Today kicks off the 70th anniversary of the Cannes Film Festival in France. A number of anticipated entries are included in this year’s competition. Sofia Coppola’s The Beguiled with Colin Farrell, Elle Fanning, Nicole Kidman, and Kirsten Dunst is her first indie film since 2013’s The Bling Ring. Andrey Zvyagintsev’s new drama Loveless has high expectations after the director’s last film, Leviathan, earned he and his co-writer Oleg Negin the Best Screenplay award in 2014. Director Hong Sang-soo has two films premiering at this year’s festival, The Day After and Clair’s Camera, but both have been kept well under the radar until their upcoming debut.
Director Lynne Ramsay is also looking to impress with her latest project You Were Never Really Here, a drama about a veteran who attempts to help a young girl involved in a sex trafficking ring. Other anticipated projects being tossed around the web are Yorgos Lanthimos’s The Killing of a Sacred Deer and Michael Haneke’s Happy End. The festival will open tonight with director Arnaud Desplechin’s Les fantômes d’Ismaël (Ismael’s Ghosts). Another big event at this year’s festival will be a Virtual Reality (VR) film called Carne Y Arena from acclaimed writer/director Alejandro González Iñárritu (Birdman, The Revenant). The film runs a full hour and twenty minutes and is the first Virtual Reality film to ever appear at Cannes. The festival will run from the 17th to the 28th in Cannes, France. You can see a full list of this year’s entries below. Continue reading →
Nothing like a cool-warm night in the city. Take a deep breath and soak it all in. As small as this city might be, it sure is beautiful. The alien like spaceship Capella Tower accompanied by the reflecting lights of Target – it doesn’t get much better than this spot. Here we are and it it’s on to the next one.
Kodak is the next company to take a shot at becoming GoPro’s biggest competitor. With the release of the SP360, users will have many options on how they like to shoot their personal footage. The SP360 comes equipped with a 16-megapixel camera with an MOS sensor that records in full 1080/720p. The camera can also be controlled by Andoid or iOS, which is nothing new when compared to the GoPro. Lastly, Kodak was smart enough to make the camera water proof, freeze proof and shock proof from 6.6ft.
Whether it’s time-lapse, the 360 round mode, 360 panorama, front mode, front/ back mode – the SP360 has a lot to offer. Priced at $350, Kodak might soon be a top seller among portable cameras.
Sergey Korzhenevich, the CEO of Relonch, announced the companies latest product for iPhone 5 and 6. The Relonch camera is a fully functional device that attaches to the iPhone, boasting it’s camera quality to 41megapixels! The APS-C-size sensor with it’s aperature lens and image processor allow the phones camera to function a whole lot better. A pretty cool device, but I will stick with my DSLR cameras.
At first glance you might not think this camera, is actually a phone. Panasonic’s newly released point and shoot camera features powerful specs as both a phone and camera. Why exactly are we featuring this clunky phone/slimmed down digital camera? Well, lets just let the stats do the talking.
2.3Ghz Snapdragon 800 processor
4.7-inch 1080p screen
2GB of RAM
Gigantic 1-inch sensor is a full 20 megapixels!!!
Leica F/2.8 28mm lens
DSLR-style manual controls for exposure, aperture, and ISO compliment
4K video shooting.
Last thing, this device will be priced at just over $1000
This flash adapter for photographers simply allows one to separate and direct the flow of light from camera flashes. This simple yet creative design improves many of the shadows brought into photos by attaching the adapter. There are multiple models used for different settings and locations (indoor studio and natural settings), it is solely up to the user and what they look to accomplish.
Leica teamed up with Audi design to make the world’s first camera with a body made completely out of aluminum. This brand new camera by Leica is a very unique and distinct camera and there is nothing else like it on the market. Leica recently released the camera and has plans to release two new lenses this upcoming May. Those who already have gotten ahold of the camera say it is very smooth and easy to use, which is a huge plus. Each individual camera is solid metal which is hand polished for 45mn’s.
Enough about the new sleek style and lets get down to specs. Here are some reasons to give Leica’s T System camera a serious look.
A mirrorless form factor with a 16MP CMOS sensor.
Features two interchangeable lenses.
High-resolution electronic viewfinder with integrated GPS features.
Built-in WI-FI, images can be wirelessly transmitted to smartphones, tablets, and various social media platforms.
Back in February, the Japanese company, Sigma, announced their latest series of cameras to the public, and they look stunning. The latest news on the camera, is that it will soon be released to the US, as they are shooting for a Summer release date. The new dp series uses a 29 megapixel CMOS foveon X3 direct image sensor to capture RGBs like never before.
Depending on which version you chose to go with, they both feature a generous 3″ LCD screen for viewing pleasures. The dp 1 and dp3 versions use a 19mm wide-angle lens and 50mm telephoto optics, while the dp 2 uses a 30mm f/2.8 lens.
Polaroid is getting set to release their latest toy, the “Socialmatic” camera. Equipped with 14 megapixels and Zink Zero printing, the new age Polaroid will be able to prink 2×3″ full color photos at the press of a button. This has the potential to be pretty dope, hopefully some actual product pics come out soon so we can get a better look at it.