THE BLOG

30
Nov

Hands-on Intro to Cinestyle and Color Assist

So if you’ve watched our videos on the Technicolor Cinestyle Website as well as on our blog post, you’re probably wondering WHAT exactly did the picture style and software actually DO for our projects and HOW. We run you through the process with an intro to the Cinestyle picture style and how it marries with the Color Assist software within our projects in the video below.

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21
Nov

Onyx Cinema Featured on Technicolor Website

Onyx Cinema and our sister company Alumiq Productions are the first to have work featured on Technicolor’s Cinestyle Website! Featured from Onyx Cinema is the event promo video we filmed in Asia and from alumiq productions is our new wedding cinematography reel.

Onyx Cinema had a chance to work with preview versions of Technicolor’s new software, dubbed “Color Assist”, which is a fast color grading tool that is based on the same technology used on Hollywood productions. This is perfectly paired with their camera picture style named “Cinestyle”, which was released a while ago for the Canon DSLRs and has a version on the GoPro cameras.

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18
Nov

Onyx KNOWs

It begins!

The people behind Onyx Cinema as well as its sister wedding film company Alumiq Productions, has always enjoyed sharing knowledge with others and learning from great people within the filmmaking industry.

The Onyx Cinema Team signed up to the one-day KNOW workshop held by the Emmy Award winning filmmaking team, Stillmotion. Stillmotion revolutionized the wedding video industry with their above and beyond cinematic storytelling and now apply it to commercial work. They are, in a way, the birth of the independent filmmaking revolution that empowered filmmakers with a low budget. We are also happy to have them as teachers and mentors.

The members of Onyx Cinema have always marveled at Stillmotion’s artistry and have been influenced by them while finding out own voice and style. Our attending their 11/11/2012 workshop was definitely a treat for us.

This blog post is populated with the voices of Onyx Cinema team members and what they took away from the workshop.

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07
Nov

Taiwan 2012 – Blog Preview

For those stalking our facebook page, you may already know that we had been shipped out to Taipei, Taiwan a couple of times. We were hired as guest filmmakers to cover one of the biggest concerts of the year, with guests numbering tens of thousands Now, we have just returned from our second trip to the country formerly known as Formosa (for the uninitiated, check the Wikipedia page), this time for the Halloween party.
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16
Aug

P.O.D Music Video – “Higher”

A couple months back, Onyx Cinema posted a blog update about our own steadicam operator Michael Shu running down along with our Red Scarlet-X to San Diego to shoot with Talkboy TV on their music video set. It was a pleasant surprise that he would be filming the band P.O.D., well known for their early songs “Youth of the Nation” and “Boom”.

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30
Jun

GoPro HD Hero 1 vs 2 // Streets of Los Angeles

GoPro HD Hero vs Hero 2 // Los Angeles City Streets from Onyx Cinema, Inc. on Vimeo.

After recently upgrading to the GoPro HD Hero 2, I was excited about testing the practical improvements made with version 2. We are about to embark on a trip to Taipei, Taiwan and wanted to test what we can get off the city streets.
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30
Jun

Orange County Red Users Group Meetup! July 9th, 2012

Onyx Cinema’s Anthony Vu assists in organizing and promoting the latest OC Red Users Group meeting on July 9th 2012. Red Digital Cinema Camera owners and enthusiasts join together to geek out and mingle. Please join us! Poster designed by Anthony Vu.

Check out the forum thread at .

30
Jun

Boudoir by Georgia Yeh // Teaser

Georgia of Georgia Yeh Photography introduces her signature boudoir photography in style. This is a teaser of a mini-doc of how Georgia brings out the beauty of every woman and defines her own take on the art form of boudoir photography.

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19
Jun

Music Steadicam-ing with Talkboy TV


Michael Shu recently had the fun chance to be one the shoots for three music videos being produced by TalkboyTV (www.talkboytv.com) as steadicam operator and bringing on Onyx Cinema’s Red Scarlet-X #66 “Rockwell”. What better way to blog about it than to use images enhanced with Instagram?

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31
May

“Unmentionables” World Premiere at the Director’s Guild of America


Michael Shu’s short film for Visual Communications’ “Armed with a Camera” 2011-2012 fellowship premiered on Mother’s Day, May 13th atthe Director’s Guild of America’s grand Theater 1.

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