Thursday, September 29, 2011

Blended - Amazon Wireless

If you are like me, sometimes you get so frustrated with your cell phone, that you want to cause it physical harm. For this Amazon Wireless spot, I decided to torture a poor old Blackberry with a kitchen blender. The results? One crazy cell phone concoction. Drink it in:)

Written, Directed and Edited by: Michael Eggert
Original Score by: Marty Vites
Voice Over by: Thomas Meaney

Special thanks to Laurie for letting me "borrow" her cell phone:)

Shot on a hacked Panasonic GH1 at ISO 100, 23.976 fps, with a Canon FL 55mm f1.2, Rainbow Imaging FL/FD Adapter and Fader ND.

Benro C-298M8 Carbon HVC Flexpod.

Sansdisk Extreme Class 10 SDHC Card.

Shot on location in Woodland Hills, Ca.

Edited in Final Cut Pro.

Composited in After Effects.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Tangent Devices Element

Debuting at IBC 2011 in Amsterdam, the new Tanget Devices Element control surface, is a gorgeous device aimed squarely at the ever growing lower cost color grading market. Formed from solid laser cut aluminum, the Element looks like a great alternative to the venerable JL Cooper Eclipse.

Featuring OLED alphanumeric displays and magnetic snapping for aligning up to four modules. Expected to sell for around $3,500.00 for the fully loaded 4 panel version.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Hack The Planet

Recently, I came to the realization that I am a Hacker. Not to be confused with the stereotypical Russian hacker, who with some cool cryptic name, hacks away in a basement in Moscow, endlessly fueled by a steady stream of Stolichnaya and Malboro Lights. I like to think I am more of a "Freedom Hacker". Hacking gadgets and computers not for nefarious reasons, but rather for advancing the quality of life and artistic pursuits. I have no idea how to hack into a Swiss bank account, but what it comes to hacking a camera or a computer, I am good to go.

Over the past couple of years I have hacked a variety of devices. My first hacking experience was hacking Dell Mini 9 net-book's into fully functional OSX Macintoshes. After that, I built a Hackintosh super computer, that was faster and far cheaper than anything that was being offered by Apple. Then I hacked my Panasonic GH1 cameras, to fully unlock their amazing potential that was originally hindered by the manufacturer. I even went so far as to take an iPod Nano and turn it into an iWatch. And most recently, I hacked (rooted) my EVO 4G, to turn it into a free wifi hotspot.

To quote my boy Crash Override, "Hack The Planet!!!"