Photokina 2016 is coming to an end and what a show it has been for filmmakers! We asked you to chose your favourite filmmaking related products from a list of nominees. Now the voting is over and we have clear winners! Here are the results: We handed over the prizes to the representatives of the companies who we spoke to. 1st Prize: Panasonic GH5 We are happy to announce that Panasonic with their GH5 announcement won first prize. It’s true that technically it’s not a finished product but rather an announcement of some few specs – but the exciting thing about this is definitely Panasonic’s willingness to put 10-bit 4:2:2 color space in such a small interchangeable lens camera package. 2nd Prize: Syrp Slingshot People also got very excited about the Syrp Slingshot, an affordable wirecam setup that many haven’t seen yet. Other more high-end solutions have been used on sports and nature films for years now, but this makes such a system more attainable for a lot of users. 3rd Prize: GoPro Hero 5 & Karma System GoPro is back with their new Hero 5 camera and a whole system of usages for that camera (or their new Hero Session). The Osmo-like Hero-5-Grip is an additional use, as is their Karma drone, but how the GoPro products compare to the smart stuff coming out of DJI remains to be seen.Read more
EDIT: Voting has now closed. The winners will be announced shortly in a new post! Photokina 2016 is slowly coming to an end, and although this event is mostly photography-oriented, we were very pleasantly surprised with the many releases and announcements from various manufacturers that have a direct connection with our video-based industry. Don’t forget that we are video-focused site, which means that we selected our nominees exclusively under the filmmaking aspect (photography innovations are ignored unless they also affect video!). Like with the recent cinema5D IBC 2016 Audience Choice Awards, we would like to give you, our constant cinema5D readers and viewers, the chance to voice your opinion and give recognition to the Photokina 2016 products that you think demonstrate the most relevant advancements. Our nominees for this year are: Panasonic GH5 Camera Olympus E-M1 MK II Camera GoPro HERO 5 and Karma Drone System Vanguard Alta Sky Bag for Drones Syrp Slingshot Wirecam Sigma 12-24mm f/4 DG HSM Art Lens Click on any of the links to learn more about the products! You can vote via the Facebook Poll above, which is open from now until Saturday September 23, at 12 pm (noon) Cologne local time. Make sure to cast your vote! We are giving out UP TO 3 Audience Choice Awards, but reserve the right to give out less if we find that there are only 1 or 2 clear winners.Read more
Yesterday we invited our audience to vote for the cinema5D IBC 2016 Audience Awards and nominated 8 products out of what has been announced at IBC 2016 here in Amsterdam. Voting is now closed with nearly 1000 votes, and as the show is about to close too, it’s time to announce the winners. These are the three Audience Choice Award winners: Aputure DEC Vari-ND EF-E-Mount ARRI Master Grips ZEISS LWZ.3 21-100mm Zoom lens We are also awarding the Sony 18-110mm f/4 lens the Editor’s Choice Award for its features designed specifically for s35 cameras which we feel will benefit our readers greatly. Our only hope is that the pricing on this product will be lowered to make it more accessible to more indie filmmakers. Well done to all the award winners, we look forward to sharing more news and reviews about the products in the future. cinema5D IBC 2016 Audience Choice Award Winner 1: Aputure for the DEC Vari-ND EF-E-Mount. In the picture: Ray Chang and Ted Sim. cinema5D IBC 2016 Audience Choice Award Winner 2: ARRI for the Master Grips. In the picture: Hendrik Voss. cinema5D IBC 2016 Audience Choice Award Winner 3: ZEISS for the LWZ.3 21-100mm. In the picture: Dominik Schadewaldt & Helmut Lenhof cinema5D IBC 2016 Editor’s Choice Award: Sony for the 18-110mm f/4 Zoom Lens. In the picture: Reiji Seki from SonyRead more
