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Watch this 2hr annotated Star Wars video from Kitbashed.com discover major influences & inspiration for the film! this is a very interesting video and the website if full of extremely interesting information from the Star Wars films. http://ow.ly/xWzP3
Let's talk about the influences that shaped "Star Wars" for a moment—everyone name checks Joseph Campbell's "The Heroes With A Thousand Faces," Akira Kurosawa's "The Hidden Forteress" and countless "Flash Gordon" serials. Those are certainly among the key touchstones that George Lucas re-imagined into the most influential franchise in movie history, but there are countless other points of reference that shaped the fertile mind of a young auteur.
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This is indispensable information for anyone hoping to develop a deep understanding of cinematography and the art of motion picture. Thanks for the great posts NoFilmSchool.com!
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What is your most versatile light?

any videographers or photographers are quickly deciding the LED 1x1 is their top choice for ease of set up, quality of light, and modular design.

The Mosaic by Limelite is a 1x1 LED light fixture that creates an ultra bright soft even light. Pushing 2400 to 5200 LUX of high-quality light the Mosaic is one of the brightest LEDs on the market. This system is perfect for filmmakers looking for a simple light set up that can provide even soft light on skin for interviews. The light is easily adjusted by either full DMX in/out integration or the digital control panel on the back. The power can be supplied by any AC wall outlet or DC simply with the addition of an Anton /Bauer or V-mount battery.
Now with the new ƒ-stop Mode photographers can easily take full advantage of the soft even light provided by the Limelite Mosaics. Great for simplifying small product photography, portraits and weddings. The versatility of the Mosaic 1x1 is what makes these a powerhouse for any image makers working with limited time or budget.
Purchasing tips:
1. If you buy the battery plate separately you will save money
2. Bi-color is only $50 more and provides adjustable color from 2800K to 5600K
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This is a great video From Newshooter and Teradek with Dan Chung hosting a discussion panel on 4K at NAB 2014. This is a great way to see how industry leaders like Vincent LaForet, Philip Bloom, Garret Brown, and Fabien Pisano feel about 4K. This is an endless Discussion in the industry right now, whether or not the quickly evolving world of high resolution is worth the investment. In this article they discuss the workflow of 4K it's advantages and issues (mainly cost), and the Future of using and distributing 4K. They also discuss life beyond 4K and how they believe the future of film and resolutions will be. Do you think we have an "endless hunger for resolution" as Garret Brown believes?
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Very true, I think for now at least 4K's big advantage is editing and having the ability to crop-in on footage otherwise unusable. And, to have more options while editing and information while adding special effects. Of course color space plays a role but with more physical pixels on the 4K sensors you will still get better image quality (usually) while supersampling down to HD or 2K. I've been a still photographer for years and I remember people thinking 20MP was just too crazy to fathom and beyond what anyone ever needed, and now their are digital backs with over 60mp. In my opinion when people think about 4K they concern themselves with what it's being seen on more than what's being done to the footage. But when our technology and processing power moves along I think 4K will be quickly adopted in Prosumer world.
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This is a great series of White Papers for the Cinema EOS With great information to get you up to speed on the latest with Canons EOS line.
Examples of some great articles are...
Choice of Wide Color Gamuts in Cinema EOS C500 Camera
Personality of the Canon Cinema EOS Lens:
Best Practices for Data Management:
EOS C300 Best Practices Guide.

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Just a Reminder we are closed today for the holiday. Have a great Memorial Day everyone stay safe! We'll see you tomorrow!!
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Canon and Grass Valley have teamed up to give EDIUS Pro 7 away for FREE with every Canon EOS C100 Purchase! This is a great opportunity to grab a new NLE editor if you are looking to upgrade. Check out the Filmtools Blog for more information. http://ow.ly/wlCuM
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We have recently heard about an issue with 2:1 Pixel Zoom on the Convergent Designs Odyssey7Q While recording in ProRes Mode. As a precaution they recommend not using the Pixel zoom feature while you are recording as it may cause your file to become corrupted. This is only for the current firmware 1.11.100.
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Filmtools will now have The Canon Cinema EOS C100 Auto-focus upgrade available through special order!! This is the New Dual Pixel CMOS Sensor upgrade and we are selling it in the four different configurations. The C100 with AF is a great camera for documentary, wedding, corporate filmmaking, run-and-gun situations. This is a great option for those looking to upgrade from a DSLR to a Camera Designed for extended filming or when auto-focusing becomes a factor.

This camera is available in four different camera packages:
Body Only:
Single Lens Kit:
– EF 24-105mm
– EF-S 18-135mm
Triple lens Kit:
– Wide Angle EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Lens, Standard EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens and Telephoto EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens.

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Wanna get familiar with the Canon EOS C300 user interface?

This cool Menu Simulator allows you to interact with the Camera's Picture Settings and Main Menus.
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We've had a much smaller footprint at NAB this year with only a few reps walking the floor and checking out the booths. So this year we want to hear about NAB from you!

