| 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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| Posted by John Montgomery | May 1, 2007
Shooting a Zombie!

Shooting a Zombie!

So we are on Day 3 – and back at the same location as yesterday. This is a fun day we shoot arrows through our Zombie and then blow him up! This will of course involve a few visual effects … Continued

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| Posted by John Montgomery | April 30, 2007
Day two

Day two

Zombie Drive through !!! On the way to the shoot this morning – Richard – or Zombie – wanted breakfast after being in the makeup chair for hours (since 4 am) We figured … why not try the drive via … Continued

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| Posted by John Montgomery | April 30, 2007
Day One

Day One

Production is off to a great start. Today is filming in a residential street which we needed to both lock down and then make look like a bomb zone. Most of the filming today was from the Viper Camera with … Continued

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