Tuesday, April 23, 2013

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Sony E 10-18mm f/4 OSS (SEL-1018) - Lab Test / Review | PhotoZone
Another review of this E-mount zoom lens, with some highs and a few lows:
The build quality of the Sony lens is, again, impressive. It has mostly an all-metal body based on a metal mount. While this may sound like heavy stuff, it is an amazingly light-weight lens of just 225g. The inner lens tube extends slightly when zooming towards the long end of the zoom range. Both the zoom and focus ring operate smoothly. A plastic, petal-shaped lens hood is also part of the package.

Mocha Corner Pin Tutorial | VACD | Vimeo
This is a tutorial on how you can track motion in Mocha and apply the corner pin data on your After Effects projects.

Why the Sony FS700 won NAB Show 2013 | Tony Reale | NextWaveDV
Then I headed over to Sony to get the low-down on their 4K upgrade path. Low and behold, they had a Odyssey7Q hooked up to their FS700. That means Sony is embracing this as an option for FS700 owners. While talking about 4K with Mr. Juan Martinez, he casually noted that the FS700 would be getting S-Log 2. Whaaa-wha?!

Who will finance your film and why? Proven strategies to get your film funded and produced | Chris Jones Blog
It sounds crazy but it’s true. Looking stupid is feared more than loosing money. So offer people information that gives them comfort – the EIS tax rebate, film credit, expert endorsements, market endorsements, past film successes in the same budget area and genre etc. If the film stinks, at least they don’t look stupid having secured at least a 50% return guaranteed.

Adobe After Effects 3D Projection VFXHow To Move Your Camera Through The Floor Using 3D Projection | Tobias | Surfaced Studio
I have always enjoyed the effect of the camera passing through walls or floors for seamless scene transitions! Today I show you how to create this awesome effect using 3D Projection inside of Adobe After Effects

Resources for Filmmakers | PBS
The POV For Filmmakers site features many essential resource lists. From grant opportunities to engagement strategies, we parsed out exactly what you will need to get your documentary made and seen.

Lithuania likely to approve tax incentives for film production | movieScope
The Lithuanian Ministry of Finance has approved a long awaited amendment to the law on Corporate tax which could see an influx of foreign productions to the region. The proposed changes – which Parliament is expected to ratify in the spring – would offer tax relief to companies wishing to invest in local film production.

Fifteen Years and $500 Million Later, Michael Bay Apologizes for Armageddon
| Vanity Fair
I will apologize for Armageddon, because we had to do the whole movie in 16 weeks. It was a massive undertaking. That was not fair to the movie. I would redo the entire third act if I could. But the studio literally took the movie away from us. It was terrible.

Kish Lenses Daylight Test | Digital Bolex
Our last tests were a little rushed and we didn’t have time to take any shots outside. So we did another lens test this week using natural light. And to our surprise, the most flattering lens was the 38mm, which was our least favorite lens in the earlier test. We think this is because of the color temperature/CRI. We’ll be running more precise tests soon, and Kish is constructing special testing equipment to help finalize that process.

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