Carl Olson

Artful Camera | Analog and Digital Photography and Filmmaking

Artful Camera | Analog and Digital Photography and Filmmaking
Artful Camera | Analog and Digital Photography and Filmmaking

Description

The Artful Camera (formerly The Digital Convergence Podcast) is a show about the art, craft, and business of analog and digital photography and filmmaking.

Episodes

I Was Strolling On The Moon One Day

Jan 11, 2018 01:10:35

Description:

There are only five astronauts alive out of the twelve men that walked on the moon. Their photography and video inspire over 40 years later.

I ramble about the needless complexity of gadgets revealed at CES 2018, the new DJI OSMO Mobile 2, the Panasonic GH5s, Canon's CEO admits Canon lags in innovation, analog film's viability is uncertain and the passing of New55 Film, and more.

This episode is sponsored by:

CrumplePop

Visit http://crumplepop.com and check out all of their fine plugins for Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere. CrumplePop's plugins are like pixie dust for your video.

StoryBlocks

Go to http://storyblocks.com/camera to get all the stock images, video, and audio you can imagine for $149. Download anything from thousands of images, videos, and tracks—and unlock discounts on millions more.

About the Artful Camera:

Website: https://carlolson.tv

Send an email or voicemail to Artful Camera: https://carlolson.tv/contact/

Disclaimer: some links referenced in the show notes are affiliate links. The use of affiliate links do not affect the price you pay. Artful Camera earns a small commission from each sale which help offset some of the costs involved in producing this podcast. Thank you for your support.

Paul Friedman - Founder of LensProToGo (237)

Dec 22, 2017 01:02:56

Description:

Paul Friedman - the founder and CEO of LensProToGo - is my guest for this episode of the Artful Camera.

On December 5, 2017, Paul Friedman and Roger Cicala issued a joint press release announcing the merger of LensProToGo and LensRentals. In our conversation, Paul reveals the backstory of how this remarkable merger came about - the result of a longstanding friendship between him and LensRentals' founder Roger Cicala.

If I were still producing my old defunct podcast Gainfully Unemployed - this would certainly be a fitting episode for that podcast. Paul tells his story of quitting his corporate job to start his photography and lens rental business.

Paul also talks about a cool program to help creatives realize their projects via LensProToGo’s EQUIP: Helping Creatives Create program.

Mentioned in this episode:

LensProToGo:
https://www.lensprotogo.com

Lens Rentals:
https://www.lensrentals.com

FCP X Grill Episode 153: http://digitalcinemacafe.com/2017/12/18/fcg153-upgrade-nightmares-feat-carl-olson-2/

This episode is sponsored by:

CrumplePop

Visit http://crumplepop.com and check out all of their fine plugins for Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere. CrumplePop's plugins are like pixie dust for your video.

StoryBlocks

Go to http://storyblocks.com/camera to get all the stock images, video, and audio you can imagine for $149. Download anything from thousands of images, videos, and tracks—and unlock discounts on millions more.

About the Artful Camera:

Website: https://carlolson.tv

Send an email or voicemail to Artful Camera: https://carlolson.tv/contact/

Disclaimer: some links referenced in the show notes are affiliate links. The use of affiliate links do not affect the price you pay. Artful Camera earns a small commission from each sale which help offset some of the costs involved in producing this podcast. Thank you for your support.

Rick Delgado and the Art of Editing Documentaries (236)

Nov 21, 2017 57:33

Description:

What does video editing a documentary have in common with a deck of cards? Filmmaker Rick Delgado answers that question in this edition of the Artful Camera.

Mentioned in this episode:

Rick Delgado: http://www.nufro.com

RTMotion Lens Control System: http://www.rtmotion.com/lens-control-system

This episode is sponsored by:

CrumplePop

Visit http://crumplepop.com and check out all of their fine plugins for Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere. CrumplePop's plugins are like pixie dust for your video.

StoryBlocks

Go to http://storyblocks.com/camera to get all the stock images, video, and audio you can imagine for $149. Download anything from thousands of images, videos, and tracks—and unlock discounts on millions more.

About the Artful Camera:

Website: https://carlolson.tv

Instagram: @Artful.Camera https://www.instagram.com/artful.camera/

Send an email or voicemail to Artful Camera: https://carlolson.tv/contact/

Disclaimer: some links referenced in the show notes are affiliate links. The use of affiliate links do not affect the price you pay. Artful Camera earns a small commission from each sale which help offset some of the costs involved in producing this podcast. Thank you for your support.

Scott McKenna - Documenting His Video Production Journey (235)

Nov 9, 2017 01:07:58

Description:

Scott McKenna is on a mission to document and share his journey as a creative. He is the owner of 4LCStudios - a production company that produces wedding, commercial, and aerial video. There are no secrets with Scott. He loves to teach and share what he has learned. With over 5,000 subscribers - all gained since May 2017 - he uploads a new video on his YouTube channel nearly everyday covering a wide range of topics - including gear, post production, and business.

In this episode, Scott shares his story of going full time into video production, his philosophy of openly sharing that journey with others, and the keys to building a successful video production business.

 

Mentioned in this episode:

Scott McKenna's YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/scottmckenna

4LCStudios: http://www.4lcstudios.com/

Video - Super excited about this: https://youtu.be/aEaPETrJkNo

 

This episode is sponsored by:

CrumplePop - Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro X Plugins: http://crumplepop.com

StoryBlocks.com - Uncage Your Creativity. You bring the vision - we bring the stock video, images, and audio. Start your free 7 day trial today. Go to http://storyblocks.com/camera

 

About the Artful Camera:

Website: https://carlolson.tv

Instagram: @Artful.Camera https://www.instagram.com/artful.camera/

Send an email or voicemail to Artful Camera: https://carlolson.tv/contact/

Disclaimer: some links referenced in the show notes are affiliate links. The use of affiliate links do not affect the price you pay. Artful Camera earns a small commission from each sale which help offset some of the costs involved in producing this podcast. Thank you for your support.

Chris Fenwick Previews Final Cut Pro 10.4 (234)

Nov 8, 2017 01:11:00

Description:

Chris Fenwick previews Final Cut Pro 10.4 and the new iMac Pro on the Apple Campus in Cupertino, California while attending the 2017 FCP X Creative Summit.

Mentioned in this episode:

FCPX Creative Summit 2017: http://www.fcpxcreativesummit.com

Chris Fenwick's website: http://chrisfenwick.com

FCPXGrill Podcast: http://digitalcinemacafe.com/category/fcg/

This episode is sponsored by:

CrumplePop - Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro X Plugins: http://crumplepop.com

StoryBlocks.com - Uncage Your Creativity. You bring the vision - we bring the stock video, images, and audio. Start your free 7 day trial today. Go to http://storyblocks.com/camera

About the Artful Camera:

Website: https://carlolson.tv

Instagram: @Artful.Camera https://www.instagram.com/artful.camera/

Send an email or voicemail to Artful Camera: https://carlolson.tv/contact/

Disclaimer: some links referenced in the show notes are affiliate links. The use of affiliate links do not affect the price you pay. Artful Camera earns a small commission from each sale which help offset some of the costs involved in producing this podcast. Thank you for your support.

Nick Andrew On Making: I AM WOLF (233)

Oct 11, 2017 01:03:17

Description:

Nick Andrew, a 27 year old filmmaker, is determined to make a feature length documentary titled: I AM WOLF: Lifeblood Of The American Wild. It's an ambitious project that both he and his wife, Bekah, are passionate about.

There's one big problem, though. They don't have enough money, Nick's computer gear is old and outdated, and his filmmaking equipment is basic. Will limited funds and basic equipment stop Nick and Bekah from telling the story of the American wolf?

This is Nick's story of setting out to produce a feature length documentary of lofty creative aspirations on a barebones budget.

Mentioned in this episode:

I AM WOLF movie website: https://www.iamwolfmovie.com

I AM WOLF on Indiegogo: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/i-am-wolf-lifeblood-of-the-american-wild#/

This episode is sponsored by:

CrumplePop - Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro X Plugins: http://crumplepop.com

StoryBlocks.com - Uncage Your Creativity. You bring the vision - we bring the stock video, images, and audio. Start your free 7 day trial today. Go to http://storyblocks.com/camera

About the Artful Camera:

Website: https://carlolson.tv

Instagram: @Artful.Camera https://www.instagram.com/artful.camera/

Send an email or voicemail to Artful Camera: https://carlolson.tv/contact/

Disclaimer: some links referenced in the show notes are affiliate links. The use of affiliate links do not affect the price you pay. Artful Camera earns a small commission from each sale which help offset some of the costs involved in producing this podcast. Thank you for your support.

What Photographers Can Learn From the Old Masters (232)

Oct 4, 2017 01:04:56

Description:

Photography and painting have much in common. Both the painter and photographer are concerned about composition, lighting, color, and story. Photography is a relatively recent invention compared to painting. When the first photograph was taken in 1826 by Joseph Niepce, the practice of the painter already had a history developed over many centuries. Truly, the craft and art of photography owes much to the legacy of the old masters.

 

Mentioned in this episode:

What Landscape Painting Can Teach Photographers–by Geoff Wittig http://theonlinephotographer.typepad.com/the_online_photographer/2010/12/landscape-painting.html

The Psychology of the "Decisive Moment"–by John Suler http://truecenterpublishing.com/photopsy/decisive_moment.htm

 

This episode is sponsored by:

CrumplePop - Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro X Plugins: http://crumplepop.com

StoryBlocks.com - Uncage Your Creativity. You bring the vision - we bring the stock video, images, and audio. Start your free 7 day trial today. Go to http://storyblocks.com/camera

 

About the Artful Camera:

Website: https://carlolson.tv

Instagram: @Artful.Camera https://www.instagram.com/artful.camera/

Send an email or voicemail to Artful Camera: https://carlolson.tv/contact/

Disclaimer: some links referenced in the show notes are affiliate links. The use of affiliate links do not affect the price you pay. Artful Camera earns a small commission from each sale which help offset some of the costs involved in producing this podcast. Thank you for your support.

John Reuter - Second Impressions - Part 2 (231)

Jul 25, 2017 57:17

Description:

John Reuter’s professional and artistic life is tightly interwoven with the story of the Polaroid 20x24 camera and the artists that used it to bring their creative visions to life. It’s an important story worth preserving. John has has worked tirelessly to keep the 20x24 Polaroid camera alive. Part 1 of my conversation with John (found in episode 230 of the Artful Camera) contains the history of image transfer, image lift, and direct manipulation of Polaroid images.

In part 2 of my conversation with John, the focus is on the artwork John created with the 20x24 Polaroid camera and the now rare Polacolor film. John reveals the creative process he used in making his evocative 20x24 Polacolor image transfers. The transfer image is just the beginning of a long process of creating many layers of “history” within the print. The process includes distressing the image and mark making with various pigments, oil pastels, and mediums. The end result is an image rich in texture and beauty.

John’s images are currently on exhibit at the Palm Beach Photographic Centre until August 5, 2017. The exhibit is called John Reuter: Second Impressions, Polaroid Process to Singapore Infrared.

 

Mentioned in this episode:

John Reuter's website:
http://johnreuter.com/blog/

20x24 Studio:
http://www.20x24studio.com

The Polaroid 20x24 Image Transfer Process:
https://youtu.be/rlos9pgah3s

Jim Dine:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Dine

Giotto: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giotto

Rosamond Purcell:
http://www.anartthatnaturemakes.com

JoAnn Verburg:
http://joannverburg.com

Robert Rauschenberg:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Rauschenberg
http://www.20x24studio.com/?page_id=2329

Chuck Close:
http://chuckclose.com
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chuck_Close
http://www.20x24studio.com/?p=2282

William Wegman:
http://williamwegman.com/home.html

Joyce Tenneson:
http://www.tenneson.com
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joyce_Tenneson

David Levinthal:
http://www.davidlevinthal.com

Tim Burton:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Burton

Art Kane:
https://www.artkane.com
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art_Kane

Elsa Dorfman:
http://www.elsadorfman.com
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elsa_Dorfman

Jack Perno:
http://www.jackperno.com
http://www.jackperno.com/polaroid-emulsion-1

Beatrice Pediconi:
http://www.beatricepediconi.com
http://www.beatricepediconi.com/works/polaroids/

Palm Beach Photographic Centre:
https://www.workshop.org/museum/exhibits/

Video tour of John Reuter’s Second Impressions exhibit: https://www.facebook.com/events/1342858102433943/permalink/1353500241369729/

Amon Carter Museum of American Art:
http://www.cartermuseum.org
http://www.cartermuseum.org/calendar/member-programs/camera-ready-the-polaroid-20x24-project

 

 

This episode is sponsored by:

CrumplePop - Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro Plugins:
http://crumplepop.com

 

About the Artful Camera:

Website:
https://carlolson.tv

Instagram: @Artful.Camera
https://www.instagram.com/artful.camera/

Send an email or voicemail to Artful Camera:
https://carlolson.tv/contact/

 

Disclaimer: some links referenced in the show notes are affiliate links. The use of affiliate links do not affect the price you pay. Artful Camera earns a small commission from each sale which help offset some of the costs involved in producing this podcast. Thank you for your support.

John Reuter - Second Impressions - Part 1 (230)

Jul 20, 2017 59:34

Description:

John Reuter - artist, photographer, and director of the Polaroid 20x24 Project, returns to the Artful Camera. John has worked closely with a number of well known artists including Chuck Close, Robert Rauschenberg, William Wegman, Elsa Dorfman, Joyce Tenneson, and many others to help them bring their creative visions to life using the Polaroid 20x24 camera. However, John Reuter is an accomplished artist in his own right. This episode focuses on John and his work as an artist.

The exhibit John Reuter: Second Impressions, Polaroid Process to Singapore Infrared opened at the Palm Beach Photographic Centre on June 21, 2017, and runs through August 5th. It features 35 20x24 Polacolor Image Transfers created by John. Eight of these images are 4 panel assemblies measuring 42x52 inches and mounted on canvas. While many of the images featured in the exhibit date back as as early as 1988, the show features two new 4 panel pieces created by John in 2017 just for this exhibit.

In this episode John talks about the early history of using Polaroid images in mixed media art, and his own pioneering techniques in creating beautiful, evocative images that now line the walls of the Palm Beach Photographic Centre.

Mentioned in this episode:

John Reuter's website:
http://johnreuter.com/blog/

20x24 Studio:
http://www.20x24studio.com

Jim Dine
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Dine

Giotto
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giotto

Rosamond Purcell
http://www.anartthatnaturemakes.com

JoAnn Verburg
http://joannverburg.com

Robert Rauschenberg
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Rauschenberg
http://www.20x24studio.com/?page_id=2329

Chuck Close
http://chuckclose.com
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chuck_Close
http://www.20x24studio.com/?p=2282

William Wegman
http://williamwegman.com/home.html

Joyce Tenneson
http://www.tenneson.com
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joyce_Tenneson

David Levinthal
http://www.davidlevinthal.com

Tim Burton
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Burton

Art Kane
https://www.artkane.com
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art_Kane

Elsa Dorfman
http://www.elsadorfman.com
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elsa_Dorfman

Jack Perno
http://www.jackperno.com
http://www.jackperno.com/polaroid-emulsion-1

Beatrice Pediconi
http://www.beatricepediconi.com
http://www.beatricepediconi.com/works/polaroids/

Palm Beach Photographic Centre
https://www.workshop.org/museum/exhibits/

Video tour of John Reuter’s Second Impressions exhibit: https://www.facebook.com/events/1342858102433943/permalink/1353500241369729/

Amon Carter Museum of American Art
http://www.cartermuseum.org
http://www.cartermuseum.org/calendar/member-programs/camera-ready-the-polaroid-20x24-project

This episode is sponsored by:

CrumplePop - Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro X Plugins:
http://crumplepop.com

About the Artful Camera:

Website: https://carlolson.tv

Instagram: @Artful.Camera https://www.instagram.com/artful.camera/

Send an email or voicemail to Artful Camera: https://carlolson.tv/contact/

Disclaimer: some links referenced in the show notes are affiliate links. The use of affiliate links do not affect the price you pay. Artful Camera earns a small commission from each sale which help offset some of the costs involved in producing this podcast. Thank you for your support.

Brian Greenberg - Owner of Richard Photo Lab (229)

Jun 29, 2017 01:24:39

Description:

Brian Greenberg - owner of Richard Photo Lab - joins me in this episode of the Artful Camera. Brian started his career in the photo industry over 20 years ago. His photo career has spanned from photo assisting, processing, scanning, printing and customer service.

Before Brian bought Richard Photo Lab, it was originally owned by a man named - you guessed it - Richard. Richard immigrated from China to Hollywood, California. He opened a small, custom photo lab. Richard developed a strong reputation for superb craftsmanship. As a result, Richard acquired a small commercial photography customer base that remained intensely loyal to him.

Years later, Richard was looking to retire. Brian Greenberg saw an opportunity to uphold what Richard’s name represented - superb quality and customer service. Embracing that culture and building upon it has turned Richard Photo Lab into one of the premiere full service photo labs in the world. Their services - which include film development, film scanning, and printing - is not limited to just film photography. They serve digital photographers, too, with their outstanding print services and products.

Now you might be thinking this episode is just about a photo lab. It’s so much more than that as you will hear in this conversation. Brian is extremely passionate about helping photographers in their business, marketing, and branding. On Richard Photo Lab website they say: "Our passion feeds our work, and our work feeds our passion.” You will hear the truth in that statement as you listen to Brian in this episode.

Mentioned in this episode:

Richard Photo Lab website: http://www.richardphotolab.com

Photo of Brian by A Bryan Photo: http://www.abryanphoto.com/

This episode is sponsored by:

CrumplePop - Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro X Plugins: http://crumplepop.com

GraphicStock - Enhance your creativity with access to over 380,000 graphics, icons, templates, photos, images, and more—including their new creative lifestyle collection, Creator to Creator. Sign up for a 7 day free trial and download whatever you want, including content from the new Creator to Creator collection! http://graphicstock.com/camera

About the Artful Camera:

Artful Camera website: https://artfulcamera.com

Instagram: @Artful.Camera https://www.instagram.com/artful.camera/

Send an email or voicemail to Artful Camera: https://artfulcamera.com/contact/

Disclaimer: some links referenced in the show notes are affiliate links. The use of affiliate links do not affect the price you pay. Artful Camera earns a small commission from each sale which help offset some of the costs involved in producing this podcast. Thank you for your support.

Steven Bernstein, ASC - Writer, Director, Producer (228)

Jun 19, 2017 01:00:18

Description:

Steven Bernstein, ASC, is a writer, director, producer, cinematographer, and instructor. In this episode of the Artful Camera, Steve engages in a fascinating conversation about screenwriting, lighting, and the visual language of filmmaking.

Steve began his film career as a cinematographer in the United Kingdom, first doing documentaries, then commercials. He went on to shoot many landmark feature films for both studios and independents including the highly acclaimed Like Water For Chocolate and the Oscar winning motion picture Monster – starring Charlize Theron. That movie was directed by a name that should be familiar to all film goers today - Patty Jenkins - who is the director of Wonder Woman currently in theaters at the time this episode was recorded (June 2017).

Steve is the author of the best selling book Film Production. It’s about the process of film making. He has also authored several other books and screenplays. One of Steve’s most recent projects is a new film about Dylan Thomas, called Dominion, starring John Malkovich. Steve wrote the screenplay for Dominion, which he also produced and directed.

And, by the way, the next time you are filling up your tank at a QuickTrip or RaceTrac and someone comes up to you and ask for $5 - you will not view that person in the same way again after hearing Steve’s conversation.

Mentioned in this episode:

Steven Bernstein ASC: http://www.somebodystudios.com/

IMBD: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0077149/

This episode is sponsored by:

CrumplePop - Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro X Plugins: http://crumplepop.com

GraphicStock - Enhance your creativity with access to over 380,000 graphics, icons, templates, photos, images, and more—including their new creative lifestyle collection, Creator to Creator. Sign up for a 7 day free trial and download whatever you want, including content from the new Creator to Creator collection! http://graphicstock.com/camera

About the Artful Camera:

Artful Camera website: https://artfulcamera.com

Instagram: @Artful.Camera https://www.instagram.com/artful.camera/

Send an email or voicemail to Artful Camera: https://artfulcamera.com/contact/

Disclaimer: some links referenced in the show notes are affiliate links. The use of affiliate links do not affect the price you pay. Artful Camera earns a small commission from each sale which help offset some of the costs involved in producing this podcast. Thank you for your support.

Rick Delgado on Filming for Nickelodeon, New Macs for Pros, and the Sony a9 (227)

Jun 12, 2017 01:18:17

Description:

Can there be a better guide than Apple’s own manuals for FCP, Motion, and Logic? Yes indeed! I’m going to tell you about an incredible set of “graphically enhanced manuals" from musician, composer, author, and CEO of DingDing Music, Inc. - Edgar Rothermich.

Apple made a huge splash earlier this week at WWDC 2017. Not only did Apple demonstrate solid software updates to iOS and macOS, they announced a huge round of hardware updates including the iPad Pro, MacBook Pro, iMacs, and now the iMac Pro, along with hints of a modular Mac Pro. That should make a bunch of creative pros happy! Or, you would think!

Cinematographer and photographer Rick Delgado checks in with me after just returning from Cancun where he worked on a commercial shoot for Nickelodeon. He also tells me about his impressions and thoughts about NAB 2017, and he answers the question “do real pros use autofocus.” His answer may surprise you!

Mentioned in this episode:

Rick Delgado's website: http://www.nufro.com

Edgar Rothermich's GEM Manuals: http://www.dingdingmusic.com/DingDing/Home.html

Apple's new iMac Pro: https://www.apple.com/imac-pro/

Off Hollywood's OMOD Pro for RED: http://offhollywoodny.com/

This episode is sponsored by:

CrumplePop - Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro X Plugins: http://crumplepop.com

GraphicStock - Enhance your creativity with access to over 380,000 graphics, icons, templates, photos, images, and more—including their new creative lifestyle collection, Creator to Creator. Sign up for a 7 day free trial and download whatever you want, including content from the new Creator to Creator collection! http://graphicstock.com/camera

About the Artful Camera:

Artful Camera website: https://artfulcamera.com

Instagram: @Artful.Camera https://www.instagram.com/artful.camera/

Send an email or voicemail to Artful Camera: https://artfulcamera.com/contact/

Disclaimer: some links referenced in the show notes are affiliate links. The use of affiliate links do not affect the price you pay. Artful Camera earns a small commission from each sale which help offset some of the costs involved in producing this podcast. Thank you for your support.

David duChemin - The Soul of the Camera (226)

Jun 7, 2017 01:14:39

Description:

When we look at our photographs and find not the slightest reflection of ourselves, it’s a good sign that our images have lost their soul. What can we do about that? How can we add life into our images?

Photographer and author David duChemin answers those questions in his new, inspiring and thoughtful book: The Soul of the Camera – The Photographer’s Place In Picture-Making. David talks about his new book and shares his ideas and thoughts on being intentional about creating images.

Mentioned in this episode:

The Soul of the Camera: http://www.soulofthecamera.com

David duChemin's website: http://davidduchemin.com

Craft & Vision: https://craftandvision.com

This episode is sponsored by:

CrumplePop - Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro X Plugins: http://crumplepop.com

GraphicStock - Enhance your creativity with access to over 380,000 graphics, icons, templates, photos, images, and more—including their new creative lifestyle collection, Creator to Creator. Sign up for a 7 day free trial and download whatever you want, including content from the new Creator to Creator collection! http://graphicstock.com/camera

About the Artful Camera:

Artful Camera website: https://artfulcamera.com

Instagram: @Artful.Camera https://www.instagram.com/artful.camera/

Send an email or voicemail to Artful Camera: https://artfulcamera.com/contact/

Disclaimer: some links referenced in the show notes are affiliate links. The use of affiliate links do not affect the price you pay. Artful Camera earns a small commission from each sale which help offset some of the costs involved in producing this podcast. Thank you for your support.

Creating Camelot - The Kennedy Photography of Jacques Lowe (225)

May 27, 2017 45:41

Description:

Creating Camelot: The Kennedy Photography of Jacques Lowe showcases more than 70 intimate photographs and iconic images of President John F. Kennedy, his wife, Jacqueline, and their children, Caroline and John Jr. — photos that helped create the legend of the Kennedy presidency known as “Camelot” — by Jacques Lowe, Kennedy’s personal photographer from 1958 through his early years in the White House.

Tom Shinall, the marketing director of the Booth Western Art Museum, gives me a personal tour of this extraordinary exhibit now on display at the Booth Museum in Cartersville, Georgia.

Mentioned in this episode:

Booth Western Art Museum: http://boothmuseum.org

FotometerPro Lightmeter for iPhone and iPad: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/fotometerpro/id439913393?mt=8

Richard Photo Lab: http://www.richardphotolab.com

This episode is sponsored by: CrumplePop - Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro X Plugins: http://crumplepop.com

Artful Camera website: https://artfulcamera.com

Instagram: @Artful.Camera https://www.instagram.com/artful.camera/

Send an email or voicemail to Artful Camera: https://artfulcamera.com/contact/

Disclaimer: some links referenced in the show notes are affiliate links. The use of affiliate links do not affect the price you pay. Artful Camera earns a small commission from each sale which help offset some of the costs involved in producing this podcast. Thank you for your support.

Pat McGowan and Blackbox Wants Filmmakers To Be Paid Fairly (224)

May 15, 2017 01:19:06

Description:

Pat McGowan is the CEO of and founder of Blackbox Global. What is Blackbox Global and why should filmmakers care? That’s what I try to wrap my head around in my conversation with Pat. He is on a mission to give creators more freedom in getting their fair share of passive income for their art.

Mentioned in this episode:

Blackbox.Global: http://www.blackbox.global

This episode is sponsored by:

CrumplePop - Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro X Plugins: http://crumplepop.com

Artful Camera website: https://artfulcamera.com

Disclaimer: some links referenced in the show notes are affiliate links. The use of affiliate links do not affect the price you pay. Artful Camera earns a small commission from each sale which help offset some of the costs involved in producing this podcast. Thank you for your support.

Dave Bias and the FILM Ferrania Story - Part 2 (223)

May 8, 2017 01:21:41

Description:

Dave Bias continues in part 2 of this interview by telling the fascinating story of how co-founders Nicola Baldini and Marco Pagni teamed together to resurrect Ferrania as FILM Ferrania to bring back analog film production. Dave talks about FILM Ferrania's successful Kickstarter campaign that allowed them to invest in the future of analog film.

However, as with any good story adversity lurks around the corner threatening the protagonist’s journey. Dave tells us that proved true with FILM Ferrania. They suffered a major setback in refurbishing the manufacturing facility that caused them to have to delay the release of a new color reversal film originally promised as a reward to their Kickstarter supporters. Meanwhile, the FILM Ferrania team found an old hand written note in a diary that turned out to be the formula and manufacturing instructions of a gorgeous, silver-packed, black and white cinema film stock that is the stuff of legends: P30. Producing the first batches of P30 proved to be a good learning step in developing and fine turning the machinery and processes for eventually making color reversal film.

Dave Bias' gripping and inspiring account of the extraordinary story of the resurgence of analog film is a story that has only just begun.

Mentioned in this episode:

FILM Ferrania http://www.filmferrania.it

Dave Bias http://www.davebias.org

Announcing P30 https://vimeo.com/197269585

P30 Info and Sample Images http://www.filmferrania.it/p30

Revenge of Analog - Real Things and Why They Matter - by David Sax http://amzn.to/2pNoSxv

This episode is sponsored by:

CrumplePop - Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro X Plugins: http://crumplepop.com

Artful Camera website: https://artfulcamera.com

Disclaimer: some links referenced in the show notes are affiliate links. The use of affiliate links do not affect the price you pay. Artful Camera earns a small commission from each sale which help offset some of the costs involved in producing this podcast. Thank you for your support.

Dave Bias and the FILM Ferrania Story - Part 1 (222)

May 4, 2017 01:22:46

Description:

To call Dave Bias a creative is too limiting. He is a story teller, a entrepreneur, a photographer, a graphic designer, and much more – a 21st century polymath. Dave's journey begins in a small West Virginia town as vinyl record shop owner. A love of folding cameras (such as the pre-World War II Voigtländer Bessa) and a chance encounter with a rented Hasselblad leads Dave into the world of photography. When Polaroid stopped making instant film, Dave took on what to some may have seemed to be a quixotic quest to save Polaroid. That led to his work with Impossible Project. And from there, Dave moved on to FILM Ferrania.

Ferrania was founded in 1917 and later started manufacturing photographic and motion picture film. In 1964 they were bought by 3M and became primarily a white label film manufacturer. The near death of film photography due to the dramatic advancement of digital cameras led to Ferrania ceasing film manufacturing and finally shuttered their plant doors in 2010.

