Cinevate’s Video University covers various rigs and potential rigging options for each.
At the start of the Art Directors Guild awards, this short film by Cindy Peters titled The Case of the Bad Production Designer debuted:
Each year the ADG celebrates the outstanding accomplishments of Production Designers and Art Directors in film and television at this prestigious event. Awards are given for Excellence in Production Design in several categories as well as for Lifetime Achievement and for Outstanding Contribution to Cinematic Imagery. ADG members and industry leaders from around the world gather on this one special evening to pay tribute to the top creative professionals in filmmaking.
This is a 5 part tutorial for Adobe After Effects Expressions. The Expressions used are basic but very powerful, such as the expression which allows you to scale by pixel size rather than by percentage. He does take some time to review the basics as he goes through the tutorial, hence it’s length but there is a part that you can skip over, if you want.
Ian Calderon, director of digital initiatives for the Sundance Institute, talks with CinemaTech editor Scott Kirsner about trends in independent film: delivering content to mobile phones and Internet-connected TVs, producing in 3-D, piracy, and the challenge of breaking through the noise — whether you’re submitting a film to Sundance or uploading it to Vimeo or YouTube. Shot in 2009 in New York. Part of The Conversation series of videos… for more see theconversationspot.com.
VIA: Scott Kirsner
With the international box office nearly twice that of the domestic, dubbing English language films for foreign markets is serious business. But, have you ever wondered how dubbing works? Zachary Pincus-Roth of Slate has some insights into this mysterious process.
…James Cameron’s Avatar has earned over $440 million at the domestic box office but has raked in more than twice that much internationally. The viewing experience in many non-English-speaking countries is naturally quite different—since audiences hear dubbing artists read Sam Worthington and Sigourney Weaver’s lines. While Americans generally associate dubbing with out-of-sync martial arts B-movies, the technique is no joke for audiences around the world, where most of the big-budget films are from the United States. How does dubbing work?— Slate | Read The Full Article
A PBS Frontline report on the digital revolution and how it’s changing our lives, with video stories, interviews, and user-generated video on relationships, information overload, education, the military, parenting, brain development, and more.
For more information visit Frontline on PBS.
After graduating from Harvard University and NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, Geoffrey Fletcher spent nearly a decade writing thousands of unproduced script pages while working at temp jobs. In 2010, Fletcher’s first produced screenplay, Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire, was nominated for Writers Guild and Academy Awards. Fletcher spoke to Angle On about his long journey and the many years he spent developing his craft. To read more about Geoffrey Fletcher, go to Writtenby.com and WGA.org (http://www.wga.org/content/default.aspx?id=3864)
We show you how to pull off three simple special effects using just the camera and the subject’s reaction to sell the illusion. Learn how to make realistic looking rain for your video shoots, speed up the background of your videos and how to shoot during the day and make it look like the night.
This mashup by YouTube user Cody Richeson takes Disney’s 1995 flick A Goofy Movie and re-imagines it as a spooky and surreal David Lynch film. Goofy’s relationship with his son Max is even more disturbing than in the original movie.
Disney’s Bob Iger is rolling out an experiment of shortening theatrical run and rushing DVDs earlier to market.
…A day after the revelation that UK exhibitors are being asked to accept a tightened theatrical window for Disney’s spring feature “Alice in Wonderland,” The Hollywood Reporter has learned that U.S. theater owners have been similarly approached.
Normally, movies play in first-run theaters for up to 16 weeks. Disney is talking about a theatrical run of just under 13 weeks for “Alice,” a 3D motion-capture/live-action fantasy directed by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp.— Reuters.com| Read The Full Article