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Production Notes: Where'd My Web Site Go? Meet Da Big Black Hole!

By Stefan SargentExcitement. Roger and Vicki are coming to stay overnight. Roger worked in my London video facilities company, 30 years ago. That’s where they met. He dumped Miss Almost Right for Victoria. She was producing documentaries and went on

10/06/10 06:10:14 PM

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Tools to Make HDSLR Editing Easier

Third party developers have eased way for cutters faced with HDSLR shot content. By Oliver PetersVideo enabled digital still cameras continue to be hot, and Canon, more so than other manufacturers, has been on the vanguard. Nearly every DP I

10/12/10 01:10:44 PM

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Instant Expert: Optical Options

Ned Soltz examines 10 possible lens choices for various camera formats from Carl Zeiss, Canon, Schneider and other leading companies. Click image for PDF of this page  

10/22/10 01:10:23 PM

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Production Diary: Just An Old-Fashioned Slideshow

  A Cool Way of Saying "Thank You." By Stefan Sargent Why is it that while the big, complex jobs can go smoothly, the little, simple videos for friends, family and clients are a world of hurt?SAN FRANCISCO February 2010

10/22/10 01:10:18 PM

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Up, Up and Away

   Videographer Sam Allen found his niche in the clouds. By Iain Stasukevich “You start at around 9,300' and you finish at 14,200',” begins veteran aerial camera operator Sam Allen. “Helicopters really aren’t supposed to fly above 12,000'. The air

10/22/10 02:10:15 PM

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Plug-in Round-up

By Oliver PetersOne way to spruce up your editing application is through various plug ins for effects filters, transitions and generators. Your options range from single purpose filters, like Magic Bullet Colorista II and Digital Anarchy Beauty Box, to full

10/29/10 05:10:28 AM

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Production Diary: L.A. Is A Great Big Freeway: Pan and Zoom with Dave

I've done two 'copter shoots for Dave—one in Sonoma County, Calif., the other flying over the Great Salt Lake. They were both scary but fun. Now he wants a third early morning traffic jams on the L.A. freeways.  

02/27/12 04:02:22 PM

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The Roaring '20s: Ambient Audio Post for HBO's 'Boardwalk Empire'

Currently in its second season, the Prohibition era drama Boardwalk Empire continues to draw plaudits from critics and large numbers of viewers to HBO. Set in Atlantic City in 1920 21, the series follows the exploits of powerful but corrupt

02/27/12 04:02:05 PM

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'Pearl Jam Twenty': Mixes, Multitracks and Memories for the Cameron Crowe Documentary

Seattle rockers Pearl Jam are celebrating their 20th anniversary in style with a new music heavy documentary, Pearl Jam Twenty, directed by Cameron Crowe, which was released briefly in select theaters, turned up on PBS' American Masters series in late

02/27/12 04:02:32 PM

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Puerto Rican Reverie: Recording and Remixing for 'The Rum Diary'

Coquí the tiny little chirping frog natives of Puerto Rico. In San Juan, where Bruce Robinson's The Rum Diary was filmed, they are literally everywhere—even on the soundtrack—whether one wants them there or not. The Rum Diary trailer Trouble seeing

02/27/12 04:02:35 PM

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The XDCAM 'X Factor': Shooting the FOX Show's Weekly Live Telecasts

If you somehow miss the array of equipment at the Sony booths at CES or NAB in Las Vegas this year, you might consider auditioning for FOX's The X Factor to sneak a peek at much of Sony's video hardware

02/27/12 04:02:49 PM

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After Hours: Recapturing Club Life for Billy Corben's 'Limelight'

When New York City nightclub rave ringleader of the '90s Peter Gatien faces quality of life improvements champion Mayor Rudy Giuliani, it becomes a volatile situation. The epicenter of the unfolding events was Limelight, Gatien's club housed in a deconsecrated

02/27/12 04:02:49 PM

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DaVinci Codes (and Nodes): Resolve 8.1 Brings Color-Correction Capabilities to Any Desktop

Blackmagic Design's acquisition of DaVinci has transformed this Ferrari application into the preferred tool for desktop color grading, while still maintaining its stature. Resolve 8.1 comes in three Mac flavors Resolve Lite (free), Resolve ($995, software only) and Resolve with

02/27/12 04:02:55 PM

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Bolt of Lighting: Testing Switronix's TorchLED Bolt On-Camera Fixture

Without question, LEDs are the hot new technology, and they're here to stay. Although a novelty just a few short years ago, we're now seeing legitimate production tools in the LED world. The Switronix TorchLED Bolt TL-BT200 is a small on-camera fixture (5.6" x 4" x 3") that features 16 high-intensity LED lamps with reflectors.

02/27/12 04:02:14 PM

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Staying on Track: Making Moves with Kessler Crane's Philip Bloom Pocket Dolly

Motion in moviemaking is vital. You learn that early on, whether in film school or on your own. If you examine movies scene by scene, you'll quickly learn just how vital (and just how often) motion is used to help

02/27/12 04:02:19 PM

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Viewfinder View: Zacuto's EVF Elevates the Capability of Your Camera

Zacuto's Z Finder EVF Pro is a durable, lightweight electronic viewfinder. It consists of a 3.2 inch monitor and the Z Finder optical magnifier, of the type the company sells to enhance cameras' built in LCDs. The EVF brings many

02/27/12 04:02:40 PM

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January 2012 Digital Video Online Index

January 2012 Digital Video | Online Index     update Lipsync Finishes We Need to Talk About Kevin Gotham Girls Roller Derby Goes Live Ingenuity Engine Serves Up Effects for Harold & Kumar TriCaster Raises Money with Laughs Big

02/27/12 04:02:26 PM

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Local Produce: DSLR Production for IFC's 'Portlandia'

IFC's hit original comedy series Portlandia (@PortlandiaTV) brings viewers a romanticized and dreamy rendering of Portland, Ore., while gently satirizing the earnest Pacific Northwest community. Fred Armisen, who is on Saturday Night Live, and Carrie Brownstein (@Carrie_Rachel), guitarist and vocalist

02/27/12 04:02:58 PM

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Island Life: Kevin Tent Edits 'The Descendants', Alexander Payne's Film of Love and Loss

Alexander Payne is a director who makes human stories with a blend of comedy and drama that we all can relate to. Movies like Sideways and About Schmidt are about discovery of self, and audiences relate to the humor of

02/27/12 04:02:32 PM

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DSLR Cameras and Color Management: In A Place Post Finishes the Documentary 'Dragonslayer'

Director Tristan Patterson used a Canon EOS 5D Mk II and Kodak Zi8 to bring a unique look to his debut feature, the documentary Dragonslayer (@DRAGONSLAYERDOC). The film follows Josh "Screech" Sandoval, a lost kid trying to find his way

02/27/12 04:02:54 PM