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Focus On Design

Focus On Design

One of our plans for this blog going forward is to not only cover gear, techniques, and business issues, but also motion graphics artists and their art. If you&#8217…

Layer Styles in After Effects

Layer Styles in After Effects

Adobe After Effects has long featured Drop Shadow, Bevel Alpha, and Glow effects, as well as various ways to fill layers with colors or gradients. However, they’re hardly…

FreshDV Reviews the SGfollow focus

Last fall FreshDV posted the results from our 2007 Follow Focus Shootout, which compared 5 different popular models for 15mm rod configurations. We intend to continue updating that review series…

Review of Abaltat Muse

Ireland is a land of fantastic music and musicians. I’ve been to Doolin, in County Clare and heard brilliant traditional musicians there. And for those with more of…

How Important is Resolution?

How Important is Resolution?

SD, 408p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p… 2k, 4k, UDTV… it seems like the big push is to get ever-higher resolution. It’s true that given two pictures…

Quick look: RED Build 16

Quick look: RED Build 16

The sacrificial RED at Chater. Also note: labeled control buttons! Last week, Dane Brehm gave a bunch of us a tour of RED’s build 16 features (as Art…

Film vs. RED

A bad day at AH Films (humor…

RED Build 16: A Camera Whose Time Has Come

Ah, sweet 16. How I’ve waited for thee. Finally, a camera I can work with. It’s not perfect yet. Not by a long shot. There&#8217…

Two Pieces of Eye Candy

Two Pieces of Eye Candy

A frame from the short film “Tyger” by Guilherme Marcondes. Links to a pair of lovely (for lack of a better term) “music videos” crossed my…