Category: Blog

08
Apr

Technicolor Color Assist on FCPX

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 🙂

-MS

02
Mar

Onyx Cinema’s First Studio!

We have been talking about it for a long while. We thought it was a pipe dream. But now it’s real. We have a space to call our own. Our home away from home. A place to collaborate with fellow filmmakers, photographers and all artists!

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26
Feb
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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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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