The 11th edition of the third season of Lens Curator brings you 5 new excerpts from the world of photography and videography. This month we take a look at DJI flight simulator, food styling tricks, analyzing movies, TV cameras and world’s largest digital camera.
Scared to fly a drone for the first time? Try the DJI flight simulator
As enterprises quickly adopt drone technology, they realize there is a shortage of qualified drone pilots to operate their fleets. DJI Flight Simulator is designed to create a realistic simulated flight experience for pilots in training, allowing them to hone their skills without the costs, restrictions, and potential risks of real-life training.
Prep your food for photos
Food & Beverage is the kid magician of the photography styles family. The nerdy guy from The Slanted Lens teaches us very useful food styling tricks. The video cuts right to the chase and shows us how to make fake condensation, or melting butter, or fake crushed ice…
Sometimes it’s better to shut the fuck up and enjoy the flick!
I will admit, I too submit to analyzing movies. Not so much as before, but sometimes the curse remains. Not being able to enjoy the show. Breaking down the narrative, trying to find the hidden meaning, scrutinizing the visuals… This guy NowYouSeeIt, who does video essays about videos, published The Art of Overanalyzing Movies in which he deals with the question ‘When is analysis too much
Why are TV cameras in a league of their own?
If you’ve ever been on a television set, you surely noticed the cameras there. Huge, ugly, built like a tank, with a multitude of buttons and options. And a price tag that reaches six figures. Recently this speedy video from Ben Grantham was made in 2016. popped into my YouTube recommendations section (Algorithm glitch?), and it happens to be jam-packed with cool info about TV cameras.
World’s Largest Digital Camera
Think TV cameras are big? Take a peek at this thing! It’s as big as a Renault Clio and has a 3.2 gigapixel sensor! Meet the largest digital camera ever built. Designed to fit inside of a telescope it will shoot full views of the night sky in the entire southern hemisphere. The tech inside is far more sophisticated than those used in commercial digital cameras. One of the scientists, Paul O’Connor said that it packs “enough resolving power to distinguish the images of two stars separated by the equivalent of a pair of car headlights seen at a distance of 400 miles”