When directing it’s nice not being tethered to the camera. It helps the camera operator and allows the director freedom to move away from the action if needed. I know I’m a day late and a dollar short to the whole affordable wireless monitoring thing. There are several blog posts and forums that cover this Read More
If you haven’t watched ANOMALY yet, please do. It’s the most visually spectacular independent film I’ve seen in some time. Full disclosure, I did back the film. I say this because as a review I’m sure that has some effect on how I experienced this film. So as you read this review keep that in Read More
The Astra is the second generation of 1X1 bicolor LED light offered by Litepanels. To say the least it’s an impressive improvement from the company that created the industry standard in LED lighting. The Astra is four times brighter than the original 1X1 and this is a huge deal. This allows you to move the Read More
Convergent Design announced the new Odyssey7Q+, which will record 4K over HDMI, something it’s predecessor the 7Q did not do. This is good news for Sony A7s users like myself. This will add a second 4K external recording option for Sony users. The Atomos Shogun, priced at $1,995, records 4k when paired with the Sony Read More
UPDATE! Zacuto’s Gratical HD Mircro OLED EVF is available for pre-order with a $200 $700 discount. Originally the preorder price was $3,600, but Zacuto has dropped the price to $2,900! This is retroactive for folks that have already made a pre-orders. This is a serious EVF that includes features such as: – 0.61″ OLED EVF Read More
Here’s some inspiration for your week. This short was produced by Still Motion. It’s a true story and I love they way they choose to set it in 1981. The story is compelling and creates an emotional response from the viewer, and let’s be honest, that’s why we consume stories.
I don’t do many commercials, but if I did I would want them to look like this 60 second commercial produced by Stink. So as some inspiration for your Monday check out this beautifully shot commercial for Uniqlo’s new HeatTech clothing range. The voice over could probably be stronger, but the visuals are awesome.
I had an interesting discussion with a director friend of mine, Dave Docimo. He said all short films are disappointing to him because the stories never give the audience what it wants. The endings are always sad and for most part the antagonist never gets what he or she deserves. I must say I can Read More