Meet VIKTOR, the Automated Robot Editor

It has been said that the road to Total Robot Domination and the Enslavement of all Mankind is pathed with Free Apps.

VIKTOR is an app for iPhones and Andriod devices that takes the videos from your media library and automatically creates a 1 or 2 minuted edited video using one of the currently 14 available themes. Videos are free and share for now but it will cost you up to $1.99 to export and share your 2 minute Robot Creation in the future.

Here’s a couple samples of the results VIKTOR provides:

Here’s one I shot in bed (don’t worry, it’s not too sexy… I do sneeze and tested out the a “pastel green” effect)

But seriously, this concept seems like a great idea. People have tons of media lying around from their vacations/parties that they simply don’t have time to meticulously prepare for Facebook Distribution. We can’t wait to see this feature implemented in the next upgrade of Final Cut Pro X! :/

All hail our Robot Overlords!! (VIKTOR, if you’re reading this, remember how we said nice things about you when you’re calculating the best allocation of scarce survival resources)

Eve Hazelton Lighting and Greenscreen Tutorials

The Cinematographer for our favorite Underwater Short Film and Blog (the Underwater Realm), Eve Hazelton, put together three basic lighting tips and tutorials for to illuminate a few basic concepts:

1. In this tutorial created for, Eve talks you through simple to advanced lighting setups that are easy to achieve and produce beautiful results. She explains simply, how to get the most from your existing lights and some quick tips to create a really impressive shot.

2. Learn how to use Christmas lights, builder’s worklights and even your iPhone to add a little something special to your flm and video work!

3.In the last of three lighting tutorials created for Eve takes us through the three steps of greenscreen work: How to analyse you background plate to ensure a convincing key, How to light your screen and subject to match the background plate and How to take the foreground and background elements and combine them in Adobe After Effects

For more like this, grab yourself a copy of Eve’s lighting guide DVD on their kickstarter page:

An Interview with the Filmmakers behind “Virgin Alexander” (the Wrap)

John Hess interviews the Charlotte Barrett and Sean Fallon, husband-and-wife filmmaking team behind “Virgin Alexander” which has seen considerable festival success and is currently with a sales agent looking for distribution. John talks about all aspects of the filmmaking process from conception to writing, shooting to editing, and what life is like on the festival circuit.

Episode 31

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Show Notes

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