Add comment June 15th, 2013 Logrithmic
Posts filed under 'Technology'
Of all the Android powered cameras I’ve posted about, this one gets the immediate nod from me. I Fancy.
Add comment June 13th, 2013 Logrithmic
So, I got up at 4 AM to peep this “game-changing” gear. Was hoping it was focusing gear. There’s still plenty advancement room in that area. However, it’s just a dope stabilizer called the MōVI. It’s light, small, and easy to use. I’m not sure how something $7,500 could be “game-changer” but I agree it is a nice step forward in the stabilization area. Not every DP has a need for a steadicam but when they do and have the budget I can see how this would make things a lot easier. Is $7,500 worth upping your production value slightly for stabilized shots?
More video here.
Add comment April 5th, 2013 Logrithmic
Quite often when a movie comes along that’s difficult to follow it may be considered good, bad, or self-indulgent. Most times it’s a combination of these. The Tree of Life is a film that’s good but way too self-indulgent to be a great. Beyond The Black Rainbow is just bad. Upstream Color is a masterpiece that isn’t self-indulgent nor hard to follow. It’s just as simple as following Inception but it doesn’t use dialog to instruct you. Director Shane Carruth uses simple visual cues to poetically guide you through.
This is only Carruth’s second film and he already has a catalog that directors dream of. I went to see his first film, Primer, on opening night solely off the premise and was blown away. I saw Upstream Color at MoMa’s New Directors/New Films festival last week. Upstream Color drew every emotion and provoked every thought out of me that I didn’t know I needed. I try not to focus too much on the director of a film when talking about a film but when you write, direct, score, edit, shoot, AND star in a film, it’s hard not to. So when I hear comparison’s to Lynch and Cameron, I cringe. They never have and could never do what Shane has done with his two films. I’m not sure why this film has been labeled a puzzle or too confusing or too abstract. The respect he gives the audience to tell this narrative poetically is a respect I haven’t received in a long time.
Off the screen, Carruth is further into the future than any filmmaker. With Upstream Color he proved that big Hollywood money or big tech isn’t needed to make a masterpiece and release it to your audience. As a filmmaker myself and camera junkie, to see that Upstream Color was shot on the Panasonic GH2 is truly inspiring. The GH2 is known in the filmmaking community as the hacker’s budget camera that can use custom firmware. With awesome glass Carruth creates great visuals. Carruth also being the director of photographer on this is a true note to his genius. So much of the film’s emotional provocation is from the cinematography and editing. The visual parallels along with the narrative parallels were just the right combination to tell the story without giving the audience too much or too little. This is true respect for your audience. Go see it Friday.
Add comment April 3rd, 2013 Logrithmic
I’ve talked about the previous RetroN consoles here before, including the SupaBoy that I own. The Retron5 has added a slew of new features including bluetooth controllers, HD upconverting via HDMI, save-states at anypoint, and much more. Hit the link to check them out. This console will be released “sometime after June”.
Add comment March 25th, 2013 Logrithmic
HP EliteBook 8770w
I recently bought a laptop to edit video away from my home workstation. During my research I came across the HP Elitebook. With an SSD drive and a NVIDIA Quadro video card, it’s the way to go. It’s cheaper than a MacBook Pro and is comparable spec-wise. There are bulkier more robust laptops out there comparable to my home station that will run you upwards of $5,000 but for under $3,000 the HP is it. Check it out.
Add comment March 20th, 2013 Logrithmic
PowerKiss Charging Ring
Wirelessly charge your iPhone…or any phone…or most devices.
Add comment March 18th, 2013 Logrithmic
Feedly quickly nixed my sorrows over the demise of Google Reader. Why wasn’t I using this all along? Quicker, slicker, prettier, and better.
Add comment March 14th, 2013 Logrithmic
by Zuvo Water
Add comment March 8th, 2013 Logrithmic
Wireless cubes that measure temperature, humidity, noise, light, air quality, and barometric pressure, and continuously stream the data to a smartphone app. The app then analyzes the information and sends notifications telling you when to turn on the light, humidify the room, etc., with the goal of increasing your productivity.
Add comment March 5th, 2013 Logrithmic
Business cards may be dead but that didn’t stop me from getting some NFC ones.
Go here: MOO.com
Add comment February 19th, 2013 Logrithmic
Shot with the Panasonic HPX-250pj and Canon 7D. Great stuff.
1 comment February 13th, 2013 Logrithmic
Nexus 4 Wireless Charger
Google Play Store
Damn. I want this.
Add comment February 11th, 2013 Logrithmic
Here’s an iPad controller for FCPx. A nice first effort from Pixel Film Studios.
Pixel Film Studios told AppleInsider that an update with new features is in the works, including “Siri-like voice command capabilities and support for multiple iPad integration, allowing users to separate tasks such as color grading, audio controls and effect controls”.
Add comment February 7th, 2013 Logrithmic
Film yourself while playing sports or anything else. I have plenty of questions and plenty of ideas to make this better but this is a great step towards the inevitable.
Add comment February 5th, 2013 Logrithmic
Good specs and build on this new Android phone.
Add comment January 8th, 2013 Logrithmic
Rode iXY Microphone
More good iPhone microphones. I’m a fan.
1 comment January 8th, 2013 Logrithmic
I pre-ordered a crap load of the regular Belkin WeMos when those came out. I instantly fell in love. Yeah, I said it. There’s something attractive about easy home automation syncing with online actions. I put it on everything including our Christmas tree. The “rules” are endless.
However, there was one request all WeMo owners had. We didn’t just want sockets, we wanted light switches too. This summer Belkin is releasing the Belkin WeMo Light Switch. It’s easy to install and connects right to your electrical. Then, it appears alongside your other WeMo’s right in the same free app. That along with Android compatibility is huge. Good move Belkin.
1 comment January 8th, 2013 Logrithmic