We made a music video for my pal Mark Tarmonea
in our studio. For lighting the background and models I used the 4ft / 4bank DIY KinoFlo's
that I've built especially for this purpose - and they were great! Editing was done by Michael Ronge and Color Grading by me. Now Im doing some beauty retouching using a combination of Mocha AE, Beauty Box Video Plugin and Box Blur in After Effects. Here are a couple of snapshots I took with my phone from our shoot: Read More...
In the last few days I've built myself a couple of 4ft 4Bank professional DIY KinoFlo's for an upcoming shoot. I improved the original design by integrating the fixture inside an ultralight Flightcase. This makes them very portable an no bags are needed anymore. Here are a couple of snapshots I took with my phone. Read More...
Older iMacs built before 2011 were complicated to calibrate but things have improved since then. Newer iMacs 2011/2012/2013 uses the best IPS technology and are amazing, once calibrated. But for best results you have to use the correct colorimeter and software.
I can highly recommend the i1 Display Pro from X-Rite. It comes with it‘s own software but if you want best results you should consider buying basICColor display 5. This software is really worth the extra money. If you want to save a couple of bucks basICColor offers a bundle for display 5 with 1 or 3 licenses plus the colorimeter named SQUID3. Basically it‘s the same colorimeter but...>>> UPDATE <<<
If you want to know what display is built inside your iMac, MacBook Pro, ... open the terminal and enter this command: Read More...
I’ve got a couple of requests to upload the Arduino Code for my Motion Controlled Dolly again. Since I’ve updated my homepage, some of the old Blog links and resources do not work anymore. Therefore I repost the whole thing again:
Here is the final code for my Motion Controlled Dolly (based on Arduino and Easydriver) with super smooth acceleration and deceleration ramp: You can download it here: Arduino Sketch ver.03
(you’ll also need to download the „Accel-Stepper library“ v1.5 from Mike McCauley) A big thank you goes to the programmer Brian Schmalz from www.schmalzhaus.com
The motor I’ve used is a hybrid stepper motor from Trinamic that is optimized for micro stepping. The code works out of the box with this motor: QSH4218-51-049 (I’ve got it from www.reichelt.de
for EUR 29,- ) If you use a different motor you might have to ... Read More...
The new version of DaVinci Resolve 10 is finally out there and it works now very good with the „Magic Lantern RAW“ footage from a Canon 5D Mark III. No more fringing or aliasing in the footage! The quality is just amazing!
Some great footage from Andre Meyer can be seen here: Beauty in Nature (5D MK3 RAW)
If you want to learn DaVinci Resolve I can highly recommend the video tutorial „DaVinci Resolve 9 Core Training“ by Alexis Hurkman found on rippletraining.com
I worked as 1st AC with Frank Glencairn and Lukas Schuler for „The One“ - First Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Shortfilm. We had a great time together during this 2 day shoot with plenty of coffee.
Since Im too tired to write now :-) read Frank’s full blog post here: THE1
Here is the shortfilm on vimeo: BMPCC Shortfilm
Just finished building our 2nd editing / color grading suite. The old trusty Pentium 4 was way too old and had to be replaced with something faster. I’m still doing my main work on a 17“ MacBook Pro but I’m toying with the idea of getting a full fledged new iMac (late 2012) in july.
Yay! - The sun is shining again, enough with the rain! Caro is flying.