TORONTO STAR TRIBUNE
Thursday, January 11, 2012
“Toronto Type Books’ video shows the Joy of Books, goes viral”, Raju Mudhar
“Stop-motion animation is painfully intensive, as everything is shot by frame-by-frame. Each change is its own scene. The actually shooting took place over four long nights in November. Ohlenkamp had help from a group of almost 25 volunteers, made up of Mohawk advertising students and some of his colleagues.
“… when the store closed, with my small army of volunteers, and we worked until 10 a.m. the next day, shelving, reshelving, moving, animating, dancing books all night long.”
He estimates that each second of the piece uses approximately 10 frames, so in all the almost–two-minute work used about 1,200 frames, “but really, it felt like 30,000,” jokes Ohlenkamp.
Friday, January 6, 2012
“The End (of an era”, Toby Wong
“More and more movie houses are going digital. In the first quarter of this year, for the first time ever, more movies will be shown digitally in Canadian cinemas than in the standard 35-mm film format.”
Digital movies are typically delivered on a hard drive that can be held in the hand. Or in some cases, the signal can be beamed in by satellite. That means no heavy 35-mm film canisters or movie projectionists to thread spools.”
Thursday, June 9, 2011
iPad 2 video is easy
Maarten Heilbron explains how to make good movies
“With dual video cameras and the iOS version of iMovie, the latest iPad can be used to shoot and edit a video for sharing without the need of a computer…”