Posts tagged hart

Watch | iPhone as Audio Recorder for Video Shoots

Watch the host of the Science Channel’s Punkin’ Chunkin’ give you sound, sound advice on how to use an iPhone as a dedicated audio recorder during video shoots (when a better, more pro recorder, like hampMedia’s edirol WAVE recorder, isn’t available). Mike suggests the (free version of ) Griffin’s iTalk is a solid recording app for your iDevice.

HampMedia is considering starting to loan mics for your iDevice. If this is something you’d use, let us know. We need your feedback (post in the comments or stop by).

-hart (via mikesenese.com)

Dig | The Future of Digital Photography (according to a design firm with a patent pending)
Artefact is a design firm with a svelte-looking concept design for the future of digital cameras. As far as they see it, if we could blend the bells and whistles of a smart phone (web-connectivity, wireless-ness, multi-touch, easy-to-tweek filters) with the sexy upgradeability of higer-end DSLRs, we’d find a concept that could save stand-alone, point and shoot cameras from dying out.
Read Artefact’s research on the subject. Then watch the zen tech,  concept video they made, introducing their concept camera, the WVIL (wireless viewfinder interchangeable lens).
-hart (via unplggd)

Dig | The Future of Digital Photography (according to a design firm with a patent pending)

Artefact is a design firm with a svelte-looking concept design for the future of digital cameras. As far as they see it, if we could blend the bells and whistles of a smart phone (web-connectivity, wireless-ness, multi-touch, easy-to-tweek filters) with the sexy upgradeability of higer-end DSLRs, we’d find a concept that could save stand-alone, point and shoot cameras from dying out.

Read Artefact’s research on the subject. Then watch the zen tech,  concept video they made, introducing their concept camera, the WVIL (wireless viewfinder interchangeable lens).

-hart (via unplggd)

Dig | Steadycam-It (after shooting) On Your iPhone

That’s what they’re telling us here. That this (free at the moment) app will smooth out your bumpy handheld tracking shots and push-ins and whathaveyous. The video makes this thing look kinda awesome (if smoothed out is what you’re going for), but we don’t own iPhones so we won’t be testing it anytime soon. Sad.

Do us a favor. Go grab it here, then post your results in the comments.

-media (via gadgetlab)

Watch | Wide World of Title Design

We heart titles. A good title sequence can set the bar high for the movie that follows, a crap one can doom it just the same. Dig this compilation and history of movie title design, put together by Ian Albinson, one of the few nerdy folks behind the excellent site, The Art of the Title

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HampNews | Alums Win Oscars

First, Sundance 2011’s grand prize for documentary went to a film edited by and alum (Fiona Otway 96F), now Karen Goodman 72F and Kirk Simon 72F have won the Oscar for Best Documentary Short Subject.

Goodman and Simon’s film, “Strangers No More" follows several students at the Bialik-Rogozin School in Tel Aviv, Israel, where children from 48 different countries and widely diverse backgrounds learn together. Dig the trailer above. Hamp alum, Buddy Squires 74S, was the project’s cinematographer.

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Hear This | Truffaut & Hitchcock Talk Hitchcock.
Film review site, Film Detail, has helped remind the people of the world (on the internet) of a series of taped conversations between little known film directors Alfred Hitchcock and Francois Truffaut that Truffaut recorded in 1962 for use in his book, Hitchcock.
Frenchy Truffaut used Helen Scott of the French Film Office to help translate. Dig an archive of the audio files from the interview on soundcloud here (check a brief summary of each episode, fleshed out by /film here). 
-hart (via /film, film detail, and open culture)

Hear This | Truffaut & Hitchcock Talk Hitchcock.

Film review site, Film Detail, has helped remind the people of the world (on the internet) of a series of taped conversations between little known film directors Alfred Hitchcock and Francois Truffaut that Truffaut recorded in 1962 for use in his book, Hitchcock.

Frenchy Truffaut used Helen Scott of the French Film Office to help translate. Dig an archive of the audio files from the interview on soundcloud here (check a brief summary of each episode, fleshed out by /film here). 

-hart (via /film, film detail, and open culture)

Cam Talk | Sensor Size
In the last Cam Talk post, we linked to a bit on the difference between sensor sizes between Canon’s 5D Mark II and every other DSLR or 4/3rds video camera. The chart above (also here for grabbing, via wikipedia) is another helpful way of looking at the correlation between sensor size and frame size. 
APS stands for Advanced Photo System. “H” stands for high definition (or 16:9 aspect ratio) and “C” stands for classic (or 3:2 aspect ratio).
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Cam Talk | Sensor Size

In the last Cam Talk post, we linked to a bit on the difference between sensor sizes between Canon’s 5D Mark II and every other DSLR or 4/3rds video camera. The chart above (also here for grabbing, via wikipedia) is another helpful way of looking at the correlation between sensor size and frame size. 

