Jennifer O'Rourke - May 23rd, 2011
The teaser trailer to Pyromaniac Studios' upcoming feature length fanfilm based
off of one of the most popular webcomics of all time. Currently the movie
is more than half finished, and will be released Winter 2011. More
details to follow.
I recently wrote an article for VM Mag about a 'Mad Genius' DIY 3D camera rigger. I've just found another who is currently putting together a 3D Beam Splitter for around $100. Used primarily for close-ups during 3D shoots, a beam splitter uses a special piece of glass called '50/50' that acts as a prism and splits the light coming off your subject to be recorded by two cameras at a 90 degree angle. These rigs made professionally, cost a year or more worth of college tuition. To find one at $100 is very intriguing!
I"ve recently graduated with a film degree from the University of North Texas. Unlike many of my fellow students, I wasn't blessed with the financial ability to buy a camera (or have one purchased for me) upon graduation. SO, I find myself as a director without anything to direct with! I'm looking for a camera (DSLR or otherwise) that would be affordable on a shoestring budget like mine. I can swing from $1000.00 to $1500.00, approximately. A starting kit (body, zoom lens, etc) is all I really need for now. Any suggestions would be appreciated!
Thought i'd share our latest work shot with our new toys
<span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span style="font-size: x-small; color: #0000ff;"><span style="font-size: x-small; color: #0000ff;"><span lang="EN-CA">Gladifel and Ralf - Wedding Highlight</span></span></span></span>
We've recently upgraded to the Canon 60Ds and retired our Sony HD1000u camcorders..although it served us well , DSLR gives us more bang for our buck and the quality is simply phenomenal..
Daniel Bruns - April 05th, 2011
Ran across this vid from Robino Films showing how to use a long exposure photo as a matte to compensate for a dark scene when shooting with a DSLR Camera. By combining AFX and Photoshop you can make an undetectable foreground or background matte to add detail or scene details without a lot of difficulty. Check it out!
Jennifer O'Rourke - February 15th, 2011
I'm urgently in the market for new video equipment. Working on a documentary shoot, and I need to decide from a few options. The documentary will include interior shooting, natural daylight shooting, and occasionally night shooting. I've worked with Sony before, and their auto features have been super helpful, but the camera I've been using has no audio input, and thus, the audio has been professionally unusable.
I've shot timelapse video with a video camera on a few occasions and got some really cool stuff. Lately, I've been experimenting with TLV using a Digital Still Camera. Here's a vid by Zach Wise on how to shoot time lapse video with a still camera.
*Note: From my own experiments, I'd like to add these additions to Zach's information.
1. If you have After Effects or another advanced software, you can easily import your photo sequences in as 'JPEG' sequences. Same rules apply concerning the correct numbering as importing with QT Pro.