Aaton Cameras The French company, Aaton, makes various lightweight film cameras, in 16mm and 35mm formats, that are renowned for their bright viewfinders, quiet and steady operation and highly visible “nite-frames.” Of particular importance in post-production is the company’s “AatonCode,” which is imprinted on the side of each and every frame. This technology eliminates the need for using slates to “sync” the audio, increasing crew mobility while saving time and money; it also aids in quick scene location and editing in post-production.
Aaton cameras are also unique in offering “Instant Magazines” that give filmmakers both speed and flexibility by obviating the need to thread the camera to complete a mag change. Optional equipment such as the firm’s VideoSync Assists (the CD58-PAL and CD59-NTSC) offer the highest possible image resolution (as well as color rendition) for direct digital recording into non-linear editing systems, guaranteeing flicker-free images at all camera speeds. The output of the VideoSyncAssist offers frame-line generation, timecode, footage info and camera-run data, all in programmable burn-in windows.
The Panasonic VariCam was the first digital video camera with an honest-to-goodness, variable frame-rate, recording 4 to 60 fps (frames per second). The camera operator is able to select the frame rate, which results in the camera altering the rate at which the camera captures the images. At 24p, the chipset is capturing a new frame 24 times per second, with image blur and relative exposure that are very similar to = film cameras.
The image-capture “engine” of the VariCam never changes speed, always capturing 60 fps irrespective of the rate a camera operator chooses. The three, 16×9 chips capture an analog image and convert it to digital, and then record it to tape; it is the chip set in the recording device that changes the rate per the operator’s settings.
In 24p mode, the VariCam records the 24 frames, plus 36 “filler” frames, identical to the originals, to make it all fit. While doing this, the camera is also “flagging” those “original” two dozen frames so that the fillers can be deleted in post-production, leaving editors with the precise (and particular) 24 frames per second they need. When another frame rate is selected, the VariCam simply changes the number of filler frames, always flagging the true frames (i.e. 30fps=30 filler frames, 18fps=42 filler frames).
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DIRECTED BY ANDRE GORGIEVSKI “A Day in Hoopcity” is an online commercial that represents what life is like for many ballers from different walks of life. Whether it be training on your own while making the most of your surroundings, or finding self-motivation to push yourself further, the overall message of this commercial is about finding inspiration, and that’s what Hoopcity magazine is all about. What’s your inspiration for basketball? As a young film-maker, and as a part of Hoopcity, I wanted to use my skills in film to inspire people. With the launch of Hoopcity magazine, it was a great opportunity for me to make this inspirational commercial. For me personally, I’ve always been interested in things that motivate me, so as a film-maker, my overall goal is to encourage people to work hard and follow their dreams. As a basketball player myself, I would love to see more positive films and initiatives like Hoopcity around the world, and that’s what we’re trying to do. For more info on Hoopcity Magazine, check out Hoopcity.com.au CREDITS: CAST (in order of appearance) Tu Nguyen (at mailbox and first training scene) Martin Mackinnon (on bus) Kris Gorgievski (running up stairs) TJ (doing push-ups) Hope Terdich (training indoor) Chand aka Area 51 (dunking outdoor) Andre Gorgievski (last training scene) CREW Directed, Filmed, Edited & Music by Andre Gorgievski Assistant Cameramen Kris Gorgievski & David Coles Assistant Directors Kris Gorgievski & Tu Nguyen Commercial advisor …
Question by GREAT_AMERICAN: Liberals spin Michael Moore’s ‘Sicko’ says FOXNews.com (“Brilliant!”)?
FOXNews.com Rave Review Included In TV Ads for Michael Moore’s ‘Sicko’
Posted by Tim Graham on June 19, 2007 – 14:22.
Sometimes, it’s a little tough for the Fox News-bashing left to stamp the Ailes Network with the Uniformly Right-Wing complaint. For example, it’s not every day that Fox News looks liberal on CNN. But I caught the new commercial for leftist propagandist Michael Moore’s new mockumentary “Sicko” on CNN late this morning. One of three ecstatic reviewers in the TV ad is Roger Friedman of FOXNews.com (“Brilliant!”)
Is that one of those tricky studio edits that doesn’t really represent the critic’s opinion? Um, no. Friedman’s online review was a rave. It began: “Filmmaker Michael Moore’s brilliant and uplifting new documentary, ‘Sicko,’ deals with the failings of the U.S. healthcare system, both real and perceived. But this time around, the controversial documentarian seems to be letting the subject matter do the talking, and in the process shows a new maturity.”
Friedman added: “Unlike many of his previous films (‘Roger and Me,’ ‘Bowling for Columbine,’ ‘Fahrenheit 9-11’), ‘Sicko’ works because in this one there are no confrontations. Moore smartly lets very articulate average Americans tell their personal horror stories at the hands of insurance companies. The film never talks down or baits the audience.” Friedman even agreed with Moore that the film was not partisan – but the commercial has two jokey cuts mocking President Bush, including the old gaffe that OB-GYNS can’t “practice their love with women” due to the liability problem. Mature? Nonpartisan?
Of course, film reviewing is about the art of film, and not just the politics, I haven’t seen the film so I can’t comment on its maturity or lack of confrontation. (The commercial does feature Moore lying to a security guard about whether his camera was on. Cheeky? Or too casual about lying?)
But Friedman also raved the last Moore film was “brilliant” at FOXNews.com: “It turns out to be a really brilliant piece of work, and a film that members of all political parties should see without fail. As much as some might try to marginalize this film as a screed against President George Bush, “F9/11″ — as we saw last night — is a tribute to patriotism, to the American sense of duty — and at the same time a indictment of stupidity and avarice.” He added it was a must-see: “But, really, in the end, not seeing ‘F9/11’ would be like allowing your First Amendment rights to be abrogated, no matter whether you’re a Republican or a Democrat.”
So much for the cartoon image of Fox News as a land of Bush-loving automatons. The other rave reviewers in the commercial are Leah Rozen of People Magazine (“A massive home run!”) and Jan Stuart of Newsday (“Wildly entertaining!”)
UPDATE: Scott Whitlock e-mailed that Friedman had a similar rave for Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth” — it’s featured on the cover of the DVD, he says. The quote: “It doesn’t matter whether you’re a Republican or Democrat, liberal or conservative…your mind will be changed in a nanosecond.”
Answer by Eve
Hey did he have to really make a movie about it? Couldn’t he just read the Health section here at Yahoo Answers and come to those conclusions??
And sorry, all this left, right, neo-con….you lost me at hello…haven’t got a clue what any of it means.
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