| Posted by John Montgomery | September 12, 2007
RED Courses

RED Courses

We have started filming for the RED courses. In this class we will be dealing with mounting the camera – everything from tripods to Steadicam. The RED course is one of 21 courses at fxphd (12 of which will be … Continued

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| Posted by John Montgomery | September 8, 2007
testing continues

testing continues

We are continuing to test the RED – this was a bit of fun – we hooked the HDMI output to a 50″ plasma – world’s largest video assist ! This week we also do steadicam, rigging and res charts.

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| Posted by John Montgomery | September 3, 2007
copyright violation or cool?

copyright violation or cool?

As you guys have all no doubt seen I posted to the front page of fxguide rather than here the actual photos from the RED day and the first day of fxphd production. But I wanted to share something what … Continued

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| Posted by John Montgomery | August 31, 2007
RED Countdown

RED Countdown

Writing this from a hotel in the OC – California. Tomorrow we pick up the RED camera and have a day of RED training. Tomorrow we are training and then Saturday we start filming tests for fxphd. Check back tomorrow … Continued

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| Posted by John Montgomery | August 19, 2007
fxphd production continues

fxphd production continues

We are back into fxphd production. We are having a great time filming material for upcoming episodes. Actually this was fun as it was a P2 pilot – filmed by our P2 crew ! It was cool comparing notes. :-)\ … Continued

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| Posted by John Montgomery | August 11, 2007
SIGGRAPH2007 production – part 1

SIGGRAPH2007 production – part 1

Doing 8 shows in five days took a considerable effort but thanks to the HVX200, Firestore, Final Cut Pro, and a great fxphd crew the process was made a bit easier. In part one of a behind the scenes look … Continued

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| Posted by John Montgomery | August 6, 2007
Siggraph starts

Siggraph starts

We are in San Diego ! Siggraph started for us today, with a brilliant presentation called “Anyone Can Cook Inside Ratatouille’s Kitchen”, by the nice folks from Pixar. What made this entire morning session so interesting was it’s focused discussion … Continued

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| Posted by John Montgomery | August 2, 2007
On the road to Siggraph

On the road to Siggraph

Pixar makes me smile – what a great place – doing great work – it brings out the kid in all of us ! So we are on the road to Siggraph – Via San Fran. We were at ILM … Continued

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| Posted by John Montgomery | July 29, 2007
flame masterclass in Beijing

flame masterclass in Beijing

Next stop on the flame+smoke masterclass tour: Beijing. Great turnout on this stop — really amazing.The audience was filled with note-taking artists. We provided course notes to all the participants — but also gave them a download link to get … Continued

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| Posted by John Montgomery | July 28, 2007
More Apple 1

More Apple 1

So just a follow up from the Ted iphone photo – a few people emailed and commented that they had not seen an Apple 1 and how did Ted’s photo come out.. you asked and here it is – From … Continued

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