Friday, March 08, 2013

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BMCC vs Red Scarlet vs Sony F5 | Planet 5D
From being onset and not looking at the footage in post production, the Sony F5 was the winner. It is a great ‘do all’ camera with an amazing image. Unfortunately, we can’t edit this footage in Premiere CS6 because there is no plug in that allows us to do so. The only way I could show the shots is with a screen shot via content browser. Anthony is going to see if he can get it into Davinci Resolve.

Tutorial: Creating 3D Graphs in After Effects by Joe Mason | MICHELE YAMAZAKI
| Tool Farm
There are many ways inside of AE to add a third dimension to those boring old 2D charts. If you’ve got the time and a small budget, I would recommend a 3D plug-in such as Zaxwerks 3D Invigorator or ProAnimator in order to turn a flat bar into a full three-dimensional cube that can animate and grow to a corresponding value. The following screen captures were taken from animations created in Zaxwerks 3D Invigorator. Download a free demo of Zaxwerks 3D Invigorator or ProAnimator here.

Ep. 36 - "A Conversation with Rodney Charters, ASC" (with Michael Murie too) | NeedCreative Podcast
In this very special 36th episode of the NeedCreative Podcast, your co-hosts Paul Antico and this week again Michael Murie are joined by Award-Winning Director of Photographer Rodney Charters, ASC. Rodney is perhaps best known for being the DP on the long running series "24" on Fox, but also is currently shooting Dallas, and has shot Nashville, Nash Bridges, Shameless and much more.

Avid — Has the Ship Sailed (or Even Sunk)? | Richard Harrington
Mark my words… Avid will make a desperate announcement at this year's NAB (if not sooner). Their 'we're focussing on the pro market' strategy is too little and too late. The pros they want to keep are moving on in records numbers (let alone dwindling).

Organizational Tips for FCP X | Oliver Peters | digitalfilms
The beauty of Apple Final Cut Pro X is in its power to organize media. When editors take advantage of these tools, FCP X can prove to be a very fast way to cut. I’ve covered some of these concepts in previous posts on “Rethinking NLE Design”. . . Click on the thumbnails to see an enlarged image for an expanded view of each of these tips.

| DSLR News Shooter
We previously featured the Kessler Pocket Jib Traveller when the company posted a teaser video earlier in the year. Now they have unveiled the full details of the mini crane in this new instructional video by Preston Kanak. It certainly looks like a great solution for the on the go DSLR shooter.

10 Things Bad Production Coordinators Do That Drives the Rest of the Office Crazy | COURTNEY | How To Film School
2) Don’t Delegate/Over Delegate – I have run into this problem more often than not. I am either working for someone who tries to do everything on their own or I am working for someone who wants me to do all of their work. It is rare that I have found a nice balance.

Movie Studios Are Setting Themselves Up For Huge Losses | Kirsten Acuna
| Business Insider
In 2009 there were five films with budgets at or above $200 million... By 2012, eight films had budgets of $200 million or more.

| Matt Allard | DSLR News Shooter
The KineRAW is an interesting camera. It has a very unique look that I can’t really explain. I like the grain and noise structure, and while it may not resolve as highly as some other cameras, I’m still amazed that a small company from China has been able to create such a low-cost RAW camera. It’s an incredibly easy camera to operate, and even though it was an engineering sample, it never once stopped working or had a single problem.

Television's Future Has a Social Soundtrack | Deb Roy | Harvard Business School
But all that has changed with the sudden rise of realtime social media, particularly Twitter. Just in the United States, tens of millions of people are talking to each other as they watch TV. This year's Super Bowl alone spurred over 24 million tweets. After 80 years of sequestered viewing, television audiences worldwide have forged Twitter into a social soundtrack for TV. If you are not part of the soundtrack yet, chances are that you will be soon.

BBC to buy 500 plus JVC GY-HM650 camcorders…”Well done JVC”
| Philip Johnston | HD Warrior
Over the course of 2013, the BBC will purchase over 500 units of JVC Professional’s GY-HM650 ProHD network-enabled camcorder, to be used in their newsgathering operations both throughout the UK and globally. Key features of the GY-HM650 are flexible dual codec capability, network connectivity, and overall ease of operational use.

Kubrick camera | Kubrick Collection
Stanley Kubrick was famously precise about his equipment. His most famous and special items of equipment were the Carl Zeiss F0.7 Lenses which were remounted for him by Ed DeGullio to fit a specially modified Mitchell BNC camera. These lenses were hugely difficult to operate - requiiring a full 5 rotations to allow the camera to rack over from the viewing position to the filming position. These lenses have an exquisite shallow depth of field, as well as a soft bocka unseen in lenses since.

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