SciAm: Personal Drones - Are They a Public Hazard?
Fluff again. Please show a video of a drone, sans bladeguards yet using higher performance carbon-fiber blades, impacting something the approximate density of human flesh. They’re like high speed paring knives. Even shuriken.
DSLR Video Shooter: Sony A7s Review.
Of note. Significant pluses ... and significant minuses.
SERoundtable: YouTube Now Lets You Import Your Google+ Videos.
DSLR Video Shooter: Metabones Finally Releases Canon MFT Speedbooster.
List $599. Dat’s a lot o’ bones.
Youtube: World-Renowned Swordsman Takes on Fruit Ninja in REAL LIFE.
An ad, but who could say ‘no’ to watching a skilled swordsman slicing flying fruit?
365/2: 236. The precious gift of rain.
They’re tearing up our road again - gravel on the westbound side. Lots of traffic noise - sorry. [Click through to Flickr to play video.]
Later: Storms breaking up.
DesignYouTrust: GoPro Fetch. Mount a GoPro to your pooch.
You know, might be a really useful tool for search & rescue folks.
Wired: Hyperlapse, Instagram’s New App, Is Like a $15,000 Video Setup in Your Hand.
Youtube: F1 2014 Belgian GP - Huge Crash For Konsantin Tereschenko.
SP Review: Sony a7S used to shoot Chevrolet commercial.
Check the pic. OR ... you could just rent a real professional video camera.
Youtube: Robin Williams Tribute. Another, yes, but very poignant.
Colossal: Artist Creates Digital Life-Forms that Respond to Archival Birdsongs.
Youtube: Mortdecai (2015) - Official Teaser Trailer.
Um ... feels like a one-trick pony. I think I’d rather catch Bean shorts.
fxguide: The VFX of Guardians of the Galaxy.
Spoilers, methinks. But cool stuff within.
... And now we’ve lost Lauren Bacall too.
For most of my adult life, I’ve been a ‘brunette man’, but Lauren was always AOK by me.
Youtube: Top 10 Best CGI Moments from Last Century!
Cool. Notice how it just wouldn’t be the same without the music.
Tangential: I’ve been running across a lot of folks posting ‘how-to’ videos, using completely inappropriate music to intro their vids. Dynamic music, lots of aural ‘movement’ — to be followed by a person talking in a monotone against a blank background. The word ‘appropriateness’ comes to mind.
Atlantic/Video: The Pros and Cons of Living on a Sailboat in the Caribbean.
Appropriate for a summer Friday.
Mashable: A Yellowstone Tourist Crashed a Drone Into One of the World’s Largest Springs.
#^@#%$@$$ The hot springs in Yellowstone rely on very fragile geologic phenomena. It could just calcify over and become part of the spring, or, if heavy enough, could sink and destroy or plug ‘plumbing.’ Trying to fish it out of superheated water, surrounded by fragile calcification, is a major operation. The Yellowstone park service should put up signs with an IM/phone number to report drone sightings immediately.
Art of VFX: Donstroy “Heart of The Capital” - Making of by CGF.
Yeah, I know. But it’s cool. I spent a lot of time modelling in Strata and formz. I miss doing work in formz. I actually created a completely imaginary medical sampling machine that ended up being a prototype for a NJ company. One of my ‘other lives’.
PDN: Up in the Sky - New DJI Drone Ready for Pro Camera Work.
18 minutes of flight time on a breezeless day, six feet off the ground. Ain’t much. But when’s the last time you sat through a ten minute single-shot? Hmmm? 60 seconds is a very long time in the video editing suite.
Civil War Memory: The Problem of Southern Thinking From a Southerner.
DP Review: Hollywood studios strike deal to keep Kodak movie film in production.
Usually, you only see the perfect performances on video. So much painful.