| Ellen Wixted | Adobe
Using script templates for different types of scripts—Adobe Story can create film scripts, TV scripts, A/V and multicolumn scripts and more, all with industry-standard formatting.
The basics of working with projects—With Adobe Story you can create projects that group related scripts and supporting documents. For example, you might be working on a multi-episode mini-series that in addition to a number of scripts also includes character bios, research documents and more.
Is Final Cut Pro X Becoming a True Player | Ron Dawson | Dare Dreamer
One of the reasons I personally have been hesitant about making a switch to FCPX was because I wanted to be able to hire editors who used the same program I do. Certainly all the pros I may want to hire won’t use FCPX. But ironically, the editors I have on my extended team all use FCPX. At first I chalked it up to the fact that they’re just young. (Well, most of them are. One of them is old like me. But now that more vets are trusting FCPX, I must say, I’m strongly considering it.
‘Beat Assistant’ Automates Music Timing in After Effects | Danny Greer
A new plugin by software developer Mamoworld aims to simply the process of cutting to the beat in After Effects. Beat Assistant uses music analyzation technology to identity the beats per minute in a track. From there, it will mark the beats on an AE timeline using a default or custom annotation (marking every other beat, every bar, etc).
Is creative work only for the privileged? | Scott Macaulay | Filmmaker Magazine
The difference today? It’s probably harder to get the kind of related work — like script reading — that is a natural fit with unpaid work like film interning. Otherwise, the reliance of independent film to free labor has only increased.
Roma Wrap | theC47
A video clip shot on the Sony NEX-FS700, but the really interesting thing are the notes at the bottom, with comments about the Canon C100:
The FS700 held up well but is a bit quirky. High speed is great. I'll talk more about it in future episodes. I do feel that bothe the FS700 and C300 have their place and if high speed isn't a requirement (which it was for this project), then the C100 is probably a camera worth considering.
SUE AUSTIN FLIES HER UNDERWATER WHEELCHAIR – CAPTURED ON DSLR VIDEO AND 360 DEGREE GOPRO RIG | Norman Lomax | DSLR News Shooter
Some notes on shooting underwater:
The first issue was selecting the housing. With help from Cameras Underwater I soon learnt it’s not just the housing; you have to select an appropriate ‘extension ring’ to match the lens used. Then there’s the port, which is like a giant front element which the lens looks through. Wide angle lenses are critical when shooting large objects underwater; the closer you can get to your subject, the less water and floating ‘debris’ to degrade your image.
REDROCK MICRO ANNOUNCE LOWBASE – A $199 BASEPLATE FOR TALL DSLRS AND RED CAMERAS | Dan Chung | DSLR News Shooter
The raison d’être for the lowBase is to allow 15mm rods and accessories to be easily attached to the camera, while not adding much bulk to the body. Follow focus units, matteboxes and handgrips can then be added to the setup. The baseplate is made of aluminium which has been precision-machined to reduce weight as much as possible.
TV news is vulnerable in US | Robert Briel | Broadband TV News
Only about a third (34%) of those younger than 30 say they watched TV news yesterday; in 2006, nearly half of young people (49%) said they watched TV news the prior day. Among older age groups, the percentages saying they watched TV yesterday has not changed significantly over this period.
Canon C300 $1,000 rebate | B & H
First Canon offered two-year 0% financing, now there's a $1,000 rebate on the Canon C300, bringing the price down to $14,999. You can still get the 0% through December 31st.