| Megan O'Neill | Social Times
I'm not really a fan of these kinds of things, but I think you should take at least one photo or video today:
One Day On Earth, the collaborative film project that documented life on earth on 10/10/10 and 11/11/11, is revving up to film life around the globe tomorrow, 12/12/12, and it’s not too late to be a part of it!
25 Pieces of Juicy Filmmaking Knowledge from Cinematographer Roger Deakins
| The Black And Blue
3. Compromise is Sometimes Needed for a Better Film “Sometimes, as with the death row scenes on ‘Dead Man Walking’, it is better to compromise composition, lighting and perhaps even sound a little and shoot with two cameras in order to help an actor get their performance. Sometimes it is better to go wider to include a prop in frame than break an actor’s concentration.
Christmas Gift Ideas for the Editor - 2012 Edition | Scott Simmons
| Pro Video Coalition
GoPro HERO3 Black Edition
What is life without a GoPro? Even though we are editors we like to have fun with a camera every now and then and the recently updated GoPro HERO3 is an amazing camera for its price. Opt for the $400 Black Edition as it’s got everything you need right in the package.
4K, 48p HFR and the challenge for set designers and makeup artists | Andrew Reid | EOSHD
They said the same thing about the switch to HD:
The make-up effects industry is already on the down slope. They’re even less prepared to deal with 4K than the set craftspeople or model makers. Contemporary make-up effects cannot even stand up to conventional HD photography very well because digital renders rubber as rubber, paint as paint. It doesn’t look like alien skin. It doesn’t look like human flesh. It doesn’t look like anything but what it actually is.
Edit This!: 'The Hobbit' | Daniel Restuccio | Post
Interview with editor Jabez Olssen:
Most of the new technology, 3D and 48fps, was transparent creatively to the editing process. “We would see the 3D when we conformed the scenes,” says Olssen. “Occasionally we would make allowances and alterations because of the stereoscopic depth.” So for example, they might hold shots a bit longer. Generally he says, “If you are cutting on the small size screen and then see it on a cinema big screen you often extend the wide shots a few more frames.”
Review: The Hobbit Is Insanely Gorgeous at 48 Frames per Second | HUGH HART
Some people like 48fps:
In the 48-frames-per-second version of Hobbit, Middle-earth in 3D looks so crisp it’s like stepping into the foreground of an insanely gorgeous diorama. [...] At 48 fps, images appear more precise and 3D action becomes smoother, without the blur that can occur when the camera pans too quickly or objects move rapidly across the frame.
Tech Support: Greig Fraser on shooting the dead of night in 'Zero Dark Thirty | Kristopher Tapley | HitFix
"I think the cinematography in 'All The President’s Men' is riveting, actually," he says, calling from Pittsburgh where he's currently shooting Bennett Miller's "Foxcatcher." "It’s like lots of offices and lots of fluorescents and all those things, but Gordon Willis is a master framer. He’s a master lighter. He wasn’t afraid to be so flat with the lighting in those offices.
Reinventing Video Creation with Adobe Creative Cloud | Kathy Charneco
On December 11th, Adobe announced new Photoshop features exclusive to Creative Cloud members, the availability of Creative Cloud for teams, and other news. In this article, you’ll learn more about Creative Cloud and why it might be a great choice for you, and get the scoop on the recent announcements.
Tip: Be Careful When Mounting Cameras to the Backs of Sharks | Michael Zhang
From the files of the Department of the Obvious:
Mounting cameras on sharks is risky business, though, and the video above shows just how dangerous it can be. In it, marine biologist Greg Marshall tells of his first attempt at deploying his camera onto the back of a large shark back in 1992. It didn’t go according to plan.