Posts Tagged ‘movie’

The Salt of the Earth: A Documentary About the Work of Photographer Sebastião Salgado

The Salt of the Earth is a documentary film released last year by Wim Wenders and Juliano Ribeiro Salgado, the son of renowned Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado. It explores the work of the elder Salgado, who has traveled the Earth for the past 40 years in order to document our planet and the human condition. Above is the trailer for the film (note: there’s a bit of nudity in these clips), which will be hitting theaters in the US starting later this month.
Read more…

Guitarist Andy Summers Photographed the Rise and Fall of The Police

s_036.tif

English rock band The Police sold over 75 million records over the course of their decade-long career, making them one of the best selling music artists of all time. In addition to being the band’s lead guitarist, Andy Summers was also a passionate photographer who captured behind-the-scenes photos of the band at the peak of their popularity.

Those photographs will be featured in a new documentary later this year, titled Can’t Stand Losing You: Surviving the Police.
Read more…

Steven Spielberg to Direct Jennifer Lawrence in Biopic About War Photog Lynsey Addario

spielberglawrence

If you’re a fan of both photography and major Hollywood movies, there’s an upcoming film to add to your “must watch” list. Steven Spielberg has signed on to direct a war photographer biopic with actress Jennifer Lawrence as photojournalist Lynsey Addario.

The film will be based on Addario’s new memoir It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War.
Read more…

Creating My Own Captain Jack Sparrow Movie Posters with a Garage Shoot and Photoshop

sparrow

Last year I stumbled upon an online video showing a man dressed up as Captain Jack Sparrow, and decided that this is the one guy I want to take photos of and make some movie-style posters. I love everything about the “Pirates of the Caribbean” movies, especially the movie posters of the whole series.
Read more…

Pen, Brush and Camera: A 1998 Documentary on the Life and Work of Henri Cartier-Bresson

Above is a full 50-minute documentary from 1998 about the life and work of Henri Cartier-Bresson, the legendary photographer who’s considered to be the father of photojournalism. It’s titled “Pen, Brush and Camera.”
Read more…

Keepers of the Streak: A Film About the 4 Guys Who Have Photographed Every Super Bowl

Countless photographs have been captured by numerous photographers over the course of Super Bowl history, but only four photographers have covered all 48 Big Games since Super Bowl I in 1967: John Biever, Walter Iooss, Mickey Palmer and Tony Tomsic.

“Keepers of the Streak” is a new documentary film by sports photographer Neil Leifer that chronicles the journey of those four men. Above is the official trailer for the movie.
Read more…

A Movie That Finally Gets Image Enhancing Right

Impossible image enhancing is a well-known cliche in movies and TV shows. When law enforcement computer whizzes get their hands on a photograph or video still frame, anything seems to be possible.

It seems a movie finally got image enhancing right. The 36-second clip above is from the 2014 movie Algorithm, a movie that’s (fittingly) about a freelance computer hacker who discovers a shady government program.
Read more…

What a Movie’s Scenes Look Like Straight Out of the Camera Versus In Theaters

Here’s an interesting look at the magic that goes into making movies look the way they do. The video above shows how scenes in one particular movie looked straight out of the camera compared to the finished version after color grading. It’s like the video equivalent of the before-and-after post-processing examples photographers often share on the Web.
Read more…

Movie Industry Issues Ban on Google Glass and Other Wearable Cameras Inside Theaters

movietheatre

The movie industry has officially updated its anti-piracy policies to include the need to turn off ‘wearable devices,’ such as Google Glass and other wearable gadgets with cameras in them (e.g. wearable lifelogging cameras).
Read more…

Photog Creates Unique Save-the-Dates by Mimicking Popular Movie Posters

Austin_Rogers_Fstoppers_Movie_Poster_Remake_6-710x532

What started as soon-to-be-wed couple’s idea to recreate a single movie poster quickly turned into a creative collection of awesome save-the-dates when Dave Dicicco and Rachael Batts employed the services of friend and Nashville-based wedding photographer Andres Martinez. Read more…