July 16th, 2017 – Rik Roukens
Welcome to filmmaker.weekly issue #2 for Sunday, July 16th, 2017.
Issue #2 of filmmaker.weekly is brought to you today from a sailing boat in sunny Ibiza, Spain!
The first issue had a hugely positive response which is a great motivational boost. As such I have setup a twitter account @filmmakerweekly. And would love if you can give us a follow and bring this newsletter to more people. It’s also a great resource for seeing links that I find throughout the week that might not make the newsletter but are just as interesting!
Thanks so much & enjoy your Sunday!
Avid has finally gone ahead and did something they annouced all the way back in 2015. And for someone who has used Avid in the past (and never really liked it) I think this is a very good step to keep Avid in major post production houses by giving youngsters the option to use avid instead of the previously much cheaper Adobe Premiere.
Founded more than 50 years ago as a training ground for young filmmakers mzed.com is back with some of the film industries best teachers; Philip Bloom, Mark Edward Lewis, Vincent Laforet, Shane Hurlbut ASC, Alex Buono, Adam Epstein, Clay Blackmore, Bob Davis, Stephen Eastwood, & Jerry Ghionis.
All for $299.-
This week GoPro has received the award for best of the best product in Product design by RedDot awards. While it’s nice for GoPro I’m not sure if it will boost their sales.
Good Reads & Great to Watch
A great article by the guys over at frame.io (Which I love!) on the different ways of using proxies with Premiere. Well worth reading and start using those proxies!
Provideocoalition catches up with Despicable Me 3 editor Claire Dodgson for a incredible insightful interview on what it means editing a animation movie and how it differs from being a ‘normal’ editor.
Watch this very interesting panel of filmmakers behind Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, as they describe a new level of professional collaboration using Final Cut Pro X hosted by LightIon.
This video is to good to pass by, go behind the scenes on how one of the most iconic scenes of inception was created. The amount of work they have put in is staggering!
I really enjoyed reading this super layed back but informative interview with the guys from Motion State. There are also super cool behind the scenes pictures of all the equipment they are using.
The incredible guys over at STAB have made this insanely cool video of a dock right in the break of surf enabling surfer bro’s to run into the surf.(Spotlight) [submit your own!]
A fantastic aftermovie which captures creative storytelling and beautiful atmospheric images from MODULAR festival and is able to beautifully combine the two.
A graduation project by Bob Thissen which is captured in fantastic stop motion.
Guides & Tutorials
Under 5 mintues
learn what settings are the best to capture your GoPro footage, all in under 3 minutes!
Just over 5 minutes but if you are a regular at slating or are about to do you first job with a slate, these tips can help out a lot!
A tad bit longer
The guys over at zacuto have released a fantastic article on all the different lighting shapes and sizes. If you are still learning lighting, check this out.
While this has been around for a long time, It recently resurfaced on one of my timelines. It’s a great resource for anybody wanting to learn the art of filmmaking and animation.
Another great explanation video by filmmakerIQ, taking you into the world of deep focus and hyperfocal distance.
Gear & Tech
The Canon EOS M5 has been out for a while now and fenchel-Janisch argues that it is the best midrange camera available now. Check out their review.
When Philip Bloom does a video review, and he hasn’t done one for a long time, you most likely will want to listen. This time he takes the Canon C200 to the test.
Nikon has just announced that they have updated the 70-300 telephoto, but who shoots video on a Nikon anyways right 😉 (Kidding!)
Less Pain Software has released Kyno, a new media management/ingesting software for datawranglers and DITs.
They say it solves many of the issues DITs run into daily, have a look!
I found this giant list of free stuff online over at videoandfilmmaker.com, it has free sound libraries, software, tools and much more. A pretty nice resource!
Ofcourse rocketstock is back this week with a fantastic animated text template for AE. You might not have a use for this particular effect, but it serves as a great base to experiment with your own ideas.
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Have an amazing week and see you next Sunday!