Eric Escobar

Eric Escobar is a writer, director and colorist in Oakland California.

Steven Soderbergh’s State of Cinema 2013

Steven Soderbergh’s State of Cinema 2013

I don’t have any pictures from the talk at the Kabuki Theater in San Francisco today. EDIT: I lied, here is one.   Steven Soderbergh requested that people…

Fountain & Slugline: How to Write Screenplays in 2013

Fountain & Slugline: How to Write Screenplays in 2013

Screenwriting software is not a sexy area of technology development. There are no “game changer” releases like in camera-land. I have yet to see a “one…

Markerless Facial Motion Capture with a Kinect

Markerless Facial Motion Capture with a Kinect

In about two years time, I think, the overwhelming majority of 3D character animation content will not be made by professional 3D artists using professional, high end software like Maya…

NVIDIA MAXIMUS ON A BUDGET

NVIDIA MAXIMUS ON A BUDGET

New Adventures in 3D A few months ago, I set out to explore the 3D landscape for the small post house owner. I couldn't have picked a more…

The 17″ MacBook Pro is Dead! Long live the 17″ MacBook Pro!

The 17″ MacBook Pro is Dead! Long live the 17″ MacBook Pro!

The inside of my MacBook Pro with a new SSD drive and a fast 7200 rpm media drive where the optical drive used to be. Last December the internal drive…

My Adventure in Indie VFX + a Review of Cinema 4D R13

My Adventure in Indie VFX + a Review of Cinema 4D R13

Maxon released it’s latest version of the Cinema 4D (C4D) late in 2011. The R13 Studio version is their flagship product and it’s loaded with a…

The Indie Economics of SLOG and the Sony PMW-F3.  Is it worth it?

The Indie Economics of SLOG and the Sony PMW-F3. Is it worth it?

As a recovering technoholic-cameraphile, I am desperately trying to make my way out of the addiction cycle of endless camera tests and back toward the rest of humanity. I…

The Cinematic Soul of the ARRI Alexa and How It Will End Test Videos on Vimeo

The Cinematic Soul of the ARRI Alexa and How It Will End Test Videos on Vimeo

Here is my decidedly non-technical perspective on shooting with the Arri Alexa. I shot in Rec 709, not even Log C and I don’t care, it was…

Advice to My Friends with 100 Grand

100 thousand U.S. dollars is, objectively speaking, a lot of money. Its enough money for a single person to live, comfortably, albeit modestly, in a major US urban center…

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