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Things for Today

I try to keep up with all the new gadgets, programs, tools, equipment, cameras – you name it for film making. I just don’t have the extra time to post them all.

So, this year instead of feeling bad about myself, I’ll just post when I have something AND when I have the time. After all, this site is for me? Right?

“Things for Today” will be the header for whatever I found interesting for that day. Simple, no guarantees, and easy to be successful.

Sound Track Composing

Filmstro: Ryan over at Film Riot reviews the Filmstro|Pro soundtrack composition application. Looks pretty cool to me.

Color Correcting

29 Free LUTS: Premium Beat puts together a list of 29 free Look Up Tables (LUTs). You can never have enough LUTs in your pants!!!

Grading Insights From Colorist Patrick Inhofer: Premium Beat interviews colorist Patrick Inhofer

DavVinch Resolve Tip: Use a Color Chart to Match Your Shots
I have a Spider Pro color matching system and let me tell you, they work.

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This Week’s Things: 08/03/2015

Filmmaking Jobs

 What is this thing: what is a Digital Imaging Technician?
Article Link: http://www.premiumbeat.com/blog/the-evolving-role-of-a-digital-imaging-technician/
Notes: Here’s a good article that discusses the role and responsibilities of a digital imaging technician.

Editing

 What is this thing: Make Clip Replacement Faster in Premiere
Article Link: http://www.premiumbeat.com/blog/premiere-pro-tip-make-clip-replacements-and-revisions-faster-than-ever/
Notes: Short cut tutorial on how to replace clips fast in Premiere.

What is this thing: 8 Audition Tutorials Every Editor Should Watch
Article Link: http://www.premiumbeat.com/blog/8-adobe-audition-tutorials-every-video-editor-watch/
Notes: Audition is a powerful sound editing package and for video editors it can be daunting to get started with. Here are eight tutorials that can help you get started with Audition.

What is this thing: Print Your Own Premiere Pro Keyboard shortcuts
Article Link: http://www.premiumbeat.com/blog/print-your-own-premiere-pro-keyboard-shortcuts/
Notes: Good resource for shortcut memorization.

Color Grading

What is this thing: Premier Pro CC 2015 Lumertri Color Panel
Article 1 Link: http://www.retooled.net/?p=1647
Article 2 Link:http://nofilmschool.com/2015/06/premiere-pros-new-lumetri-color-panel-super-powerful-intuitive
Notes: This is a great time in the NLE market. Adobe and Davinci are putting more and more features into their products to win the heart and minds of the film and video makers. Here’s a 16 minute tutorial on the new Lumetri Color Panel in Premiere Pro CC 2016.
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Filming Techniques

What is this Thing: 7 Hollywood Camera Techniques
Things Type: Educational
Linkhttp://www.premiumbeat.com/blog/7-iconic-hollywood-cinematography-techniques/
Notes: The Dolly Zoom (Trombone Shot), The Low Angle Trunk Shot, Dutch Angle, The Close Up, The Whip Pan, One Point Perspective, Long Tracking Shots

Equipment Review

What is this Thing: Self Leveling Ball Head Adapter
Things Type: Equipment – Tripod
Product Link: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00MVNBTDG
Product Review: http://dslrvideoshooter.com/tripod-leveling-base-review/
Notes: Although I don’t own one of these at the moment I will be buying one for one of my older tripods that don’t have a leveling ball.image

Visual Special Effects

What is this Thing: 8 Ways to Create Digital Distortion in After Effects
Things Type: Educational
Link: http://www.premiumbeat.com/blog/8-ways-to-create-digital-distortion-in-after-effects/
Notes: Sometime you need to distort your footage to tell the story. This article discusses eight ways to do it.

Stock Video Effects

imageWhat is this Thing: Video Effects
Things Type: Stock Video Effect
Link: https://digitalfilms.wordpress.com/2015/07/10/rampant-design-tools-2/
Notes: I don’t buy stock effects or stock video unless I really have a need and then I go out and look through available content. Although I have to write down suppliers so that I can review their type of work so when the need arises I can go and find what I need.