Curiously, the pulse of the apparent corpse of film photography indicated a faint heart beat that began to grow stronger and stronger. A small but passionate group of artists and photographers from around the world clamored for something more tangible and beautiful – something that only film could provide. Film was not dead!

Nicola Baldini and Marco Pagni teamed together to bring back to life Ferrania as FILM Ferrania to bring back film. They ran a successful kickstarted that ended October 2014 with 5582 backers raising $322,420.

So where does Dave Bias fit in the FILM Ferrania story? He is now spearheading the marketing and sales of FILM Ferrania film in the United States. Dave wants to ensure that the FILM Ferrania makes analog film for the next 100 years and beyond. When pre-ordering opened for the first alpha batch of P30, the servers crashed and burned. When their e-commerce store came back online, P30 sold out almost immediately. That’s truly a good problem to have!

It’s a big story that one episode cannot comfortably contain so I’ve created two episodes to tell their story. Part 1 fittingly begins with the story of Dave Bias.

Mentioned in this episode:

FILM Ferrania
http://www.filmferrania.it

Dave Bias
http://www.davebias.org

Impossible Project
https://us.impossible-project.com

Video: Un viaggio negli stabilimenti FERRANIA - Aprile 1941
https://youtu.be/12YJFOKJhtE

This episode is sponsored by:

CrumplePop - Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro X Plugins 
http://crumplepop.com

Artful Camera website
https://artfulcamera.com

 

Ben Bruton-Cox - Setting a Professional Tone (221)

Apr 26, 2017 01:19:00

Description:

Ben Bruton-Cox is a professional filmmaker and co-host of the Our Week in Video podcast. In this episode of the Artful Camera, Ben talks about the need to set the right tone professionally as photographers and filmmakers. Ben's surprising background as a waiter helped him overcome his shyness, end a serious speech impediment, and establish a high level of professionalism in serving the needs of his customers. It’s a lesson that has helped him establish and grow his video production company.

Mentioned in the show:

Our Week In Video Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/our-week-in-video-video-production-digital-media-filmmaking/id955970525?mt=2

Ben Bruton-Cox’s comparison of CrumplePop’s BetterStabilizer with Adobe’s Warp Stabilizer: https://www.facebook.com/ourweekinvideo/videos/1522751004410092/

This episode is sponsored by:

VideoBlocks - presenting The Future of Creativity - a new collection of stock images - where imagination meets tech. Start your 7 day free trial today at: http://videoblocks.com/camera

CrumplePop - Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro X Plugins: http://crumplepop.com

Artful Camera website: https://artfulcamera.com

Sony a9 - High Speed DSLR Killer (220)

Apr 21, 2017 01:04:29

Description:

Sony has announced the a9 - a full-frame, high speed mirrorless camera designed for sports and action photographers. Sony says this camera is the result of listening to their customers.

Capable of shooting 241 compressed RAW images at 20 fps this camera is the fastest full frame camera in it's class. Featuring a new 24.2 megapixel stacked CMOS sensor, a silent vibration free electronic shutter capable of speeds up to 1/32000 of a second, and 643 autofocus points spanning nearly the full area of the image, this camera is poised to win the hearts of action photographers around the world.

However, will the Sony a9's ability to shoot 4K/30p video win over the hearts of video pros?

Mentioned in the show:

Sony a9: http://www.sony.com/electronics/interchangeable-lens-cameras/ilce-9

LG - 27UD69P-W 27" IPS LED 4K UHD FreeSync Monitor: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/lg-27ud69p-w-27-ips-led-4k-uhd-freesync-monitor-black-white/5770300.p?skuId=5770300

Anker USB 3.0 SuperSpeed 10-Port Hub Including a BC 1.2 Charging Port with 60W (12V / 5A) Power Adapter: http://amzn.to/2o8hqQ1

This episode is sponsored by:

VideoBlocks - presenting The Future of Creativity - a new collection of stock images - where imagination meets tech. Start your 7 day free trial today at: http://videoblocks.com/camera

CrumplePop - Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro X Plugins: http://crumplepop.com

Artful Camera website: https://artfulcamera.com

Panasonic GH5 Soap Opera and a Studio In Your Pocket (219)

Apr 13, 2017 01:29:58

Description:

The highly anticipated Panasonic GH5 has generated a soap opera of epic proportions. While an outstanding 4K video camera, the GH5's sub-par implementation of continuous autofocus and wonky image stabilization has many video pros very much consternated. In this episode I talk about these issues and give you my take on the drama surrounding the GH5.

I recently upgraded to an iPhone 7+ and it got me thinking again about something Chris Fenwick had said in an earlier episode of this podcast - back when it was known as the DCP. Chris called the iPhone "a studio in your pocket.” He joins me in this episode to expand upon his thoughts on how mobile devices are changing the way we work as creatives.

Mentioned in the show:

Panasonic GH5 — The Review - Why I Returned It [4K 60] by iPhonedo: https://youtu.be/8WD9C3C2koU

Apple Clips: https://www.apple.com/clips/

FiLMiC Pro: http://www.filmicpro.com

LumaFusion: https://luma-touch.com/lumafusion-for-ios/

Snapseed: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/snapseed/id439438619?mt=8

Cine Meter and Cine Meter II:

http://adamwilt.com/cinemeterii/compared.html http://adamwilt.com/cinemeterii/index.html

DJI OSMO Mobile: http://www.dji.com/osmo-mobile

DJI Mavic Pro: http://www.dji.com/mavic

Novation LaunchPad for iOS: https://us.novationmusic.com/launch/launchpad-app#

Chris Fenwick's FCP X Grill Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/fcpx-grill/id757640927?mt=2

This episode is sponsored by:

VideoBlocks - presenting The Future of Creativity - a new collection of stock images - where imagination meets tech. Start your 7 day free trial today at: http://videoblocks.com/camera

CrumplePop - Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro X Plugins: http://crumplepop.com

Artful Camera website: https://artfulcamera.com

 

Ansel Adams - The Masterworks - At The Booth Western Art Museum (218)

Apr 6, 2017 53:25

Description:

Ansel Adams - The Masterworks, comes to the Booth Western Art Museum. It's an exhibition showcasing 30 photographs from an edition known as The Museum Set – images hand selected, printed, and signed by Adams himself. Exhibited together for the first time ever, these images are loaned from the personal collection of Virginia Adams Mayhew, Ansel’s granddaughter.

Mentioned in the show:

Ansel Adams - The Masterworks at the Booth Western Art Museum: http://boothmuseum.org/anseladams/

Ansel Adams, Photographer (1958) narrated by Beaumont Newhall: https://youtu.be/M-BhJQqHXfQ

This episode is sponsored by:

VideoBlocks - presenting The Future of Creativity - a new collection of stock images - where imagination meets tech. Start your 7 day free trial today at: http://videoblocks.com/camera

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Sam Hiser and the Artful Innovation of New55 Film (217)

Mar 15, 2017 01:04:02

Description:

Sam Hiser tells the New55 film story, and shares his thoughts on the art of photography today.

Sam - CEO and co-founder of New55 Holdings, along with co-founder and inventor/innovator extraordinaire Bob Crowley - are on a mission to bring back the essence of Polaroid Type 55 to fine art photographers. New55PN is not a duplication, but rather, an innovative new product that brings back the thrill of producing photographic results unlike anything else seen in analog or digital photography.

Mentioned in the show:

This episode is sponsored by: CrumplePop - Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro X Plugins: http://crumplepop.com

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New55 website: http://www.new55.net/

New 55 Blog by Bob Crowley: http://new55project.blogspot.com/

New55 PN Peel apart B&W Instant Film: https://shop.new55.net/collections/frontpage/products/new55-pn?variant=22471703811

Refurbished Polaroid 545 Film Holder: https://shop.new55.net/collections/frontpage/products/545-holder-refurbished?variant=9755989379

R5 Monobath: https://shop.new55.net/collections/frontpage/products/r5-monobath-developer?variant=8415508355

Impossible Project: https://us.impossible-project.com/

DTR - Diffusion Transfer Reversal: http://new55project.blogspot.com/2010/12/diffusion-transfer-reversal.html

John Reuter and the 20x24 Polaroid Project: https://artfulcamera.com/blog/john-reuter-and-the-fate-of-the-polaroid-20x24-216

Intrepid 4x5 Camera: https://intrepidcamera.co.uk/

Kodak Brings Back a Classic with EKTACHROME Film: http://www.kodak.com/us/en/corp/press_center/kodak_brings_back_a_classic_with_ektachrome_film/default.htm

FILM Ferrania: http://www.filmferrania.it/

CineStill Film: https://cinestillfilm.com/

Director Michelangelo Antonioni: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michelangelo_Antonioni

People of the Po Valley (1947): http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0035929/

Polaroid Transfers by Kathleen Carr: http://amzn.to/2n63eWk

The Polaroid Book by Barbara Hitchcock: http://amzn.to/2mocscT

Sam Hiser’s personal websites:
http://www.hiserfotograf.com/about/
http://recentdevelopment.tumblr.com

 

John Reuter and the Fate of the Polaroid 20x24 (216)

Mar 8, 2017 01:22:42

Description:

Delve into the world of both analog and digital photography with John Reuter who is an accomplished artist, photographer, filmmaker, and director of the 20x24 Studio - the home of the mammoth Polaroid 20x24 camera.

John discusses the continuing development, shooting, and editing of his film Camera Ready - a fascinating documentary of the Polaroid 20x24 camera and the artists that use it. John reveals his reasons for getting rid of his two Panasonic GH4’s and switching over to filming with a Sony a7sII and a Canon C100 Mark II. A lot of ground is covered in this lengthy conversation - from the challenges of mixing footage from different cameras, funding the production of the documentary, and two possible futures for the Polaroid 20x24 Project.

Mentioned in the show:

This episode is sponsored by: CrumplePop - Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro X Plugins: http://crumplepop.com

Get 10% off a subscription to Soundstripe.com (use code ARTFULCAMERA when you check out): https://artfulcamera.com/soundstripe

20x24 Studio: http://www.20x24studio.com

Camera Ready Movie: http://camera-readymovie.com

John Reuter Blog: http://johnreuter.com/blog/

NY Times article on Polaroid 20x24: https://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/21/arts/design/champion-of-a-polaroid-behemoth-yields-to-the-digital-world.html?_r=1

Artful Camera website: https://artfulcamera.com

 

Paul Aitken Livin' the Drone Life (215)

Feb 28, 2017 52:15

Description:

Paul Aitken - expert drone pilot, aerial cinematographer, arthur, and co-founder of TheDroneU.com - is the guest of this episode of the Artful Camera.

In this episode, Paul discusses:

How to prepare for and get the FAA’s Part 107 certification. Trends and market opportunities for drone photographers. Why Paul feels the DJI Inspire 1 is a better aircraft than the Inspire 2. Paul's thoughts on why DJI bought a major stake in Hasselblad. Paul's new book Livin' the Drone Life: An Insider’s Guide to Flying Drones for Fun and Profit.

If you are thinking about adding a new drone to your camera line-up, this show is for you.

Mentioned in the show:

The Drone U: https://www.thedroneu.com/

Livin' the Drone Life: An Insider’s Guide to Flying Drones for Fun and Profit: http://amzn.to/2lgRTO6

This episode is sponsored by:

CrumplePop - Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro X Plugins: http://crumplepop.com

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Rick Delgado on Filming Analog Made with RED (214)

Feb 23, 2017 57:31

Description:

Cinematographer Rick Delgado has worked for a broad range of commercial clients and is in high demand as he jumps around from his home base in Miami to LA, NY, and all over the globe. Rick is a talented, sensitive, thoughtful story teller who I previously featured in episode 188 of the Artful Camera (previously known as the Digital Convergence Podcast). When I spoke to Rick in that episode, I knew I wanted to have the chance to speak with him again. As it turned out, we were able to collaborate work together for a few days shooting a mini-documentary called Analog Made.

It was a delight to work with Rick, and get hands-on experience with his RED Weapon fitted with the superb 8K Helium sensor. With a Super35 sensor, the Helium features much improved low light performance with less noise and breathtaking dynamic range. Working with the RED was a considerable step up in quality and technology for me. This camera capable of capturing gorgeous massive 8K RAW video at up to 60 fps. Drop down to 4K, and the slow-mo capability increases to 120 fps. Go down to 2K, and an impressively liquid 240 fps is achievable–which we took advantage of in a number of closeups.

Impressive as the RED Weapon is, of even greater value to me was the chance to work closely with Rick and benefit from his extensive experience as a highly sought after director of photography. Of note, too, is that Rick is a hybrid shooter and is often called upon to shoot both still photos and video at the same time. His tool of choice for shooting stills is the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV.

This episode of the Artful Camera was recorded in my home after wrapping up two full days shooting together. This is the first time I’ve recorded a podcast episode live in my office with another guest in the studio. Having Rick in the studio certainly changed up the dynamics of recording a conversation. It was such a delight that I’m going to have to find a way to live in-house recordings like this again if future episodes of the podcast.

In the conversation we recorded together, Rick and I talk about what it was like to shoot the Analog Made documentary with wood turner Danny McCravy. Rick delves into the differences of shooting commercial work and documentaries and the process of extracting a story. Rick walks us through how you go through the interview process with the person talking about their life and then from there begin to piece things together: Where does the story begin? What is the crescendo of the story? What is the main take-away? What do you leave with when the filming is done? It isn’t always possible to know what the story is or know where the story leads to when you begin filming a documentary–but one this is certain: the story will reveal itself.

Now that shooting has wrapped for this installment of Analog Made, next begins the process of putting the story together from the beautiful footage that DP Rick Delgado masterfully captured. I’ll be using REDCINE-X Pro and FCP X together to edit the piece. I’ll save that experience for a future episode.

This episode is sponsored by:

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Mentioned in the show:

Fragile, by Nilo Batle (17 years old, Young Arts Gold Winner): https://vimeo.com/181053540

RED Weapon Helium 8K: http://www.red.com/products/weapon-8k

Visionsmith ReLamp for Arri: http://visionsmith.com/?v=7516fd43adaa

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A New Name for the Digital Convergence Podcast (213)

Feb 16, 2017 38:39

Description:

The Digital Convergence Podcast gets a new name: The Artful Camera. I explain why I changed the name of the show and what you can expect in future episodes.

This episode is sponsored by:

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Mentioned in the show:

Eames Official Site and the SX-70 Film: http://www.eamesoffice.com/the-work/sx-70-polaroid/

The Revenge of Analog: Real Things and Why They Matter by David Sax:
http://amzn.to/2l9GSyZ

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DCP 212: Where Do Creative Ideas Come From?

Dec 28, 2016 01:17:03

Description:

This year I’ve published 31 episodes of the Digital Convergence Podcast. If there is anything to be learned from these podcast episodes this year it’s that gear will only get you so far. Most cameras made today are good–even the iPhone in your pocket. Video editor Chris Fenwick called the iPhone a “studio in our hands.” With such power and quality available to us, there’s no reason to agonize over what camera to buy. In essence, there’s nothing left to pixel peep because all pixels are pretty good. 

So now that we’ve got gear angst out of the way, in 2017 and beyond, we can move on and focus on creating. You are first and foremost a creative. 

Imagination trumps gear. 

The creative process begins with an idea. Where do creative ideas come from? In this last episode of 2016, I explore this question and examine the creative process through a series of interview clips that feature filmmaker and director David Lynch, actor and comedian Gene Wilder, director and explorer James Cameron, composer and performer Yanni, musician and founder of The Black Eyed Peas will.i.am, producer and musician Brian Eno, and author, lecturer, and education expert Sir Ken Robinson. Their thoughts on where creative ideas originate, the creative process, creative failure, and overcoming creative discouragement will inspire you to expand your creative horizons no matter what your situation is in life, or the gear and software you have, in the year ahead. 

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Mentioned in the show: 

Interviews on Creativity: 

Hitchcock's Definition of Happiness: https://youtu.be/14dOICbwSIs 

Gene Wilder on Creativity (from CTForum.org) https://youtu.be/4gG3ludjkMs 

James Cameron Interview on Creativity | Montréal 2014: https://youtu.be/duEyYGqWFt8 

Yanni: Illustrating the Creative Process: https://youtu.be/xQJ21n9LDHo 

will.i.am on Creativity | American Genius (from National Geographic): https://youtu.be/yEnVShUZXks 

Brian Eno by Alfred Dunhill: https://youtu.be/5mqtc2Z3K8o 

Brian Eno & Steven Johnson On Art (from How We Get To Next): https://youtu.be/RMU5nhpb4LE 

Sir Ken Robinson on creativity and education: https://youtu.be/fKaGExyFOR0 

Steve Johnson’s How We Get To Next: https://howwegettonext.com 

The amazing people featured on Digital Convergence Podcast in 2016: 

Filmmakers: 

Justin DeMers and Ray Tsang: DCP 185: Team of One Filmmaking with Justin DeMers and Ray Tsang: https://creativemethod.tv/blog/dcp-185-team-of-one-filmmaking-with-justin-demers-and-ray-tsang 

Rick Delgado: DCP 188: Director and Cinematographer Rick Delgado: https://creativemethod.tv/blog/dcp-188-director-and-cinematographer-rick-delgado 

Cinzia Angelini: DCP 190: Mila Film Writer and Director Cinzia Angelini and Producer Andrea Emmes: https://creativemethod.tv/blog/dcp-190-mila-film-writer-and-director-cinzia-angelini-and-producer-andrea-emmes 

Jason Amm: DCP 191: Jason Amm - Producer of Electronic Voyager: Retracing Bob Moog's Sonic Journey: https://creativemethod.tv/blog/dcp-191-jason-amm-producer-of-electronic-voyager-retracing-bob-moogs-sonic-journey 

Mathew Farrell: DCP 193: The Karakoram Anomaly - With Mathew Farrell: https://creativemethod.tv/blog/dcp-193-the-karakoram-anomaly-with-mathew-farrell 

Tom Bryan: DCP 202: Tom Bryan's The Casey Neistat School of Filmmaking: https://creativemethod.tv/blog/dcp-202-tom-bryans-the-casey-neistat-school-of-filmmaking 

Ken Bell: DCP 206: Kenn Bell - Director of Second Chance Dogs: https://creativemethod.tv/blog/dcp-206-kenn-bell-director-of-second-chance-dogs 

Entrepreneurs: 

Soundstripe: DCP 189: Soundstripe Co-Founder Micah Sannan: https://creativemethod.tv/blog/dcp-189-soundstripe-co-founder-micah-sannan 

Jason Been: DCP 192: Jason Been - Imagecraft Productions: https://creativemethod.tv/blog/dcp-192-jason-been-imagecraft-productions 

Dylan Higginbotham: DCP 207: Dylan Higginbotham - Founder of Stupid Raisins and Creator of FCP X Plugins: https://creativemethod.tv/blog/dcp-207-dylan-higginbotham-founder-of-stupid-raisins-and-creator-of-fcp-x-plugins

Brent Barbano of Sharegrid: DCP 196: Am I Getting Paid Enough? - Part 3: https://creativemethod.tv/blog/dcp-196-am-i-getting-paid-enough-part-3

Mentors:

Dave Dugdale: DCP 203: Dave Dugdale on Sony and Canon: https://creativemethod.tv/blog/dcp-203-dave-dugdale-on-sony-and-canon 

Caleb Pike: DCP 204: Caleb Pike Builds a Hackintosh for FCP X: https://creativemethod.tv/blog/dcp-204-caleb-pike-builds-a-hackintosh-for-fcp-x 

Kris Simmons: DCP 194: Am I Getting Paid Enough? (With Kris Simmons): https://creativemethod.tv/blog/dcp-194-am-i-getting-paid-enough-with-kris-simmons 

Joseph Olson: DCP 199: Joseph Olson on Crushing it on YouTube: https://creativemethod.tv/blog/dcp-199-joseph-olson-on-crushing-it-on-youtube 

Ben Bruton-Cox: DCP 198: No Country for Old Men with Canon EOS 5D Mark IV's: https://creativemethod.tv/blog/dcp-198-no-country-for-old-men-with-canon-eos-5d-mark-ivs 

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DCP 211: Overcoming Discouragement (With Kris Simmons)

Dec 21, 2016 42:22

Description:

Kris Simmons - The Video Business Success Coach - tackles discouragement.

“I’m about to shut the doors to my business!!!”

Perhaps you’ve been there–frustrated that your creative business is on the brink of collapse. The creative work you find rewarding, but without regular customers, you can’t do the very thing you love to do. No doubt about it, running your own business is tough - especially in the creative space.

Kris Simmons shares great advice designed to help overcome discouragement and get your business as a creative pro back on track.

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Mentioned in the show:

Kris Simmons | 6 Strong Media: http://6strongmedia.com

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DCP 210: The Raptors Have Landed (With Jason Been)

Dec 17, 2016 01:01:09

Description:

Jason Been of Imagecraft Productions returns to the DCP to talk about an exciting new addition to his video production equipment inventory: a brand new set of IBE/Optics Raptor lenses - designed for full frame sensor video cameras. Jason talks about what makes these lenses special and of interest to cinematographers. As our gear talk continues, Jason talks about why pros may choose between Sony, Canon, RED, or Arri.

As I was talking to Jason about the new lenses and gear, I became intrigued with the whole process of how he and his company works. Imagecraft Productions is not just another equipment rental vendor. They provide in-depth consultation and tailor equipment packages around the needs of producers. Jason pulls the curtain back and talks about his approach in aiding filmmakers choose a video production package that's just right for their project.

Jason Been certainly has all the K’s covered whether it’s 2K, 4K, 5K, 6K, 8K, or quantum K’s. He and his team are ready to help get what you need for your next high-end video production.

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Mentioned in the show:

Jason Been | Imagecraft Productions: http://www.imagecraftproductions.com

IBE/Optics Raptor Lens Series: http://www.ibe-optics.com/cine/raptor/

Jason Been in DCP 192: https://creativemethod.tv/blog/dcp-192-jason-been-imagecraft-productions

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DCP 209: FCP X Audio Lanes Impact on Picture Lock (With Chris Fenwick)

Dec 7, 2016 47:32

Description:

I have a conversation with Chris Fenwick about his experience attending LACPUG (Los Angeles Creative Pro User Group) meeting last week. A team from Apple presented the latest FCP X update: 10.3. In our conversation, Chris explains the benefits of FCP X audio lanes and their impact on picture lock. Even if you don’t use FCP X, you will certainly benefit from the editorial lessons that Chris generously shares not only in this episode, but also in his FCPX Grill podcast.

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DCP 208: Relationship Marketing for Video Pros

Nov 29, 2016 51:48

Description:

Kris Simmons returns to the Digital Convergence Podcast as the Video Business Success Coach. In this episode, he talks about his strategy to turbocharge his video business this year with Relationship Marketing. He’s doing this by getting involved in his community and not being afraid to ask for meetings with business owners and CEO’s. Using his LinkedIn account to reconnect with old contacts, Kris is rapidly reaping the benefits of reconnecting with people in face to face meetings. Kris shares several specific examples of the value of making personal connections.

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Mentioned in the show:

Kris Simmons | 6Strong Media http://6strongmedia.com

FCP X Grill #131 - The Tiny Details http://digitalcinemacafe.com/2016/11/17/fcg131-fcpx-the-tiny-details-feat-joseph-linaschke/

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DCP 207: Dylan Higginbotham - Founder of Stupid Raisins and Creator of FCP X Plugins

Nov 15, 2016 53:21

Description:

A while back I found a fantastic whiteboard animation plugin called Story Pop. It’s a FCP X plugin from a company called Stupid Raisins. I love this plugin! It’s a delight to use. I have to confess that for the longest time I did not want to tell anyone about Story Pop!

Today I have the pleasure of introducing you to the talented creator of Story Pop and the found of Stupid Raisins: Dylan Higginbotham. Stupid Raisins has many other fantastic FCP X plugins besides Story Pop.

I know, I know! Not all of you use FCP X. I get that. Please don’t tune out. This episode is not just a story about using and creating plugins for FCP X. It’s much bigger than that. This is an inspiring story about Dylan finding the courage to ditch his 9-to-5 job to create a successful business doing something he loves to do. I think that’s something all of us are interested in.

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Mentioned in the show:

Stupid Raisins: http://stupidraisins.com/

Dylan's Casey Neistat’s Custom Titles: http://stupidraisins.com/casey-neistat-custom-titles

Crackle Pop Sneak Peek: https://youtu.be/Ez7fS1R-GXE

OpenDNS: https://www.opendns.com/

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DCP 206: Kenn Bell - Director of Second Chance Dogs

Nov 9, 2016 01:16:34

Description:

Kenn Bell, a freelance filmmaker and animal welfare advocate, talks with me about how he created his powerful, heart-rending documentary called Second Chance Dogs.

His story begins back in 2011, when Kenn developed the critically-acclaimed documentary Hero Dogs of 9/11, which aired on Animal Planet in both the U.S. and Canada. His success with this documentary led to a more ambitious project with the ASPCA (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) that would later become Second Chance Dogs.

What is Second Chance Dogs about? It tells the story of how the ASPCA Behavioral Rehabilitation Center is dedicated to giving these abused and neglected animals another chance. Through innovative techniques, patience, and complete commitment, the staff at the ASPCA Behavioral Rehabilitation Center is moving these animals — once considered hopeless cases — from rescue to rehabilitation, and ultimately into safe and loving homes. Over the course of six months, we meet several dogs in the program and follow their progress as they learn to be handled by people, walk with a leash, engage in healthy play, and exhibit the kind of social behavior that make dogs so special and beloved.

Earlier this year Second Chance Dogs made it’s first appearance on Animal Planet. And now, it’s available for viewing on Netflix. I encourage you to go watch the documentary. Be sure to have a box of tissue nearby when you do! Kenn is a fascinating guy with a passion for animals and filmmaking. You are going to find Kenn’s story inspiring!

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Second Chance Dogs on Netflix: https://www.netflix.com/title/80136234

Second Chance Dogs website: http://secondchancedogsfilm.com

APSCA - The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals: https://www.aspca.org

The Dog Files website: http://www.thedogfiles.com/team/

The Dog Files on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dogfiles

Kenn Bell on Twitter: https://twitter.com/kennbell

 

DCP 205: Final Cut Pro X 10.3 Has Arrived!

Nov 2, 2016 01:25:34

Description:

Chris Fenwick - who has over 30 years of experience as a professional video editor - talks with me about some of the exciting new features of FCP X 10.3.

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Apple Final Cut Pro X 10.3 http://www.apple.com/final-cut-pro/

Steve Martin and Mark Spencer of RippleTraining introduce new features of Final Cut Pro X 10.3:

Final Cut Pro 10.3 New Features (playlist): https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLj5Nh9NxSxdmBgCNtzLP-oP5ep5caV3Xt

Getting Started in Final Cut Pro 10.3 (playlist): https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLj5Nh9NxSxdnVOoWYPiqCTocU7ude_5Qj

No Film School's article" Final Cut Pro X Gets Full Redesign for 10.3 http://nofilmschool.com/2016/10/final-cut-pro-x-gets-full-redesign-103

LumaForge Jellyfish shared storage: http://lumaforge.com/jellyfish/

Introducing Microsoft Surface Studio: https://youtu.be/BzMLA8YIgG0

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DCP 204: Caleb Pike Builds a Hackintosh for FCP X

Oct 25, 2016 01:07:57

Description:

Caleb Pike of DSLRVideoShooter.com is the ultimate MacGyver of DIY video. In this episode Caleb talks about how he built his own affordable Hackintosh. Caleb is kind of like Dr. Frankenstein: he has taken the software brains of a Mac and implanted it into the monster hardware of a Windows PC to create a hybrid machine with enormous horsepower to run FCP X - his video editing software of choice. His blazing fast Hackintosh leaves Apple's Mac Pro spinning its beachball cursor in dazed confusion and gasping in the dust. How much did Caleb’s Hackintosh cost? About $1600 - thousands of dollars less expensive than a Mac Pro.

In this conversation Caleb talks about finally ditching Adobe Creative Cloud. He no longer has a subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud and is getting along just fine without it. He talks about equivalent software that allows him to get the job done without having a monthly bill for the software. Caleb also talks about his philosophy of eliminating things that don’t bring you joy. And after nearly an hour of conversation, we finally get around to talking a bit about cameras and Caleb’s attitude towards gear.

