Content Insider #347 - Moviola By Miles Weston Moviola was an early tool used to produce/edit films. It's faster, easier, cheaper today with advanced M&E cinematography solutions, techniques. Just ask the Cloud folks. Different story when you talk to the folks behind the camera and in front of the screen. The pressure is still on to do it faster, better, do it/save it once, keep it safe. The better/lower cost gear and solutions have helped a new breed of pro turn their ideas into visual reality for the world to enjoy. But some things remain the same - lots of talent/patience, no free time, loads of local storage (flash, HD). ...Read More »
AJA Ki Pro Quad and Canon C500 Steer 4K Production for 'Atlas Shrugged: Who is John Galt?' For the final film in the trilogy adaptation of Ayn Rand's novel - "Atlas Shrugged: Who is John Galt?," Independent Producers John Aglialoro, Harmon Kaslow and CoProducer Bernie Laramie, together with Director James Manera and Director of Photography Gale Tattersall, set out to facilitate an end-to-end 4K workflow from capture to finish and on through projection. With lofty production goals and a modest budget, Tattersall and Laramie employed the AJA Ki Pro Quad 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD file-based recorder and Canon EOS C500 camera to capture and record more than 40 hours of 4K ProRes 444 footage shot across Downtown Los Angeles and Malibu over the course of 17 days. ...Read More »
Video: 'Transformers: Age Of Extinction': Things To Know About The Visual Effects By Clip Syndicate Transformers: Age of Extinction — which has already earned nearly $600 million worldwide — marks the fourth title of the franchise and director Michael Bay again turned to Industrial Light and Magic’s VFX supervisor Scott Farrar to lead the VFX effort. It was also Farrar's largest crew, with more than 500 working on the film in the various facilities. On the work itself, Farrar said: “our ability to animate has improved. I think the look and sharpness of characters is better. ...Read More »
Video: 'Transformers: Age Of Extinction': Things To Know About The Visual Effects By Clip Syndicate Transformers: Age of Extinction — which has already earned nearly $600 million worldwide — marks the fourth title of the franchise and director Michael Bay again turned to Industrial Light and Magic’s VFX supervisor Scott Farrar to lead the VFX effort. It was also Farrar's largest crew, with more than 500 working on the film in the various facilities. On the work itself, Farrar said: “our ability to animate has improved. I think the look and sharpness of characters is better. ...Read More »
One Marine's Journey By Miles Weston Over the years tens of thousands of young men and women have returned from war zones with significant physical and mental disabilities. Most adapt to their new life and some don't. Cirina Catania, founder of The Catania Group, has volunteered her time and talent to visually tell their path back and new goals. Her first documentary - still in post production - highlights the path Cpl Kionte Storey, USMC Ret, and best friend, Koja, a Siberian Husky service dog, are taking they hope will lead them to the 2016 International Paralymics. When completed in a few months the documentary will be available online and she hopes to be broadcast with all of the proceeds going to help other returned and returning military personnel. ...Read More »
Harvard Athletics Upgrades Video Production and Streaming Harvard University, a private Ivy League research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is well known throughout the world for its history, influence and prestige. And if Imry Halevi has anything to say about it, Harvard will also be known for its cutting edge athletic video production and streaming capabilities. He began by upgrading Harvard's outdated video infrastructure, and as part of the new system he installed several Blackmagic Design products, including a Compact Videohub router, six ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K switchers, a Micro Videohub router, six UltraStudio Mini Recorders, an ATEM Television Studio and more than 25 Mini Converters. ...Read More »
Q&A With Larry O'Connor - Founder/CEO of Other World Computing We discuss with Other World Computing Founder and CEO Larry O'Connor the issues with memory and storage as the need for larger and faster memory and storage devices explodes. The difference between 4k imagry and HD or NTSC is stunning. So too is the difference in storage needs. From desktop to broadcast, from consumer devices to game development, the need for speed and capacity is becoming insatiable. ...Read More »
