‘The Film of Films’: Renoir’s Masterpiece on DVD
Having been cut, banned, shunned and destroyed, Jean Renoir’s “Rules of the Game” (1939) has been restored to something approaching its original glory. [New York Times: Movies]
A worthwhile article article about the history, and new release on DVD, of a justifiably famous and innovative film. It’s one of the canonical works that any serious student of filmmaking or video should know, for its technical, thematic, and historical importance.
Truly we stand on the shoulders of giants.——-
“The first step to creating a successful motion path…” – a nice basic tutorial for creating a motion path. This explains the procedure in FCP, but the principles would apply in almost any app capable of this kind of compositing and animation. Great for folks new to this kind of effect.——-
Today marks three years of DV for Teachers. Like many bloggers, I’ve gone through some dry spells and periods of manic posting. I may not update every day, or every week – DV for Teachers is not exactly at the top of my job description – my commitment to this site and to its intended readers continues.
Thank you for reading.
I’m being asked more often to create DVDs, so I did some research on what kind of media to buy. Ralph LaBarge has a lot of credibility – his columns for DV Magazine offer well-researched fact and well-supported opinions. So, based on his research, I’m ordering Sony DVD-RWs for testing, and their DVD-Rs for finished product for the users here in the college. We buy locally from Tape Warehouse, which offers extremely good prices and service.
[This does not constitute an endorsement by Georgia State University, the State of Georgia, etc.]——-
StreamingMedia.com compares two PC screen capture utilities for recording your desktop goings-on for training purposes.
Camtasia’s screen codecs (its own CAMV for RealPlayer and the WM9 Screen Codec for Windows Media Player) are available for playback only on Windows systems. Screenwatch provides playback support for Windows Media player on Windows, as well as RealPlayer on Windows, Macintosh, Linux, and Solaris.
We like a solution that can reach multiple platforms, don’t we?——-
iMovie is no longer a free download; it’s now only part of the iLife ‘04 combo of applications, which is $29 at the Apple Store for Educatio. Haven’t found out when or if it’ll be bundled with new Macs. It’s a $19.95 upgrade for Macs purchased between now and March 17 (see iLife ‘04 Up-To-Date).
The new feature set looks very nice, with more options for editing and trimming in the timeline, and faster renders. Don’t know when we’ll get a license for it; I hope by the workshop I’m teaching on it in February.——-
Jim Dalrymple’s site has lots of information, tips, and tricks for Mac users. <!-
StartFragment -> Heng-Cheong Leong’s good myapplemenu blog pointed to Dalrymple’s review of Still Life 2.2.3, a $25 app he praises for easily making photo slide shows with zooms, pans, and other effects for export to video.——-