Monday, March 31, 2014

Canon C100 Autofocus Upgrade - Vote Now

Firstly, I should mention that Canon has finally replaced my nostalgic love for the Panasonic DVX/HVX series with the Cinema EOS series. I feel like with all the recent and frequent updates to the C100, it's going to be around for a while. Finally, a legacy camera that reviles the Panasonic DVX100-A cult following from 8 years ago. Who wants to buy a new camera every year anyway?

So as you may or may not have heard, Canon recently introduced another update to the C100 - Full blown auto focus. This is something that video cameras have simply never been able to get right in the past but after you watch this review from Philip Bloom, Canon is getting closer and closer.

So the real question is, at $500 a pop, who thinks this is a good investment for us? Vote with your comments.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Wolf of Wall Street VFX

Some of these VFX shots are like whaaaaaaat.

How Google Responds to a U.S. Search Warrant

In case you were curious how Google complies with Government data requests.

Also, it's pretty neat how they used a game board to showcase a process

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Elegant texting workaround

I know that I have certainly had clients want to include emails or texts in their filmic stories. If you have ever heard something like "yeah just have this manager send out an email saying XYZ and show it!", then this is for you.

House of cards came up with a very classy way to do show this very boring yet very real mode of communication in an elegant fashion with simple graphic overlays. I'll certainly be adapting this method in the future.

Turtles in a half shell...

I can relive my childhood for an afternoon to watch this.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Superman With A GoPro

I'm sure you all have seen this already, but I'll post it for the few people who live under a rock. Check out the behind-the-scenes segment below, too.

Superman with a GoPro


Wednesday, March 19, 2014

SNL Behind The Scenes

A time-lapse of a SNL shoot in a studio. Pretty crazy to shoot from 1 AM to 5 AM for a show that airs the next night.


Monday, March 17, 2014

Coca-Cola SLURP!

If we ever feel like up-ing our on-site documentary game.

Delta Innovation

I think this idea Delta has is pretty damn awesome, and I think the animation in this piece is really nice.  It's really well designed, very clean and minimal, which works so well with Delta's branding.

Friday, March 14, 2014


Brent - consider this your guide to L.A. when you arrive.

Everyone else - It's a little long but there's a really curious thing going on with the production of this piece. They set up the main character through a series of candid, impromptu conversations with strangers in L.A. But then it almost seamlessly transition into a typical narrative. I can't tell if the dialogue is just written really well or if the two characters just riffed a lot.

Ohio from Andrew DeYoung on Vimeo.

Inge Druckrey - Teaching to See

And now for something very few will watch the entire way through. Chris' topic of design and typography reminded me of this piece that Chad had shared with me a while ago. If in a design-centric mood, take a watch of this.

Visually, the documentary isn't the sexiest thing on the internet but it gets that job done; I lost myself in it once in a while. Also, I'm noticing the use of classical music is a great "public domain" soundtrack for just about anything. It reminded me of one of my favorite posts.

Inge Druckrey: Teaching to See from Edward Tufte on Vimeo.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

One more for True Detective

I found a great article that dives into the making of the TD opening title sequence. It includes stills from the original pitch, techniques, and how the art and writing came together. It's also a solid example of how to "show your work". 

PSA: Marijuana Impaired Driving/TV

Anyone ever see Harold and Kumar?



The Coen Brothers are doing a new Fargo miniseries on FX. Hopefully Frances McDormand will show up.

Font Men

Really love this short piece from dress code about the work and process of artists Jonathan Hoefler and Tobias Frere-Jones.  Fonts are one of those ultra-specific forms of art that most people probably don't stop to think about, but when you break down fonts and the reasoning behind them, you open up a whole world of interesting problems and solutions. I also really love the animation they have sprinkled throughout. I can't think of a better way to illustrate the subtle differences between a single font type.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Kevin Spacey Gets It!

I'm not sure if this has been posted here, but it's great insight into how content is delivered. "It's all story"

True Detective intro

I think this is a nice, interesting advancement of what has become a really obvious treatment...the whole film-burn-y, image layering thing. The image collages are content-driven and foreshadow the connections that are made during the murder investigations.