Archive for September, 2008

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Death Of The Camcorder?

September 30, 2008

It’s not the death of the camcorder just yet but there’s every possibility that we’re looking at the future. Even RED have had to rethink their Scarlet plans based on some of the technology that you see above: Nikon D90 720 24P HD camera & Canon 5D Mark II Tripod configuration on a Zacuto Mini baseplate

The Nikon D90 will record up to 5 minutes of 720 24p video and the Canon 5D Mark II will record 1080 full sensor with amazing 35mm depth of field. Want to see what it looks like? Check out Vincent LaFloret’s Canon 5D short film below.

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Phantom HD

September 29, 2008

I believe the Phantom HD camera – which has breathtaking slow motion capabilities – first appeared at NAB 2007.  Check out these videos… I love the leaves shot in the first Kung Fu one so much that I’m going to use it in my next short!

And here’s a great “making of” the NAB demo video. CLICK HERE

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RED SCARLET at NAB 2008

September 20, 2008

I’m a big fan of Scarlet so take a look at this video from my collection.

Shit… Wrong collection… Gotta love Jimmy Choo if it’s Johansson telling us about it, though.

Nerds can check out the correct RED related video below.

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Movie Titles

September 19, 2008

I’m such a nerd that I actually love movie titles… I believe they can add so much to a film but unfortunately they are often overlooked in the filmmaking process. Click on the “Catch Me If You Can” poster below: The opening credit sequence is a stunning short film in its own right!

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I was also a big fan of “Six Feet Under”. Loved the writing, the music, the photography… and yes, the opening credits.

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‘Tis With Mighty Regret…

September 5, 2008

… that I have to inform ye that I’m off to sun-baked Tunisia to recharge my batteries. See you all in a couple of weeks… and I hope it pisses down rain on top of ye!

Slán.

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White Red Panic

September 3, 2008

Have a look at Ayz Waraich’s White Red Panic – a short film which shot on a cheap as chips HV30.  Nice color grading really gives the film a lift!