Although I’ve not really recorded much/any video yet – as I have a Video capable DSLR and we do some video at work (my day job) I now keep an eye on some video stuff and read some video blogs.
Thought I’d share a feed/channel/etc which I’ve found particularly inromative – which is Film Maker IQ on Vimeo.
Here are a few of the video’s I’ve particularly liked.
Some are on practicalities of film making now, while others show the history of some of the technologies used over time and how they’ve shaped what we use today. All very interesting. Some are a bit technical, but then I’m quite a technical person.
Thought worth sharing.
Introduction to Colour in Digital Filmmaking
The History and Science of Color Film: From Isaac Newton to the Coen Brothers
The Changing Shape of Cinema: The History of Aspect Ratio
Composition Techniques for Widescreen Aspect Ratios
Although I could ramble on for most likely hours on the topic – this is just a quickie.
Just came across an interesting looking trailer about creativity and digital age / culture.
Found it via a link on Chase Jarvis’ Blog post here.
Site for Press Pause Play, looks like it was our March 2011.
You often hear people in various creative outlets bemoan the fact that it’s harder to earn a living due to similar aspects – usually people doing it for free/less. I think the internet and “digital” age are the main 2 contributing factors.
“Digital” – means it’s easy to capture/make/creat/modify e.g. Digital cameras
“Internet” – change distribution, delivery and discovery of content that can be digitised forever.
I guess to some pro photographers I might be part of the problem – I probably work for less than they can, and sometimes for free. But even though the whole Digital thing has emphasised and exaggeration this – I don’t think it’s caused it. It’s always been the case that amateurs or semi-pro’s have chased the heels of the pros.
Pro’s – if you can’t hack it you either need to do it better than the amateurs to justify your fee, do it differently/innovatively, or do something else. That’s how it is, and how it has always beem. (Mind you – I do also sympathise – especially when you see some of the rubbish some people can produce yet get paid)
I wonder what the film will have to say.