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Tripod stability arm for sliders


Everybody who owns a long slider knows the trouble of making sure the slider is steady and stable. When only mounting one tripod in the middle it’s almost impossible to get a straight shot while moving the camera from one end to the other: The slider will move up and down due to the camera’s weight. The obvious and normal ... Mehr lesen »

Filming a portrait


In November 2014 we shot a little portrait film of Frankfurt’s famous wood carver Johannes Grosse. Local news site wanted us to create a cinematic piece that’s different compared to traditional news videos. We already interviewed Johannes a few years ago for our documentary Format Frankfurt but the interview was focused on another topic, the city and not the ... Mehr lesen »

Best lens adapter? Metabones Speed Booster review


The Metabones adapters, mostly Speed Boosters, have become pretty popular over the last few years. Why? Because they do more than just connect lens type A with camera mount B. Here is what Wikipedia has to say about that: “An adapter is a device that converts attributes of one electrical device or system to those of an otherwise incompatible device ... Mehr lesen »

How to stabilize shaky hand-held footage


Stabilization programs have been around for a couple of years now. The most popular tool is probably Adobe’s Warp Stabilizer which was first integrated in After Effects CS5.5 as well as Premiere Pro CS6 and newer versions. Below is a video tutorial and comparison between the Warp Stabilizer and two other programs. While the standalone software Turbo Video Stabilizer by ... Mehr lesen »

Tutorial: Shooting & editing a 4K timelapse film


In January 2015 we released our first Ultra HD timelapse film FRANKFURT MOVING which has been watched 200.000 times in the first week of its release. You can check out the film below if you haven’t seen it yet and read a blog post about the production HERE! To no surprise we received a lot of questions regarding timelapse photography ... Mehr lesen »