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The Problem with a lot of Films These Daze

The problem with a lot of films these daze is that it is all about geewiz and not story. (particularly Hollywood – look at anything Micheal Bay does) This best films are the small independent film because they have to focus on story. That is what filmmaking is all about – telling a story. But this is not new. I remember working at a theatre in the early ’80’s and the owner and I were complaining back them about the lack of story in Hollywood films. Why is Pixar so successful? Story! Gear is the ends to a mean. It … Continue reading

Movies for Our Times

This is a good list of films for the times. 1. “Mr. Smith Goes To Washington” (1939) From Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, on DVD 2. “It’s a Wonderful Life” (1946), From Paramount Home Entertainment, on DVD (60th Anniversary Edition) and Blu-ray 3. “Not One Less>” (1999, Chinese with English subtitles) From Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 4. “Ratatouille” (2007) From Walt Disney Home Video , on DVD and Blu-ray 5.”Norma Rae” (1979) From Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, on DVD 6. “To Kill A Mockingbird>” (1962) From Universal Studios Home Entertainment, on DVD and Blu-ray 7. “Going My Way” (1944) From … Continue reading

Philipsburg MT

101116-223553-029, originally uploaded by Halfmac. This shot was taken with my Canon 60D @ a 1/4 second hand held with a 28mm f1.8. That is right 1/4 second. I have a Hoodloupe attached to my LCD which I call the L-Finder. I use live-view which locks up the mirror. No vibration and very quiet.

One Quarterth of a second.

101116-223734-035, originally uploaded by Halfmac. This shot was taken with my Canon 60D @ a 1/4 second hand held. That is right 1/4 second. I have a Hoodloupe attached to my LCD which I call the L-Finder. I use live-view which locks up the mirror. No vibration and very quiet.

The L-Finder

This is for you 60Der’s. This one of the main reasons I sold my 7D. It is a lot cheaper than the new Electronic Z-Finder or Redrock. What other HDSLR can do this. The L-Finder. It consists of a Hoodman Hoodloupe 3.0 Here it is on Amazon: Hoodman H-LPP3 HoodLoupe 3.0 Professional 3-Inch Screen Loupe and the Hoodman HCAMM Neoprene Camorder Mount Strap Here it is: Hoodman HCAMM Neoprene Camorder Mount Strap This works well. Other loupes would be too heavy for the 60D LCD in that it would swivel on its own. It is also being offered one unit. … Continue reading