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Stark Insider Video: Editing ‘3 Days in Paris’ short film… not exactly a piece of cake…

A well known mantra with regards to filmmaking -- be it short films, features, documentaries, or experimental stuff like we often do here on Stark Insider -- is that it's all about problem solving.I always thought that was trite. Problem solving? Come on now. This isn't quantum physics or...

RED Hydrogen Two to have better camera — and let’s hope for Redcode too

Red Digital Camera's Hydrogen project is off to a shaky start. Hydrogen One, the first iteration of the smartphone, didn't exactly thrill reviewers.A lot of that had to do -- ironically -- with the camera. It wasn't very good.RED is known for its high-performance, high-end cinema cameras. They're used...
Panasonic GH5 vs. Canon EOS 80D

Digital Stills Camera (DSC) sales are down sharply so far in 2019

Canon and Nikon move up-market with full-frame mirrorless cameras. Could this be a way to avoid the inevitable smartphone takeover of the lower end segment?

Trendspotting: Canon EOS 80D DSLR camera remains popular, at least according to Google Trends

Lately I've been so caught up with the beast that is the Panasonic Lumix GH5 for shooting videos here on Stark Insider that it's easy to assume no other camera in the world matters... or even exists. Silly me!Interest in the venerable Canon EOS 80D, for instance, remains relatively...
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Premiere Pro Update: Some good news for Panasonic GH5 video shooters

Premiere Pro 2019 playback of GH5 files is "significantly smoother"

‘3 Days in Paris’ by Atelier Stark Films: Look Book

It was just an art class. Or... was it?The cycle continues. Some days and weeks we're on location shooting footage for Stark Insider videos. That's typically followed by a long edit stage. It seems over the years the edit process for getting these things finished gets longer and longer.With...

Hydrogen One Phone: Thoughts on new direction of RED’s mobile camera project

Big changes are coming to the Hydrogen One smartphone. Digital camera company RED, makers of higher end cinema cameras such as the Dragon and Epic, announced that due to a "series of obstacles and the new discoveries" the Irvine-based company would take the opportunity to significantly improve the entire...
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3 Days in Sonoma: Producing a short film using 5 years of footage (Video)

A woman in wine country. A woman in trouble. Again.
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And It Hurts: Looking to ‘Beyond the Black Rainbow’, ‘Drive’ and ‘Lost Highway’ for filmmaking inspiration

For the upcoming Stark Insider YouTube promo trailer I decided to look for inspiration and do something a little different.In this case I had recently watched Mandy (2018) and was blown away by the aesthetic, Nicolas Cage's outstanding and unhinged performance, and, of course that incredible 80s soundtrack.After watching Mandy...