Bumping Up Security in WordPress

Bumping Up Security in WordPress

Well that was quick, summer is almost over. Fall is around the corner, which means back to school, fall broadcast season starts, and of course the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival. With such a hecktate schedule beginning now is a good time to take a closer...
2011 TIFF Pub Night

2011 TIFF Pub Night

TIFF is fast approaching which means it’s time for annual TIFF Pub Night. Every year I team up with the Art of the Guillotine to host a fantastic Pub Night filled with plenty of prizes and giveaways. Every year with we have a wonderful turn out with actors, editors,...
Speed vs Features for Back to School PC Shopping

Speed vs Features for Back to School PC Shopping

As the new fall school year fast approaches, many students have been asking me about  which laptops within their price range would be great for post-production and film-making.  There seems to be some confusion about weather it is better to get a faster laptop or more...
CCE Pub Night + Q.A. with Mike Lee & Jeff Wollnough

CCE Pub Night + Q.A. with Mike Lee & Jeff Wollnough

Tonight the Candian Cinema Editors is having a pub night, they have combined it with a great Q+A with editor Mike Lee C.C.E. (editor of “Flashpoint”, “ZOS: Zone of Separation”) and director Jeff Woolnough (“Bones”, “The Vampire Diaries”) will be on hand to screen...
Tips for shooting in the Midday Sun

Tips for shooting in the Midday Sun

Shooting films in midday is not really a great idea. The harsh sunlight often blows subjects out or leaves your entire image looks flat, and uninteresting. However, often due to time constrains we have to shoot in midday sunlight, and here are some tips I have used to...
Avid ScriptSync & PhraseFind

Avid ScriptSync & PhraseFind

Avid a while back introduced two add on features for Avid Media Composer, Symphony, and News Cutter. These additions are known as ScriptSync and PhraseFind powered by Nexidia. Let’s First start with ScriptSync which is a very powerful tool. ScriptSync phonetically...
Canon 50mm Lens Comparison

Canon 50mm Lens Comparison

This previous week I was happy to be out shooting with a local photographer Jason Thomson. We set out to see the differences in shooting stills with the Canon 5D and the Canon 7D. We also wanted to see if the small sensor in the Canon 7D could over come the 5D’s...
Mark Saltzman Tech Talk

Mark Saltzman Tech Talk

Canadian journalist and technology expert, Mark Saltzman has weekly syndicated columns with USAToday.com and CNN.com just to name a few. Mark also holds a weekly podcast known as Tech Talk. Recently mark had teamed up with Intel Canada and Samsung to discuss their...
Beat The Heat With Some Cool Films

Beat The Heat With Some Cool Films

It’s a heat alert in the city of Toronto, that means many of us will spending a great deal of time shooting indoors or even sitting in our nice AC edit suites. scheduling is important based on weather. For instance I will be heavy into post production this Thursday,...
Cool New Gear Letus Hawk

Cool New Gear Letus Hawk

Summer is in full swing, and what better way to stay cool, then to play with new gear.  I recently received a new Carbon Fiber Letus Hawk from Letus Direct. For those of you unfamiliar with what this is  or actually does… It is a view finder for dslrs such as...
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