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Sunday, June 26, 2016

••◊ Interview Camera Techniques

Dom, Haley, and I pounded out a quick camera tutorial yesterday on camera angles and focal lengths used during interviews.  This was Haley's first time on camera!

We were loaned two Cineo HS2 units right before the shoot and decided to assemble them and use them at the last minute.  The scene is almost completely lit with the two HS2's and a Cineo Matchbox.  There's a small amount of daylight coming through the windows which lit the back wall.  I made Dom take a picture.  What I found is that there was very little color tweaking in post to get the skin tones to look natural - a credit to their product.

This coming week we're going to do a video highlighting the HS2 lights.  So stay tuned.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

I began making 3D CAD for the LED light this last week.  It's slow going because I'm a newbie at mechanical CAD, but I'm slowly getting there.  In the photo above you can see the six bulb PCB's, a (unfinished) heat sink, and four fans for the assembly. 

The heat sink and fan vendors didn't have mechanical CAD publicly available for their parts so I'm having to make the parts myself.  I want to go as far as defining the entire bulb and cooling system in CAD, then leave the rest for the next phase of the project - which is the housing.

It's fun learning something new.  Now I can say that I'm a triple threat at work.  I design electronics, write firmware, now design mechanical parts.  I used to have to do this on engineering paper and an Excel spreadsheet, but installation of new CAM machines at work forced me into the modern age.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

••◊ Dom's Emmy Win!

I finally received a picture of Dom's Emmy win from last night.  He won for the Lomics app commercial, which I helped him color correct.  I'm not directly saying the color correction clinched the win, but... 

Congratulations on your award.  Now I can say that I work closely with an Emmy award winning director.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

••◊ How To Exposure Your Camera For Log Gamma (part 3)

Dom and I are back in action after a six month hiatus.  In this short tutorial we explain how to set your camera's exposure while using log gamma, or specifically Slog-3 on an FS-7.  It's short and simple, but gets the point across.