DIY Spinny Dolly Tripod Thingy for Macro Shots ... →
You’re still young and breathing’s easy - suck it in.– a King - Safe as Houses
Looking forward to cranking thru eps 5-? of True Blood during Thanksturkeyday break. They keep going to very strange places, humor-wise.
Just watched Dante 01 by Marc Caro (City of Lost Children, Delicatessen). Sort of Sunshine + Dante’s Inferno. Interesting, not great. 6/10
Does it make any sense to throw a black Pro Mist filter on an HVX? Isn’t Pro Mist dead?
The challenge to RED (again): Sell me less camera. I’m considering making a Nikon D90/D400 my DSMC. What could possibly change my mind?
Surely the 3rd dog the neighbors just got be way better than the 1st 2. Overheard them say “We want another one. The other 2 are mean.” :/
AE CS4 + OS X… Reboot to render? C’mon Adobe. http://tinyurl.com/6ch8c4
For the neighbors — 1 tiny dog that won’t bark all night: the kind you leave at the store.
Lighting Advice for Budding DPs– ProVideo Coalition.com: Stunning Good Looks by Art Adams | Cinematography
Being held captive at auto dealership. That new 46” LCD TV looks amazingly identical to my old (and previously reliable) car.
Why do clients who don’t know what they want magically come up with a 3 paragraph brief 1 day before deadline, knowing I’m already 90% done?
Organization and the Role of an Assistant Editor... →
The Art of Pulling Focus -- FreshDV →
Follow Focus Reviews and 1st AC Tutorial Roundup at FreshDV
Advice to a Camera Trainee -- ProVideo... →
What I’d tell someone who starts a job as a camera PA—tomorrow!
Understanding Depth of Field -- ProVideo... →
Video Tutorial: Understanding Depth of Field
Studio Daily Blog » What’s wrong with the young... →
READINGS « Student Filmmaker Online Resource for... →
A great resource for lighting, cinematography, audio, technology, etc.
Portable green / blue screen -- The Make Class →
AE Handheld Camera Script - ProVideo... →
Experts ponder link between creativity, mood... →
This is news? Harness it.
Tips for Working With Non-Professionals on Set ... →
FreshDV Film School: Director’s Course Part 8 ... →
“Here is the eighth installment of our continuing series on the role of a Director and Assistant Director both on and off a production set. This part 8 segment deals specifically with an AD’s job on set, general set etiquette, and how an AD can take the load off a Director during production. There’s also a basic introduction to the order of commands and “calls” an AD makes during a...
I’m impressed with RED’s news, but mostly disappointed. Wanted the impossible: Nikon mounts for $3k. Can’t swing $7k w/o a business plan.
But the 2/3” sensor can do 120fps (faster than all other new products announced)… So how long until Redrock/Letus/Brevis has a 35mm mount?
So the $2500 Scarlet w/ 2/3” sensor has interchangeable lenses, but the same DOF issues as current fixed lens video cams w/ same size sensor
RED’s kicking major ass at the mid and high end. But that’s not where I live, as a photo/video hobbyist/enthusiast and as an instructor.
HAGUE Mini Motion-Cam →
Making cheap, awful looking video look like smooth, cheap, awful looking video!
"Australia" Podcasts - Apple's Set To Screen →
Video podcasts with Australia’s Oscar-nominated director Baz Luhrmann (Moulin Rouge!, William Shakespeare’s Romeo+Juliet)
MANIFXTO - a vfx manifesto →
Emerging cinema uses new technologies to explore uncharted territories of visual filmmaking. New images follow each other in unforeseen ways, to impossible worlds, where the laws of physics and optics are bent to the will of an individual vision. With the explicit use of visual effects, cinema is free to reinvent itself once again. Manifxto is the set of rules that permits this type of...
exljbris :: Free Quality Font Foundry →
A few classy, free fonts from exljbirs
Macgregor's videos on Vimeo →
Beautiful short films and music videos by Macgregor on Vimeo
Watched Tarsem’s “The Fall” during return flight. End credits roll. Turbulence begins and lasts for remainder of flight.
Flight out was okay. Wedding was terrific. Flight back delayed by 30 min so far. *IF* that’s the worst of it, no complaints.
Politics = poor discussion topic at a wedding. In Arizona. With a guy questioning Obama’s US citizenship. Must stop feeding trolls…
Classy: 30-something girl unwilling to sit in available bench-style chairs, cops squat in airport courtesy wheelchair.
Terminal check-in closed from 11pm-3am. Security opens at 4am. World’s busiest airport? <yawn>
Just missed train at O’Hare parking. Waiting 20 min for the next one…
8 year old knots in my stomach finally beginning to come undone.