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Fly Me to the Edge of Space (the Wrap)

John Hess dives into the storyboard of his latest film for better or for worse.

Episode 45

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7. Canon 5d Crash Cam Reel

Vashi Nedomansky put together a sizzle reel of Canon 5d MkII cameras being used as Crash Cam in various productions as shot by Shane Hurlbut.

6. Canon 5d MkII & III Side by Side

Nathan Lee Bush from Adorama TV post a side by side comparison of the 5d MkII and MkIII comparing things like Moire, Rolling Shutter, Low Light Capabilities and Dynamic Range.

Can you see much difference?

5. Philip Bloom Reviews Canon 5d Mk III

Philip Bloom puts the latest Canon 5d iteration to the test in the islands of New Zealand.

4. Polone: Who Really Determines the Fates of Aspiring Screenwriters?

Gavin Polone, producer of Zombieland, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and the Gilmore Girls, talks about who really controls the future of aspiring screenwriters.

3. Pricing Strategies for Creatives

How much to charge perhaps the hardest part of the freelance business. Jason Blumers offers a few tips for better pricing habits.

2. The Dark Knight Rises – LEAKED Audio of Freeman admitting he doesn’t get Batman

Can’t Christian Bale have a crazy conversation on set without somebody recording it? These “authentic” outtakes from the set of “The Dark Knight Rises” show Bale and costar Morgan Freeman spinning on not understanding the difference Batman and Bruce Wayne to Christian Bale wondering why he wasn’t asked to be in Inception.

Created by Irony Point NYC.

Yes, it’s a joke… More videos on the link.

1. Sneak Peak at Sony NEX-FS700 – Sony’s New Super Slo-Mo and 4k Camera

The Sony NEX-FS700 is making the rounds as the next anticipated “It” camera. Capturing with a 4k chip and scaling down to HD (with 4k as an upgrade option in the future), this camera boasts the capability to over crank up to 240 frames per second in full HD (an 960 fps in 480p mode). Here the first official promo video from Sony to hit the webs:

WTF Post of the Week

Did I just fall into the Rabbit Hole?

What the World’s Biggest Cities Would Look Like with No People

What would New York’s Union Station look like with no people? Lucie & Simon endeavor to photograph great cities and optically remove all but a few traces of live human activity.

How was this done? At first I thought it was a matter of meticulous Photoshopping but the reality is much simpler than that. By shooting a very long exposure and using a Neutral Density Filters “normally used by NASA for analyzing stars” all the movement in the shot blurs out of the exposure leaving only the things that are still.

This would be a great way to create matte plates for an post-apocalyptic film.

The Dark Knight Rises – LEAKED Audio of Freeman admitting he doesn’t get Batman

Can’t Christian Bale have a crazy conversation on set without somebody recording it? These “authentic” outtakes from the set of “The Dark Knight Rises” show Bale and costar Morgan Freeman spinning on not understanding the difference Batman and Bruce Wayne to Christian Bale wondering why he wasn’t asked to be in Inception.

Created by Irony Point NYC.

Polone: Who Really Determines the Fates of Aspiring Screenwriters?

Gavin Polone, producer of Zombieland, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and the Gilmore Girls, talks about who really controls the future of aspiring screenwriters.

Last week, during the Supreme Court hearing on the president’s health-care law, Justice Antonin Scalia asked an attorney, “You really want us to go through these 2,700 pages? … Or do you expect us to — to give this function to our law clerks?” Never before had I felt such appreciation for something that came out of Justice Scalia’s mouth. Probably the most consistent frustration I — and most others in the film and TV business — experience is how much we’re expected to read. And, just like Justice Scalia, I would assume that those of us with the wherewithal to employ minions below us push much of that reading down to others. Aspiring and established scriptwriters likely fantasize about a high-powered exec or producer personally discovering their genius after a cold read and calling their agents, demanding a meeting. And those dreamers might be distressed to know just how much of their fate — when it comes to getting a staff writing gig on a TV show, a feature-film assignment, or the possible sale of their spec script — is in the hands of inexperienced low-level executives, assistants, and even interns.

The Vulture |

Elizabethan Pulp Fiction

Thy Pardon, did I break thine concentration?

Winner of the the 2011 Hollywood Fringe Festival, “Pulp Shakespeare” adapts Tarantino masterpiece with the words of the Bard himself. Here’s the trailer to play.

The Original Pulp Fiction Trailer

Some more footage from the production.

Click here for the official Pulp Shakespeare Website

Sneak Peak at Sony NEX-FS700 – Sony’s New Super Slo-Mo and 4k Camera

The Sony NEX-FS700 is making the rounds as the next anticipated “It” camera. Capturing with a 4k chip and scaling down to HD (with 4k as an upgrade option in the future), this camera boasts the capability to over crank up to 240 frames per second in full HD (an 960 fps in 480p mode). Here the first official promo video from Sony to hit the webs:

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