Tagged: Film

Stikbot Stop Motion Animation Figurines and Sets for Video Creators

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSThere are a couple different ways to create stop-motion animation: The 24 frame – move characters ever so slightly style, and the 1-2 second record style (where you are not looking for fluidity). Whatever your style, Stikbot has a way to get you into this genre. It was so easy, I made my own animation within seconds at Vidcon! What is Stikbot Stikbot is a series of characters that can be posed in many ways. Using plastic bodies with an elastic cord running through legs, arms, and head – along with suction cup hands and feet – you can pose your characters in different ways. Make small or bigger moves to simulate the animation. What Do You Get with Stikbot There are many different types of products, from the main studio – with 2 characters and a chroma-key background – to...

SmallHD Focus External Monitor with Visibility in Daylight

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSAs a sole camera operator in my travels, I find it difficult at times to see the camera screen. The new Canon M5 screen doesn’t articulate right, so sometimes I have to frame a videos, then trust it’s position. If I had to do a close-focus shot from a lens, that could definitely go south. SmallHD makes video monitors for your camera. Not only ones that allow you to position for yourself, but also ones that add extra features so your camera shot is the best it can be. With a full touchscreen, the 5 inch Focus is for the Vlogger or Video podcaster like myself. About the SmallHD Focus The Focus will show you a 720p resolution video, 294 PPI, and 800 nits. This allows for viewing the screen even if the sun is beating down on you. The camera...

Luxli Viola is an RGBW LED Light with iOS App

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSLuxli set up a backpack at NAB to show off Viola – a portable LED light that can change color and temperature. RGB + 3,400-10,000 white light. The Viola is Bluetooth connected, so you can put the light up into the rafters, then adjust at needed. Link lights together to go from a soft light to a Discotheque. The 5 inch Viola can be attached on a light and use a standard Panasonic battery. You can also add a diffuser for a softbox need. The Luxli can be used for remote video, in-studio lighting, or even if the electricity goes out in a storm.

Rogue One Special and My Trip to Hogwarts!

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Subscribe: Android | RSSA special episode of Morning Geeks! as we look at what got us to this new chapter in the Star Wars movies. It’s new, yet it’s old. Don’t worry. It’s spoiler free because I want to be surprised, too. I also talk about my trip to London, United Kingdom, Stonehenge, Warner Bros. Studio Tour London and much more! Morning Geeks! Episode 28 Show Notes: – Alan Tudyk is taking his K-2S0 Role Seriously – Photos from the Premiere last week – Comic of the Week: Amazing Spider-Man Revew Your Vows #2 – Amazon.com sends the first drone delivery – Mario on iOS in Super Mario: Run – Kevin Lee Co Plead steals $1 million for his Game of War profile Special video: Visiting Harry Potter Warner Bros Studios **New to This Week** – Rogue One: A Star...

The State of Adult-Themed Superhero Movies

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSThis week: Deadpool showed us we can have a successful adult themed hero movie. I explore how we can expand that idea. Morning Geeks! Ep. 7: – Real Life Half-Life City Scanner Drone – 4 Year Old Knocks over LEGO Sculpture – ASUS GX800 Water Cooled Laptop – Robert Kirkman calls out HBO and Game of Thrones – Can the Blind See Like Neo or Daredevil? – This Taiwanese has long Toes. No, Really! – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows – Simon Kinberg on the State of Fantastic Four – Transformers: Earth Wars – Zootopia DVD release – The Martian Blu Ray Release Also check out my trip to San Francisco and the Musee Mechanique!

Sony URXP03D Easily Connects Wired and Wireless Microphones

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIf you wanted to mic up a guest to an interview such as this one, you would need two wireless receivers to do it. Sony is now helping fix that with the UWP-D series wireless mics. The URXP03D is a receiver that not only can connect two wireless sources but also allows for two more inputs for many different operations. While at NAB 2016, I talked with Andy and learned about all the types of wireless they offer. The UWP-D series includes in-camera adapters and external adapters such as the URXP03D. This receiver is a 4-input, 2 output device. This means you can connect 2 wireless microphones – lavaliere or handheld – and either one or two microphones through the Mic Input (stereo connection). This will give you ability to mic the room and the speakers, then adjust for maximum performance. The...

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Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera is Small and Customizable

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSVideo cameras are getting smaller and more functional for that cinematic look in whatever you do. That is the case for the Blackmagic Micro Cinema camera. The best part – it’s a fully open and customizable camera. The Cinema camera is only 2.57 inches high by 3.25 inches wide and 2.74 inches deep. With a weight of only 10 ounces, this camera can be placed on a helmet, drone, or just held in your hand. The Super 16 sensor allows up to 1080p to 60 fps with rolling shutter. The Dynamic range is 13 stops for anything from daylight to low-light video. Of course, the open camera system allows you to customize this camera however you need. Add any lens you need, bring audio into the camera, or use the expansion port to create your own control and power options. The...

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TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon Recap

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSI got into New York at about 10 AM and headed right to the event. Hackers have been working over the last 24 hours. I am sad I couldn’t get to watch them in action but happy I got to see the end results during the hackathon. The presentation itself was well done. They only had 60 seconds to present and the MCs kept them to that – only giving extra time to technical issues. Some presenters were well oiled machines while others didn’t do that well. A couple presented a pitch but didn’t show a product. In a Hackathon you have to show your work at the end. I heard some tweets where presenters were not allowed to show their hack because of the rating of their presentation. This was to avoid the problems from last year presentations. There are...

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Freefly Tero RC Car, Movi M5, Drone, Motorcycle Mounts – NAB 2014

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSAs a geek I am intrigued on robotic camera options that can get a stable shot from anywhere. When I stopped by the Freefly booth, I saw the Tero remote controlled camera operator. I also geeked out on the Movi M5 – a camera stabilization unit. I got to talk with Sam Baird from Freefly about not only the Tero and Movi M5 but also their other drones they use to get the impossible shots. Sam talks about Freefly’s work with Game of Thrones, Oliver Stone, and many other directors to get new and completely stable video shot. These are higher priced items for movie making. for instance: the Movi M5 starts at $5,000 (fully equipped packages run up to $16,000). You can check out the prices at Freeflysystems.com Still a geek can dream…

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PAPAGO! P3 HD Dashboard Cam, GPS and Video Recorder

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSI remember watching those videos of dash cams while growing up and thinking how great it would be to have my own camera mounted on my car. Today’s technology lets us do that in many ways. My friends at PAPAGO! have been working on such a camera with the P3 HD camera. This is a dashboard camera that can be set on a windshield, or mounted on the dash. It can also be connected right to the 12 volt line, or you can use the USB cigarette adapter. What this does do is not only record your drive in 1080p, but also help on your driving. The P3 includes the advanced driver assistance system (ADAS), lane departure warning system (LDWS) and driver fatigue alarm (DFA) which will make sure you are not dozing off behind the wheel. Other features include alerts...

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iStopMotion by Boinx – Create Stop Motion Videos

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSStop motion is an art that some excel in. Claymation and LEGO motion are both types of Stop motion video. Movies like Wallace and Grommet and Chicken Run use this technique. Now you can, too! A couple weeks ago, Boinx software sent me the iStopMotion software to play with on my Mac and iPad. I am not a stop motion expert by any means, but this software made is easy to create my own videos and animated GIFs. Advantages of iStopMotion The ghost images show you where your items were so adjustments can be made. You can load an audio track so the stop motion can sync with it. You can even load in a video to create a stop motion version. Imagine re-creating Peter Gabriel’s Sledgehammer with this software! You can also put up a chromakey background to put your...

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