Canadian Videographers Put 24p to Work

Canadian Videographers Put 24p to Work

A Vancouver, British Columbia-based crew is in post-production on a project titled Art History shot with Panasonic’s AG-DVX100 24p Mini DV camcorders. They have improvised a way to mount the camcorders onto 6×6 4- and 6-stage Arri matte boxes and have fitted the cameras with anamorphic lens adapters. The intent, according to writer/director Nick Bicanic, was to keep the post-production chain entirely in 24p to preserve the high quality of the captured footage, whether the final production is mastered to film or video.

Art History is billed as "film noir in color" by Bicanic and Todd Williams, director of photography. The entire production has a US$6,000 budget. The film tells the story of three university honors students that plan an art gallery heist. The Web site (www.stealart.com) features blogs, production photos and a trailer.

Avid Makes Lollapalooza Interactive

The recent Lollapalooza music tour utilized Avid’s Media Composer Adrenaline system, which utilized live footage and clips from previous stops on the tour to quickly create segments for presentation on the venues’ giant ‘LollaTron’ screens. Concertgoers could use their wireless phones to interact and communicate with the entire audience via the LollaTron presentation, according to Perry Farrell, tour organizer and frontman of Jane’s Addiction.

The Avid Media Composer Adrenaline systems in use were HP xw8000 workstation-based, including multi-stream, real-time video editing, effects rendering and advanced color correction features.

Video Horror Stories

We’d like to hear about your worst video nightmare. Whether it’s malfunctioning equipment, recalcitrant talent, awful audio venues, problematic lighting situations or otherwise had rain fall on your parade (literally or figuratively), your experiences could be fodder for a feature story we have in the pipeline. Email your experiences to us at editor@videomaker.com, and be sure to put "Video Horror Stories" in the subject line.

Outtake

"It is difficult to produce a television documentary that is both incisive and probing when every twelve minutes one is interrupted by twelve dancing rabbits singing about toilet paper."

– Rod Serling

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