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PC Part Picker website: https://pcpartpicker.com

Caleb’s Hackintosh parts list (as of 2016): http://pcpartpicker.com/user/pikemaster/saved/tCFt6h

tonymacX86.com Hackintosh guides: https://www.tonymacx86.com

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DCP 203: Dave Dugdale on Sony and Canon

Oct 19, 2016 01:14:22

Description:

Dave Dugdale of LearningVideo.com and Chris Fenwick of Slice Editorial join me today to talk about Sony’s new cameras - the a6500, a99, and the R100 Mark IV. But this is not just a gear chat, we talk about our philosophy of buying gear - when we do and when we don't, and why. Does buying a better camera really make us better storytellers? It depends. Of course, it was inevitable that we talk about Canon - who Dave famously dumped and switched to Sony. Of course, there’s a lot more in this lively conversation.

My name is Carl Olson, and this is the Digital Convergence Podcast!

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DCP 202: Tom Bryan's The Casey Neistat School of Filmmaking

Oct 12, 2016 01:02:36

Description:

Last week Chris Fenwick and I explored scene by scene Casey Neistat’s video: The Casey Neistat’s Guide to Filmmaking. In that episode, Chris referenced a hilarious video created by London-based director and filmmaker Tom Bryan. Tom’s film is called "The Casey Neistat School of Filmmaking."

Tom Bryan's real passion - though already an accomplished corporate video producer - is to create drama oriented films. The Casey Neistat School of Filmmaking - self-funded and created with an all volunteer crew - is the first in a series of several narrative films Tom has set out to create this year. Watching this short film, it’s obvious he is off to an amazing start. Tom is a filmmaker to watch!

I know a lot of folks - especially filmmakers - don’t get the Neistat phenomena. However, is there anything we can learn from the Neistat experience? Chris Fenwick returns to this episode to join my conversation with Tom Bryan to discuss this topic and answer that question.

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Tom Bryan's website
http://www.tombryanfilm.com

Tom Bryan's YouTube Channel

The Casey Neistat School of Filmmaking (By Tom Bryan)

HOW TO CASEY NEISTAT A VLOG by Sara Dietschy

DCP 201: Analysis: Casey Neistat's Guide to Filmmaking

Oct 4, 2016 01:34:29

Description:

It seems like everyone today wants to be the next Casey Neistat. What makes his YouTube channel and videos so compelling? Neistat's YouTube channel currently has over 5 million subscribers, and has amassed over 1 billion views. He must be doing something right that draws such an insanely huge audience.

A few months ago Casey Neistat released a video he called Casey Neistat’s Guide to Filmmaking. In this episode of the Digital Convergence Podcast, Chris Fenwick and I take an indepth look at Neistat's video. Chris casts his keen video editor eyes upon each scene in this video and talks about why Casey’s story telling works so well.

We also talk about the new DJI Mavic Pro, and I try to goad Chris into making an epic experiential documentary of Route 66.

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Outside the Lens

DJI Mavic Pro (affiliate link)

Carl Olson's new YouTube channel

DCP 82: Chris Fenwick's Excellent Adventure

DCP 179: Craig Cerhit Got Hit By A Truck, Nearly Crashed A Helicopter With His Shoes, Got Lost In a Cave and Made a Documentary Film About Experiential Education

DCP 200: The Future Convergence of Stranger Things

Sep 14, 2016 01:39:28

Description:

This is the 200th episode of the Digital Convergence Podcast.

My special guest for this episode is none other than Chris Fenwick. Chris has a long, storied history with this show so it's only fitting that he joins me in a fun conversation about the past, the present, and the future of being a digital media creative.

This podcast began to be published in January 2010 at the beginning of the "convergence" revolution brought about accidentally by Canon with the epic Canon EOS 5D Mark IV. This show has tracked the progress of the technology of the tools used by digital media creatives for nearly six and a half years.

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CrumplePop's website:
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CrumplePop AudioDenoise:
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CrumplePop EchoRemover:

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DCP 199: Joseph Olson on Crushing it on YouTube

Sep 6, 2016 01:22:01

Description:

My brother, Joseph Olson, talks about crushing it on YouTube. Originally trained as physicist, he now produces YouTube videos - by the thousands! His two YouTube channels - BrickTsar (all about Legos) and TrainTsarFun (all about toy trains) - have garnered over 50 million views and over 50,000 subscribers combined. So far he’s published almost 3,000 videos (and none of them with a Canon EOS 5D Whatever).

In this episode, Joseph talks with me about his success on YouTube, his process for producing videos, and tips for optimizing YouTube videos.

Many DCP listeners produce videos for clients and many of the guests on this show have shared tips about doing client work. So, it’s time to change things up a bit and talk expanding your revenue streams by creating your own content and monetizing it. Joseph's 3,000 videos belong only to him and no one else. He reaps the profit from owning his own content.

Hopefully Joseph's success on YouTube will inspire you to create your own content and profit from it, without having to depend totally on booking one-shot gigs - client work - and all the headaches that come from trying to please the client and get paid.

In this episode, Joseph provides a ton of inspiration, and many practical tips on using YouTube.

I always enjoy talking with my brother, and I’m glad to be able to share one of our conversations with you in this episode.

Mentioned in the episode:

Joseph Olson's youTube Channels:
BrickTsar:
https://www.youtube.com/user/BrickTsar

TrainTsarFun:
https://www.youtube.com/user/TrainTsarFun

CrumplePop's website:
http://crumplepop.com

CrumplePop AudioDenoise:
http://www.crumplepop.com/fcpx-premiere-plugin-audio-denoise/

CrumplePop EchoRemover:
http://www.crumplepop.com/fcpx-premiere-audio-plugin-echoremover/

Cinematika by SampleScience:
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DCP 198: No Country for Old Men with Canon EOS 5D Mark IV's

Aug 31, 2016 01:29:02

Description:

On August 25th, the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV - was officially announced amidst a cacophony of both praise and disappointment - depending on whether you are primarily a stills photographer or videographer. Ben Bruton-Cox of the Our Week In Video podcast helps me work through my own angst over Canon. Is the Mark IV right for me?   “Expectation postponed makes the heart sick, but a desire realized is a tree of life” –ancient proverb.   After 8 years of unrequited love and anticipation, Canon has slammed the door closed on the convergence market that they gave birth to. When the 5D Mark II was released, it had the most basic of video features. But, O!, it was the loveliest HD video ever seen (only 30fps in the beginning, moire, poor dynamic range, and rolling shutter notwithstanding) from a camera costing less than $3,500. With that camera, Canon accidentally created the “convergence” market, and with it, hope and expectation that  Canon would continually improve the video features of the EOS 5D line.   Sadly, I feel that if Canon could go back in time, they would never approved video capability in any of their DSLRs. However, the genie is out of the bottle. The convergence market’s expectation was that their desires for pro video features would be built into 5D Mark IV. They thought “surely after 8 years we will have the ultimate convergence camera!”   Alas, that expectation - at least by those who consider themselves convergence photographers and filmmakers - was unrealized. They are the ones most disappointed in the EOS 5D Mark IV because Canon has the capability to deliver and meet the needs and wants of convergence creators, but have deliberately hobbled these features. What makes this sting even more is the marketing language Canon used to announce the 5D Mark IV gushes with phrases such as:   “see legendary"   “builds on the powerful legacy of the 5D series"   “amazing refinements"   “creative videographers will appreciate the brilliance and power that the EOS 5D Mark IV delivers"   You certainly have to have a creative imagination to believe that.   Frankly, the EOS 5D Mark IV feels like an intentional hobbling of features that – I believed if were reversed – would see Canon crush it over and beyond what they are doing now with the sale of mid range DSLRs.   The EOS 5D Mark IV is no doubt a superb still camera with competent - though mostly outdated - HD video baked in.  It’s a camera I want to like. I personally haven’t bought into other convergence cameras by Sony and Panasonic yet.   I love Canon. I love Canon gear. I love the Canon image. I love the Canon ergonomics. I love Canon lenses.   I get it that my love for Canon is unrequited and they probably don't want me – a convergence creative – as a customer. It hurts a bit in part because I and so many other convergence bloggers, podcasters, and YouTubers have resulted in the sales of tens of thousands of Canon DSLRs to convergence creatives - all to Canon’s benefit - and all without any compensation to us whatsoever.   Some folks make the claim that we should all just trust Canon’s marketing department, that they are smart, and know what they are doing. This is a dubious claim. Many large companies have marketing departments that have been clueless about their customers - resulting in massive failure for those companies. The same can happen to Canon.   It’s a serious mistake for Canon to jilt the very market they created – albeit accidentally.    Mentioned in the episode:   CrumplePop's website http://crumplepop.com   CrumplePop AudioDenoise http://www.crumplepop.com/fcpx-premiere-plugin-audio-denoise/   CrumplePop EchoRemover http://www.crumplepop.com/fcpx-premiere-audio-plugin-echoremover/   Soundstripe.com http://soundstripe.com   Ben Bruton-Cox and Our Week In Video podcast https://www.facebook.com/ourweekinvideo/   Canon EOS 5D Mark IV https://www.usa.canon.com/internet/portal/us/home/products/details/cameras/dslr/eos-5d-mark-iv   Official Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Introduction https://youtu.be/8Z9089048wk   Introducing the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV https://youtu.be/BtD-xEvG21E   Jared Polin “Fro Knows Photos” Canon EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR Preview https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0ou39qKoWM   Planet 5D article by Mitch Anger - RANT: “The Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Doesn’t Have…” http://blog.planet5d.com/2016/08/rant-the-canon-eos-5d-mark-iv-doesnt-have/

DCP 197: The Return of Rocko's Modern Life & How I Met the B-52's

Aug 16, 2016 52:46

Description:

In this episode I cover:

1) The return of Rocko's Modern Life and how I met the B-52's while working as a camera operator intern at a local Atlanta TV station.

2) Canon EOS 5D Mark IV rumors are heating up. I talk about the latest information from CanonRumors.com. It looks like the 5D Mark IV will support 4K video, but it does not come with a CFAST card slot. In a few days - perhaps as early as August 25, 2016 - we likely all will have the facts, but will it make a difference?

3) There's a free sound library available that may be of interest to digital media creatives. It's a royalty free library from Red Sky Lullaby.

4) If you are a Final Cut Pro X user, I tell you how you can win a free pass for the 2016 FCPX Creative Summit. And I also tell you about an awesome FCP X resource: fcp.co.

5) Kris Simmons - The Video Business Success Coach - returns to motivate you to put your biz into high gear. Ron Dawson of Radio Film School left us a voice mail with a great question about a topic we did not address in our series “Am I getting paid enough?” Stay tune to hear Ron’s question and Kris Simmons answer to it.

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CrumplePop's website:
http://crumplepop.com

CrumplePop AudioDenoise:
http://www.crumplepop.com/fcpx-premiere-plugin-audio-denoise/

CrumplePop EchoRemover:
http://www.crumplepop.com/fcpx-premiere-audio-plugin-echoremover/

The return of Rocko's Modern Life:
http://www.theverge.com/2016/8/11/12445758/rockos-modern-life-nickelodeon-one-hour-special-announcement

New Canon EOS 5D Mark IV spec rumors:
http://www.canonrumors.com/canon-eos-5d-mark-iv-specifications-and-image/

Verify on-demand-insurance for drone pilots:
http://verifly.com

Radiophonic Atmospheres FREE Sample Pack from Red Sky Lullaby:
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DCP 196: Am I Getting Paid Enough? - Part 3

Jul 13, 2016 01:24:29

Description:

This episode features:

1) Soundstripe co-founders Travis Terrell & Micah Sannon announce an exciting development in their music licensing service that’s going to make licensing songs even easier and more affordable.

2) ShareGrid co-founder and Creative Director Brent Barbano returns to the DCP to talk about recent developments and trends in the camera rental market. Brent announces that ShareGrid is opening up a new market in Atlanta.

3) Kris Simmons of 6 Strong Media returns with our 3rd and final installment in the series “Am I getting paid enough?” This popular topic has stimulated a good bit of discussion among DCP listeners. In this episode we hear again from Pat Miller - whose $800 video for a bicycle accessory company - started this whole conversation. We also hear from listeners - Patrick Healy, Matt Gray, and James Talkington - with their comments and questions.

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ShareGrid: http://www.sharegrid.com

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DCP 195: Am I Getting Paid Enough? - Part 2

Jun 14, 2016 36:07

Description:

In the last episode of the Digital Convergence Podcast, Kris Simmons (of 6 Strong Media and KRE8 University) and I discussed a question submitted by listener Pat Miller. He gave us a link to a video he produced for a cycling component company he recently produced. After sharing how much time he had invested in the project, he asked us “Am I getting paid enough?” - without telling us how much he got paid to produce the video!

In that episode Kris and I shared our thoughts of what the rate should be for a video like the one Pat produced. Our guess was in the thousands - $5,000 to $10,000.

After episode 194 aired, Pat Miller emailed us with what he charged and provided additional production details. In this episode we share that with you.

Wow!

Just, Wow!

Links from this episode:

Pat Miller's video discussed by Kris Simmons and Carl Olson: https://youtu.be/UHexdNeMQSA

The video that inspired Pat's video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8YhrAAvh7w

Pat Miller's website:
http://patmillervideo.com

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DCP 194: Am I Getting Paid Enough? (With Kris Simmons)

Jun 8, 2016 24:25

Description:

Digital Convergence Podcast listener Pat Miller emailed me some time back with the question “Am I Getting Paid Enough?”

The question came with a twist - Pat didn’t tell us how much he charged his client for the video in question. I invited Kris Simmons to view Pat’s video before making a response.

This episode is our response to Pat's cool question!

What do you think? What would you have charged to do a video like the one Pat Miller did?

Links from this episode:

Show notes for DCP episode 194:
http://creativemethod.tv/dcp194

Pat Miller's video discussed by Kris Simmons and Carl Olson:
https://youtu.be/UHexdNeMQSA

Pat Miller's website:
http://patmillervideo.com

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DCP 193: The Karakoram Anomaly With Mathew Farrell

Jun 2, 2016 01:25:57

Description:

To what lengths will you go as a photographer or filmmaker to do a job?

Photographer and filmmaker Mathew Farrell has probably gone farther and higher than most of us will in a lifetime. Mat was hired to document a team of scientists doing valuable glaciology fieldwork in the Karakoram, Yukshin Gardan Sar, area in northern Pakistan.

For the past several years, climate change has caused much human suffering and loss of life and property from glacial lake outburst floods (GLOF). GLOFs occur when lakes of water hidden within the ice walls of glaciers burst through those icy walls. The entire lake floods the inhabited areas below the glaciers. Hence the need for this survey.

How did Mat get involved? About a year ago I received this email from him:

"On a more exciting note, this winter (your summer) I’ve been invited to join a three month long science, community development and climbing expedition to Karakoram mountains in Pakistan. The expedition is called the Karakoram Anomaly Project (karakoram.co). In brief, the expedition will be investigating why glaciers in the Karakoram are growing instead of receding; run local community workshops about the flood risk associated with these growing glaciers; will climb a new route on a 7000m (21000ft) peak. I’m heading along to shoot a documentary about the expedition, as well as helping with scientific photography work."

Wow! That’s a story I wanted to know more about! In this episode, Mat talks about his experience documenting this important survey with a Sony a7s kit and a Cinestar drone. It’s a story of endurance, frustrating setbacks, survival and ultimately - success.

Links from this episode:

Mathew Farrell's website:
http://www.photography.flowstate.com.au

Mathew Farrell on Twitter @flowstatephoto:
https://twitter.com/hashtag/flowstatephoto

Karakoram Anomaly Project Website:
http://karakoram.co

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DCP 192: Jason Been - Imagecraft Productions

May 24, 2016 01:08:37

Description:

Jason Been, owner of Imagecraft Productions, has been working in television production for over 20 years and has an extensive knowledge of the production world. He began his career in the early 1990s as a freelance audio guy and then found his way behind a camera to work as a camera operator. His career then evolved into business ownership. After working for Imagecraft Productions for a few years, he purchased the company and transformed it from a simple owner/operator business into one of Los Angeles's leading boutique rental houses. Imagecraft has provided equipment and technical services to a number of popular shows including World Poker Tour, Pawn Stars, and many other shows. Jason's experience ranges from large scale live events to small single camera ENG shoots.

In our conversation in this episode of the Digital Convergence Podcast, Jason talks about how he transitioned from being an employee of Imagecraft Productions to being the owner and operator of Imagecraft. He shares his thoughts on the future of video production technology - Canon, Sony, and RED cameras, 4K, 8K, HDR, drones, the future of broadcast companies vs new content providers like Netflix.

It’s a fascinating look–from someone intimately involved in video production–at the present and future of video production in a world where technology is rapidly changing the way we work.

Links from this episode:

Imagecraft Productions website

Imagecraft Productions Facebook page

Imagecraft Productions on Twitter (@ImagecraftTV)

Imagecraft Productions on Instagram (@ImagecraftProds)

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DCP 191: Jason Amm - Producer of Electronic Voyager: Retracing Bob Moog's Sonic Journey

May 14, 2016 56:57

Description:

Musician and documentary film producer Jason Amm talks with me about the film Electronic Voyager that he and director & filmmaker Robert Fantinatto are currently working on.

Electronic Voyager follows Michelle Moog-Koussa as she retraces the footsteps of her late father, iconic synthesizer pioneer Bob Moog.

As you listen to this fascinating conversation with Jason Amm, you will note the sense of urgency in bringing this documentary to life. Many of the pioneers of electronic music makers who used Moog synthesizers have died. The recent, tragic passing of Bob Moog's close friend and important collaborator, Keith Emerson - perhaps the most iconic Moog keyboardist - was just another reminder of how important it is to document Bob Moog's crucial chapter in the history of electronic music, NOW. Jason and Robert are keen to capture the legacy of Bob Moog before it’s too late from those who knew and worked with him.

Jason and Robert are imminently qualified to tell such an important story. They produced the critically acclaimed documentary I Dream of Wires (released in 2014). I talked about I Dream of Wires back in episode 171 of the DCP. It's a documentary about the rise, fall and rebirth of a machine that shaped electronic music: the modular synthesizer. Over 100 inventors, musicians and enthusiasts are interviewed about their relationship with the modular synthesizer.

Whereas I Dream of Wires was a tour-de-force of the history of the modular synthesizer, Electronic Voyager focuses on the person who is most identified as the father of modern electronic music synthesis: Bob Moog.

This conversation with Jason Amm should prove an inspiration to all filmmakers and digital media creatives.

Mentioned in this podcast:

Electronic Voyager:
http://electronicvoyager.com
http://facebook.com/electronicvoyager
http://twitter.com/moogdocumentary

Electronic Voyager Kickstarter


I Dream of Wires:
http://idreamofwires.org
https://twitter.com/idowdocumentary
https://www.facebook.com/idreamofwiresdocumentary

Solvent:
http://solventcity.com
http://facebook.com/solvent
http://soundcloud.com/solvent

Bob Moog Foundation:
http://moogfoundation.org

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DCP 190: Mila Film Writer and Director Cinzia Angelini and Producer Andrea Emmes

May 11, 2016 37:51

Description:

250 artists from 25 countries around the world come together to work on a moving CG animated film about a little girl caught in the horrors of world war II in the town of Trento, Italy. The film is called Mila.

Mila is the story of a girl and two women during Trento’s bombing in 1943. Writer and Director Cinzia Angelini says: "I wanted to tell a war story not centered on armies, soldiers, generals, battle plans. I wanted to talk about civilians, and especially the children. The girl who inspired me to create this movie was a child during WWII. That girl is my mother."

Cinzia Angelini has worked as an animator and story artist in feature productions for more than twenty years. Her resume includes work at Dreamworks, and later followed a path leading to collaborations with all of the major studios in Hollywood. Cinzia is now a story artist at Illumination Entertainment. Her work includes “Prince of Egypt”, “Eldorado”, “Spirit”, “Sinbad”, “Spider-man 2″, “Open Season”, “Meet the Robinsons” and “Bolt”, the “How to train your Dragon” and “Kung Fu Panda” DVD specials, as well the Universal Theme Park ride for Despicable Me, “Minions Mayhem”. Her most recent work includes “Minions”, and several other feature productions coming soon.

Also joining in the conversation is Mila producer Andrea Emmes. Andrea been in the entertainment industry for over twenty years as both a performer and in production. Starting in theater, she began her career as a singer/dancer at Walt Disney World, Universal Studios Hollywood, Trinity Arts Center, as a choreographer for “Little Kids Dance Party”, casting/production assistant for “Making the Band: O-Town” and then finally made her way to Los Angeles, CA. After a couple of years working in the video game industry as a production coordinator for Bento Box and game designer for Disney Interactive, Andrea now spends her time as producer for Mila and working as an Audiobook Narrator.

Mentioned in this podcast:

Show notes for DCP episode 190

Mila Film Website

Mila Film Indigogo Campaign

Mila Film on Facebook

Mila Film on Twitter

Cinzia Angelini's website

Soundstripe.com

Mitch Bowler's Pencil Kings Podcast

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DCP 189: Soundstripe Co-Founder Micah Sannan

May 5, 2016 58:34

Description:

Soundstripe provides unlimited top shelf video production music for just $10 per month. Co-founder Micah Sannon joins me in this episode of the Digital Convergence Podcast to talk about how Soundstripe provides affordable beautiful and inspiring music for video with an easy licensing scheme.

DCP 188: Director and Cinematographer Rick Delgado

Apr 28, 2016 55:08

Description:

Miami-based Director and Cinematographer Rick Delgado talks about how his “Four Quadrants of Business” has allowed him to work on some of the most exciting commercial gigs - including several gigs for Victoria Secret - and work with some of the best people in business.

Rick started shooting commercials on Canon DSLR’s but later sold all of his DSLR gear to switched over to RED. He talks about his reason for doing so.

Rick Delgado has been a long time listener and supporter of the Digital Convergence Podcast and now it’s an honor to have him on the show.

Mentioned In This Episode:
Show notes for DCP 188

Rick Delgado's website

Rick Delgado on Instagram (@RickDelgado)

Cinematic Immunity Podcast

DCP article featured on Story and Heart

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DCP 187: A Ferris Wheel For Miss Jane (Featuring Chris Fenwick)

Apr 26, 2016 01:04:08

Description:

A DCP listener posed this scenario to Chris Fenwick and I just before we recorded episode 187 of the Digital Convergence Podcast: "I was in a production company last week and most people were under 30. All but one was under 40. What’s the key to longevity in the business?” It’s a great question. I’m not sure we directly answered the question in this episode, but we did have a lot to say about how our attitude makes a difference as we get older and help us "stay in the business."

Prior to pressing the record button for this episode, I watched a poignant video that Chris just completed for a memorial service for a dear friend of his who had recently passed away. Chris explains how he put together a moving video tribute to a friend.

Talk about embracing and learning something new… Chris talks about why he decided to get a new DJI Phantom 4. It also involved renting a ferris wheel in Kona, Hawaii. Naturally.

Mentioned In This Episode:
Show notes for DCP 187

Chris Fenwick's website

Chris Fenwick on Twitte (@ChrisFenwick)

Chris Fenwick on Instagram (@ChrisFenwick)

FCPX Grill Podcast

Chris Fenwick's first episode on the Digital Convergence Podcast (DCP 28)

Shout.TV iOS screen recorder app info

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DCP 186: How Aaron Ralph Thomas Created a Six-Figure Teleprompter Service

Apr 19, 2016 49:49

Description:

Aaron Ralph Thomas started off shooting wedding and commercial video. However, he needed a teleprompter for a job and he could not find an operator for it. Funny thing, though... a lot of other people had the same problem. So Aaron began offering teleprompter operators as one of his business offerings. His teleprompter operator service company now brings in over six-figures. In fact, he had so much business, he decided to apply the 80/20 rule. He dropped 80 percent of his customers to focus on the top 20 percent that bring in the most revenue.

In episode 186 of the Digital Convergence Podcast, Your World Productions, Inc. founder and CEO, Aaron Ralph Thomas, talks about his amazing transformation from shooting video to providing teleprompter services for his clients.

Mentioned In This Episode:

Show notes for DCP186

Aaron Ralph Thomas' website

Aaron on Twitter: @AaronRalphT

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DCP 185: Team of One Filmmaking with Justin DeMers and Ray Tsang

Apr 5, 2016 01:03:04

Description:

Filmmakers Justin DeMers and Ray Tsang have a conversation with me about Team of One filmmaking. Many listeners of the Digital Convergence Podcast are solo-filmmakers or solo-creatives, but just because they run a creative business by themselves does not mean they have to do it alone. Justin and Ray are here to help solo-filmmakers thrive in their business. Ray is an Emmy-award winning Director of Photography with a background in finance. He shares his story of turning a hobby he loved into a thriving business as a filmmaker.

Justin channeled his inner Alton Brown and hatched a demented Cutthroat Kitchen-ish plot to film and document Ray tackle a start-to-finish solo video project. The results: over 20 in-depth video lessons themed: Team of One Filmmaking Course (included in the Academy of Storytellers online learning resource for digital media creatives).

Start watching Team of One Filmmaking Course today! Join here:
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DCP 184: Announcing the Video Business Success Coach - Season 1

Mar 1, 2016 13:29

Description:

This episode of the Digital Convergence Podcast is going to be a brief one. It's the result of listener feedback.

Longtime DCP listener and supporter Swen Halverson sent me this message: "Recently while listening to one of the Video Business Success Coach segments I found myself wanting to listen to previous ones on a similar topic and thinking it would be too much trouble to find them because they're mixed in with the rest of the episode. Then I thought: I would pay $25-$80 for access to an organized list of all the business video success coach segments! I Know that would take some work so I wouldn't expect you to do it for just me but I do think you should ask your listeners if there are others who would do the same."

Unfortunately, Swen was correct. It's really hard to find and locate a specific topic. The Video Business Success Coach segment is usually buried deep within each Digital Convergence Podcast episode. There's no timestamp to take you directly to the segment, nor is there a comprehensive, topical list of episodes. There is no easy way to search for a previous segment.

Kris Simmons and I went back over our archive of Video Business Success Coach segments and were surprised at how many of these segments we had produced over the last year or so. Thirty seven segments totally nearly 12 hours of valuable, actionable content for video producers and digital media creatives.

So we decided to extract all 37 Video Business Success Coach segments, remove extraneous music and bits, and tighten up the edit, and publish these audio files in a product that makes it easy to browse, download, and listen.

But we didn't stop there!

We did not want this product to be just a rehash of content that's already available for free in the podcast (although it is difficult to find and locate topics within the podcast). We wanted to add more value to you. Kris generously provides over 5 hours of recorded coaching calls (video recordings and archived chat to go along with each session). He also provided his best selling ebook: The Six Figure Videographer. It's available as a downloadable PDF file.

Today, I'm stoked to be offering the very first course available in my new Creative Method Academy: The Video Business Success Coach - Season 1.

This course is normally $97. However, for a limited time the course will be available for an introductory price of $47. Use the coupon code DCP when you check out and save $50 off the regular price.

I look forward to seeing you on the inside of the Creative Method Academy!

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DCP 183: Aviv Vana - CineSummit 5 Directors Edition

Feb 17, 2016 56:50

Description:

Filmmaker Aviv Vana talks about the world’s largest online event for filmmakers - CineSummit. Over 60,000 will attend. For FREE. Yes, you heard that right: for FREE.
Aviv tells us what to expect in this upcoming exciting two day educational event featuring Directors.

My comments on the recently announced Canon EOS-1D X Mark II elicited some feedback - I’ll briefly share that with you.

The Video Business Success Coach Kris Simmons answers a listener question who is contemplating making the transition to a freelancer.

Mentioned In The Show:
CineSummit 5 - Directors Edition
Free registration for DCP Listeners:
http://creativemethod.tv/cs5

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DCP 182: Canon EOS-1D X Mark II

Feb 4, 2016 01:29:52

Description:

The Canon EOS-1D X Mark II is the long awaited successor of the original 1D X released in 2011. After five long years and continuous technical advancements, does Canon deliver $6,000 value to digital media creatives with this new model? It features 4K, but at what cost? What video making essentials did Canon leave out of the Mark II? It's a real head-scratcher. Also in this episode, I talk about the newly announced Sony a6300 - an amazing compact, mirrorless camera that is priced at $1,000 and has many features missing on the $6,000 Canon EOS-1D X Mark II.

Other topics covered: do you suffer from SaaS fatigue (Software as a Service)? I talk about how I periodically evaluate what I'm spending on SaaS and other services. Going into 2016 I saved a bundle on my SaaS bill.

The Video Business Success Coach - Kris Simmons - whips us into shape so we can put our best foot forward when looking to work with another production company.

Mentioned In The Show:
Gizmodo's article: Canon 1D X Mark II: An Epic DSLR That Shoots 4K Video, For a Price

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II

DPReview.com's review of pre-production Canon 1D X Mark II

Sony A6300

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DCP 181: Excitement versus Wonderment - With Chris Fenwick

Jan 14, 2016 01:29:47

Description:

Chris Fenwick and I have a conversation that ranges from the use of the golden mean in art, on being a mobile digital media creative, to the difference between excitement and wonderment in video.

