Director James Cameron’s long-awaited digital 3D epic raises the technological bar in integrating live action and computer-generated characters
Director James Cameron’s 3D stereoscopic, CG-laden Avatar has some high expectations.
Audio Assist: The Innovative Sound Mixer
Sound Devices introduces its 552 Production Mixer; a five-channel mixer
I’m thinking about purchasing my first mixer for an upcoming multicamera reality- show project.
Production Takes: Where’s The Camera Truck?
A small DSLR handles a large ad campaign
I’ve been working as a DGA assistant director for almost 20 years on projects ranging from indie features to multimillion-dollar blockbusters.
At A Glance: juicedLink CX231
Single-system sound for your video DSLR
In this new era of capturing movies with DSLRs, the Achilles’ heel is definitely sound, with the current crop of video DSLRs all lacking professional sound-recording features.
Going To Battle
Cinematographer Shane Hurlbut, ASC, transforms the Canon EOS 5D Mark II into a moviemaking machine
Explosions, beautiful bikini-clad girls, yachts and Navy SEALs. What else could a man want?
Video Assist: Closed Captioning, Part II
Captioning in high-def takes more planning than you think
The last Video Assist column was the first of a two-part answer where I addressed a question about captioning. I covered some of the issues related to captioning in standard definition because captions in high definition have their foundation rooted in standard definition.
Video Assist: Captions, Part 1
A picture with a thousand words?
While I'm getting a handle on tape formats and online needs, there's one aspect that I really feel like I'm in the dark with—captions. It seems to be a bit of black magic to make them happen.