I'm pissed off with the British film club because once again I turn to Hollywood to make my next film. I made a film last year in London, ended up financing it with my producer out of our own pockets after being turned down by the BFI for both budget and post-production help.
Why video color changes on different monitors and programs | Technicolor
Usually you don’t alter the gamma of an image because when using sRGB in your computer’s monitor setting and in your camera, it automatically sets the gamma to 2.2. This gamma value is used in a viewing environment that mostly exists in an office environment – meaning reasonably bright. The problem arises if your client watches the video on a TV or a theater: it will look too contrasty and you need to apply a gamma correction. Rule of thumb: you should color correct in the same ambient light situation as your client is watching the video.
Cannes Lions scooped by Dumb Ways to Die | FX Guide
Loved this animation/music video/PSA. Here's an interview with the creator:
"I boarded most of the verses roughly, ran out of ideas, told the agency “characters will probably dance in the chorus somehow” and then started animating. I tend to think as I go but that requires a lot of trust from the client, which luckily we had. Some bits I had no idea about till right at the end. Like the glue guy. How do you animate someone who ate glue? Oh yeah you don’t."
Coca-Cola Creates ‘The Wearable Movie’ | Design Taxi
The results are sort of so-so, but the concept is interesting:
An animated short clip was created, but to share the joy, the soda brand got its fans and other employees involved—and each of the animation’s frames was printed on a T-shirt, and sent to people all over the world to participate in making the movie.
STABiLGO | Kickstarter
STABiLGO is an affordable, motorized stabilizer for active cinematography aimed at GoPro users. A high-speed processor and state of the art gyroscopic sensor work in tandem to keep the camera both perfectly horizontal and vertical. The STABiLGO allows for 180 degrees of pitch movement and 270 degrees of roll movement. It frees you to independently capture movement without a crew or cumbersome equipment.
On Friendship, Managing, Respect and the Director/Actor dynamic
| Vincent Laforet
Always keep in mind that "we’re all in this together" but that every group needs to have someone set clear goals, and to help keep everyone on target. And being that person, the "leader", is something a lot of people want – until they actually get their wish and see what comes with it. I’ve in fact seen quite a few people decide never to lead again once they’ve been given the opportunity to do so.
New Mac Pro & GPUs | Grant Petty | Blackmagic Forum
I think this new MacPro is amazing and those 2 GPUs are incredibly powerful. I am not sure what I can say however there is a whole new OpenCL and DaVinci Resolve 10 is having lots of performance work done to integrate it and its really really fast. Those GPUs are very high performance and each GPU has lots of graphics memory so this is the Mac we have been waiting for! We have lots of Thunderbolt products too so video in and out is taken care of.
BROADCAST ASIA 2013: MILLER AIR TRIPOD FOR DSLR AND LIGHTWEIGHT SYSTEMS | News Shooter
It looks very similar to previous Miller Solo tripods but is designed specifically for DSLRs and smaller video camera setups. Most importantly the price is set to be around $1000 US which will make it one of the more affordable true fluid head options and a competitor to the popular Sachtler Ace tripod system.
BROADCAST ASIA 2013: BLACKMAGIC DESIGN POCKET CINEMA CAMERA UPDATE – “YOU’LL SEE THEM IN JULY FOR SURE” | News Shooter
B & H still lists July 25th as expected delivery date:
We had a chance to speak to Richard Lim of Blackmagic Design at the Broadcast Asia in Singapore this week. Like many others we wanted to know just how likely it is that the company will be delivering its new models in July. Watch the video see what he had to say.
BROADCAST ASIA 2013: TOKINA 11-16MM CINE VERSION TO BE PRICED BELOW $2000 | News Shooter
"Less than $2,000"....and the non-cine version is $569:
Seeing the popularity of their lens and the demand from shooter Tokina have decided to make their own cinema version – first seen briefly at NAB earlier this year.At Broadcast Asia in Singapore the lens was on show again but this time with more details. According to the Tokina representative the price will definitely be less than $2000 US and it should be available in September.