Have you ever been asked to work for exposure? What about working to expand your portfolio? Or my personal (least) favorite, working to establish a relationship that is guaranteed to bring more paid work in the future? If only it was that easy!
If you've been following my blog then you know I've been working on a short film, Angel, for far too long now! What I assumed would only take a couple months is nearing a year. Thankfully, I've reached Picture Lock and the score is now being worked on!
...gets posted on here! So last week I went to NAB in Las Vegas and I had a great time! I asked you guys to let me know if there was anything in particular you wanted to know about, and most of you responded with Blackmagic cameras, so here goes!
I'm currently in Vegas to attend the 2014 NAB Show! It's my first NAB and first time in Vegas, so I'm pretty excited on both accounts. I'll be at the convention Tuesday-Thursday, and I'll probably spend most of my time checking out new cameras and software!
I rented the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K this past week to work on some new RodyPolis products. My hope was that, in addition to the products, I would have time for a very short film as well. Unfortunately that wasn't possible, so I did the next best thing!
I wanted to give a VFX shot I recently worked on a handheld camera look, but didn't want to simply add a digital shake on there as it doesn't always look natural. So instead I used this very simple technique to add in some realistic camera motion.
There's little doubt that eventually 4K will be the new standard. With 4K cameras, TVs, and even laptops becoming more and more popular, I'm certain in a few years 4K will be as normal as 1080p is today. However, 4K cameras are still missing this important feature.
So I've decided to never start a film project again without a release date. Deadlines, as it turns out, are good! When I look back at my passed projects, the ones with a deadline were more focused and had a higher chance of being completed than the ones without.
In this tutorial I go over how I got the warm tropical look for a short film I did last spring. I wanted to show that the weather was warm, but I didn't want to simply make everything look orange. Instead, I saturated the greens and blues to give it a spring feel.
The concept of renting rather than buying gear isn't new to the professional video production world. What would be the point of buying expensive gear that won't be used often when you can just rent? The thing is, this concept isn't just limited to "the pros."