Tips on gear for doing interviews
I also had with me 3 more lenses: Canon EF 50mm f/1.4, Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II and Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L. For a second / backup camera i had my trusty Canon 7D with the Canon EF-S 17-55 f/2.8 IS that only mount on Canon EF-S bodies and it's my favorite 1.6x lens. With the latest Canon 7D Firmware Update (2.0) we also now have Manual Audio Control.
Working with multicam in Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 | Scott Simmons
You can think of a PPro multicam sequence kind of like a sync map because that’s really what it is only you’ll see it and use it after a multicam clip is created (though you still might want to create a sync map before creating a mulicam sequence just to get that top down overview of all your angles and how they relate to reach other). If Premiere Pro’s multicam sequence sounds a lot like FCPX’s Angle Editor when we’re done with this discussion then you’re thinking the same thing that I did.
Final Cut Pro X: Track Based Editing | Richard Taylor | LAFCPUG
I really didn't like the magnetic timeline; this tutorial explains how to work more like Final Cut Pro 7 did:
I really like the Magnetic Timeline in Final Cut Pro X. I find it a refreshing modern way of editing video. But if you prefer, it is very easy to override its magnetic features by using the Position tool instead of the main Select tool. This method allows you to freely move clips in the Timeline and leave gaps in their place.
Ron Howard & Canon are Back This Time with Project Imaginat10n
Canon have announced the first photography-inspired film festival in history, aligning with five influential celebrities from five diverse disciplines who will direct short films under the tutelage of two-time Academy Award winner Ron Howard.
ALTERNATE ROUTES | Randy Astle | Filmmaker Magazine
Alternate routes to making movies...
Block, who sees a lot of projects, advises, “Be realistic and think long term. Overnight successes are going, going, gone. Think in terms of what success means for you on a smaller scale. Think of your whole career, not just a single film. In the digital world, it’s all about people discovering you.”
Canon Rebel T4i/650 Recall (Again) | CanonRumors
The front rubber grips of some units of the Canon EOS REBEL T4i Digital SLR camera (EOS 650D/EOS Kiss X6i overseas models) may change color (turn white) after a short period of time. Customer support for this phenomenon is described below.
New Internet Video Standard to Allow Twice-as-Fast Movie Downloads | Jesus Diaz | Gizmodo
My MacBook Pro's processor will probably melt trying to decompress this stuff...
Rejoice, because there's a new MPEG video standard coming. It's called High Efficiency Video Coding and it will be twice as efficient as current standards. This means downloading movies twice as fast. Or doubling their quality. HEVC will arrive next year.
CineSpider short demo | J.G. Pasterjak | Vimeo
Short demo of the forthcoming CineSpider from moveyourcamera.com. The Modular and versatile CineSpider is not only an awesome flat surface dolly, but you can swap the wheels out for suction cups and turn it into the best car mount you've ever used, or bolt on the optional rod mount kit for further options. Here's a quick look at the CineSpider in car-mount guise
All footage shot on a Sony HX20.
Dear Filmmakers: Please Continue To Think of Critics as Irrelevant | Cole Abaius
| Film School Rejects
There’s a handful of discussion circling criticism lately. From Kevin Smith becoming a critic himself while denouncing the profession to Rotten Tomatoes culling together all reviewing opinions into a convenient number to the general feeling that “criticism is dead” based on the proliferation of 1) bad critics and 2) an internet community that has made gate-keepers obsolete; it seems like the writing is on the wall for those who would piss on the writing on the wall.