposizione dei due linguaggi, in un reiterato contrappunto con la partitura musicale.
Durata: circa 20′
CREDITS:

Progetto di Ariella Vidach e Claudio Prati
Coreografia: Ariella Vidach
Set design: Claudio Prati
Interpreti: Membri della Compagnia Ariella Vidach
Musiche: Latinitas Nostra, Apostolos Loufopoulos


INFO E PRENOTAZIONI:
email: info@aiep.org
telefono: 02/3450996
ingresso gratuito

mercoledì 10 febbraio 2010

Seismic Shift: Why DSLRs Are Changing the Game | Studio Monthly

Seismic Shift: Why DSLRs Are Changing the Game | Studio Monthly

Cinedeck Debuts Camera-Mountable Viewing/Recording


Ever long for a cheaper, simpler, HD-SDI recording device? Charles d’Autremont has. An architecture student from way back, and one of the founders of New York branding and creative agency dbox, he cites accumulated negative experiences in the field as inspiration for the creation of the Cinedeck/Extreme. The portable box, which weighs less than four pounds, is the first in a series of camera-mountable devices that double as digital disk recorders and camera-mounted LCD screens.

It records 10-bit 4:2:2 or 12-bit 4:4:4 files in the CineForm intermediate codec, captured via (dual-link) HD-SDI or HDMI input, to off-the-shelf solid-state drives. (D’Autremont says it also supports MPEG-2 in an MXF wrapper and, by a target date of March 1, Avid’s DNxHD.) While it’s recording, it doubles as a capable touch-screen focus monitor, complete with on-screen histogram, aspect ratio guides, and audio recording levels. The screen resolution is half-HD, with a pixel-for-pixel option for detail viewing. It sells for $7995.

Shots can be played back immediately using on-screen controls, and the output options include the ability to burn in metadata, allowing, for example, the instant creation of dailies with burned-in timecode.

At a press briefing at the dbox offices last week, Cinedeck’s demo unit was mounted on a Canon XL H1 HDV camcorder, proving a point about portability — it’s roughly the same size and weight as a standard seven-inch on-camera monitor. Attached to a larger, heavier HD camera, it would seem even more unobtrusive.

The unit is actually a tiny computer running Windows XP, which helps explain its versatility — Cinedeck even suggests that you could use an external monitor, mouse and keyboard in the field to drive an NLE off of this box. (Optional dual-boot OS and boot disk upgrades are recommended.) But the device was designed with cinematography in mind. For example, when you begin recording, the on-board fan slows down to minimize noise during production. (It will come back on once the internal temperature becomes critical.) The fan can even be changed out for a more powerful unit, in case you’re shooting under especially hot conditions.

Cinedeck will be exhibiting at NAB in the CineForm booth. Look for word at the show about the availability of different Cinedeck configurations, including a unit in a 12-inch form factor for portable 3D viewing and another that supports 2K recording, as well as an HDMI-only version geared toward DSLRs. For more information, take a look at the press release at StudioDaily.com or visit the Web site: www.cinedeck.com

lunedì 8 febbraio 2010

Canon announces the Rebel t2i Digital SLR camera


It is rather surprising that it has been less than a year, but Canon needed to update the Canon Rebel T1i/500D and they did. They seem to have fixed many of the complaints about the T1i with this new camera. They’ve upped the resolution to 18mp (the T1i was 15.1), added an external plug for a mic, upped the movie modes and has even gotten the T1i up to 1080 30fps (and 24p no less!). So those who were hoping for a firmware upgrade to the T1i are pretty sad about now, at least there is a low cost camera that fills the shoes admirably.
Update 2: Here’s the first sample video we’ve found…. — actually I moved it lower down so it could be large but not covered by ads and sidebar stuff…
LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., February 8, 2010 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, today introduced the new flagship model for the Company’s highly popular Rebel DSLR line: the Canon EOS Rebel T2i Digital SLR camera. Today’s photo enthusiast is looking for a camera that will grow with them as they learn, and that is a perfect description of the new EOS Rebel T2i Digital SLR camera. Retaining all of the traditional characteristics that have made the EOS Rebel series beloved by entry-level photographers and an industry best-seller, the new Rebel T2i succeeds in bridging the gap between an entry-level camera and a true pro-sumer camera.“The Rebel T2i Digital SLR camera includes a variety of new features for photographic assignments as varied as grabbing that action shot from the sidelines or creating memorable family portraits, including: 3.7 fps shooting, an ISO range of 100-6400 (expandable to 12,800), a 63-zone Dual Layer Metering System, and Canon’s DIGIC 4 Imaging Processor. There are some moments in our lives where video helps capture the moment better than a still image, and the Rebel T2i offers the best of both worlds with Full HD 1080p video as well as 18-megapixel still images. The Rebel T2i DSLR continues Canon’s industry-leading trend in Full HD DSLR video capture with manual exposure control, selectable frame rates and a new external microphone input. There is also a new feature for standard definition recording, Movie Crop, which provides an approximate 7x additional zoom with no loss of image quality when shooting SD quality video.
“There is no question that HD video is the biggest trend in DSLR technology and because of this we are seeing the creativity of still photographers transferring to the moving image. Still photographers are using the various lenses and accessories they are already familiar with to create amazing video footage,” stated Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Consumer Imaging Group, Canon U.S.A. “Taking that HD video quality and putting it in the hands of entry-level photographers with cameras like our new EOS Rebel T2i, we are seeing a new generation of creative digital artists emerge.”

