I have been shooting a feature film called No Ordinary Hero with the new Canon 5D Mk III using the clean video output to an Atomos Ninja 2 and recording to ProRes 422 Hq. This was a conscious choice for several reasons, the main one being that we have a dozen or so FX shots, mostly green screen composites and we needed the fattest “negative” our low budget film could afford...
Maybe it was the toxic convergence of celebrity worship, hyper-materialism, shitty parenting, and Adderall: Starting in late 2008, a gang of spoiled Valley kids walked into the unlocked homes o fParis Hilton, Rachel Bilson, Audrina Patridge, and others, pilfering over $3 million in designer clothing, jewelry, artwork, and Brian Austin Green's handgun. Inspired by Nancy Jo Sales's March 2010 Vanity Fair article on the real-life criminals, Lost in Translation auteur Sofia Coppola's artful, thrilling The Bling Ring taps into the arrogance and ennui of this teen mob. It's not so much this season's hedonistic answer to Spring Breakers as it is a post-Internet-generational The King of Comedy, with all that film's sadness, insolence, and absurdity.
"It just felt like a movie, so foreign and crazy and of our time," Coppola says of the true-life tale, phoning up earlier this month before the film'sCannes premiere. "I liked that tradition of teen movies where they get in trouble, but this one seemed unique to our culture today. It couldn't have happened in another era. The more I met the journalist and read all the transcripts from the real kids, it just intrigued me to know more about what they were thinking."
Director Ryan Lightbourn dropped out of film school and decided to strike out on his own, making films and music videos with gear he bought himself. Having just recently finished his first feature film Sleepwalkers, Ryan decided to let us behind the scenes, explaining his process as he made his film using an array of different types of gear, including the RED SCARLET, the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera, and the 5D Mark III.
Numerous setbacks and rumored money squabbling earlier this year appeared to have rendered the long-awaited Entourage movie dead in the water. More recently, however, the returning ensemble cast reportedly signed their respective deals and the show’s creator/film’s director, Doug Ellin, assured fans that the movie was still “a go.”
But considering the show’s loyal contingent of supporters had become accustomed to hearing such promises over the years, they remained understandably skeptical. Now those faithful followers finally have something solid to hang their hats on, as Ellin confirmed a production start date of January 16, 2014.
Back Bone has announced a face plate lens adapter for the GoPro Hero 3 camera. It looks like they have both C-Mount and Nikon mount adapters. This requires some minor surgery to the camera but should be well worth the effort. Finally we can use real glass on these puppies! Back Bone has no release date or price just yet. Here is a rip from the website. A Big THANKS! to @EricDiosay for the lead.
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