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Tools

Slugline. Simple, elegant screenwriting.

Red Giant Color Suite, with Magic Bullet Looks 2.5 and Colorista II

Needables
  • Sony Alpha a7S Compact Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera
    Sony Alpha a7S Compact Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera
    Sony
  • Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GH4KBODY 16.05MP Digital Single Lens Mirrorless Camera with 4K Cinematic Video (Body Only)
    Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GH4KBODY 16.05MP Digital Single Lens Mirrorless Camera with 4K Cinematic Video (Body Only)
    Panasonic
  • TASCAM DR-100mkII 2-Channel Portable Digital Recorder
    TASCAM DR-100mkII 2-Channel Portable Digital Recorder
    TASCAM
  • The DV Rebel's Guide: An All-Digital Approach to Making Killer Action Movies on the Cheap (Peachpit)
    The DV Rebel's Guide: An All-Digital Approach to Making Killer Action Movies on the Cheap (Peachpit)
    by Stu Maschwitz
Monday
Dec032007

Navy Seals "Footprints" won something

My Navy Seals spot "Footprints" seems to have won a D Show Detroit advertising award, as reported by a car news blog that, I suppose, may have been expecting the prize to go to a car spot—which makes me appreciate their kind words about the spot, which I directed for Detroit-based agency Campbell-Ewald, all the more.

Rather than watching the distorted flash video embedded on their site, watch "Footprints" in HD on the Orphanage Commercial Productions site.

Previous entries on "Footprints"

Thursday
Nov292007

Magic Bullet Looks won something

I don't ordinarily go all horn-tooty on ProLost, but Magic Bullet Looks has been such a labor of love over the last two years that it does make me proud that it won a Digital Content Producer Vanguard Award., along with some other thingies you may have heard of like the RED One and Adobe Creative Suite 3.

As a sneak preview to our December issue of Digital Content Producer, we present our editors’ annual list of Vanguard Winners for 2007. Vanguard Awards go to the most groundbreaking new products for video production professionals that are released in the calendar year. Congratulations to this year’s winners:

Panasonic AVC-Intra
Red Digital Cinema Red One
Sony PMW-EX1 and SxS flash memory card
Adobe Creative Suite 3 Production Premium
Apple Final Cut Studio 2
AJA Video Systems Io HD
Ciprico MediaVault 5100 series
Adobe Flash Player 9
Microsoft Silverlight
Blackmagic Design Intensity Pro
Panasonic BT-LH80W
Sony BVM-L230
Red Giant Magic Bullet Looks

Wednesday
Nov212007

Dear some nerd: Please port the Box2D open-source physics engine to an Adobe After Effects Script

See, first I watched this. Then I downloaded the original Crayon Physics to my XP partition. And then I found this flash demo of the Box2D physics engine used to create that addictive game.

And then I had a full-on Ratatouille flashback to this 2D physics app I used to have on OS 9 called Interactive Physics. I used to have so much fun with that damn app. John Knoll was a fan as well and actually found a way to use motion from it in his ElectricImage animations. A classmate of mine actually created short films using it back in the early '90s when computers were beige. Funny, funny films of bad things happening to little stick figure guys.

Natsukashii desun ne.

So now that a badass 2D physics solver is just sitting there on the interwebs, free for the porting, some enterprising AE genius simply must write a script to animate 2D AE shape and solid layers this way. You'd be a hero to the AE community. Your PayPal donations button would receive literally several clicks. You'd be a man among kings.

C'mon. Do it.

Tuesday
Nov132007

Preliminary and Non-Committal blah blah holy crap!

Preliminary and Non-Committal CineForm Direct-to-Disk Recorder

Uhm, hell yeah. Turn an HDV camera with HDMI out into a barely-compressed HD rig, while mantaining DV Rebel agility.

Thanks for the heads up SalaTar! And yes dumptruck, you're right—the CineForm website is beyond confusing. I would have gone with something more like If We Build This, We Will Freaking Rule All.