Fusion DSLR Workshop Video

Posted by on 31 May, 2011 in Featured Articles, Fusion, Fusion Clips & Short Films | 4 comments

Fusion DSLR Workshop Video

Last Thursday and Friday was the Fusion workshop which I held on the Gold Coast. Being the first one that I’ve done I was a bit nervous to begin with and wasn’t sure how I was going to fill two full days with me talking. As it turns out we ran overtime on both days as we hadn’t got through everything that needed going over! It’s amazing trying to condense 11 years of knowledge into a two day workshop! Part of the workshop was a practical exercise where my children, Ashton & Savannah, played with a few props that we purchased while the group assisted with taking...

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Camera mount on a budget for Canon 7D

Posted by on 3 Feb, 2010 in Reviews | 0 comments

Camera mount on a budget for Canon 7D

With the latest project that I’m shooting for Gold Coast Tourism, a shot that I want to get is driving through the streets of Surfers Paradise doing various angles, some of which to incorporate the car that’s driving into the shots. I did some research and you could spend from $500 to $10,000 for a decent car mount system, but I didn’t think it to be necessary for a camera as light as the 7D. Initially I was going to go for a rig that cost around $1,000, but I ended up settling for the Wood’s Power Grip RSW30 6″ suction cap and fitting my Manfrotto 329 head to it...

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Converting 25p into 50p

Posted by on 1 Feb, 2010 in Tutorials | 0 comments

Converting 25p into 50p

I was thrilled to find that a piece of software that I already owned performs beautiful conversions from 25p to 50p or standard frame rate to super slow-motion with virtually no shuddering. Using Adobe After Effects CS3 or higher gives you the option of pixel motion frame blending when re-timing a clip. I had received a 25p render of a 3D animation flythrough. It looked fantastic, but it was 25fps, so when the camera was doing rapid sideways movement there was the shuddering that made it look terrible. Using After Effects I was able to convert the 25p into 50p that was seamless, saving the...

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