Thursday, August 22, 2013

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TonightAugust 22nd BOSCPUG: Zack Arnold (Burn Notice), Philip Hodgetts, Ben Consoli
If you're in Boston, come to the BOSFCPUG meeting!
Featuring a special conversation with
Zack will join us to discuss his "interesting" career path as well as his editorial work on this hit TV show.
PLUS! Final Cut Pro X Workflows:
Multi-Cam with Filmmaker BEN CONSOLI

Field of View 5D Mark II vs. GH3 vs. BlackMagic Pocket Cinema Camera | CheesyCam
For anyone looking to adapt non-MFT Lenses (without a speed booster) to the BlackMagic Pocket Cinema Camera, here’s what it will look like through a full frame Canon 5D Mark II, Panasonic GH3, and BlackMagic Pocket Cinema Camera.

NeedCreative PodcastEp. 58 - Lighting Maroon 5 (With Matt Guminski and Philip Hodgetts)
Episode 58 is all about lighting live concerts for Maroon 5, Neon Trees and More. Ben Consoli of BC Media Productions is joined by lighting designer Matthew Guminski, currently on tour with Maroon 5 and Neon Trees. We talk about how to tell stories with light. The differences between lighting for theater and live concerts. Life on the road and his experience as lighting director for one of the largest tours this year. Ben is also joined by Philip Hodgetts who came on the show to talk about his new program Lumberjack and his upcoming appearance at the BOSCPUG on August 22nd in Boston.

FilmConvert plugin V2
Paul Antico, former host of the NeedCreative Podcast, sent along a note about the latest update to FilmConvert
I had been beta testing the latest FilmConvert plugin. It's 100X better with version 2.0, and a free upgrade. Please mention on your site. I don't get anything from them but man is this thing GOOD!!

Six Essential Websites for the No-Budget Film Editor | Filmmaker Magazine
In my continuing quest to seek out the best resources for post-production goodies that are 100% gratis, I’ve come across a few really helpful websites, for sound effects, footage and photos and even After Effects templates.

Griffith. Chaplin. Pickford. Guy-Blaché? | Filmmaker Magazine
Though you may not know the name, you certainly should. Alice Guy-Blaché was the first female filmmaker in history, yet few people know her name today.Thankfully, two filmmakers are seeking to change that.

Color grading WORLD WAR Z | ARRI
Captured on ARRI ALEXAs (including ALEXA Studio and M cameras with Codex on-board recorders), the film maintains several looks to evoke specific moods as Brad Pitt's character moves from place to place in his zombie-battling endeavors. We spoke with DI colorist Adam Glasman of Company 3, London, about grading the film.

Geoff Boyle responds to ex-Red CEO Jim Jannard | Televisual
What really happened is that I heard about a guy starting up a camera company on the basis of "give me a $1,000 now and I'll give you a camera in nine months" I didn't know any more than that and I said it sounded like a great way to make money, take the deposit and fold the company a few months later, cool scam.

Writer / Actor / Director and self proclaimed camera nerd Zach Braff got in touch with the team at Freefly to use the MōVI handheld stabilizer for some special sequences in his upcoming film "Wish I Was Here". Take a look behind the scenes to see Zach in action with the MōVI! Honor to have the MōVI being used by such a talented Actor / Director.

Behind the Scenes on "Wish I Was Here" with Zach Braff from Freefly on Vimeo.

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