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Two Compleat Idiots Discuss RED Post

Art and Adam discuss the aftermath of the Wii spec spot and Art’s venture into RED post… ART I just posted my convoluted post process for RED…

The Compleat Idiot’s Guide to RED Post on a Budget

The Compleat Idiot’s Guide to RED Post on a Budget

This is by no means a definitive manual on how to post RED footage. Rather, this is how I managed to work with R3D footage while creating a spec spot…

The Debut: Wii Spec Spot, shot on RED, now online at PVC

Wii Spec Spot, 1k version Here it is, finally finished. Phew! Now I know why I’m not in post production. I’ll write a blog entry on…

Sweet Music Videos from Photos

Looking for something different? I discovered Animoto at this year’s SXSW conference… Load up your photos, pick a song, and within a few minutes you have a…

Random RED Revelations

Random RED Revelations

Tim Blackmore helps John Chater tweak back-focus on a RED ONE The more we work with RED ONEs, the more we learn about what they do and how to…

Spot Color Grading – Photoshop for Video

Instructor Richard Harrington explains how you can create a spot color effect by working with your video clips in Photoshop CS3…

More RED Res Testing: The Mystery(ium) Resolved

More RED Res Testing: The Mystery(ium) Resolved

I obtained a new, 4K resolution test chart at NAB, and aimed RED ONEs running build 15 version 2.2.5 at it using four different lenses: a 50mm Super…

BOXX Releases Next Generation Special Edition 3DBOXX

BOXX Releases Next Generation Special Edition 3DBOXX

BOXX Technologies Inc., an innovator in high-performance computing systems for visual effects (VFX) and design professionals, today released a Special Edition 3DBOXX workstation that delivers unmatched dual- processor workstation…

My first RED shoot: The training wheels come off!

My first RED shoot: The training wheels come off!

Okay, I have to admit it: I now like this camera more than I thought I would. As those of you who read Adam Wilt’s blog know, he…

Schneider IR Filter Tests

Schneider IR Filter Tests

Art Adams with the 486 filter on a RED ONE Last week, Art Adams, Tim Blackmore, Ted Allen, and I tested the Schneider 486 UV/IR cut filter on a…

FreshDV Review: Cinevate Ballare Dolly

We recently had the opportunity to check out Cinevate’s Ballare dolly solution. The Ballare is almost entirely constructed of aluminum, and as such is quite rigid. It breaks…

RED on location: Art Adams shoots a spec spot

RED on location: Art Adams shoots a spec spot

Saturday, 3:33pm: crew assembles at Chater Camera to pick up the bulk of the gear and load it into Simon Sommerfeld‘s truck. We arrive on location at…

Best NAB find

With Avid and Apple missing from the convention floor, I was hoping this would be a good year to hunt through the little booths and find something new. While I…

Recovering From Failure

Recovering From Failure

(Note: Names have been concealed to protect the helpful from becoming inundated with support calls.) This past Saturday, while setting up for our first presentation at Post|Production World at…

The Making of the BMW M3 V8 Revolution ad

I am a automotive nut. I am a BMW fan. I have been in video production since college. This is pure automotive, video production porn. I need to be alone…