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February 17, 2011, 9:11 am
Today’s entry is our first guest blog. It follows naturally from the last entry on how our eyes scan and sample images. Tim Smith is a psychological researcher particularly interested in how movie viewers watch. You can follow his work on his blog Continuity Boy and his research site.
February 17, 2011, 9:09 am
I recently completed a grading test in a Baselight suite with footage shot on the Canon 5D and 7D and converted to Apple ProRes. The footage was projected onto a cinema sized screen and I have to say that I was mightily impressed with the results. For some time, I have been in two minds about the best codec to convert my rushes into after reading different recommendations. Some sources say that you should always convert to the...
February 17, 2011, 9:08 am
This new study by David Bordwell provides fascinating data on where viewers look when watching a film. Researchers used infrared pupil tracking to correlate attention to what was happening in the film, and their findings will surely be of interest to DoPs, Directors, and Editors alike...
February 17, 2011, 9:06 am
At the Broadcast Video Expo in London on February 15, Avid introduced a significant new version for its Media Composer, NewsCutter and Symphony, which will be available March 8. Media Composer version 5.5, NewsCutter version 9.5 and Symphony version 5.5 feature increased support for third-party hardware, more in-the-box functionality and an increased collaborative workflow.
February 17, 2011, 9:06 am
This is the 25th annual, or 76th annual, "this is the year of HDTV." Nielsen says 56% households have HDTVs, but only a fraction of viewing is HDTV, mostly sports. AP: "The Pope is going HD". Still no HD press bridges / pool feeds. Super Bowl forst show not shoot-and-protect for 4x3; was 16x9 HD all the way.
February 16, 2011, 8:03 pm
Editing is story-telling. While we can all agree with that, that sentence isn’t particularly helpful. What editing is actually doing is telling your story by juxtaposing different shots so that your audience sees, hears, and feels what you want them to feel.
February 16, 2011, 7:54 pm
Okay folks. A quick tip here about ways to organize your media when you’re working on different projects on the same hard drive. It requires a little maintenance, but it will work just as well as your current system and provide for an easy ability to manage media at the Finder level. Let’s review by establishing the common Avid MediaFiles folder structure:
February 16, 2011, 7:53 pm
Smith Micro Software, Inc. Productivity and Graphics Group, announced the availability of Poser Debut. Poser Debut allows users to create scenes and add, pose and animate 3D characters. Users can master 3D art and animation with the easy to follow, step-by-step Project Guide.
February 16, 2011, 7:52 pm
This week’s episode of the world’s only interactive talk radio program covering Digital Production, Post-Production and Distribution is filled with information and entertainment designed for the independent filmmaker or industry professional.
Gordon sits down with the Sound Design team (Just nominated for an Oscar) for A Quiet Place. Ethan Van der Ryn and Erik Aadah ...
Gordon sits down with Wyatt Smith to discuss the editing of Mary Poppins Returns and the challenges the film presented him in ...
Gordon sits down with Chayse Irvin to discuss his approach to shooting BlacKkKlansman and his theories about cinematography.
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