| Posted by John Montgomery | June 4, 2007
I promise I’ll get back on track but…

I promise I’ll get back on track but…

For those in fxphd who have been doing various things with multiple images and 3D models – especially last term with 3D tracking and photogrammerty,… if you have not seen this video from the ted.com conference it is worth watching … Continued

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| Posted by John Montgomery | May 29, 2007
Oh that’s got to hurt !

Oh that’s got to hurt !

So this weekend we did an incredible stunt shoot for fxphd. We were incredibly lucky to get Tony Lynch and a great team of professional stunt guys to work with us. These guy’s film credits are an amazing body of … Continued

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| Posted by John Montgomery | May 22, 2007
Bling

Bling

Wow I just got home and more DVDs from the Academy – you know it is Emmy season when your mail box fills – not that I am complaining 🙂 – it is great way to see shows you may … Continued

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| Posted by John Montgomery | May 22, 2007
SMPTE – post NAB thing at 1000fps

SMPTE – post NAB thing at 1000fps

I went to a SMPTE post NAB thing the other night… it was a break down of technical innovation from the conference last month… and I ran into Phiroze Dalal from Vision Research. I had seen these guys when I … Continued

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| Posted by John Montgomery | May 15, 2007
Audio part 2

Audio part 2

In the office I like the 901 from db technologies. db Technologies PU 901M, UHF wireless system has 16 alternative frequencies, digital pilot transmission with digital squelch control and battery status control (which is SO helpful) , with XLR out. … Continued

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| Posted by John Montgomery | May 14, 2007
Field Audio Recording

Field Audio Recording

Following on from yesterday: For field recording we have two mic options – lapel mic and a base of hand held mic option. Both send back to a Azden battery operated – camera mounted Receiver. 200UPR Receiver Frequency Range UHF … Continued

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| Posted by John Montgomery | May 12, 2007
The importance of Audio

The importance of Audio

So this is a lesson I learnt the hard way. Audio matters. I now notice that when audio is bad, I tune out… let me give you two examples first from Leo and Amber’s Net@nite. Part way through Leo screws … Continued

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| Posted by John Montgomery | May 11, 2007
More Production – the New fxguidetv

More Production – the New fxguidetv

So in a week filled with trying to catch up after being sick… (working on matte painting, flame and bkd classes) But most imterestingly we started production on our new magazine HD web TV show… fxguidetv The show was primarily … Continued

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| Posted by John Montgomery | May 4, 2007
what’s next?

what’s next?

No sooner had we finished on the bid Zombie shoot – and taken a day to return gear etc… then we were in preproduction for our next fxphd shoot. Now I can’t give away the details until next week.. but … Continued

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| Posted by John Montgomery | May 3, 2007
Last day of the shoot

Last day of the shoot

So we have now finished the shoot. The shoot has really served two purposes. 1) the film itself of course, which is really interesting and a great story. 2) The making of… for use this term and next. For the … Continued

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