Oscar-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody always dreamed of being a writer, but getting a call from Hollywood to write a screenplay for the first time took her by surprise. That call resulted in the film Juno, and Diablo has had a brilliant career (with its share of ups and downs) ever since. Now a director, writer, producer and mother, Diablo sits down with Glamour’s Cindi Leive to talk about building a “fempire” and taking an unconventional career path. Via Go Into the Story
Philip Bloom explains the essentials of shooting cinematically.
They wanted a short film that could connect with the small production company crowd, the event and corporate filmmakers. They also specifically wanted it shot on the FS700 and to highlight its key selling points, 4K and super slow motion. The original plan was also to have the A7s as B-CAMERA. My pitch specifically included the amazing low light power of that camera. Unfortunately, when it came to it there were no cameras in the UK available, as this was back in May, so I substituted A6000 for it at the 11th hour. More on that later.
My idea was to do a mini doc about someone who does something visual, tell their story, and use these features they wanted me highlight in a natural way. I was doing some research on possible subjects. I wanted to also have a section that included lighting, as that is one of the things that is an afterthought for many people, like sound too.
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Jeremy Duvall dives into the topic of posture and how the way you sit and stand can influence your job.
When you read the title of this post, you likely sat up a bit taller or pulled your shoulders back just a bit. As much as we tend to ignore posture during our normal day, the idea of perfect posture is ingrained in our heads since childhood. It turns out our parents may have been doing more than just instilling proper manners.
Posture has a great deal to do with how others perceive you in business situations. It can help convey confidence or portray weakness. Your posture can help you boost your income, ace that presentation, and, yes, even score your dream date. Let’s look at how you can use it to your advantage.
Imagine you’re sitting in a job interview. You’ve made your way through the opening pleasantries. Then, the real questions kick in. You’re asked to list your positive and negative attributes as they relate to your potential success in the new role. Following advice you’ve heard thousands of times, you’re sitting up straight and pulling your shoulders back. What kind of effect will that have on your answers? Quite a large one in fact.
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Using a dome with 480 cameras researchers at Carnegie Mellon University are developing a new way to create motion capture without those little reflective balls.
Traditional 3D motion capture technologies, amazing though they are, are limited. They only give you a small number of data points to work with, and while they seem to capture a great deal of detail, their abilities are far outpaced by the intricate movements of the human body.
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If you are interested in creating the softest light with an amazing wrap around quality, look no further. The book light technique, coined by film maker Shane Hurlbut is so simple and basic, requires the most inexpensive light modifiers, yet gives you the maximum control over the quality of light.
A book light is simply a bounced source of light, that is diffused with another layer of diffusion. The light is positioned 45 degrees to the reflector, and diffusion layer can be joined at the end of your bounce where your space is limited. It creates an image of an open book, and hence the name.
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We typically experience classic works of art in a museum, stripped of their original contexts, but that serene setting can belie a tumultuous history. Take Michelangelo’s statue of David: devised as a religious symbol, adopted as a political emblem, and later iconized for its aesthetic beauty. James Earle walks us through the statue’s journey, to show how art gains layers of meaning over time.
The Slanted Lens takes a crack at shooting a stylized shot of a girl bing blown by the wind creating an environment with three main elements: 1) clumps of grass in the foreground, 2) a tree branch from my backyard, and 3) a gray and gloomy backdrop.