Karl Soule runs down what’s new with Adobe Production Suite CS 5.5 in this video submitted by ProVideo Coalition
Everything old is new again – and again – and again until the Box Office dries up and then we need to call it a reboot. Yes, that’s the ticket.
The third Alvin And The Chipmunks movie isn’t a particularly joyful thought. This time, Tim Hill passed on the chance to direct, heading off to make Hop instead.
Shrek Forever After’s Mike Mitchell stepped into his shoes (and Mitchell earns bonus points off us for the excellent combination of Greg The Bunny and Sky High), and the film is in post-production now for a December release. It’s in 3D, too. Perfect.
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…Somehow, ritual drunk-conversation concerning team captains for the apocalypse has become a major part of the lives of 20-somethings. Having been matured in the Grandaddy-crowned masterpiece film (put “A.M. 180” on and forget that you have a job), 28 Days Later, we’re all a little too ready to deal with the 2012 of our dreams.
— All that is interesting | Read The Full Article
For some first time directors, the world of the actor is a foreign place full of strange words like “motivation”. Here’s a breakdown of some of the terms an actor must think about when they are preparing for a scene.
…To find a character they are playing, actors must surrender
completely to feelings and impulses – they must allow
themselves to be vulnerable. As a result, actors want to work
with Directors who can create a safe place for them to perform
and who understand their vulnerabilities.
Actors also want to work with directors who understand their
specific working language. When a director understands the
actor’s language, they will be able to communicate with the
actors more efficiently, which will help them to achieve more
believable and well-grounded performances.
— Action Cut Print.com| Read The Full Article
Ted Hope (Adventureland, American Splendor) and Brian Newman discuss the nature of the film business from the perspective technology and trends in the industry in this talk from the Vimeo Festival.
Some times having a follow focus just isn’t enough. Here Jon Barnes demonstrates how he put together his DIY DSLR rig including an old skool Nintendo controller.
Unfortunately, the controller doesn’t do anything cool for the camera… sorry to burst your bubble.
So just how do those multiple CFL bulb lights work compared to a halogen light? Vimeo user emmagination puts the lights to the test.
…Turns out, these are fairly popular for talking head type interviews for their broad diffusion, low heat, and low power. I was pretty worried that they wouldn’t hold up to the same light output, but in comparison, they are fairly close. They specs call for 1000w equivalent, i’m not sure about that, but they do hold up pretty well against the 800w bulb. I have to say, I’m pretty surprised. I was also doing my tests at F/4.5 cutting out a good amount of light. For talking head interviews, you can get your aperature wider.
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Looking for work in the industry? Michael Rabiger offers 11 tips for landing your next gig:
…Following are some pointers to help you find employment. Employers expect you to know what they do and look for strong signs that you would fit well into their environment. This depends on how specific your knowledge of their operation is, whether you have relevant experience, and how committed you are to the kind of work they do.
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Learn about BluPrint 6 and also Z-Depth software for Vegas Pro, and the control offered for setting titles, graphics, and sub-titles at the proper 3D depth so as not to collide with existing 3D picture elements. Presented at the Sony NAB 2011 booth by Rob Aubey from Sony Creative Software.
You’ve just done the impossible: You just sold your feature to a distributor… But what do they expect to get from you? Here’s a few sample deliverables from distribution contracts for you to look through – even if you haven’t shot your next indie smash hit, it’s good to know what’s coming down the plate.
…Initial Delivery Items
A. PUBLICITY MATERIAL
1. Key Art – Physical delivery of key art in fully layered photoshop files on CD.
2. Advertising/Publicity Material – All publicity which may have been prepared in connection with the Picture, but not less than one complete set of all advertising materials available, including, without limitation, press books, posters and publicity material. In addition, a written report of all additional photography in existence, including, without limitation, special shoots, photo agency art, etc. These materials may be delivered on CD or DVD.
— Sheri Candler.com| Read The Full Article
Nine Types of Light is as much an album as it is a movie by TV on the Radio. The movie is meant to be a visual re-imagining of the record, and includes a music video for every song on the album. The band personally asked their friends and the filmmakers they admired to help direct the music videos. Tunde Adebimpe, the director for the full Nine Types of Light movie, storybooked the music videos together with interviews from local New Yorkers on various topics, including dreams, love, fame and the future. Tunde also directed the music video for Forgotten.
Most cameras shoot in a color space called REC709 but the latest digital cinema cameras like the ARRI ALEXA are capable of shooting in a color space called LOG which is a flatter gamma curve allowing you to get the full dynamic range of what these digital cinema cameras are capable of capturing.
There are many situations where you do not have full control over lighting conditions, such as a bright window in the background or a city street at night. Even with full control, it is still common to color correct a project once it is edited together. If the image is captured in REC709, the ability to adjust the final image is limited by the contrast range already imposed on the image. LOG is a flatter contrast, allowing far greater image manipulation. Take a look at the video to get a sense of the difference.
Via Abel Cine