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Keeping a Film Look While Shooting in Low Light
Indie Drama "Hero of the Underworld" Shot with Blackmagic Cinema Camera
Keeping a Film Look While Shooting in Low Light
"Hero of the Underworld" is about redemption. And it takes viewers from high class life to the seedy world of drug dealers and drug dependence. The film is both literally and figuratively showing viewers the dark world of drug life.The characters in "Hero of the Underworld" exist in a dark world, but they also needed to be shown in stark, visible detail. DP and Director of the film John Vincent needed to toe the line of working with a limited lighting package while still keeping every expression of the actors visible. To do this, he chose to shoot "Hero of the Underworld" with the Blackmagic Cinema Camera and grade it using DaVinci Resolve. Read More

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Content Insider #399 - Everyone Sells
Content Insider #399 - Everyone Sells
Raise your hand if you've been out in the field with your sales team making sales calls. Wait why should you? Your job is engineering, accounting, product design, service/support, marketing/communications you don't have to do sales too. Sorry but you do. We're all selling something to your boss, to a customer, to someone you work with, to an editor/analyst, to some government official, to your significant other, to your kids (that's a tough one). You're constantly selling because if you aren't you're the sellee. Sure sometimes you have to be the purchasor but even then do it so you sell yourself on buying it or the seller that you're leading the process. Read More
Case Study:
SSD Speeds Project
SSD Speeds Project
Getting your big break in the music and acting industry is usually a long, hard process that requires just the right connections and a fair amount of luck. Sklyer Reed found there was another option - Indiegogo - when she met and connected with cinematographer Cullie Poseria. Together the two mapped out a strategy and plan that would help Reed reach people who were interested in helping her open the door for her singing career. Ms Poseria showed that a quality music video can be produced even with a tight time and money budget. The rest is up to the viewing/listening audience around the globe. Read More
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Content Insider # 396 - New Work
Content Insider # 396 - New Work
The global economy is bouncing back but there's only a modest increase in full time employment. Not that there aren't jobs but rather there aren't the right people for the jobs. To ensure they grow, smart companies are changing their focus on payroll increases and finding the best people for the challenges even if they're not interested in "a job" and more interested in the challenges/opportunities to grow on their own career paths. After all, folks know from experience - friends, neighbors, themselves - that fulltime employment is a myth and they're taking control of their future. Management has to focus on finding, working with the best talent available rather than body count because the world changes...quickly But as Tallahassee knows old habits die hard. Read More
Video:
Mariah Carey Will Replace Kate Upton in 'Game of War' Commercials
 Mariah Carey Will Replace Kate Upton in 'Game of War' Commercials
Mariah Carey will reportedly replace Kate Upton as the spokeswoman for the mobile app fantasy game, "Game of War." Read More
Featured News:
Kinefinity and ASSIMILATE Partner to Deliver KineRAW Codec and Real-time Post Production to Chinese Filmmaking Market
Kinefinity and ASSIMILATE Partner to Deliver KineRAW Codec and Real-time Post Production to Chinese Filmmaking Market
ASSIMILATE and Kinefinity today announced they are partnering to deliver advanced digital filmmaking solutions to the high-growth Chinese marketplace. The collaboration equips Chinese filmmakers with a streamlined all-in-one, value-priced solution for 2D/3D productions, from image capture with a high-resolution Kinefinity camera (4K, 6K) to using high-performance SCRATCH tools for on-set data management and dailies, and full post production - conform, color grading, versioning, compositing, finishing, and mastering. Read More
Project Profile:
The Woodlands First Baptist Church Seamlessly Transitions into a Connected Campus and Mega Church with Blackmagic Design
The Woodlands First Baptist Church Seamlessly Transitions into a Connected Campus and Mega Church with Blackmagic Design
In 2011, Timothy Thornton officially got tired of traveling the world. But who could blame him? After working in every possible facet of the A/V and live production industries for more than 30 years, Timothy had traveled the globe pushing road cases, hooking up wires and designing systems and workflows for everything from churches and fast food chains to concerts. His company was also involved with the Democratic and Republican Nationals Conventions, the Golden Globes, Grammy Awards and Oscars. Timothy has always had a faith based background, so when The Woodlands, TX based The Woodlands First Baptist Church asked him to revamp its A/V, he put away his suitcases and said yes. In his role as Technical Director of the Media Department, Timothy began by producing several in house events. Read More
Events:
SuperMeetUp Set
SuperMeetUp Set
The international SuperMeetUp is coming to San Jose, Ca in conjunction with FCPX as filmmakers and content production people meet on Apple's home turf. It will be a great educational and fun event for Final Cut Pro experts and soon to be experts. Read More
Feature:
Digital Juice Pro Announced
Digital Juice Pro Announced
You may have remembered when we wrote about this a few months back. Digital Juice was offering these programs for $99 off. However, at only $99 more, these one time memberships are still a great deal. Read More
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AJA Promotes Dave Sampson to Director of Global Sales
AJA Promotes Dave Sampson to Director of Global Sales
AJA Video Systems announced today that Dave Sampson has been promoted to Director of Global Sales. Sampson has been with AJA for just under five years, and has successfully established and deepened the company's relationships with industry developer partners. Read More
Project Profile:
Director/Cinematographer TJ Derry Adopts AJA CION for Commercial Production
Director/Cinematographer TJ Derry Adopts AJA CION for Commercial Production
In a new spot directed by Toronto-based director and cinematographer TJ Derry, an elaborate photosynthesis experiment proves that Scotts EZ Seed fertilizer helps grass grow almost anywhere, including a basement. Shot on CION at 4K in ProRes 444, with time-lapse footage captured on multiple Canon DSLRs, the spot showcases the beautiful cinematic images from the CION camera on a low light set. Read More

iPi Soft now in Hollywood
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Ford on Turbosquid
This is pretty big. Ford Motors joining Digital Brands Management on Turbosquid.com Maybe not for everyone, but for people making commercial work tha Read More
 
Jesse Averna joins DMALA
We're super excited to have Jesse Averna as one of our guests for our meet-and-greet panel at DMALA this month. Join us June 16 as we ponder wh Read More
 
Managing your Virtual Team
Andy Marken of Marken Communications just sent me this insightful piece on working with teams.  Whether you're working with teams across the globe Read More
 
Filmmakers` Contest: OWC Video commercial
TIME TO FLEX YOUR CREATIVITY, and potentially win some useful gear in the process Sometimes companies run contests with limited prizes in an attemp Read More
 

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