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I wanted to share a quick 30 second shot from the beach next to LAX.
Caught a helicopter, car and plane. Canon 5Dmkii with a Helios 58mm f2 lens.
The VisionColor picture style (http://vision-color.com/) was applied with
recommended settings: Sharpness +1, Contrast -4, Saturation -2, Color tone -1.
The VisionColor picture was not graded or sharpened for this test.
FilmConvert (http://www.filmconvert.com/) was then applied using 3 Fuji film
stock looks (FJ 8563, FJ Super X 400, FJ Velv 100) with identical settings of:
Camera: Canon 5Dmkii VisionColor
Film color: 100%
Film grain: 100% using 35mm full frame grain.
The clip is played 4 times in a row showing each “look” then a split screen
with all 4 shots in it. FilmConvert creates a very pleasing and authentic film
look in my opinion. Let me know your thoughts!
A couple years ago I was lucky enough to acquire the Steenbeck that once belonged to Orson Welles and his editor Gary Graver. It had languished in a dark, dusty storage unit deep in the San Fernando Valley. It is fully functional and carries the cinematic history of very special hands working magic upon it. I decided to give it a proper home so other filmmakers could at least see the behemoth of analog editing in person. Read more…
2 young skateboarders (Oliver and Cyrus) bought the cork car for $750.
I came home and saw it parked in front of my home in Santa Monica.
I grabbed my Canon 5Dmkii, a Nikon 20mm f2.8 lens and snapped some shots.
Here are the results… (click to enlarge)
When editing any project…there are moments when a visual effect can be applied to help the story be told. These effects can emphasis something to make it more evident, subtly isolate a certain element or blend several assets into one shot. Sometimes these effects are added only as eye candy to add production value to a project. Ideally, you are not adding visual effects to hide mistakes or to cover up deficiencies in the story…but this has been know to happen. (Guilty as charged!) Read more…
Just finishing a whirlwind 4 days at NAB. I was honored to be asked by Adobe to present on their main stage and discuss my experiences cutting with Premiere Pro. It was my first NAB and overwhelmingly awesome is how I would describe it! After speaking in front of hundreds of people for a couple days…it was extra wonderful to meet many other filmmakers who until now, I only knew on the interwebz. Please enjoy my 5 minutes of rambling in the video above…
Here is the outline for my 30 minute presentation. I went with the “kitchen sink” approach and actually hit on almost all the points I laid out. Better more than not enough info! It was a sincere pleasure to get the opportunity to share my experiences with Adobe Premiere CC.
NAB is right around the corner and one of the first big bombs was dropped on April 4th. Adobe announced their Next versions of video and audio tools including: Premiere Pro, After Effects, Audition, Speedgrade, Prelude, Media Encoder and Story.
Combining image and sound to create something more than the individual parts is the definition of film editing. I chose to use vintage news footage of actual deaths and fused it with a remix of music by Jimi Hendrix and Muse. I find the result emotional, disturbing and raw. Is it art or exploitative? Beautiful or morbid? Only you can be the judge of that… NSFW
The online historical archives of British Pathé contain countless news reel films covering war, tragedies, accidents and other historic events. Some of these reports document the last moments of peoples lives. The camera does not lie. Life can be both beautiful and horrible…and sometimes these extremes intermingle in a split second.