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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Temporary Move

This blog has moved temporarily to celesteproduction.blogspot.com

But only while the film's production is going on. After that it'll all be in this blog too.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Social Network Inspiration

I was just reading an article on Fincher's "Social Network" post workflow and read this quote: “the growth of the editorial world in the last three or four years.  We’re not just a part of a chain anymore—we can actually do a vast majority of post work in editorial.”

I'm part of this growth myself, being able to edit, composite and color correct myself.
Take the perfect example: the Pisco Porton - Cocktail Fatigue campaign I just worked on.

I composited a ton of shots with the twins (a la Social Network) and used Premiere Pro to bridge between Final Cut and After Effects to instantly open up my FCP timeline in a compositing-ready After Effects composition. It worked amazingly well and because the files were ProRes 422 HQ from the Sony F3, I did the color grade after the compositing was all done and rendered.

It was a lot of fun creatively and technically, to learn how to master this new great workflow.

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

New Project!

I'm shooting this new project soon.

If you're into it, feel free to support it. A dollar helps, believe it or not.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/josemnorton/celeste-a-supernatural-thriller

Thanks!

Friday, May 27, 2011

A Little Nerdy Demo

Technicolor just released a Picture Style for the DSLR world called Technicolor CineStyle.

Once you upload the Picture Style onto the camera you will be amazed at how it looks like a log file, like the undeveloped film that all colorists hope to get from a client.

Have a look:
One of Canon Picture Styles
(look is baked-in: not as much detail in the shadows or highlights)

Technicolor's CineStyle
(A flat image with more detail in the highlights and shadows)

And download the files here:
http://www.technicolor.com/en/hi/cinema/filmmaking/digital-printer-lights/cinestyle

Happy shooting and even happier grading!

Monday, March 07, 2011

Keep On Falling Video - Behind the Scenes

Here are some pictures of the behind the scenes of the Keep On Falling music video shoot.
Thanks to Manuel Moniz for taking these awesome shots!

Bus Stop (short film)

Bus Stop is my (wait, let me count...) 4th short film, if my memory is correct.

But this time, I didn't write the script, just interpreted it. It was a good experience, aside from the horrible winter weather. So cold!

We're now editing the film and hopefully it will be good enough to make it in to some festivals.

Here's a screen shot of one of the nice frames in the film.

Final Draft (again, finally)