How a Camera Flash Became a Lightsaber

Posted by on Tuesday February 14, 2017 | Video

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As if you needed another reason to love Star Wars (the originals), Digital Rev has produced this entertaining short piece on how a Graflex camera flash became cinema’s most iconic weapon.

Specifically, the light saber in the original Star Wars film was a modified Graflex 3-cell flashgun. Since its cinematic debut, the price of Graflex cameras on eBay and other used markets has soared as prop collectors have scooped them up to make their very own Jedi weapon.




PhotoPlus Preview: Bob Sacha’s Top 5 Video Production Tips

Posted by on Monday October 9, 2017 | Video

Bob Sacha, an award-winning director and cinematographer and former staff producer at MediaStorm, will return to PhotoPlus Expo this year to offer the seminar “How to Produce Award-Winning Video.” Sacha will explain how to use audio as the foundation of storytelling, with tips about how to interview subjects to elicit surprising information and authentic emotion;... More

Chris Hondros Documentary to Stream on Netflix

Posted by on Tuesday September 5, 2017 | Video

  Netflix subscribers will soon be able to watch HONDROS, the documentary about late photojournalist Chris Hondros, who was killed in April 2011 while reporting on the civil war in Libya. According to entertainment publication Variety, Netflix paid “in the six-figure range” for the rights to stream the film, which debuted at Tribeca Film Festival... More