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
Jan162006

Adobe After Effects 7.0

...has been announced.

Ten great things you can do with After Effects 7.0:

  1. Dump eLin and work in linear 32-bit floating point
  2. See an accurate preview of how your film work will look when projected
  3. “Make Your Video Look Like Film”
  4. Take advantage of linear-light layer blending, even in 8-bit
  5. Color Manage your workflow
  6. Apply 8- and 16-bit effects to 32-bit images
  7. Animate using explicit translation curves
  8. Import camera RAW files as HDR images
  9. Slow Motion For Me (time warp)
  10. (Nearly) navigate with nodes
More to come.

Sunday
Jan152006

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Saturday
Jan142006

Orphanage wraps Navy Seals commercial

We just completed work on a Navy Seals commercial that I directed for Campbell-Ewald. Once it airs I'll make it available here. Shot on Panasonic Varicam, edited in Final Cut Pro HD in native DVCPROHD at Pictures in a Row in Los Angeles, all compositing and finishing done in After Effects at The Orphanage, SF.



Full details will be on the Orphanage Commercial Productions site soon.

I shot three spots in December and as a part of my plan to make this site more filmmaking-focussed, I'll post updates on these in the coming weeks.

Tuesday
Dec132005

Effects Corner

Visual Effects Supervisor Scott Squires has a blog and Podcast:

Effects Corner