Monday, December 24, 2012

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SNL’s Digital Evolution | Dan Brockett | HD Video Pro
Interview with SNL Cinematographer Alex Buono:
The limited availability of talent has been a notable factor in Buono's mind-set about gear. "My overriding goal has been an evolution toward flexibility," he says. "Working with so many great writers, performers and guest hosts, we have to be able to react to improvisation quickly. The last thing I want to tell the director or writers is, 'I need another 20 minutes to re-light if we want to shoot it that way.'

Editing raw video on a $900 Hackintosh (with $5000 Mac Pro levels of performance) | Andrew Reid | EOSHD
Let down by both Apple and Microsoft, I researched a third solution. A Mac Pro without the unattainable price tag. As a Macbook Pro user, the install files for the latest OSX – Mountain Lion were downloadable from the App Store since I’d already purchased it. I used UniBeast to install these on my PC. The disclaimer is that this is against the EULA (End User License Agreement) of OS X so not an officially supported solution.

After Revolutionary Run, Is This Finally Farewell to the Canon 5D Mark II
| Dave Kendricken | No Film School
I’m sure I don’t need to get any more sentimental about this announcement — the implications of the news speaks for itself. Many of us likely owe our initial discovery and subsequent readership of this site to this very camera. Ironically, given the force of change this workhorse exerted on the low-budget world, this is a rather unceremonious way to break the news.

Canon CN-E Primes - Review | Magnanimous Media | Vimeo
Comparison of the Canon Cine lenses with Canon's regular L lenses:
Jonah talks about the CN-E lens comparison. DPs Scott Regan and Teddy Hoffman joined me in playing with the new Canon CN-E Cine Primes on the C300, Scarlet-X and AF100.

Fred Raskin… Editing, Quentin Tarantino and Fast and the Furious
| The Cutting Room Podcast
From being an up and coming film editor on films such as Annapolis, Fast and the Furious Tokyo Drift and Fast Five to Quentin Tarantino’s man in the cutting room on Django Unchained.  Fred Raskin has earned his strips by assisting on Kill Bill Vol. 1 and 2 and as additional editor on Punch Drunk Love.  Now he has earned his spot in one of the most exciting cutting rooms in the world.In this Episode Raskin and Gordon talk about getting into the business, being a part of the Fast and the Furious series and of course teaming up with Quentin Tarantino.

Adding Camera Movement Zoom and Dolly Techniques | Studio School TV
| YouTube
On this weeks episode of Studio School Josh continues the basics with some simple camera movement techniques. We discuss Zooming or Punching as well as Dolly-ing or Pushing. A few dolly techniques are also discussed such as Tracking, Counter-moving, Reveal, and Circles. Then we combine the Zoom and Dolly for a technique called the Push-Pull.

How to Spin a Camera Around the CN Tower | Candy Glass Productions | YouTube
Interesting demo and instruction on creating a "spin around a building."

Holiday 2012: Action Cameras | Brian Klem | B & H
Each year, action-camera technology continues to improve and action-camera popularity continues to grow. Most major camcorder manufacturers now have at least one action camera, and there are a handful of other companies that specialize exclusively in action cameras and accessories for those cameras. Companies like GoPro, Drift and Contour have had the most success because they dedicate the bulk of their research to developing exactly the sort of performance the customer wants. 

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