Archive for April, 2009

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Alternative to the Canon 5D?

April 30, 2009

There’s a new kid on the block: full manual controls, 24p, and it can track focus moving objects… the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GH1 is looking like an attractive alternative to the more expensive and less user friendly Canon 5D Mark II.

Phillip Bloom with Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GH1. Photo by Evro Moudanidis

Phillip Bloom with Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GH1. Photo by Evro Moudanidis

A couple of weeks ago I was invited out to Austin, Texas to give a surprise presentation at Re:Frame (I presented at their last event in New Orleans) but work commitments forced me to stay here in Ireland 😦

All the more is the pity because I would have got to meet Phillip Bloom – widely known for pioneering the Letus 35mm adapters – who is speaking at the event and taking the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GH1 for a test drive… have a look at some of the early results!

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Toxic Post-Poned

April 29, 2009

toxicToxic Kinda Love was due to go into production tomorrow but we came to the decision last weekend to postpone the shoot.

Through our connections at Kerry Media Network we were kindly offered the opportunity to shoot the film on RED One but last Friday we learned that the camera would be unavailable for the first day of shooting due to understandable insurance requirements.  Over the course of the next week I’ll sit with the crew and discuss where we go from

here.  I’ve earmarked May 28th to begin shooting and while RED One is still available to us I’m beginning to lean away from the camera.

Toxic – which is of mini-feature proportions – was originally going to be shot on EX1s/Letus and I remain open to this set-up because it allows us more run and gun options than the RED ever can (RED also brings a sackful of headaches into the edit suite).  I’m also considering the Canon 5D or Panny GH1.

All too often we get caught up in what format we’re going to shoot on and all too often films die a death at this early stage as they wait for all the right elements to fall into their laps.  Yes, RED One immediately brings kudos to the project before anyone even watches it but with the right team – which we have – we can make an entertaining film regardless of what we shoot on.

This film was born out of an ideal to bring the talented people of Kerry together and make a great film and I want to steer us back to this principle.  We have a wealth of artistic talent, hardware, and know how at our disposal so let’s pull together and shoot our film. RED One, EX1, 5D, GH1… who cares!

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Making Money!!!

April 29, 2009
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Stu Maschwitz’s New 5D Short

April 24, 2009
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Let’s Make a Film!

April 23, 2009

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More Filmfellas

April 17, 2009
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Green Screen

April 14, 2009

Here’s an interesting looking innovation – click the pic below.

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