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In our Blog Feed we blog about special lenses, tools and other stuff worth mentioning. Also we will feature some of our equipment and how we use it in our guerrilla productions. So enjoy reading.

Film: No expensive lenses needed

Posted by on May 29, 2015 in Blog, Feature | 0 comments

Film: No expensive lenses needed

Turns out (and i knew it a long time) a filmmaker does not need expensive lenses. With the expensive Prime Lenses a decent filmmaker is able to get consistency between different shots. Let’s face it: We’re not looking at the Hollywood scene, but merely at the whole of filmmaking (there’s more than Hollywood) including festivals, program cinemas, arthouse cinema and lots of variations, even B-movie.

Speaking of myself as a filmmaker (as being a part of the short movie selection group at FILMZ Festival) i mostly observe the increasing quality (tech-wise) of the short movies but honestly, most of them lack good storytelling.

If you compare movies such as Kung Fury or (a german short: ‘Kopfkino’ from Malin Koch) with other “Highclass” Movies such as recent blockbusters, you’ll get my point.
While speaking of blockbusters – can we please find a new term for successful movies ? A good film is not “busting the block” anymore.

As also written in ‘Avengers vs. Akira: A Video Exploration of What Makes Kurosawa a Master of Movement‘ it is the movement which lacks in most modern movies.
You see lots of motion in Akira Kurosawa’s directing movies. They described it very well. Take a look for yourself:

That’s only one part of the whole story. You don’t need expensive lenses, we can see in the recent test from RocketFilmSchool:

That is one of the reasons why i like cheap, vintage lenses such as Pentax-110 or the Russian Combo. They give you freedom in expression as they are unique in their expression and capturing the moment. And as some other filmmakers mentioned, the Pentax-110 even works with Super35 Cameras such as Sony F55. So why not choosing them for your next short movie ?

 

The “Russian Three” – lenses for blackmagic pocket cinema camera

Posted by on Jun 21, 2014 in Blog | 1 comment

The “Russian Three” – lenses for blackmagic pocket cinema camera

I am not talking about some mob or some other dubious schemes today.

I talk about the “Russian 16mm Lens Kit” for the BMPCC which is a not-so-expensive option for rather good lenses.

 

 

 

 

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Are smartphones the new cameras ?

Posted by on May 28, 2014 in Blog | 1 comment

Are smartphones the new cameras ?

Watching the post about the newest ad from Bentley shot (and edited) in a Bentley using iPhones made me wonder.

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Vimeo: Copyrighted music and alternatives.

Posted by on May 25, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Vimeo: Copyrighted music and alternatives.

As probably everybody heard now, that Vimeo implemented a “Copyright Match”-System (see their blog for details) it might become more difficult to choose a good soundtrack you might say. Actually i would say the opposite is true. Why using “music from the Big Record Companies” if there are other options out there ?

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Lenses for Blackmagic Pocket

Posted by on May 18, 2014 in Blog, Feature | 0 comments

Lenses for Blackmagic Pocket

After spending a lot of time searching, testing, buying, selling, cleaning and testing again, i’ve settled my basis collection of lenses for the Blackmagic Pocket Camera.

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CagePro Upgrade 2.0

Posted by on Dec 31, 2013 in Blog, Feature | 0 comments

CagePro Upgrade 2.0

To make make CagePro Cage for the GoPro3 more usable, i am in the process of adding Video Out and Audio In. As you can see, the modification is straightforward and easy to do with the right tools.

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Neu im Verleih: slidekamera.eu Kamerakran

Posted by on Nov 5, 2013 in Blog | 1 comment

Neu im Verleih: slidekamera.eu Kamerakran

Ab sofort im Verleih: Der slidekamera.eu Kamerakran inkl. Stativ. Preis auf Anfrage!

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7 Tips for DSLR Shooters

Posted by on Oct 8, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

7 Tips for DSLR Shooters

As scrolling thru the blogs i regularly visit, i stumbled across 7 good tips on “how to shoot like an editor”.
I think for guerrilla filmmaking and Kino Kabaret this is very useful information.

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Teaser: Degeneration – eine Verachtung

Posted by on Sep 20, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Teaser: Degeneration – eine Verachtung

Hier ist mein aktuellster Teaser, den ich mit Poetenschmaus gemacht habe; Enjoy.

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Neu im Verleih: Objektive und Schulterstativ

Posted by on Aug 30, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Neu im Verleih: Objektive und Schulterstativ

Wir haben ab Anfang nächsten Monats ein paar neue Goodies im Verleih:

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