By now we've all had a chance to check out the blogs or walk the floor if you were lucky enough to go and see all the great new innovations. What got your attention from all the new products and software? How about the new AJA stuff? Or the Atomos Shogun and Ninja Star? Maybe something from the motion control world or broadcast? Let us know what your highlights were!
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If you are at NAB Check out this presentation From Alex Buono, Cinematographer and Visual Storyteller. The presentation will be at the Vitec Booth at 11:15 - 11:45am!

below is a link to Vitec's NAB page and the booth location: http://ow.ly/vBSZw
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1400 W. Burbank Blvd. Burbank, CA 91504, United States
1400 W. Burbank Blvd.USCABurbank91504
(818) 845-8066filmtools.com
Camera StoreToday 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am – 6:00 pmTuesday 8:00 am – 6:00 pmWednesday 8:00 am – 6:00 pmThursday 8:00 am – 6:00 pmFriday 8:00 am – 6:00 pmSaturday 9:00 am – 5:00 pmSunday Closed
Filmmaking Supplies Shipped Worldwide.  Shop our entire catalog online at Filmtools.com or visit our brick & mortar store in Burbank, CA
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Spacious outpost features video production supplies, lighting equipment, camera accessories & more.- Google
"The nicest staff who has no bloody clue what they are talking about."
"They always had competitive prices and prompt shipping."
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filmcutter769
a week ago
Filmtools has relatively good stock but under terrible management. I've experienced all of the issues that everyone here has mentioned. Bad communication, forgotten orders, missing parts, delayed orders and confusion. If you're needing to pick up something at the last minute for a shoot, good luck. Filmtools may or may not be able to promise you anything. Expendables they've got figured out. It's the the rest they're confused about or don't manage properly.
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L Bamks
3 months ago
The nicest staff who has no bloody clue what they are talking about. You will be better off going to Guitar center or Samy's. Could really kick myself for dealing with this place.
Sebastian MS
10 months ago
i made an order on 27 march,i emailed them several times so i can find out when i ll recive it,someone answered once and told me to wait because it takes several days for international orders, after 3 weeks they told me that they cannot send it to my country,and that they ll cancel my order so i can have my money back in 24-48 hours.it past 8 days and no one answer me and i havent recive my money.i want my money back,what is so difficult?don t understand why it takes so long? i still havent recive my money and it past another day,no one answer on chat,mails,nothing
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Stephen Carmona
a year ago
A great place to find gear you need and discover gear that you didn't know existed. Staff is helpful. Prices can be better them online retailers.
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Ken Horkavy
2 weeks ago
Keith was awesome. The store is a dream come true. Everything we needed, even on the spot customizations. Love the place and the people.
Response from the owner - a week ago
Thanks so much, Ken! We love hearing that you had a great experience!!! We love our filmmakers!!
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Parker McCabe
5 months ago
Im appalled that they would close all weekend now with the new mgmt. You run your business in a town of weekend warriors and productions that often need things last minute and to not be open on a Saturday is ridiculous
Response from the owner - a week ago
Hi, Parker! You're in luck, due to popular demand, we actually opened our doors on Saturdays back in November! We'd love for you to swing by and check us out. MON-FRI: 8am-6pm, SAT: 9am-5pm. Thanks for the feedback!
Jon Richter
11 months ago
I was originally a fan of this business. They always had competitive prices and prompt shipping. However, my most recent experience has been very poor! I purchased a 5-piece flag kit and didn't here anything for about 2-3 weeks. When I called, I was given a vague answer about the kit being back ordered with no other information. I patiently waited an entire month before calling back. During that time, I did receive only 1 of the pieces. When I called back a MONTH later to see where the rest was, I'm told the entire order was canceled because it was on back order for so long. No notification to me of this happening at all. So, I reluctantly have them put the order in again and wait nearly another month. Over the course of a few days I receive a duplicate piece to the original one sent (only supposed to be one) and two other pieces (one of the scrims has a hole). I let another week pass to see where the two remaining flags are and it's a big mystery to them. Mind you, every time I call, I'm on hold 10-15 minutes. So, to date, my order is still incomplete, I have to send their duplicate back, and who knows where the rest of my kit is. Maybe they are good for individual items, but I'd look else where for any kits... EDIT - This review was originally posted to Yelp. About two hours after posting, a member of Filmtools damage control team was emailing me (maybe if they put this much effort into their fulfillment department?). I got the same assurances that they would "look into my order" and that I would receive an update the following day. Well, fast forward more than a week later and Filmtools has gone dark again. As it stands, my order is now over two months old and is still incomplete. I've spent 2+ hours on the phone with them and via email with no answers. This is officially the worst service experience I've ever had.
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Esh Haave
a year ago
My experience was with Filmtools was terrible. I ordered an item that was show to be in stock on the website. It never showed up, so I called them. They told me the item was now on backorder, but should be in stock within a week. A week later I called again, and they said it would be another week. This process went on for almost three months. Customer service was very poor. They would tell me what I wanted to hear, just to get me off the phone, and different employees would give me different estimates on when to expect my shipment. Shipping was way over priced, and when my package finally arrived it was very beat up. DO NOT BUY FROM FILMTOOLS
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