Monday, August 31, 2009
The ROCKET is RED's new accelerator board for decoding, transcoding, de-Bayering and playback of files shot with the RED ONE camera. What is "de-Bayering?" I'm glad you asked!
The simple explanation is that digital video camcorders and digital cinema cameras such as the RED ONE employ a Bayer filter to optimize image capture and compression and emulate the way the human eye perceives chrominance and luminance. The result is that images shot using this filtering process end up with twice as many green pixels as blue or red pixels, and a "de-Bayer" process is required to ensure proper color balance on playback. What's noteworthy about the RED ROCKET is that it does all of that (and more) at breakneck speeds, for not a lot of money. This bodes well for 4K-capable desktop editing machines at even high performance benchmarks with lower costs in the near future.
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Broadcast network CBS will be advertising its fall TV season with a video-chip ad embedded in an issue of Entertainment Weekly.
The September 18 issue of the Time Inc.-owned magazine will feature the first video ad to appear in print, George Schweitzer, CBS marketing president, said Wednesday at a press conference at the company's headquarters here.
Read the full article, or watch video-ad manufacturer Americhip's video on YouTube:
This technology represents the start of what will surely be a future filled with digital video applications of all shapes and sizes.
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
This challenge involves greenscreen compositing and matchmoving. The deadline is Sunday, September 13th. Get started now!
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
The After Effects Output Module Exposed
Monday, August 17, 2009
What's so amazing about it? It compares side-by-side-by side the output of three hype-worthy cameras - the 4k-capable digital cinema RED ONE camera (roughly $20k) and two DSLRs equipped with "movie" modes, the $3500 Canon 5D Mark II and the $2200 Panasonic Lumix GH1. This is the first time I've seen footage from the Panasonic, and the first time I have seen anyone cut together material from a RED with footage from a DSLR. What it shows is that the technology has definitely shifted and this new generation of DSLRs are game-changers in terms of comparing price to image quality.
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Starring Jeff Skiba
Directed / Edited by Daniel Sontag
Writing / VFX by Evan Sprague
Director of Photography Ryan Loveland
This isn't the first time Sprague has written a movie about a hitman in need of a life change. Also check out "After All" from his stint in DVA241.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
With visuals obviously inspired by German expressionism and produced entirely on greenscreen, this is one you need to watch!
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Camera / Production Assistant (day job, August 15th)
Freelance Video Producer, Director of Photography, Videographer
Monday, August 10, 2009
This session will delve into a variety of skills that will help PAs graduate to more skilled positions on the set. Producers from actively hiring projects will be in attendance. This seminar is ideal for anyone with some experience, but who wants more in depth information. Join independent producer/director Joe Gruberman, veteran of four feature films and dozens of shorts and commercials in exploring the ins & outs of movie and commercial production.
August 15, 2009 from 1pm to 4pm
1700 N 7th Ave, #250
Phoenix, AZ 85007
TICKETS: $15 for IFP/PHX members, $20 for non-members
MORE INFO AT: http://ifpphx.org/events/production-assistants-workshop
Friday, August 7, 2009
Music video produced for classes DVA241 Digital Video Production and DVA274 Digital Video Editing by student Bryan Simcox. Summer 2009 Semester.
Music: "Heart of the Sunrise" by Yes.
Thousands of students packed into the meeting room [at SIGGRAPH] to listen to a panel discussion on “Getting a Job in CG” for film, television and/or videogames. The panel included job recruiters, producers and visual effects artists from ILM and LucasArts, Digital Domain, Sony Imageworks, Double Negative, Moving Picture Company and Microsoft Game Studios. The veteran panel laid out some sound advice for the wide-eyed crowd.Read all their great advice here!
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Job Expectations for Video Internship
- Produce bi-weekly videos for You Tube, and Flickr
- Effectively communicate a theme in each video
- Log old footage from the vault
- Work with Marketing on UAT TV projects
- Attend and record approved UAT events and edit them for use
- Should have basic knowledge of shooting, lighting, and editing on AVID
- Have basic knowledge of different camcorders
- Have Fun
Monday, August 3, 2009
Saturday, August 1, 2009