Happy Canadian Thanksgiving! We don't have great electronics sales on our Thanksgiving weekend, but we do a fine job of gorging ourselves on Turkey. While I'm sitting on the sofa in a tryptophan induced sleep from Turkey, here is some reading material that will make you smarter.
3 Ways to Get More Editing Work Through Online Media. A great post by Kylee Wall that talks about the importance of building your online presence and how to go about getting started with Twitter, blogging, and building a professional looking website.
Exclusive – Canon confirm 1D C 4K DSLR is identical hardware to a 1D X. Looks like a $7,000 firmware upgrade is the only difference between the two cameras. While I'm not sure about the ethics of Canon's move, I am sure that the firmware hacking is set to begin.
39 Tutorials to Learn the Basics of After Effects. The New Boston put together this series of tutorials covering the basics of the ubiquitous compositing program: After Effects.
7 Filmmaking Tools that Only Cost $1. Fun tips from the Frugal Filmmaker. If these aren't enough tips, it's worth visiting his YouTube channel for more ways to stretch your dollar.
Build a Mountain Lion Hackintosh w/ Thunderbolt That's Faster Than a Mac Pro -- for Half the Price. I have zero need tor this, but I do have a foolish desire to make one. If I break down, this is all the reading I'll need.
Getting started with the Blackmagic Camera raw in Davinci Resolve. Over on Philip Bloom's blog, Dan Moran has put together a great free tutorial on getting started with Resolve. This one should come in useful for new users of the Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera.
Surviving The New Fall Season: A Showrunner’s Perspective. The heavily hyped new show, My Generation, was cancelled after two episodes, or eight days. This post details the short journey of this showrunner, and provides some perspective on a system that is obviously very broken. There has to be a better way to create and fund new TV shows.
5 Handy Mobile Apps to Help Make Your Filmmaking Endeavors More Productive. Some good tools to make sure that your iPhone or iPad earns its keep on set.
'Tears of Steel': a Completely Open Source Live Action/CG Sci-Fi Film. The Blender Foundation just released its fourth completely open sourced film. The entire creation pipeline in the studio, used only free/open source software, and the film has been released under a Creative Commons License. It's pretty amazing what they've done.
Why I have moved over to Adobe Premiere CS6 from Final Cut 7. Another tale of why a major thought leader has switched camps.
P.S. - We published a post that details 6 reasons Apple could abandon the pro-video market.