Danny Yount, the title designer behind Ironman, RockNRolla, Six Feet Under and Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, sits down and talks about how he works on developing a mesmerizing title sequence:
“What Is Brazil?” consists of interviews, clips of the film and behind the scenes footage, including material of the cut snooker ball eye sequence that you may or may not have heard of.
So… what is “Brazil?” Unfortunately, none of the cast and crew members seem to have any idea about this, either. Co-writer Tom Stoppard admits that he “doesn’t even know why it’s called Brazil.”
Zoetropes date back to the nineteenth century, but this one created by Pixar may be the coolest one ever. It is currently on exhibit inside the animation building in Disneyland’s California Adventure.
What’s it like working with a digital chimp? TIME reporter, Megan Gibson finds out when she talks to the cast and director of Rise of the Planet of the Apes.
In this video, Michael Andrew shows a very easy and inexpensive alternative to rack focusing DSLR video cameras using post-it flags. Michael demonstrates the technique, how to set it up and how to get it down with just a little practice.
A step by step guide to the creation of the original Stormtrooper by prop maker Andrew Ainsworth. In 1976 at Shepperton Design Studios Ainsworth created the original Stormtrooper helmets and armor for the first Star Wars movie, A New Hope.
More recently, he had a 5 year battle with Lucasfilm Ltd. over who has the right to sell Stormtrooper helmets. Lucasfilm tried to stop him, saying the helmets were protected by copyright laws. The UK supreme court ruled in favor of Ainsworth.
Visit OriginalStormtrooper.com for more information or to purchase.
cinemetrics is about measuring and visualizing movie data, in order to reveal the characteristics of films and to create a visual “fingerprint” for them. Information such as the editing structure, color, speech or motion are extracted, analyzed and transformed into graphic representations so that movies can be seen as a whole and easily interpreted or compared side by side.
Extracting, processing and visualizing movie data is something you cannot do manually, that’s why custom software tools were written for pretty much every step of the process. – Tools for disassembling video files into their components (video, audio, subtitles, etc.) and processing them (shot detection, average shot length, motion measuring, color palettes), as well as an interactive application to generate and compare different movie fingerprints.
“What you do for a living is not be creative, what you do is ship,” says bestselling author Seth Godin, arguing that we must quiet our fearful “lizard brains” to avoid sabotaging projects just before we finally finish them.
DSLR Controller is the first app that allows you to fully control your Canon EOS DSLR from your Android device with only a USB cable. No computer or laptop required, no root required, only a compatible mobile device, a compatible camera, and the right USB cable.
Features include but are not limited to:
- Live View
- Auto Focus (tap Live View)
- Manual focus adjustments in Auto Focus mode
- Zoom control
- Grid display
- Bulb capture
- Continuous capture
- Extensive modification of settings
— Shutter speed
— Exposure Compensation and Bracket
— Flash Compensation
— ISO speed
— Auto-Focus Mode
— Focus and Zoom area (tap-and-hold Live View)
— Picture Style
— Drive Mode
— White Balance
— Color Temperature
— Auto-Lighting Optimizer
— Metering Mode
I must admit “corpsing” was not a term I was familiar with until I stumbled across this video, but thank god there is now a easier cheaper way of doing it.
Scott Weber Sound Supervisor for Avid’s demo movie Agent MX-Z3RO, offers indie filmmakers some sound advice.