Monday, October 13, 2014
Friday, May 30, 2014
It appears that I have been neglecting the living shit out of this blog. I'm writing this not because anyone will read it (except for maybe one OCD guy a year from now who can't visit a blog without reading every page). But because it's going to motivate me to post here more.
The truth is that I've just been too busy for you, Internet. But now I'm not. So there you go.
I'll be posting some more videos about various things (even a video about using foreground interest in shots), so look out for those.
As a reminder, this is a blog about filmmaking in general, but also one where I'll make tutorials and post tutorials done by others regarding some important filmmaking techniques and how to pull them off. I have a bank of very knowledgeable filmmaking friends who post awesome stuff on YouTube and Vimeo, so I'm excited to share their expertise with you.
In the end, this is all for fun. Now go off and click one of my affiliate links and buy something expensive.
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
When I purchased this slider six months ago, it went under the name "JRFoto Slider," but that name is no longer being used for this it seems. While that may seem like an issue, the truth is that there are a number of different "versions" of this slider on Amazon and eBay at the moment. They all look to be identical, so this review would likely be a good one for those as well.
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Thought this was a fun read. I'm always interested to see the MSM pick up on stuff like this because you always feel like cinematographers aren't really respected by the general movie public. Maybe I'm wrong. All around great list though.
As a side note, what do you think about Emmanuel Lubezki being nominated like this? I'm keeping my thoughts to myself on this one because I've already seen the shit storm develop. However, I'm interested in what others think about the meshing between traditional cinematography and VFX.
CBS News Link.
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
I was recently asked a budding cinemaphile about cheap light kits that I could recommend, and it reminded me of this video I shot a while ago. This kit is super cheap (around $90), comes with three stands, three 4-CFL heads and three softboxes.
These cheap kits get a lot of bad press because people say the softboxes are hard to setup on them. However, I totally didn't find this to be the case. The softboxes on this kit were perfectly simply to put on after doing it once and figuring them out. The trick: be smarter than the inanimate object.
Sunday, January 26, 2014
I use a number of different kinds of cameras for the work that I do from time to time. Some of which shoot RAW video because they're supposed to and not because they're hacked. For these instances, I'll rent instead of buying because why not. However, I do own and love to use a Canon 60D. When I found out the RAW hack was available for the 60D, I decided to try it out myself. Here are the results: