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When I was younger I used to collect Comics. I still LOVE all things Comics, SF, Pulps, Fantasy et al. Comics revved me up in my Art interests… I used to trace them, then finally drawing them, which lead to Fine Art, to Graphic Design, then Storyboards, Animation, and Film Making. But collecting MINT Condition issues was very stressful. I used to fret over every damn little crease in those lil pamphlets! Now comics are Digital. (Really, with a FEW exceptions, the only collectible “real” comics are from the 70s and earlier anyways, IMHO).
Later, I used to maintain the Periodicals Library for my Dad, who founded Kingsway. I carefully filled a storeroom with all the professional magazines and manuals, writing up info, and sticking Post-Its where needed for future reference. Man, how times have changed! All-Digital, Instantly Accessible Information! Here are but a few of the more current links. More to come, as I update this blog entry.
Brand new edition of the FREE REEL DEAL book! Brand new chapter on Interviewing. Expanded sections and new material (over 6,500 words added), Two more resume templates (Five total included)
How to nail the timing of your Rack-Focus shots. http://www.youtube.com/theblackandblueblog
Tips and tricks for filmmakers who want to know what really happens on set https://www.facebook.com/theblackandblue
Blackmagic Cinema Camera Review 1 http://nofilmschool.com/2012/12/blackmagic-cinema-camera-review-part-1/
Blackmagic Cinema Camera 2 http://nofilmschool.com/2012/12/blackmagic-cinema-camera-review-part-2-learning-lab/
Blackmagic Cinema Camera Firmware updates http://nofilmschool.com/2012/12/blackmagic-cinema-camera-firmware-1-2-aperture/
DaVinci Resolve – Stop Hiding In A Un-Color-Corrected-Cave!
DaVinci Resolve LITE – FREE Mac & Windows versions
iPhone iPad Filming tips http://www.handheldhollywood.com/
Watch the Surreal ‘We Are On Fire’ Shot on the Weisscam HS-2, Plus Blackmagic Cinema Camera BTS http://nofilmschool.com/2012/12/we-are-on-fire-weisscam-hs-2-bmcc-bts/
NEW Production Music http://videohelper.com/
Black & Blue on FB https://www.facebook.com/theblackandblue
Sony F5 – cinescopophilia.com http://cinescopophilia.com/sony-f5-camera-the-details/
F-Stop Academy YouTube Channel, Color Grading, DSLRs and MORE http://www.youtube.com/user/FStopAcademy?feature=watch
Some good Beginner Photo tips http://www.mccordall.com/photography/
Nice DSLR sample film by a Pro (see Kingsway’s Vimeo channel for links to more by this guy http://creativezane.sg/2012/02/06/boston-photojournalist-transports-viewers-with-life-in-singapore/
Color workflow tips I feel like a twit! I do 3-way all the time (DON’T SAY IT)… uh but yeah, why not a simple reference Clapboard on just ONE of a series of shots? (like Bars ref) … instead of trying to define whats White, Midtones, Black in a shot-set?… hmmm maybe use a three tone clapboard when setting white balance in the FIRST place? OUCH. Thanks to a friend from the old days (Toaster Group), who is still in the business, CHRIS FENWICK (He was the Director of “The Computer Chronicles with Stewart Cheifet”)
BOOK Hand Held Hollywood’s Filmmaking with the iPad & iPhone http://www.amazon.com/dp/0321862945/ref=as_li_ss_til?tag=hanhelhol-20&camp=0&creative=0&linkCode=as4&creativeASIN=0321862945&adid=03ATT1M3F6TP3286VBXM
Checkout my Web-Video How-To Book “MAXIMIZE YOUR MESSAGE” at Amazon!
