Wednesday, January 02, 2013

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An Afternoon Music Video Shoot with the Canon C300 | Michael Murie
| Filmmaker Magazine
For most of the shoot, Rick’s switching between a Tokina 11-16mm and a Tamron 70-200mm. He likes to use the 11-16 on the Glidecam for the wider field of view. “You know, with the C300 you have to shut it off when you change lenses,” he points out as he switches the lenses.

“A year with the Canon C300″ | Philip Jonhston | HD Warrior
1. Don’t like the LCD attached to the XLRs, makes sound recording very cumbersome.
2. Would prefer a dedicated switch on the side of the camera for ISO like the C100.
3. The CF flap doors can be fiddly to open.
4. The LCD can get stuck if you tighten the knob too much.

Top Tech – Canon CN-E & Zeiss Compact Primes
| Australian Cinematographers Society | Vimeo
Tom Gleeson, Member of the ACS Technical Committee, and Mike Seymour, co-founder of fxguide, look at the Canon CN-E range and new Zeiss Compact Primes. They note that the Canon line lacks a 35mm "I can't believe they won't make a 35mm focal length in the range, but there is no official announcement of that, and for the moment that's a major issue," though Tom loved the Canon 24mm.

Canon DSLR Body Rumors for 2013 | CanonRumors
New cameras coming? But of course...but are these them?!
EOS 7D Mark II – New Sensor, 10fps, ISO 25600
EOS 70D – Same Sensor as 7D Mark II, 3″ flip screen, ISO 25600

7 Elements of Photography We Can Learn From The Hobbit | David Wahlman
| Digital Photography School
6. Mind the Sky
If shooting outdoors, instead of allowing the sky to be a blown-out nuisance, view it as a resource, and use it to your advantage. Now, this may not always be possible due to equipment, desired effect, or setting. But there are ways that you can properly capture the clouds or the blue of the sky.

The Genus superior follow focus system with advanced mounting system (G-SFOCMKII) is designed for DSLR or professional video cameras. It mounts to standard 15mm rods systems and allows you to easily change lenses as the gear and focus knob are mounted on a sliding bracket.

How Do You Pronounce “Bokeh”? | Michael Zhang | Peta Pixel
The term comes from the Japanese word “boke” (暈け/ボケ), which translates to “blur”, “haze”, or “fuzziness”. It made its way into English-speaking world back in 1997 after Photo Techniques editor Mike Johnston (who now writes at The Online Photographer) included three articles on the topic for the March/April 1997 issue of the magazine.

Shrinking Our Toolbox | Paul Del Vecchio | PaulDV
When we set out to make a film, what is the end goal? For me, it is to help the audience escape for the small amount of time they are watching my film. I use many tools in order to do this. You see, the audience must suspend their disbelief for the time they are watching a film. We’ve all heard that before:

More New Year’s Resolutions for Filmmakers | Scott Macaulay
| Filmmaker Magazine
Stop making feature films. Why are you trying to make a feature film? If it’s for any other reason than that’s how your brain processes stories, that it’s the form that thrills and moves you, or because it’s the form most suited to your subject matter, stop. If you’re doing it because you think it’s the dominant story medium of our time, or because you believe it’s the way to a mass audience or because you think you’ll get rich, you need a healthy dose of artistic and personal self-examination. 

The Work/ Life balance….can you achieve success AND have a life? | Philip Bloom
| Blog
I used to have a life. I gave it up 6 and a half years ago. What happened 6 and a half years ago? I went freelance. Do I regret this? Not at all. I am way more content in my work, but it has come at a price. Is this price worth it though, to no longer have a balance in your life? That is what I want to discuss here. This is a quite different personal blog, quite emotional and very honest.

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