| Posted by John Montgomery | January 4, 2008
New Year – New Sets

New Year – New Sets

We have expanded again at the fxphd studios and built a new set. This new permanent set is for this terms Photography for VFX and the new IT courses. Both courses require some space and we decided to design and … Continued

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| Posted by John Montgomery | December 18, 2007
Bad Red footage

Bad Red footage

It is hard sometimes to shoot bad stuff, but in response to requests in the RED course, we have been shooting bad blue screen. Given the Bayer pattern on the sensor, the response to light and a few other things … Continued

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| Posted by John Montgomery | December 11, 2007
Lens adaptors

Lens adaptors

This week’s upcoming fxphd, we are looking at 35mm lens adaptors. Which is also a great way to drink cocktails while working. We did not do a shoot out but we did try and show a range of options and … Continued

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| Posted by John Montgomery | December 5, 2007
Mr Tim Wheeler

Mr Tim Wheeler

It is hard to not just post stills from our photography course here each week – clearly they lend themselves to this production blog. We just finished shooting another class and while I posted a few of these for the … Continued

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| Posted by John Montgomery | November 30, 2007
As this is our production blog…

As this is our production blog…

As we have just posted our 100th podcast on fxguide.com, and this is our production blog, I figured I would give you guys some facts and figures Jimmy and I worked out before recording this week’s podcast. This week alone … Continued

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| Posted by John Montgomery | November 28, 2007
We Love the HVX-200 and FireStore

We Love the HVX-200 and FireStore

I’d like to add to Mike’s post a bit because what we love about our workflow is our P2 camera — and not really P2 per se. To be fair, we don’t use P2 files that much in our workflow … Continued

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| Posted by John Montgomery | November 23, 2007
We love P2

We love P2

Production continues with fxguidetv – Ep 18 is out and we record Ep 19 on Monday. The next ep will cover Beowulf. We had a great chat the other day with Barry from DVXUser. We both use the P2 in … Continued

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| Posted by John Montgomery | November 8, 2007
Fox Backlot filming

Fox Backlot filming

The production courses are going brilliantly at fxphd – they are some of the most popular courses this term. We have continued to filming to produce material for the courses. A recent shoot for fxphd took over the backlot at … Continued

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| Posted by John Montgomery | October 18, 2007
Real DV Rebel Guys

Real DV Rebel Guys

In this term’s DV Rebel’s Guide course at fxphd, we will be dropping in from time to time on the film makers from the new independent film Gabriel. Made for a song but then sold to Sony Pictures in LA, … Continued

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