Watch previous episodes of ON THE COUCH & ON THE GO by clicking here! Visit our Vimeo and YouTube playlists, and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes! In this latest episode of ON THE COUCH, visual effects whiz kid turned director Hasraf “Haz” Dullul talks about how he made his way into securing a feature film deal, after spending years working for visual effects companies in the post production department of various feature films. He successfully created a number of short films that garnered a lot of attention online, most notably “Project Kronos” and his latest short film “SYNC”, both available on Vimeo. He talks about how he manages to create incredibly high production value with small budgets, and how his background in post production helps him “making effects look expensive” when they actually often aren’t. Check back mid next week for the 2nd part of this episode, when we will see more behind the scenes on Haz’s short films and how he achieves his distinct look. Also check out his short films here: Watch all other episodes of ON THE COUCH so far by clicking here! Please visit our sponsors’ websites to keep new episodes of ON THE COUCH coming! Thanks to G-Technology, Røde Microphones, Movidiam, FilmConvert & F&V.Read more
The price of the EOS-M has dropped several times this year. Now that the much more expensive Sony a7 has proven to have its flaws it might be a good time to consider the most affordable HDSLR again: Now it’s at $299 including the 18-55mm kit lens. That’s a really nice deal considering that it’s basically a Canon T4i/650DRead more
One could certainly argue about which DSLRs are best for video, but it’s a fact that these three are the most popular and still valid choices in 2013. This makes today’s big discount on these cameras at B&H a very welcome one. These after cart checkout deals will show up once you start the payment process. [UPDATE]: B&H has now also added a deal for the Canon EOS 6D. The 6D has some aliasing issues but does have a large sensor just like the 5D if that look is what you’re into: (Note: The offers end on October 26th)Read more
It looks like the Avid people thought what Adobe did last week was a good idea. Here’s another 50% off deal in response to the problematic start of Apple’s new Final Cut Pro X. Excerpt from Avid press release: In response to your feedback, we are extending the cross-grade to Media Composer – through September. Final Cut Pro (excluding FCP X) users can get Media Composer 5.5 at the promotional price of $995 USD. What’s more, you’ll get free Avid Media Composer for Final Cut Pro Users online training from Class on Demand (a $100 USD value) So the question for many of us is: Learn FCPX, learn Premiere CS or learn Avid MC? I haven’t decided yet, what’s your choice? Definitely a good idea to make this decision while the competition is hot. Here’s how you can get Avid Media Composer 5.5 for $995 (or 800€): – Go to the Avid Store, add item(s) to cart and checkout. – Enter FCP serial number and email address in this form. – Enter the discount code (you’ll receive it in your email) in Avid Store checkout. Through other resellers Avid Media Composer 5.5 currently costs about $2000. Offer expires September 30, 2011Read more
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