Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Your Film Movie Camera Is Not a Story-Teller

Your Film Movie Camera Is Not a Story-Teller
This article tickles me, I love it!

Cameras Don't Make Movies People Do

Remember, you are a Story-Teller, That is your Filmmaking Function.
Cameras are Cool Tools, but only in support of Telling your Story.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Film Producers Wasting Time, Money and Paper on Non-Compliant Film Financial Projections

Film Producers Wasting Time, Money and Paper on Non-Compliant Film Financial Projections

This blog post is horrifying. It is entirely possible to spend a great deal of time to get Film Financial Projections which are completely a waste of time, money and paper.

The article is by Mr. John Cones, and its warning is clear and factual. I urge Producers with film projects to turn to him for information, as he is a fount of reliable content on the topic.

Sam Longoria

John Cones

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Thursday, February 09, 2012

Watch Raiders Of The Lost Ark

Watch Raiders Of The Lost Ark

I was present at ILM once upon a time,
 a guest of my friend and mentor Richard Edlund ASC, when they were shooting "Raiders Of The Lost Ark."

The day of the film's premiere, I attended a theatre screening of it, and was married in a hot-air balloon. That's an adventure!

Later, I bought a movie theatre, and ran that wonderful movie, for much of that year, in it.

I went on to work in Hollywood, with Richard and many of the "Raiders" visual effects team, on "Ghostbusters" and other movies.

I have met Steven Spielberg and George Lucas and Harrison Ford, and lots of those guys, and I love "Raiders Of The Lost Ark!"

Nothing could have prepared me for Jamie Benning's wonderful treatment of the film, in his "Filmumentary" movie, "Raiding The Lost Ark." It is GOOD.

KOSU article about "Raiding The Lost Ark."

NPR article about Jamie's filmumentary.

Benning turns "Raiders" on its head, inserting new angles and making-of footage and interviews and commentary, from remarkably unlikely sources.

You would think this would be distracting or detrimental to your viewing experience, but NO. It is a whole new experience, and quite a good one.

Take it from this jaded Hollywood Visual Effects Man and Filmmaker and Movie Theatre Owner: Set some time aside, and watch this movie. Do it NOW.

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Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Nikon D800 - DSLR Essentials

Nikon D800 - DSLR Essentials 
I'm a Nikon man, but even I admit it - 
Canon's had the lead for a while, over Nikon. Canon's DSLRs shoot HD, and are state-of-the-art. Such bloody good cameras.

Well, Nikon's now thrown its weight behind this competition, and has raised the bar. There is some incredible Nikon DSLR hardware arriving. Quite the jump to 36.3 Megapixels, for one thing.

Take a look at some of this footage. 

Let me know what you think of it, and check out the Nikon D800 DSLR.

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