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'Morganville' Launches October 31 2014, 0 Comments

A new digital series launched this week called 'Morganville" that is based on the best-selling young adult book series "The Morganville Vampires"...

This is no typical "web series" though - this show stars Amber Benson from Buffy The Vampire Slayer fame and Robert Picardo from Star Trek: Voyager. It has excellent production value (shot on the Blackmagic Cinema Camera), great performances and a good story too (something lots of filmmakers often forget about, right?). 

There are six Season 1 episodes currently playing exclusively on Felicia Day's Geek & Sundry YouTube channel (watch the playlist above), but according to the filmmakes look for a DVD and VOD release in the near future as well.

Oh, and some of our footage just might appear in the show, too. :)

Koji Color October 08 2014, 0 Comments

Working with LUTs (Look Up Tables) is nothing new, but it is something that has become much more prevalent these days - primarily due to the number of cameras that now shoot Log. Read more ➠

Producing $1MM (and Below) Feature Films October 06 2014, 0 Comments

Nice read over at No Film School regarding producing $1MM and under budgeted films, which are really the vast majority of indie films for sure. Read more ➠

The New GoPro Hero4 Is Here September 29 2014, 0 Comments

We've been waiting for this one and now it's here... the new GoPro Hero4.  

Some highlights that tickle our fancy:

  • 4k at 30fps
  • 2.7K at 50fps
  • 1080p at 120fps
  • Manual control of exposure via ProTune
  • Night-lapse (night time-lapse mode for low-light situations)

Check out the launch video below:

Each evolution of the GoPro cameras have really raised the bar and this one doesn't disappoint either. We can't wait to get our hands on one!

Go here to buy one for yourself.

'Raiders of the Lost Ark' in Black & White with No Sound? Yup. September 25 2014, 0 Comments

Interesting read and experiment from Steven Soderbergh on his blog.  Read more ➠

Kickstarter (Tries) To Clarify Things September 20 2014, 0 Comments

Crowd-funding behemoth Kickstarter has updated its Terms of Use. Why should you care? Read more ➠

New SmallHD DP7-Pro Firmware Update is Pretty Cool... September 11 2014, 0 Comments

We like the SmallHD monitors and actually have a DP7-Pro LCD and really like it... now, we like it even more.

The latest firmware adds live color grading on set (and you can save the Look), in addition to pass-through live viewing of LUTs that are applied on the monitor (in other words, the look passes through to another monitor, such as a client monitor). 

Check out their video below...

Like we said, pretty cool. :)

If you have one of these monitors, download the new firmware here.