Monday, July 19, 2010

News from Here & There

Green Screen
Digital Media World has an interesting article about the green screen work done for the movie Kick Ass.
This site has collected an interesting variety of tips and videos, including:

Zeiss CP2 Lenses
The new Zeiss CP2 lenses have been getting a lot of attention; but they are expensive and difficult to find. I was interested to hear Philip Bloom's opinion of them at the workshop he gave in Boston over the weekend. He said that the optics are the same as in the ZE lenses, just with a different housing with fully calibrated lens scales. That's interesting because the ZE lenses are 1/4 or 1/3 the price of the CP2 lenses.
Here's a review:
The Association: Zeiss CP2 lenses reviewed

The House Finale
The use of DSLRs on the House finale may be remembered as a turning point in the movie/tv industry. The Canon Digital Learning Center has posted video of a seminar with Greg Yaitanes, Executive Producer and Emmy winning Director, and Gale Tattersall, Director of Photography given at Cine Gear Expo 2010 in the Paramount Theater.
Canon: EOS 5D Mark II Shoots House M.D. Season Finale

Andrei Tarkovsky
Andrei Tarkovsky (1932-1986) is described as one of the finest Soviet directors of the post-War period. All of his films are now available online for free.
OpenCulture: Tarkovsky Films Now Free Online

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