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Wednesday, January 08, 2003

Macworld Expo - Day Two
VIDEO TO FILM
At 8:00 Joshua and I went to the Loews Theatre to see a presentation on how go from Video to Film. We are emerging film makers and this information should come in handy to us.


Breakfast was promised, but we only got cookies, juice and frappachino. The juice was Martinelli's Apple Juice, a fine juice from California. The Starbucks frappuchino was low fat according to the label.

I only understood 10% of what was said in this meeting since they were talking a different language than I'm used to. All kinds of film acronyms were thrown around: CRT output, 2383, 3:2 mode, Symphony, speed adjusted, etc...

I'm told that http://www.adamwilt.com/24p/ has all the info and will get me from 10% understanding up to a higher percentage.

Based on the presentation I learned that when you film on video and plan to go to film you should:

- Not put any diffusion on your lense
- Use close ups
- Use static shots
- Follow the action, which will keep your object sharp
- Do not shoot out of focus


SHARON RUTTER - RULES OF ATTRATION
At the Final Cut Pro User Group Theatre, Sharon Rutter told us how she used Final Cut Pro to edit Roger Avery's Rules of Attraction.


She also confirmed that Carrot Top will be one of the people joining her in doing a commentary for the DVD which will be out on February 14th.

Sharon suggested two books by Walter Murch: The Conversations and In the Blink of an Eye.

FINAL CUT PRO - REAL TIME EFFECTS
Turns out that my 667Mhz Powerbook doesn't support Real Time Effects anymore, if it ever did. All the experts at hte user group booth tried to determine why. I went over to the Apple booth and Michael Wong from the Final Cut Pro team at Apple told me that my computer won't support all real time effects.

STEVE JOBS WALKS BY
I saw Steve Jobs walk by and thought it was cool for him to be walking by. I went over to him and introduced my self. He was polite.

Cool.

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