Category Archives: Production

Interview with George Lucas 2015

In 1977, I was blown away as a child after seeing the original Star Wars. It was realistic (for whatever references there had been established by other Sci-Fi movies) and it had a great story. In the days of modest … Continue reading

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The Student Films of Famous Directors

I really enjoyed this post about top director’s student films. It helps students see what worked and what didn’t. They are timeless in idea and technique with resources available to them. Click on the above image (from Spike Lee’s Joe’s … Continue reading

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The Harryhausen Chronicles

Ray Harryhausen moved from his native England to Los Angeles as a child. Being inspired by the original King Kong (1933), he made various short subject stop motion films. After WWII, he worked on the Oscar winning Mighty Joe Young … Continue reading

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The Endless Summer (1966) Revisited

Surf movies have always been a very important medium for surfing. And their influence on the spread of surfing should not be underestimated. It was surf movies that first made the sport visible to people around the globe. Movies like … Continue reading

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Fujifilm Receives Academy Award® for Its Contribution to Motion Pictures

At a special awards dinner held in Los Angeles on February 11, 2012. The Academy’s Scientific and Technical Awards honor people and companies whose discoveries and innovations have contributed in significant, outstanding and lasting ways to motion pictures. FUJIFILM RECORDING … Continue reading

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How to Make Your Laptop and Even Your Desktop Faster with SSD for Film/Video Applications

Solid State Drives have been around for a while! The fact that there are no moving parts (e.g. like a hard drive mechanics) makes them ideal for use in storing footage for cameras and audio files for recordings. Why not … Continue reading

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Ring Soft Light for the DSLR

A ring light is a circular light with a hole in the center for a camera’s lens to fit through. It was originally invented in 1952 by a dentist in order to take close up photos of his patients’ teeth … Continue reading

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The DSLR Cinematography Guide

I was really impressed by this site and it’s information on DSLR cameras and their  operation! There is a great book by the host of the site and I was referred to this page by a colleague who teaches DSLR  … Continue reading

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Kodak Vision 3 5ooT

In the last Green Ninja Episode 2, we decided to shoot Kodak’s 35mm Vision 3 500T. We used the ARRI 435 with Panavision lenses. VISION3 500T Film gives one more control and flexibility at every phase of the filmmaking process … Continue reading

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