Lens Basic

What is this Thing: Basics of Focal Length
Things Type: Tutorial on focus lengths
Linkhttp://nofilmschool.com/2015/07/basics-focal-length
Notes: A little goofy, basic description of focal length.
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Video of the Week

Portal– a short film by Ryan Connolly and his Film Riot team created this short film to show off the abilities of the Hit Film editing application.
Short Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6znipZ9dK9A
Making of: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Js0638735ck
Aerial Foot and Sound Design How To: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0I5YYqtYoE

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This Week’s Things: 07/27/2015

Video Storage

 What is this thing: How much storage will I need for a video project?
Article Link: http://www.echomist.co.uk/software/StorageCalculator.html/
Notes: A friend of mine is going to be shooting a low-budget feature on a Red Epic and needed to know how much storage he needed. I told him there’s an answer for everything on the Internet and sure enough I found a nifty calculator someone created. It looks pretty close just doing some tests.image

Editing

 What is this thing: Make Clip Replacement Faster in Premiere
Article Link: http://www.premiumbeat.com/blog/premiere-pro-tip-make-clip-replacements-and-revisions-faster-than-ever/
Notes: Short cut tutorial on how to replace clips fast in Premiere.

What is this thing: 8 Audition Tutorials Every Editor Should Watch
Article Link: http://www.premiumbeat.com/blog/8-adobe-audition-tutorials-every-video-editor-watch/
Notes: Audition is a powerful sound editing package and for video editors it can be daunting to get started with. Here are eight tutorials that can help you get started with Audition.

What is this thing: Print Your Own Premiere Pro Keyboard shortcuts
Article Link: http://www.premiumbeat.com/blog/print-your-own-premiere-pro-keyboard-shortcuts/
Notes: Good resource for shortcut memorization.

Color Grading

What is this thing: Premier Pro CC 2015 Lumertri Color Panel
Article 1 Link: http://www.retooled.net/?p=1647
Article 2 Link:http://nofilmschool.com/2015/06/premiere-pros-new-lumetri-color-panel-super-powerful-intuitive
Notes: This is a great time in the NLE market. Adobe and Davinci are putting more and more features into their products to win the heart and minds of the film and video makers. Here’s a 16 minute tutorial on the new Lumetri Color Panel in Premiere Pro CC 2016.
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Filming Techniques

What is this Thing: 7 Hollywood Camera Techniques
Things Type: Educational
Linkhttp://www.premiumbeat.com/blog/7-iconic-hollywood-cinematography-techniques/
Notes: The Dolly Zoom (Trombone Shot), The Low Angle Trunk Shot, Dutch Angle, The Close Up, The Whip Pan, One Point Perspective, Long Tracking Shots

Equipment Review

What is this Thing: Self Leveling Ball Head Adapter
Things Type: Equipment – Tripod
Product Link: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00MVNBTDG
Product Review: http://dslrvideoshooter.com/tripod-leveling-base-review/
Notes: Although I don’t own one of these at the moment I will be buying one for one of my older tripods that don’t have a leveling ball.image

Visual Special Effects

What is this Thing: 8 Ways to Create Digital Distortion in After Effects
Things Type: Educational
Link: http://www.premiumbeat.com/blog/8-ways-to-create-digital-distortion-in-after-effects/
Notes: Sometime you need to distort your footage to tell the story. This article discusses eight ways to do it.

Stock Video Effects

imageWhat is this Thing: Video Effects
Things Type: Stock Video Effect
Link: https://digitalfilms.wordpress.com/2015/07/10/rampant-design-tools-2/
Notes: I don’t buy stock effects or stock video unless I really have a need and then I go out and look through available content. Although I have to write down suppliers so that I can review their type of work so when the need arises I can go and find what I need.

Lens Basic

What is this Thing: Basics of Focal Length
Things Type: Tutorial on focus lengths
Linkhttp://nofilmschool.com/2015/07/basics-focal-length
Notes: A little goofy, basic description of focal length.
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Video of the Week

Portal– a short film by Ryan Connolly and his Film Riot team created this short film to show off the abilities of the Hit Film editing application.
Short Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6znipZ9dK9A
Making of: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Js0638735ck
Aerial Foot and Sound Design How To: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0I5YYqtYoE

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The NAB 2015 Equipment-Feast!

