Your eyes don’t always capture the world exactly as a video camera would. But the eyes are remarkably efficient organs, the result of hundreds of millions of years of coevolution with our brains. Michael Mauser outlines the similarities and differences between your eye and a video camera.
Oscar-winning Special Effects Supervisor George Gibbs (‘Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom’, ‘Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade’, ‘Alien’) recounts the story of how they blew up the bridge in ‘Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.’
“Swerving and halucinating, this megalomanic backstage comedy runs us along all the perverted, hysterical stations of theatre life”, Filmkrant-critic Ronald Rovers wrote about Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Oscar-winner Birdman. The swerving and the halucinating indeed go hand in the film, this investigation of the inner workings of the St. James Theater’s catacombs shows. Walk a mile in the unsteady shoes of a former blockbuster actor.
A glossary of filmmaking terms for non-filmmakers. Like a tourist’s phrasebook.
Pro-audio brand RØDE Microphones is once again partnering with Red Giant to offer an incredible dual-system audio solution to its customers for 2015.
Customers who purchase an eligible RØDE microphone from an authorised dealer worldwide and register online for their free extended warranty will also receive a free copy of Red Giant’s audio syncing software, PluralEyes Express. Valued at US$99, PluralEyes Express is an exclusive version of the award winning PluralEyes that has been specially tailored for RØDE users.
Revolutionising the dual-system audio workflow, PluralEyes analyses the audio from multiple cameras and other audio devices and syncs them up in seconds, eliminating the need for clapboards, time code, or manually syncing audio to video in post-production. With an ever-expanding range of broadcast microphones applicable for dual-system setups, RØDE recognizes PluralEyes as a vital tool in post-production for enthusiasts and professionals alike.
“We’re extremely thrilled to collaborate with Red Giant once again and offer this amazing software which compliments our range of microphones perfectly.” Commented RØDE’s Global Marketing Manager, Scott Emerton. “We had such an overwhelming response to our first partnership with Red Giant back in 2012 that we knew we had to provide a similar offer. We’ve listened to our customers and expanded the range of eligible microphones this time, so more people will get to experience the incredible workflow of PluralEyes.”
“Red Giant is honored to be partnering with RØDE. This collaboration once again combines the best of breed products in the pro audio and filmmaking software industries and ultimately benefits our shared customers” says Robert Sharp, Vice President of Global Sales for Red Giant.
For the full microphone eligibility list, more information on PluralEyes Express or to register your microphone for your FREE software download please visit www.rode.com/pluraleyes.
The video essays of “Los Angeles, the City in Cinema” examine the variety of Los Angeleses revealed in the films set there, both those new and old, mainstream and obscure, respectable and schlocky, appealing and unappealing — just like the city itself. by Colin Marshall
The photography industry has been changing with the advent of new and more powerful consumer cameras. Motion picture hasn’t been far behind. Though this interview focuses on the still side – the divide between still and motion is eclipsing.
Let’s face it; the industry is changing. Art directors and potential clients are not looking to simply hire a photographer anymore. They do not care about your lighting, your gear, or even your previous clients. So what do they care about then? Photographer John Keatley sits down with artist rep Maren Levinson at Redeye to discuss the future of photography, and there is a very good chance you are not going to like what she has to say.
A lot has changed since photography has gone digital. The days of a professional photographer being part of an elite underground darkroom society are long past. These days it is likely your neighbors’ 17 year old son can light a portrait better than you. Today everyone is a part time photographer, and a large percentage of them are pretty darn good at it too.
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Orson Welles talks about ‘Citizen Kane’ in this 1960 interview from the BBC Monitor series.