Thursday, July 18, 2013


It's Thursday here in Boston, and it's been a hot couple of days, with no relief in sight! I hope it's cool where you are.

If you are stuck in Boston tonight, come to the BOSCPUG meeting with Red Giant, who will talk about BulletProof and stuff.

A couple of days ago I erroneously stated that Blackmagic had said their new pocket cinema camera would ship on time. ahhhh...that wasn't really true, so I'm hesitant to post this, but a British distributor is evidently a big disturbed about whether the camera (and the 4K camera) will arrive on schedule. Of course, they are in Europe...

Interested in the MōVI? Alex Buono (DP from Saturday Night Live's Film Unit) has posted a cool demo of the unit made at his Visual Storytelling Tour event (the tour is going on through out the country, and there are still a few dates left.)

For actors and filmmakers, some casting directors wrote an article about 5 Things You Need To Know About Your Agent and Manager.

Netflix evidently does some odd cropping of some movies - seriously odd, as you can see in the examples at this tumblr: What Netflix Does.

Interested in the latest trends in visual effects? Check this two part article at FxGuide: The State of Rendering. Speaking of which, FilmmakerIQ has posted this look back at the history of visual effects and green screening.

Zeiss has come out with a new series of lenses; Touit. These seem to be only for "mirror-less" APS-C sensor cameras. They are smaller, and a bit cheaper than their 35mm lenses, though I see the 32mm f/1.8 is still $900. Get's a nice review at Fstoppers. The Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 zoom, still not shipping yet, but continues to get high-points for image quality. It'll set you back $799.

And if you want to look at come serious Cine lenses, Erik Naso got to play with a couple of Canon's Cine lenses and has posted his review. Canon has also posted a piece about Erik's opinion of the C100 in a case study.

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