Not quite Daria. I love how this show was shot. The colors look great. This was probably shot on RED so I may have to stop hating so much. I did the opposite of laugh throughout this trailer but I’ll probably still check the first episode.
Splitscreen. A Love Story. Before you even start watching you know how this is going to end. It’s fairly well known that the Nokia N8′s camera is solid. This short video is evidence of that as well as JW Griffiths’ skill. Normally, I wouldn’t post this video. VIMEO is full of these “cute” short flicks but Griffiths included 168th, 231st, and my hood all in here. Respect for that.
I drastically needed some rest last night but I had to stay up for this. The Kimmel/CK combo is something I don’t miss and this one didn’t disappoint. I think he’s on Stewart tonight too. Watch parts 2 and 3 after the jump.
Red Giant, makers of Magic Bullet Looks, released a short film displaying their new grading software. Although, I’m not a fan of most of the “looks” involved in this film, it was cleverly shot and I enjoyed it. I’ve only used Magic Bullet Looks on my first music video. There’s a nice BTS of “Plot-device” here. You can pick up the full Magic Bullet Suite 11 for $799.
Zacuto has released the first part of their most recent camera comparison shootout. Most of it you can fast-forward. Most of the cameras performed as expected. There are minor surprises between the Canon 7D and the 5D Mark II but they are not to be exaggerated as this episode only tackles latitude and dynamic range issues. That’s only 10% of performance folks and certain factors weigh more than others. Can’t wait to see the rest of the tests over the course of the Summer.
Fairly recently I attended the Tribeca Film Festival for the premiere of Beats, Rhymes, and Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest. Everyone from Pharell to Prince Paul came through. Q-Tip was a no-show. Although this documentary wasn’t shot very well, the content was thoroughly interesting and fun to watch. Actor Michael Rapaport followed ATCQ around on their most recent tour and cut together a great sequence of performances, background, and drama.
In slightly old news, ATCQ had some beef with the producers of the movie, the name, the content, and the money involved in it. This turned out to be all hype as none of it is valid nor is it reflected in the film itself. A non-Tribe fan would probably get as much as out this as a good VH1 Behind the Music special but for Tribe fans, this is truly a great watch. There was a Q & A after the screening with Michael Rappaport, Ali, and Phife. This turned out to be detrimental for the image I had of Ali. Before this, I thought of him as a cool, calm, introverted dope producers who has been hitting us with some of the dopest unique rhythms ever. Turns out he’s just as oblivious to the world around him as Q-Tip is. I’m not saying this is a bad character trait to have in music. I just wouldn’t be able to chill with the man. Beats. Rhymes. Life.