Tuesday, July 03, 2012

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Focus On Sony NEX FS700 | | Vimeo
An intro to the Sony NEX-FS700 - which is just starting to ship - with some nice pictures of the camera, a demo of camera operation, and video demoing the ND filter, low light, and slow motion:
We were very excited to get our hands on the Sony NEX FS700U. We put it through it's paces and showcase some of the cool new features of this awesome camera including the built-in ND filters, and the super-slow motion at several frame rates.

And if you're in Boston, check out the Rule Boston Camera Learning Lab on July 11th which will be on the Sony NEX-FS700.

Moonrise Kingdom: Wes Anderson's miniatures | Jim Emerson | Sun Times
This article looks at how scenes are set up and how the camera movies through the movie:
I would estimate that 98 percent of the time (I wish I had a graph), Anderson's camera is situated on a tripod or a dolly, moves only at right angles, and always with clockwork smoothness. (There's a Keatonesque boat that sets sail with a similar comically pure, precise and idealized motion that I can only describe as deadpan. It's miraculously urgent and serene at the same time.)

NeedCreative Podcast Ep. 2 - The Accessibility/Motivational Complex
| Anticipate Media
The second episode of this new podcast is up:
In this second episode chock full of discussion regarding music and sound and story, Jason and Paul with special guest PlanetMitch (Mitch Aunger) from Planet talk about:

The Incident at Marmont short film co-produced by Mitch - the importance of sound and choosing the music
Licensing of music - what are good sources to get great music for your piece?
How music motivates Paul (and on-camera talent) to create visuals, often influencing the meaning of the visuals before he edits... or shoots

Tiffen/Dfx Webinars
Tiffen/Dfx is offering some free webinars:
Specialized Workflow Series: Color Grading with Richard Harrington
Wed, July 11th, 2012 12:00 Noon - 1:00 PM EDT

Specialized Workflow Series: Creating a Film look on a Video budget with Richard Harrington
Wed, July 18th, 2012 12:00 Noon - 1:00 PM EDT

Specialized Workflow Series: Better Keying from Production to Post with Richard Harrington and Marco Paolini from DFT
Wed, August 22nd, 2012 12:00 Noon - 1:00 PM EDT

Fantastic film competition: “RØDE ROCKUMENTARY!” | Philip Bloom | Blog
RØDE launches a new competition, the “RØDE Rockumentary,” which has a prize of an all expenses paid trip to LA to make a film/ documentary of the winners of “RØDE Rocks:”
So that’s right. Any camera you want, it’s up to you. You decide how you want to shoot this and you will get it made with myself and Jason Wingrove there to help and mentor you throughout the filming and editing which will be 6 days in total! We get to hang out, you can buy me lots of Hendricks and Tonics (with cucumber please!)

Canon C300 “Run & Gun” with manual sound! | Philip Johnston | HD Warrior
Philip explains how to adjust audio levels while in 'Run & Gun' mode - with a Rode microphone. You can have it in manual mode and with a limiter switched on.

Canon EOS-1D X Availability in North America | CanonRumors
The Canon 1D X (not the 4K C) is starting to arrive.
We have unconfirmed reports that a few retailers in the US and Canada will be receiving their initial Canon EOS-1D X shipments this week.

5 Tips for Directing Kids Under 10 | Ryan E. Hoffman | Fresh DV
2. Monkey See Monkey Do
At their age, kids learn best by watching you do it and imitating you. In baseball, we exaggerate the proper throwing motion, so that they imitate and repeat. Same thing in film. If you want them to do something, it’s your responsibility to step out from behind the camera, and take them through it slowly and clearly. Act it out for them, and they’ll get it. Trying to explain the motion, or emotion is pointless and will only frustrate you.

Scorsese Abandons Film to Shoot in Digital | movieScope
A quote from his long-term editor Thelma Schoonmaker, and other notes about the end of film:
Speaking to Empire, Schoonmaker said: “It would appear that we’ve lost the battle. It’s just impossible to fight it anymore, the collapse of film. I think Marty just feels it’s unfortunately over, and there’s been no bigger champion of film than him.”

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