APS stands for Advanced Photo System. “H” stands for high definition (or 16:9 aspect ratio) and “C” stands for classic (or 3:2 aspect ratio).

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Dig This | Stop Motion with Construction Paper!
Dig artist Jeremy Messersmith's lo-fi, Belle & Sebastian-y tribute to the story of Stars Wars saga via song and stop-motion animation with construction paper.
Click on the pic for the video.
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Dig This | Stop Motion with Construction Paper!

Dig artist Jeremy Messersmith's lo-fi, Belle & Sebastian-y tribute to the story of Stars Wars saga via song and stop-motion animation with construction paper.

Click on the pic for the video.

-hart

Dig This | Gliff Tripod Mount
The Glif is a cool tripod mount (that doubles as a table stand) for your iPhone 4. Designed by iPhone enthusiasts, Thomas Gerhardt and Dan Provost, because "The iPhone 4 is literally the best camera we’ve ever owned,” the Gliff was created because of a lack of slim and simple tripod mounts.
Oh, and is the iPhone 4 the best camera you’ve ever owned? Do tell. We dig that iPhoneography is becoming a thing. Read film/video director Mark Romanek’s (One Hour Photo, upcoming Never Let Me Go) take on iPhone photography. Shot any videos on your iPhone 4? Share, please. 
-hart (via gadget lab)

Dig This | Gliff Tripod Mount

The Glif is a cool tripod mount (that doubles as a table stand) for your iPhone 4. Designed by iPhone enthusiasts, Thomas Gerhardt and Dan Provost, because "The iPhone 4 is literally the best camera we’ve ever owned,” the Gliff was created because of a lack of slim and simple tripod mounts.

Oh, and is the iPhone 4 the best camera you’ve ever owned? Do tell. We dig that iPhoneography is becoming a thing. Read film/video director Mark Romanek’s (One Hour Photo, upcoming Never Let Me Go) take on iPhone photography. Shot any videos on your iPhone 4? Share, please. 

-hart (via gadget lab)

Dig This | Type Right.
Are you one of those people who can’t write on anything but your old Smith Corona because that’s part of your process, that and not eating a lot or being sad or never being able to commit to your partner because it would be too confining for your artistic expression? Dig a cool way to keep writing with that sweet tactile resistance AND be able to save your work digitally and probably still share it with no one. Watch this DIY instructionable on how to hook up your ax to a desktop, laptop, or iPad. Conversion kits are available on Esty too.  
-hart (via gadget lab)

Dig This | Type Right.

Are you one of those people who can’t write on anything but your old Smith Corona because that’s part of your process, that and not eating a lot or being sad or never being able to commit to your partner because it would be too confining for your artistic expression? Dig a cool way to keep writing with that sweet tactile resistance AND be able to save your work digitally and probably still share it with no one. Watch this DIY instructionable on how to hook up your ax to a desktop, laptop, or iPad. Conversion kits are available on Esty too.  

-hart (via gadget lab)

Dig It | Wide Angle, Fisheye Lenses for Your Phones.
Dig these baby lenses for that thing you used to call a phone. They connect with small magnetic strips that circle the camera’s lens.  And hey twenty bucks a lens!  If any of youse people out there decide to test one out, send us your results and impressions and we’ll post them up high for all to see.
Update!  Found cheaper phone lenses on photojojo (cool site).-hart (via gadget lab & photojojo)

Dig It | Wide Angle, Fisheye Lenses for Your Phones.

Dig these baby lenses for that thing you used to call a phone. They connect with small magnetic strips that circle the camera’s lens.  And hey twenty bucks a lens!  If any of youse people out there decide to test one out, send us your results and impressions and we’ll post them up high for all to see.

Update!  Found cheaper phone lenses on photojojo (cool site).

-hart (via gadget lab & photojojo)

Window Cement + Silicon + Glass + Wood = Vinyl Rip!
Finally. Something to do with all that unused window cement and OOMOO silicon you’ve got laying around your apartment. Dig this awesome DIY adventure on how to rip vinyl, for real (one side at a time). Blogger and Science Channel TV host, Mike Senese shows the internet what to do when making a cd, tape, or mp3 for a friend just won’t cut it. Click on and follow the steps and good luck. If you do decide to do this, please document and share your results with us!  We’ll post ‘em. 
-hart

Window Cement + Silicon + Glass + Wood = Vinyl Rip!

Finally. Something to do with all that unused window cement and OOMOO silicon you’ve got laying around your apartment. Dig this awesome DIY adventure on how to rip vinyl, for real (one side at a time). Blogger and Science Channel TV host, Mike Senese shows the internet what to do when making a cd, tape, or mp3 for a friend just won’t cut it. Click on and follow the steps and good luck. If you do decide to do this, please document and share your results with us!  We’ll post ‘em. 

-hart