Friday, October 22, 2010

News from Here & There

Jeff Regan on the Panasonic AG-AF100
In the latest 16x9 Cinema podcast they interview Jeff Regan, founder and owner of Shooting Star Video. He talks about the evolution of video technology, bringing the cinema aesthetic to video, traditional video camcorders vs HDSLR gear, and the vital role collaboration plays in producing creative works. He also talks about the new Panasonic AG-AF100 4/3 micro camcorder and answers a number of our questions about the camera, bit rate obession, AVCHD codec vs other codecs, etc.
16x9Cinema: Digital Convergence Episode 39 - Jeff Regan of Shooting Star Video

iMovie Check For Studio Names
The new movie trailer templates in iMovie checks to make sure you aren't using a trademarked studio name like Universal Studios or Paramount. Of course, you could always slightly miss-spell them!
Engadget: iMovie blocks studio names in new trailers

Shooting Rescue Me
Tom Houghton, ASC and American Cinematographer writer Iain Stasukevich discuss Tom's experience shooting the FX series Rescue Me. Iain and Tom break down Tom's methods and stories for the seven season that the show has been on the air.
This is a 40 minute presentation from the NY Entertainment Technology Expo.
createsphere: Tom Houghton, ASC discusses shooting Rescue Me

NetFlix is a streaming company...
Netflix now considers itself a “streaming company which also offers DVDs by mail.”
NewTeeVee: Netflix CEO: "We Are Now A Streaming Company" 

Vicky and Sam
This movie by Nuno Rocha was featured on the latest edition of Zacuto's Critics series. It's pretty amazing.
It was shot in Austin Texas using the Canon 7D and Canon prime lenses, 24, 35, 50, 85, almost all, f1.4. The cinematographer was Drew Daniels, and it was graded in Apple's Color.

Vicky and Sam from Nuno Rocha on Vimeo.

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