The North American Broadcaster Association annual Las Vegas extravaganza has come and gone. I haven’t had the joy of attending a NAB yet. I usually find walking around for hours on end and not being able to buy 99% of the coolness would drive me crazy. So, I sit in the comfort of my chair and surf for hours on end looking at all the reviews and being driven crazy that I can’t buy 99% of the stuff I see! I know, the definition of LOONY. 😉

Lots of coolness at NAB again this year. Let us start out with…

Cameras

image Canon C300 Mark II
Product Link: http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/professional/products/professional_cameras/cinema_eos_cameras/eos_c300_mark_ii
Notes: Canon has upgraded their C300 first generation and added 4K amongst other features. One nice features is that the C300MII will record 4K internal via CFast cards. CFast is not a cheap investment though. However, for run-and-gun you now have to option of 4K on a small form factor camera without a bulky external monitor/recorder. The draw back is that Canon has priced this camera firmly in the professional level with a street price of $ 15,999.00

image Red Weapon
Product Link: http://www.red.com/products/weapon-dragon
Notes: Red’s “4th” generation camera package. Red surely will be credited with the digital revolution for filmmakers. This next incarnate builds on the Dragon sensor and adds more flexibility to the camera body and more importantly a 8K, full frame (Vista Vision), 40mm x 20mm CMOS sensor.

image Blackmagic URSA Mini
Product Link: https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/blackmagicursamini
Notes: For $ 2,995.00 this is another great announcement from Black Magic for the budget minded filmmaker. I would have preferred ND filters to be included, but for the price, you can deal with having to have a matte box or a ND filter for your lens. Althought $ 2,995.00 is the bare bones price, you can expect to add another $ 500.00 to make the camera complete with shoulder mount and v-lock battery plate. As a bonus, you get a complete copy of DaVinci Resolve ($ 995.00 value).

image Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera
Product Link: https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/blackmagicmicrocinemacamera
Notes:

Not to be outdone by Blackmagic, Blackmagic also announced a cool little remote control 16mm micro cinema camera. At just $ 995.00 it has a lot of options for use. The small form factor will allow it to be used on aerial platforms and in situations where a small package is highly desirable. For me the Micro Four Thirds lens mount is an issue as I don’t have any equipment to support that format.

image Panasonic AG-DVX200
Product Link: Ha, can’t find one.
Notes: I have a HMC-150 and absolutely love it. Yes, it is old technology and was a entry level professional camera. But, I tell you this – for run and gun and live events it provides very nice HD images and hasn’t given me one minute of issues. With all the latest camera developments it seems like Panasonic is in lala land. Sure, they have Lumix line of cameras and those are incredible for their price. Panasonic has introduced the DVX200, which looks great for certain use-cases. The cost is anticipated at $ 5,000 bucks.

image JVC GY-LS300 4K Micro Four Thirds
Product Link: http://pro.jvc.com/prof/attributes/features.jsp?model_id=MDL102318
Notes: Again, for me, the 4/3’s mount system is a deal breaker since I’ve invested in EF and E-Mount lens. However, the big announcement at NAB is that JVC has dropped the prices for this camera to the $ 4,300 dollar range. There are a lot of camera options out there now at unbelievable price ranges.

Gimbal

image DJI Ronin “M”
Product Link: http://www.dji.com/product/ronin-m/feature
Notes: This is a smaller, lighter and cheaper version of the Ronin that came out last year. At $ 1395.00 this gimball will support packages up to 8lbs., which covers a lot of camera packages.

Aerial Platform/Drone

image 3D Robotics Solo
Product Link: http://3drobotics.com/solo/
Notes: I have a DJI Phantom II with a GoPro 4 and love the images I get. This quad copter/drone from 3D Robotics has more flying features and video downlink features and for the all-in price of $ 1399 it is one of the better deals going for a GoPro platform.

Monitor

image LG 31MU97-B 4K DCI Display
Product Link: http://www.lg.com/us/monitors/lg-31MU97-B-4k-ips-led-monitor
Notes: There are cheaper professional 4K monitors and there are more expensive ones. This one from LG claims a 99.5% Adobe RGB colour gamut. At a street price of $ 1,295 this monitor is getting good reviews.

