Tuesday, March 26, 2013

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Sidewalk Traffic: Interview with D.P. Dave Kruta | Michael Murie
 | Filmmaker Magazine
The most challenging thing was having to shoot that many pages with a minimal crew. There were a few nine-page days which were out of control. Many days I had only one G&E person. Many people on board were doing their first feature so there was definitely a learning curve, but I think we were successful.

#SXSW2013 | Elle Schneider | Digital Bolex
SXSW was the first time we’ve been able to accurately show people the weight, size, and ergonomics of the camera, and people really responded to it, taking tons of photos and videos. Hundreds of people stopped by the booth to chat with us and check out what we were doing, including backers and many who had stopped by last year to discover the project in its infancy.

Digital goes back to the 70′s – 1st impressions of Dog Schnit Optiks Flare Factory 58 lens and sample photos | Andrew Reid | EOSHD
On my test shoot (stills only – I have yet to use it for a video project) I had SO MUCH DAMNED FUN with it. I was shooting more than I otherwise would have, it really encourages you to experiment with the flare and colour cast not just with the composition and focus, so in that sense it adds another dimension to the shoot. Though you can opt to have the normal variable aperture blades, if you take a custom shaped aperture hole you get a fixed aperture, but you wouldn’t want to stop the lens down too much as the raison d’être of the lens is to create the look it does whilst WIDE OPEN at F2.0.

Digital Convergence Episode 115: The Age of the Indie | Planet 5D
Mitch, Chris and I talk to author and indie filmmaker Mike Carroll. He’s been on the show before (back in episode 75) and he’s back – this time talking about the second edition of his book Naked Filmmaking: How To Make A Feature-Length Film – Without A Crew – For $10,000-$6,000 Or Less Revised & Expanded For DSLR Filmmakers (Volume 1)

Ep. 39 - "Audio Hijack!" (with Matt Russell and Ben Consoli)
| Need Creative Podcast
In this special 39th episode of the NeedCreative Podcast, the show is hijacked by Ben Consoli of BC Media Productions! Ben, a previous guest on the show, is joined by sound engineer Matt Russell to talk all matters sound. And there's some Final Cut Pro X info and tips in there for Pros as well.

Now Shipping: Zeiss CZ.2 70-200 T2.9 Compact Zoom | Mitch Gross | Abel Cine
Zeiss has begun deliveries of their first Compact Zoom, the CZ.2 70-200 T2.9. This lightweight lens is a sister to the Compact Prime lens family, which means that it shares versatile traits such as Full Frame 35mm coverage (it’ll cover the Canon 5DM3 and 1D C) and professional cine style gearing and marking.

FCPX for Talking Head Interviews | Ben Consoli BC Media Productions | Vimeo
Using FCPX for talking head interviews is easy and provides a very powerful searching capability thanks to its Metadata structure. Check out how I use FCPX for talking head interviews.

FCPX for Talking Head Interviews from Ben Consoli BC Media Productions on Vimeo.

Adobe Defends Its Ridiculous Australian Pricing Before Parliament | DL Cade
| Peta Pixel
While Microsoft and Apple cited distribution chains, copyright and competition, Adobe went a different direction, citing the personalized service offered by Adobe’s Australian website, and high local running costs. As Adobe’s Paul Robson explains:“I run a local operation, that operation has costs, those costs include the salaries of our staff, the leases on our buildings.”

15 Directors Unceremoniously Fired Or Replaced On A Movie | IndieWire
The recent debacle with “Jane Got A Gun” -- director Lynne Ramsay was a no show for work on the first day of filming apparently having clashed with the producers -- is an unfortunate peg with which to take a look back at filmmakers who were fired, replaced or walked off a film, but history is full of interesting tales of films gone awry thanks to the regrettable loss of a film’s director.

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