Yesterday I posted about the new 32 mp camera phone. Upon further research I found that it is a design prototype from this Seattle company Artefact. Their point was to speculate about where pro-sumer cameras may be 3 to 5 years in the future. I think this discussion raises some interesting ideas about the future of film production & professional photography. DSLR’s are now being used for professional film production. This kind of system has the potential for easier remote control of a film production camera. Easy OS updates & the potential  to develop creative/technical plug ins & apps, make this an exciting time to be involved in film production & photography. That said the Artefact Camera Futura is not going to be seen on the market any time soon. Thanks Artefact for starting a conversation.

WVIL – Wireless Viewfinder Interchangeable Lens

WVIL – Wireless Viewfinder Interchangeable Lens.

I saw this amazing camera via Derrick Gibson on Facebook. It does HD Video. It will either become an expensive toy or a valuable production tool. To the latter it could be adapted to becoming a follow focus device similar to wireless follow  focus being developed by Red Rock Micro.

Thomas Thwaites: How I built a toaster — from scratch | Video on

I don’t know if you are a big fan of  TED. But this video struck me as unique in the ways it combines creativity, technology & communication. That’s something I always aim for at Aesthetica, whether I am working in film, video or photography. Enjoy, Mike Kleven

Thomas Thwaites

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1000fps for free – Motion Optical Flow instead of Twixtor | planet5D-Canon HDSLR news

1000fps for free – Motion Optical Flow instead of Twixtor | planet5D-Canon HDSLR news.

I am sort of a wonk when it  comes to learning new techniques that  can be done  at a low cost. Check out this tutorial from Planet 5-D about how  to convert footage from 60 frames per second to 1000 frames per  second without leaving your  computer.

Tips for a Better Demo Reel – NoFilmSchool

Tips for a Better Demo Reel – NoFilmSchool.

Check out this insightful article from Ryan Koo & my favorite blog: No Film School. I’ve actually been to film school but Ryan’s blog is excellent not only for it’s entertainment value but for the valuable insights for film professionals, like myself,  seeking to establish themselves in this competitive industry. The reels are also nice, short, & pretty to look at. I’m working on mine right now.

High Quality Lens from Canon for Low Cost

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Affordable FD Lenses For HDSLR Use

So much going on with the new Aesthetica website. Talking up some projects with new compadre Sonia Weech. We’ll see if anything comes of it.