300 Rise of an Empire's Historical Inspirations By DMO Affiliate In a new Blu-ray clip, see how the movie's craftsman brought the historical aspects of 300 to life. ...Read More »
300 Rise of an Empire's Historical Inspirations By DMO Affiliate In a new Blu-ray clip, see how the movie's craftsman brought the historical aspects of 300 to life. ...Read More »
PlayStation Now: A Good Idea With A Bad Plan By DMO Affiliate Sony has revealed new details regarding their PlayStation Now Beta pricing scheme. They say that the prices for the service are being set by the content owners themselves, not Sony, which has resulted in some pretty steep costs across the digital rental service. But the real problem may be the entire concept of the model.Game Informer put together a handy chart about the prices of a few different participating games.The service allows for rental for as little as four hours, or up to 90 days. ...Read More »
Between College, Real World There's 4K Intramural By Miles Weston Independent filmmakers are finding it much more affordable today to produce a crowd pleasing film -- low-cost 4K, 5K camera, economic Mac/PC production systems, cloud creative tools, reasonably priced high capacity storage. Of course it also requires a whole lot of talent and that magic something. They all came togetther for the production of Intramural and they're racking up lots of recognition. ...Read More »
Featured Trailer of The Week: Redemption By DMO Affiliate A revenge filled Jason Statham stars in Redemption, available on Blu-Ray & DVD September 24th. ...Read More »
About Last Night "Bond" By DMO Affiliate See a man's bond in the hit film About Last Night on DVD 5/20. ...Read More »
Behind the Scenes of Star Trek: The Next Generation's "Relics" By DMO Affiliate See how the bridge of the classic Enterprise was reconstructed for Scotty's trip to the future on the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Relics." From the brand new Star Trek: The Next Generation - The Sixth Season Blu-ray set! ...Read More »
LEGO Movie: Building a World, Brick By Brick By DMO Affiliate Every last bit of everything in The LEGO Movie is made of LEGO. Watch this exclusive clip from the Blu-ray, releasing June 17th, to watch it all come together. ...Read More »
Video: Sequels Rule Father's Day Box Office, Led By 'Jump Street' By Clip Syndicate Sequels ruled the cineplex this weekend as young cops and a young dragon duked it out at the box office. According to studio estimates from box office crunchers rentrak, 22 Jump Street , the follow-up to the 2012 comedy, scored a surprise win at theaters with $60 million. But audiences were in the mood for a laugh. Since then, moviegoers got a steady diet of action and drama, from the X-Men sequel to Godzilla to Maleficent . ...Read More »
'Pagan Holidays' Transforms from a Small, Independent Project to a True Feature Film Clifton Holmes knows you have to be ready for anything. Just because one opportunity doesn't work out, it doesn't mean you can't leverage what you already have and turn it into an even greater one. It's all about being flexible. It's how he came to direct "Pagan Holidays," the first official project from Basic Elements, a Chicago based entertainment production company aimed at creating reasonably budgeted feature length productions, both narrative and documentary, which Clifton founded in 2012. ...Read More »
Sony Announces White PlayStation 4 As Part Of Destiny Bundle, Coming September 9 By DMO Affiliate After opening its E3 press conference with a new trailer for Destiny, the new shooter from Bungie Studios, Sony announced that the games release would bring with it a bundle featuring a white variant of the PS4. On September 9, gamers will be able to pick up the PlayStation 4 Destiny Bundle, which will pack in a white PS4, a white controller, a copy of Destiny, and 30 days of PlayStation Plus membership, which includes online multiplayer as well access to free games on the PlayStation Store. ...Read More »
Robocop - Blu-ray Deleted Scene By DMO Affiliate Check out a scene that wasn't shown in theaters from this week's Blu-ray release. ...Read More »
Falling Skies: What Makes Cochise Tick By DMO Affiliate Actor Doug Jones and the crew explore the unique alien's motivations in this clip from the Season 3 Blu-ray. ...Read More »
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