2008年5月22日 星期四

The power of editing.....

這裡有三個perfect examples of the power of editing...
1: 1964:Mary Poppins/ 歡樂滿人間: 是一部適合闔家觀賞的老電影!

然後下面是recut版本>>it become a "Scary Mary" XD... what a great editing....

2:每個人都看過的Stanley Kubrick導演/Jack Nicholson主演 1980的經典恐怖之作Shining / 鬼店,下面是一小片段

然而經過好萊塢式的家庭溫馨劇情trailer recut>> wow......

3:5,6年級生的TOP GUN...

And here is the recut.....XD this is super...

2008年5月20日 星期二

北美館 伊東豊雄:衍生的秩序, 5/25最後一天

伊東豊雄在北美館展覽衍生的秩序,昨日Maggie抽空先看了, 大受好評......

5/25最後一天, 請把握! (星期六晚上17:30後免費入場)

"哈日摩人-其實是「哈!日摩人」"有蠻多的介紹, 感謝阿日王....
Check it out

Opencut project 1.0 : Susannah

你想嘗試一部電影短片剪接從開始到結束, 卻苦無素材嗎?想嘗試最新的Red footage與剪接流程?想為自己增加一件剪接作品在showreel上, 甚至有機會參加些影展??
日前在Stu的blog上看到一個不錯的資訊關於Opencut project 1.0 : Susannah
Opencut project 1.0 : Susannah

"Susannah" 是該部短片名,現在公開開放給全世界artists作剪接, 導演是Evan Nicholas, 執行製作是Joe Carnahan, Torrey Loomis. 大致上內容是講兩個壞男人在荒野中的汽車旅館裡為了一個女人去互砍的故事, 聽起來非常普通, 但透過不同的剪接去敘述一個故事(完整腳本). 也是本片想要嘗試實驗的部份....
該片是以4K Red One Camera在去年12月拍攝完成. May 18th/ 2008開放申請, 費用20或25美金, 然後寄硬碟去Opencut並Copy約160GB的Red footage, 約5月底Opencut會統一寄出所有參加者硬碟. 6月底要完成所有剪接輸出h264 720p或1080p到VUZE (約完整一個月).
優勝者可以獲得的實質獎品是AJA IO HD from Silverado.


Red Camera似乎有攻城掠地之勢逐漸去影響film production industry...
Opencut project優點...mmm...我想還蠻多的...
至於缺點, Opencut似乎要求使用Apple Final Cut studio進行剪接, 因為Red workflow目前在Apple Final Cut Pro上運行為主, 其實可以透過Redcine進行transcode供PC平台剪接.
網路上已經開始有很些討論, 其中一篇在reduser上...check it out!
but like stu said "it's a great way to get your hands on some professionally-shot RED One footage to practice your color grading as well!"


UPDATE: Don't ignore (as I nearly did) the other awesome aspect of this—it's a great way to get your hands on some professionally-shot RED One footage to practice your color grading as well! From the looks of it, the contest is not strictly limited to picture cutting—your finished film will aparently be evaluated for polish and creativity in sound, music, and color as well.

UPDATE UPDATE: You'll notice a comment below from Torrey Loomis, Project Director of OpenCut, addressing many of your questions and concerns. Here's a salient snippet:
We've included an Ubernote to the resources section denoting that this project is NOT limited to Mac.

Second, we've changed the upload requirements to h.264 720p or 1080p. ProRes is not required.

This project is open to anyone--PC or Mac, period.

2008年5月18日 星期日

What is Wavlet compression?

One day chat with Jeff about Wavlet compression? It was my first time to hear "Wavlet", Here is Wavlet info on WiKi.....
And the Red One Camera's compression codec actually base on wavlet theory to enable 4K data rate record into memory media...

便宜有效去拍攝dolly shot效果

About Dolly Shot on WiKi....

2008年5月16日 星期五

Real World Video Compression

我以前在SVA的dv老闆Andy Beach, 最近出版一本關於digital video compression的書叫"Real World Video Compression", Andy是一個digital video expert, 也曾經為Apple quicktime開發壓縮技術出過不少力, 把不少video compression經驗知識分享在他的新書裡...check it out....