Action-Cameras used in “End Of Watch” film http://cinescopophilia.com/cameras-used-in-the-end-of-watch-movie/
There And Back Again: The Hobbit’s tale of high-frame-rate cinema by HDVideoPro magazine
Sony Consumer HIGH FRAME RATE 2K 4K cameras http://cinescopophilia.com/2013-sony-brings-high-frame-rate-2k-and-4k-to-consumer-cameras/
Shooting Smarter SmartPhone Video https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=381253435300417&set=a.381253401967087.88109.327874207305007&type=1&theater
Ryan E. Walters, Cinematographer http://www.ryanewalters.com/Blog/blog.php?id=6306591485559567041
FreshDV.com Serving up fresh, crispy news and views for creators and consumers of digital video http://www.freshdv.com/
In the Blink of an Eye by Walter Murch, Editor http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1879505622/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=theblaandblu-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=1879505622
Self Reliant Film http://www.selfreliantfilm.com/
Roger Deakins, ASC, BSC http://www.deakinsonline.com/forum2/
Cineman.co.uk SO YOU WANNA WORK IN MOVIES? http://www.cineman.co.uk/
Film School Rejects.com http://www.filmschoolrejects.com/
How to Shop for a Used Camera Lens http://janmaklak.hubpages.com/hub/How-to-Shop-for-a-Used-Camera-Lens
Creative Cow DUH – I’m listing stuff most serious folks should know, but if ya don’t . . . http://www.creativecow.net/
I’ll keep updating this list, whether you like it or NOT, and whether you know the sites of not….
Video University – Oldie but a goodie, run by Hal Landen & company… GREAT site, articles, FREE stuff, Active and updated site.
Dr. Peter Utz – University Professor, Video Pro, and all-around-great-guy! The Basics. See his book “Today’s Video” and others on Amazon. Great for beginners, if you need to learn EVERYTHING . . .
TV Technology – Print/Digital Magazine. We’ve loved this mag and others like “POST”, “MIX”, (and others – you’ll havta find em) since the 80s . . . Bcast coverage, lotsa Users “Hands On” gear reviews, tips, and mostly the CLASSIFIEDS! for used gear !
Digital Video Magazine – subscribe
Freelance Switch .com – freelancing resources, setting rates etc
F Stop Academy – using a light meter etc
DIGITAL CONVERGENCE PODCAST – BE THERE OR BE SQUARE #1 Podcast about all things FILM MAKING, Product Tests, Opinions, et al Chris Fenwick, planetMitch, and Carl Olson
Digital Film TV – Great site, talks to & with uh… you guessed it Film Makers (Carl Olsen founded Podcast DIGITAL CONVERGENCE PODCAST above).
Chris Fenwick One On One – a friend from years ago, professional editor, from SL/CE EDITORIAL, TIPS & OPINIONS (Chris has lots of those). Moderator on DIGITAL CONVERGENCE PODCAST
POST Magazine – One of the long-time great resources. High-End Post Professionals
Reel SEO .com – Marketing online-video … great SEO resource
Pro Sound News
Electronic Musician – Print & Digital
Doom9 – Encoding & DVD resource
Detonation Films – Great info and Stock resource for things that go BANG! BOOM! KA-POW!
World Wide Angle & Cinephile – Film Photography Music
To HELL with rails and tracks… don’t fill up the room with expensive track or jib setups… just slide the damn mounted camera
Funny or DIE – Study Humor films
iPhone Apps For Filmmakers – World Wide Angle
PLUS! Don’t forget: Photoshop Touch iMovie ReelDirector ReelMoments Splice Slowmo FourTrack SketchBookX Brushes CinemaFX MyBrushes PS Express (Adobe) Wallpapers ImageSearchPro ClipishPro2 I use all of these and they are GREAT! These are but SOME of the best, I’ll add more later….
BUY or SELL Stock Content. You should already know about this. VIDEO HIVE http://videohive.net/
Stock20 SmartSound Libraries & SonicFire Pro Mac PC – Great Music
F-Stop Academy #DSLR #FilmMaking ‘Nuff Said http://www.fstopacademy.com/
1080 Productions in China very cool work http://blog.teneighty.net/
Improving Photos Online tips for digital photography
10 Things You Can Do RIGHT NOW To Improve Your Script scriptshadow.net
Projection, Lights, and Staging News – ANOTHER great glossy mag and web presence. www.PLSN.com
Dslr Glidecam Philip Bloom #dslr #filmmaking http://t.co/CaFXGlmZ0k
Working as a Freelance Videographer : Indy News http://t.co/8SRbZQz8dS
Masters In Motion http://t.co/9bnwd3Sbks http://t.co/qY7QFzl2JS
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