For the first time ever, the cinema5D editorial team has decided to give out the cinema5D Awards at IBC 2016! What are the best products of IBC 2016? EDIT: Voting has now closed. The results and winners will be presented within the next hours. We will give you, our audience, the choice for the cinema5D Audience Choice Awards at IBC 2016 – until tomorrow morning 9 am Amsterdam time. There are three prices in total that can be awarded by our audience. We decided to nominate the following products for the cinema5D Audience Choice Awards: Sony 18-110mm f/4 S35 lens (hands-on video here) ZEISS LWZ.3 21-100 (news post & sample video here) Aputure DEC VariND EF-E-Mount Adapter (hands-on video here) ARRI Master Grips (hands-on video here) Canon EOS C700 (announcement post here) LockCircle RodRocket Rods (hands-on video here) Wooden Camera Zip Box Ultra Lightweight Mattebox (hands- on video here) IndieCam nakedEYE (video here) To participate, you need to be logged into Facebook. By using Facebook for the poll, we want to prevent multiple votes by the same participants. Please play fair! Check back tomorrow for the results. EDIT: The Facebook poll is set up in a way that people can add other options. This is a mistake but we don’t want to delete the poll now because all the votes from the last hours would be lost. Additionally added options that weren’t nominated (see list above) WILL NOT be considered for the Audience Choice Award! The cinema5D IBC 2016 Awards – what are the best products of IBC this year?Read more
The Revenant picked up the Best Cinematography award at this weekend’s BAFTA awards—and Director Of Photography Emmanuel Lubezki grabbed his third consecutive BAFTA in the process, marking a significant moment in the history of the awards. After a review of the BAFTA awards history, it appears that Lubezki is the first person ever to win Best Cinematography three times in a row—an impressive feat! This will be the fourth BAFTA Emmanuel Lubezki (aka Chivo) A.S.C has picked up in the Best Cinematography category. He has taken the top prize with Children Of Men in 2006, Gravity in 2013, Birdman in 2014, and now The Revenant 2015. If you haven’t seen The Revenant yet, I strongly recommend doing so; it’s a thing of cinematic beauty. Shot mostly on the Arri 65, Lubezki combines his all-natural-light discipline from Children Of Men and the wide-angle, long-take aesthetic from Birdman to bring a very brutal and immersive experience from the wilderness of British Columbia and Argentina. The DOP/Director duo of Emmanuel Lubezki and Alejandro González Iñárritu seems a fantastic fit; their last collaborative piece, Birdman, was hugely successful with critics and awarding bodies alike. The below documentary offers an incredible insight into Alejandro’s mind, reviewing the thought process of many aspects of The Revenant. Back to the man of the hour, Emmanuel Lubezki’s accolades speak for themselves, three consecutive BAFTA awards in Best Cinematography is such a massive achievement. What’s more, we’ve seen the Oscars follow suit the last two years also—meaning that if The Revenant gets the same recognition on the 28th February, then that will be three consecutive BAFTA and Oscar awards! Lubezki is a man of few (read: zero) words in front of camera, but here’s an excellent piece on Emmanuel Lubezki from the opinion of many respected names in the industry: I’ve been a fan of his for a long time—sometimes unknowingly! It wasn’t until he started a collection called Faces Of R (for Revenant) that I realised an Instagram account I followed and very much enjoyed was indeed his. There will be many eyes on the Oscars Awards night for many reasons, but the side story of a triple consecutive Best Cinematography is one I will find the most interesting. Go, Chivo! Photos/Kimberley FrenchRead more
The internet has become a great way to get your creations out there into the wild. Vimeo has been a great asset for filmmakers and the vimeo awards take that idea a step further. The ultimate platform for indie filmmakers. Here’s a great quote from the 2010 awards by hugely successful indie film producer Ted Hope (as seen in video above): Indie film isn’t dead, maybe the business model is, but truly independent film is just on the brink of being born. This is your last chance to submit your films to the vimeo awards. The deadline is tomorrow, February 20th and the awards will be held in June. Here’s are the 2010 nominees for narrative, mentioned in the video above:Read more
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