Software

Adobe Creative Cloud NEXT
Product Link: http://creativecloud.adobeevents.com/ccnext/#/od-video/full
Premium Beat’s coverage of the major updates: http://www.premiumbeat.com/blog/video-editors-rejoice-adobe-unveils-creative-cloud-next/
Notes: I am a Adobe crack product addict. Yea, I think for the price even the Creative Cloud subscription is a deal. You get so many products that are category leaders. If you’re making money in the film/video business the Creative Cloud product suite is a set of tools that you simply can’t go wrong with.
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DaVinci Resolve 12
Product Link: https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/davinciresolve
Notes: I’m just getting into using Resolve. The great thing about Resolve is each version has “lite” version that is free to download and use. Usually a light version is, well, light on the features. But Blackmagic doesn’t do that with Resolve. Most filmmakers can get along with the free version. Over the past three years Blackmagic Designs has slowly increase DaVinci from a color grading/correcting software package to a more full featured correcting and editing solution. Resolve 12 boast 80 new features including multi-cam editing, media management tools, new audio engine. Here’s a “What’s New” video from Black Magic: https://vimeo.com/124839943image

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LUT’s for The Beginner

Updated (July 8th, 2015):  Veteran Cinematographer and avid teacher of the cinematography arts, Shane Hurlbut has posted a free, four part tutorial on how to create 3D luts using DaVinci Resolve. Additionally, he has many of his custom made LUTs for sale on the site for a very reasonable price.

image How to Create 3D LUTs: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4

In today’s world of cinematography learning how to light is a long journey, learning how to RUN a camera is  long journey. As difficult of a task those can be, learning how your footage goes from the camera to the screen is a long journey filled with a lot of technical jargon and intermediate steps.

Shooting what I call “natural sight” footage is what we start to do as camera operators. We know what the footage will look like because it looks like what you basically are seeing naturally with your eyes in the viewfinder.

Then, if you are lucky, or unlucky, you get a nice fancy camera that can shoot in a flat or log format. Most higher end cameras do this to help capture more dynamic range (ratio between the largest and smallest possible values of color and brightness).

With this benefit a price has to be paid. The price for dynamic range and more control in post is learning how to process the footage in post – funny how the truth sounds so obvious. For the DP’s who work on bigger budget projects, they have the advantage of a colorist working on the project. For us smaller independents we have to learn how to process the SLOG/flat footage.

With all that, it looks like LUTs are the first thing to understand – look up tables.

Jay Friesen gives a high level overview of a what LUTs are: http://nofilmschool.com/2011/05/what-is-a-look-up-table-lut-anyway

Andy Shipsides over at the AbelCine website wrote a good article on applying LUTs to Log Footage in FCP, Premiere, Avid and Resolve: http://blog.abelcine.com/2012/06/21/applying-luts-to-log-footage-in-fcp-premiere-avid-and-resolve/
He then did an update here: http://blog.abelcine.com/2014/02/18/an-updated-guide-to-applying-luts-to-log-footage/
Abelcine has an online workshop on creating “on set” LUTs

Learning the history helps to learn the principles. LUTs are used to view SLOG footage. Mike Most pens an article telling us what a Log Is… and Isn’t: http://mikemost.com/?p=243
Mike writes about Understanding Log Grading since you now know what a Log is – and no, it’s not that thing you flush down the toilet every morning! 😉 – http://mikemost.com/?p=251
Here’s a good Arri article on Arrie LUTS: http://www.arri.com/camera/alexa/learn/log_c_and_rec_709_video.html

Casey Faris uses cute little cats to explain the whole affair, plus a whole lot more, more than you ever wanted to know!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgL1Z7tsBz8&list=PLnLRZNxrwwEK1pncdNdAmWwEyzjSZOBpzhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgL1Z7tsBz8&list=PLnLRZNxrwwEK1pncdNdAmWwEyzjSZOBpz

Applying LUTs to Log footage…

I’m a practical guy. It is one thing to understand the concept. It is another to actually execute against the concept. For me, I like doing. I like playing with software and hardware. I enjoy exploring the details and when I can’t figure something out, I’ll pick up the manual or hit by best friend Google…  For me, I have an FS700 with an Odyssey 7Q and have been mainly shooting REC 709 with it. Now’s the time to learn to use the SLOG2 feature and learn how to color correct it. Since I use Premiere for editing I’ll search for those.

