Sunday, March 27, 2011


Today Federica Gianni's short 'Change Me to Me' Screened at The Boston Underground Film Festival!!!! SHIT YEAH!!

Here's a link (for posterity) to the program:

Looking back at all the old stuff. . .

Man. . . I was just looking back at some of my backups from when I was a student at THE NEW YORK FILM ACADEMY a couple of years ago (2007, to be exact). . .

And here's an interesting story about a film that I want to redo/recut/recapture. . .

I had just watched the 'LYNCH' documentary at The IFC Center (formerly the Waverly, I guess), and was feeling pretty stoked on making movies. . . and as I stepped out the door on my way to the train, the ENTIRE script for Eugene and the Neighbor popped into my head, fully formed.

It was pretty exciting. . . I couldn't believe it. . . it just kinda HAPPENED. . . which was awesome. We shot it as a school project, had some problems with production, had MORE problems with post. .. and it was pretty much all my fault. . . I didn't really take it as seriously as I should have (ya know, being a student and all).

But the long and short of it is ideas can hit you ANYWHERE. . . and the 60 feet from the Theater to the train was just enough time for me to come up with a complete script, from start to finish.

Go figure.


Thursday, March 24, 2011

The Basics of Video Editing Part III & IV

Lightworks is both OUT and READY FOR PRIMETIME

There's a review of the new Lightworks over at Lifehacker, and it's pretty glowing. From the article:

If you're looking for capable video editing software on a budget (or not), Lightworks is definitely worth checking out (if you're a windows user, at least).

Also, on their website, they claim Stereoscopic support. . . I obviously haven't had a chance to try it, but here's what the site says:

Lightworks introduced the stereo video track to automatically sync left and right eye media files seamlessly in the background. Edit with stereoscopic media in any supported format, without the need for new muxed files, and without the need to change your workflow.

Well, there you have it. According to Editshare's website, it's in public beta, and can be grabbed HERE(registration required).

Visualizing the XYZ Color Space

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

STORM: An Introduction

So yeah. . . STORM is the Future of RED. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise.

if you don't know what I'm talkin' about, click here.

To download the Beta, click here. (Sign In Required)

This is where I work:

Feathers from Mark L. Pederson on Vimeo.

This was shot with the RED EPIC the day I started working for Offhollywood. . . FTFW.

The Basics of Video Editing: Part II

Video Download Helper FTFW

Video Download Helper is one of those little secrets tool I keep in my SUPER-DUPER POST GUY UTILITY BELT. . . but now that the yahoos over at PVC have let the cat out of the bag, I guess I'll post about it. . .

IN A NUTSHELL: You can download 90% of the flash video content on the internet.

Get it NOW. It's the only reason I still have Firefox installed on my machine.

From PVC

Basics of Video Editing: Part 1

from Lifehacker

Videoguys NLE Storage FAQ!

This is an AWESOME (but a little dated) FAQ about storage for your NLE system. . . Definitely worth the read!! Click the image for link!!

(From PVC)


Paramount to Release film on Bittorrent! (From Slashdot)

8mm Transfer with 5D MkII Howto

I recently bought a friend of mine & her husband a 16mm Camera as a wedding present (I suck for not having sent it to you guys yet!!), and I'll be curious to see how their footage comes out after they've done something like this to transfer it on the cheap.

Here's an example of what the output looks like:

from Gizmodo

"COPY" Official Videoclip from yasudatakahiro on Vimeo.

Artist: 快速東京-KaisokuTokyo
Music: コピー-Copy

A Movie A Day - Backlog & Recap

So. . .

Yeah. I wasn't able to do a Movie A Day for a year. It was tough. . . I ended being quite busy (which, in retrospect, was a good thing.)

So. . . here's a list of movies that I never added to the list. I think I can stop posting these now. . . but suffice to say that I watch A LOT of movies. . . and whenever I find one that's worth watching, I'll post the trailer. That seems like a fair trade.

Here's a list of things I've seen recently, with Wikipedia links (click titles for link)

Blood Into Wine
Branded to Kill
The Girl Who Played With Fire
44 Inch Chest
The Lost Boys
Dhoom 2

Get Shorty
The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest
The Sting
Ghost in the Shell
Code 46