by VashiVisuals’ Vashi Nedomansky VashiMorphic40 4K free update link at bottom of page… Films shot in the Anamorphic process are instantly recognizable. They have a quality and resonance that other lenses can’t capture. Anamorphic films seem to capture an almost 3D quality onto film’s 2D medium. The process makes creative use of aberrations such as […]Read more "A Free Anamorphic After Effects Project"
January 8, 2016 by Scott Roeder, borrowlenses.com UPDATE: Lenstag, the service that collects serial numbers from your gear and keeps them in a registry to be flagged and indexed online if they get ever stolen, now has free apps for iOS and Android in multiple languages. Some features include: gear name auto-complete, picture-taking of your gear right […]Read more "Lenstag: Discouraging Camera and Lens Theft One Registered Serial at a Time"
July 31, 2015 by Lintelfilm A Free FCPX Plugin by Lintelfilm Richard Gale‘s humorously named lens-modification company Dog Schidt Optics has found great success offering filmmakers glass that gives the often clinical and sterile look of digital video a bit of organic soul. However, it’s not always practical to use old prime lenses with fixed […]Read more "Free FX Friday: FCPX Dawg Pü! ;-)"
June 18, 2015 by Rachel Morris, VideoBlocks The tilt-shift lens has come a long way since being typecast as an architecture lens useful only for correcting the perceived lean of tall buildings and cityscapes. In fact, it’s grown increasingly popular among cinematographers and visual storytellers, who are much more concerned with aesthetics and audience perceptions […]Read more "How to Create a Tilt-Shift Effect Using Adobe After Effects"
January 23, 2014 by Joe Marine, nofilmschool Some of you might already be asking why anyone would want this, but really you should be asking why this didn’t happen sooner. All joking aside, there are some cool side effects and very real benefits to this new GoPro 1.33X Anamorphic Adapter from Letus. They’ve already introduced […]Read more "Anamorphic Shooting is Coming to Your GoPro"
October 14, 2013 by Joe Marine, nofilmschool.com If you’ve taken photos or video with a cheap prime lens, like a newer 50mm f/1.8, you might have been surprised by how good the lens performed. That’s because lenses have been designed with the help of computers for some time now, and even cheap lenses can correct […]Read more "Who Needs a $20,000 Lens? New Technique Creates Amazing Images from Cheap Lenses"
August 7, 2013 by Zach Sutton, fstoppers (Thanks to Kian McKellar for posting) Over time, your lenses are going to start back focusing, become loose with age, and possibly jamming all together. This is all part of the maintenance of things, and will eventually happen, especially if it’s a lens that gets a lot of use. […]Read more "LensRentals Lists The Lenses Most Often Needing Repairs"