A number of the media industry’s biggest associations and organizations have published an open letter to performers on behalf of thousands of photographers and journalists in the United States. The letter is titled “An Open Letter to Performers Regarding Standard Terms and Conditions for Photographer and Reporter Credentials,” and it has been signed by 11 […]

Paper Puppets?  Yep, 3D Animated 2D Cut-Out Paper Puppets mounted on sticks and animated into a great story. Expertly done, executed with perfection by a practiced group of artists intent upon telling their story.  Go ahead and watch it.  Nothing more needs be said.  Work as good as this work strongly stands on its own legs.  Here’s a NuMedia Direction […]

Not since the “YMCA Video” has such a defining moment occurred for gay culture as what took place on Friday, June 26, 2015.  On this date now etched in history, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) voted in a split 5-4 decision to declare Gay Marriage legal under the laws of the United […]

DSL ARM is reported to be an affliction of having your arm stretched from using a heavy DSLR. A few years back, there were many days my arm felt just like this DSL ARM before I threw in the towel and went mirrorless.  I also caught a bad case of DSL Shoulder, my left now a couple inches lower than my […]

Rodents on Turntables – @LiveNation from Division of Labor on Vimeo. Sometimes I come across things that are so outrageous I just can’t help myself but laugh.  Not everything in life needs to be about cameras.  Nor does life have to be always so dang serious.  As we get older, we think we forget a […]

“The Music Scene” from Anthony Francisco Schepperd on Vimeo. There are times when being a Blockhead is a very good thing.  This is one of them.  Expertly done animation choreographed to incredible awesome music. Awarded the Best Commissioned Animation at Ottawa International Animation Festival. Awarded Best Short Animated Film at Woodstock Film Festival. Official music […]

Sony A7R from Simon Hammond on Vimeo. The versatility of the A7/A7R allows a professional photographer many different options for lens choices.  Some lens adapters though can be challenging to mount.  How a pro changes a lens can be the difference between success and abject failure if the lens gets dropped. Videographer and professional production […]

e-volo Crowdfunding bei Seedmatch from Volocopter on Vimeo. Der Volocopter von e-volo ist eine Luftfahrt-Revolution made in Germany. Sicherer, einfacher und sauberer als je zuvor ändert er die Art, sich fortzubewegen. Sie wollen Teil dieser Innovation werden? Investieren Sie bei unserem Crowdfunding: The Volocopter of e-volo is an aviation revolution made ​​in Germany. Safer, easier, […]

  I know the opening “Tissue” line is an old West Virginia play on words, but it is an accurate description of this story.  This is one of the best time lapse animations I have seen put together,  a monumental execution task for a masterpiece outcome.  It goes to show that once in a rare […]

Once a generation maybe, pressures for change combine with forces for a better, fresher future, and a generational musical event like “The Fox” happens.  That vision satisfies better than an image of a stodgy, smoke filled back room of cigar aficionados deciding who the next music “superstars” are going to be.  Or the possibility that […]

As a young man growing up, “I want to be a Cameraman” was never heard around our house. Too difficult. Is there any professional value in that dream today? Ironically, the possibility of becoming a photographer was a goal I never considered, though I was gifted my first camera at eleven years old.  It was considered […]

Seed Story from William D. Caballero on Vimeo.  From behind a camera lens, William D. Caballero tells big stories using small figures.   His childhood action figures, model railroad set miniature people, and 3D printed polymer-resin models became an army of actors that William positioned amongst life-sized backdrops of urban decay, in the filming of […]

Have you ever seen a TV or stage set of a room? Have you been to a live play?  There are usually 3 walls – the back wall and 2 side walls. The fourth wall is presumed to be there, but it’s invisible – it what the audience is watching the play or TV show […]

The Falcon from Scot Hampton on Vimeo. The Falcon is a steampunk stop-motion film starring Professor Weston (ISO 50), Silly Patty (+2/-2 EV) and ‘Howell’ the Owl (f/256) during the Age of Argus as they journey throughout the Focal Kingdom.   The Falcon is composed entirely of macro-photographed hardware pieces from disassembled vintage/antique cameras, ‘The […]

The Owl and the Pussycat from Suzanne Birrell on Vimeo. The Owl and the Pussycat is a “coloring book” style animation set to music written, directed, and vocals by Suzanne Birrell.  Guitar – Tom Duarte.  Lyrics-Now public domain, originally written by Edward Lear (circa 1871). CALICO PIE One hundred-sixty years ago in the fanciful world […]