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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...
eero acquired by Amazon news

Amazon acquires Eero, doubles down on smart home (and data collection?)

Eero indicates its data collection policy will remain the same, but with a new owner perhaps anything is possible.In what was a surprise move eero, a mesh network company, was acquired by Amazon yesterday. Much like the Ring video doorbell eero will give Team Bezos further reach into the...
Canon EOS RP specs and first thoughts Clinton Stark

Canon EOS RP full-frame mirrorless camera is lighter, smaller, and — best of all — cheaper

In the camera world 2018 will be remembered as the year that both Canon and Nikon finally entered the full-frame mirrorless market. Canon with a single model, the EOS R and Nikon with a pair of full-frame models, the Z6 and Z7.It was a long time coming. Sony had...
Google Home and Amazon Echo Dot

Trendspotting: Smart speaker sales top 66 million units, Amazon Echo leads with 70% market share

This past holiday season the smart speaker was the hot seller. No surprise then that the market continues to grow at a rapid pace.According to a new report, there are now over 66 million smart speaker devices in the U.S. That's up about 25% from the year prior (53...
Google Pixel Phone Colors

Look no further than Google’s Pixel, Pixel XL for screaming Android deals

Though I primarily now use an iPhone (7 Plus, that still runs fine in 2019), I enjoy scouting for occasional deals on old Android phones. That way I can continue to stay up to date on Google's OS, and test out various new features for articles here on Stark...
Panasonic GH5 top controls

Trendspotting: Digital camera market decline continues, could be down 50% in two years

Digital camera makers continue to face heavy headwinds, primarily from the do-all cameras we're carrying with us 24/7: smartphones.The advent of the smartphone and something called "computational photography" which leans on software processing to provide additional capabilities is continuing to disrupt the traditional camera market. That means pain for...
Google backs new Wordpress publishing platform Newspack

Google backs new WordPress publishing platform Newspack

Google, Knight, ConsenSys and others have joined together to back a new publishing platform called Newspack.Newspack is primarily targeting smaller and medium-sized publishers. Created by the famous and most widely-used blogging platform on the market, WordPress (parent company Automattic Inc.), the idea is to provide an "inexpensive platform" so...
Canon EOS R Mirrorless Digital Camera

Hopefully Canon listens to buyers, removes Touch Bar on upcoming EOS R cameras

In my time with the Canon EOS R I found a lot to like. The relatively small camera packs a full-frame sensor into a mirrorless design --- Canon's first. For far less you're essentially getting a Canon 5D IV in a small body, with all the great features mirrorless...
First Look Review: Rode Videomic Pro+ On-Camera Shotgun Condenser Microphone

Top 3: Must-have accessories for your new DSLR or mirrorless camera

Here's 3 camera accessories that will help round out your DSLR or mirrorless camera setup.A camera body is obviously the core of any camera setup, be it for photography or, as is mostly the case for me, videography.But if you plan to get serious and step-up your craft a...
Roku Adds Premium Subscriptions to The Roku Channel

Roku adds Showtime, Starz premium channels to subscription lineup

More channels means more convenience as streaming services bolster their content offerings.