Monthly Archives: March 2012

With the $40 iPhone Boom Mic, Your Phone Gets One Step Closer To The Ultimate Pocket Camera

The iPhone Boom Mic is the latest 'gadget' to customize your iphone and make it an always in your pocket B-Camera. Sold by Photojojofor $40 (without shipping), the mic is two directional, needs A4 batteries and is plugged directly to your headphone jack. On a side note the store precises that ...

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By mentorless| 1 Comment | Cinematography and Cinematographers, Directing and Directors, Filmmakers Tools, Personal Buzz
How To Use Green Screens Without A Studio Budget

If Green Screens are common tools in todays TV and Film Productions, they still seem out of reached to indie filmmakers who work on very low to zero budget projects and can't afford to rent a studio, the lights and pay the crew necessary to make the magic happen.But this is changing, and ...

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By mentorless| 1 Comment | Cinematography and Cinematographers, Directing and Directors, Editing and Editors, Filmmakers Tools, Personal Buzz
(Re)Discover George Lucas Pre Star-Wars Short Films

We all know George Lucas for Star Wars (1977-?), some of us are familiar with his first two dramatically different features, THX 1138 (1971) and American Graffiti (1973) but his first shorts and documentaries, as a student first, and Coppola's shadow after, are little known.Lucas' st ...

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By mentorless| No Comment | Cinematography and Cinematographers, Directing and Directors, Documentaries, Editing and Editors, Filmmakers Tools, Films and TV Show
Must Watch: Philip Bloom’s Review of the Canon 5Dmk3

Since Canon has announced its new DSLR, the Canon 5Dmk3, a LOT of reviews, with micro and macro updates have been coming out from pretty much everywhere. Luckily, simpatico DP/Filmmaker Philip Bloom has had his hands on it, shot tests while in New Zealand and did a 17 minute clear and entert ...

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Ender’s Game Movie Production Opens a Tumblr

If you're following me on Twitter you know I have had two very different shootings back to back and now I am editing like a beast, so my apologies for the lack of articles in the last couple of days. I'm enjoying a slow rendering to drop this good news: Enders' Game, the book that we all wish ...

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Game Of Thrones Crash Course

In eight days Game of Thrones Season 2 will finally kick in, and it's actually hard to believe this show is only entering its second season.HBO has worked relentlessly to keep the hype up and was greatly helped by Martin's books, already available to sustain hungry fans and I shared an in ...

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By mentorless| No Comment | Acting and Actors, Films and TV Show, Personal Buzz
Making-Of of the Week: M.I.A.’s “Bad Girls”

Less than two months ago British artist M.I.A. released her new song's music video 'Bad Girls' that quickly became a Youtube sensation, with already more 15 millions views registered.Directed by French filmmaker Romain Gavras (son of...) the video plays with clichés seen in standard Amer ...

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If You Wondered What Is Going on With Project Prometheus: This Is For You

I haven't been able to follow properly the Prometheus campaign this week as it reached its official first level of craziness, but thankfully @antovolk who also puts live updates on a Prometheus dedicated tumblr agreed to write a recap 101.If you have missed the beginning of it all (the ...

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Superbad Table Read (Yes, Acting Is A Real Job)

Table Read is an exercise that is often kept behind closed doors but I wished was part of DVD bonuses when they happen, as it is a great way to see actors at work and learn about the filmmaking overall process.Without the help of props, costumes and locations, actors read and play to an e ...

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How To Go Experimental With a GoPro and a Drill…

Since Solipsist, last week, experimental videos have captured my interest. French product designer and London based, Oscar Lhermitte, attached a GoPro Hero to a drill to create colored circles. Here is what he said about the settings:Instead of making a normal movie, I am tryin ...

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By mentorless| 1 Comment | Animation, Cinematography and Cinematographers, Directing and Directors, Filmmakers Tools