Kris Simmons – your Video Business Success Coach – tells you how to ask your clients better questions so that you better understand their digital media needs.

Mentioned In The Show:
Chris Fenwick on Twitter: @chrisfenwick

Podcasting Myths Exposed - Myth #4: Use WordPress For Your Podcast Website

PressPausePlay (2011)

Casey Neistat

http://satoriteller.com

Story Pop FCPX plugin by Stupid Raisons

MotionVFX.com

Ben Brown | Visual Vibs: Atlantis Dunes

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DCP 180: Alex Buono - Director of Photography for Saturday Night Live and Documentary Now

Nov 17, 2015 58:00

Description:

Saturday Night Live and Documentary Now Director of Photography - Alex Buono - talks about visual subtext in filmmaking. Alex let’s us take a peek inside his surprising small gear toolbox and explains why he owns so little gear. Alex shares his thoughts on avoiding budget greed and why art direction matters.

The Video Business Success Coach Kris Simmons returns to the Digital Convergence Podcast to quell the frayed nerves and diminishing budgets of video producers plagued by endless rounds of revisions. Kris unlocks the keys to avoiding a never ending series of revisions thus saving your sanity, profits, and a good relationship with your customers.

Mentioned In This Episode:

Alex Buono's website:
http://www.alex-buono.com

The Art of Visual Storytelling 1:
http://www.mzed.com/alex-buono-hd-downloads/411-alex-buono-s-cinematography-hd-download.html

The Art of Visual Storytelling 2:
http://vs2.mzed.com/download

Adam Epstein's Cutting Edge "Making the Cut" Workshop:
http://www.mzed.com/the-cutting-edge-hd-downloads/358-the-full-cutting-edge-bundle.html

Adam Epstein's Cutting Edge "A Cut Above" Seminar:
http://www.mzed.com/the-cutting-edge-hd-downloads/359-the-full-cutting-edge-bundle.html

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DCP 179: Craig Cerhit Got Hit By A Truck, Nearly Crashed A Helicopter With His Shoes, Got Lost In a Cave and Made a Documentary Film About Experiential Education

Nov 10, 2015 01:57:38

Description:

Here’s everything you need to know about Craig Cerhit in just 4 words: Father, Producer, Photographer, Adventurer. Craig Cerhit is a true “convergence” digital media creative.

In this episode of the Digital Convergence Podcast, Craig relates how his literally being hit by a truck and severely injured led to working on a passion project, a documentary about experiential education for children called Found In The Forest. He covers the development of the idea, the equipment used, editing and post-production, crowdfunding, and distribution of the film.

Our discussion doesn’t end there… Craig covers a wide range of topics including:

Challenges of shooting a documentary where it rains - a lot! Booking screenings of his documentary film as far away as Australia Being asked to do a TED talk The ups and downs of crowdfunding Key-wording hours and hours of video! How Craig got lost in a cave and lived to tell about it Renting helicopters for aerial photography and video Risk assessment of a photo shoot Creating a podcast to create interest in a film Using Squarespace to host his website and podcast and more!

Like many of us, Craig was a self starter and self-learner at a young age by taking control of and mastering the audio-visual equipment of his school’s media center. Today he is a filmmaker and producer. Over the past two decades Craig was the producer of hundreds of hours of television. Most recently he was the Senior Supervising Producer for Greedy Productions in Vancouver, Canada. Craig supervised the production of a number of TV shows like EP Daily and Reviews On The Run for a total of twelve half-hour shows a week. Craig's first role at Greedy was Senior Supervising Producer for The Lab With Leo Laporte, an hour long call-in tech show hosted by Tech guru Leo Laporte.

Also in this episode: As digital media creatives who work hard to deliver quality work to our customers, there’s nothing more disappointing than not getting paid on time! You send an invoice and wait, and wait, and wait, and hope, and wait to get paid. The Video Business Success Coach Kris Simmons talks about getting paid for your work on time.

Mentioned In This Episode:

Craig Cerhit's website

Found In The Forest website

DCP 178: Should Video Producer Ben Bruton-Cox Buy a Sony A7s II?

Oct 27, 2015 01:18:33

Description:

Ben Bruton-Cox of the truly wonderful Our Week In Video podcast sits on the DCP couch to ponder new gear purchases. He desperately wants the new Sony Alpha A7s II. But can he justify it?

The Video Business Success Coach Kris Simmons takes on one of the most overused marketing tropes of video production company websites: “We Tell Your Story”. While story is certainly an important part of your toolbox, there is something even more important that digital media creatives should focus on.

Mentioned In This Episode:

Our Week In Video Podcast
Ben Bruton-Cox Website
Ben Bruton-Cox on Twitter
DCP 87: On The Move With Stillmotion
Sony Alpha A7s II

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DCP 177: New Retina iMacs and DJI OSMO

Oct 16, 2015 46:02

Description:

Apple announces updates to their iMac line–the 21.5 iMac is now Retina 4K. The big news for digital media creatives is the expanded color gamut of the new iMacs. Apple says this is achieved by shifting the Retina display away from standard white LEDs to advanced red-green phosphor LEDs. Now all three colors — red, green, and blue — are more equally represented and show off real-world color with more balance and precision. The new color gamut is based on the DCI-P3 color space - once only available in high-end pro gear. The new displays allow for 25% more colors to be differentiated on screen.

It seems like we’re stuck on old design conventions when it comes to cameras. It's like how the first automobiles looked like the horse buggies they replaced. Will camera manufactures finally break away from the DSLR and camcorder form factor and embrace new designs that help us as digital media creatives to embed ourselves in the action and capture the images we want without getting in the way?

It looks like DJI - yes, the drone juggernaut - is doing just that with the release of the a clever new handheld camera and gimbal system called the OSMO. I take an in-depth look at the OSMO in this episode.

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Mentioned In This Episode:

New Apple iMacs:
http://www.apple.com/imac/

DJI OSMO:
http://www.dji.com/product/osmo

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DCP 176: Chris Fenwick and the Future of Creating Digital Media

Oct 9, 2015 01:15:28

Description:

Looking back at the last five years that this podcast has been published, there have been amazing changes and advances in the tools we use to create digital media. What about the next five years?

Digital media creative, video director, editor, and podcaster - Chris Fenwick - is back on the DCP to share his thoughts about where digital media is going. Chris Fenwick gives use a fascinating look at where he sees the future of digital media creation - and role mobile devices play in shaping that future.

Also in this episode: Kris Simmons - the Video Business Success Coach - takes on one of the challenges of being a freelancer: what do you do when a company hires you and then becomes afraid that you will compete with them? It’s a situation that all of us as freelancers has been in. How can we build trust with those that hire us and also with freelancers we ourselves may hire?

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DxO ONE Camera

Snapchat

iMovie video editing app for iOS

Pinnacle Studio video editing app for iOS

Bossjock Studio podcast production app

Apple Final Cut Pro X

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WordSwag app for iOS

Skip the filter for more Instagram likes (via Lifehacker.com)

Chris Fenwick's How To Use Snapchat video

FCPX Grill Podcast by Chris Fenwick

Chris Fenwick's website

Chris Fenwick on Twitter: @chrisfenwick

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DCP 175: Dave Dugdale on the Sony a7R II

Oct 2, 2015 01:09:11

Description:

Dave Dugdale is back on the Digital Convergence Podcast and talks about his decision to buy the a7R II. Dave also shares why he will probably sell his Panasonic GH4 even though he thinks it's a great camera. We touch on handheld gimbals, the recently announced Sony a7S II, working with S-Log, Dave's comparison tests of the Sony cameras with RED, and his experience on editing and color grading with Davinci Resolve.

Kris Simmons - the Video Business Success Coach - comes to the rescue. What do you do when you feel nothing is working in your business? How do you get unstuck when you feel you are getting nowhere in getting client work? Kris helps you get unstuck and get moving forward with your digital media business.

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Mentioned In This Episode:

Dave Dugdale's website:
http://learningvideo.com

CheesyCam - DIY Video and Photography Projects:
http://cheesycam.com/

CAME-Single 3 Axis Gimbal Camera 32bit Boards With Encoders:
http://www.came-tv.com/camesingle-3-axis-gimbal-camera-32bit-boards-with-encoders-p-673.html

PILOTFLY H1+ 32bit Handheld 3axis Stabilizer for Mirrorless camera:
http://copter-rc.com/en/catalog/68-pilotfly-h1-32bit-handheld-3axis-stabilizer-for-mirrorless-camera.html

Davinci Resolve 2:
https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/davinciresolve

ClipToolz Convert 2:
https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/davinciresolve

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DCP 174: To Scale: The Solar System with Wylie Overstreet and Alex Gorosh

Sep 25, 2015 01:09:41

Description:

How do you visualize the enormity of the solar system to scale? Author Wylie Overstreet and Filmmaker Alex Gorosh did just that in the Black Rock Desert. They join the podcast in a phone call to talk about producing the short film “To Scale: The Solar System.” At the time of this recording that video has already amassed over 1.7 million views on Vimeo and 1.6 million views on YouTube.

Just a side note: the interview is a recorded phone call so the audio is not up to the usual quality I strive for in this podcast. It could not be helped. Wylie was at the airport waiting to board a flight. I’m grateful that Wylie and Alex took the time to talk with me for a few minutes. You’ll enjoy the conversation.

RED Camera CEO Jarred Lang teases details of a new camera that joins the Scarlet / Epic / Weapon line-up: It's called the RED Raven! 4K at up to 120fps and starting at $6,000 dollars. Hashtag #4K4ALL.

Red Giant releases a free update to Magic Bullet Suite. It may be a .1 update but it feels like a much bigger update. It could have just as easily been called Magic Bullet Suite 13 instead 12.1.

Video Business Success Coach Kris Simmons: Should I do both still photography and video for the same client? Not just from a logistical standpoint, but creatively and emotionally - can both be done or should both be done by one artist for the same client.

Mentioned In This Episode:

Andrew Markefors RED Raven website:
http://redraven.red

Red Giant Magic Bullet Suite 12.1 Update:
https://www.redgiant.com/blog/2015/09/23/update-magic-bullet-suite-12-1/

On Prolost blog article Magic Bullet Suite 12.1: Resolve, Mercury, Trackpad:
http://prolost.com/blog/magicbullet121

Wylie Overstreet:
http://wylieoverstreet.com/

Alex Gorosh:
http://alexgorosh.com/

To Scale: The Solar System:
https://vimeo.com/139407849

Making the Solar System (BTS):
https://vimeo.com/139455885

Rick Delgado's website:
http://nufro.com

Alex Cook's website:
http://www.sxemediapa.com

Martin Friedrich's website:
http://www.martinfriedrich.com/

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DCP 173: DJI Zenmuse X5 and X5R

Sep 17, 2015 01:06:38

Description:

In this episode:

1) DJI announces new micro 4/3 cameras for the Inspire 1: the X5 series. With a larger sensor, interchangeable lenses, 4k and 4k raw (X5R) video, and 12.8 stops of dynamic range - DJI raises the bar for aerial photography and filmmaking.

2) There's a new update for the DJI GO app that now includes waypoints, point of interest, course lock, and home lock modes for the Inspire 1. Also includes follow me mode for the Phantom 3. I talk about my experience using it with my Inspire 1.

3) There's a new app from Auto Flight Logic called Autopilot for DJI offering unprecedented automated control of the Inspire 1 and Phantom 3. I take it for a test drive and let you know my thoughts on this remarkable app.

4) Fantastic feedback from DCP listeners and new associate producers!

5) Video Business Success Coach Kris Simmons answer the question: When do you throw in the towel and move on?

Mentioned In This Episode:

The Flight That Disappeared on Amazon Prime:
http://www.amazon.com/Flight-That-Disappeared-Craig-Hill/dp/B009P07CH0/

DJI GO app:
http://www.dji.com/product/goapp

DJI Firmware Update for Inspire 1:
http://www.dji.com/product/inspire-1/download

DJI Zenmuse X5 and X5R:
http://www.dji.com/product/zenmuse-x5s

Auto Flight Logic's Autopilot for DJI app:
http://autoflightlogic.com/autopilot

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DCP 172: Alchemy in Logic Pro X 10.2, Atomos Ninja Assassin, GH4 V-Log Firmware

Sep 3, 2015 56:06

Description:

Logic Pro X gets a huge update with Camel Audio's Alchemy 2.0, Atomos releases the Ninja Assassin HDMI recorder, Panasonic announces the imminent release of the paid firmware update for the GH4 enabling V-Log, YouTube releases 1,000 new royalty-free music and sound effect audio files.

Video Business Success Coach Kris Simmons considers whether or not you should niche down and specialize your digital media services.

Mentioned In This Episode:

Apple Logic Pro X 10.2 with Alchemy:
http://www.apple.com/logic-pro/whats-new/

More Than 1000 New Royalty-Free Tracks to YouTube's Audio Library:
https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music

Panasonic LUMIX GH4 V-Log L Function Firmware Upgrade Kit DMW-SFU1:
http://shop.panasonic.com/cameras-and-camcorders/cameras/lumix-interchangeable-lens-ilc-cameras/DMW-SFU1-VLOG.html

Atomos Ninja Assassin HDMI Recorder:
http://www.atomos.com/ninja-assassin/

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DCP 171: John Reuter, Creator of Camera Ready: The Polaroid 20x24 Project

Aug 21, 2015 02:12:31

Description:

I talk with filmmaker and artist, John Reuter, who is creating a fascinating documentary on the extraordinary Polaroid 20X24 camera. John has worked with Polaroid since the 1970’s and has served for a number of years as the director of the Polaroid 20x24 project. In this episode, you will hear a fascinating account of the history of the mammoth Polaroid 20x24 camera and John's effort to document in video it's story and the remarkable people who have used it.

Later in the podcast, Video Business Success Coach, Kris Simmons, considers: When does it make sense to buy new gear and the best way to finance new gear purchases? The answer may surprise you!

Mentioned In This Episode:

John Reuter's blog:
http://www.johnreuter.com/blog/

Polaroid 20x24 Studio:
http://www.20x24studio.com

Camera Ready: The Polaroid 20x24 Project website:
http://camera-readymovie.com

I Dream of Wires: The Modular Synthesizer Documentary website:
http://idreamofwires.org

Infographic: What makes a film noir?
http://www.bfi.org.uk/news-opinion/news-bfi/features/infographic-what-makes-film-noir

YouTube Creator Rankings Leaderboard - Most Popular YouTube Channels for July 2015 (via Reel SEO):
http://www.reelseo.com/top-youtube-channels/

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DCP 170: Ron Dawson | Radio Film School and The Solo Creative Podcast

Aug 16, 2015 01:16:46

Description:

Ron Dawson has been a frequent guest and co-host of the Digital Convergence Podcast. He hosted two podcasts of his for creatives: FStop Beyond and Crossing The 180. Ron confesses that after a while, producing Crossing the 180 stopped being fun and so after producing 110 episodes, he retired the show.

A move from Atlanta to Seattle ensued. After settling into his new home, Ron's wife reminded him of his love of blogging and podcasting. Encouraged by his wife, and inspired by the format and creative approach of the popular podcasts Serial and This American Life, Ron began to formulate his return to podcasting with two new podcasts: Radio Film Lab and The Solo Creative Podcast.

Ron describes Radio Film School as "This American Life for filmmakers." Ron says, "I came up with Radio Film School because it succinctly captures in essence what the show is about: audio based inspiration, education and entertainment for the aspiring filmmaker. I also think when potential listeners are perusing through iTunes, Radio Film School will instantly make sense."

After hearing a preview of Ron's new podcast, I can confidently say, Radio Film School is truly unlike anything you've heard before.

After listening to my conversation with Ron Dawson, you will hear from The Video Business Success Coach Kris Simmons. We get a lot of questions about how to keep the sales process going while working on current client projects. Kris gives good advice on how to keep your sales pipeline flowing–even while you work.

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Mentioned In This Episode:

Ron Dawson's website:
http://daredreamermag.com/

Radio Film School:
http://daredreamer.fm/shows/radiofilmschool/

The Solo Creative Podcast:
http://daredreamer.fm/shows/solocreative/

Music resources curated by Ron:
http://daredreamer.fm/rfs-music/

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DCP 169: Gale Tattersall

Aug 5, 2015 56:32

Description:

Cinematographer Gale Tattersall talks about the democratization of affordable filmmaking gear heralded by the Canon 5D Mark II and it's use of the hit television series House MD, the role of the DP in interpreting the intent of the scriptwriter, and laments that too many cinematographers try to make everything too beautiful. This video interview with Gale was recorded several years ago but was never released as an episode of the Digital Convergence Podcast until now.

The Video Business Success Coach Kris Simmons answers an email from a DCP listener who sent in a question about structuring and breaking down pricing for a video job.

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Mentioned in the podcast:

Gale Tattersall's website:
http://www.galetattersall.com

Rode SmartLav+
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Zoom iQ5, iQ6, and iQ7 mics for the iOS devices:
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Keith Moreau's websites:
http://keithmoreau.com/
http://www.artistsharing.com/
http://www.techmovepodcast.com/

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DCP 168: Building Online Video Courses With Jeff Long

Jul 25, 2015 58:08

Description:

Digital media creative Jeff Long talks about building online courses. He is the founder of True Focus Media. As a digital media creative he creates online courses, videos and podcasts. Jeff has a new podcast about a topic I love: creating online courses called: The Online Course Coach Podcast. I recently had the pleasure to appear on his new podcast to talk in-depth about my experiences creating online courses for the water damage restoration industry. Jeff graciously accepted my invitation to guest on my podcast to talk about his not only his new podcast and but also his experience building online courses and coaching others to do the same. 

The Video Business Success Coach Kris Simmons talks about moving into a new office and how it’s revitalized his creativity and business. Can moving to an office/studio space be right for you and your business?

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Jeff Long's website:
http://www.truefocusmedia.com

The Online Course Coach Podcast:
http://www.truefocusmedia.com/podcast/

How To Use Video and Joint Ventures to Create Online Course with Carl Olson:
http://www.truefocusmedia.com/how-to-use-video-and-joint-ventures-to-create-online-courses-with-carl-olson-podcast/

Why Podcasting is the New Networking (via Fast Company):
http://www.fastcompany.com/3048202/hit-the-ground-running/why-podcasting-is-the-new-networking

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DCP 167: Pluto Encounter, Mars Time-lapse, Listener Feedback, Production Hub

Jul 15, 2015 48:03

Description:

Drones, space-drones, and an out-of-this-world time-lapse that will blow your mind are featured in this episode! I talk about the New Horizons Pluto encounter, the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity marathon and time-lapse video, and more.

The Video Business Success Coach - Kris Simmons - answers the question: Is it worth it to use Production Hub to increase your marketing reach for new clients? 

Mentioned in the podcast:

Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity Time-lapse Video:
https://youtu.be/3b1DxICZbGc

DCP listener Justin Crowell's website:
http://justincrowell.com/

Justin Crowell's music video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nu5jfPAl9ng

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DCP 166: Ben Bruton-Cox and Richard Shelton - Commercial and Wedding Video Producers

Jul 3, 2015 01:14:39

Description:

Ben Bruton-Cox and Richard Shelton are professional video producers who do commercial and wedding videos. They both got into a habit of talking each week about what went on in their video businesses the prior week. Then they did something brilliant: they pressed the record button and started publishing their conversations in a new audio podcast called Our Week In Video. Ben and Richard about starting their new podcast, discuss an article published last year about the apparent decline of the use of DSLR video, the need for improved camera ergonomics, and more.

Also in the podcast: You’ve spent weeks preparing a proposal for a gig. You've spent hours traveling and meeting with the potential client. But, then - boom! They award the project to someone else! How do you recover from that huge letdown? The Video Business Success Coach - Kris Simmons - helps you get back on your feet and move on.  

Mentioned in the podcast:

Ben Bruton-Cox on the web:
http://www.theweddingcut.com
http://www.brutoncoxvisuals.com
https://twitter.com/BrutonCox

Richard Shelton on the web:
http://www.auroravideo.co.uk
https://twitter.com/SheltorX

Our Week In Video Podcast:
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/our-week-in-video-video-production/id955970525?mt=2

Futuresource Predicts Decline of DSLRs for Pro Video (Article from June 2014):
http://futuresource-consulting.com/2015-06-Pro-Video-6782.html

iTunes Podcast Review Manager WordPress plugin:
http://efficientwp.com/plugins/itunes-podcast-review-manager

Daniel Crowe (new associate producer of the DCP):
http://www.crowefly.com
https://twitter.com/dcrowephoto

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DCP 165: On Becoming a Sound Designer

Jun 24, 2015 48:07

Description:

In this episode:

1) Sound Designer Michael Cardillo helps answer a few questions from student Jared Kirk who aspires to do sound design for video professionally. Michael shares great advice on getting started as a professional sound designer.

2) “How do you handle the situation where a freelancer you’ve hired to help you do a job hands out his business card to your customer?” The Video Business Success Coach - Kris Simmons - coaches us through this gnarly situation. 

Michael Cardillo on the web:
Website: http://michaelcardillo.com
Blog: http://michaelcardillo.com/soundmind/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MichaelAudio
Sound For Editors: http://soundforeditors.com

RME Fireface 802 Audio Interface

Universal Audio Apollo Twin High-Resolution Thunderbolt Audio Interface

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DCP 164: New Cameras From Sony, Adobe CC 2015, FAA 333 Exemption for Commercial Drone Operation

Jun 19, 2015 48:51

Description:

In this episode:

1) Sony announces 3 new cameras with ability to record UHD 4K internally - Alpha a7R II, RX10 II, and RX100 IV. The RX cameras both have super slo-mo (up to 960fps). The Alpha a7R II has 42.4 MB back-lit sensor that allows increased resolution, improve low light sensitivity with low noise. It also features faster 399 detection point auto-focus, and in-body image stabilization.

2) Adobe releases Creative Cloud 2015.

3) When will the Canon XC10 ship?

4) Do all commercial drone operators have a 333 exemption from the FAA?

5) The Video Business Coach answers the question: How do you make sure that a freelancer you hire for a job is qualified?

David Thrasher / Mountain High Aviation:
http://www.mthighaviation.com/uas.html

Full House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform addresses the FAA about progress of creating legal framework for drone commercialization:
https://oversight.house.gov/hearing/drones-the-next-generation-of-commerce/

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DCP 163: Filmmaker Ron Dawson Creator of the Experimental Documentary - ImprovJam

Jun 10, 2015 01:08:51

Description:

Filmmaker Ron Dawson talks about creating experimental documentary ImprovJam: A Musical Convergence of Jazz, Rock & Rap.

ImprovJam captures the improvisational jam sessions of three of Seattle's finest jazz musicians, a rock guitarist, and a freestyle rapper. 

ImprovJam was filmed on location in the music room of Garfield High, a school with a rich musical history, boasting one of the finest jazz teams in the nation, and alma mater to such musical legends as Jimi Hendrix, Quincy Jones, and contemporary rap artist Macklemore. 

What happens when Ron and his crew takes nine video cameras including two Canon C100's, two T3i's, two 70D's, and four Panasonic GH4's - and records the convergence of jazz, rock, and rap is nothing short of magical.

Mentioned in the show:

Producer/Director Ron Dawson, Dare Dreamer Media
http://daredreamer.net

ImprovJam: A Musical Convergence of Jazz, Rock & Rap
http://soundandsea.tv/improvjam/

Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra
http://srjo.org/

Ayron Jones of Ayron Jones and the Way
http://ajandtheway.com/

Turtle T.
http://whatsupturtle.com/

RA Scion
http://rascion.com/

Willow Craft Media
http://willowcraftmedia.com/

Blue Fern Productions
http://bluefernproductions.com/

David Patterson (Camera and Audio)
https://vimeo.com/davepatterson

Blaine Rochester (Audio Mixer)
http://www.nueraofficial.com/

Ryan Booth - Serial Box TV:
http://www.ryanbooth.net/serialbox-presents/

RØDE Microphones
http://rode.com/

LensProToGo
http://lensprotogo.com/

Rhino Camera Gear
http://rhinocameragear.com/

FxFactor
http://fxfactory.com/

Music Bed
http://musicbed.com/

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DCP 162: Jonah Guelzo - Sound Designer, Mixer, Editor

Jun 3, 2015 02:05:51

Description:

Several months ago I watched Sound IS SPEED - Location Sound on the Set of "Where are you Bobby Browning?" - an excellent two-part behind-the-scene video about the audio and sound design work and philosophy of sound designer, sound mixer, and sound editor Jonah Guelzo. I reached out to Jonah to see if he would like to talk about audio for video. He graciously agreed and we ended recording over two hours of material - all about audio - from recording sound in the field to post processing and sound design in the studio.

In this episode, Jonah talks about audio acquisition in the field and practical tips on getting the best results using lavaliere and boom microphones, field recorders, working with talent and collaborating with the director and director of photography. He talks about recording audio for feature film, wedding video, and commercial video. Our conversation concludes with his thoughts on sound design and editing. We manage to squeeze in a few rants and pet peeves, too.

Thank you for supporting and listening to the DCP!

Jonah Guelzo on the web:

Website: www.jonahguelzo.com
IMDB: www.imdb.me/jbguelzo
Twitter: @jbguelzo
Instagram: https://instagram.com/bobbyguelz/
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/jbguelzo/
Tuts+: http://tutsplus.com/authors/jonah-guelzo

Part 1: Sound IS SPEED // Location sound on the set of "Where are you Bobby Browning?"

Part 2: Sound IS SPEED // Location sound on the set of "Where are you Bobby Browning?"

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DCP 161: Paul Aitken on Drone Aerial Photography and Video

May 27, 2015 01:00:07

Description:

This episode features Paul Aitken of Ride Media and The Drone U. Paul is an expert drone pilot and aerial photographer and filmmaker. His aerial work includes a broad range of subject matter from water sports to high-end real estate. Paul shares his expertise and practical tips for shooting aerial photos and videos with drones.

Mentioned in the show:

Book: How Google Works by by Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg

Syma X5C-1 4 Channel 2.4GHz RC Helicopter Explorers Quad Copter with Camera

The Drone U special offer for DCP listeners:
http://carlolson.tv/droneu

Paul Aitken on the web:

Ride Media website:
http://ridemedia.co/

Instagram: @taitkenflight
https://instagram.com/taitkenflight/

Twitter: @theDroneU
https://twitter.com/theDroneU

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DCP 160: A Conversation On The Freelance Economy

May 21, 2015 01:09:12

Description:

Kris Simmons and Carl Olson have a conversation about the freelance economy and what it means for today's digital media creatives.

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DCP 159: Kalle Ljung on Filming Antartica With a DJI Phantom Drone and a GoPro HERO3+

May 20, 2015 37:08

Description:

Kalle Ljung explains how his trip of a life-time to Antartica came about, the challenges he faced filming the aerial footage with a DJI Phantom 2 and GoPro HERO3+, and the lessons learned in editing and grading the footage. At the time I recorded the podcast, Kalle's film Antartica had amassed over 730,000 views. The popularity of his short film is certainly well deserved.

Antartica by Kalle Ljung (on Vimeo):
https://vimeo.com/124858722

Kalle Ljung on the web:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kalleljung

Twitter: @kljung https://twitter.com/kljung

Instagram: kalleljung https://instagram.com/kalleljung/

Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/kljung

Operation Deep Freeze:
https://youtu.be/uA-1F5NSjsU

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DCP 158: Fred Light - Real Estate Video Tour Producer

May 19, 2015 55:08

Description:

Fred Light shares the secrets of success of his thriving real estate video tour production company - Nashua Video Tours. Fred intimately understands his clients needs. In this episode you are going to hear how Fred's singular focus on what his customer wants and needs has moved him to create a highly systematic way to consistently and profitably produce several real estate videos each week that keeps his customers coming back for more - at a price they love.

Mentioned in this episode:

Fred Light's website:
http://www.nashuavideotours.com

Film and Music Magazine:
https://www.filmandmusic.com

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DCP 157: Chris Weiher - Founder of Watch Me Work - A New Platform For Learning Digital Media Creation

May 13, 2015 54:07

Description:

Education has long been a recurring theme on the Digital Convergence Podcast. I’ve promoted a number of educational resources and events for digital media creators ranging from live events to on-demand learning. Lynda.com, Kelby, Groove3, macProVideo, Academy of Story Tellers, Shane’s Inner Circle for Digital Filmmakers, KRE8 University and CreativeLive are just a few examples. Webinars with screen sharing (using GoToWebinar or Google Hangouts) provide an interactive learning environment.

