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 ‘The iPhone Boom Mic […]
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 thanks […]
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’ style, as a filmmaker, has an unusual curve. His early works are […]
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 entertaining video explaining all the pros […]
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 […]
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 interesting sneak peek […]
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 American bling-bling music-videos and but is set in the most […]
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 TED Talk, the website, the first cipher) check this […]
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 […]
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 trying to get a colour gradient of what the camera is shooting. […]
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