Friday, April 14, 2017

Multichannel audio output in Premiere Pro

This is relevant to my interests.
RedGiant's Denoiser seems to actually work. It can make stuff seem a tad "plastic-y" but that's what you get when you shoot in low-light at 1600 ISO. 

The Art Factory in fabulous Paterson, NJ is simply amazing.

Detonation Films has some dust storms. I'm still trying to get some good sand coming up off of dunes that are far away. Lots of detail. Keyed. Still looking.

I'd like a decent video transmitter for tap. One does need an FCC license for that.
If I'm going to do that I should get an FCC license for wireless microphones
Heck, I may as well get an FAA exemption while I'm at it.


Sunday, April 2, 2017

Lifeform Trailer

Oh and here's the trailer for Lifeform

LIFEFORM Feature Film Trailer from Strangewerks Films on Vimeo.

Lifeform

Brian Schiavo's latest feature, Lifeform, is complete. It has Kate Britton and Virginia Logan in it!

Saturday, March 25, 2017

3rd Reshoots

Karin Rosnizek and BJ Burbidge.
 We shot more than 15 pages today. We recorded just over an hour-and-a-half of footage. Today.
The new hotness is the ArtFactory in amazing Paterson, NJ. A hundred bucks a day/person on set. And like what, 100,000 square feet of stages?
Center is Pilar Gonzalez.
Ashlee Mundy with the repo agents.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

ADR in Premiere

There is some limited auto-align functionality in Premiere Pro. This is relevant to my interests as I have a bunch of ADR I have to do for the Oblivion movie we shot way too long ago.


I have three movies in post-production right now. I used to be able to finish movies so much faster. No more.
The back of the jumpsuit for the character "Boots."

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Closed Captions in Premiere

It turns out that creating Closed Captions is not that hard in Premiere. I mean, it's a pain because you have to make them, but it can totally be done.

That's a big ol' shoutout to Brian Schiavo for turning me onto that.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Filmic Blender

Log space in Blender. I guess it lets us do sunlight better.

https://sobotka.github.io/filmic-blender/


Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Pandora Machine Filmmaking Handbook s01e02 near and far boom


The second lesson on making movies the Pandora Machine way.

The Pandora Machine Movie Handbook

I may blog on "Making Movies the Pandora Machine Way".
Here are YouTube best practices. Basically "make it short."
Of course, you already know that. Not that. That.
That.

You like random notes about things on the Internet? Here's one:

One big decision implied by the new scenes is that the world Vicky describes to Barbara, as she's lying paralyzed, is real. There are drones, and Central Command, the resistance, the Terran Defense Force, the AI, and a new kind of android body. The new scenes all fit in the first half of the current edit, so that the pacing and flow of the second half through the ending are not affected.


Thursday, February 9, 2017

Pandora Machine Handbook -- Finish your movie!



Here's the first episode of The Pandora Machine Handbook -- Making Movies the Pandora Machine Way. It's on finishing, and why you should finish even if you're frustrated.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

10 Best Structured Movies of All Time

I'm not sure I really agree with this list. But it's a pretty good list. I think I would have put The Road Warrior in there.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

How Big is Your Drone?

A drone scale test by Ian Hubert with Sarah Schoofs and Tony Travostino.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Blue Gears

I kind of like this very blue environment for a fairly post-apocalyptic city. I'm thinking I want a semi-apocalypse for our next movie. More "Stalker" than "Mad Max". Like there's a working society in walled cities but there's still a dangerous wasteland. With tele-k's and alien technology.
CG Aircraft Flyby from Steve Burg on Vimeo.

Also, Filmcity makes an even less expensive geared head than the one several posts below. Their DSLR Geared Head is $590.  I believe that other than the weight-bearing differences, the main difference between the DSLR version and the bigger one is the lack of multiple speeds on the cranks. But I will say that having two pan cranks is pretty nice.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Color film was built for white people. Here's what it did to dark skin.

Oh yes, the racism of film stock has been an open secret for years. Yet I think they missed the lede here. Primarily (as shown in the brief Amy Schumer snippet) it's light meters which are racist.



But that doesn't excuse Kodak at all, especially because of the iterative nature of what is labeled "normal" and, you know, white people.
The thing in the Vox video which talks about reds -- I think what they really mean is that the low-density resolution of reds were not so great in negative stocks. Or something like that. Maybe it's in release prints? Hmm... Yes, I'm going to guess that's what they mean. Because, as we all know, humans are all the same color, just with different amounts of saturation.