Wednesday, July 13, 2011

News From Here & There

More than 10% of new TV's 3D-enabled by end of 2011 | 3D Radar
Manufacturers predict between 10 and 20% of new televisions sold will be 3D in 2011:
The competition between passive and active shutter glasses is being seen within the industry as a battle which will ultimately drive prices down for the consumer.

Zoom H2n Handy Recorder | Samson
Samson has announced the new H2n, a smaller recorder which offers stereo and surround recording, but lacks XLR inputs. Expected in August for $199.
The H2n features our best microphones yet and is the only portable recorder with five mic capsules onboard. This design enables the H2n to offer four unique recording modes: Mid-Side (MS) stereo, 90° X/Y stereo, 2-channel and 4-channel surround sound.

Panasonic AG-3DA1 Full HD 3D Camcorder Really Is Out Of This World! | Panasonic Blog
Panasonic has provided NASA with AG-3DA1 3D Camcorders, BT-3DL2550 25.5” 3D LCD monitors and ruggedized Toughbook® laptop computers that have documented the training and preparation leading to the launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis to the International Space Station.

How To Manage Your Client’s Expectations Through The Video Production Process | Jon O'Brien | ReelSEO
Offers some good tips on managing clients (whatever business you're in.) Number 3 is basically what I tell people how to manage a relationship with a business, rather than an individual:
3) Review with the decision makers
Where does the buck stop? Who specifically has the authority to “approve”? Find out and review with them whenever possible – and their influencers. And know where the notes or opinions come from. It could be the CEO’s spouse or teenage son…

The importance of framing | Michael Scoot | Dorkman’s Blog
This post from Michael almost expands on the previous article about managing client expectations by looking at how framing an idea or message is very important [Apple should read this post -Ed]:
You have to convince people that they want what you’re offering. And you’ve got to be able to frame your pitch properly. A lot of indie folks don’t seem to think about this. They seem to figure that they don’t need “spin” because they’re not trying to hide a crappy product behind a bunch of hand-waving — they’ve got a good product that ought to practically sell itself. But nothing sells itself. You’ve got to prime your listener, to make them understand why what you’re offering is desirable.

On set for the final chapter of 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2' | Making Of
This is almost like seeing the "making of" DVD extras before the movie is released (though there's no commentary track, just lots of raw footage)!

Adapting a Novel | Stanley Kubrick | Old Hollywood
An excerpt from an essay by Stanley Kubrick on adapting a novel to film:
Style is what an artist uses to fascinate the beholder in order to convey to him his feelings and emotions and thoughts. These are what have to be dramatised, not the style. The dramatising has to find a style of its own, as it will do if it really grasps the content.

Video: Determining the number of shooting days | Maria Battles Campbell | MasteringFilm
2nd AD Maria Battles Campbell, with support from Jason Tomaric, talks about the logistics of a shooting day and the joy of having a shot list.

The Ultimate Hitch Cookbook | Vimeo
"Hitch" is our graduation project at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Hannover.
It’s about "The Ultimate Hitch Cookbook", an animated book containing the recipes for Alfred Hitchcock’s classics. It’s made for Hitchcock enthusiasts and every other couch potato out there.

Hitch from Pascal Monaco on Vimeo.

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