fxguide: Future threat/X-Men/Days of Future Past.
Another FX reel, just because.
Vimeo: MPC Godzilla VFX breakdown - sneak peak.
Everyone will enjoy a little Godzilla this afternoon. [‘peak’ - their spelling, not mine. Sic.]
EOSHD.com: Panasonic GH4 Review.
Likely most of what you’re dying to know: “None of the other 4K solutions at the moment including the upcoming Sony A7S are as practical or as affordable as the GH4 for shooting cinematic 4K.”
EOSHD: Best small camera for 1080/60p – Panasonic GX7 and A6000 review.
Of note. Panasonic seems to be making people happy these days.
Youtube/Carpool: Sir Patrick Stewart.
Brilliant hook for doing informal interviews. I need to try this, when folks visit Santa Fe.
Vimeo: Twenty Eight Feet - life on a little wooden boat.
Looks lovely; yet among books I’ve read about longtime sailors, eating fish constantly made them crave land-animal meat to an inordinate degree.
Vimeo: The Last Man on the Moon - Trailer.
Powerful. Jim Lovell’s aged quite a bit since I last saw him (he was a keynote speaker at some shows I was involved in). I suppose my child-memory thinks of these guys as age-proof.
Youtube: F1 car in traffic.
Feels like a stunt (people on the bridge), but still a bit of entertainment.
Messy Nessy Chic: The Great Parisian Waiters Race.
Vimeo: ObliqueFX - REEL 2014.
Sorry, I’m an addict for VFX reels.
Youtube: 3 random strangers make an awesome song.
A smile for today.
CNBC: GoPro gets ready to go public, but is it a good investment?
I was just wondering … remember the Flip video camera? It was all the rage for … two years? Where’d it go? Video is going to be iterating very swiftly over the next couple of years. Very swiftly.
Art of VFX: NON-STOP: VFX Breakdown.
Always interesting to see. I can’t imagine how hard it is for modern actors to deal with the domination of greenscreen. I’d start singing Kermit the Frog’s “It’s Not Easy Being Green” every time I walked into a greenscreen effects studio setup.
PATAKK. Blog of mindbending GIFs.
The Art of VFX: Spider Man 2, the animations.
Still fascinating, even though I’m not an SM fan.
Interesting observations on the Panasonic GH4 (and 4K video) ...
Youtube: Jeff Beck, “Best of Blues”, Blue Wind & You Shook Me.
Couldn’t resist, with Tal Wilkenfeld singing (First time? She got a standing ‘O’.).
AppleInsider: Bentley’s ‘short documentary’ shot on iPhone 5s, edited on iPad Air.
“Everything from automated gimbals to specialized iPhone frames, mounts and steady-cam adapters were used to capture footage.” Even so, watch in fullscreen - damned impressive.
Youtube: Robot and astronaut bid farewell on International Space Station.
ShortcutMapper: Keyboard Shortcuts for Popular Apps.
Lightroom, Blender and Photoshop. So far. Handy! Looks like mouse buttons and gestures will be added to the interface ‘soon’.
Photoshelter Blog: Q+A with A Photo Editor - National Geographic.
Always helpful to hear from the people who do the choosing.
DSLR Video Shooter: 8 Terrible Camera Rig Ideas.
But, but, but … the footage. What does the footage look like? [Heh.] I see this kind of thing as necessary experimentation - so many still photogs are struggling to understand the benefits of a tried-and-true industry-standard ENG rig. I thought the back injuries from older Steadicam models were bad; these things might kill you.
SIGGRAPH 2014/Youtube: Technical Papers Preview Trailer.
Missed this the other day.
Mashable: Heroic Cat Saves Child From Vicious Dog Attack.
I think much better of cats now. I bear many scars from bicycling by skulking, vicious undisciplined ‘driveway dogs’ who don’t have anything to do but contemplate premeditated attacks … and deploy them with limb-threatening accuracy. I bike near a dog in a driveway now, I turn around before I’m in ‘range.’
Youtube: George R. R. Martin Still Uses A DOS Word Processor.
Much Later: I should mention Wordstar was a subject of derision when I first started temping in NYC. The Laniers, Wangs, Amtext-Jacquards and other dedicated word processors of the day had customized keyboards. No multiple-keystrokes required. Wordstar was considered slow and user-unfriendly; only for those folks trying to ‘save money’ over a ‘proper’ word processing system by buying one o’ them newfangled PC’s. Ah, the halcyon days of daisywheel printers and pin-feed paper ...