Today’s guest on the DCP brings a different approach to online learning for video professionals. Chris Weiher, founder of Watch Me Work, has created a platform that essentially allows you to watch and chat with creative professionals work. Watch Me Work recently took 3rd place out of 29 startups at the Atlanta Startup Riot - with many of the competing startups having a much longer start up track record than Watch Me Work.

In this episode I also take a few minutes to respond to feedback about the recently announced Canon XC10 4K camcorder. As expected, this camera has had a bit of a polarizing affect among pro video producers.

Kris Simmons and I got really busy over the last couple of weeks so we were not able to record a Video Business Success Coach segment. Don’t worry! We will be getting to together to record this week.

Thank you for supporting and listening to the DCP!

Mentioned in this episode:

Watch Me Work website:
http://www.watchmework.com

Watch Me Work Indiegogo Campaign:
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/watch-me-work

Chris Weiher on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/chris_weiher

Chris Weiher's video production website:
http://www.cweiher.com/index.html

Ben Bruton-Cox's new podcast about his and co-host Richard Shelton's adventures in pro video production: Our Week In Video
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/our-week-in-video-video-production/id955970525?mt=2

Canon XC10 Footage – First Impressions and Review (On Cinema5d.com, by Johnnie Behiri):
http://www.cinema5d.com/canon-xc10-footage-first-impressions-and-review/

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DCP 156: Joseph Forte of D-Mak Productions on SEO and Content Marketing

May 4, 2015 01:31:43

Description:

This episode is all about improving your video business marketing. First up is an in-depth discussion of how to use SEO and content marketing to help promote your video production business. A big question for video production business owners is: how do you get potential customers to find you? Joseph Forte - co-founder and marketing guru of D-Mak Productions - joins the show today and answers that question. Joseph talks about the successful online marketing strategy he uses to promote D-Mak Productions. Joseph says that upwards of 80 percent of all their video customer leads come from their online digital marketing efforts. There are a number of good, actionable tips that you can start using today to make your video production business more findable to potential clients.

D-Mak Productions  - co-founded by Danny McManus - is a Phoenix, Arizona video production company. They create innovative media content for commercial, live event, training, web, fashion, music and corporate video production. D-Mak Productions offer professional video production services with high quality craftsmanship in all phases of production, including concept creation, scripts and storyboards, talent and location scouting, on-location or in studio production, non-linear editing, graphic design and animation, and media methods and distribution strategies.

The Video Business Success Coach Kris Simmons takes us Deep Sea Fishing. How to use a "minnow" to get the "big fish" - a customer that values your video production services and pays accordingly.

Thank you for supporting and listening to the DCP!

 

Mentioned In This Episode:

D-Mak Productions Online:
http://dmakproductions.com
http://www.facebook.com/dmakproductions
http://twitter.com/dmakproductions
https://plus.google.com/+DmakProductionsTempe/posts
http://instagram.com/dmakproductions

Book on SEO:
Search Engine Optimization Secrets by Danny Dover
SEO Toolbar by Moz:
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/seo-toolbar-by-seomoz/
Site to check citations:
http://www.whitespark.ca/   Sites to check your back links:
https://moz.com/researchtools/ose/ and https://ahrefs.com/   Video Production Community on Google Plus:
https://plus.google.com/communities/115453398154797713176 Connect With Me and Special Offers:

Take your video business to the next level with KRE8 University.

Learn to master color for video: http://carlolson.tv/mixinglight

Save $25 off the first year of access to the Academy of Storytellers when you use this link: stryhrt.com/academy?c=1&rfid=3110

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DCP 155: Michael Cardillo on Immersive Sound for Video

Apr 29, 2015 01:08:56

Description:

Michael Cardillo returns to the Digital Convergence Podcast to talk about immersive sound for video.

The Video Business Success Coach Kris Simmons tells us about Blow Fish Marketing. Just because you are small doesn't mean you have to act small. This strategy helps one-man video production companies give the first impression of a larger studio.

Show notes for DCP episode 155:
http://carlolson.tv/dcp155

Michael Cardillo on the web:
Website: http://michaelcardillo.com
Blog: http://michaelcardillo.com/soundmind/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MichaelAudio
Sound For Editors website: http://soundforeditors.com
Sound For Editors on Twitter: https://twitter.com/soundforeditors

Dolby Atmos:
http://www.dolby.com/us/en/brands/dolby-atmos.html

Avid Pro Tools First:
http://apps.avid.com/protoolsfirst/

AVB - Audio Video Bridging:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Audio_Video_Bridging

Grasshopper:
http://grasshopper.com

Books by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hanson

Rework
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0307463745/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0307463745&linkCode=as2&tag=cerelogiccom-20&linkId=IPXLBBUOYIXL2FYR

Remote: Office Not Required
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0804137501/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0804137501&linkCode=as2&tag=cerelogiccom-20&linkId=UBSXWLVXVFJG35UR

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DCP 154: Canon's New 4K Video Cameras - XC10 and C300 Mark II

Apr 21, 2015 54:41

Description:

The new Canon XC10 4K camcorder and the C300 Mark II (now with 4K internal recording) were announced just prior to the start of NAB 2015. I share my thoughts on these two cameras in episode 154 of the Digital Convergence Podcast.

The Video Business Success Coach, Kris Simmons, explains why you should pay yourself first in your video production business.

Show notes for DCP episode 154:
http://carlolson.tv/dcp154

Ron Dawson's blog article: What Really Makes A "Game Changer":
http://daredreamermag.com/2015/04/14/what-really-makes-a-game-changer/

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DCP 153: Ben Hess and Ted Setla on Crowdfunding Raising The TXT Generation

Apr 15, 2015 01:10:01

Description:

Writer and director, Ben Hess, and director of photography and editor, Ted (Thaddeus) Setla, talk about their latest collaboration: a documentary based on a real sexting event that happened to Ted's young daughter. The documentary examines the emotional journey and potential consequences for the kids and family when inappropriate images are shared among friends at the age of 11.

The Video Business Success Coach, Kris Simmons, explains the "Outbreak" Marketing Method - how video producers can infiltrate a corporate account and spread like a virus leading to repeat jobs and increased profits.

Show notes for DCP episode 153:
http://carlolson.tv/dcp153

Raising The TXT Generation on Seed and Spark:
http://www.seedandspark.com/studio/raising-txt-generation

Ben Hess's website:
http://www.ben-hess.com

Ben Hess on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/BenHess

Ted (Thaddeus) Setla's website: 
http://setla.com

Ted Setla on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/setla

Sony F5/F55 Facebook User Group:
https://www.facebook.com/SonyF5F55Users

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DCP 152: DJI Phantom 3

Apr 9, 2015 38:48

Description:

In this episode I answer questions from two voice mail messages I received this week from a listener named Patrick. He asks:

Is aerial photography with drones a viable business opportunity for skilled filmmakers and photographers? Is the DJI Phantom so easy to fly that businesses can do it themselves, thus negating the need for professional videographers and photographers? 

Also in this episode I discuss DJI's announcement of the Phantom 3. It looks to be an amazing aerial photography system with 4K video (with live streaming from the Phantom directly to YouTube), 12MB still photography, built in video editing, and the improved DJI Pilot app.

Show notes for DCP episode 152: 
http://carlolson.tv/dcp152

Ben Hess' crowdfunding project:
http://www.seedandspark.com/studio/raising-txt-generation

Yonder Blue Films:
http://www.yonderbluefilms.com

Chris Newman's Cinechopper:
http://cinechopper.com

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DCP 151: Kris Simmons on the Commoditization of Video Pros

Apr 7, 2015 52:43

Description:

Video Business Success Coach Kris Simmons takes on the hot topic of the commoditization of video pros. 

Kris and I decided to do this episode after hearing this quote in an information product pitch: "There is an over-abundance of videographers and editors." The marketers go on to claim that you can hire videographers for $15 to $30 per hour and hire an editor for $100 and turn around and resale the video for $2000 to local businesses. 

I don't know about you, but I want to make more than $15 an hour for my video work. What's a video pro to do? Kris Simmons has some tough love to help us get beyond the perception of the commoditization of video professionals.

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DCP 150: Philip Bloom - Filmmaker for CNN's The Wonder List With Bill Weir

Apr 1, 2015 59:01

Description:

Philip Bloom returns to the DCP to talk about his experience filming CNN’s The Wonder List With Bill Weir. Philip talks about the rewards and challenges of shooting this amazing series as he and his the team traveled the world.

The Video Business Success Coach Kris Simmons addresses the question: Should you charge hourly or charge by full or half day for a video shoot?

Philip Bloom's website:
http://philipbloom.net

Philip Bloom on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/PhilipBloom

This episode is sponsored by MusicBed - Licensing relevant music for filmmakers. To get a $25 credit on your next order:
http://mscbd.fm/crlsnpdcst

Show notes for DCP episode 150:
http://carlolson.tv/dcp150

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DCP 149: Caleb Pike of DSLRVideoShooter.com

Mar 23, 2015 01:14:50

Description:

Caleb Pike is the featured guest in episode 149 of the Digital Convergence Podcast. He is the founder of DSLRVideoShooter.com. Caleb Pike is a camera operator, editor, and podcaster based in Chicago, IL.

In addition to his educational DSLR video blog, he runs a production company called Fourth Foundry. His experience includes documentary, commercial, narrative, and educational video. His less-is-more approach to digital filmmaking gear won't break the bank! I've been following Caleb Pike since the early days of the DSLR video revolution - he was and continues to be one of my favorite go-to sources of video education and gear reviews.

In the Video Business Success Coach segment of the podcast, Kris Simmons answers the question: What do you do when your client cancels a shoot where you have already lined up your help and rental gear.

Caleb Pike's websites:
http://dslrvideoshooter.com
http://fourthfoundry.com

Caleb Pike on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/calebpike

Caleb Pike on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/dslrvideoshooter

This episode is sponsored by MusicBed - Licensing relevant music for filmmakers. To get a $25 credit on your next order:
http://mscbd.fm/crlsnpdcst

Show notes for DCP episode 149:
http://carlolson.tv/dcp149

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DCP 148: Michael Cardillo - Sound Designer - Part 2

Mar 16, 2015 01:02:22

Description:

Part 2 of interview with Michael Cardillo–an Independent Sound Designer specializing in audio for video. He was on staff with Crawford Communications in Atlanta, Georgia from 1999-2007, where he did sound design and mix-to-picture for broadcast promos, advertising, documentaries, independent films and various other video projects.

Since then, he has struck out on his own through his company Cardillo Designs, which specializes in audio editing, mixing and sound design for broadcast, advertising, and corporate/training video projects.

In this episode Michael continues to expound on the point that we should not always prioritize picture over sound. He talks about the hierarchy of sound–analogous to layers in Photoshop. Michael shares several audio tricks of the trade. He discusses the differences between editing and mixing. He explains why the audio edit should be longer than the video edit. He states that as a sound editor and mixer, you must listen and use your ears–you cannot just follow a set recipe. Michael explains why sound is important in controlling how the audience feels and how to accomplish that in your mix.

In the Video Business Success Coach segment of the podcast, Kris Simmons answers the question: Should you discount your prices for your video work?

Mentioned in the show:

Michael Cardillo's website:
http://michaelcardillo.com
http://michaelcardillo.com/soundmind/

Michael Cardillo on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/MichaelAudio

FCPX Creative Summit announced June 26-28 2015, Santa Clara, California

New full-frame lenses from Sony (affiliate links):
Sony SEL24240 FE 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3 OOS Standard-Zoom LensSony FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS Lens
Sony Distagon T* FE 35mm f/1.4 ZA Lens
Sony FE 28mm f/2 Lens
Sony 21mm Ultra-Wide Conversion Lens for FE 28mm f/2 Lens
Sony 16mm Fisheye Conversion Lens for FE 28mm f/2 Lens

Connect With Me and Special Offers:

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DCP 147: Michael Cardillo - Sound Designer and Editor - Part 1

Mar 9, 2015 01:02:46

Description:

Part 1: Michael Cardillo

Michael Cardillo is an Independent Sound Designer specializing in audio for video. He was on staff with Crawford Communications in Atlanta, Georgia from 1999-2007, where he did sound design and mix-to-picture for broadcast promos, advertising, documentaries, independent films and various other video projects.

Since then, he has struck out on his own through his company Cardillo Designs, which specializes in audio editing, mixing and sound design for broadcast, advertising, and corporate/training video projects.

In this episode Michael covers a wide range of topics covering audio for video, including the importance of not always prioritizing picture over sound. There are a lot of good tips in this episode  that will help you improve the audio of your video.

In the Video Business Success Coach segment of the podcast, Kris Simmons discusses three things you can do now to get your video business noticed in your community.

Mentioned in the show:

Michael Cardillo's website:
http://michaelcardillo.com
http://michaelcardillo.com/soundmind/

Michael Cardillo on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/MichaelAudio

This episode is sponsored by MusicBed - Licensing relevant music for filmmakers. To get a $25 credit on your next order:
http://mscbd.fm/crlsnpdcst

Register for the next Atlanta Cutters meeting:
http://www.atlantacutters.com/meeting/

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http://carlolson.tv/dcp147

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DCP 146: Matt Thompson - Founder of SongFreedom

Feb 28, 2015 01:11:20

Description:

Matt Thompson - CEO and founder of SongFreedom - is featured in this episode of the Digital Convergence Podcast. SongFreedom works with all the major music labels as well as indie labels so that you can affordably license music your client may hear on the radio.

In the Video Business Success Coach segment, Kris Simmons talks about how adding the “Wow Factor” can help your client fall in love with you and possibly lead to more business.

Mentioned in the show:
http://www.songfreedom.com

Songs used in this episode are from SongFreedom:
Be-Hope by Dave Preston
Enchantment by Frederick Capozio
A Hundred Hearts by Hannah Christianson
What's Done Is Done by Kevin Tope
Soldier Boy by Rachel James

Louis + Jeanna Wedding (on Vimeo):
https://vimeo.com/82038140

Show notes for DCP episode 146:
http://carlolson.tv/dcp146

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DCP 145: Brent Barbano of ShareGrid

Feb 24, 2015 01:21:15

Description:

Brent Barbano of ShareGrid talks about peer-to-peer rental of digital filmmaking equipment. Kris Simmons, the Video Business Success Coach shows how scheduling a project debrief meeting after completing a project can lead to more sales - a winning combination for you and your client.

Mentioned in the show:
http://www.sharegrid.com
http://brentbarbano.com

Show notes for DCP episode 145:
http://carlolson.tv/dcp145

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DCP 144: Justin DeMers of Story and Heart and the Academy of Storytellers

Feb 17, 2015 01:09:51

Description:

Justin DeMers of Story and Heart talks to Carl Olson and guest co-host Ron Dawson in this episode of the Digital Convergence Podcast. Justin talks about a new education resource he and his team have launched for filmmakers: the Academy of Storytellers.

The Academy of Storytellers already has over 50 videos and webinars, with at least 8 or more new videos being released each month. Justin talks about why the Academy of Storytellers was created, what topics are covered, and the world class instructors who bring their professional experience and perspective to each lesson.

Also in this episode your Video Business Success Coach - Kris Simmons - talks about dealing with burnout and his tips for overcoming it.

Mentioned in the show:

Academy of Storytellers

Show notes for DCP episode 144:
http://carlolson.tv/dcp144

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DCP 143: Daniel McCarthy - Music Bed

Feb 12, 2015 01:12:25

Description:

Daniel McCarthy, owner of Music Bed, helps us understand the issues in selecting and licensing quality music. One the greatest artistic challenges for digital filmmakers is finding and legally using music in your video. Understanding the complexity of licensing music requires someone who knows the industry inside and out. What is royalty free? What does managed rights mean? What are synchronization fees? And what about performance royalties, needle drops, BMI/ASCAP, YouTube, Vimeo, DVD's, streaming vs downloads - how do you chose the right license? What’s a filmmaker to do? 

Daniel talks about how Music Bed helps filmmakers find the right song and appropriate license for their movie.

Also in this episode, the video business success coach, Kris Simmons, talks about the power of adding a zero can help you grow your business.

Mentioned in the show:

Music Bed
https://www.musicbed.com

Film Supply (by Music Bed):
http://www.filmsupply.com

Show notes for DCP episode 143:
http://carlolson.tv/dcp143

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DCP 142: Eli Sasich - Director of ATROPA and HENRi

Feb 2, 2015 01:28:57

Description:

Director, writer, and editor Eli Sasich joins Carl Olson and Chris Fenwick to talk about two of his recent sci-fi passion projects: HENRi and ATROPA.

Eli discusses how he used a combination of miniature models, puppetry, in-camera effects and CGI to create HENRi - an epic sci-fi short film starring Keir Dullea (2001: A Space Odyssey) and Margot Kidder (Superman). Kickstarter funded, and two years in the making, HENRi tells the story of a derelict spaceship that becomes self-aware and builds itself a mechanical body in order to feel alive.

ATROPA is about an Off-World Detective who investigates the missing research vessel ATROPA. It's a concept short created by Eli Sasich inspired by '70s and '80s sci-fi classics like Alien and Blade Runner.

Mentioned in the show:

ATROPA - Sci-fi concept short film
https://vimeo.com/77761436

Official Movie Site of HENRi
http://www.henrithefilm.com

HENRi - Sci-fi Short Film
https://vimeo.com/61686359

HENRi - BTS interview with Clark Schaffer
https://vimeo.com/37717822

HENRi - BTS interview with Keir Dullea
https://vimeo.com/37717710

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DCP 141: After the Contract is Signed

Jan 28, 2015 01:02:29

Description:

In this episode I talk about new products from RØDE Microphone, the amazing new free public domain archive by Pond5, and a brief history of the Moog Modular Synthesizer in movie sound design and film scores.

In the video business success segment, Kris Simmons discusses what to do after the contract is signed for your next video gig. After the initial elation of getting the deal wears off, the reality of actually doing the work sets in. Kris tells us how to make sure we get our video assignment off to a good start with our client.

 

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Mentioned in the show:

RØDELink Filmmaker Kit:

http://www.rodemic.com/wireless/filmmaker

 

NTG4 Shotgun Microphone:

http://www.rodemic.com/microphones/ntg4

 

NTG4+ Shotgun Microphone:

http://www.rodemic.com/microphones/ntg4plus

 

Pond5 Public Domain Project:

http://www.pond5.com/free

 

Moog Modular Synthesizer Returns:

http://www.moogmusic.com/sight-and-sound/product_demo/back-future-sounds

 

The Moog Modular in movies:

http://moogfoundation.org/moog-a-history-in-recordings-moog-movie-soundtrack-appearances/

 

DCP 140: Going Local - Film and Television Production In Georgia

Jan 15, 2015 01:11:55

Description:

In Episode 140 I talk about film and television production in Georgia. My home county - Douglas County - has been the destination for a number of feature films. The metro Atlanta area has seen several productions including most recently The Nice Guys starring Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling. I talk about why Georgia is quickly becoming the second Hollywood and what it means for video production pros today.

This episode features the first segment on taking your video production business to the next level with video business success coach Kris Simmons - founder of KRE8insights and 6StrongMedia.

I talk, too, about how Patreon can help creatives raise funding for content they produce.

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DCP 139: Jules Watkins on Creating Video Information Products

Jan 13, 2015 01:10:54

Description:

This episode features Video Hero series Jules Watkins on creating video information products. Jules - whose background includes producing reality TV shows and videos - is the author of a number of information video products including Screenflow Hero and iPhone Hero. Jules uses his experience as a TV producer to create entertaining and educational video tutorials. Jules feels that video producers have the upper hand in creating information products because of their experience in shooting video. He talks about how to leverage that experience to create a possible additional revenue stream for your video business.

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DCP 138: Skin Smoothing, Dead Pixel Repair, and Red Giant Universe

Dec 11, 2014 44:50

Description:

In this episode I explore plugins that smooth skin tone and blemishes, remove dead / stuck pixels and sensor dust spots, and Red Giant Universe.

DCP 137: Patrick Inhofer On Color Correction and Color Grading

Dec 4, 2014 01:34:58

Description:

Patrick Inhofer of Tao of Color and Mixing Light joins Dave Dugdale and Carl Olson to talk about color correction and color grading.

DCP 136: Kris Simmons On Being A Six Figure Video Producer

Nov 28, 2014 01:18:47

Description:

Kris Simmons talks about how to transform your video production business into a six-figure business.

DCP 135: Filmmaker Ron Dawson on Finding Inspiration in Unusual Places

Oct 29, 2014 01:04:17

Description:

Ron Dawson talks about working for yourself versus being an employee as a filmmaker and finding the time to create the art you are passionate about. He also talks about his new film short called Unusual Places.

DCP 134: Gabe Cheifetz of Koji Color - Motion Picture Film Color LUTs

Oct 23, 2014 43:52

Description:

Gabe Cheifetz talks about Koji Color's motion picture film color LUTs that work with Davinci Resolve, Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro X, After Effects, and Autodesk Smoke

DCP 133: Den Lennie - No Nonsense Business For Filmmakers

Oct 17, 2014 59:37

Description:

Den Lennie - No Nonsense Business For Filmmakers

DCP 132: Jeff Long - Video Producer and eLearning Expert

Oct 2, 2014 58:44

Description:

Jeff Long, founder of True Focus Media, talks about creating eLearning courses using his digital media production skills.

DCP 131: The 4K Camera Roundup (With Dave Dugdale)

Sep 18, 2014 59:46

Description:

Dave Dugdale and Carl Olson talk about the Lumix GH4, Sony A7s, The Samsung NX1, Panasonic LX100 - all with 4K video capability, and they lament Canon's failure to innovate with their newly announced EOS 7D Mark II which does not do 4K video.

DCP 130: Shane Hurlbut and the Illumination Experience

Sep 12, 2014 38:38

Description:

Shane Hurlbut returns to the Digital Convergence Podcast and talks about his new Illumination Experience Cinematography Workshop.

DCP 129: Josh Izenberg, Director of SLOMO

May 1, 2014 30:43

Description:

Josh Izenberg of Big Young Films, talks about his award winning documentary SLOMO. The film is about Dr. John Kitchin, who, depressed and frustrated with his life, abandons his career as a neurologist and moves to Pacific Beach. There, he undergoes a radical transformation into SLOMO, trading his lab coat for a pair of rollerblades.

DCP 128: Delivering On Promises (With Chris Fenwick)

Apr 30, 2014 55:21

Description:

Chris Fenwick chats with Carl Olson about attending NAB 2014.

DCP 127: The Story Will Reveal Itself

Jan 23, 2014 55:01

Description:

Carl Olson and Chris Fenwick talk about the editing process and how the story reveals itself. Also discussed - money, deadlines, and managing customer expectations.

DCP 126: The Amazon Drones vs The GoogleBots (With Chris Fenwick)

Jan 1, 2014 01:18:19

Description:

In this episode Chris Fenwick - the host of the digitaCINEMAcafe and the FCPX Grill podcasts - returns to the DCP. We talk about YouTube, restoring vinyl audio with Adobe Audition, are synthesizers destroying film and TV soundtracks, and we geek out on Mean Time Between Failure stats on hard drives.

DCP 125: Slip Slidin Away (With Gabe Cheifetz of CrumplePop and TrostMotion)

Dec 31, 2013 40:31

Description:

Gabe Cheiftetz returns to the Digital Convergence Podcast to talk about a new venture that the CrumplePop gang have been working on - the creation of the premium slider Trost - perhaps one of the strong, smoothest, and most versatile camera motion sliders on the market today.

DCP 124: The Curious Eye

Nov 28, 2013 55:37

Description:

This episode features Brian Mulligan - senior editor of WTHR-TV located in Indianapolis, Indiana. Brian is known as the go-to expert of Autodesk's Smoke. We talk about getting into broadcasting, education, his workflow for editing under tight deadlines, and why Smoke is the right post-production platform for his broadcast work.

DCP 123: Avoiding the Cliche

Nov 22, 2013 54:39

Description:

In this episode: 

Avoiding the cliche in your creative work Chris Fenwick has something new cooking on The Grill How do you balance an audio/video business and family life? Alan Bell - feature film editor of the Hunger Games - Catching Fire

DCP 122: Start Your Own Platform

Nov 14, 2013 01:08:25

Description:

In this episode: How to create your own podcast. Is it possible to learn any new skill in 20 hours or less? What does it mean to be a naked filmmaker? (Interview with Mike Carroll) 

DCP 121: The DCP It's Alive!

Nov 7, 2013 53:29

Description:

Is this the return of the Digital Convergence Podcast - the show about creating art with technology? Do you feel like a fraud and doubt yourself as a pro? Can a fifty dollar plugin replace a reverb costing thousands of dollars?

DCP 120: The End of the Pro?

May 23, 2013 01:37:51

Description:

The Digital Convergence Podcast comes to a close in this series finale - episode 120.

DCP 119: The 5D Mark III Comes Clean

May 2, 2013 55:53

Description:

Chris Fenwick, planetMitch and Carl Olson discuss the new firmware update (1.2.1) for the Canon 5D Mark III that provides clean HDMI out.

DCP 118: That's A Good Question

Apr 26, 2013 01:32:48

Description:

Chris Fenwick, planetMitch and Carl Olson address listener questions and comments.

DCP 117: The NAB 2013 Detox Show

Apr 18, 2013 01:27:28

Description:

Chris Fenwick, planetMitch, and Carl Olson talk about the sites, sounds, people, and products of NAB 2013.

DCP 116: Packing For NAB

Apr 5, 2013 01:27:32

Description:

The DCP gang (Chris Fenwick, planetMitch, and Carl Olson) catch up on the latest video, photography and post production news before packing and departing for NAB 2013.

DCP 115: The Age of the Indie

Mar 26, 2013 01:26:56

Description:

Author and indie filmmaker Mike Carroll returns to the DCP and talks about the second edition of his book Naked Filmmaking: How To Make A Feature-Length Film – Without A Crew – For $10,000-$6,000 Or Less Revised & Expanded For DSLR Filmmakers (Volume 1).

DCP 114: Video On Demand

Mar 14, 2013 01:03:22

Description:

The one about Vimeo On Demand and Amazon CreateSpace.

DCP 113: Warning! Speed Change Ahead

Mar 7, 2013 01:29:28

Description:

In episode number 113 of the Digital Convergence Podcast, we talk about the following:

March 27, 2013, Atlanta Cutters to feature Marc Solorio (BMCC camera) and Rob Ashe (Conan Show editor) A fix for the Black Magic Cinema Camera Nikon announces the D7100 – with no low-pass optical filter on the sensor Canon is developing an amazing new high sensitivity sensor Are we keeping with change in our art and craft? Getting constructive feedback from our customers Script writing for promo videos

DCP 112: The Road Less Traveled

Mar 1, 2013 01:09:34

Description:

In this episode of the Digital Convergence Podcast (#112):

planet5d.com acquires Cinema5d forums

Is there a problem with long record times on the Canon 5D Mark III

Do you have what it takes to put yourself out there as a visual artist?

Design by committee = beige?

Do you have conviction in your artistic decisions?

The perils of people watching over your shoulder as you edit

Chris Fenwick does a FCP X demo at SFCutters

Listener feedback

DCP 111: Where's My Jetpack?

Feb 21, 2013 01:25:44

Description:

Chris Fenwick, planetMitch, and Carl Olson talk about the latest news in video and photography. In today's news RED sues Sony, Canon releases firmware updated for the C300, Apple reduces prices on some Retina display Macbook Pros. Cool infographic on Film Industry By The Numbers. Filmmaker Devin Graham documents cool water-based jet pack.

DCP 110: The Answer Is 42 (Listener Questions)

Feb 14, 2013 01:42:57

Description:

Ron Dawson, Chris Fenwick, planetMitch, and Carl Olson answer listener questions about recording interview audio, editing with music, getting a filmic look on 29.97 video, and more in this special edition of the Digital Convergence Podcast.

DCP 109: Color My World With Dale Grahn

Feb 7, 2013 01:08:27

Description:

Dale Grahn's resume as a color timer is impressive. He's worked extensively with Steven Spielberg and Francis Ford Coppola. He must have one of the longest list of films under one name in the IMDB database! Dale talks about the craft of color timing feature films. We get the inside scoop on how he helped develop the bleach bypass look of Saving Private Ryan. Dale is the grand master of color for feature films and broadcast television series. He's the guy, as Chris Fenwick says, you want to watch over their shoulder as they perform their craft. Dale talks about his new iPad app that helps you learn the basics of color grading. The app has several video tutorials with Dale Grahn explaining how to produce different looks. Then you get the opportunity to try to match what he does. The game-like approach is a great teaching aid.

DCP 108: The One About Music Videos With Dean Sherwood

Jan 31, 2013 01:19:55

Description:

The DCP team (Chris Fenwick, planetMitch, Carl Olson) talk with music pro photographer and filmmaker Dean Sherwood. His work is in demand by some of today's leading musicians and music groups. He has worked for Rihanna, Madonna, Plan B, N-Dubz, McFly, One Direction, Kasabian, Beverley Knight, You Me At Six, Conor Maynard, and the Vamps – to name just a few. Get the insider scoop on shooting music videos professionally. Dean tells us what it takes to get started in the business.

