Thursday, November 11, 2010

News from Here & There

Panasonic AG-AF100/101
Philip Bloom has been in Japan checking out a 95% complete version of the upcoming large sensor camera from Panasonic. He's posted some pictures and a video shot with the camera: Full blog on the trip to Japan and my review on this almost complete camera coming very soon. I just need to write it. In meantime enjoy the footage I shot in Kyoto with it and the photos from the trip.

30 Second Film Challenge
Here’s the challenge:
  • Must be a parody/recreation of a movie released in the last 18 months from beginning to end.
  • Must be 30 seconds or shorter.
  • Can be shot on any camera. Not limited to Canon. Use whatever you can get your hands on from an iPhone to an Arri Alexa. The camera is just a tool.
  • Entries must be received by 12 p.m. Wednesday, November 17th 2010.
Prize: $100 gift card from B & H
Canonfilmmakers: 30 Second Film Festival: Challenge #1

Sony Guide to Sensor Sizes
Why does a 2/3" sensor camera not have a 2/3" sensor?
ProvideoCoalition: Sony publishes Guide to Sensor Sizes

Hitchcock's Storyboards
Hitchcock is known for being meticulous in preparing his movies and storyboarding everything. FilmmakerIQ has collected together several examples of the storyboards created for his movies.

Though take it with a grain of salt; I recently read an article that suggested that some of this reputation was constructed after-the-fact; for example there was no storyboard for the plane scene in North by Northwest; it was drawn after the scene was shot!

Speaking of North By Northwest, here's an interesting article about the Vandamm house: Jetsetmodern: The Vandamm House in Hitchcock's "North by Northwest"
FilmmakerIQ: Hitchcock’s Storyboards from 13 Classic Films

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