Incredible colour footage of 1920s London shot by an early British pioneer of film named Claude Frisse-Greene, who made a series of travelogues using the colour process his father William - a noted cinematographer - was experimenting with. It’s like a beautifully dusty old postcard you’d find in a junk store, but moving.
Music by Jonquil and Yann Tiersen.
One could go mad looking at this list! It makes me laugh thinking of friends who can’t believe how much I can charge to “make a website”. It’d be easy they said!
Device screen resolutions ordered by OS
Its often a chore to track down what screen resolutions are supported by the various operating systems and devices that are commonly used on the Web. Vendor sites and developer guidelines are often helpful, but it means hunting down information across many sites and documents. Sites like GSM Arena are great, but it often means checking devices one at a time, and useful information for web developers are lost amongst the densely packed information that is of limited concern to us. As I was researching this information anyway, and I’m a bit of a data nerd, I thought I may as well catalogue the information on my blog for easy access at a later date. If the information is of use to anyone else, then all the better.
I’ve grouped the data by operating system, version, and device type, as I wanted to see what resolutions needed to be supported to broadly cover a particular OS. Not surprisingly, some of the more closed operating systems have tighter control and consistency potentially making them easier to support, while more open operating systems have a plethora of different resolutions and aspect ratios.
Happened to come across a couple of these today so if anyone is looking for a list of screen rez by OS this looks pretty solid.
A promo for Rando - an anonymous photo sharing platform.
Design and direction: Markus Magnusson
Animation: Markus Magnusson, Raoul Alpkut
Soundtrack: Ergo Phizmiz - Tillys Punctured Romancer
Sound design: Markus Magnusson with some help from freesfx.co.uk
Ps. Try the app!
iOS - itunes.apple.com/gb/app/rando/id588683021?mt=8
Android - play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ustwo.rando
So it’s time to look at some footage from the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera.
ADDED ** For ungraded look at vimeo.com/64944847
This footage was shot over about an hour at my local market on Sunday morning. So yeah, it’s just home movies. I was literally grabbing shots where I could whilst I was shopping ! But, you do get to see what one man can do with a pocket cinema camera and a 12-35 Panasonic m4/3 zoom. I guess for those that like to shoot discretely, guerrilla or documentary style, this will give you a good sense of what you’re going to get. The same great DR and look has been inherited from the BMCC.
All this footage was shot using the FILM look. I set my exposure by ETTR and using the 100% zebra to indicate clipping. I had IS on all the time. I had a Hoya ND16 on as well to keep me at a slightly nicer stop. I set the rear monitor to VIDEO and then used focus peaking all the time.
There are plans afoot to create something that’s more *finished* in the way of demo footage in a more formal and drama / narrative style, but for now this should whet your appetite.
Its rough and ready, and really it was just something I threw together very quickly. Interestingly, I had one guy actually recognise that it was a BMCC pocket and several others stopped me to ask what the camera was !
I cut the footage using FCPx and used my colleague Captain Hook for the grade. He’s made some fantastic LUT’s for Resolve as donation-ware to make grading BMCC footage even easier. I encourage those of you who work with BMCC footage to check out these great LUT’s. There’s some great before and after examples there as well.
This short was shot with the The “MōVI” - a digital 3-axis gyro-stabilized handheld camera gimbal. The completely silent device weighs under 3.5 pounds bare and can be operated solo, or with the help of a second “gimbal” operator with a joystick to pull off some incredible moves. To read more about it go to: wp.me/pjtZ0-2a4 The BTS Video is at: vimeo.com/63357898
To download extra features go to: vimeo.com/ondemand/movi
All proceeds from the “Tip Jar” and Vimeo on Demand will benefit the Lollipop theater network lollipoptheater.org/ - a nonprofit organization that arranges showings of first-run movies to children confined to hospitals.
This short was shot ENTIRELY handheld with the MōVI, a Canon EOS 1DC (at 4K) and a Canon 24mm 1.3 Cine Prime (and a Zeiss 18mm CP.2 for the aerial shots.)
Building Invisible Walls is a collection of stories about the making of Labyrinth by the people who helped to make it. Those interviewed are listed below.
The stories are extracts from full-length interviews with each of the contributors about their careers working at studios in Elstree and Borehamwood, and form part of “The Elstree Project” - a collaboration between Elstree Screen Heritage and Howard Berry of the University of Hertfordshire. This work has been done on a voluntary basis with student volunteers and staff giving up their own time to help preserve the legacy of the “British Hollywood”.
Contributors to this film are:
Martin Baker - Producer,
Ken Baker - First Assistant Director,
and Barry Wilkinson - Props Master.
To find out more about the project, visit: theelstreeproject.org
Few days ago I was working on a new instrument and needed to pick up some tools from my work table outside.
It was a rainy day.
While I was sorting through the tools, I started hearing a faint tonal rhythm that reminded me of ethnic percussions and wondered where it was coming from. It was the rain hitting a metallic trash bin that I had left upside down in front of the working table.
I stopped for a moment and focused my attention on the sound.
Besides the percussive noise of the rain, I started hearing some overtones, so I got inspired to create a piece by expanding the tonal resonances present within that sound. No additional instruments or samples. I hope you’ll enjoy it!
3 guys, 44 days, 11 countries, 18 flights, 38 thousand miles, an exploding volcano, 2 cameras and almost a terabyte of footage… all to turn 3 ambitious linear concepts based on movement, learning and food ….into 3 beautiful and hopefully compelling short films…..
= a trip of a lifetime.
move, eat, learn
Rick Mereki : Director, producer, additional camera and editing
Tim White : DOP, producer, primary editing, sound
Andrew Lees : Actor, mover, groover
These films were commissioned by STA Travel Australia: youtube.com/watch?v=-BrDlrytgm8
Thanks heaps to Adam Fyfe, Brendan, Simon and Crissy at STA.
All Music composed and performed by Kelsey James (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Soundtrack available here:
Music Recorded and mixed by Jake Phillips
Colour Grade : Edel Rafferty and Roslyn Di Sisto
Online Edit : Peter Mirecki
Assistance in titles and production design : Lee Gingold, Jason Milden, Rohan Newman
Big Ups to Michelle, Kiri, Renee, Hana, Andre, Ross, Bernie & Julie for your patience and support and awesomeness…..
Huge Thanks to :
Marco, Juliana and Julio at GAP Argentina and Peru
Ariana Cardenas, Toni Figuera and cooltra scooters in Barcelona,
Abete Zanetti Glass blowing school, Murano, Venice (abatezanetti.it)
Annabel, Rosario and Carolina (Pitu) in France
Juane and Andrea from the Princeca Insolenta hostel in Chile
Thank you all for your kind words and encouragement. The response has been phenomenal and overwhelming. We never thought this little project would reach out to so many people. x