04 May 2010

I’m Waiting

Another great talented Frenchman Julien Taillez has shot this beautiful piece on the Canon 550D or T2i and has provided a great behind the scenes write-up. Fashion and wedding videographers should take note. Read on…

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01 May 2010

For sale: Kenyon KS-4 Gyro

Selling personal Kenyon gyro. It has served me well but am selling because I no longer use my own personal equipment on shoots. Read on…

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30 Apr 2010

Free Magic Bullet Looks “Epic” custom preset

We’re offering a free Magic Bullet Looks custom preset to members of digital cinema foundry. To become a member simply register by entering your email address into the form on the left hand side of the page. I will be sending out an email to members with the hyperlink where you can download the preset to use with Magic Bullet Looks. We’ll continue to offer free great stuff periodically so be sure to register.

Instructions:
1) Become a member of digital cinema foundry by registering using only your email address (form on the left side of this page)
2) Wait to receive email
3) Download “epic_preset.zip” from hyperlink in email
4) Open up Looks Builder, then File–> Open Look file

Now it’s up to you as to how you use the preset, it more than likely will need some tweaking to fit your tastes. Try bringing up the fill light or changing the color of the fill light. Want more diffusion, adjust the size of the diffusion or the amount of glow. Toggle on or off the gradients as needed or adjust their strength. Massage the shadows, midtones and highlights with Lift-Gamma-Gain. Make contrast adjustments with Curves. Dial in saturation to where you want it and apply overall warmth or coolness with Warm/Cool. It’s all up to you.

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29 Apr 2010

LAVAL VIRTUAL AWARDS 2010 show opener

The amazing talented Régis Hervagault of France was charged with creating an opener to the 12th Annual Laval Virtual Awards show. Using the Canon 5D Mark II, mad skills and eye for lighting in color, Régis has produced this extraordinary piece. If you’re interested in shooting fashion or bridals you’d do well to take note. Régis has put together a very comprehensive behind the scenes write-up, that’s our pleasure to bring you. Read on…

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29 Apr 2010

Steve Jobs on Flash

On Apple’s website today, Steve Jobs posted a self-penned letter about the current status of Flash technology and why they won’t adopt it for the iPad, iPhone, etc. So why post a link to this letter on our site? Because I gather that if you are a filmmaker, photographer, etc. many of your websites are encoded with Flash. Read on…

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28 Apr 2010

“City of Lakes” – The Feature

So here it is – the official “City of Lakes” feature. We contacted Kevin a few days ago and now have the ability to show it to you here. Read on…

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28 Apr 2010

ARRI Alexa World Cup

Stargate Studios a California based visual effects house is charged with performing a camera tests from time to time for companies like Sony, Canon and Arri. Their latest test is with the new ARRI Alexa camera, testing low light capability, dynamic range and visual effects integration. They were too busy working on a pilot to provide us a write-up on their results but we have included a “behind the scenes” video of their shoot. Read on…

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27 Apr 2010

Doubt by Robin Schmidt

Our good friend Robin just emailed us this video he shot with the Canon 7D. Looks great and the write up keys in to some interesting pointers about using the 7D. More and more I have noticed people abandoning the 180 degree shutter rule on their outside shoots. Read on…

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23 Apr 2010

Become a member of digital cinema foundry!

Become a member of digital cinema foundry by signing up using our form on the left column using only an email address. You will get email notification when we’ve posted a new article or write-up making it easier to stay up to date with digital cinema foundry plus other exclusive benefits we will be offering members.

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23 Apr 2010

Vincent Laforet on DSLRs for Docs

Dan Chung of dslrnewsshooter.com had a chance to interview Vincent Laforet at NAB and get his take on the dslr movement for shooting documentary work. He has some very personal and interesting insight into its usefullness in what are essentially run and gun situations (a lot of the time). Read on…

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22 Apr 2010

“Somebody To Love” Colorist Feature

The band Stephane & 3G were attracted to talented L.A. colorist Jake Blackstone. The crazy thing is the band hails from the Republic of Georgia (remember that little country bordering Russia) and became attracted to Jake’s work after finding it on Vimeo. Colorist Jake Blackstone shares some insights from the project. Read on…

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22 Apr 2010

NEWS FLASH! NEW HANSON VIDEO!

So I was already in my 20’s when mmbop became the song craze of the year. I confess to enjoying it thoroughly. It was one of those poppy tunes that reminded me of some 60’s boy-band, TV show incarnation. And it had an awesome “summer feel” to it. Perfect “driving” background music. Read on…

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21 Apr 2010

FILMWEB Commercial

I was impressed when I came across director Konrad Aksinowicz’s work. Commercial director from Poland (our thoughts and prayers to his country) directed this entertaining and surprise ending commercial film. He shares with us his thoughts and insights behind the project. Read on…

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19 Apr 2010

‘Habit’ Music Video

From Christopher Ruffell comes this dark edgy music video from the rock band Cole Grifter portraying the seductive nature of addictive substances. With a low budget, yet high production value, Habit has broken into the mainstream. Read on for the making of…

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19 Apr 2010

“The Last 3 Minutes” Behind the Scenes

In the spirit of what we try to bring you here at digital cinema foundry, namely behind the scenes production write-ups. Shane Hurlbut, ASC has put together a behind the scenes video, viewable here and write-up on his blog. Read on…

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