There’s a lot of frustration over FCPX. I believe rightly so. I more than any embrace change. But this is too much change, too soon, with no warning. While Apple added a number of features editors have been asking for (features their competitors have had for years), they turned around and got rid of a […]Read more "Apple Has You by the Cojones"
I questioned whether it would make sense for me to blog about the release of Final Cut Pro X (aka FCPX). Seems like every major filmmaker/blogger is already doing it. But, I’d like to tackle the situation from a viewpoint that I don’t see anyone else doing. The fundamental problem with creatives in general….Read more "FCPX and the Problem with Creatives"
Did you ever stop to think about all the filmmaking terms we use nowadays that harken back to the good ol’ days when “films” were actually shot on film? (Uh, wait. They’re still shot on film. Hmm?) Did you ever stop to think about all the filmmaking terms we use nowadays that harken back to […]Read more "Film Editing Tips – There’s a Reason They Call it “Cutting”"
With the advent of “Fusion,” many photographers are adding video to their repertoire of services. There are few definitions for this term fusion. One of the primary ones is “the combination of stills and video.” (The irony is, filmmakers have been doing this for decades, but ever since HD DSLRs hit the scene, people are […]Read more "Effective Use of Photographs in Video – Beyond the Ken Burns Effect"
Update May 6, 2013: This article will give you a good foundation to start with. However, since the original writing of this post in 2011, I’ve updated my workflow to fit FCPX. Read about it at http://bit.ly/ronsfcpxworkflow. I currently have a 100% tapeless workflow. Except for a few straggling projects here and there, everything I shoot […]Read more "My Tapeless Workflow Backup and Archive Strategy"
Every now and then I like to bring to light fellow filmmakers (or photographers) who are doing work that stands to be recognized. One such person is Casey Warren of Mind Castle Studios in the Seattle, WA area. Not that Casey needs me to highlight him. He’s already a well established event cinematographer who’s already […]Read more "Casey Warren is Coo-Coo for Color Grading"