Friday, May 31, 2013

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Join Alex Buono at our official June BOSCPUG! | Boston Creative Pro User Group
Saturday, June 15th
Discounted prices for Alex's tutorials:
BOSCPUG is excited to partner with Oscar nominee and DP of the Saturday Night Live Film Unit Alex Buono in Boston at The Art of Visual Storytelling Tour to deliver an intense educational overview of the artistic elements and core principles of cinematography. Taught by Alex, this all-day class features training that will dramatically increase the impact of your films. Designed for both DSLR and Cine-style filmmakers, this workshop will teach you advanced techniques for lighting, lens selection, blocking, camera movement, audio, workflow, camera settings, visual structure and more.

A brief report from Wednesday's meeting of the BOSCPUG:
The most interesting trend that came out of the discussion was, while most NLEs and 3rd party plug-in developers have worked over the years to provide built-in tools for color, audio, and motion work directly within Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, and Avid Media Composer, Blackmagic is doing the same with DaVinci Resolve, but coming at it from the colorist’s end.

Pocket in Kurnel | John Brawley | Vimeo
Shooting with Blackmagic's camera's, including the new Pocket camera:
So far on the second series of Puberty Blues we have two Alexas, A C300 (for surf footage in the water and slow mo) three BMCC's and now a BMCC pocket. I've been shooting a lot of tests this week and unfortunately I can't share most of those with you, but I was able to steal a few minutes to shoot with the pocket with the SLR magic 25mm lens.

5D Mark III & RAW Video, A Case Study | CanonRumors
Below is an ISO test of the standard H.264 of the 5D3, and what the RAW video from Magic Lantern looks like. This was done by Dustin J Tolman. The results are pretty remarkable and easy to see, this software is still in its early stages and will probably get a lot better over the next few months.

How to Install Magic Lantern | Learning DSLR Video
I thought many people will be trying Magic Lantern soon because you can now shoot raw on many of the Canon DSLR’s now, so I thought I would start with baby sets and get everyone going on the most stable version 2.3 first before we get into the raw stuff.

INSIDE | Canon C100 Kit with Atomos Ninja 2 | TheApartmentCreative | YouTube
Photographers Jeff Chang and Charlie Thompson share what's in their bag for a typical commercial film shoot. With the new Canon C100 and Canon 5D Mark3 as their cameras of choice they show you what equipment they use along side to optimize their creative workflow. 

Sony Gears Up for 4K Ultra HD Internet Movie Service | Variety
A Sony rep confirmed that the 4K movie service is still on track to launch this summer, but said the company has yet to release pricing or additional details about the service. Sony announced plans for the streaming service at CES 2013.

Making FCP X Work For You | Oliver Peters | digitalfilms
Unlike the previous iterations of Final Cut Studio – where everything was integrated into a bundle of Apple applications – FCP X relies more on an ecosystem of outside developers who have brought a number of useful tools to the table. This means that you only buy what you need and fill your toolkit according to your own specific workflow. Here are some tips on getting the most out of the FCP X.

Thoughts About Value And The Cost Of Doing Business | DIY Photography
Recently a photographer shared a little CODB calculator created for other photographers. It was based on time and materials and an hourly rate for the shooter.
I thought it was terrible, and tried to explain why. I thought I was pretty good, but so many folks thought I was saying NOT to have any idea of what your business is costing you that I am taking this opportunity to explain.