News for May 2006

Digital Production, Part 4 – The Shoot…

After what seems like an eternity, we finally get to the actual shoot. How does everything discussed so far affect the shoot? What benefits does the digital process bring to the mix? Read on to find out…
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Posted: May 9th, 2006
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Phone film trailer…

In a recent article… I wrote about a film shot entirely on cellphones. Well, this just came through to my inbox:

DV8 Films in Johannesburg, South Africa, have released the trailer for SMS Sugar Man, the first feature film in the world to be shot entirely on cellphones.

To view it, please visit the website and go to the downloads section on the left.

www.smssugarman.com

Update: Having just watched the trailer, I stand by what I said earlier about the inferior quality of the footage being visibly distracting. I notice that the grading is inconsistent, which may just be because they didn’t grade it; however I suspect it’s because the footage would be too heavily compressed to allow for any grading latitude whatsoever.

Posted: May 5th, 2006
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NAB 2006 round-up…

Well, once again there just wasn’t enough time to see everything (well for me at least), but I caught a bit of the buzz and saw some interesting things.
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Posted: May 5th, 2006
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