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Really nice use of Tilt-shift as an effect in video

Really innovative work from Keith Loutit in Signapore

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Great short film: Nuit Blanche

Nuit Blanche from Spy Films on Vimeo.

This is a great little film, wonderful portfolio piece. It does a great job at establishing a look and a mood. I love that Spy Films also put their Making Of on Vimeo as well. It shows exactly how much work went into it.

(via ProVideo

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Nice typography-based motion graphics design work

Flickermood 2.0 from Sebastian Lange on Vimeo.

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Don’t install QT 7.4 on your production machines!

[Via Slashdot: Apple QuickTime DRM Disables Video Editing Apps]

According to numerous posts on Apples discussion forums several threads of which have been deleted by Apple, as well as a number of popular video editing blogs, Apples recent QT 7.4 update does more than just enable iTunes video rentals — it also disables Adobes professional After Effects video editing software. Attempting to render video files after the update results in a DRM permissions error. Unfortunately, it is not possible to roll back to a previous version of QT without doing a full OSX reinstall. Previous QT updates have also been known to have severe issues with pro video editing apps.

Of course, you knew never to install any software or OS update (mac or windows) without first waiting to see if there were any reports of problems, right?

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recreating Omaha Beach with 3 people

[via Stu Maschwitz]

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Preserving Digital films

Most of us are probably dealing with this on a much smaller scale. I’ve got a bank of drives sitting around with old projects on them. I should be cycling them periodically, but I don’t always get to it. I’ve got some random old video file formats that I’m not sure how much longer I’ll be able to read. I’ve got stacks of minidiscs, DV and DAT tapes lying around. Plus tons of old CDRs and DVDRs will backups on them. I’ve had some scares. There was a recording session for transPacific that I’d archived to hard drive and also to about 40 DVDs. At one point, I needed some files, so I grabbed the DVDs. NONE of them worked. Luckily, the drive was still good and I was able to copy the files.

Imagine now that over in Hollywood, they are producing 100s of Gigabytes a day. What the hell do they do with it? This article from the New York times is interesting, but I’d love to see an in-depth interview with a major film studio data wrangler.

The Afterlife Is Expensive for Digital Movies – New York Times

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Flash Player 10 Astro Sneak Peek at MAX Chicago 2007 Keynote

Jumpcut – Flash Player 10 Astro Sneak Peek at MAX Chicago 2007 Keynote

The last part is my favorite part of course!

via Aral Balkan

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Come see my talk at the MAX conference

Image and Video Processing using Adobe Image Foundation’s Toolkit for Flash

Skill: Intermediate

Discover a new language for image and video processing (developed by Adobe Image Foundation) that will soon be available on Adobe Labs. In this session, we will demonstrate tools for writing and testing the language, explain how to write efficient algorithms, and share examples of the possibilities for development. We’ll also show how these tools were used to create some of the video processing effects shipping in Adobe After Effects CS3.

  • Wednesday, October 3, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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speaking of after effects and typeography

I’ve been thinking of the jumpy text thing that everyone was doing for a while. So, a few minutes with the wiggler and some animation presets later and…

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After Effects Portal: Tutorials

After Effects Portal: Tutorials

Nice collection of links to After Effects tutorials on-line.

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