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Wednesday
May092012

Movies for Photographers - Side By Side


Still photography has made the transition from film to digital, but many of us still use film in our craft. The new documentary Side By Side, which debuted at the 11th annual Tribeca Film Festival (an 11-day event that featured an astounding 149 films), is the moviemaker's parallel universe.

Host Keanu Reeves interviewed an impressive array of directors - like George Lucas, David Lynch, David Fincher, Christopher Nolan, Martin Scorsese, Richard Linklater, Jill Bogdanowicz, and Greta Gerwig - to discuss the evolving role of traditional film and the digital camera revolution in the film industry ... not to mention new technologies that are coming into play (Peter Jackson's use of 48-frames-per-second footage versus the traditional 24 to give ultra-clear, startling images for his upcoming The Hobbit comes to mind). The following trailer gives you a good introduction to this indie of interest to all filmmakers and photographers.





We're the New York Institute of Photographya distance education school teaching photography since 1910 - over 100 years of knowledge and experience. Listen to the following podcast to learn more about who we are and what we do.

AUDIO LINK: WHAT IS THE NEW YORK INSTITUTE OF PHOTOGRAPHY? [20:58M]

 

Tuesday
Dec272011

So What Do You Think? - Canon's Project Imagin8ion


When Canon first announced its Project Imagin8ion photography contest, I was hesitant to give it a plug. My educational hat went on, and the venture seemed a bit too pat and commercial. Grey New York, Canon's advertising firm, launched an ambitious new campaign that kicked off with a consumer photo contest. Photo submissions were requested in 8 different categories - Setting, Time, Character, Mood, Relationship, Goal, Obstacle, the Unknown - and award-winning director Ron Howard chose the winners, and these 8 photos were to provide the basis for a Hollywood short film, directed by Howard's talented actor/director daughter Bryce Dallas Howard.
 

 
The video shown above changed my perception of the project, putting me into the consumer-photographer's shoes. The project seems to give photographers a good opportunity to submit their work and potentially inspire a movie with the power of images. The comment made late in the video - about the goal of the project being to take the promotional focus away from the camera and move it onto the creativity of the photographer using the equipment - is very much in keeping with the philosophy of our New York Institute of Photography courses - people think, cameras don't, and it's up to you to add creativity to the combination and produce inspiring photographs. Here's the trailer of the final creation, called "when you find me" - and let us know what you think of this project. Would you submit your work to a future photography-film collaboration? 
 

We're the New York Institute of Photographya distance education school teaching photography since 1910 - over 100 years of knowledge and experience. Listen to the following podcast to learn more about who we are and what we do.

Audio Link: WHAT IS THE NEW YORK INSTITUTE OF PHOTOGRAPHY? [20:58M]