DCP 107: Lydia Hurlbut on Smart Business For Cinema

Jan 24, 2013 01:14:23

Description:

Lydia Hurlbut - CEO and Co-Founder of Hurlbut Visuals - shares her deep insights and experience on business, marketing, branding, education, and building a team in the competive world of filmmaking.

DCP 106: No Performance Enhancing Drugs Were Used

Jan 17, 2013 01:44:05

Description:

Chris Fenwick, planetMitch, Ron Dawson, and Carl Olson talk about the latest news in video and answer listener questions.

DCP 105: Wow! It's Finally Working

Jan 10, 2013 01:05:26

Description:

Guest Joseph Linaschke of ApertureExpert.com joins Chris Fenwick and planetMitch in today's show. CES 2013 is on everyone's mind.

DCP 104: Change Is Good... Or So I've Been Told

Jan 3, 2013 01:18:40

Description:

In this episode:

1) RED Camera Dragon sensor unprecedented dynamic range test

2) More on editing with music and SonicFire Pro

3) Goals for improving business this year

4) Cool tip for AE lock on the iPhone camera

5) How to hire an editor that matches your style and brand

And much more...

DCP 103: The Last Show of the Year

Dec 20, 2012 01:21:13

Description:

In this episode - the last one for 2012 - we take on Instagram, talk about the new YouTube Connect Camera App, and a number of listeners' video questions and share some cool product picks and videos.

DCP 102: The One About Color Monitors

Dec 13, 2012 01:23:08

Description:

Bram Desmett of Flanders Scientific is the Mr. Wizard of color monitors. He joins the Digital Convergence Podcast team to explain what a broadcast color monitor is, and when and why you need one.

DCP 101: Against All Odds

Dec 6, 2012 01:46:29

Description:

Listener questions about ingesting video from CF cards, color correction using scopes, color calibration and work flow, FCP X, and more are the focus of the episode of the Digital Convergence Podcast featuring Carl Olson, Chris Fenwick and planetMitch.

DCP 100: The Century Edition

Nov 30, 2012 01:35:12

Description:

This edition of the Digital Convergence Podcast marks the 100th episode - featuring Chris Fenwick, planetMitch, Ron Dawson, and Carl Olson. We talk about creativity and capturing our moments of inspiritation for filmmaking.

Episode 99: The Practical Camera Package

Nov 22, 2012 01:21:00

Description:

Today we chat with DP Eric Goodfield about how he travels with gear and his thoughts on the HDSLR world.

Episode 98: The Miniature Adventures of the Valiant

Nov 8, 2012 01:15:55

Description:

In todays episode Mitch and Chris talk with Alex MacLean of Colorflow in Berkeley California about high end color grading and workflow. We also discuss "Valiant", a cyber-punk action adventure short that Alex is producing.

Episode 97: Riders On The Storm

Nov 1, 2012 01:37:21

Description:

In today's episode, the Digital Convergence Podcast team welcomes back Gabe Cheifetz of CrumplePop. We talk about Disney's purchase of Lucasfilm, FCP X media management and plugins, Stillmotion's KNOW event, and more.

Episode 96: The New Stuff Show

Oct 26, 2012 01:19:07

Description:

inal Cut Pro X 10.0.06, cool new stuff from Apple (iPad mini, 4th gen iPad, razor thin iMacs, retina 13″ MacBook, new Mac Mini’s), Canon 5D Mark III full HDMI output, oh my! Chris Fenwick and planetMitch get excited and excitable about all the new stuff announced this week in episode 96 of the Digital Convergence Podcast – the number talk show about photography, video, and post-production. But wait! There’s more… Chris shares a cool tip about creating sparse disk images for Final Cut Pro X projects and events, and Chris talks about his folder structure for FCP X projects and events. Is there anything this man does not know?!?

Episode 95: Fearless Felix To The Edge of Space!

Oct 18, 2012 01:32:36

Description:

Chris Fenwick takes on hosting duties for today’s show since my vocal chords are ripped from being sick this week. Today’s filmmaking panel includes planetMitch of planet5d.com and Ron Dawson of DareDreamMag.com. We start off by taking a leap from the edge of space with “Fearless” Felix Baumgartner and his amazing 128,000 feet supersonic jump – all covered in unprecedented detail. In addition to RED cameras and Canon 5D’s mounted to the cabin, there were 5 GoPro Hero cameras mounted to Felix’s spacesuit for what will no doubt be some of the most amazing POV shots ever. Speaking of GoPro, planetMitch talks about the new 4K GoPro Hero3 cameras announced this morning.

We continue the discussion of shooting interviews in this episode. Chris Fenwick talks with his former boss, Stewart Cheifet, long time host and director of the Computer Chronicles show. Cheifet – who has interviewed the likes of Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and Larry Ellison – shares some of his interviewing tips and techniques. Ron Dawson talks about the interview from the standpoint of being a documentary filmmaker. He talks about one of current projects – Mixed in America – and how the interview turned out to be journey of discovery that took the film into unexpected places and emotions.

Episode 94: The Producer Show

Oct 11, 2012 01:21:57

Description:

Today the Digital Convergence Podcast team talks with producer Peter Dippery. Peter is a content producer and master story teller for business. He has produced content for many Fortune 500 companies. We learn the art of how to develop and tell compelling stories for business.

Episode 93: The Tomorrow Show

Oct 5, 2012 01:32:23

Description:

Before we hit the record button this morning, Chris Fenwick, planetMitch, and I were discussing a short movie that we were thinking about featuring in our Cinema Room segment of the show. planetMitch had made an inquiry to the artist about the technique he used in the film - a request that was turned down. In a community  where sharing information is the norm, this took us aback a bit. You can listen to our reaction - and Chris' reaction in particular - to this filmmaker's unusual stance to not share. A shame really, since it's a lovely film. Today's show is devoted to answering some of our listeners questions. Chris goes in deep with his techniques on shooting and editing an interview. There are some good practical tips in this lively discussion.

Episode 92: Lost Memories

Sep 27, 2012 01:23:23

Description:

In episode 92 of the Digital Convergence Podcast, Chris Fenwick, planetMitch, Ron Dawson and I discuss the amazing new sci-fi movie Lost Memories, by filmmaker Francois Ferracci. The movie is about a couple in Paris. The man has the latest digital technology to capture his memories. The woman has nothing more than an old analog Polaroid camera. What happens when we entrust all our memories to the cloud and that technology fails? Francois has made a remarkable movie that is not only a technical and artistic marvel, but also a brilliantly told story.

Episode 91: The Art of the Interview

Sep 20, 2012 01:22:40

Description:

A voicemail from our friend Dave Dugdale of LearningDSLRVideo.com prompts today’s topic of discussion in episode 91 of the Digital Convergence Podcast: The Art of the Interview. Dave asks Chris about how to ask questions in an interview that pulls the story out of the person being interviewed. Chris Fenwick and planetMitch and I dig into our archive of past shows to help us answer that question.

Episode 90: The Countdown Begins

Sep 14, 2012 01:20:02

Description:

Today, my podcasting compadres Chris Fenwick and planetMitch join me in talking about a huge number of product announcements (and, no, we barely even mention the iPhone 5 but really 6). We play our first voicemail feedback from two  fans of the DCP. We love the feedback! Finally we hit the hot button topic of photography in public places in a post-9/11 world. planetMitch shares his unsettling experience of having the police called on him while he was testing photo gear.

Episode 89: Raise The Volume!

Sep 6, 2012 01:28:47

Description:

In today’s episode of the Digital Convergence Podcast, the Emerson, Lake, and Palmer of podcasting - Chris FenwickplanetMitch, and I – address our huge backlog of listener feedback and questions. Our listeners literally become a part of the show!

Episode 88: That's One Small Step For A Man, One Giant Leap For Mankind

Aug 30, 2012 01:31:54

Description:

Patrick Moreau returns today in episode #88 of the Digital Convergence Podcast, along with Stillmotion's Justin Demers, to talk with planetMitch and I about music and sound design for filmmaking.

Episode 87: On The Move With Stillmotion

Aug 23, 2012 01:08:09

Description:

In this week's episode of the Digital Convergence Podcast, Chris Fenwick, planetMitch, and I talk with Patrick Moreau of Stillmotion. Patrick has truly transformed event filmmaking. In this episode, Patrick talks about their new app: SMAPP. The app was created to help make filmmaking more approachable and easier to understand. Stillmotion is also releasing a 380 page book (it's currently at the printers). Patrick says that this book, "is probably the best thing we've done as a team." Patrick talks, too, about the We can't wait to read it. As usual, though, we take the road less traveled and take a number of detours where we discuss everything from high frame rate video versus the 24p film aesthetic to pondering the question: is everything a re-mix?

Episode 86: Minding Your Business

Aug 16, 2012 01:21:54

Description:

Ron Dawson of DareDreamerMag and Crossing the 180 podcast join Chris FenwickplanetMitch, and I in this info-packed episode of the Digital Convergence Podcast. Today's topic is "Minding Your Business" - picking up from where we left off in our discussion of deadbeat clients. Chris and Ron weigh in on what they do when a customer asks for multiple revisions. They also share their strategies for getting paid.

Episode 85: The 7D v2.0

Aug 10, 2012 01:26:52

Description:

The lead story from the planet5d.com newsroom is Canon's release of the version 2.0 firmware update for the Canon EOS 7D. planetMitch explains what is in this update and what it means for photographers and videographers. As usual we go on a tangent on the value of having malleable hardware - hardware that can be updated with new features with just a software update. We talk, too, about the Blackmagic Design Cinema Camara - can it be rightly called a "baby Arri?"

Episode 84: The Hollywood Master Seminar with Bruce Logan ASC

Aug 2, 2012 58:28

Description:

Bruce Logan and Elliott Rosenblatt join Chris FenwickplanetMitch, and I (Carl Olson) to talk about the Hollywood Master Seminar with Bruce Logan event to be held August 18 and 19, 2012, at EVS Studios. In today’s episode of the Digital Convergence Podcast, Bruce and Elliott talk about what students can expect to learn at the seminar. Though the focus is on feature films, the principles apply and scale to corporate, commercial, and event filmmaking. Since it’s a live event, students will have the opportunity to ask questions and benefit from hands-on demonstrations involving actors and gear.

Episode 83: Information Overload

Jul 26, 2012 01:23:14

Description:

So much to learn, so little time… hence the Digital Convergence Podcast crew is here to save the day with just-in-time-learning. Chris FenwickplanetMitch, and I (Carl Olson in case you didn’t know) tackle information overload in this episode of the Digital Convergence Podcast. What was supposed to be a Top 10 podcasts show turned into more of a philosophical discussion about how to learn and what to learn instead of listing podcasts and blogs specifically (though we do mention a few). Have you noticed how many parenthetical statements I’ve made in this short paragraph? Well, that’s the way this episode flows, too. Its a bit of a long and winding road… sorry about that!

Episode 82: Chris Fenwick's Excellent Adventure

Jul 19, 2012 01:03:25

Description:

Chris Fenwick returns from an 11 day editing gig for Minis Takes The States 2012 tour while planetMitch is away in Austin, Texas. So, what’s it like to work on a touring bus editing until the wee hours of the morning? How do you decide what footage to use in each episode? How do you manage that much media? What video editor is best suited for cranking out over two dozen videos over the course of 11 days? Some of Chris’ answer will unsurprisingly surprise you.

Episode 81 - The Listeners' Show

Jul 12, 2012 01:03:38

Description:

Since Chris Fenwick is locked aboard a big bus careening across the American Heartland working on a top-secret editing job, planetMitch, and I chat with Kris Simmons of 6 Strong Media and Kre8insights.com.

In today's episode, we focus on our listeners' questions and comments. Wow! What a diverse, amazing group of people from all over the world who are listening to the show.

Episode 80: Are We Evolving?

Jun 28, 2012 01:00:06

Description:

Special guest Walter Biscardi of Biscardi Creative and co-founder of Atlanta Cutters joins Chris Fenwick, planetMitch, and Carl Olson in episode #80 of the Digital Convergence Podcast.

Episode 79 - Revenge of the Great Camera Shootout

Jun 21, 2012 01:06:43

Description:

Zacuto founder Steve Weiss joins the Digital Convergence Podcast panel to talk about the Revenge of the Great Camera Shootout 2012.

Episode 78: Mia Maxima Culpa!

Jun 15, 2012 01:09:44

Description:

Well, that's embarrasing.

No new Mac Pro was announced last week afterall.

Let me take that back. There was a "new" Mac Pro announced, but then a few hours later Apple removed "new" from the website description of the Mac Pro.

Anyhow, Chris FenwickplanetMitch and I have a bit of fun with this on today's show. Also, I was hoping to talk about Autodesk Smoke 2013 since the trial came out a couple of days ago. Unfortunately, the Smoke 2013 trial went up in smoke with an installer error. So, the out of box experience for me with Smoke 2013 has, shall we say, gone up in flames.

Episode 77 - The Mac Pro Is Back, Baby!

Jun 7, 2012 01:19:23

Description:

This week on the Digital Convergence Podcast, Chris FenwickplanetMitch, and I wrestle with disbelief the latest rumors of a Mac Pro refresh, and wonder does it even matter any more. We talk about desktop and notebook computers for post-production work, voice over talent, new "convergence" filmmakers in the news, the latest upcoming Atlanta Cutters group meeting, flying cats, freelancing and running your own production / post-production business, and the great user feedback we've been receiving about the show. In episode 77, we range far and wide over a number of topics. Focus - it's not happening in this episode.

Episode 76 - Hey, Can I Use That Track?

May 31, 2012 01:16:43

Description:

Welcome back my friends, to the show that never ends (even when I'm out on the road) thanks to Chris Fenwick, planetMitch, and Barry Anderson - another episode of the Digital Convergence Podcast - the show about photography, video and post production - hits the airwaves. Or the intertubes.

Today's hot topic: music licensing.

I think the Digital Convergence podcast team has pulled off another great episode. Thanks, guys!

Episode 75 - The 10K Indie Filmmaker - Mike Carroll

May 24, 2012 01:21:00

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Many filmmakers can recall a pivotal feature film they watched that caused them to say, "I want to make a movie." For some, it may have been Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odessey. For others, it may have been the summer of 1977's premiere of George Lucas' Star Wars. For our special guest on the Digital Convergence Podcast, Mike Carroll, it was Dvaid Lean's Lawrence of Arabia. Mike Carroll has long desired to make feature length films - not shorts - and to date has three feature length movies in distribution. Each movie was made on a small budget. Not only has Mike directed three feature films of his own, he is the author of two books.

His first book, Naked Filmmaking: How To Make A Feature-Length Film - Without A Crew - For $10,000 Or Less, chronicles in depth his journey to make feature length movies with minimal gear and very little money. One reviewer says this about Mike's book: "Carroll walks us through the joyful but often tedious and gut-wrenching process of one-man filmmaking every step of the way, giving detail after detail. He truly holds nothing back here, which makes for one of the best and most thorough books on making an independent film you can come across."

In this episode of the Digital Convergence Podcast, Chris Fenwick, planetMitch, and Carl Olson (that's me) have a blast listening to Mike's truisms of independent filmmaking. There's a lot of good content in this episode - thanks to Mike.

Also, planetMitch shares his experience in judging the 1st Annual APA Members Short Video Contest. Lot's a interesting movies produced by photographers who are transitioning from stills to motion.

Episode 74: Incident on Marmont Avenue

May 17, 2012 01:27:15

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planetMitch and Barry Andersson just went to the best film school ever: they pooled their money and resources, grabbed a couple of brand new Canon 5D Mark III's, lined up a stellar cast of actors and actresses, and shot a movie.Incident on Marmont Avenue is loosely based on a true story that happened to Digital Convergence co-host Chris Fenwick (you can read about the actual event here on Chris' website). planetMitch talks about how he and Barry came up with the idea, how they were able to secure top talent to appear in their movie, and why they told the story as they did.

Episode 73: Live From Atlanta

May 10, 2012 01:00:30

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Today's episode of the Digital Convergence podcast finds me face-to-face with Chris Fenwick who is working on location for a huge conference. Before recording the show in his edit suite, I got to the conference opener video that Chris crafted for three large video screens before an audience of over 600 people from all over the world. All I can say is, "Wow!"

planetMitch joined us via Skype today, too. We talk about a wide range of topics from doing video for large conferences, editing in FCP X, ergonomics for editors, and the 2012 Guerrilla Film Challenge where planetMitch is serving as a judge along with Koo of NoFilmSchool. You can read more about the 2012 Guerrilla Film Challenge on planetMitch's blog at planet5D.com.

Episode 72: Smoke 2013 with Marc-Andre Ferguson

May 4, 2012 01:02:31

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Autodesk's Marc-Andre Ferguson joins Chris FenwickplanetMitch and I today on the Digital Convergence Podcast to talk about Smoke 2013. Marc-André gives us the scoop on the new Smoke. With a price reduction from $15K down to a more accessible $3,495, combined with a slick new UI that will make most NLE users feel right at home - Smoke 2013 is poised to be the "super-app" that has proved to be elusive for so long. Instead of needing a multiplicity of applications to edit and finish, Smoke 2013 promises to be an all-in-one solution for many editors.

Episode 71: Po Chan - Collector of Memories

Apr 28, 2012 51:39

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In this special edition of the Digital Convergence Podcast, we leave behind gear talk. Chris Fenwickdelves deep into the mind and vision of Po Chan - a remarkable visual story teller and artist. Po Chan wrote and directed The Ticket and The Last Three Minutes - both films that were shot byShane Hurlbut of Hurlbut Visuals.

Behind every great film is a great story. From where do those stories come from? How do stories make the transition to the medium of film?

How is editing more than just "cutting"? What role does a colorist play in evoking emotion and meaning? How does a director bring the story to life and propel it forward by means of camera position and moves? What role does light play in breathing life into the film?

This interview of Po Chan by Chris Fenwick provides insight and commentary on these questions. You will enjoy the scene by scene breakdown by Po Chan as she explains her thinking - why it was framed, lit, shot, edited and graded as it was.

Episode 70: Imagine - Creativity on a Budget

Apr 27, 2012 01:08:10

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Creativity on a budget is the theme of this week's episode of the Digital Convergence podcast. We talk about two low budget films that prove to be a good antidote to the toxins of stratospherically high priced gear and software that have unfortunately dominated our conversations on this podcast for a while. Join Chris Fenwick, planetMitch, and I as we talk about how creativity does not need a gazillion dollars of gear and software.

The first film is titled The Camera by Peter Lewis. Peter says that this film was "largely born from its constraints. It had to be doable in my free time, and I had to be able to shoot it during my vacation... with a budget of only $50 to cover the props." The props included an old Polaroid camera that reveals more than is seen.

The second movie is called Copelandia by Luke Neuman. This movie is more than a test of the new Canon 5D Mark III. With just a little grading and a judicious bit of 35 film grain added, Luke has created an engaging movie full of twists and surprises. The film was shot with Nikor primes - something I like to do with my 5D Mark II. The Nikor lenses have a creamy, warmer look than the cooler L glass of Canon.

Until next week, that's a wrap!

Episode 69: NAB 2012

Apr 19, 2012 01:14:59

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This week show was recorded in the midst of what is probably one of the best NAB shows on record. Chris FenwickplanetMitch, and I only scratch the surface in talking about all the exciting announcements coming out of NAB 2012.

We talk about the $999 Avid Symphony crossgrade from FCP7. We talk about Black Magic Design's Cinema Camera - touted to be a 2.5K camera for $3000 - shipping in July (so they say). Black Magic was spewing out product after product at this year's NAB, but one that stands out to us is the new Davinci Resolve 9.0 with it's sleek new user interface. Speaking of color grading and correction tools, Adobe CS6 now includes SpeedGrade - so we talk a bit about that. We go on a few, um, friendly rants about anti-FCP X snobs (OK, it was me that went on the rant), and also Vimeo's stuttering problem.

Episode 68 - We're Gonna Need A Bigger Screen

Apr 12, 2012 01:16:56

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The buzz is building for NAB. What is Canon going to announce? Wait, not one, but two cameras? planetMitchChris Fenwick, and special guest Paul Antico, all chat with me about we might expect from next week's NAB show in Las Vegas.

Also, in the news we talk about the FCP X 10.0.4 update from Apple - and - ouch! - it breaks Red Giant Software's Magic Bullet Looks and probably a whole bunch of other plugins. We talk about Flickr, 500px, and Instagram. In the course of the conversation we invent three new phrases: data tainting, pixel gorillas, and 4K for free. You'll have to listen to the podcast to see what it all means :) Paul Antico talks about his progression from a "convergence" shooter with the Canon 5D Mark II (and now Mark III) to the FS100 to the C300. Chris talks about the question of whether one should switch to Avid.

Of course, we do our usual artist picks and gear picks. Many thanks toCrumplePop for sponsoring the podcast.

Until next week, that's a wrap!

Episode 67: 4K For 10K?

Apr 5, 2012 01:12:41

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While battling bandwidth issues that take us back to the nostalgic days of dial-up, the Digital Convergence podcasting team bravely soldier on and press the record button and we thus spring upon our loyal listeners: episode 67 "4K For 10K?"

Chris FenwickplanetMitch and I talk about the latest announcement from Sony: the new NEX FS700. The NEX-FS700 is touted as a 4K-ready NXCAM camcorder with a superior Super35mm CMOS sensor, super slow-motion capability and an interchangeable E-mount lens system, offering unrivalled flexibility and creative expression. The real question is, 4K at what cost? The camera is reportedly available for under $10,000, but there is no information on how much the 4K upgrade will be or when it will be available. Then the conversation melts down as we we all just implode from the tediousness of the endless onslaught of gear and specks.

This episode really touches on a lot of different topics and as usual we go off on several tangents. We discuss videos going viral (or mostly not), selecting music for videos, hiring big name Hollywood talent, median versus average and what it means in the Bureau of Labor Statistics report Film and Video Editors and Camera Operators, and much more. We wrap up the show with two artist pick of the week and few product or info tips that we hope you will find useful.

We've been getting some great feedback from our listeners. Please keep it coming. In fact, if there is a topic you would like for us to explore, please send me a message here.

One final favor... we want to double the number of our subscribers. To that end, we ask each of our listeners to please refer the Digital Convergence podcast to at least one of your friends or colleagues. Our podcast made it to the "What's Hot" list in iTunes - thanks to our listeners and new subscribers. Chris, planetMitch and I thank you so much for supporting the podcast. I also want to thank CrumplePop for sponsoring our show.

Until next week, that's a wrap!

Episode 66: planetMitch Goes to Hollywood

Mar 29, 2012 01:09:44

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The Digital Convergence Podcast gang finally managed to get back together to bring you another episode. With my voice box nearly desimated by a cold,Chris Fenwick and planetMitchjoin me in another interesting discussion of video, photography, and post-production.

planetMitch Skypes in from LA where he is working with Barry Andersson to produce a short movie with their brand new Canon EOS 5D Mark III's. planetMitch gives us the scoop on what it was like to work on such an ambitious project on a tightly constrained schedule. Chris, too, has been working on editing some BTS footage for a recent Shane Hurlbut commercial shoot.

In this episode, I lose any chance I could have ever had at being invited to an Apple event. What's that you say? No, it's what Chris said to Apple's Final Cut Pro X project manager at a recent SFCutters meeting. Yikes! But he has a point and Apple really does need to listen.

We respond to some great listener feedback and questions in this episode.

Until next week, that's a wrap!

Episode 65: The End of 16mm?

Mar 15, 2012 01:06:10

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While I was out "gigging", the Digital Convergence podcast team carried on! I want to thank to Chris Fenwick,planetMitch, and Barry Anderson for conducting an interesting discussion while I was out in the field.

The Digital Convergence panel launches into a discussion on the sunsetting of 16mm movie cameras in film school as reported to us by a listener of the podcast. Talk about convergence timing... planetMitch reports on the latest Kickstarter sensation, the Digital Bolex 2K Raw video camera. Is this camera too good to be true?

The conversation then turns to the craft of shooting video with an eye towards editing. After a shoot, do you have everything you need to tell the story? Do you have enough b-roll? Close-ups and extreme close-ups?

The show wraps up with what I think are two very good excellent choices for featured artists.

The team did a great job with the podcast today. Pardon the audio quality as Chris was in an airport getting ready to catch a plane. To me that's a really cool indication of how far technology has come. We can pretty much record our podcast anywhere!

Until next week, that's a wrap!

Episode 64 - The Canon 5D Mark III

Mar 8, 2012 01:05:47

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With an APB out on Chris Fenwick (we think he's holed up in a KOA Campy Cabin in the mountains), planetMitch (planet5D.com), and Gabe Cheifetz (CrumplePop.com) and I take on the latest news and happenings in the world of video and photography.

We lead off with a wrap-up of the excitement (and fall-out) of Canon's latest announcement: the Canon EOS 5D Mark III. planetMitch brings a balanced, reasoned response to the Nikon D800 demo video that apparently used Canon 5D Mark II footage.

Gabe Cheifetz, of CrumplePop, talks about FCP X. I'm pleased to have CrumplePop as a sponsor of our podcast. I'm fanatical about their plugins and use them extensively in my training series. Gabe talks about their reaction to FCP X when it first came out, and the unexpected opportunity that arose from Apple's tight integration of Motion 5 and FCP X.

Episode 63 - Film School of Hard Knocks

Mar 1, 2012 01:20:51

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Episode 63 of the Digital Convergence podcast brings Chris Fenwick, planetMitch, Tony Reale (of NextWaveDV) and myself together in a lively discussion about learning the craft of filmmaking. Do you need to go to film school? Is a college degree necessary to make it in this business? What is the best way to learn? Does one size fit all when it comes to education?

We also talk about the latest video and photography news. planetMitch talks about his recent weekend trip and meet up with Shane Hurlbut, the director of photography for the recently released feature film, Act of Valor. Much of the movie was filmmed with Canon 5D Mark II's. Chris Fenwick responds to a friendly rebuttal from one of our listeners on the noise reduction / sharpening issue we talked about in the last episode.

I'm pleased to introduce CrumplePop as a new sponsor for the Digital Convergence podcast. I have been using their products for some time now. They make a lovely collection of plugins for Final Cut Pro. Thank you, CrumplePop, for sponsoring the Digital Convergence podcast.

Thank you for listening to the show. Please rate the show on iTunes. Please keep your questions and comments coming!

Episode 62 - Is There A Psych In The House?

Feb 23, 2012 01:16:25

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Episode 62 - Is There A Psych In The House?

All artist face it one time or another. We loath the work we do, wondering "Is it good enough?" 

In this episode of the Digital Convergence Podcast, episode number 62, aptly titled Is There A Psych In The House? - Chris Fenwick and planetMitch provide a little psycho-therapy for my wounded artistic ego and help me face my self-doubt and loathing I sometimes feel towards my work. I worry about doing not only competent work, but desire to do great work. However, does every video we produce have to be a great "epic" to fulfill it's purpose? It's a rather gnarly and sensitive topic.

Episode 61 - Show Me The Money

Feb 18, 2012 01:15:38

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Carl Olson (DigitalFilm.TV), Chris Fenwick (chrisfenwick.com), and planetMitch (planet5D.com) talk making money in photography and video in today's economy.

Episode 60 - The Uber-megapixel Nikon D800 and Has FCP X Got Its Groove Back?

Feb 9, 2012 01:17:41

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Are the new Nikon D800 and D800E - each sporting a huge 36 megapixel full-frame sensor - worthy competitors of the venerable Canon 5D Mark II? planetMitch (planet5D.com) gives us the details on these new Nikon cameras. Canon also released new product this week - the successor to the 24-70mm f2.8 L lens. The new lens is $1,000 more than the original. Is it worth it?

The big news last week was Apple's 10.0.3 update to FCP X. Post-production guru Chris Fenwick (chrisfenwick.com) gives FCP X's new multicam feature a thorough work out on a new music video that was shot last week. How does the new multicam feature stack up against other NLE's? Is this finally the FCP X release everyone has been waiting for? Has FCP X finally got its groove back? Listen to the show to hear Chris' reaction to this new update. 

We wrap up the show with our picks and recommendations. Chris makes an incredible offer to our listeners - you will have to listen to the show to get the details!

Episode 59: Is There a Canon 5D Mark III Loose In The Wilds OF Kenya?

