The digital film set natives are hanging out at „Alles digital oder was?“ today from 11am. This is the rather uncouth title of the CSU*-film talk on the chances of digitalization for film industry. The debate is part of the Filmfest München taking place at Gasteig / Black Box. We[…]
Golden hour? Blue hour? What’s the metadata behind? This is an interesting piece on the nuances of different lighting conditions: http://petapixel.com/2014/06/11/understanding-golden-hour-blue-hour-twilights/ May the light be with you!
Today we are troubled by the question: what’s the singular of “metadata”?
We think of the script supervisor as “Head of Content Metadata” on set, representing an essential part of the digital film set Of course not only because of the metadata workflow… Here’s a nice piece on why this position is so valuable to a shooting: http://scriptychuck.wordpress.com/the-role-of-script-supervisor/
Can you believe it? After all these years Microsoft finally has an understanding for us. After all these messed up progress reports, butchered editor’s logs and unreadable camera reports it’s finally here: Microsoft Excel for iPad. LockitNetwork users should be very happy – finally they can look up automated reports[…]
Today we give some attention to a prejudice firmly established in film industry: Final Cut X is a complete disaster and Apple’s backsliding from the professionals’ market. Well, we don’t want to judge on usability – we as digital film set natives are more interested in the metadata workflow. In[…]
Back in 2008 the possibilities of metadata in film production were pretty much unknown and idle. To push things forward, American director of photography and VFX supervisor Dave Stump gave a great lecture at the NABShow 2008. First he explained, what metadata actually are – by a stunning example: he[…]
This week is not about metadata, but about remembering American camera assistant Sarah Jones who died in a train accident during a shooting for the movie “Midnight Rider” on February 20. Briefly after the tragic incident, several camera assistants and other filmmakers built the Facebook page “Slates for Sarah”. In[…]
It’s not only us engaging in the accurate communication of metadata between film set and post-production. Visual Effects Society for example published a standardized format for camera reports late last year. This helps to gather VFX information and transfer it to the editor’s room more effectively. It is based on[…]
Besides the script supervisor, the clapper loader is one of the most important metadata supervisors on set as he – among other things – labels the slate. In film productions not relying on a digital workflow he ensures that clips (or footage) can be clearly matched with content information. A[…]