Car rig 2.Posted: April 14, 2011
Trap and I shot some footage for a Delicate Cutters video Tuesday night using Trap’s car rig (that I mentioned a few days ago). Here’s a behind-the-scenes photo of the car rig, Janet, and Janet’s Volvo.
We rolled for an hour or so, and the rig worked great. The camera (my Canon 7D) didn’t work so great, due to bumpy downtown Birmingham roads and the 7D’s rolling shutter issues. Too bad we didn’t shoot 35mm!
Still, I think we got some nice footage. I’ll post a link to the video when it’s done.
Looks like the next version of After Effects will include some pretty powerful image stabilization tools.
Kenn sent me a link to a Facebook post wherein Peter Jackson explains why he’s shooting 48 frames per second (instead of the usual 24) for the new Hobbit movies. As I told Kenn, this still sounds like bullshit to me. Jackson talks about the “lifelike” look of 48 fps footage. If you want lifelike, watch ESPN HD. Jackson’s only possibly valid point is that 48 fps makes 3D movies less headache-inducing. A better way to make movies less headache-inducing: shoot 24 fps in 2D.
In-depth (and technical) article about “Native ISO” and Canon’s DSLR cameras.
There’s a sale on Red Giant Software through April 17. (Coupon code “NAB2011” at checkout for 20% off.)
What is Inline-Block? (Hint: it’s a value for the CSS “display” property that might help you with HTML page layout. Or not.)
Watch several episodes of Austin City Limits at the PBS website. (via Wade)