Some links/stories/news from the last week that you might be interested in:
48fps Looks Like Video, Who Knew?
Earlier this week, Peter Jackson screened 10 minutes from “The Hobbit” at the Cinemacon exhibitors convention in Las Vegas. It hasn’t been well received, with some bloggers and critics saying it looks like a soap opera, or HD video. I have a lot of opinions about this, which I’ll probably write in another post. Here’s Peter’s reaction, a few days later.
Peter Jackson Responds to ‘Hobbit’ Footage Critics, Explains 48 Frames Strategy – The Hollywood Reporter
I of course can’t mention this subject without linking to Stu Maschwitz’s post from last year when it was announced that the Hobbit films would be shot at 48fps. He has a very strong opinion on frame rates and 3D that I mostly agree with.
Movies at High Frame Rates – Stu Maschwitz on Prolost.com
Forget the Future, Plan for Now
Walter Biscardi writes about how his business is not waiting for an ideal NLE, he’s jumping on Avid because it’s what his business needs NOW.
Is “Mastered for iTunes” Just Marketing Hype?
Apple’s push to increase the quality of songs distributed via iTunes has been formally realized in the company’s Mastered for iTunes program—but does it really make music sound better? Ars Technica takes a look.
An Independent Filmmaker’s View of Piracy
Filmmaker, Colorist and Educator/Author Alexis Van Hurkman discusses his opinion of piracy from the view of an independent producer and artist.
Engage Your Audience
The IFP/Film Presence/DCTV panel on social media for filmmakers tackled some of the biggest social media questions for independent filmmakers right now: What’s the best way to ensure a successful a Kickstarter campaign? How do I self-distribute, or digitally distribute my film well? What should I post on my Facebook page as opposed to my Twitter feed? What if I’m not on Twitter?
All these questions could all be summed up with one answer that was emphasized and then re-emphasized by every member of the panel discussion: Engage your audience.
6 Golden Rules for Filmmakers on Social Media – via PBS.org