Slugline

Simple, elegant screenwriting.

Needables
  • 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
Saturday
Jun302007

Frivolity

Blogging from an iPhone.

Friday
Jun222007

Redrock Gets It


(Click for a larger image. Sit down first though.)

Redrock Micro, maker of the popular M2 35mm lens adapter, is showing a new compact handheld rig at Cinegear Expo in LA today and tomorrow. Unless you snapped a photo of it at the show and put it on your blog today, the above is the first publicly shown image of the thing.

Sorry it's got my drool all over it.

Of note: That's the Canon HV20 in there, mounted upside-down. Before you hurt yourself pondering it (like I did), that does not provide a right-side-up image on the camera's inverted viewfinder—hence the external jobby. At Redrock there are fans of external LCD displays and fans of viewfinders, and this rig is designed to support either.

We've seen some Frankenhoopty-lookin' HV20 rigs here on ProLost. It's wicked smart of Redrock to create a compact, DV Rebel-friendly system around the HV20. As my friends on TWiM pointed out in episode 59, the mini Canon has serious limitations, mostly in the area of manual control. But with a setup like this you're divesting it of much of that responsibility, basically just using it for its awesome little sensor.

If you're at Cinegear, check out Redrock at booth 30. Tell them Stu sent you. Then say, "Look, a blimp" and see what you can grab. I mean how much could that whole rig weigh?

I intend to find out.

Friday
Jun222007

Tour The Bullet

Studio Daily has an exclusive demo of the new Magic Bullet Looks by some muppet-sounding dude.

Wednesday
Jun132007

The Rebel Café just exceeded my wildest dreams

DV Rebel GageFX just rounded out his amazing thread on how to make killer fake blood by rising to the challenge of implementing and documenting the loose instructions that I include in The Guide for a wire-pull blood squib.

Awesome work GageFX!