An Interview with Philip Bloom, DSLR Filmaking its past and its future. Philip Bloom’s though

 An Interview with Philip Bloom, DSLR Filmaking its past and its future.

Philip Bloom’s thoughts and experiences around the culture of shooting with HDSLR’s is insightful. One of the best interviews I’ve heard that explains just how DSLRs came into where they are today for independent digital filmmaking.

Love the closing statement:  “The image quality is just too damn sexy to disappear”.

What Inspires Me:  Handmade Portraits – Liberty Vintage Motorcycles In a crowded Philadelphia garage

What Inspires Me:  Handmade Portraits – Liberty Vintage Motorcycles

In a crowded Philadelphia garage, Adam Cramer revives vintage motorcycles and the American tradition of grease-stained self-reliance.

Filmmaker Andrew David Watson’s vision is gritty, subdued, yet powerful.

In my opinion, excellent hdslr visuals and cinematic story telling.

HDSLR Color Grading – Before or After Found this informative video over at HDSLR Hub’s w

HDSLR Color Grading – Before or After

Found this informative video over at HDSLR Hub’s website.  Post production is as important as the shooting process itself.

The information provided appears to contradict what I’ve learned to date about using custom profiles in the production process.

The question I have though is how does this affect the footage when the clips are first transcoded to AVID DNxHD and/or Apple ProRes 422 10bit Digital Intermediates?

Does the additional headroom provided by doing this negate the color noise issues?

MPEG Streamclip Rocks!

MPEG Streamclip combined with AVID’s DNxHD and SD codec’s has got to be the best solution I’ve found to date to transcode HD & SD footage – even to convert DVD files..

MPEG Streamclip and AVID’s DNxHD codec should be two of the defacto post production tools for any HDSLR filmmaker.  Make sure you have Apple Quicktime Player installed as well.  My blog posting for why you should be using digital intermediates – specifically AVID DNxHD Intermediates – goes into detail as to why this is a near perfect post production workflow tool set solution.

If you’re not using this setup – you should be.

‘Nuff said.

What Inspires Me: Navy Swimmer Short by Shane Hurlbut ASC One of the best examples of documentary st

What Inspires Me: Navy Swimmer Short by Shane Hurlbut ASC

One of the best examples of documentary style shooting with a commercial slant – ie; advertising for the U.S. Navy.

Shane is known to shoot Canon 5DMkII’s as much as possible for his work.

Color grading is excellent, audio is clean, a perfect example of what’s possible with HDSLR’s in the hands of someone who knows how to use them.

OWN using HDSLR for part Of Network Series

The Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) has released a teaser for their new series “Master Class” on their website.

The video shows that the B-camera in the production of the series appears to be done completely on Canon DSLR’s with Redrock Micro support rails, matte boxes, Follow Focus and their new EVF – The full teaser in MP4 format can be downloaded and viewed from the OWN website at http://goo.gl/2sUIm.  Primary A-Roll camera is confirmed to be using a Red camera.

In QT player, you can clearly see the setups at TC 1:30 and 2:29.

The camera at timecode 2:39 shows the RED as the primary camera.

The image quality is outstanding as I originally saw this teaser on cable with a HDTV and went searching for the web version of the teaser.  The image quality more than held up to “broadcast” standards – especially intercut with the RED footage  I’m curious as to their post production workflow as well.

With all the money there disposal, this is a major announcement to prove DSLR video is really ready for broadcast.