Tuesday, June 04, 2013

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How to ensure your extinction: look at what newspapers are doing
| Vincent Laforet
First they came for the communists:
This week the Chicago Sun Times made what might just be one of the most clearly shorsighted decisions in its history:  they let go of all of their photography staff.

Is Digital Democratization Of Content A Myth? | Edictive
So who has benefited from the digital revolution in TV and film?  Not the content creators, certainly. Even the production of DVDs has declined, with Blu-Ray not providing the expected boost to the DVD market.   Mainly, the distributors and existing corporate players have been the beneficiaries of the digital revolution.  It’s the video streaming websites, aggregators and distributors who are making the money.

Why Final Cut Pro X's killer feature may be yet to come... | Mike Fernandes
Maybe Apple will help with that democratization thing...?
Think about that for a moment. Let's say I am an indie filmmaker. I shoot my project and edit it in Final Cut Pro X. Once I have a product that I am happy with, I click on the share button and there's an option to upload my masterpiece directly to iTunes.
My wonderful film is now available for anyone to rent or buy. And Apple using their current business model of profit sharing takes a cut of the film for the distribution and then pays me the rest.

Ep. 48 - "Run 8 Rider" (with Sean Meehan) | NeedCreative Podcast
In this 48th episode of the NeedCreative Podcast, your co-hosts Paul Antico of Anticipate Media and Ben Consoli of BC Media Productions are joined by Boston area Director/Producer Sean Meehan talk the latest news in video production. Then they are talk about the making of the music video "Thanksgiving Day" by the band Run 8 Rider. 

Switching from a DSLR to the Canon C100: Interview with Ben Pender-Cudlip
| Michael Murie | Filmmaker Magazine
Ben recently switched from shooting on a DSLR to the Canon C100. In part one of this interview he talks about his experience switching to the C100, and in part two he talks about the first major project shot with the camera: documenting an ice-climbing expedition.

AbelCine’s New Family of Resolution Analysis Chart | AbelCine
Jesse Rosen, AbelCine’s Director of Technical Development, designed the charts, beginning with extensive research on what to measure, the many patterns and designs to consider, and evaluating what worked and what didn’t. Many of our specialists and rental technicians spoke with AbelCine clients and personnel to gather their opinions and input on what should be included in the new charts, and continued to check in every few weeks throughout the process. The result is a fantastic new focus chart we think our clients will love using.

Kinefinity KineRaw S35 Hands-on Review | EOSHD
The Kinefinity KineRaw S35 is the most complete debut camera I’ve ever seen. Packed with features, it simply doesn’t feel like an S35 version 1.0.
In terms of the image it is also very good – hardly an major weaknesses, though if there’s one thing that could be better it is the rolling shutter skew. It’s similar to a DSLR and therefore more severe than what you’d get from the Arri Alexa or RED Epic.

Anatomy of a Logo: Star Wars | Tenth Letter of the Alphabet
Really interesting how loose the use of the logo was at the beginning...
The film, Star Wars, premiered on May 25, 1977. Today, on its 36th anniversary, I’m examining the evolution of the film’s logo.  During the film’s pre-production, a decal (below) was produced. In the first Official Star Wars Fan Club newsletter, reprinted in the Star Wars Scrapbook (Chronicle Books, 1991), there was an explanation about the decal by Ralph McQuarrie, who did the art

Kodak Pacts to Supply 20th Century Fox With Film | Variety
I'm not dead yet!
The venerable Rochester, N.Y.-based firm, much shrunken in bankruptcy, has pacted to supply Fox with motion picture film for both features and TV. Deal covers film for “content creatin, distribution and archival,” according to Andrew Evenski, pesident of Kodak’s Entertainment & Commercial Films Division.

Mirroring comes to Compact Flash | HD Warrior
Not sure I get the point of mirroring on the same card:
Japanese company Amulet is poised to release a CompactFlash card that allows images and video files to be backed up instantly using RAID-style ‘mirroring’. In mirroring mode, the card effectively becomes two storage devices, and records images to both partitions simultaneously. As such, a 64GB card offers 32GB of actual storage space in mirroring mode.

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