Monday, July 18, 2011

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Red Epic on the Road – First Impression Video Blog
| Tom Guilmette |
A video tutorial shooting with the Red Epic.
My biggest bit of advice when shooting Red:
Do not clip the whites, clip color channels or have too many pixels in noise. Once detail is gone or noise is present in raw r3d files, you can’t fix it in post.

SoundWorks Collection: Dolby Presents Surrounded: 7.1 Cinema & Beyond
| Michael Coleman | Vimeo
Dolby gathered a group of cinema industry leaders and innovators from around the world for an exclusive Filmmakers' Forum held on Monday, July 11, 2011 in San Francisco, CA: The Impact of 7.1 Surround Sound on 2D and 3D Movies [54 min]

Sunday Movie Blog: The Most Important Thing a Screenwriter Should Know
| Clive | Filmutopia's Sunday Morning Movie Blog
Why write? What to write?
A screenwriter's career, therefore, is really about increasing the perceived value of their work... and that is the one thing that every screenwriter should know. That a screenwriter's ability to create a career, only really comes down to their ability to write things that investors perceive to be of value.

The Distribution Dilemma: How to Find an Audience | C.J. Perry | FilmSlate
It's unclear whether changes in technology - the move away for DVDs and towards internet distribution - are helping or hurting the big studios and indie producers. This article is more a look at the situation, than a guide on what to do.

The Wrap – Film Festivals: The Good, Bad, and Ugly | John Hess | FilmmakerIQ
Filmmaker IQ's John Hess provides first hand experience about the festival circuit and a wrap up of the articles from the week of July 10-16, 2011

WEBINAR: Hollywood-Style Effects in Apple Final Cut Pro & Boris RED
| Vik Narayan | GoToMeeting
Thursday, July 21, 2011 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT
Vik Narayan demonstrates how to create Hollywood-style effects with Boris RED 5. Learn how to paint with clone brushes over images, vector-trace and extrude images, and animate on custom paths.

The Practical Approach To Double Screening | Greg Gudorf | The Connected World
The audience is doing multiple things at once...
Research published in the UK at the end of 2010 by Thinkbox suggests that 60% of people claim to watch television while online at least two or three times a week, with one in three doing it every day. 44% of double screeners used social networks like Facebook and Twitter while watching television.

2011 Emmy Nominations for Outstanding Main Title Design
| Ian Albinson | The Art of the Title Sequence
Includes video of the titles for: Boardwalk Empire, Rubicon, Too Big To Fail, Any Human Heart and Game of Thrones, and links to articles about some of the sequences as well.

Crazy Vibrations: What Strings Look Like From Inside A Guitar
| Bob Boilen | All Songs Considered NPR
Rolling Shutter makes guitar strings look cool.

Newton for Adobe After Effects | Motion Boutique
Newton interprets each 2D layer as a rigid body in a real environment. Once simulation is completed, animation is recreated in After Effects with standard keyframes.
Main Features: gravity, collisions, friction, support of masks and shapes, handles different sorts of bodies: static, dynamic, kinematic,…

Newton for Adobe After Effects, first tech demo. from motionboutique on Vimeo.

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