The image above may look like a mistake, but it’s not. Instead, it will help me explain what “shooting log” is all about.
Last time, I talked about how differently a still photographer and a cinematographer may deal with image capture. The photographer usually tries to capture what he sees, but a cinematographer tries to capture as much image... Read more
No matter the camera you shoot with, you have never had as many choices in high-quality glass to mount to it
2018 has been the Golden Era of lenses for digital cinema, mirrorless and DSLR cameras. High-quality glass used to be something that basically Hollywood used for cinema and television and the rest of us got by with high quality yet different class lenses. For me back in the day, it was a Leica Super 16 zoom lens for my Arri SR2 and B4 mount servo zoom... Read more
In a previous post, I quoted someone who dropped off a drive and said, “We shot log.” The term “log” gets used a lot. For some, it means a lot, and for others, it’s just another term they need to use if they want to be considered a professional.
As someone with both still and motion backgrounds, I think it’s interesting how different still... Read more
Last time I mentioned there are times when I don’t know how the footage I’m editing was captured. Specifically, I want to know if there was a particular LUT (Look Up Table) that was used while monitoring on location or one suggested by the Director of Photography (DP) for use in post.
Sometimes the edit software automatically pulls up the right... Read more
It’s surprising how often I don’t know what I’m looking at. Sometimes a hard drive lands on my console and I need to start cutting. My questions about where the content came from often go unanswered or maybe the answer is just an equally unhelpful “we shot log.”
I don’t really think it’s laziness. People are just so busy, or have... Read more
Here are some ideas to make you consider what could happen if you don’t pay attention to keeping your data safe
Over a series of posts (that you can find here and here), I have talked about keeping your footage safe during post. Most discussions on data safekeeping are about multiple location backups and long-term archiving. While all of that is very important, I have concentrated on thinking about data safety during an edit. What would happen if you lost footage... Read more
In part 1 of this post, I differentiated between archiving footage from a shoot and keeping footage safe during post. I wanted to get editors to think about what would happen if you lost your media.
More importantly, consider how media loss could affect the deadline. How long will it take to get back up and operational?
It’s certainly something... Read more
A thoroughly redesigned Apple iPad Pro tops exciting announcements at Apple's latest special event
By Terry Sullivan
Earlier today, in a packed theater at the Brooklyn Museum of Music in New York City, Apple unveiled three new pieces of computer hardware that will no doubt be of interest to anyone involved in creating photos, videos and multimedia. The new products include a new Apple iPad Pro tablet, Air laptop and Mac Mini.
The most prominent for creatives of all... Read more
I recently wrote about my experiences testing out G-Technology’s G-Speed Shuttle SSD and how it offers various RAID configurations. It started a discussion with a colleague about how we each handle our data to make sure it’s there when we need it.
Of course, everybody has their own requirements. And if you’re working on movie, television... Read more
New York City hosted two trade shows at the Jacob K. Javits Center that had a variety of products of interest to filmmakers, DPs and cinematographers
By Terry Sullivan
Blackmagic’s Pocket Cinema Camera 4K
This week, New York City hosted two trade shows at the Jacob K. Javits Center that had a variety of products of interest to filmmakers, DPs and cinematographers. The first was NAB Show New York, hosted by the National Association of Broadcasters and featured some products of note, but most were services focused... Read more
Adobe unveiled a slew of updates to many Creative Cloud apps and launched several new digital-imaging, video and multimedia apps
By Terry Sullivan
Earlier today, Adobe unveiled a slew of updates to many Creative Cloud apps and launched several new digital-imaging, video and multimedia apps, as well. The new updates and releases coincide with Adobe MAX, the company’s annual event taking place in Los Angeles this week. Here are two that will be of particular interest to photographers, filmmakers... Read more
FiLMiC Pro is an incredibly powerful video shooting app for your mobile device taking your camera way beyond its native capabilities
FiLMiC Pro is an incredibly powerful video shooting app for your mobile device taking your camera way beyond its native capabilities. Frame rates from 24p to 240p, resolutions from 720p to 4K, timelapse, audio control, Log capture and so much more make this a must-have app for any filmmaker. You can manually adjust white balance and save presets. Adjust... Read more