RIP Walter Becker. Photos of Walter Becker and Donald Fagen of Steely Dan that I took in Las Vegas, 2016. Continue reading Walter Becker
Mr. Bridges uses a Widelux camera for almost all of his photos because he says its ultrawide images are close to how the human eye really sees. Continue reading Jeff Bridges and his Widelux camera
Founded in 1915, the Technicolor Motion Picture Corporation transformed cinema forever with its revolutionary color processes. George Eastman House marks this important centennial with the exhibition In Glorious Technicolor, on view January 24 through April 26, 2015 in the special exhibition galleries. The exhibition celebrates Technicolor’s vivid history, from the company’s early years through the making of such classics of the Hollywood studio era as … Continue reading IN GLORIOUS TECHNICOLOR
More on photographer Bob Willoughby here. In the late ’60s and early ’70s, filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich had conducted extensive interviews with Welles, but a number of circumstances–including the director’s decision to compose an autobiography that he never got around to writing–kept the interviews out of the public eye. Finally edited and annotated by Jonathan Rosenbaum, these conversations give wonderful insights into Welles’s craft and personality. … Continue reading Peter Bogdanovich Interviews Orson Welles (Audio)
The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum will exhibit “The Great Picture” . The 3,375-square-foot photograph of an abandoned Marine Corps air station in Southern California was taken by the largest pinhole camera in the world. Continue reading Photo from World’s Largest Pinhole Camera on Display at the National Air and Space Museum
Above: a photo I took of a drone at Cine Gear Expo 2012. Recently, I had a post that included spectacular footage of a fireworks show shot from a drone. The increase use of drones with GoPros has become both a safety and personal privacy headache. The Seattle Police Department recently spoke with an Amazon employee who flew a drone too close to the Space Needle. … Continue reading Game of Drones. John Bailey ASC on drone safety.
UPDATE: It is illegal to do this. Continue reading Fireworks filmed with a drone.