read more

sabato 6 febbraio 2010

Kessler Pocket Dolly™


Want to get smooth, consistent, short-run dolly shots, without having to carry around a dolly system and track? The Pocket Dolly™ is the solution for those shots! At just 38" in length and 6.5 pounds, the Pocket Dolly™ is very portable, so you can always get the shot you need, where ever you are. The unique crank handle and belt drive system, allow for approximately 35" of quiet, consistent, smooth camera movement. Cameras weighing up to 20 pounds are supported, with the Pocket Dolly mounted flush to our Hercules 2.0 head on our K-Pod System™ tripod, with no additional supports needed.

Comes with quick release plate and receiver, for quick and easy camera mounting.

Kessler CineSlider™

Kessler CineSlider Portable Dolly System Review from Tom Guilmette on Vimeo.


he Kessler CineSlider™ is a heavy duty portable mini-dolly / linear slider system for camera rigs weighing up to 80 pounds or more. Weighing in at only 10 pounds, with a length of 40.5 inches, 5 inches wide, and a total camera travel distance or 35.5 inches, the CineSlider is a very portable solution to get those quick, smooth short-run dolly movements, without having to transport a large dolly system. Features include drag control and locking, handle with adjustable arc diameter for ultimate movement control, smooth rolling precision stainless steel ball bearing Delrin wheels, and multple mounting options.

The CineSlider™ can be center mounted flush to the Kessler Hercules 2.0 head to achieve panning and tilting movements, center mounted to a 100mm bowl tripod with the optional 100mm Ball Mount Kit, or support from both ends with a combination of a standard tripod / fluid head or lightstand or monopod.

Camera mounting options include the Giottos Quick Release Plate & Receiver that comes standard. Also included with the CineSlider™ is a 3/8" standard mounting bolt, for flat mounting a fluid head to the carriage. Optional mounting options include a 100mm Bowl High Hat (coming soon) and 100mm Ball Relocater.

Egypt / Lebanon Montage by Khalid Mohtaseb

Egypt / Lebanon Montage from Khalid Mohtaseb on Vimeo.


This is a montage of footage a few friends and I shot for a Documentary during the summer/fall of 2009.

The documentary was shot entirely on the canon 5D MKll in and around Cairo and Beirut. Big ups to Magic Lanterns Firmware update, as well as the Kessler Pocket Dolly for being a huge help in making this happen.

Music: Nikos - Secret Love

Editing/ Color Grading- Khalid Mohtaseb

If you have any questions/ comments feel free to post them or email me at khalid@nextlevelpictures.com

macro kingdom

macro kingdom from clemento on Vimeo.


From Clemento: “I recently bought me the mp-e 65mm macro lens and made a video with the 5dmarkII I want to share with you.”
macro kingdom from clemento on Vimeo.
I recently bought me the MP-E 65mm and played with it a little bit. It’s a very special lens and you need a little bit of patience, but the results are breathtaking.
I’m looking forward to new adventures in the macro universe..
5DmarkII
MP-E 65mm

ariella vidach - AiEP - Avventure in Elicottero Prodotti - performance .mov crema


PRIMA ITALIANA

Venerdì 12 febbraio 2010, ore 21:00
Crema, Teatro San Domenico, p.zza Trento e Trieste
Ingresso: Euro 14/12/10/8
Spettacolo inserito nella rassegna Wide Shut - teatro inaspettato curata da Enrico Coffetti
.MOV è un’indagine sul comportamento umano. In un succedersi di quadri drammaturgici stilizzati, i suoni e la coreografia suggeriscono frammenti di quotidianità, conflitti, violenze e prevaricazioni, ma anche fragilità, inquietudini, paure.
Così come nel campo dell’informatica .mov indica l’estensione di un file che assembla contenuti audio e video, anche nello spettacolo si fondono in un’unica dimensione suono, immagine, corpo, pensiero e movimento.
Ufficio stampa Ariella Vidach - AiEP
Sara Prandoni, info@aiep.org; +39 02 345 09 96
SITO
COMUNICATO STAMPA

Last Day Dream

Last Day Dream [HD] from Chris Milk on Vimeo.


