Tag Archive: Cinema
Philip Bloom did a little comparison in two parts. Enjoy.
I should have realised how tricky this would be to do right but I am glad I did. This has been an immense amount of work. I wanted to do a “real world” comparison test of the above cameras with a Canon 5DmkII along for the ride to see how it compares.
It’s not a Shootout like the Zacuto one coming in June but a comparison on how they are to operate, the features they offer and of course a look at their images.
Part 2 goes in depth looking at the various features, but this is the pretty one with all the shots! Enjoy!
The FCC gives you the chance to see the private parts of a RED EPIC-M digital cinema camera.
Read more at FCC.gov.
Faster than a speeding bullet or merely Batcycle-quick? That was the question we put to Superman: Man Of Steel’s director Zack Snyder when we collared him at Sucker Punch’s recent London junket. Credit to him, he resisted the urge to kick-off a superhero turf war, giving a diplomatic answer that involved kryptonite arrows and a slightly baffled look.The diplomacy was unsurprising considering the Dark Knight’s current custodian, Christopher Nolan, is working closely with Snyder and writer David Goyer to bring Supes back to the big screen. “Chris has been amazingly generous with me,” Snyder told us of his producer’s contributions to Superman: Man Of Steel’s storyline. “He’s making The Dark Knight Rises but he takes time if we’re knocking around ideas for the script. We’ll all sit around in a room, beat it around and try to figure it out…”
Read more at empireonline.com.
James Cameron says: 24p is outdated and he is ready to move beyond. His next features will be at a higher frame rate.
To demonstrate the difference a higher frame rate can make in the quality of picture, the filmmaker presented footage shot and projected in all three frame rates — 24, 48 and 60 — back to back. True to character, Cameron went to great lengths to create the presentation, saying that over the last five weeks he built a set, hired actors and rented costumes to create a handful of scenes set in medieval times that he could show the audience.
He used a number of cinematic techniques in the footage to illuminate what he called the gravity of the gap between, say, 24 and 48 frames. One scene set at a dinner table included a number of panning shots, so the crowd could see how a 24 fps shot caused the image to “strobe” — which is when an image looks blurry, almost as if it is appearing in slow motion, seeming out of sync.
While even the filmmaker admitted that he was only able to notice a slight difference between a 48 fps and 60 fps, the audience audibly reacted to the increase in quality between 24 fps and 48 fps. The footage shown at 48 fps was far clearer and also had a much more realistic tone to it. That might be an issue for some filmmakers, Cameron acknowledged.
Read more at latimes.com.
Iain Alexander explains in what way Canon EOS 5D & 7D DSLRs have changed the film industry.
DSLR cameras have brought on huge change in the film industry, with the Canon 5D and 7D cameras becoming top choices for indie filmmakers. At film festivals across the world, short films, documentaries and even feature films are being shot on these two cameras.
Read more at filmindustrynetwork.biz
Amy Adams will play the role of Lois Lane in Zack Snyder’s Superman.
Official statement of Warner Bros.:
“Second only to Superman himself, the question of who will play Lois Lane is arguably what fans have been most curious about. So we are excited to announce the casting of Amy Adams, one of the most versatile and respected actresses in films today,” said Snyder. “Amy has the talent to capture all of the qualities we love about Lois: smart, tough, funny, warm, ambitious and, of course, beautiful.”