Jan 26, 2012 01:14:38

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Dave Dugdale (LearningDSLRVideo.com), planetMitch (planet5D.com), Chris Fenwick (chrisfenwick.com) and I span the four major timezones of the continental United States in Episode 59 of the Digital Convergence Podcast. planetMitch rounds up the latest Canon 5D Mark III - the fabled successor of the long-in-the-tooth Canon 5D Mark II - rumors in the wild (literally, in Kenya of all places) and weighs in with his analysis of the unidentified Canon camera photographed by Stephen Oachs.

Episode 58: Should the Canon 7D be Banned From Student Film Competitions?

Jan 19, 2012 01:09:17

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Episode 58: The Digital Convergence Podcast crew - Chris Fenwick,planetMitch, and Carl Olson talk with special guest Charley Voorhis of Voortex Productions. Charley is also an video production instructor for Wanatchee Valley Tech. His passion for video shines through in his videos, and that passion carries over to his students at Wanatchee Valley Tech.

Last year Charley's students placed 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place at the regional Skills USA film contest. The students did so well, that it prompted a controversy: should the Canon 7D camera be banned from use by students who enter the contest? Does shooting with a Canon 7D give students an unfair advantage over other students using older video equipment? Should the equipment used matter? What does this say about the art of filmmaking - is the camera or the person that makes the art? It's an interesting discussion!

planetMitch brings us up to date on the latest pricing and pre-order information about the Canon C300 and the new Canon Cinema series T-stop lenses. We learn what the difference is between T stops and F stops and why it matters to high-end video production.

Episode 57 - Nikon D4, Lightroom 4 Beta, Mirrorless Cameras, FCP X and More

Jan 12, 2012 01:04:27

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Carl Olson (Digital Film TV), Mitch Aunger (aka planetMitch of planet5D.com) and Chris Fenwick (Slice Editorial) talk about the new Nikon D4 and dissect it's video capabilities. The subject of mirror-less cameras come up - do they mean the death of DSLR's? This is a debate that Trey Ratcliff started on his StuckInCustoms blog. We talk about the new Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 beta and it's new video editing features. We haven't talked much about the maligned FCP X so we jump back on that soap wagon. Could it be we're slowly warming up to it? The show wraps up with a new feature: tips and recommended tools.

Episode 56 - Should You Buy A Canon C300?

Jan 5, 2012 01:04:15

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Episode 56 - Chris Fenwick, Mitch Aunger (aka planetMitch), and Carl Olson ponder the question: should freelance videographers sell their HDSLR kits and buy a Canon C300?

Episode 55 - Kris Simmons of MindYourVideoBusiness.com and 6Strong Media

Jan 1, 2012 01:30:57

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Episode 55 - Kris Simmons of MindYourVideoBusiness.com and 6Strong Media

Episode 54 - March of the Unicorns - Canon C300 and Scarlet-X

Nov 9, 2011 01:05:33

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In episode 54 of the Digital Convergence podcast Chris Fenwick and Carl Olson talk about the recent announcements from Canon and RED.

Episode 53 - Jeff Dykhouse - Pro Audio and Sound Design

Nov 3, 2011 01:29:18

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Episode 53 - Featuring Jeff Dykhouse, a pro audio engineer and sound designer with over 25 years experience.

Episode 52 - Shane Hurlbut Launches The Master Cinema Series

Nov 3, 2011 50:53

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Shane Hurlbut talks about his new partnership with Letus Corp. to create a new line of tools to turn HDSLR cameras into a "mean movie making machine."

Episode 51 - Good Sounds

Oct 4, 2011 01:15:30

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Last Wednesday evening I attended the Atlanta Cutters meeting at Georgia Public Broadcasting in Atlanta. There I had the opportunity to meet and listen to Patrick Belden - sound designer and composer for Alton Brown'sGood Eats. Patrick did a fascinating presentation about his sound design work on Good Eats using Avid's ProTools.

Patrick Belden's presentation got me thinking about recording live sound, sound design, and sound processing. What can I do to improve my videos' sound? Just how can I get that "Hollywood" sound? How should I get organized for handling audio? What workflow should I follow? I put these questions to Chris Fenwick. A lively discussion ensues about all things audio.

Audio in video production is such a huge topic - covering field recording, studio recording, sound design, foley, music and scoring, microphones, monitoring equipment, mixing, audio processing and more. Obviously we only begin to scratch the surface of audio in this episode of Digital Convergence.

Episode 50 - The 50th Episode of the Digital Convergence Podcast

Sep 22, 2011 01:05:06

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Episode 50 of the Digital Convergence Podcast, featuring founder and host, Carl Olson, along with cohost Chris Fenwick, Mitch "planetMitch" Aunger, and Paul Antico (of NeedCreative.net).

Episode 49 - A Faster Way To Edit with Chris Fenwick, Dave Dugdale, and Carl Olson

Sep 14, 2011 01:21:12

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Episode 49 A Faster Way To Edit with Chris Fenwick, Dave Dugdale, and Carl Olson

Episode 48 - Video In-di-gestion

Sep 2, 2011 01:04:56

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Episode 48 of the Digital Convergence Podcast:

Chris Fenwick puts on his Dr. Phil hat and gives me some tough love on how to improve my video ingest workflow that of late has been causing me a good deal of indigestion. It's a geeky episode for sure as we talk about hard drives, LTO tape backups, Drobo, checksums, archiving and media management. We go off on a few tangents, too. Surprised? For example, should you charge your clients for backups?

Episode 47 - planetMitch of planet5D.com talks about Google+ and 500px

Jul 26, 2011 51:27

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Episode 47 featuring Mitch Aunger - aka planetMitch of planet5D.com. Hosted by Carl Olson of 16x9 Cinema.

Episode 46 - Featuring Walter Biscardi of Biscardi Creative Media and Atlanta Cutters User Group

Jul 21, 2011 01:52:36

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Episode 46 - Featuring Walter Biscardi of Biscardi Creative Media and Atlanta Cutters User Group

Episode 45 - FCP X Launch - Debacle or Path to the Future - With Philip Hodgetts, Patrick Inhofer, Chris Fenwick and Carl Olson

Jun 28, 2011 01:09:19

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In episode 45 of the Digital Convergence podcast, Philip Hodgetts, Patrick Inhofer, Chris Fenwick and Carl Olson discuss last week's polarizing and controversial launch of Final Cut Pro X. Is this the biggest debacle since the MobileMe fiasco? Has Apple intentionally alienated high-end pro users? Can Apple make this right or does Apple care? What is the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of FCP X?

Episode 44 - David duChemin of Pixelated Image

Jun 21, 2011 01:05:36

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In Episode 44 of the Digital Convergence Podcast, Carl Olson and Chris Fenwick speak with photographer and author David duChemin of Pixelated Image. David is the author of Vision Mongers - Making A Life and a Living In Photography, Within the Frame: The Journey of Photographic Vision, and Vision & Voice: Refining Your Vision in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. He is also the author of a number of wonderfully beautiful and inspiring e-books available at CraftAndVision.com.

David duChemin is a thoughtful ranter. He is never rude, but, rather, passionately convincing in his push to help us become better photographers and visual artists. I think you'll agree that David provides a good dose of fertilizer in the cultivation of our art - whether we are still photographers or filmmakers.

Episode 43 - 4SP Films - Alex Beckstead and Joelle Jaffe

May 21, 2011 01:19:02

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This episode marks the return of Carl Olson and Chris Fenwick on the Digital Convergence podcast after a nearly 6 month long hiatus. This episode features a delightful and talented filmmaking couple - Alex Beckstead and Joelle Jaffe of 4SP Films. They have produced a number of fine films including the scrumptuous Tartine Bread book trailer.

Episode 42 - Victoria Taylor-Gore - Pastel Artist, Educator, Canon 7D Filmmaker

Nov 19, 2010 01:01:21

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Episode 42 - Featuring Victoria Taylor-Gore, artist, educator, and filmmaker - with host Carl Olson (http://16x9cinema.com) and co-host Chris Fenwick (http://chrisfenwick.com).

Victoria Taylor-Gore's pastels have been exhibited professionally for over 20 years with representation in premiere art galleries in Sante Fe and Taos, New Mexico. Her pastels have a luminous quality - ordinary scenes appear backlight with warm light emanating from an unseen light source. Victoria recently begin experimenting with a Canon 7D to produce short films featuring her art and antique miniatures. She has also ventured outside captuing such scenes as Cadillac Ranch along Route 66. Victoria says "the Canon 7D has changed my life - what a magical tool." Victoria continues: "Painting, filmmaking, and photography deal with the same essential design components... composition, light, color, emphasis...it's all part of visual storytelling."

In this episode, Chris and I are amazed by Victoria's visual story telling and the clever, experimental approach she takes to accomplish her vision. She clearly has an eye for visual story telling. In this episode Victoria delights us with her narative as to how she "paints as a director" and how film is affecting her pastels in new and exciting ways. You will be inspired by Victoria's new found passion for filmmaking with the Canon 7D.

Episode 41 - Owen Masterson of Anthony-Masterson Photography

Nov 2, 2010 01:29:14

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Episode 41 - Featuring Owen Masterson of Anthony-Masterson Photography and producer of the movie Grow! - with host Carl Olson (http://16x9cinema.com) and co-host Chris Fenwick (http://chrisfenwick.com).

Christine Anthony and Owen Masterson are the wife/husband filmmaker/ photography duo known as Anthony-Masterson. They moved to Atlanta from Los Angeles 5 years ago because they wanted to experience a different part of the country.   

Their first film FARM!, a 13 minute documentary about young farmers in Georgia, was shot on the Flip Ultra. In 2008 FARM! was an official selection of both the Rome International Film Festival and the Athens EcoFocus Film Festival. They have since picked up a Panasonic HPX170 P2.

In this episode of Digital Convergence, Owen Masterson speaks with me about his latest movie project, the documentary: Grow!. The movie is about about young, new organic farmers in Georgia. They chose 12 farms located throughout the state. The cast includes 21 farmers, each one unique as far as education, experience, opportunity and motivation. Most of them do not own the land they are farming on. They began filming in April 2010 as the first crops were going into the ground. They will film through November as the growing season comes to a close. They will be editing over the winter and readying the film for the premier at the Georgia Organics Annual Conference in Savannah, GA in March 2011.

Episode 40 - Patrick Inhofer and the Tao of Color

Oct 29, 2010 01:08:50

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Episode 40 - Featuring Patrick Inhofer of Fini! Color Correction + Finishing and Tao Of Color - with host Carl Olson (http://16x9cinema.com) and co-host Chris Fenwick (http://chrisfenwick.com).

In this episode we talk with colorist Patrick Inhofer of Fini! Color Correction + Finishing. Color grading and finishing are Patrick's passion. He has worked on a huge variety of projects including film, documentaries, television series, corporate videos. His work has appeared on HBO, NBC, ABC, Showtime, ESPN, Oxygen, AMC, Lifetime, TNT, TBS, and National Geographic Channel - to name just a few.

With the advent of low-cost HDSLR video, many new filmmakers face a huge learning curve for not only production, but also editing and color correction, grading, and finishing. Where does a HDSLR digital filmmaker begin? What is the best way to learn colorist skills? How can the HDSLR DP shoot to get the best color results?

Patrick Inhofer's Tao of Color website is an incredibly rich resource for learning the art and craft of a colorist. His course helps you hone your skills as a colorist by allowing your to look over his shoulders. Footage shot with a Canon 5D Mark II is provided so that you can practice wit the same material that Patrick uses in the course. You learn how Patrick grades and then you go and apply what you learn on the 5D footage. 

Listening to Patrick in this podcast, you come to realize that he is not only a superb technologist, but is also a passionate artist.

Episode 39 - Jeff Regan of Shooting Star Video

Oct 21, 2010 01:08:45

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Episode 39 - Featuring Jeff Regan of Shooting Star Video - with host Carl Olson (http://16x9cinema.com) and co-host Chris Fenwick (http://chrisfenwick.com).

Jeff Regan is the founder and owner of Shooting Star Video - a provider of high quality video equipment rentals and services in the Bay Area for over 25 years. Having been intimately involved in video technology since the Reagan administration in the early 80's, Jeff adds his unique voice and perspective to the Digital Convergence podcast. We talk about the evolution of video technology, bringing the cinema aesthetic to video, traditional video camcorders vs HDSLR gear, and the vital role collaboration plays in producing creative works. Jeff talks, too, about the new Panasonic AF-100 4/3 micro camcorder and answers a number of our questions about the camera, bit rate obession, AVCHD codec vs other codecs, etc. Jeff's insight into video technology brings a reasoned voice of balance in the near religious wars of HDSLR vs. traditional video. A must-listen episode!

Episode 38 - Brian Valente of Redrock Micro

Oct 7, 2010 52:13

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Episode 38 - Featuring Brian Valente of Redrock Micro - with host Carl Olson (http://16x9cinema.com) and co-host Chris Fenwick (http://chrisfenwick.com).

Brian Valente of Redrock Micro join Chris and I in this episode of the Digital Convergence Podcast. Red Rock Micro, with headquarters located near Dallas, Texas, was founded in 2004 by a group of avid digital filmmakers whose desire to produce high quality movie images without access to huge budgets led them to start Redrock Micro: a company committed to the express purpose of bringing cinema-quality accessories to market at revolutionary prices. We believe in - and - enable the privelege of personal ownership of production equipment. Today, Redrock Micro designs and sells a line of high quality cinema accessories for independent filmmakers, film educators and students, and budget-conscious moviemakers. 

Brian talks with us about the new microEVF viewfinder for HDSLR cameras and also brings us up-to-date on the amazing microREMOTE. Brian graciously and patiently put up with our pushing him for more future product information and product ideas we would like to see. Redrock Micro has quickly established themselves as a leading innovator of HDSLR equipment - all without breaking the bank.

 

And exclusively on the Digital Convergence podcast, Brian valent announces the new Redrock Micro 3D rig for coupling two HDSLR cameras for filming 3D.

 

Episode 37 - Tara Oldfield and Jason DeRose of Novacut

Sep 30, 2010 01:23:00

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Episode 37 - Featuring Tara Oldfield and Jason DeRose of Novacut - with host Carl Olson (http://16x9cinema.com) and co-host Chris Fenwick (http://chrisfenwick.com). 

Chris and I begin this episode by talking about the Digital Dark Ages and huge problem of archiving and backing up video, photo, and other media files - affordably. Our banter migrates over to the controversial question "Is HDSLR video dead?"

In the interview segement, I talk with Tara Oldfield and Jason DeRose of Novacut. Jason and Tara are developing a free video editor that allows artists to collaborate over the internet and harness cheap cloud computing. The Novacut editor is aimed at professional-grade TV and movie production using HDSLR cameras (like the 5D Mark II). These cameras have drastically lowered production costs, but we want to reduce costs even further... so they are taking the lean, distributed workflow perfected by the open-source community, and bringing it to video. Distributed teams are a big part of what has allowed open-source to amazingly produce better software, yet for less money and in less time. The Novacut team feels they can do the same for video. Tara and Jason want to see an explosion of financially viable independent TV shows distributed directly to fans over the Internet, funded through direct fan support, licensed under the Creative Commons.

Chris and I wrap up the show with the latest on Chris' epic journey to switch from Final Cut Pro to Adobe's Premiere Pro. We talk about the Shane Hurlbut "sizzle" trailor video featuring highlights from Shane's 2010 HDSLR Bootcamp.

Episode 36 - Michael Safai and Alaric Cole of Soviet Montage Productions

Sep 22, 2010 46:44

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Episode 36 - Featuring MIchael Safai and Alaric Cole of Soviet Montage Productions - with host Carl Olson (http://16x9cinema.com) and co-host Chris Fenwick (http://chrisfenwick.com).

Carl and Chris talk with Michael and Aleric about their recently released amazing HDR film clip they produced using two Canon EOS 5D Mark II cameras and some proprietary post-production magic. The one minute 37 second film gives us a remarkable glimpse of the future of filmmaking. We talk about the state of the art of HDR technology and the aesthetic of HDR filmmaking.

 

Episode 35 - Tim Halperin's She Runs One-Take Music Video

Sep 15, 2010 33:00

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So, You've got a great song. You want to make a music video. You want it to be memorable so that you stand out in the crowd. But you only have $500 cash and one day to shoot. What are you going to do?

Musician Tim Halperin and filmmaker Joe Childress join me on today's episode to discuss how they pulled off a spectacular continuous one-take music video using $500, several generous and willing volunteers, a handful of donated props, and a giant parking deck, and a whole lot of ingenuity - all in one day for Tim's song She Runs.

 

Episode 34 - Khalid Mohtaseb and Jonathan Bregel - Next Level Pictures

Sep 7, 2010 01:30:08

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Episode 34 - Featuring Khalid Mohtaseb and Jonathan Bregel of Next Level Pictures - on the Digital Convergence Podcast by 16x9 Cinema with hosts Carl Olson (http://16x9cinema.com) and Chris Fenwick (http://chrisfenwick.com).

In the first segment of the show, Chris Fenwick talks about his behind the scene experience with Shane Hurlbut's Hurlbut Visuals HDSLR Bootcamp. Chris gives a feel for what it was like to be in attendance. Chris talks about how the editors at the HDSLR Bootcamp used Adobe Premiere Pro instead of Apple's Final Cut Pro and why. We geek out on data management when Chris reveals he collected over 680 GB of data at the HDSLR Bootcamp.

In the next segment I talk to two amazing filmmakers who are in their early twenties. Khalid Mohtaseb was born in Doha Qatar in December 1985. He spent his childhood traveling from one country to another, until his father was relocated to Wayne New Jersey in 1993. Khalid's work includes the controversial Haiti Earthquake Aftermath video - an amazingly beautiful, cinematic depiction of the sad human cost of this devasting earthquake. Khalid's talent has taken him all the way from shooting film in Coney Island to corporate interviews around the country.

Jonathan Bregel was mentored at a young age by photographer/professor Juan Carlos Castro and was taught the art of lighting, and frame composition. Prior to attending college, Jonathan's photography and documentary work was displayed in museums nationwide. Years later, he graduated from Full Sail University with a BS in Filmmaking. Jonathan's work has already been displayed on many television stations including; IFC, MTV, MTV2, MTVu, Fuse, and BET. Jonathans passion for filmmaking and travel has allowed him to shoot in every state in the USA along with several places outside the USA.

Khalid and Jonathan talk about a new music video they filmed with Canon 5D's and 7D's for the music group There for Tomorrow and their new single Deathbed.

 

Episode 33 - Trey Ratcliff

Aug 24, 2010 01:14:08

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Episode 33 - Trey Ratcliff

We have a great episode lined up for you today. My co-host Chris Fenwick shares a great tip for handling B-roll in Final Cut Pro that will save you a boatload of time. He has a great screencast showing step-by-step this technique: How To Edit B-Roll Faster. Chris and I also talk about a great little stopmotion video that the children of Chris' friend Jeff Dykhouse put together using iStopMotion, a huge Lego collection, and a firewire controlled camcorder over the course of two months. An amazing accomplishment in an attention-deficit world (video embedded at the end of this post).

Today's episode features an interesting interview with Trey Ratcliff.

Trey Ratcliff does not need any introduction to visual artists - he is the Jedi Master of HDR photography and the prolific blogger and curator of his website Stuck In Customs.

In today's episode, Trey and I talk about a wide range of topics. For filmmakers, Trey discusses his interest in how the human brain responds to high speed video. He has conducted a number of interesting experiments using low cost point-and-shoot cameras that can record video at high frame rates.

We delve briefly into the topic of HDR photography and then discuss a number of topics on the "edge" of visual arts. Trey manages to fool me into thinking he has taken up oil painting. Find out how he accomplished that!

We move on to the topic of "the decade of the artist" - how business models have changed for visual artists in the 21st century. Trey candidly talks about his business model and why he chose to go the route he did.

We share our common interest of the amazing music of Patrick O'Hearn.

Trey Ratcliff's insight into visual arts is captivating. We only scratched the surface in this episode. No doubt we can expect more exciting developments from Trey as he continues to push the edge of visual arts.

 

Episode 32 - Ted Schilowitz of RED Digital Cinema

Aug 17, 2010 48:22

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Episode 32 - In this episode Chris Fenwick and I talk with employee #1 of RED Digital Cinema: Ted Schilowitz. Ted talks with us about the Scarlet and EPIC cameras from RED.

What is variable HDR - an intriguing feature recently announced for EPIC - promising over 13 stops dynamic range? Will variable HDR be available for Scarlet? When will Scarlet ship? What is RED's position on the HDSLR video revolution? Where can HDSLR photographers learn more about shooting with RED? Why should cinematographers care about 4K? How does Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premeire Pro CS5 workflow compare for RED footage? Chris and I also share listener questions with Ted. A great episode! Ted was a fine guest and we are going to be inviting him back soon to dig into more details about EPIC and Scarlet. Just not enough time in one episode to talk about all the great things the RED team is doing.

This episode of the Digital Convergence podcast is also the first episode where I have the privilege of working with a co-host. Chris Fenwick is a post-production expert and accomplished filmmaker and photographer. With several years of experience in the industry, his opinions and insights are a welcome addition to this and future episodes of this podcast.

 

Episode 31 - Red Giant Software, Letus Direct, and Robert Benson

Aug 9, 2010 01:14:59

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Episode 31 - Featuring Red Giant Software, Letus Direct and Robert Benson - on the Digital Convergence Podcast by 16x9 Cinema with host Carl Olson - a visual artist, photographer, and filmmaker based in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. 

You can find us on the web at 16x9cinema.com and on Twitter as 16x9cinema.

The Digital Convergence podcast is designed for visual artists, photographers, and cinematographers embracing new technology and techniques in practicing their craft.

In this episode's first segment I talk with Sean Safreed - the co-founder of Red Giant Software. He talks about Red Giant's new plugin Colorista II as well as exciting new things coming from the genius developers of Red Giant Software.

In the second segment of the show, I talk with Aaron Pinto - CEO of Letus Direct - a primary marketer and distributor of Letus products. Letus made a name for itself with it's line of 35mm adapters that allowed videographers to achieve shallow DOF and a filmic look with video cameras ranging from the consumer grade HV20 to the high end including the Sony EX1 and EX3. Aaron talks about a new line of products developed by Letus for the DSLR filmmaker.

In the last segment of the show, I talk with Robert Benson from San Diego, California. He is an  accomplished commercial, advertising, and editorial photographer who has recently embraced filmmaking with a Canon 5D Mark II and motion graphics. Robert talks about a new wireless monitor he has created for the Canon 5D Mark II.

 

Episode 30 - Shane Hurlbut and the Hurlbut Visuals 2010 HDSLR Bootcamp

Jul 30, 2010 34:33

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Episode 30 - Shane Hurlbut of Hurlbut Visuals - on the Digital Convergence Podcast by 16x9 Cinema with host Carl Olson - a visual artist, photographer, and filmmaker based in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. 

Featuring: Shane Hurlbut of Hurlbut Visuals

Shane Hurlbut of Hurlbut Visuals is the general of the video DSLR revolution. He and his Elite Team sargents are conducting the HDSLR Bootcamp at Alternative Rentals Digital Cinema in Los Angeles, California, on August 28-29, 2010. Designed for video DSLR filmmakers, the course is two days of personally tailored intensive training on film production using Canon DSLRs. You will hit the ground running with hands experience with a wide range of gear. You will work with actors. You will see your epic production projected on the big screen. Shane and his Elite Team compress over 17 months of experience using Canon DSLRs for feature film production into this intense 2-day course.

16x9 Cinema Digital Convergence listeners may register for this epic event and receive a 40% discount off - a savings of $1300. Use the code 16x9cinema when you register.

Even if you are unable to attend this course, there's a lot of information in this episode that you will find interesting and informative.

 

Episode 29 - Garrett O'Brien - Go Visuals - Freelance Cinematographer

Jul 27, 2010 47:02

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Episode 29 - Garrett O'Brien - on the Digital Convergence Podcast by 16x9 Cinema with host Carl Olson - a visual artist, photographer, and filmmaker based in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. 

Featuring: Garrett O'Brien - Go Visuals Freelance Cinematographer

In this episode, I talk with Washington DC-based freelance filmmaker and director of photography, Garett O'Brien. Garrett talks about his experience using the Canon DSLRs and his work as an intern with Philip Bloom on LucasFilms' feature film Red Tails. Garrett shares his thoughts on film school and education, and shares LucasFilm's Rick McCallum's helpful advice to advance Garrett's filmmaking career. Garrett is an experienced Canon 7D cinematographer and is quick to share his knowledge and experience on this episode of the  Digital Convergence podcast. His blog is also a great source of information on shooting video with a DSLR. A fun and inspiring conversation with one of the up and coming filmmakers of the 21st century.

Episode 28 - Chris Fenwick - Video Editor and Post-Production Expert

Jul 21, 2010 58:15

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Episode 28 - Chris Fenwick - on the Digital Convergence Podcast by 16x9 Cinema with host Carl Olson - a visual artist, photographer, and filmmaker based in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. 

Featuring: Chris Fenwick -  Video Editor and Post-Production Expert

What does convergence, video conversion, color correction, grading, and Route 66 have in common? Chris Fenwick - editor, colorist, videographer, photographer, and traveler of off the beaten path. In our conversation, Chris shares his thoughts on ProRes versus DVCPRO-HD and why he prefers using DVCPROD-HD. Chris gives his take on color correction and color grading. What is the difference between an effect and a technique? Are you a credit-card DP? Chris makes us skirm a bit - but for a good cause. Chris is very generous with shooting and post-production tips for DSLR shooters in this episode. We wrap up with discussion of his recent 4,000+ mile journey east to west along the old U.S. Route 66. Chris Fenwick is one of those guys you need to follow. His insight and experience in post-production will accelerate your learning curve. His website is chocked full of informative, clear, easy to follow video tutorials and blog posts.

 

Episode 27 - The iPhone 4 Music Videos - With Kyle Roberts and Marty Martin

Jul 16, 2010 01:02:18

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Episode 27 - iPhone 4 Music Videos - on the Digital Convergence Podcast by 16x9 Cinema with host Carl Olson - a visual artist, photographer, and filmmaker based in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Sponsored by Kessler Crane.

Featuring: iPhone 4 Music Video filmakers Kyle Roberts (Dr. Pants' Sarsaparilla Girl) and Marty Martin (Steve Failows' FLAKJAKT Cascade).

Kyle Roberts, whose day job is working with pro broadcast video, talks to us about how he stood in line for the iPhone 4 as soon as it was available and decided to attempt to make on of the first music videos made on an iPhone 4. He connected with Dr. Pants and filmed the video for their song - Sarsaparilla Girl - at Pops (one of the largest root beer stores in the USA) along Route 66. Kyle's video received mentions on NPR and in USA Today. Kyle talks about his stop-motion filmaking with a Canon 7D camera and Dragon Stop-Motion software.

Marty Martin, who is an independent filmaker, photographer, and visual effects artist, also attempted to be one of the first to produce an iPhone 4 music video. He teamed up with songwriter and musician Steve Failows of FLAKJAKT. Steve wrote the song Cascades specifically for Marty's iPhone 4 music video. Filmed in a number of locations, Marty talks about the challenges he faced in working with the limitations of the iPhone 4.

An interesting side-point: both interviews were conducted on the very iPhone 4s used to create the music videos :)

 

Episode 26 - Majek Pictures Apple of My Eye - an iPhone 4 Movie

Jul 6, 2010 36:03

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Episode 26 - A Majek Picture: Apple of My Eye - on the Digital Convergence Podcast by 16x9 Cinema with host Carl Olson - a visual artist, photographer, and filmmaker based in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Featuring: A Majek Picture: Apple of My Eye - an iPhone 4 Film

In this episode I talk with the crew of Majek Pictures who produced the amazing iPhone 4 movie "Apple of My Eye." This movie has already amassed over 600K views on Vimeo. The film was produced and edited entirely on the iPhone. I talk with Michael Koerbel (Director, co-writer), Anna Elizabeth James (co-writer and editor), Eric Edmonds (co-producer), Rebekah Koerbel (co-producer), and Corey Wallace (soundtrack composer and conductor). While producing this movie on an iPhone 4 is indeed cool, the bottom line is it's the story and the production values that really make this movie shine. It was a joy talking with this talented group of artists.

 

Episode 25 - Catching Up with Rick Sammon - Canon Explorer of Light Photographer and Instructor

Jul 6, 2010 36:02

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Episode 25 - Rick Sammon - on the Digital Convergence Podcast by 16x9 Cinema with host Carl Olson - a visual artist, photographer, and filmmaker based in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Featuring: Rick Sammon

This is a quick little bonus episode of the Digital Convergence podcast. Back in March of this year, I featured Rick Sammon - Canon Explorer of Light Photographer and instructor on the podcast. A couple of weeks ago or so Rick and I decided to catch up. So this time we talk about his recent trip to China, Photoshop CS5, Lightroom 3, HDR photography, recent workshop to the American Southwest, and upcoming workshops - including a workshop in the Little Five Points area of Atlanta. We talk about video and Rick gets to see the Cinevate Atlas 30 LTS slider system. As always, Rick is a delight to converse with - always willing to share.

