Robert from JuicedLink compares his noise to signal from his low noise pre-amplifier with other pre-amplifiers and digital recorders. Devices in this “sound off” are Zoom H4n, Tascam DT-100 MKII, Sound Devices 702, Beachtek DXA-SLR PRO, Edirol R44, Tascam DR-680 and the juicedLink Riggy Micro / Assist. This is made by JuicedLink so bear that in mind.
In 2000, screenwriter Michael Arndt had no credits, no agents, no publishing history when he took a year off to write “a saleable script” that got him an agent and a deal and, five years after that, one of the big hits of 2006. A new book, Little Miss Sunshine: The Shooting Script, details the fascinating behind-the-scenes story of the indie runaway hit with an introduction, afterword, and enlightening scene notes from Arndt. Starring Greg Kinnear, Toni Collette, Steve Carell, Abigail Breslin, Paul Dano, and Alan Arkin, the film strikes a nerve with everyone who’s ever been awestruck by how their muddled families seem to make it after all. Michael Arndt offers a rare insider’s look and considered thoughts on one of the film’s most prevalent themes, success vs. failure.
Deleted shots and behind the scenes footage show what the stunt choreography was suppose to be before Harrison Ford got dysentery and convinced Speilberg to go with the iconic twist. First the shark in Jaws wouldn’t work, now this… imagine Steven Spielberg’s career if he had always gotten precisely what he wanted…
John Eklund, a photographer from Portland, Oregon, compiled a series of timelapses taken over a period of the great Pacific Northwest. Locations include: Mt. Shuksan, Crater Lake, Mt. Bachelor, Mount St. Helens, Oregon’s Badlands, Painted Hills, Cape Kiwanda, Mt. Hood, Lost lake, and Cannon Beach
Graham Chapman, probably best remembered as ‘the dead one from Monty Python’, writes and stars in the animated movie of his own life story, A LIAR’S AUTOBIOGRAPHY. Although Chapman selfishly dropped dead in 1989, he had taken the trouble to record himself reading his book, A Liar’s Autobiography — and those recordings have now ingeniously been used to provide Chapman’s voice for the 3D animated feature of the same name. Fellow Pythons John Cleese, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, and Terry Gilliam also turn up, playing themselves and other characters, along with a few surprise guests.
Not a documentary, not a Monty Python film, A LIAR’S AUTOBIOGRAPHY is Chapman’s own take on his bizarre life and his search for self-knowledge, bringing Chapman back to life in an ingenious tour de force of animation, told through 17 different animation styles from 14 different animators.
Incredible, yes. Surreal, certainly. True? Who knows? At his memorial service, John Cleese called Chapman “a freeloading bastard”. Now, as the film re-unites Chapman with Cleese, Jones, Palin, and Gilliam for the first time in 23 years, he is set to earn a new title — the most prolific corpse since Elvis.
A Liar’s Autobiography is playing TIFF this week and will see a limited US release on November 2, 2012.
If you listened to our interview with Dan May, you heard him say that Blackmagic Cinema Camera’s future was open for discussion. Now we’re seeing the first iteration of the camera – one that sports a Micro Four Thirds option:
Get an even wider range of lens compatibility with the Blackmagic Cinema Camera MFT with Passive Micro Four Thirds (MFT) mount! Perfect for MFT lenses or even adapters to other lens mounts such as PL. You get the same beautiful design that features a machined aluminum chassis, interchangeable optics using Passive Micro Four Thirds (MFT) lens mount for manually operated lenses and adapters, high resolution 2.5K sensor, 13 stops of dynamic range and 12-bit RAW uncompressed and compressed ProRes and DNxHD file formats! Includes sun shield, power supply, carry strap, UltraScope waveform monitoring software and a full version of DaVinci Resolve Software for Mac OS X and Windows.
Joe Marine of NoFilmSchool.com talks about the different options Micro Four Thirds brings to the table: