Picture of my dad.
#Cute (Taken with Instagram)
Cinematic, music video excellence.
The new music video from David Byrne and St Vincent has a fantastic music video. But the best part is at 00:12 when Byrne’s car door closes with the rhythm of the drum beat. I watched that bit about five times before letting myself move on with the rest of the video.
I was working on a little promo for Ford’s Ford Fusionist event and, timing it with the flash of a projector, I added some fake rolling shutter strobing-artifact to make a smoother, more interesting cut in this sizzle reel.
Here’s the finished video:
Creativity and innovation, while not the same thing, both are iterative activities.
They both benefit from answering these six questions.
Always good to remind ourselves of the essentials, especially at the beginning of a new week!
Good things to think about when approaching a video or film.
“A street map made up of over 900 film titles including cinema classics such as Lost Highway, On the Waterfront, Jurassic Park, Reservoir Dogs, Carlito’s Way, Nightmare on Elm Street, Valley of the Dolls and Chinatown.
“The Map, which is loosely based on the style of a vintage Los Angeles street map has its own Hollywood Boulevard and includes districts dedicated to Hitchcock and Cult British Horror movies. Like most cities it also has its own Red Light area. There’s an A-Z key at the base of the Map listing all the films featured with their release dates and names of the directors.”
After reading several mixed reviews of Final Cut Pro 7 running on Mountain Lion, I decided to try for myself.
I ran Time Machine one last time and updated to Mountain Lion. Then I logged and transferred (from a Canon 7D file structure), dragged-and-dropped files into FCP, ran Pluraleyes (v 1.1.8), copied, cut, pasted into a new sequence, exported in ProRes422, and transcoded to H.264 with Compressor. It all worked as it should!
I’ll be sure to keep updating regarding Mountain Lion and FCP 7 as I work more freelance jobs. We’ll see how the combination holds up through an ENTIRE, real-world workflow.
EPILOGUE: Obviously, you should take precautions before upgrading. Make a bootable backup before you do anything, in case Mountain Lion is a dud. (Time Machine isn’t bootable)