Tuesday, January 29, 2013

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Color Matching a Canon C300 to an Arri Alexa | Art Adams | ProVideoCoalition
The C300 doesn't have the subtlety of color that Alexa offers, nor can it match Alexa's dynamic range, and it doesn't duplicate that delicate Alexa softness that makes everyone and everything look great. On the other hand, the C300 is less expensive and much smaller and lighter, and is the perfect tool for certain projects.

I found the camera design to be very good. Everything was easy to find and the key camera functions are accessible without having to go into deep menus. Even as a first time user of the camera, it is very easy to get it turned on and shoot quickly. There is one major design flaw: the connection cable for the new Sony OLED or LED viewfinder sticks straight out the side of the camera.  While it is reasonably secure, it would be easier to knock and broken given this placement. 

Tempo: A budget VFX lesson from Seth Worley and Red Giant | Michael Murie
| Filmmaker Magazine
Red Giant is known for their effects software, including Magic Bullet Looks, Colorista and Trapcode Particular. But they are also developing a name for themselves with a series of short films that are both entertaining and great demos of how-to-do effects on a budget. It probably doesn’t hurt that they also demonstrate how to use their software too!

Super in depth Video review of the Canon 1DC in which I froze my n*** off to make! | Philip Bloom
The price of the camera and the 24p limitation at 4K put me off the camera, despite this beautiful footage. So what is it that made me really want to check it out properly? Is it actually worth the dosh? What is the image like, and of course, is it any good? All of these questions and many more are answered in my video review. It’s super in-depth and has lots of example footage.

Is Final Cut Pro X Ready For Professional Use? | Larry Jordan
Here, I think, FCP X has an advantage. I did a test this semester at the class I teach at USC in Los Angeles. I decided to teach FCP X to non-film students who just wanted to learn how to do video editing. I discovered that I could make them productive in about one-quarter the time it would have taken me in either FCP 7 or Premiere Pro CS6.

Bright Lights: The Kickstarter Revolution: A Guide to Sucessful Crowdfunding with Nathaniel Hansen  | Emerson College
1/29/137:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Paramount Center
Bright Family Screening Room
When Nathaniel Hansen set out in May 2010 to fund his idea for a documentary using a site called Kickstarter, he wasn't sure what to expect. After all, the concept of "crowdfunding", which lets contributors and fans help fund a project in return for rewards, was fairly new and unproven, and would people really contribute their own money to help him realize his vision?

7 Tips that will prepare you for a photoshoot with fire | Von Wong
2. Wear organic, not syntheticOrganic clothing will burn whereas synthetic will melt. And while catching on fire doesn’t sound like the best of situations, I can assure you that it’s better than having something melt into your skin. It actually takes a lot longer for cotton to catch on fire whereas synthetic clothing will almost instantaneously melt. Don’t trust me? Try burning your shirt with a lighter. 

Courier Prime | Stu Maschwitz | prolost
John August has just released Courier Prime, a free typeface designed specifically for screenplays. John calls it “Courier, but better.” I think it’s beautiful.

A Composite Time-Lapse of 90 Airplanes Taking Off in 30 Seconds | Michael Zhang | Peta Pixel
Photographer and film professor Cy Kuckenbaker scored a viral hit in December 2012 with a clever video showing five hours of airplane landings condensed into a 30-second composite time-lapse. That video has been viewed more than a million times over the past couple of months.Kuckenbaker tells us that he just released a second companion piece — one that shows 90 airplanes in 30 seconds rather than 60.

CES 2013: CONTOUR ROAM2 & CONTOUR+2 | Videomaker
We got a quick rundown of the new features for the Contour ROAM2, as well as the Contour+2.

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