 

Episode 24 - Steve Weiss - Filmmaker, Fine Art Photographer and Co-founder of Zacuto

Jun 29, 2010 37:35

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Episode 24 - Steve Weiss, co-founder of Zacuto - on the Digital Convergence Podcast by 16x9 Cinema with host Carl Olson - a visual artist, photographer, and filmmaker based in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Featuring: Steve Weiss - co-founder of Zacuto

Steve Weiss, co-founder of Zacuto, joins this edition of the Digital Convergence podcast with his thoughts on DSLR video and independent filmmaking and the need to focus on quality rather than gear. He talks about the genesis of the popular FilmFellas and Critics webisodes that have become the go-to source for film production conversation - bringing in over a million of views hosted on Zacuto's website. Steve shares a few of his ideas on monetization of web content and the future of the content production business.

Episode 23 - Nino Leitner and Sebastian Wiegaertner - On Lucasfilm Set for Movie Red Tails with Philip Bloom

Jun 22, 2010 58:28

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Episode 23 - Nino Leitner and Sebastian Wiegaertner - The Philip Bloom Interns - on the Digital Convergence Podcast by 16x9 Cinema with host Carl Olson - a visual artist, photographer, and filmmaker based in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Nino Leitner is a filmmaker, DP and film producer based in Vienna, Austria. Nino focuses mainly on commercial work as well as documentaries.

Sebastian Wiegärtner is an experienced graphic designer who recently started filmmaking with a Canon 7D.

Both Sebastian and Nino recently worked together as interns in Prague with Philip Bloom on the George Lucas film Red Tails. A few days ago, I had an amazingly delightful conversation with these two brilliant filmmakers in Europe. I did my best to pry secrets out of them about working with Philip on the Red Tail feature film production by George Lucas. However, my cunning was no match for the steely resolve of Nino and Sebastian. They didn't budge. Next time I'll make sure there's a round of beer available. Nonetheless Nino and Sebastian talk extensively about using the Canon T2i and 7D for their video work.

 

Episode 22 - DJ Vegh - Founder of PhotoShipOne and AZ Chopper Cam

Jun 15, 2010 01:02:38

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Episode 22 with guest DJ Vegh - of PhotoShipOne and AZ Choper Cam - on the Digital Convergence Podcast by 16x9 Cinema with host Carl Olson - a visual artist, photographer, and filmmaker based in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Featuring: DJ Vegh - Founder of PhotoShipOne and AZ Chopper Cam.What if you could mount a Canon 5D Mark II, 7D or T2i on an aerial platform to shoot unique above ground POV shots?

You can!

DJ Vegh has mastered the use of radio controlled electric-powered helicopters as an aerial platform for the photography and video. If take a look at some of DJ demo videos on Vimeo and his websites, you will be amazed by what can be accomplished with these aerial platforms. DJ is an accomplished photographer, videographer and post-production editor. He also holds a fixed-wing pilot license. With over ten years of experience in aerial video and still photography, it was only natural that he would make good use of his practical mechanical design and aviation experience to concoct an amazing platform for shooting HD and HD DSLR video. Dj was recently invited to use his aerial platform to shoot aerial scenes for Discovery channel's popular TV show Mythbusters.

DJ talks about how he developed the PhotoShipOne system. What does it take to learn how to fly these RC copters? How long does it take to learn? How do you setup the camera for taking video? What lens is best? How do you achieve smooth fluid motion? How do you line and monitor the shot in-flight? How do you determine proper exposure? Who are using these platforms today? DJ talks about future plans for new "ships" that are much easier to fly, and the development of an iPad app to help a camera operator control the camera while it is in flight. This episode will appeal to the uber-geek in any video DSLR shooter.

 

Episode 21 - Frederick van Johnson - Photographer and Host of This Week in Photography

Jun 12, 2010 31:23

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Episode 21 with guest Federick van Johnson on the Digital Convergence Podcast by 16x9 Cinema with host Carl Olson - a visual artist, photographer, and filmmaker based in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Featuring: Frederick van Johnson - Photographer, Host of This Week in Photography (TWiP)

Frederick van Johnson, an accomplished photographer, marketing expert, and host of the popular This Week in Photography (TWiP) podcast graciously sits down (via Skype) and talks with me in this episode of the Digital Convergence podcast.

Frederick and I discuss the challenges today's photographers have in marketing their work and services. To help photographers market their services, Frederick is launching a new company: MediaBytes.com. Other topics include things to consider before taking on a career in photography. Are your skills ready? And what about taking on video? Do you want to end up being a multimedia-ographer creating multimedia-ocrity? Or do you want to produce competent work? How? What do you need to master? Frederick also discusses the need to evolve to take advantage of new opportunities.

For the first time, Federick reveals that big changes are coming to an already outstanding podcast - This Week in Photography. Find out what he, Alex Lindsey and crew have in store for TWiP.

 

Episode 20 - Philip Hodgetts of Big Brains for Rent and Intelligent Assistance

Jun 11, 2010 53:50

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Episode #20 of the Digital Convergence podcast features Philip Hodgetts of Big Brains for Rent and Intelligent Assistance.

Philip Hodgetts indeed has a big brain that everyone in the film, video, and content production industry needs to give ear to. He started one of the earliest podcasts for the industry which has evolved to become Creative Planet's Digital Production Buzz - now hosted by Larry Jordan. As technologist, editor, industry pundit, podcasting veteran and specialist in new distribution systems, Philip Hodgetts has 25 years experience in production and post, more than 10 of them in the digital realm. He is a recognized authority on the changing nature of the digital landscape and has an enviable record of accurately predicting the implication of changing technology over the last decade.

In this episode of the Digital Convergence podcast, Philip shares how he wants to over-turn the television industry. He also weighs in on the lingering H.264 licensing controversy. We talk about the ever evolving business models in content production. There's quite a bit of technology here in this episode as well as a good mix of business.

 

Episode 19 - Rodney Charters, ASC - Cinematographer, DP for FOX series 24

Jun 10, 2010 51:18

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Episode 19 of the Digital Convergence Podcast by 16x9 Cinema with host Carl Olson - a visual artist, photographer, and filmmaker based in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Guest: Rodney Charters, ASC - Cinematographer, DP for FOX series 24

Rodney Charters, ASC, is a familiar name to DSLR video shooters. Rodney brings a reasoned approach to the new technology - embracing the potential and acknowledging the weaknesses. Rodney Charters is the DP behind the popular Award winning Fox series "24" starring Kiefer Sutherland.

About 6 years ago Rodney was invited by to become an member of the American Society of Cinematographers. Being able to add those prestigious 3 letters "ASC" to your name is quite an honor - and it was one that is well-deserved by Rodney who is indeed a master artist and craftsman with film and sensors.

In this episode of the Digital Convergence podcast, Rodney opens up with his insider take on film education, 3D technology, DSLR video, and the business of the film industry and episodic television. His candid and passionate remarks provide an insight into the industry that few of us could obtain elsewhere. I'm grateful to Rodney for taking a few minutes to share his insight, knowlegde and experience with us.

 

Episode 18 - Philip Bloom - Director of Photography, Cinematographer, DSLR Video Pioneer

Jun 2, 2010 58:31

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Episode 18 of the Digital Convergence Podcast by 16x9 Cinema with host Carl Olson - a visual artist, photographer, and filmmaker based in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Featuring: Philip Bloom, Director of Photography, Cinematographer, Director, Editor, DSLR Video Pioneer

No other name is more synonymous with DSLR video than Philip Bloom - a London, UK-based director of photography,  cinematographer, director and editor with over 20 years of experience. He embraced and popularized the use of 35mm adapters to achieve a filmic look with video. On the heels of that innovation, came the new video capable DSLR. Philip received his first Canon 5D Mark II in May of 2009. After spending several weeks learning how to use the 5D Mark II, he began shooting almost exclusively DSLR video for both commercial and personal projects. He chronicled in great detail his experiences with DSLR video on his website and blog www.philipbloom.net. On June 1, 2010, after just a little under 3 years of existence, his website surpassed 10 million views - a testament to the value of the information Philip shares so willingly to other aspiring DSLR cinematographers.

In this interview, Philip and I go on a Mr. Toad's Wild Ride of a conversation covering a broad range of topics that you will find entertaining, informative, and inspiring. Philip's tireless passion for the art of cinematography and photography comes shining through. We talk travel, business, filmaking, toy camera photography, lighting and camera support systems, timelapse, DSLR meet-ups and workshops, and his plans for the future. This is Philip Bloom like you have never heard him before.

 

 

Episode 17 - Israel Hyman - Founder of Izzy Video, Videographer, Content Producer

May 12, 2010 56:06

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Episode 17 of the Digital Convergence Podcast by 16x9 Cinema with host Carl Olson - a visual artist, photographer, and filmmaker based in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Featuring: Israel Hyman - Izzy Video

This episode features Israel "Izzy" Hyman - the creator and producer of the video how-to podcast IzzyVideo.com. This is how Izzy describes himself:

"I am obsessed with video. To me, it’s an incredible art form. It has the visuals of photography, but when you add audio and physical movement, it takes the art form to a whole new level. While video seems complex at first, it isn’t. I have devoted the last several years to showing others how easy video is. It’s not the ‘black art’ that people sometimes pretend it is. Developing skills with video is as easy as learning the principles and then practicing them."

Izzy's obsession with video comes through loud and clear in our conversation. It's clear that Izzy loves to teach and share what he has learned. We discuss gear a bit, including the Canon 5D Mark II that he recently started using. But then we dive into the gnarly issue of making money with video. Video producers and filmmakers often struggle doing client work - going from one gig to searching for the next. Izzy's approach to the business is different - and he's very open to sharing the "secrets" of his success being a content producer - and he does so in this episode of the 16x9 Cinema Digital Convergence podcast. A must-listen if you are this business to make money.

 

Episode 16 - Shane Hurlbut, ASC - Cinematographer and Canon 5D Mark II Video Pioneer

May 6, 2010 01:00:54

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Episode 16 of the Digital Convergence Podcast by 16x9 Cinema with host Carl Olson - a visual artist, photographer, and filmmaker based in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Featuring: Shane Hurlbut, ASC

In a recent conversation with Gale Tattersall, DP for Fox's House MD, Gale mentioned Shane Hurlbut - along with Rodney Charters and Philip Bloom - as one of the pioneers of using the Canon 5D Mark II in cinema. That's quite an honor to be recognized as a member of the triumvirate of video DSLR pioneers. In recognition of Shane's pioneering work with the Canon 5D Mark II, Canon inducted Shane as one of the first cinematographers into their Explorers of Light program.

Shane's long list of accomplishments include working with director Rob Cohen on the feature films The Guardian, The Rat Pack and The Skulls. A partial list of other feature films that credit Shane as the cinematographer or director of photography include Into the Blue, Drumline, Swing Vote, The Greatest Game Ever Played, and Terminator Salvation. He has also worked on several commercial shoots and is an accomplished still photographer.

In this episode of the 16x9 Cinema Digital Convergence podcast, Shane Hurlbut shares his passion for using DSLR video. He describes the Canon 5D Mark II as a game changer - one that's beat him up and heavily bruised him - but nonetheless he has successfully tamed the beast and embraced it as a serious tool for the cinematographer in feature films, short films, and commercial work.

There are many self-appointed pontificators who arrogantly proclaim that the Canon 5D Mark II is not suitable for serious filmmaking. Shane proves them wrong by doing just that - using the 5D Mark II for serious filmmaking. Shane talks about how he uses the Canon 5D Mark II on feature films and commercials. He talks about his short film, "The Last 3 Minutes" and tells us why and how he did it. Shane candidly talks about his initial failures with DSLR video and the lessons he learned. He does not hold back from sharing what he has learned. His willingness to share is evident by his blog: Hurlblog - an incredible resource for all filmmakers - whether you use DSLR video or not.

It was a pleasure talking with Shane. His enthusiasm for filmmaking and using the Canon 5D Mark II will motivate you to get out and shoot your next indie film!

 

Episode 15 - Gale Tattersall - Cinematographer, Director of Photography for FOX's House MD

May 1, 2010 57:10

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Episode 15 of the Digital Convergence Podcast by 16x9 Cinema with host Carl Olson - a visual artist, photographer, and filmmaker based in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Gale Tattersall is an accomplished cinematographer and photographer who has worked in commercial, feature film, and episodic television. Gale is the Director of Photography for FOX Network's House MD - a show where he brings a distinctive, cinematic look.

In the last few weeks, the Twitter-verse, video and photography discussion forums and blogs have been abuzz about the use of video DSLR cameras for filming the season finale of the Emmy award winning show House MD. Gale discusses the reasons why they chose to use video DSLR's to shoot the season finale and his experience and impression of using these cameras.

Also, in this episode, Gale talks about the challenges of filming episodic television - sticking to traditional shooting schedule while more producers are seeking a cinematic style of filming. He talks about how the show House MD is shot normally with 35mm Arriflex cameras - but uses other technology when the job calls for it.

Gale is a true artist and craftsman - clearly evident in his highly engaging conversation with me. Gale is dedicated to producing the highest quality visual art using the right tools for the given situation he must shoot in. He talks about how video DSLR cameras give him an opportunity to tell a story and show a point of view that would not otherwise have been possible. Gale talks about how video DSLR cameras have democratized cinematic filmaking - making it possible for many on limited budgets to realize their dreams to create a cinematic film - assuming they have the skill to tell a good story!

Talking to Gale was an incredible experience for me. A very modest and gracious man, I deeply appreciate his participation in this podcast.

 

Episode 14 - Art Howard - Emmy Award Winning Photographer and Videographer

Apr 29, 2010 01:05:47

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Episode 14 of the Digital Convergence Podcast by 16x9 Cinema with host Carl Olson - a visual artist, photographer, and filmmaker based in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Art Howard identifies himself as a photographer. But he is much more than that. Art is an award winning cinematographer. Art shares a number of tips for photographers using the Canon 5D Mark II for video.

According to his bio on DPExperience.com:

"For 30 years, two time Emmy award winning photographer and producer Art Howard has helped viewers experience life through images from both poles, 49 states and 30 countries. His shooting experience started with 16 mm film cameras through 3/4 U-matic and up through HDCAM and DSLR. Art is firm believer in the combined power of sight and sound and shoots with both strong images and equally strong sound in mind. Taking the viewer to places like the Gulf war in Kuwait, -30 degree conditions in the Arctic, or the ocean floor 3000 feet below the surface he pushes constantly for new ways to tell the story.

In 2000, Art broke new ground in the area od television technology by lensing the first ever High Definition program in the country for use in a public science museum. The program, seen at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences and broadcast on WRAL-TV and HDNet, was recognized by the National Association of Television Program Executives for excellent in High Definition Television Production. It was the first time a “high def” program won the organization’s prestigious IRIS award.

Art has won more than 50 nationally recognized awards, including two Emmy awards, 5 Telly awards, a Robert Kennedy Journalism award, and a National Press Photographers Association award.

Art’s work has been featured on CBS, ABC, NBC, The Travel Channel, Discovery, National Geographic, and The Smithsonian and other museums throughout the country. He is a 20 year member of the National Press Photographers Association."

 

Episode 13 - Kevin Shahinian - Pacific Pictures Founder and Filmmaker

Apr 23, 2010 44:15

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Episode 13 of the Digital Convergence Podcast by 16x9 Cinema with host Carl Olson - a visual artist, photographer, and filmmaker based in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Within every Hollywood film is a love story.

Our guest for this episode of the Digital Convergence podcast is a filmmaker who has pioneered the development of the wedding concept film: Kevin Shahinian of Pacific Pictures. Kevin has a talent for making a documented event look as if it had been scripted, staged, and produced by a Hollywood movie studio. Viewing Kevin's work on the Pacific Pictures Vimeo channel, you can readily see that Kevin is a master of producing concept films in a number of different genres. His productions range from Bollywood comedy / musicals to intense thrillers (with a happy ending of course!).

Recently, Kevin undertook the ambitious challenge of merging a wedding concept film with documenting the actual wedding event. Teaming up with an amazing and talented film crew - including Patrick Moreau (Stillmotion), Joe Simon (Joe Simon Wedding Films and featured in Episode 4 of the Digital Convergence podcast), and Casey Warren (MIND|Castle Studios) - Kevin set off to Udaipur, India, to the breathtaking region of Rajasthan. This area is also known as the "City of Lakes." Entirely shot using video DSLR's (Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 7D), "City of Lakes" was filmed entirely on location during the 3 day long wedding event.

In this episode Kevin talks with me about the challenges of producing "City of Lakes. Were the results worth it? "City of Lakes" premiered for the first time at NAB 2010 in Las Vegas. Kevin talks about the positive reaction to the film. He talks about those who were present for the premiere and their reaction to his work. Kevin talks about why he chose to use video DSLRs to shoot this film and the challenges inherent to the format.

"City of Lakes" will be released in full on Pacific Pictures' website on Friday, April 23. Kevin was in the process of encoding and uploading "City of Lakes" as we spoke for a few minutes about him and his work. It was indeed a treat talking with Kevin. No doubt we'll be seeing more from this talented story teller and cinematographer!

 

Episode 12 - Juan Pons - Wildlife and Nature Photographer and Filmmaker

Apr 15, 2010 46:38

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Episode 12 of the Digital Convergence Podcast by 16x9 Cinema with host Carl Olson - a visual artist, photographer, and filmmaker based in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Juan Pons joins the Digital Convergence podcast in episode number 12. According to his bio: "Juan is a wildlife photographer who lives in North Carolina. Juan lives and breathes photography and travels around the country making images, teaching and leading photo workshops. Juan's favorite destination is Yellowstone in winter." He co-hosts the Digital Photo Experience podcast with Rick Sammon. Juan and I talk about the rapid pace of change in photography and video, resistance to change versus embracing change. Juan discusses new skills that still photographers need to learn and master in order to shoot DSLR video. Juan talks about his interest in time-lapse photography, too. Juans enthusiasm and passion for photography and video will have you wanting to get your camera outside and enjoy your art!

 

Episode 11 - Jay Burlage - HDR Filmmaker

Apr 7, 2010 01:18:51

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Episode 11 of the Digital Convergence Podcast by 16x9 Cinema with host Carl Olson - a visual artist, photographer, and filmmaker based in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Jay Burlage is an architect turned HDR and time-lapse filmmaker and innovator. Jay discusses adapting a Meade telescope mount into a GigaPan-clone nicked-named the "MiLapse" for automating panning while shooting time-lapse. He discusses his involvement with Timescapes.org and Openmoco.org. Our discussion gets really geeky with Jay discussing time-based tone mapping for HDR video and developments in the openmoco project. Amazing stuff! Jay also talks about a special PBS project where he is a principle time-lapse photographer. From time to time, Jay's cat makes an occasional appearance. Caution: time-lapse may be habit forming. 16x9 Cinema is not responsible for any problems resulting from time-lapse addiction. Our longest episode yet at over 1 hour, 18 minutes. Well worth the listen!

 

Episode 10 - Rick Sammon - Photographer, Trainer, Author, Blogger, Podcaster

Mar 31, 2010 38:18

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Episode 10 of the Digital Convergence Podcast by 16x9 Cinema with host Carl Olson - a visual artist, photographer, and filmmaker based in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Rick Sammon - dubbed by HDR photographer Trey Ratcliff as "one of the godfathers of the photographic industry" - joins the Digital Convergence podcast to talk about his latest projects. He talks about taking the plunge into video using his Canon 5D Mark II and 7D on an upcoming trip to China. Rick discusses some of the challenges that still photographers must adapt to as they transition to video - including camera stabilization and getting good sound. Rick talks about his new iPhone 24/7 Photo Buffet and future plans to support the iPad. We talk HDR basics - including shooting tips and post-production tips using Photomatix and Topaz Adjust. Rick talks about his passion for photographing people. He shares many of his memorable one-liners and tips. Talking with Rick was inspiring and fun.

 

Episode 9 - Dennis Wood - Cinevate

Mar 25, 2010 43:41

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Episode 9 of the Digital Convergence Podcast by 16x9 Cinema with host Carl Olson - a visual artist, photographer, and filmmaker based in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

The guest for this episode is Dennis Wood, founder and CEO of Cinevate. Dennis talks about how a need to fulfill an artistic vision - the filmic look - for his personal video projects led to the development of the Brevis35 DOF adapter. From that humble beginning, Cinevate has grown in a few short years into a leading designer and manufacturer of great filmmaking gear designed to help cinematographers achieve their unique vision.

Cinevate designs and manufactures a brevy of products engineered with latest in material and fabrication technology - including the Atlas series of linear tracking systems, dollies, follow focus systems, DSLR rigs, grip parts, and rail systems. Dennis takes time to talk about Cinevate's new DSLR viewfinder - the Cyclops. Also, he shares tantilizing bits of information about exciting future products. Unfortunately, I was unable to ply his lips open with more details. The Jack Daniels I sent to him did not arrive in time for the recording session, otherwise I think I could have gotten the goods from Dennis :) Seriously, Dennis was a joy to listen to and talk with. He is really passionate about creating tools for filmmakers.

 

Episode 8 - Eric Kessler - Kessler Crane

Mar 18, 2010 49:43

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Episode 8 of the Digital Convergence Podcast by 16x9 Cinema with host Carl Olson - a visual artist, photographer, and filmmaker based in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

 The guest for this episode is Eric Kessler, founder and CEO of Kessler Crane. Eric talks about how and why he founded Kessler Crane - manufacturer of jibs, dollies, sliders, and cranes for videographers and filmmakers. He relates how hyrid DSLR cameras have made a huge impact on Kessler Crane's product lineup and development. He shares exciting details of their new Oracle electronic motor control system married with the CineSlider. At the time of recording this podcast (February 25, 2010), Philip Bloom was beta testing Kessler Crane's Oracle system and the CineSlider. We take a few moments to speculate on the future of controllers, time-lapse photography and motion control. This episode is a long one - almost 50 minutes in length! But the time flies by as Eric enthuses on everything motion control and hybrid DSLRs.

 

Episode 7 - Ron Dawson of Dare Dreamer Media - Author and Filmmaker

Mar 12, 2010 33:55

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Episode 7 of the Digital Convergence Podcast by 16x9 Cinema with host Carl Olson - a visual artist, photographer, and filmmaker based in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

The guest for this week's episode is Ron Dawson of Dare Dreamer Media. Ron is a filmmaker, author, blogger, business coach, social media marketing expert, and podcaster. He appeared in Cast 5 "The Epic Wedding" of Zacuto's FilmFellas video series. Ron, and his wife Tasra, are authors of the book "Refocus: Cutting-Edge Strategies to Evolve Your Film Business." Ron hosts the FStop Beyond and Crossing the 180 podcasts.

In this episode, Ron was very gracious in taking a few minutes to talk with me. He talks about his love for filmmaking and photography for a good cause. He talks about how the Canon 5D Mark II has rekindled his love for filmmaking and was used in his recent work for a Pictage video series. Ron talks enthusiastically about his wife Tasra's Teen Identity project. Ron - who is very prolific in his work - opens up and candidly discusses balancing family and work. It was an amazing conversation and I'm grateful to Ron for taking time out from his busy schedule to talk with me. I hope you will find his conversation as inspiring as I did.

 

Episode 6 - Richard Harrington and Robbie Carman - From Still to Motion

Mar 5, 2010 48:07

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Episode 6 of the Digital Convergence Podcast by 16x9 Cinema with host Carl Olson - a visual artist, photographer, and filmmaker based in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Richard Harrington and Robbie Carman, are two of four of the co-authors of the new book from Peachpit: From Still to Motion. 

According to Peachpit: "With the addition of high definition video capabilities to the latest batch of DSLR cameras, photographers have a convenient and familiar tool to fully embrace the new world of video. But video is very different than photography, with new challenges and technology to master.  Here to guide them on all aspects of video—from preproduction to post—are four veterans of film, video, and photography.  Not only do the authors create video projects seen around the world, they speak the language of photography fluently and will ease the reader’s transition from still to motion. Within the book, readers will learn how to plan their shoots, what gear they'll need, how to properly light for motion, how to achieve professional-level audio, the specifics on color-correction and editing footage, various options for output, and artistic techniques such as stop-motion and time-lapse photography."

In this episode, Rich Harrington and Robbie Carman talk about what to expect from their new book. Taking a platform agnostic approach and covering a wide range of budgets, they discuss a broad range of topics including unexpected lessons learned, do-it-yourself lighting, camera support and motion, post-production and color grading, sound, stop-motion and time-lapse and a wealth of other topics. I hated to cut short this conversation - it's our longest episode yet. But it's well worth hearing.

 

Episode 5 - Michael James - Digital Coast Image - HDRI Photographer and Filmmaker

Feb 27, 2010 36:22

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Episode 5 of the Digital Convergence Podcast by 16x9 Cinema with host Carl Olson - a visual artist, photographer, and filmmaker based in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Michael James is a very talented visual artist and photographer who has pioneered the use of HDRI (High Dynamic Range Imaging) to create stunning architectural and real estate photography for his clients. Michael talks about how he developed his unique workflow in producing HDR images at a time when there was very little information available about the process. He talks about his fascinating work with time-lapse HDR video. He shares a wealth of tips and ideas photographers and filmmakers will be salivating to use. He shares his thoughts on the future of HDR filmmaking and our conversation wanders over to the potential of the Red Scarlet and Epic for HDR video. Michael works with a wide range of equipment (Sigma, Nikon, Canon) and software. I really enjoyed talking to Michael. He truly is the Hitchhiker's Guide to HDRI.

Episode 4 - Joe Simon - Visual Artist and Filmmaker

Feb 22, 2010 30:57

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Episode 4 of the Digital Convergence Podcast by 16x9 Cinema with host Carl Olson - a visual artist, photographer, and filmmaker based in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Joe Simon, of Joe Simon Films and Joe Simon Wedding Films, has been a successful filmmaker for over a decade. His wedding film productions look like Hollywood feature films. Joe graciously took a few minutes from his busy schedule to talk with me about his work. He talks about how the Canon EOS 5D Mark II and 7D have affected his filmmaking. He discusses hardware, workflow, and the art of story telling. Joe is an amazing filmmaker. This episode was a real treat to produce. Joe is one to watch and follow as hybrid DSLR filmmaking continues to evolve.

 

Episode 3 - Trammell Hudson and Magic Lantern Firmware for the Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Feb 11, 2010 37:02

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Episode 3 of the Digital Convergence Podcast by 16x9 Cinema with host Carl Olson - a visual artist, photographer, and videographer based in the Atlanta, Georgia, USA, area. 

In episode 3, I talk with Trammell Hudson, creator of the Magic Lantern firmware update for the Canon 5D Mark II. Magic Lantern addresses some serious firmware limitations and turns your 5D Mark II into a 5D Mark "Free." Trammell talks about the features of Magic Lantern, exciting developments he currently working on for the next firmware update, and his thoughts on the art and craft of fimmaking. Trammell is a rare genius whose software prowess has helped users of the Canon EOS 5D Mark II push the camera into a more manageable video tool. But wait! There's more! Magic Lantern is not only for videographers, but has features that benefit still photographers. Trammell discusses those features, too.

 

Episode 2 - Bruce Sharpe, Singular Software, author of PluralEyes - February 3, 2010

Feb 4, 2010 29:11

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Episode 2 of the Digital Convergence Podcast by 16x9 Cinema with host Carl Olson - a visual artist, photographer, and videographer based in the Atlanta, Georgia, USA, area. 

In episode 2, I talk to Bruce Sharpe, founder and CEO of Singular Software - the source of the amazing application PluralEyes. PluralEyes saves hours in post-production for multi-camera edits, dual-system audio or multi-take workflows such as music videos. It automatically synchronizes all your audio and video clips without the need for timecode, clappers or any special preparation. In this episode, Bruce talks about the origin of PluralEyes, offers some helpful tips for hybrid DSLR videographers, and reveals exciting news on how you can be the next James Cameron with a pair of hybrid DSLR cameras.

 

Episode 1 - Premiere of Digital Convergence Podcast - January 18, 2010

Jan 19, 2010 27:52

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This is the premiere episode of 16x9 Cinema's Digital Convergence podcast. In this episode I talk with the founder and chief blogger of Planet5D.com - Mitch Aunger. Planet5D.com has amazing stats - over 1.4 million page views. It is clearly a first stopping point for many photographers looking to make the jump to video with the new Canon hybrid DSLR's like the Canon 5D Mark II and 7D. Mitch graciously talks with me about the how the website came about, his plans for the future, and his thoughts on the convergence of still photography and video.