Sunday afternoon: Canon 50mm 1.8 focus ring mod
I’ve added a new page, Canon EF 50mm 1.8 focus ring mod, demonstrating how to get a follow focus gear ring belt snugly attached to a Canon “thrifty fifty”.
Shutter Angle has a great series of articles that “will attempt to examine in some detail the various characteristics of the cinematic look and then explore how they relate to the image of video capturing devices”.
Cinematic Look, Part 1: Aspect Ratio, Sensor Size and Depth of Field
Cinematic Look, Part 2: Frame Rate and Shutter Speed
Cinematic Look, Part 3: Dynamic Range
Cinematic Look, Part 4: Film Grain
Canon Picture Styles: Shooting Flat or Not?
Cinema and Reality, or Why 48 fps is Good for 3D Movies
Frame Rate as Artistic Choice or What Can We Learn from Silent Films
Here are a few links to some Creative Commons License and/or royalty/semi-copyright free audio and music for your video projects.
Derek R. Audette
Nine Inch Nails: Ghosts I-IV
IndieV: Batch Prores Encoding in Windows 7 with FFmpeg and AnotherGUI
Zeranoe FFmpeg (Windows builds): http://ffmpeg.zeranoe.com/builds/
Scriptwriting in the UK: Joss Whedon’s Top 10 Writing Tips
IFC: The short filmmaker’s guide to short filmmaking
Digital Films: 12 Tips for Better Film Editing
Raindance: 6 Tips For A Better Edit
Zacuto: Revenge of The Great Camera Shootout Part Two
"Part Two proves that beauty truly is in the eye of the beholder. Does talent, experience and creativity trump technology? You decide!"
Philip Bloom: Revenge of the great camera shootout from Zacuto part 2 now live…which camera looks best to you?
EOSHD: Zacuto Revenge Shootout 2012 Part 2 shock – Francis Ford Coppola and majority prefer Panasonic GH2
No Film School: The Overall Winner of the 2012 Zacuto Camera Shootout Poll Is….
Paul Franklin: London BFI IMAX screen replacement
Joe Galbo (YouTube): The Dark Knight Rises Premieres in IMAX at Liberty Science Center
… and something on a humorous note …
Above Average (YouTube): The Dark Knight & 60’s Robin
The other night I read this collection of articles on the homeward-bound commute. Given various RSS stars, Twitter favourites and Instapaper Read Laters these articles came together to be read that evening somewhat by chance and yet seemed to paint a bigger picture…
The Hollywood Reporter: Warner Bros. Opens Leavesden Studio Near London for Business
Tech Crunch: Meet Tom Lowe, The Filmmaker Who Talked Back To The Pirate Bay
Ars Technica: Celluloid no more: distribution of film to cease by 2013 in the US
Roger Ebert’s Journal (Chicago Sun-Times): Movies don’t stream themselves
Variety: Visual effects artists doing much more with less
If, like me, you find yourself heading in to work on what might be the only sunny weekend in London for the rest of year, you’ll need something to keep your mind occupied and distracted from the fact that you are in work on what might be the only sunny weekend in London for the rest of year.*
Luckily, the end of the week has seen plenty of fresh podcast releases to provide the needed distractions:
[ audio ]
fxphDOD - May 25, 2012
The American Society of Cinematographers podcast - Ep 27: Oliver Stapleton, BSC: Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark
This Week in Photo #256 - Canon & ASMP
KCRW’s The Business - War Movies: ‘The Tillman Story’ and ‘The Hurt Locker’
[ video ]
Film Riot - Film Riot’s Three Year Anniversary
Philip Bloom - Review of Sony NEX FS700 Part 1: Slow motion and first impressions
… read more about the FS700 on Philip’s blog:
* Spring 2012 in London has been extremely grey and rainy with weeks on end of depressing darkness. I can remember only a handful of even slightly sunny days in the last couple of months. :/
Check out some great NAB 2012 coverage by HD Magazine in these smartphone-friendly PDFs:
Day Three & Four: http://www.hdusermagazine.com/ibooks/nab2012_day3.pdf