Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Voigtländer Nokton 25mm f0.95

This would make a great Christmas present to any GH1/GH2/AF100 owner. A ridiculously fast f0.95, 25mm, MicroFourThirds wunder lens. That is stupid fast. All this low light sexiness can be your for about $1,000 bucks.

Voigtländer Nokton 25mm f0.95 MFT

Come on Santa, I've been nice. Really:)

3D Freeze Frame

Did a cool 3D shoot at CSUN last night. Wanted to try out my new IGUS camera slider. This shot is going to be in 3D with a time freeze element. Which means lots of rotoscoping. Yikes. Take a look at the frame grab above to get an idea of what the final is going to look like. You will need to view with the Red/Cyan glasses.

Take that James Cameron:)

Monday, October 18, 2010

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iRack 1.0 Rack Focus Tutorial

I just uploaded the After Effects Rack Focus/ iRack 1.0 video tutorial. You can watch it here on Pixelphile TV.

For more information and to download iRack 1.0, check out my previous post.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

GH1 Hack Slow Motion

Panasonic Lumix GH1 hacked to GH13. 48,000,000 for Video Bitrate FHD/SH, and 50,000,000 Overall Bitrate. Shot at 60p at 125/sec. Conformed in Cinema Tools to 23.976. Edited in Final Cut Pro. Color graded in After Effects.

Canon FL 55mm f1.2, Canon FL 135 f2.5, Kiron 28mm f2.0, Rainbow Imaging FL/FD Adapter, Sandisk Extreme 16GB Class 10 Card.

Shot at CSUN with my ART 352 students, featuring Brandon.

Music: Tomoyasu Hotei - Battle Without Honor or Humanity

Watch in HD on Vimeo.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Backyard 3D Anaglyph

I was helping my friend Erin out with her computer today, and she was nice enough to help me out with a quick and dirty 3D test. You will need a pair of Red/Cyan glasses in order to view the photo, otherwise it will look a little strange.

Don't forget to go to Erin's "The Simultania Project" to sign up and participate.

To quote my buddy Nick Cage...Oh bitchin', is this in 3D? "No, but your face is."

Steve's Camera Service

Recently I had a problem with my old Canon FL 35mm f2 lens. I took it over to Steve at Steve's Camera Service Center and got it fixed in about twenty minutes. If you have old manual lenses or vintage camera bodies and you need some servicing, the only place to go to in Los Angeles would be Steve's. Nice guys, fast service, what more could you ask for?

Tell them Mike from Pixelphile sent you.

Steve's Camera Service Center
4355 South Sepulvada Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90230
Sat: 10am-2pm

Sunday, October 10, 2010

3D Glasses

Recently received a shipment of 100 pairs of 3D glasses. Ramping up for teaching a couple of classes in Stereoscopic 3D. Not really a big fan of 3D, but I think it is a valuable skill to have in today's visual effects market.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

iRack 1.0 Rack Focus

iRack 1.0 is a Rack Focus preset for After Effects CS3/CS4/CS5. With this preset you can add the look of a professional focus pull to any existing footage.

You can download iRack 1.0 here for FREE!!!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

The Simultania Project

A good friend of mine has a really cool video project that needs your help. I will be participating, and you should too.

The Simultania Project is about having different people from all over the world film the same 1-minute-moment in time on Saturday, November 13, and then assembling the resulting footage into a video installation that plays back all the simultaneous perspectives together and in sync.

The project is about Simultaneous Realities, the idea that the unfolding of one's own reality is happening in parallel with the unfolding of everyone else's. It's about realizing that other experiences of consciousness are occurring right now besides your own.

Be a part of the Simultania Project by supplying your point of view of the world during the 1-minute-moment on November 13, 2010!

Go here to find out more, and to sign up.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Cell Phone Wide Angle Macro Lens

Just received my cell phone Wide Angle/Macro Lens from China. Shipping took about a week, and it only costs about 10 bucks. It's a nifty little item that makes you feel a little like James Bond. You attach a magnetic ring to your camera's built in lens. Then you can stick on either a wide angle or macro lens depending on your needs. It even comes with a little lanyard and lens cap.

The quality is actually quite good, and it does in fact enhance the power of your cell phone's camera.

I bought mine from this guy. Xbus.

If you want to spend twice as much you can buy it from Photojojo.