Youtube: The OceanMaker.
Mashable: Drone carrying bottle of radioactive material lands on Japanese PM’s office.
And the drone paranoia will turn to ‘11’ ...
Youtube: Spring at Kew Gardens - see the gardens come alive.
I’m dying laughing at the sound effects.
Foxtrot Alpha: This Amazing First Person View Shows Every Move It Takes To Fly A P-51.
The new Star Wars trailer dominates the ‘net today.
The first original film caught my imagination while I was graduating high school. My college buds and I, later that year, sat through like twelve consecutive showings. The two followups left me cold; similar to The Matrix trilogy, they never approached the promise of the first film (IMHO). [Going against the prevailing currents - I hear The Empire Strikes Back is now considered the best of the three.] I’ve not seen the second trilogy, nor have I ever heard an abiding reason to do so.
However, for those about ten years my junior, and even younger - wow, man. The level of enthusiasm is incredible for such basic little trailers. More power to you. Harrison Ford always stole the scenes, as far as I’m concerned ... and looks like he’ll be doing so again. Of course I’ll go watch these as they come out. This first one better knock our socks off.
DWB: Convert Video to GIF.
ffmpeg is your friend.
Digg: Jennicam And The Birth Of ‘Lifecasting’.
Another early web story most tech journalists remain unaware of. Even after weblogs got popular, many felt having a weblog alone was exposure enough. We’d point at Jennicam, and ask, “Would you ever do that?” “Hell no!” Yet here we are. Facebook. Twitter. Snapchat. Periscope. Anil’s comment at the coda is perfect. Thanks, Curt on G+.
EOS HD: Canon 5D Mark IV “will be 1080p” with Canon LOG.
“Coming from such a position of dominance in video with the 5D Mark II and 7D in 2010-12, how have Canon allowed so many competitors to even get a foot in the door, let alone bust it wide open?” We *all* wonder that.
Youtube: 1. Squash & Stretch - 12 Principles of Animation.
I learned these a long, long time ago from Eli Bauer (of Terrytoons fame, though his talents went far beyond). And Paul Krukowski, a fantastic Polish animator. Sitting through these twelve videos will also give you a leg up when editing videos in general.
AppleInsider/First look: Beastgrip Pro lens adapter platform for Apple’s iPhone.
iPhone does decent video, within a narrow range. This extends the capabilities a bit.
Vimeo/Staff Pick: The Reinvention of Normal.
I adore this.
Nat’l Journal: Jeb Bush’s Team Is Taping His Private Events ‘As Much As Possible’.
Alison Turner: My Favorite Travel Apps.
Recommends from someone who travels a great deal and actually uses these.
EOSHD: Magic Lantern run Linux OS on Canon DSLRs.
“Magic Lantern just turned your 5D Mark III into a desktop computer.” HAH. Will some wag will try to install Open Office next ... ?
Embedly Blog: Twitter’s got a New Harassment Problem — Periscope.
“Periscope and other public live streaming apps have a battle to fight and a social responsibility. The ability to type hate and see an immediate physical, emotional response is the ultimate tool for a tormentor.” I’ve been seeing Periscope recommended by various niche talking heads for the last week. I was about to download, when I ran across this. Seems you need to be careful with your settings - they’re defaulting to ‘too open.’
AE Scripts/Plugins: Tickler.
Could be very handy when you don’t have time/budget to do a full-on animation.
I think I felt the Earth shake a little.
Youtube: Showing IKEA print to art experts.
Like putting oenophiles on the spot.
Youtube: Guardians of the Galaxy ‘Rocket Reel’.
The motion-tracking and a bit of the creation of Rocket.
Youtube: The new Air France safety demo video.
A smidge cloying, wouldn’t you say? Though I’m sure it serves to distract from long taxi journeys to the runway.
500px ISO: Watch Eight Photoshop Masters Try to Use Photoshop 1.0.
What they miss ... besides skilled work with channels ... is that PS 1.0’s “Save as ...” allowed us to move art from better creative programs to other creative programs, on other platforms. The market wasn’t a one-stop-shop as it is today. PixelPaint 8, for instance. Rio (on Targa/Vista/NuVista systems). Macromedia Director. My beloved TVL. And more. We’d use the early macro programs [Quickeys or earlier software] on top of the early PSs to do the channel work to create nice drop shadows quickly.
Motherboard: The FAA Says You Can’t Post Drone Videos on YouTube.
Must’ve been one of those Washington folk who’ve only sent two emails in their lives ...
Youtube: Guardians of the Galaxy ‘Knowhere Reel’.
“We built Knowhere, our most complicated environment to date, for Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy and then staged a dog-fight that explored every inch of it. Here we’ve linked up all our shots in the 4-mile wide and 1.2 billion polygon world.” Holy crap. I used to be impressed at a hundred thousand polygons, in Strata days.
Rent drones. NYC-only, it seems.
VideoMaker: Video Production Nightmares - How One Mistake (almost) Ruined My Shoot.
Use a checklist, and always run a test. Rather than run everything on my primary, I’ll always shoot a spare sequence on my backup. You want to leave with multiples - not just the one, supposedly-good take.