Monday, March 18, 2013

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Ep. 38 - "Filmmaking is Awesome" (with Jonathan Yi) | NeedCreative Podcast
In this special 38th episode of the NeedCreative Podcast, your co-hosts Paul Antico and guest Michael Murie are joined again by Director/DP Jonathan Yi. 

  • Jon's background, how he got to working for HBO, making commercials, and being a professor at NYU
  • Advice about making a Demo Reel and how producers may choose you
  • Working on the Canon team as a consultant to provide feedback on the launch of the C300, the history behind "Cinema EOS"

How Colorists Will Thrive in 2013 – Google Hangout Interview with Patrick Inhofer | Tom Parish
Patrick is a seasoned senior colorist and editor with more than 20 years’ experience in broadcast, cable, and (more recently) indie post-production.  He publishes an amazing newsletter every Sunday morning for fellow colorists. It’s the first thing I read on Sunday with my first cup of  coffee.

Did Veronica Mars Ruin Kickstarter? | Sam Adams | Slate
But is it the dawning of a new day or the end of an era? Will Veronica Mars be looked at as a watershed in demonstrating the power of fans to move a corporation’s will, one more step on the long road from Comic-Con? Or will it be seen as the moment Hollywood got wise and realized they no longer needed to wait until a movie or a TV show or an album actually exists to soak fans with an overpriced deluxe package?

@SXSW: Digital Bolex and New Beyond the Bolex Documentary | Scott Macaulay
| Filmmaker Magazine
Sharing a booth at the SXSW trade show were the teams behind the forthcoming Digital Bolex RAW-file camera and Beyond the Bolex, a new documentary film by Alyssa Bolsey, whose great grandfather invented the celebrated and influential camera. I stopped by the booth on the last day of the conference, and spoke very briefly to one of its inventors, Joe Rubinstein, above.

HyColour Pro for FCPX “A mini user review” $45 | Philip Johnston | HD Warrior
This is a still from a video I am producing about diabetes and shows the Green cast removal tool at it’s best. Although I had white balanced using my LED lighting the small magnifier light behind the podiatrist is casting a green cast via the fluorescent tubes, I was not aware of this at the time of filming but as you can see, HyColour is removing the cast giving an all over more pleasing result.

Canon EOS 100D Detailed Specs Appear | CanonRumors
The following spec list has appeared on a major retailers web site, we are keeping that internal for as long as possible. These specifications could possibly be placeholder specs, though they appear about as legit as they come.

Building a Movie Language in Layers | Dennis Lam  | New York Times
Mr. Carruth, 40, a former engineer and self-taught filmmaker, made “Primer,” a deadpan time-travel fantasy, for a reported $7,000, taking on the roles of director, writer, producer, actor, cinematographer, editor and composer. A feat of DIY enterprise and polymathic ingenuity, the film lent itself to repeat viewings and endless theorizing about its laws of physics and metaphysics, which ensured a robust afterlife in home video and on message boards.

First Look Aluminum Prototype Combat Cage For The GoPro Hero 3
| Jared Abrams | WideOpenCamera
Here is a first look at the Aluminum prototype Combat Cage for the GoPro Hero 3 from Wide Open Camera. The finished version will be anodized flat black. This is just the first prototype for real world testing. A HUGE thanks to Dave Aldrich from D focus for helping us out with this project. We will be taking this bad boy out for a spin to shoot our kickstarter video this week. Stay tuned for final specifications, pricing and availability.

Hobbit files released | Lloyd Burr | 3 News
“In the end, it’s not about Actor’s Equity, nor is it about The Hobbit – it is about an Australian trade union making a blatant play to take a controlling hand in the NZ film industry for their own political and financial gain.”

Flare Factory 58 (DSLR Mount) | DogSchidtOptics | Etsy
Interesting modified lenses:
Vintage 58mm f2 lens based on a classic 1960's Zeiss optical design.
We hand machine each lens and apply various cool modifications to add extra character to your pictures or movies. The lenses are available in various styles. Please see our online video samples and our PDF, then choose your style! If unsure just let us know what video sample you like best and we will send you the right configuration :-

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