Coffee & Celluloid

Coffee Break – Blue is the New Red Huge Roast of Links

So a while back I used to post cool links each Wednesday for a Coffee Break series. For many reasons (mainly time and laziness), I haven't posted cool links in a while. But I still have a bunch saved up. So in the spirit of new beginnings, I'm just going to offload...

Check Yourself Before You Wreck Your Week

When you major in film, you sort of become the official video guy for the family, like editing stills and video your grandfather shot in Israel. The good thing about an A/V clueless family is the most minor tasks, like making a cut, amazes them, so they're pretty easy...

ShotMarks

This is a very specific post for Sony EX1 and EX3 users (maybe other molds but I'm not sure). Imagine you're alone and filming a long event. There's really nothing useful happening for your project except about an hour in (or was it 45 minutes?) one of your subjects...

We Did This Every Week

If you're at this site (which you're probably not), you've probably heard of Spielberg and Mark Burnett's new reality show On The Lot. Over the season, the 16 filmmakers will produce short films in every genre every week and the viewers will vote on who gets...

On-Set – ‘Unmasked’

Just got off another three day thesis show as boom operator. The director is a big Sam Raimi fan, so Unmasked was about superheros. It was probably one of the neatest sets I've been on. On the first day Doctor Squid and Lighting Man had a showdown in a house, with the...

On Camera Angles and Debates

The MOU between the two campaigns was released last night with regard to the rules of the debate. It's an attempt to script the unknown and leave nothing to chance. There's been a lot of hoopla about tonight with regards to the role of the moderator, or 'moderator,'...

The Final Cut Pro Dilemma

Never before has a piece of software put me in such an existential dilemma - the evolution (or de-evolution) of Final Cut Pro, the new software that's so revolutionary it skipped two versions and went from 7 to 10. "Everything's changed in post." Yeah, people are...

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