About 10 percent of the population don't see 3D including me. I wish 3D would go away like many gimmicks that it is as it did before. The nice thing about not seeing 3D is that I don't have to spend more money at the Cinema or for other devices that include it including TV's. The bad part is that some cinemas are only showing movies in 3D so I won't see them until the 2D version is available. I did not see “Shrek 4” because it was only in 3D, so I went and saw “How to Train Your Dragonwhich was downgraded to 2D because the theatre did not have enough 3D screens. I think I saw the better movie.
This is from our friends a Crumple Pop:
“We were inspired by Oton Bačar’s incredible bmx videos on Vimeo to experiment with retiming 60fps video shot on the Canon 60d. Specifically, we were interested in whether an obscure feature of Apple Motion called “Optical Flow” could achieve results that were comparable with Twixtor.”
“After a lot of experimentation, we came up with a workflow that yields pretty solid results. As is the case with Twixtor, Apple Motion handles some shots beautifully while other shots get turned to ripply mush. Which is better, Motion Optical Flow or Twixtor? It seems to be more or less a draw, with Apple Motion having the distinct advantage that it comes bundled with Apple Final Cut Studio and is therefore free if you already use FCS. Either way, you’ll need to pick and choose the best bits with the smoothest motion and the least mush.”
“For their test, we used a Canon 60d with a Tokina 11-16mm f2.8, 59.94fps 1280×720, shutter at 1/1600. It’s important to mount the camera on a tripod, turn off AWB, and pick a scene with a relatively simple background (like…snow).”
“The basic workflow is to 1) Shoot at 59.94fps 2) Bring the footage into Motion and retime to 15%, 3) Export from Motion and conform it to 23.98fps using Cinema Tools. Then bring into FCP and edit.”
Here is a tutorial that shows the nuts and bolts:
“Note that I say we shot on a 7d, but it was actually a 60d. Sorry.” And here is the final result:
“That’s Jed at CrumplePop on the bike, and also playing the music that’s in the video. Jed engineers most of our effects, so if you have ever had technical problems with one of our products, you should especially enjoy the sight of him hitting the ground.”
“The bike is a Surly 1×1 with Nokian tires.”
I will have to try this with my 60D.
Dwaynes Photo in Parson, KS has accepted the last order of Kodachrome processing. They are offering a T-Shirt to “To commemorate the best slide and movie film ever made, show off the Kodachrome colors with this 100% cotton T-shirt.” I ordered one.
Here is a article from the NY Times.
I have a lot of Kodachrome slides. In it's day, it was the best photography offered. They are the only slides that have not faded. Kodachrome is a victim of Digital Photography.
I have known about this for some time. I do have some old rolls of Kodachrome that I did not process. I have not touched film since 2001.
I Will be using my Canon 60D as I go on a Mexican Cruise with my family. I am trying out a Tamrac Velocity 10 large sling backpack that my girlfriend gave me for Christmas. If I can get Internet access I will upload some snaps.
Update: I did not have Internet access.
“Everything in life changes… including our camera specs and delivery dates…”
We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone with a bad attitude.”
This a repost from Planet 5D Blog. This one of the main reasons I switched from the 7D to the 60D. My dial was always being knocked and the mode changed. Very annoying. I am glad they are offering this fix. I guess they have crated a new camera for eBay. One with or with out the locking dial. Has yours been modified?
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 helps you tell the story. The better you know your gear, the better you can craft your story. This is why it is very important to have the right gear for your abilities. Some require less and others more. I am of the less. I grew up with SLR's and 16mm cameras, so I know them well. Some grew up with video cameras so they know them well and want their camera to be like that. I do not recommend everybody use a HDSLR. It is more like a film motion picture camera than a video camera. It requires the patience and practice the a film camera requires. Some just do better with a video camera. The manufacture's are responding to that need of a large sensor video camera the does not rob the bank. But, it will still require good focus techniques because of the shallow depth of field.
Learn your craft so you can tell a great story.
This was a response to a great article on ninofilm.net
A very interesting letter.