Saturday, 5 January 2013

Hello everyone,
Has anyone had a chance to go and watch the new Hobbit movie?
The film was shot in 48 frames per second, this is revolutionary as standard films are shot with 24fps. This dates back to the old days where you would shoot on film, and it was very expensive as well as time consuming. So, the people of the day figured out that the minimum you could get away with to have motion was 24fps.

Today, many films are shot on digital film, this makes the process cheaper and easier, it also makes the need to limit the film to 24fps redundant. I have heard mixed reviews about the hobbit, it was the first feature film to have been shot on 24fps, some people say that it the motion is almost too life like and it puts them off the experience. Others say that it is a great new experience as it seems so real.

The film also uses Dolby Atmos, better than 5.1 surround sound, Dolby Atmos places speakers all around the cinema, even above you!

Saturday, 30 June 2012

Quality Cheap Cinematic lighting (Video)

Rotolight RL48-A Stealth HD LED Ringlight

Rotolights have to be one of the most useful pieces of equipment in my filmic arsenal. They are very cheap for filmic lights at only £100 per light; they consist of 48 colour accurate (white balanced LEDs). They provide you with a full set of CT, ND and diffusion gels which are very useful for various situations. They are equivalent to 50w tungsten light in terms of output. They can create warm, shadowless lighting with a pleasing ringlight effect, this is good for a close up shot of a persons face, this gives the twinkle spot in there eyes. Finally they have a range of mounting options available including hotshoe, stand, tripod and shotgun mic. They run on 3AA batteries which give you about about 4 hours battery lifeFinally, the creme de la creme is that they only weigh 200 grams. Overall these lights are very useful for portable professional lighting and filming in a studio.Here is the Product

Description given by amazon:"The multi award-winning Rotolight RL48-A Stealth Edition HD LED ringlight provides naturally warm, shadowless light and delivers studio-accurate 6900K, Dylight 5600K, 4100 and Tungsten 3200K light fast, when you need it, so you'll never miss that perfect shot. As a continuous light source, Rotolight is perfect for HD-DSLR photography, videography or HD cinematography. Accurately dimmable (using supplied neutral density filters) over a range of 1.5 f-stops, Rotolight can be mounted over a shotgun mic or, by using the optional mount, an accessory shoe, lighting stand, tripod, lighting clamp or rail support system. Easy to use and providing perfect colour balance in a lightweight and highly portable package, Rotolight gives the user a superb, self-contained lighting solution for virtually any shoot."

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Up and Coming

I have known, Dillon Pearce, for a few years now, however he lives on the other side of the globe, down under. He uses a Canon 550D, the same as I have, with the magic lantern firmware.

Check out his website:

Check out his youtube channel:

Sorry people

I am very sorry, for the past two weeks I have not put up any new posts due to having to complete my final 2 projects at university this year. This included an essay about modernity in relation to hip hop and an interactive animation. However, I hope you will be happy to hear that I have finished them and will be posting interesting content very soon. so sit back, relax and come with me on this exciting journey.

Friday, 6 May 2011

People to watch...

Film Riot is one of the best internet shows to watch for tips tricks and everything film.

Indy Mogul is also very amazing, I was able to make a slider and many other cool things on the cheap. 

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Magic Lantern Firmware - MUST HAVE

Hello again, i would just like to inform everyone of the Magic Lantern Firmware. I have installed it on my Canon 550D and it has helped me improve my filming because it adds new features that turn you $600 camera into a $6000 camera.

Here is a short video explaining what the firmware does:

The only problem with this firmware is that it voids your warranty and at the moment only supports a few cameras. That being said new features are being added all the time to add to you film making arsenal.

Watch Indie Films Now

Go over to to check out the best new indie films.vodo is powered by bit torrent so you will get very fast download speeds with no waiting time. I would recommend watching The Yes Men Fix The World - P2P Edition.

THE YES MEN FIX THE WORLD is a screwball true story about two gonzo political activists who, posing as top executives of giant corporations, lie their way into big business conferences and pull off the world's most outrageous pranks. This peer-to-peer special edition of the film is unique: it is preceded by an EXCLUSIVE VIDEO of the Yes Men impersonating the United States Chamber of Commerce. Because the Yes Men are being sued for this stunt, p2p is the only way that this film will get seen. Please spread the word!

"We have been impersonating people in power in order to make political points for over a decade. The Yes Men Fix the World is our second feature film. It's won a bucket of awards and accolades, but we're still broke. We are hoping that people who share it will donate some money so that we can do even more outrageous actions.

How outrageous? Outrageous enough to get us sued! Not long ago The US Chamber of Commerce took us to court for impersonating them. That is why on this special p2p version of the Yes Men Fix the World, we have included an exclusive video that the US Chamber of Commerce does not want you to see. You can only see this surprising film on the exclusive VODO p2p release.

One final note: making films takes lots of hard work. And money. We busted our asses to make this film and still owe our friends barrels of cash they loaned us. By supporting us and joining the Yes Men Labs, you not only get a membership card and an entry into the prize draw, you also help us to pay all those people back and fund future projects. We're sharing by P2P because we made this film to be watched, and with your help we'll able to carry on with what we love doing."

The Yes Men are Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno, a culture jamming activist-duo raising awareness around social problems caused by corporations. Operating under the mission statement of telling the truth and exposing lies, they practice a concept they call "identity correction", in which they impersonate entities that they dislike -- some would call it social engineering on a grand scale! From their offices in Milwaukee, they create and maintain fake websites similar to ones they intend to spoof, which have successfully lead to numerous interview, conference, and TV talk show invitations. These occasions are then used to expose, through parody and surreal humour, the dark motivations of our multinational world.  -

Download it here, today, 100% Legal: