With the summer heat, we’re all busy editing. But that doesn’t mean we’re too busy to throw something totally random on the blog!
We are heading back to the land of stinky tofu, night markets, Taipei 101, and of course–the 2F: WHITE Party 2013 in Taiwan!
Last year, Georgia and Michael captured the electronic craze, extravagant costumes, and non-stop dancing machine that was the 2F: WHITE Party 2012. They will fly out and do it again, making this our third trip to the island to tell the story of 8,000 people ready to get crazy come June 15th!
Welcome to day two of our collaboration with Technicolor. The Onyx crew, along with some of Dark Sunny Entertainment, spent the day working on a mock behind-the-scenes shoot. What that means is we created a shot list of all things that would happen during a typical shoot – unloading the gear, setting up the RED, balancing the counterweights on the jib, prepping the model, and of course, taking some shots just for fun!
We had our fellow friend and cinematographer Andy Chen act as our Director of Photography and Emily Kung as Director. Meanwhile, Michael, armed with our newest addition, the Canon C100, captured those two in action.
Our past blog posts on Technicolor’s Color Assist and Cinestyle has led to a new project between Technicolor and Onyx! We don’t want to give too much away–the specifics can’t be revealed in its entirety yet, but here’s a sneak peak to whet your appetite.
Last week we put the spotlight on the creative director of video at Technicolor at their offices in Burbank.
NAB (The National Association of Broadcasters) holds a massive show each year in Las Vegas to feature all the new electronic toys for storytellers, both in broadcast and digital filmmaking. We’ve been going yearly for a while now, and every trip is a new adventure.
So we’ve been great friends with Technicolor since summer of last year. They’ve made leaps and bounds with helping indie filmmakers grab ahold of the power of 100+ years of experience and technology for their color grading projects.
They helped us bring together the first public releases of Technicolor projects with our Asian EDM Concert Promo and our wedding company’s Wedding Reel. These were both in Premiere Pro CS6, which we jumped ship to when Apple went to Final Cut Pro X – which was missing a lot of features we needed at time of launch.
We’ve been keeping an eye on Apple and it looks like they have definitely added more pro features, but we remained pretty hesitant about using their workflow. But now with Technicolor adding support for the controversial editing software, FCPX deserves a second look.
Whether we love it or hate it will largely depend on us taking it for a test spin on one of our current projects. We’ll report back with our thoughts 🙂
It’s been all over our Onyx Cinema and alumiq productions Facebook pages and we will continue to trickle out more images. You may be sort of putting the pieces in your head of what we’re up to, but just you wait for the full announcement the beginning of February 🙂
That’s all for now ^_-
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.
Read on for more details.