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Inspiration

WEDNESDAY SHOWCASE: LeAnn Rimes music video shot on iPhone

Naturally, when music video director Ian Padgham was enlisted to shoot a memorable video for megastar LeAnn Rimes, he chose the very best video camera for the job – an iPhone. Wait. What? Yup! The new stop-motion music video for Gasoline and Matches was shot entirely on an iPhone 5S. Did Padgham use a top-notch camera app like FiLMiC Pro? Nope. He used Vine. Yes, THAT Vine. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Padgham used a pair of iPhones to collect the 8,000 images required to complete the video. And according to The Loop, another iPhone was used to playback the song

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Inspiration

WEDNESDAY SHOWCASE: Philip Bloom shows off 120fps on iPhone 5S

When the iPhone 5S hit the streets, YouTube continued to be flooded with the same crappy videos as always… but now, many of them were in slow motion. Crotch hits in slow motion. Dog licks in slow motion. Water pouring in slow motion. Enough! In this week’s Showcase, Philip Bloom uses his iPhone 5S to capture Tallinn, Estonia in glorious 120fps.  It’s an excellent example of what happens when powerful equipment finds its way into the right hands.  Philip also wrote an extensive post about the shooting and color correcting the video. It’s a terrific read.

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Apps

O.P.N. FOR DECEMBER 2ND, 2013

Welcome to another edition of Other People’s News. What follows are some of the more interesting info-nuggets I’ve recently spotted around the web-o-sphere. On his VJ Technology Blog, Glen Mulcahy offered up a super handy cheat sheet of iMovie gestures. He also discusses what I believe is the app’s best new feature: the ability to detach audio from existing video clips. Glen also recently published a very nice report on using radio mics (lavs, handhelds, etc.) with an iPhone. iMore took a look at the recent olloclip update. The new version offers an additional macro lens, and more. If you’ve

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Gear

New Adjustable GLIF Tripod Mount fits nearly any Smartphone and Case

Studio Neat’s Glif, one of the very first and most popular tripod mounts for the iPhone, just received a major update.  The new model is adjustable, and will therefore work with nearly any size smartphone, with our without a case.  Rather than mount along the iPhone’s edge, like previous Glif models, the new Glif clamps down on the top and bottom.  Using the included wrench, the Glif can be made shorter or taller, allowing for a wider range of sizes. According to Studio Neat’s website, the new version will fit any device between 58.4–86.4mm wide and 3.1–12.7mm thick. The new Glif ($30)

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Gear

A real Anamorphic lens for your iPhone? Yup!

UPDATE: The Kickstarter campaign has reached its goal in just a handful of days (nice work, everyone), but you can still get in on the early-bird pricing by becoming a backer! If you’re serious about shooting footage on your iPhone, you likely already own a lens accessory or two (such as the olloclip or iPro Lens). While there’s no shortage of iPhone friendly wide-angle, fisheye, macro, and telephoto lenses on the market, one of the most important lens types has been noticeably absent — the Anamorphic Lens. Thankfully, that’s about to change! Moondog Labs has officially unleashed their iPhone 5/5S

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Gear

Padcaster Mini + iPad Mini = Maximum Awesome

If you’ve read my book, you know I LOVE my Padcaster.  With its aluminum frame, urethane insert, and oodles of accessory mounting options, the Padcaster is the most flexible and professional way to shoot video with a full-sized iPad.  My ONLY complaint with it is that it’s nearly impossible to shoot in a public space without at least 5 people coming over to ask about it — that’s especially true in Los Angeles. Now, Josh Apter, the mad genius behind the Padcaster want to bring that same level of awesome to the iPad Mini, and you can help make it happen. The Padcaster Mini for

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Gear

iPhone 5C? Yawn. iPhone 5S with 120fps? AWESOME!

Apple made a few major announcements today. They reminded us that iOS 7 (with iRadio) is just around the corner, and touted their iWork and iLife apps which are now FREE on all new iOS devices. More on that in a moment. Apple’s BIG news came in the form of two new iPhone models: the iPhone 5S and the iPhone 5C — neither of which should be surprising to anyone who’s read the news lately. The iPhone 5C is a colorful, plastic revision that contains much of the same technology that powered the iPhone 5. The 16GB model runs $99,

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Apps

HHH Fave, Luma Camera, has been snatched up by Instagram and pulled from App Store

I’ve got good news and bad news for fellow fans of Luma Camera, the excellent video camera app that provides impressive real-time image stabilization and marginally impressive filters. Because I feel like ending on a high note, let’s look at the bad news first. Luma, the company behind Luma Camera, has just been purchased by Instagram . If you didn’t already know, Instagram is owned by Facebook (a little known, productivity halting, privacy eating, advertisement dispenser. Perhaps you’ve heard of it?). As a result of this acquisition, Luma Camera has been pulled from the App Store. So, if you haven’t

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Apps

Back to Basics: How to turn on Airplane Mode

Recently, I gleefully posted about Apple finally making Airplane Mode (along with other settings) quickly available via iOS 7’s new Control Center feature. Turning on Airplane Mode prior to shooting video will prevent your otherwise awesome footage from being wrecked by the audio glitches that often accompany radio interference. After posting that story, I received several emails, asking how to turn on (and off) Airplane Mode in the current version if iOS. Not to worry, fellow filmmakers. It’s no big deal, and you should do it every time you shoot. Here’s how: On the iPhone 1. Lauch the Settings app

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Gear

60fps shooting returns to iPhone in iOS 7

At today’s WWDC Keynote address, Craig Federighi (Apple’s Senior V.P. of Software Engineering) walked audiences through the highlights of iOS 7 running on his iPhone 5. Aside from a clean new look, and several nifty new features, there wasn’t much for filmmakers to get excited about… until a keynote slide popped up behind Craig that listed several new APIs available to developers — including 60 fps video capture! This is major news! The last time iPhone users could capture true 60fps video was with an app called SloPro (covered in my book), but that particular feature was lost when iOS 6

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