McLaren 2014 - Digital Animation Workshops 8 Jun 2014 11.00-12.00 and 13.00-14.00 As part of the McLaren 2014 Programme - celebrating the centenary of pioneering Scottish artist, filmmaker and musician, Norman McLaren - Stills are delighted to be hosting a day of digital animation workshops. Come along and learn more about McLaren's techniques and the f […]
Analogue Adventures: Children’s Direct-animation Workshop 7 Jun 2014 11.00 - 14.00 As part of the McLaren 2014 programme - celebrating the centenary of pioneering Scottish artist, filmmaker and musician, Norman McLaren - Stills are delighted to host this exciting analogue workshop in partnership with Screen Bandita. Film lovers aged 7-11 are invited to join […]
When you're an inventor, you get to put your name on whatever it is you invent. That's the rule. Hence, the RockSolid Stubilizer. Dreamed up by extreme sports junkie Stuart Smith, the Stubilizer - a GoPro-compatible, plug-and-play image stabilizer - is currently seeking funding through Kickstarter to reach production. The Stubilizer uses brushless […]
Benjamin Von Wong describes himself as a combination photographer, producer, artist, visual engineer and, perhaps more than anything, a storyteller. Few of the stories the Montreal-based shooter has to tell are as fantastic as the one that describes his own ascent to fame in the photo world. In part 1, we talk to Ben about his rapid rise to fame and how he t […]
A few weeks ago we reported on the announcement of 500px 'Prime' a licensing service built into the popular photography website that was designed to allow users to make some cash from their images. Originally, the service was set to offer photographers a 30% cut of image sales at a minimum price per image of $250. A lot of photographers weren' […]
Sony has announced an upcoming firmware update for its Alpha 7 and 7R full-frame mirrorless cameras. Due on March 19th, the update promises faster startup speeds, improved image quality (in what respect is not clear), a pair of new downloadable apps, and 'smoother' transitions in time-lapse mode. The firmware will also add support for Fast AF (Hybr […]
The Pentax O-FC1 FluCard offers quite a bit more than just Wi-Fi image sharing and transfers, but not quite as much as some wired tethering applications. This makes it a mixed bag as a general camera tool, but one that has been entirely out of reach for Pentax for quite some time.. In light of this, is it worth the $99 price tag? Find out in our review
Giotto's has announced four new lightweight and compact tripods designed for travel. Coming in both aluminum and carbon fiber models, they all feature four-section legs for portability, a Y-shaped center column and include a carrying case. The new 'Air' tripods will retail from £180-£334 ($301-$559). Learn more
Two weeks ago the makers of the photo app EyeEm started sending out email invitations to their users, offering to pre-register for the EyeEm Market in order to sell user images. Today EyeEm has announced on its blog that it will run the EyeEm Market in partnership with stock image giant Getty Images. Click through for more details.
Adobe has released an Android version of its Revel app. Previously the service had only been available on mobile devices running Apple's iOS operating system. Revel is a cloud-based image and video management service that allows you to set up group libraries that are shared between friends or family members. Revel focuses on privacy, and you have full c […]
This week saw the successful launch of a new photography trade show in the UK. Called simply 'The Photography Show' and run by Future Publishing, the event ran from 1st to 4th March at the NEC in Birmingham. We spent a day there, talking to exhibitors and getting hands-on with the latest products. Click through for a selection of things we saw.
Lowepro has announced a new 'Passport Series' of camera bags. In addition to the existing Passport Sling bag, the line now includes a backpack and messenger-style camera bag. Each bag has a removable and customizable camera compartment, internal zipped pockets and storage for a laptop or tablet. Learn more
It's Groundhog Day for sci-fi nerds and, insists Edge of Tomorrow's director, will thrill Cruise fans and haters alikeHave you ever dreamed about what it might be like to relive the same day over and over again in an endless search for the perfect 24 hour period of existence? Of course you haven't, for that is the plot of much-loved Bill Murra […]
No video game has ever survived a movie adaptation – from Super Mario Bros to Prince of Persia, it’s been one disaster after another. As The Last of Us movie gets the green light, here are five of the worst examplesStuart Heritage
The winners of the first-ever Guardian film awards have been announced. You can see the winner for each category in the list below• See the full shortlist hereBest filmThe Act of KillingBest actor Cate Blanchett, Blue JasmineBest supporting actor June Squibb, NebraskaBest director Steve McQueen, 12 Years a SlaveBest scene The Great BeautyBest line of dialogu […]