Here’s a nifty tutorial on how to apply a LUT in Premiere CC ‘14: http://nofilmschool.com/2013/06/lumetri-create-custom-looks-in-premiere-speedgrade
This article has two links to YouTube videos that explain how to use Premier’s Lumetri Effect and how to create custom looks.

Creating LUTs

For me, and let’s be clear, me is all that matters ;-), the easiest way to learn, manage and work with LUTs within Premiere, my editor of choice, is to use Lumetri or Red Giant LUT Buddy or the free version of Davinci Resolve (LUT export is built into the product). I’m much better at working with Premiere and Red Giant than withi Resolve. Although, I’m slowly picking up Resolve.
Here’s a great review of LUTs and using LUT Buddy: http://news.doddleme.com/equipment/red-giant-shooter-suite-review-part-2-lut-buddy/
Here’s a good video tutorial on installing and using LUT Buddy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bo2_hAZpJV0

Buying LUTs, Acquiring LUTs

Why go through the hassle of learning about LUTs or creating LUTs when you can buy or otherwise acquire them? That’s a question you’ll have to answer when you’re all alone on the porcelain throne – just kidding.
Actually, I think learning by looking at what other people have done is one of the best ways to educated yourself. With LUTs there’s going to be more and more people creating LUTs and then either giving them away or selling them. Go out and get a few, play with them, manipulate them and create your own!
Here, Casey Faris gives a great tutorial on how to use LUTs within Premiere Pro utilizing Lumetri: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvjHqNlrCJw
Here, James Miller discusses LUTs and has for sale some of his LUTs and he even will do custom LUTs for you if you’re really pinched for time!
LUT discussion: http://philipbloom.net/2015/03/22/luts/
LUTs for sale: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvjHqNlrCJw

Ground Control coloring has a whole lip-smacking website full of coloring information, products and freebies! There’s a bunch of free LUTs there to get you started – http://www.groundcontrolcolor.com/free-luts.html

Now that’s a lot of information – hope you have fun learning LUTs and improving your footage!

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This Week’s Things: 3/2/2015

Cinematography

image What is this Thing: Focus Pulling
Things Type: Noam Kroll on focus pulling for the low budget filmmaker.
Link: http://www.premiumbeat.com/blog/3-hacks-shooting-without-a-focus-puller/
Notes: Focus pulling is an art by itself. A great focus pull makes your image look like it should. A bad focus pull makes your image look like shit. Noam gives three “hacks” for the low budget filmmaker.

Special FX

What is this Thing: Green Screen
 Things Type: Tutorial > Green Screen
Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OH8TWTt51W8&feature=player_detailpage
Notes: IYou can never watch too many tutorials on Green Screening until you have a flawless shot using a green screen. The Basic Filmmaker does a pretty darn good 23 minute tutorial. He also has a pretty darn good collection of tools needed and links to buy them. Now you don’t have any excuse not to do great green screen shooting!image

Color Correcting/Grading

What is this Thing: LUTs – Look Up Table
 Things Type: Tutorial > LUTs
Link 1: https://vimeo.com/120318153
Link 2: http://www.motionvfx.com/mplugs-68.html
Link 3: http://www.premiumbeat.com/blog/understanding-luts-in-color-grading/
Link 4: http://www.premiumbeat.com/blog/color-grading-tutorial-luts-in-davinci-resolve/
Notes: Yes, it can be confusing to pick up all the technical jargon tossed around these days with video and film production. Take for instance the work “LUT”! If you ever get into the nitty-gritty job of color correcting and grading you’ll most likely have to deal with determining what LUT you want to use. Here are some links to learning more about LUTs. Link 1 is a 3 minute tutorial on what a LUT is and what it does. Link 1 is a product of 30 LUTs you can buy to use in the post production process. Link 3 is a blog that covers LUTs in more details and has a lot of resources that help you get started in using LUTs. Link 4 is about using LUTs in Davinci Resolve.

Music Video of The Week

What is this Thing: Herschel’s MV Pick of the Week
Things Type: Music Video
Link:https://vimeo.com/115180533
Notes: I’m really digging Ash von Chamier’s music videos. Of course it doesn’t hurt that he’s got a Sony FS700. I like his color gradings and it seems that he has a real good nack of picking artists that have good music. This is just another really good looking and sounding music video. Ash’s Vimeo channel is here – Ash von Chamier.

