Just wrapped. Managed to unclusterfuck from yesterday and pull off some decent shots. Home by 2 then teach tomorrow…
HVX + Letus35 + rails + onboard monitor + Firestore —- all on a monopod, in the 3’x2’ corner of a bathroom, with 2 actors. B.O. was sweet.
~10 pages of script to shoot today. Staying til it’s done. Might end up teaching in these clothes tomorrow morning.
Wrapped after 13hrs. Not bad, but behind schedule. Fought some unnecessary battles, but also got the hardest shots in the can (xtras+child).
In the hotel lobby with the camera gear, waiting to be picked up by the director, listening to awful 80s music, tapping my foot. Big day.
Packing video gear for a 2-day shoot. Feeling mildly confident and, thus, likely headed straight for a cliff. See you at the bottom.
Calibrating back-focus on a Letus at home with a 3-year-old is probably not a best practice.
Heading home after production meeting. Felt thirsty, then realized I skipped lunch and dinner.
Thinking about packing up the fam and moving to Colorado.
Location permits delayed. Tomorrow’s pre-pro meeting cancelled. Short-term: Sweet. Long-term: Fuck.
Just got a pretty swank looking phishing email (supposedly) from Apple’s MobileMe support, stating that my credit card auth failed. FYI.
“Moon” just looks so good. I like my sci-fi hopeless and alone, à la “Solaris.” Anyone seen Duncan Jones’ 1st short “Whistler?”
Chicago/Midwest peeps: Dave McKean show/appearance(?) at Century Guild July 17-18. http://www.centuryguild.net/
I assume most shallow DOF effects are faked in post, but having a keyed actor walk in/out of focus optically and *accurately* = hawt.
Anyone have experience comping shallow DOF live action? Researching DOF charts for a student project: Thumbelina — green screen + macro bg
Stellar, former not-my-student of my previous tweet = @spigumus, whose roommate was a student I *totally* take credit for. #humility
5 Things We Wish We Knew - advice from a former student (my school but not my student. wish I could take credit for him) http://bit.ly/BVM3G
Students: Photoshop Raw file ≠ camera raw file.
favors leave both parties feeling screwed. contracts are less reciprocal.
RT @redefinery Long exposure Roomba “flight” pattern: http://bit.ly/tnArU
Borrowed the D3 this weekend. This job rocks. Have to grade midterms this weekend. This job sucks. #bipolar_careers
I refuse to judge my redneck neighbors.
HD shooters: Would you avoid combo-ing a pro mist or black diffusion filter with a 35mm adapter (Letus on HVX)?
Trying to convince an Old School video DP to avoid the pro mist “crutch.” Letus already softens + Magic Bullet in post. Counter-arguments?
Subbing today. Demoing green screen & keying on 4:1:1/DV. Thus also demoing ability to hold back tears.
The Boy turn 3 in 3 hours and 3 minutes. He’d better be in bed by then…
Just finished show notes for That Post Show 09. Still surprised how long those take. Should be published soon.
Can vs. can’t, do vs. teach - I’ll be camera operator (& pseudo-DP) on a short in Chicago in 4 weeks. Ai/Columbia faculty co-production.
Based on my # of tweets over the last few days, you should have all come to the same conclusion: I have tons of grading I should be doing.
This seems to be how many of my critiques start. http://bit.ly/kFDSK
9,409 following. 8,677 followers. Stupid. You are why Twitter confuses the non-believers.
Film is amazing, sure. But we went from the Sony VX1000 to the Red One in 10 years. In another 10 we’ll be shooting HDR video (ugh…).
“Interesting” article on lighting Days of Heaven. Premise: This can’t be made with video. Response: Yet. http://bit.ly/8qC8B
Everyone’s got some classics they just haven’t gotten around to yet. About to remove The French Connection from my list.
The worst part about having a library in your home is that you have a library in your home.
Just watched the new Transformers 2 trailer from Yahoo in 1080p. Apple’s h.264 compressionists definitely know something those yahoos don’t.
jogging is like heavy drinking (or teaching). i’m not really good at it, but i’m amazed at how long i can remain standing.
David Lynch’s Interview Project looks sort of Walker Evans-ish. Lynch sounds sort of senile… ish. http://interviewproject.davidlynch.com/
Could have gone to see Wolvie today. Mowed lawn instead. <sigh> What would Logan say?
District 9 trailer - http://bit.ly/15jUxO I remember a short film from a few years ago about aliens in South Africa. Anyone else? Link?
Enjoyed JCVD, but I was pretty determined to do so. Strange pacing, very meta (mostly good). Excellent intro sequence.