Colour film was a slow revolution. It was commercially available in the 1930s, but not predominant until the 1960s. The highly-saturated Technicolor look from this […]Read More
Moved to tears? Finding the emotion in action games
I guess it was always a stretch, turning an ultra-violent alien gorefest into a tearjerker, but somehow David Fincher’s Gears of War trailer achieved it a […]Read More
What’s your screenplay worth at the box office?
A while ago, I saw this presentation (sorry, no embed available) by the always fascinating Malcolm Gladwell and I’ve repeated its chilling message to several screenwriters […]Read More
NerdNite – Film Editing: Another Version of the Truth
I gave a talk at NerdNite Wellington (@nerdnitewelly) on Monday about propaganda and film editing. The video’s now online here: Many thanks to @teh_aimee […]Read More
Taking a dim view of 3D projection
Box office revenue for 3D has been looking a little flat in recent months. The fourth Pirates movie sold more tickets in 2D than 3D. […]Read More
Lytro adds a third dimension… Actually, make that a sixth.
The experimental Lytro camera records “light fields” which allow you to refocus images after you’ve shot them. AllThingsD has a decent explanation of how this […]Read More
Scratch that…? Reactions to FCP X.
A mere two months after it was previewed at NAB, Final Cut Pro X has been released to some excoriating reviews. I can’t remember ever […]Read More
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