Produced for the 42 Second Dream Film Festival
Beijing China 2009
www.42×42.com

Written and Directed by Chris Milk
Produced by Samantha Storr
Associate Producer Brad O’Connor
Music Chris Milk
Photography Chris Milk
Editor Livio Sanchez
Production Designer Matthew Holt
Wardrobe Stylist Lydia Paddon
Makeup & Wardrobe Molly Paddon
Production Assistance Jason Baum
Production Assistance Clint Caluory
Telecine Dave Hussey
Sound Design Eddie Kim

Shot entirely on Lensbaby Lenses and Canon 5D Mark II SLR Camera

giovedì 4 febbraio 2010

iPAD

iPad Apple Video

iPad Apple Video

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Dotato di sorgente luminosa ibrida Laser & LED, da CASIO il primo proiettore al mondo ad alta luminosità senza mercuri


Si chiama Green Slim Projector ed è il primo videoproiettore senza lampada al mercurio: ricava infatti la luce di proiezione da una sorgente ibrida Laser & LED, che è in grado di generare una luminosità dai 2.000 ai 3.000 ANSI lumen.
Prodotto da Casio, il nuovo prodotto impiega una fonte luminosa basata su un sistema DLP, che combina i colori rosso (originato da un LED rosso), blu (originato da un laser blu) e verde. Quest'ultimo è ottenuto convertendo il laser blu attraverso un dispositivo al fosforo che modifica lunghezza d'onda e fase.

Con uno spessore di soli 43 mm e un peso di 2,3 kg in formato A4, Green Slim Projector è in grado di fornire una riproduzione cromatica migliorata per dotare le presentazioni di un alto impatto visivo.

Il nuovo sistema di illuminazione permette di avere l'avvio in 8 secondi, lo spegnimento immediato e una durata di vita della sorgente luminosa di 20.000 ore.

La gamma Green Slim Projector prevede quattro modelli WXGA con una risoluzione di 1280 x 800 e e sei modelli con risoluzione XGA di 1024 x 768. Sono tutti dotati di ottica grandangolare 2X e di uscita HDMI. Alcuni disponogno anche di porta USB per presentazioni senza PC e di connessione wireless di tipo Wi-Fi.

http://www.casio-projectors.eu/it/

mercoledì 27 gennaio 2010

Canon EOS 5D Mark II Digital SLR camera >>> Betrayed

Betrayed - The Trailer from Robert Caplin on Vimeo.


Co-written, directed and produced by Joshua Grossberg, senior journalist for E! Online, Betrayed is a 9-minute short that serves as a prelude to his feature-length screenplay, DISAPPEAR, a mystery thriller in the vein of Michael Clayton and LA Confidential.

The film chronicles husband and reporter James Vance who mysteriously disappears, but not before leaving a cryptic video diary leading law enforcement to unravel the crime of his demise.

As one of the first narrative films shot on the Canon EOS 5D Mark II Digital SLR camera, Betrayed: the short will mark the beginning of an era of high-quality cost-effective digital filmmaking. What makes the 5D so revolutionary is its ability to beautifully capture high-definition video with natural light with minimal or no artificial aid, allowing for faster, more efficient productions in less time and with less equipment. This intense nine minute thriller will serve as a laudable example of what can be achieved using state-of-the-art technology on a low budget and limited time.

With the amazing dedication and dexterity of it's cast and crew, Betrayed was filmed over the course of four days in May, 2009, in multiple locations in and around Manhattan, Brooklyn and Fire Island, Long Island . Four Canon 5D Mark II cameras were utilized which enabled the production to cover a lot of ground during that period. Then 2nd Unit photographer Robert Caplin completed pickup shots and a final cut of the film was completed in September.

©2010 Betrayed Short

domenica 17 gennaio 2010

Another Cloud Reel …

Footage I shot over the summer of 2009 mostly in the San Francisco bay area.
Music by His Boy Elroy.

Another Cloud Reel ... from Delrious on Vimeo.



http://cinema.planet5d.com/