Shooting Movie Moving Posters

Via Rob at the always excellent A Photo Editor, a very cool vid from photographer Alexx Henry on how they are now bringing movie posters to life.

My first thought: Minority Report.

If you are going to start putting these displays out in public, go ahead and outfit them with motion detectors and retinal scanners and be done with it.

Way cool -- and there is even some info on lighting in the video, too.

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Blogger Stephen said...

that's pretty damn sweet. And it's pretty cool they used a 5DII for testing.

June 09, 2009 4:35 PM  
Blogger Reinoud said...

Is this the implicit bootcamp assignment? ";-)

June 09, 2009 4:52 PM  
Blogger Eric said...

That's great David!

I love seeing process stuff like this.

I have a tip for you and those people who hate PC cords. I have been racking my brain for quite sometime on how to trip my sb800's with out the use of PC cords. I've gone thru at least 20 and I finally came up with a slightly cost effective. Only downside (well, not if you are a nikon shooter) is that it's only limited to Nikon SBs.

I bought a few SC27 knock offs from ebay, the multiple flash cable dealios. I knew that the sb800s, and other flashes have that port available. I am unsure about the 900s but i know for sure the 800s and 24,26 etc have them.

Anyways, I cut one to length, then added a mono-1/8 cord to the end. If you want to try, it's the white and yellow wires you need to use, the red is useless.

Bingo, you now have a super reliable sync cable. It even screws into place! My PC cables will never see the light of day again.

Here's a link to a picture of it. It's not a new idea, but I hope it can help those legendary PC sync cord problems. In the end, it cost about $10-12 bucks per cable with a little bit of time and effort (you get two for the price of one SC27). I've seen the simpliest of PC cords on ebay go for 24-35, so bizarre.

I also use it with my flash bracket to set off a PW transmitter AND have a ttl sb800 onboard when I shoot receptions and events. Makes for a very reliable system.


June 09, 2009 5:05 PM  
Blogger Ken Davidson said...

Second thought: the moving ads on the airships from Bladerunner.

June 09, 2009 5:41 PM  
Anonymous Matt S. said...

Step 1. Get RedOne Camera

Step 2. Complete boot camp assignment.

June 09, 2009 5:59 PM  
Blogger Michael Carney said...

makes me want to save up $37000 for a Red 1 system instead of buying a car and paying for grad school...

June 09, 2009 6:35 PM  
Blogger ege said...

hey david,
I couldn't catch the name of that light and
and its specs...Could you or anyone please
let me know?
thanks in advance...

June 09, 2009 8:24 PM  
Blogger Joey said...

"Constantly push yourself" words to live by.

June 09, 2009 10:15 PM  
Anonymous Sean Tobin said...

Was that Eddie Vedder? I think that was Eddie Vedder. That was Eddie Vedder.

June 09, 2009 10:25 PM  
Blogger Phat Baby Photographer said...

Wow - it used to be that a cheap polaroid was used for testing exposure and composition. Now photographers use a 5D MK II to do the same.

The "posters" look really fun.

June 09, 2009 11:37 PM  
Blogger Lance van de Vyver said...

That lens.....

June 09, 2009 11:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


I didn't get why they didn't use the 5DII to shoot the final movie?

is it because red shoot at resolution above HD?

Thank you

June 10, 2009 7:25 AM  
Blogger dharmaone said...


they used the red one instead of 5dmk2 because the quality is like still photography - just moving.

it shoots RAW video. whereas 5d compresses the fck out of the video. 5d is good but red one is a whole another level of image quality

waiting for scarlet...

June 10, 2009 8:53 AM  
Blogger Stuart Little said...

A web design company called "Juxt" were doing this for the web long before video was common or popular on the web... It was really cool.

Just a thought! Scale it back though for family portraiture and use a 5d Mk2. Then hack a digital photo frame... Same deal on a budget and in your living room.

@david - Good to see you back on twitter...

June 11, 2009 2:47 AM  
Anonymous movie download said...

the moving ads on the airships from Bladerunner

June 16, 2009 4:55 AM  
Blogger Amanda said...

The still frames from Red digital movie camera (4K super hi-definition) are good enough quality to run double page spread in a magazine.

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September 04, 2009 3:00 PM  

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