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When The Smoke Clears!

by: Javia Flemmings on

My Fello Spartans! There is another professional editing software that I cannot fail to mention, In fact, I should call it a complete "finishing" platform for filmmaking. What once was out of range for the average independent filmmakers is finally making its way to newage editors across the globe. Autodesk® Smoke® 2013 video editing software for Mac® combines the nonlinear creative workflow of a video editor with 3D visual effects and post-production tools in a single application. Manage entire projects from first cut to final delivery with the powerful and connected set of video editing and effects tools in Smoke.



Autodesk Smoke 2013 is scheduled to be available in the fall of 2012. if you Purchase an Autodesk Smoke 2012 license with subscription, you will receive Smoke 2013 upon availability as a benefit.
But heres the cool part...
Don't take my word for it, Try it for yourself! (Click the link to sign up)




First Images from The Blackmagic Cinema Camera

by: Alex Flemmings on

Isn't She lovely?

The days seem to be agonizingly long until the guys at Blackmagic Cinema release this attractive piece of gear in the hands of anxious cinematographers. In case you just came back from NASA's Mars/Rover Mission (aka WALL E), then heres what you missed. 

Blackmagic Cinema Camera features a high resolution sensor with wide dynamic range so it’s perfect for independent film, television commercials and episodic television production. DaVinci Resolve software for Mac™ and Windows™ is included so you can work at the highest quality and get the best results. Blackmagic Cinema Camera is both affordable and a complete solution because it includes a built-in recorder and monitoring, so it’s perfect for displacing video-only cameras for work such as sporting events, weddings, music videos and more! 

 So heres " Pieces" of the first footage from this Cinema Camera tests from John Brawley. You can comment directly on the timeline of the video. Tell us what you think!


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The Game Changer

by: Alex Flemmings on

Blackmagic Cinema Camera features an amazing 2.5K image sensor with a wide 13 stops of dynamic range for a true digital film camera. You get a built-in SSD recorder, popular open standard uncompressed RAW and compressed file formats, compatibility with quality EF and ZE mount lenses, LCD touch screen monitoring plus metadata entry, all packed into an exciting hand held design!

Blackmagic Cinema Camera features a high-resolution sensor with wide dynamic range so it’s perfect for independent film, television commercials and episodic television production. DaVinci Resolve software for Mac™ and Windows™ is included so you can work at the highest quality and get the best results. Blackmagic Cinema Camera is both affordable and a complete solution because it includes a built-in recorder and monitoring, so it’s perfect for displacing video-only cameras for work such as sporting events, weddings, music videos and more!

See more INFO and footage at these links.
http://www.cinema5d.com/news/?p=10835

http://www.blackmagic-design.com/products/blackmagiccinemacamera/

C300 has all the Bells and Whistles

by: Alex Flemmings on

Canon C300The Canon C300 is finally starting to ship, and so far the verdict seems to be that C300 = "Awesome" – see the linked video and you’ll get it…  You can also check out my initial review of the camera HERE.  And it’s true – in terms of imaging, the C300 is really quite impressive.  However, you’ll quickly find yourself needing a rig to mount traditional cine/doc accessories to the C300.  The C300 was built as most camcorders are – without much thought to allowing for mounting points for accessories and that remains something that I hope they take into account with their next camera (besides not being able to over crank 60 fps or more at full resolution.

Author: Vincent Laforet, Director/ Cinematographer.

Brand Preservation

by: Javia Flemmings on

Branding is fundamental to distinguishing your product/service from others that may be similar and influence those which are complementary. In branding it is also important that a company does not undermine its product by representing itself below the standards expected or below the standards of its “Class.” The perfect example of this is the new highly acclaimed 3 minute Cartier advertisement production! It has created a major stir among major industry players. Ad Age has reported that it cost approximately $5.3 million to produce excluding the advertisement airtime; and a turnaround time of 2 years from Pre-Production to Final Output.


This high end production does an excellent job of creating nostalgia and an emotional connection with its target audience.  It has excelled at matching its product class with the promotional material it produces. We couldn’t possibly expect a company of Cartier’s caliber to produce a video costing anything less than $5.3 million. Perhaps this ad has opened the market for your company to invest in a short film promotional piece!


Neighborhood Watch

by: Alex Flemmings on

Do you ever get irritated whenever the movie trailers give away too much of the  Story. By the time  you actually watch the movie,  you suddenly realized that they cut every last cool scene together which ends up ruining the experience. I missed the days when trailers actually did their jobs well.  I recently visited the  IMDB website; http://www.imdb.com/list/Ukyzda-4KHI/#play-all and came upon this hilarious trailer. Now thats how you make a trailer! What do you think? Leave a comment directly on the time line while you watch.


The Movie is set to be released July 27, 2012.
 To find out more info about the film, you can visit jointhewatch.com. See IMDB info below

Suburban dads form a neighborhood watch group to get time away from their families, only to discover a plot to destroy Earth.

Director: 

Akiva Schaffer

Writers: 

Seth Rogen (screenplay)Evan Goldberg(screenplay)and 1 more credit »


Welcome to my Blog!

by: Alex Flemmings on

This is the first blog post on our new website.

Feel free to grab a cup of tea and a cookie, put your feet up and take a look around. You'll find heaps of great content and information about my business, and there's plenty of goodies.

I hope you enjoy and be sure to let us know what you think!

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