With the publishing of Jack Nicas and Andy Pasztor's speculative and interpretive article in the Wall Street Journal in the fall of 2014, it seems every news agency, media outlet and publication has totally lost their minds in a fit of hysteria liken to Chicken Little proportions; sparking "end of days" tweets and forum discussions throughout the social mediasphere that has brought on an industry-wide panic akin to Orson Wells' War of the Worlds live broadcast radio play. Let's just stop right there and breathe for a moment - turn off the TV, put down that paper and let's look at some facts... (UPDATED 9/22/2015 with FAA News at bottom of article)
28 Days of Cinematography Insights
Day 26 - 28 Days of Cinematography Insights - How do you draw the line between being stylized and overdoing it?
Day 24 - 28 Days of Cinematography Insights - Do you ever miss the look you were able to achieve with film?
Choose a video monitor for editing & connect it the best wayPeople frequently ask about how to choose and connect a video monitor to their computerized editing system. Some people want to do serious grading and have budget for an HP DreamColor or other high-end device designed specifically for critical evaluation, while...
Do you need to see your video full screen while you edit? Do you have a shoestring budget? Read ahead.
Building Projections - Preview & TestingWhile building projections can be incredibly impressive, and they’re usually created and displayed at sizes well above TV and even cinema, the actual process of creating the animation is fairly conventional. The critical step is the creation of a template - which can be as simple as a flattened photograph, a 3D model based on building plans...
What you see is what you get... or is it? Fingers crossed...
This is the third and final article in the post production process for the theatrical feature film War Room which I co-edited with director, Alex Kendrick. The first article described the dailies process through the creative edit and...
Performing swap edits in DaVinci Resolve 12On this week's Under 5 from Ripple Training, Alexis Van Hurkman shows us how to perform swap edits in the newly...
This week's Under 5
Camtrac: “all-terrain” camera dollyThe creator of the Camtrac, Dan Eckert, expects to raise enough money to make the project a reality. The Camtrac dolly will only be funded if at least $75,000 is pledged by
Camtrac is a new project showing up on Kickstarter, presented as the world’s first fully adaptable camera dolly designed for time lapse, hyperlapse and video production.
Experience 4K, the FS7 and the entire end-to-end workflow that goes from camera to displayCameras like the FS7 and formats like 4K have and continue to change the way professionals approach their craft. But what sort of advantages do new cameras like the FS7 offer? Is the user experience that much different from some of their older cameras? What advantages are inherent with cameras like the F65?
Sony's Digital Motion Picture Center heads up to Northern California on October 20th