2008年5月14日 星期三

Weekday Movie: Iron Man/ 鋼鐵人


昨晚跟朋友胡扯些留學雜記.... 這裡有一些補充
申請美國18個月的Advence Practical Training/ J-1 visa地方: CDS intl!
F-1 Visa
O-1 Visa
H-1 Visa

還有收回我所說的關於從美國出發機票便宜的事, 因為油價高漲與美元弱勢影響, 目前從美國買機票還蠻貴的!! XD

Some info just for reference....

2008年5月13日 星期二



It did remind me lots memory on this business....

2008年5月11日 星期日



MAY 30 – SEPT 07 2008

OPENING | Friday, May 30th 2008 5:30-7:00pm upper Level
Washington Pavilion : 301 S. Main Ave Sioux Falls, SD 57104,Tel: 1-877-WashPav

During the month of May, artist Lishan Chang will be onsite producing and installing an exhibition in the Everist gallery of the Washington Pavilion for the Arts and Science featuring his concept, “LC Bakery”. The name, LC Bakery, full name is Lishan Chang Bakery, also refers to the working studio he used for producing charred bread and artistic creation. The charred bread produced by LC Bakery received a new identity called BLACKERY, anagram of LC Bakery, which is used as basic building blocks (basic mediums) for all works produced by LC Bakery. The installation will include thousands of “blackery” as well as large format photographs and a scent and sound gallery.

Born and raised in Taiwan, Lishan Chang moved to New York City in 1997. In an artistic career that stretches over a decade, his works have been shown in many solo as well as group exhibitions. More recently, he has won fellowships from the Council of Cultural Affairs in Taiwan, the Franconia Sculpture Park/Jerome Fellowship 2007, the Freeman Fellowship 2008 as well as NYFA Fellowship 2008. Chang has been an artist in residence at the Workspace Program of LMCC in NYC, SUMU/Titanik in Finland, and The International Studio & Curatorial Program in NYC. In addition to abandoned factories, parks, and many other public locations around the US and Taiwan, his works have been seen at venues including the Socrates Sculpture Park in NY (2007), Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts in Taiwan (2007), Franconia Sculpture Park in MN (2007), Washington Pavilion of Arts & Science in SD (2007), Gallery Korea in NY (2007), Walsh Library Gallery in NJ (2007), and the Queens Museum of Art in NY (2004).">http://www.changlishan.com/>

MV on OSX destop

MV新想法與作法....Check it out....

2008年5月9日 星期五

2008年5月4日 星期日

Weekend Movies

一個好爸爸 / Run Papa Run

還不錯的電影, 含蓄傳達爸爸為了孩子的轉變....有一段話讓我印象深刻"在年輕只花一分鐘所作的決定...卻用大半輩子去設法脫離那個決定....."

雜貨店老闆的兒子 / The Grocer’s Son


一路玩到掛 / The Bucket List

人生到底在追求甚麼?? .....也許應該先問問自己.....我的list是??? 樂活happy life in mind...

刺殺據點 / Vantage Point

Very good reference about the art of editing....

2008年5月1日 星期四

AE Tips 004: Inertial Bounce

最近學到一個不錯用的AE expression, 跟據物件目前時間的速率去產生出慣性的離心力量與反彈力量. 語法如下:

// Inertial Bounce (moves settle into place after bouncing around a little)
n = 0;
if (numKeys > 0){
n = nearestKey(time).index;
if (key(n).time > time){
if (n == 0){
t = 0;
t = time - key(n).time;

if (n > 0){
v = velocityAtTime(key(n).time - thisComp.frameDuration/10);
amp = .08;
freq = 2.0;
decay = 3.0;
value + v*amp*Math.sin(freq*t*2*Math.PI)/Math.exp(decay*t);

建議套用在position上, 調整語法裡面的amp/ freq/ decay去控制影響力!
AE CS3 sample file here!!