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Too Old To Die Young

Refn’s ‘Too Old To Die Young’: Facebook Live & creative risk of over-sharing on film sets

Facebook Live is not new. The live streaming service pops up all over our feeds. But these days what I find most interesting is when Facebook's popular feature is being used where you might least expect it. Sure, breaking news is a good use case. As are interviews, and impromptu...

Trendspotting: Smartphone sales hit a wall – for first time ever shipments don’t grow y/y (Report)

Almost all of us have smartphones. And even if they're a year or two old, they get the job done, making it increasingly difficult for companies like Apple, Samsung and Google to convince us to upgrade.
Mendocino - Shot on RED Scarlet-W

Look Book: RED Scarlet-W stills from Mendocino short film project for Atelier Stark

We're in post, working like crazy foxes on a new short film for Atelier Stark. As always, at any given time we're shooting, editing, and planning... all at the same time. On any given day I could be in front of Premiere Pro, or scheduling shoots & scenes, or Loni...
Tesla Model 3 shareholder sales report

Trendspotting: Tesla Model 3 sales are crushing the competition in California

California New Car Dealers Association reports that it received 3,723 or 14.3% of all new registrations for the new Tesla Model 3. That tops all the competition, including the Mercedes C-Class at 12.7% and BMW 3-series at 12.5%.
RED Hydrogen One

More info trickles in about RED’s mysterious, holographic Hydrogen phone

If all goes to plan, the Hydrogen One phone will be available in August on both AT&T and Verizon. Nothing really special about yet another smartphone making it to two of the largest carriers in the U.S. Unless, of course, you're Irvine-based RED. Jim Jannard's company famously disrupted the cinema camera...
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K compared to Panasonic GH5

Can the new Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K replace a Panasonic GH5?

In short, yes. Of course it can: the upcoming, unreleased Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K can replace a Panasonic GH5. How can we know this when the heavily anticipated camera isn't even out yet (Blackmagic says September)? We know this because it has a sensor that captures a moving image...
Facebook partners with RED to develop a high-end, professional VR camera

RED Digital Cinema partners with Facebook to make professional VR camera

Red Digital Cinema (RED) continues to make some interesting and innovative announcements. First, founder Jim Jannard last year announced a special project dubbed Hydrogen. As details were revealed we learned Hyrdogen would be a modular phone with an emphasis on holographic and high quality video. It definitely sounded like nothing...
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Now Playing Stark Insider: 3 Days in Sonoma (Video)

We shot 5 years of footage on 9 different cameras. The result: 3 Days in Sonoma. It's the most epic Stark Insider video yet. And you can now watch it streaming on YouTube (embed below). Sonoma, along with Napa, is one of our favorite wine country destinations here in California. So...

Report: Apple iPhone brand loyalty hits 1 year high, far outpacing Samsung, LG, Motorola

The people have spoken. They love -- looooove -- their iPhones! At least if the latest brand loyalty report by CIRP (Consumer Intelligence Research Partners) has anything to say about the matter. For the quarter ended March 2018, phone activators remaining with the Apple brand (CIRP's definition of brand loyalty) exceeded...