Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Quick Links

How to Raise Seven Grand in Seven Days on Kickstarter | Sara Kaye Larson
| Filmmaker Magazine
By now it’s common crowdfunding lore that you should aim to raise 25% of your funds within the first couple weeks from people that you know. We were pretty much on target with that goal. But given that we ran a long campaign, our numbers were stagnant for days, even weeks, at a time, and we were left with the task of raising 50% of our goal in final seven days.

In depth blog post with video BTS on new music video “Bitten by the frost” shot on the 1DC | Philip Bloom
With a no-budget music video, you don’t have the luxury of a location scout or production manager. My main roles were Director, DP and Editor, but I also acted as script supervisor and  production manager. Rachel, Olly’s wife volunteered her mother’s house for bed scenes and the front door scene. My house was the bathroom, kitchen and TV location. Olly and Rachel’s local pub was the Cinema, Exotic Dancing place, Men’s room, Coffee shop, Restaurant and of course pub.

How to Fund Your Documentary: an IFP Masterclass with Louise Rosen
| Oakley Anderson-Moore | No Film School
IFP has uploaded an entire masterclass from 25-year-plus media executive Louise Rosen for us to watch, and we don’t have to pay a dime. What Louise outlines right off the bat is that the documentary funding landscape is in flux. Today, doc filmmakers have to get more creative, and Louise outlines just how to go about getting started on raising your budget incrementally in the video below

6D Review + Comparison Video | Orange Wedding Films | Vimeo
Canon EOS 6D vs 5D mk2 vs 7D vs 60D
6. all the comparison video was shot on Zeiss 50mm 1.4. EVF segment and sample shot (and wedding clips) were shot on Sigma 24-70 2.8. My dog footage was shot on 6D with Zeiss 35mm 2.0.
7. no color grading was done in any clips in this video. imported as DSLR footage to Premiere Pro CS5.5, exported to H.264 1080 24P, 7Mbps.

Audio for DSLR: How to Get Good Sound with DSLR Video Cameras!
| SourceDistributionTV | YouTube
Most interested that the audio was recorded using the RODE SmartLav:
If you are new to audio recording and struggling to get crisp and useable audio from your DSLR camera, this talk from Alex from Source Distribution gives some practical insight, tips, and info on the techniques and products which will help you do just that.
All audio in this presentation was recorded with a RØDE smartLav, going into an Apple iPhone using the RØDE Rec App. A little UAD LA2A, Little Labs VOG and Neve 1073 processing was used to even out the dynamics and sweeten the recording

Inspired by Sony NEX gear: HitRECord's "Flickering Lights" | Sony | YouTube
Interesting lighting effects...
This past fall, we partnered with Joseph Gordon Levitt's HitRECord, an online hub where creative minds come together to make art, videos, music and anything else they can imagine. Since technology plays a large role in the production process, we provided the community with the latest Sony Alpha NEX gear to inspire content focused on the theme of Flickering Lights.

Estimate Crop Factors With RED Cameras Use this tool to preview how a given focal length will appear depending on resolution setting and sensor type. Illustration depicts viewable area relative to a traditional 35 mm stills photography sensor.

Sony F55 - Choo Train Ungraded | Nigel Akam | Vimeo
I'm a sucker for trains....and the graded version is here.
Here's a copy of the sequence ungraded. Shot on the Sony F55, Slog2, S-Gamut, with Zeiss ZF 28,50,100 mm lenses with MTF Nikon adapter

BMCC - Canon Lens Testing | A Couple Of Night Owls | Vimeo
This is an informal 'test' to get a feel for our different lenses we have on the BMCC, mostly interested to see how they look 'wide open'. The glaring gap in our range so far is the canon 24/1.4L which we don't have yet.
• Canon 14/2.8L 0:00
• Canon 35/1.4L 0:06
• Canon 50/1.2L 0:27
• Canon 50/1.4 0:54
• Canon 100/2.8L 1:18
• Canon 135/2L 1:31
• Canon 70-200/2.8L IS (@200mm) 1:47
• Canon 70-200/2.8L IS (@70mm) 2:01

'Elements Club' Uses Litepanels to Shoot in Historical Museum Location
| Creative Planet Network
Producer/writer Kys Realm and cinematographer Emily Perez carefully planned the production of “Lord of Lingering Shadows,” the first of 11 episodes, knowing that it would set an entirely new look and feel for the historical romance. “Our camera choice for the series was the Canon 5D with Canon 16-35mm lens,” says Realm. “But our saving grace was a variety of Litepanels LED lights. We simply could not have shot this first episode without them.”

Sony introduces new 3D system to expand choice for its 4K Digital Cinema customers | Sony
Sony Digital Cinema today announced it is expanding the choice of 3D technology in European countries by introducing a new 3D offering for the cinema industry.
The new solution, now available across Europe, will mean exhibitors can show 3D content on two of Sony DCI-compliant 4K projectors: the SRX-R320SP and the SRX-R515P. Each of the projectors will work alongside a polarising filter system (the LKRA-005) and Sony’s unique 3D dual lenses. The 3D format together with the 4K projection will ensure an unparalleled picture quality, allowing exhibitors and cinema owners to deliver a fully immersive entertainment experience.

4K Video Workflow: Hype or Reality Larry Jordan at #BVE2013 | Larry Jordan
| YouTube
What is 4K? What's the workflow? Is it hype or reality? Here's Larry's presentation at Broadcast Video Expo 2013 in London to help you decide..

No comments: