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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…

Cine Gear Expo 2008 – Day 2

Cine Gear Expo 2008 – Day 2

Cine Gear Expo on the blazing-hot Universal backlot Day 2 of Cine Gear Expo dawned sunny and hot—our in-car temperature display registered 102 degrees Fahrenheit by…

Cine Gear Expo 2008 – Day 1

Cine Gear Expo 2008 – Day 1

Cine Gear Expo on the Universal back lot. We came down to LA for Cine Gear Expo, a two-day showcase of all manner of production things: grip gear, lighting…

Maelstrom – Production (part 2)

Maelstrom – Production (part 2)

Sunflowers: two VistaBeam 600s fill the shadows. [See also: Preproduction; Production (part 1)] Day 4 – We have a 3pm call for a 4pm start (we’re skewing later…

Maelstrom – Production (part 1)

Maelstrom – Production (part 1)

Still life with water bottle: An EX1 sports a DvRig Junior; Alan Hereford’s homebrew DvRig is at the bottom of the picture. Day 0 – Finishing up our…

It’s not the budget, it’s where you put the camera!

It’s not the budget, it’s where you put the camera!

Equipment doesn’t make the image; people do. I proved this on a music video recently where we had more people than equipment. It’s been a while…

Compression Artifacts & Pulldown

Compression Artifacts & Pulldown

This started as a quick post about how to gain finer control over the compression settings in the QuickTime dialog. But before we can get there, we first need to…

New MacBook Pros Tomorrow? (UPDATED)

Update: Well, no new Mac offerings outside Me.com (which looks to be pretty cool), and of course the 3G iPhone. Where’s the iChat? Where’s the…

Photoshop Disasters

Photoshop Disasters

One of my favorite sites that I like to check out on a regular basis is Photoshop Disasters. The site is a freakshow gallery of Photoshop gone wrong. The site…