Cool Tools: Techni Ice Gel Packs: ” Techni Ice Gel packs are high tech ice packs that are literally very cool. A full sheet is made up of 4 x 6 2’ cells with the full size of the sheet at 11’x16’. The main difference between these sheets and the usual ice bricks are that they cover a significant larger surface area, they flex so you can wrap them around things, they occupy less vertical space in the cooler leaving more room for cargo, and they just hold the cold longer. These will be your best friend shooting RED in the desert.
Interesting noise tests looking at the noise floor of different ISO values based on this article: Marvels Film Production.
This is the video version: From SMB Productions.
As far as I understand, in the 5D and 7D they have
optimized 100-200-400-800 ISO etc. and for 1/3 stops they made a +/- change in the gain which affects noise level and highlight detail slightly.
Looking forward to seeing the outcome. Rodney Charters test
Cord Pro is a great way to keep cables organized. They seem to be a staple of the Swedish film industry. Why we never use them in the states is beyond me.
Two Choices for Rates and Cheap Isn’t One of Them “It happens when you start off doing design work. You are never sure about the price you should set so you lowball your services. Clients jump on the price and we all like having clients because to us clients equal paychecks which equal happiness. However, it doesn’t work like this. In one way or another clients cause stress. Maybe it’s due to deadlines or them not listening, but nobody has a 100% track record of stress free clients. When you work for cheap you will find yourself questioning why you are even bothering putting this mu…” Whose with me?
This documentary project for UR which has had me in Stockholm, Sweden for the past two and a half months has introduced me to some extremely talented filmmakers.
Frida Kempff and Camilla Skagerström were awarded the Short Film Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival for their work on a documentary entitled “Micky Bader” (“Bathing Micky” in english). Swedish Film Institute info on the film.
Our sound man, Jonas Rudels, worked on the production sound for the “Wallander” series which won the BAFTA for Best Sound in 2009 and was nominated for the same award in 2010. 100% of the people I work with on a daily basis have won major awards for their work in the industry. Craziness.