Thursday, May 23, 2013

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Canon 5D Re-Revolution? | James Miller | Philip Bloom
The 5D3 now has the ability to record a number of resolutions, limited at the moment by the speed of data written to the CF card. For now on a fast 1000x card I can manage 1920×1080 for a limited number of frames. At 1920×840 I can record until the 4GB file size is reached. 

Canon 1D C vs 5D Mark III Raw (and C300 / GH2 resolution comparison)
| Andrew Reid | EOSHD
The 5D Mark III raw is impressive and compares closely to the C300, but has a few more tricks which elevate it.
The comparison above is shot at 1080p but with an anamorphic lens to correct the 3:2 aspect ratio, the 5D Mark III goes to 1280 lines from a full frame sensor, even higher in 1:1 crop mode. It uses a larger sensor than the C300 and the footage is more gradable because it is raw.

Notes for emerging composers… how to get noticed by producers
| Chris Jones Blog
1. Submit what was requestedWe were pretty clear, we needed MP3 files with the name in a specific but simple naming format. What we got sent to us was links to playlists, WAV files, MIDI files and all manner of other weird stuff. Emails saying ‘hey brother, check out the tunes on my soundcloud…’ Really?

TMB Presents: The Art of the Video Interview with Philip Bloom | The Music Bed
1. Choose a good story to tell, but not necessarily a familiar one.Ask yourself, “Am I interested in the story?” For people who are new to doing interviews, the temptation is to do a documentary or a story on something you know. That’s fine for practice. And that’s actually a very good thing to do because you’ll probably mess it up at first, and then you’ll watch it and learn from it. 

DVTV: How to Avoid Adobe Creative Cloud | NextWaveDV
In this episode of DVTV, we follow up on the Adobe Creative Cloud debate and share ways to avoid having to subscribe to Creative Cloud. Casual users may find all the features they need by purchasing software like Adobe Photoshop or Premiere Elements or HitFilm.

How to Turn your iPhone into a Professional Video Camera in One Easy Step
| Ken Kobre | Mastering Photo
One significant challenge for any amateur shooting video is not to induce seasickness with images that jiggle from camera movement. Many recent smart phone models, however, even include a built-in stabilization feature to help solve that problem! However, even though this clever piece of software does help to settle down a wobbly image, I still recommend putting the phone on a small tripod, especially when shooting an interview.

When A Lack of Color is the Perfect Answer | Kent DuFault | Light Stalking
Has this question ever crossed your mind? I wonder if I should shoot this in black & white? We think every photographer has been faced with this decision. And many folks today, in this digital world, would just tell themselves, “I can always convert it later”. But the truth is that sometimes it will help you in your visualization of the final photograph to image it in black and white right on the spot.

The BitterScriptReader tackles the age old question of what to do with your screenplay once it’s done.

It began in 1973, with the release of a low-budget science-fiction film, Michael Crichton’s “Westworld.” The movie’s use of a digital effect for a total of two minutes—a now-routine process called pixelization, commonly deployed on Gordon Ramsay cooking shows to obscure a contestant’s cursing mouth—was the unlikely launching point of this revolution.

Flickr Acknowledges That There are Pro Photographers, Mayer Apologizes
| The Phoblographer
Yesterday, Marissa Mayer opened up a giant can of worms when she stated that there really is no such thing as a professional photographer anymore–which we’re sure that someone at Flickr perhaps facepalmed very hard. And according to a report from Petapixel, she is apologizing and stating that she worded her statement all wrong.

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