Monday, August 20, 2012

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Ep. 9 - Notes On Video | Need Creative Podcast | Anticipate Media
I'm on the latest episode of the Need Creative podcast. I have to say, Paul does an amazingly great job on this show; how does he manage to talk so long without going 'umm' or 'ahhh' and soud so coherent? I don't know how he does it. Anyway, it was fun to chat with him and Jason, and talk about the new Sony NEX-EA50, the Zacuto shootout, this blog, and my acting tips:
In this ninth episode of the NeedCreative Podcast, your co-hosts Paul Antico and Jason Sidelinger were joined by Special Guest via Skype (a very clean connection this time), Michael Murie of the Notes on Video Blog, to discuss the past week's events in indie filmmaking and technology, and to discuss universal themes in storytelling.

CAMERAS: The Zacuto Fallout Continues | Art Adams | ProVideoCoalition
Art continues documenting the reporting from Zacuto's camera shootout:
The other problem is that every article first mentions how surprised everyone was with the GH2’s overwhelmingly positive response, and then credits Colt Seaman’s contribution second. While nearly all of these articles do the right thing and try to put credit where credit is due, they all—consciously or subconsciously—mention the camera first. The DP reference is always second. This is the way people think at this moment in time. It can’t be avoided.

| Filmmaker Magazine
Interesting discussion on the chance for success:
The professions you really want to avoid, after reading Taleb’s paper, are not financial but rather creative. Where do you find millions of people all trying to succeed against the odds? Just look at how many bands there are, how many aspiring novelists, how many struggling artists. Nearly all of them think that if they create something great, that will improve their chances of success in their field.
90% of success is turning up. The other 90% is unknowable.

Sony FS100 Picture Profiles | Mark Battistella Films
Collected together, most of the picture profiles for the Sony NEX-FS100:
So from these styles, we made a simple compilation of the profiles that are great to use while shooting. No more need to have so many bookmarks, pieces of scrap paper, and necessities to remember to check for updates – we did it all for you.

Golden Hours at Augusta on the FS700 and C300 | Christopher Swainhart | Vimeo
A video shot with the Canon C300 and the Sony NEX-FS700:
The main lens on the C300 was the Canon EF-S 17-55 f/2.8 IS USM. The main lens for the Sony was the Sony 18-200. Also used Canon glass with Metabones adapter: 16-35, 24-105, and 70-200 with doubler for a 400 mm shot.

Is FCP X ready for broadcast? | David Fox | Urbanfox.TV
An article that asks whether, one year on, is Final Cut Pro X finally ready for primetime?
“I think the main issue was that FCP X wasn't what people were expecting. It was a whole new application that shared little with its predecessor other than its name and it edits video. It also challenges the way we think about editing with its storyline approach to editing rather than tracks,”

New MPEG Standard – H.265 – What does it mean? | Philip Hodgetts | Blog
How important is this? In the next year or two it will have zero effect on our working lives. Over time, as the standard moves from draft, through the patent search/pooling phase and finally through to licensing, devices will start to adopt it; brewers will gain the ability to play it; silicon will be struck for hardware decoding in future generations of mobile graphics chips (and not-so-mobile as well); and then probably cameras based on the new codec.

Thoughts On Apple’s Latest TV Efforts | RYAN LAWLER | Tech Crunch
Speculation on the upcoming - rumored - Apple TV:
The new set-top box hardware that Apple is talking to cable operators about using is none other than an updated version of its Apple TV product. Which is to say: Apple probably isn’t creating new hardware to suit the needs of cable operators, or to try to replicate their existing set-top boxes. Instead, Apple is trying to convince them to build new apps for its existing device.

Pixar: 6 Filmmaking Tips | Hollywood How To
“Every single Pixar film, at one time or another, has been the worst movie ever put on film. But we know. We trust our process. We don’t get scared and say, ‘Oh, no, this film isn’t working.’” – John Lasseter

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