Tag Actual Video

Life in a Day Trailer

Need to see if this running around here next week … on July 24, 2010, Ridley Scott and Kevin MacDonald asked people to shoot video all around the world and submit it. They received 80,000 submissions, 4,500 hours of footage.

And they made a movie out of it with National Geographic that’s supposed to open on July 24, 2011.

(Thanks to Drew Vigal for the link.)

The Limits of Cell Phone Cameras

Over on The Unofficial Apple Web Log, they linked to a video of a guy who dropped his iPhone 4 into his guitar then shot video looking out through the opening at the strings. It looks very weird, and kind of cool, all because of the way some small-sensor cameras scan the chip as opposed to snapping an image in just one moment.

So I guess the idea of mounting a big, honking telephoto lens on your phone and shooting sports just went out the window, eh?

Getting THE Shuttle Shot

MSNBC.com has a piece up on Scott Adnrews who has been photographing NASA launches for more than 40 years.

Watch the time-lapse video at the end … pretty cool.

Battle at F-stop Ridge

This has been sent to me by about 15 people now, well worth sharing on a Thursday morning.

Questions After a Deadly Fire

WKTV photojournalism Tim Fisher talks about covering a deadly fire in Utica, N.Y., where friends and family members have hinted the fire department didn’t do enough to save lives.

(Thanks to the NPPA’s Twitter feed for the link.)

Jon Stewart on Releasing the bin Laden Photos

To excerpt:

Maybe we should always show pictures – Bin Laden, pictures of our wounded service people, pictures of maimed innocent civilians. We can only make decisions about war if we see what war actually is and not as a video game where bodies quickly disappear leaving behind a shiny gold coin.

Worth watching this to the end.

Storms Ravage the South

It has been a devastating two days here in the south as tornados have ravaged several states. The latest count has more than 200 deaths attributed to the weather.

At The Atlantic, they’ve put together a comprehensive set of images of the storms and resultant destruction.

The staffs at the Birmingham News have done a great job of showing what’s happened there, as have the journalists at the Chattannooga Times Free Press.

Hardest hit seems to be the Tuscaloosa News’ coverage area in Alabama. Spend some time with their images.

We have been spared here in the Athens area, thankfully. No reports of any major damage.

Total Geek Out – How the Voigtlander Nokton 25 mm f/0.95 is Made

Hand assembled, hand cleaned, hand tested … understand why it costs a grand?

Watch This Video, Get the Picture

NPPA President Sean Elliot posted a link to this video looking at the life of John Morris, easily the most influential photo editor ever. Anyone who was anyone in the 20th century worked with or for him.

If you haven’t read his book, Get the Picture, you must.

Bill Cunningham, Fashion Photographer

I am not a fashion guy (or even fashionable, really), but this trailer for Richard Press’ film Bill Cunningham: New York is intriguing.