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This Week’s “Things” – Week of 1/26/2015

Films/Projects on The Internet

What is this Thing: Amazing Low Budget Film – Anomalyimage
Things Type: Short Film and Interview with Producer
Short Film Link: http://vimeo.com/115329271
Link: http://noamkroll.com/the-indie-film-anomaly-just-took-the-internet-by-storm-learn-how-the-filmmakers-pulled-it-off-with-my-interview-with-producer-jens-jacob/
Notes: Noam Kroll interviews Anomaly producer Jens Jacob on the ins and outs of bringing the short film Anomaly the small, small screen.

image What is this Thing: Star Trek, the original series, Fan Project
Things Type: Fan Film/Project
Link: http://www.startrekcontinues.com
Notes: I sent and email out to my friends and the title of the email was “Fan film gone all crazy and shit.” I’m not exaggerating here. The team that is doing this has nailed the look and feel of the original series. They’ve even managed to get some famous actors from the Star Trek world to participate. Worth looking into!!

Show Running

What is this Thing: How To Create a TV Show from the Ground Up
Things Type: How to… TV Show
Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIdZEZ2rCo4&x-yt-ts=1421914688&x-yt-cl=84503534#t=164
Notes: This is a long video, but a good one. Join Jay Kogen (THE SIMPSONS) as he interviews Chris Brancato (FIRST WAVE), Doug Ellin (ENTOURAGE), Andrew Marlowe (CASTLE), Margaret Nagle (SIDE ORDER OF LIFE) and Larry Wilmore (THE BERNIE MAC SHOW) at a Writers Guild Foundation event.

Equipment

image What is this Thing: Sony FS7 Camera Review
Things Type: Equipment Review
Link: Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6xfOmTxXzw
Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6M7upQVWRPM
Notes: The Camera Store TV does a review of the Sony FS7.

imageWhat is this Thing: C100 Mark II Camera Review
Things Type: Equipment Review
Link: http://revision3.com/filmriot/c100-vs-c100-mark-ii/
Notes: Film Riot does a review of the C100 Mark II.

What is this Thing: Moza 32Bit 3 Axis Gimball
Things Type: Equipment imageAnnouncement
Link: http://www.supamods.com/product/moza-3-axis-gimbal-system/
Notes: It seems that a new 3-Axis gimbal is coming on the market ever month and here’s another one. It is good to see that the prices are dropping on these gimbals as the market becomes more competitive. This gimbal is priced at $2,245.00 and can support up to a 10lb. camera.

What is this Thing: Prime Lenses for the “up and coming” professional
Things Type: Lens Equipment
Link: https://matthewduclos.wordpress.com/2013/07/11/2013-cine-prime-lens-buyers-guide/
Notes:
Let’s face it… aspiring Cinematographers realize at some point that to get really great images, you have to have 1) skills 2) a camera and 3) great optics! Bumping up to the cine-primes is a big cost – more than or equal to the cost of a really good camera! Unlike cameras, the lens’s will be a lifetime investment. Matthew Duclos reviews cine-primes for the beginner! 😉Cooke Mini S-4i • Zeiss CP.2 Compact Prime • Canon CN-E Prime

Editing

What is this Thing: The “Rule of Six” in Film Editing by Walter Murch
Things Type: Editing
Link: http://vimeo.com/13583958
Notes: In this short, three minute video, Walter Murch (Oscar winning Editor and Sound Designer) discusses his six rules of video editing.

Camera Techniques

imageWhat is this Thing: 5 Easy Camera Tricks
Things Type: Camera Techniques
Link: Quick Tips- 5 Easy Camera Tricks! – Film Riot
Notes:
Film Riot, Ryan Connolly goes through 5 easy camera tricks that add production value with little cost or effort.

Color Correcting/Grading

What is this Thing: Using the blend mode in Adobe Premiere Pro
Things Type: Color Correcting
Link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7IEdehRjX9A&x-yt
Notes: Good 8 minute video that covers the blend mode in Premiere Pro. The techniques covered might help you recover an over-exposed shot. No, I did not just say “fix it in post.” What I said is that IF you need to fix it in post, this technique “might” save you – might.

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