Wednesday, December 01, 2010

News from Here & There

Lightworks Public Beta
Back in May EditShare announced that their editing program Lightworks was going Open Source. They then had a private beta program, but now the public beta has opened.
Lightworks is an Academy and Emmy award winning professional-grade editor with over 20 years of history in the film and broadcast industry. Having cut hundreds of films such as Pulp Fiction, The Departed, Centurion and Shutter Island, it includes a full feature set of editorial tools, from advanced trimming and media management, through to stereoscopic support and realtime effects including multiple secondary colour correctors. Lightworks has an advanced effects pipeline, utilizing the power of your GPU. And with support for up to 2K workflows with realtime effects, it is the most advanced editing application available.
Lightworks beta program

Post Production on "The Social Network"
Adobe has posted two short videos that cover how After Effects and Adobe Premiere Pro were used in post-production on The Social Network. Part 1 Part 2

Zoom H1 Review
MacWorld reviews the new Zoom H1, finding it a good value, though there's concern about how sturdy it is, and the auto-level control isn't as good as the one in the H4n.
MacWorld: Samson Zoom H1 Handy Recorder
Amazon: Zoom H1 Handy Portable Digital Recorder[$99]

Plotting Your Script
Story and Script consultant Martha Alderson discusses the importance of plot and character goals:
A good movie plot and story plot that involves a goal with antagonists standing in the way also requires one more goal element. The protagonist must stand to lose something important if he is not successful at achieving his long-term goal. The more substantial the potential loss, the higher the stakes.
FilmmakerIQ: Screenwriting: Goals Define the Plot

Panasonic AG-AF100 Test Video
Footage from the Panasonic AF100 camera directed and shot by Leo Ticheli of Leo Ticheli Productions. Camera gamma was set to HD Norm, with knee and chroma adjusted per shot. Lenses used were almost exclusively Zeiss Standard Speed T2.1 lenses, with apertures ranging per shot except where noted. Also, a few of the extreme low light shots were made with the Panasonic Lumix Pancake 20mm F1.7. All footage was recorded at 1080p @ 23.98. This was edited in Final Cut Pro 7.0.3 as Apple Pro Res HQ files.

AF100 Demo shot by Leo Ticheli Productions from Joe Walker on Vimeo.

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