What's up, people? This time I'm sharing some BTS footage of the new film by Illumination Entertainment, Minions. Oh, those funny yellow creatures! I found some B-Roll of some of the artists who gave the voices to the characters, and I found out something I never saw in voice recording for animation: some of the artists recorded their voices with more than 1 microphone. I suppose they did that for surround sound purposes. Well, here it is the trailer and the B-Roll video with
See 'ya next week!
What's up, readers? Today I'll talk about old stuff, well not too old, just stuff with 25 years... Let's take a trip back to 1990 when Madonna made the music video for her song Vogue. As you remember the music video, (we all remember the music video, right?), it was shot in black and white on film in the aspect ratio of 4:3. Still, the video is interesting to me in order to learn a bit about how to light a dramatic scene in black and white and to make it look good! Some of the shots are still memorable until today, and looks like during this month or so, someone published online 30 minutes of some of the takes that captured Vogue. These images include some fails and one or two scenes that were not used in the final cut of the video below. But first of all, take a look at the final music video, if haven't seen it yet... You had 25 years to watch it, I assume you know what I'm talkin' about!
Look at minute 3:56 and 4:18 and you'll see that in some scenes when Madonna is laid down with the background moving, a bit of Madonna's table is shown is the left side of the image. Looks like they hadn't got time to do some clean up, hehe (seriously, they had a bit more than a month to finish it, see on Wikipedia).
And now, enjoy this 30 minute video with lots of takes of Vogue! The images start after 10 seconds!
(Note: I searched online in order to find the original uploader, but unfortunately there's a few samples of this video online that I couldn't find who published it first, I choose the one with the best quality. In the future this video may not available, if that happens search online for "Madonna Vogue B Roll outtakes", or something like that and you may find another video.)
Here are some of my favorite highlights of the video:
Why not to support Ke$ha and her craziness and to listen to her dinausaur-ish song while reading today's post, uh? It fits the subject.
I recently watched the forth movie from the Jurassic Park saga, Jurassic World, and in resume I was not very impressed with the movie. Of course the motion picture and the animations and the acting were incredible (plus with that amazing surround sound), and it's kind of crazy to know that we are reaching a point in the movie industry were the viewers can't almost find out what's digital and what is real. The use of practical effects mixed with CG is not visible. Sadly I think the script was a bit boring. Half of the movie scenes are just the dinosaurs eating workers of the island and people and fighting with other animals. Of course I won't tell you the whole story, because it's available here, so I won't write it again.
There were some cool scenes like the ones with the gyrosphere thingie and also the scene when the main dinosaur of the movie fakes it's escape and out of sudden starts to kill everyone until about 5 minutes before the end of the movie. I also liked the most dramatic scenes, because still with all the pressure, it made the crowd that was watching with me to laugh. In the end I left the cinema with big headache because of the dinosaur's sounds, they scream a lot! Although I think it was an average movie, some people started to scream and cheer in the end, but the last guy to leave the room was me. In my opinion, if you want to honor the people who worked in the movie at least just roll your eyes at the ending credits list. It's not that hard, and also in almost every movie the ending songs are soft and also beautiful, like the song "I see fire" by Ed Sheeran in the end of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.
...Anyway, in the end I think the movie was well done, but I don't know if I would watch it again...
Just to conclude I think the movie is not well rated since, in my opinion there are a lot of violent scenes, 12 years as minimum (is not enough, I think...)
Enough of talk, here's the damn trailer!
If you see the Behind the Scenes images on the video below, you'll see that some scenes were shot with Panavision cameras! So stop telling me that film is dead! It's NOT!
Learn below how some of the practical effects were made!
For more (nerd) stuff related to the movie, visit the IMDB page of the movie!
Did you watch it on the cinema? What are your thoughts about the movie? Share below!
Post written by @ProducoesPedroG
Lately, Nicki Minaj and other music artists are so *busy* that the only way to appear on music videos from other artists in which the song features them is to shoot them on a green screen and then to put them on a cool place when editing.
Here's some examples of this kind of music videos (some videos can only be seen directly on Youtube, to watch them click on "Watch on Youtube":
At least it was well motion tracked
Nicki with the height of a mountain
Will.I.Am - "Ke$ha, can I be a rich astronaut on your music vid, please, please, please???"
Predicting how holograms are going to be. Those foleys sound awesome!
And the last one... ...at least it has some flares to give the felling that it's not a video composition...
Green screen is joining artists to their fans since a long time ago...
Of course I'm jk, but it always looks weird when it's clear that the artist was recorded on a different place; and I got the felling that the guest singer was on tour or was not available to shoot on location.
Next week I'll share more *interesting* stuff like the one in today's post.
This is going to be the last post about the technical diary of this year's Eurovision Song Contest :( ... Don't be sad, it's not worth to feel like that, 'cause you know next year we'll have more fun, in Sweden!
During the past weeks I shared some behind the scenes of the Eurovision Song Contest 2015, and to finish this year series of posts I decided to share some stuff that was published after the show had ended.
Here's the team who make show! (I believe there were more people, but still the stage has almost no free space!)
Did you saw the assembly of the stage? Take a look at the video below!
We saw a number of performances using different props on stage, take a look at the video below to see how they are put on stage!
Take a look at the inside of the arena before and during the grand final!
Check Australia coming to the stage at minute 9 and also take a look at the last 3 minutes of the video to see the reprise of Sweden!
In last segment of the grand final, the spokespersons from each country went live and said how many points they gave, but, as always, there are leaked images, and because of that we can see this images before each country went live. See the reactions and preparations of some of the countries!
If you're a fan of the videomapping techinique, you will like to see this image, because it shows how the technicians set the white background where the animations were projected! (Click on the image to see it better)
In this post I share a bit the place where the final touches of each performance are set, and the emotions and reactions from the artists from Belgium while commenting their performance.
After each rehearsal, each delegation leaves the stage and goes to a special room where they can review their performance, and ask for changes. This is the Viewing Room!
Vienna-Austria, in this post I'll talk about the sound of the show! This year, the Eurovision team shared some interesting content related to sound!
What would a song contest be without proper sound? There's some technicians and engineers that work hard to deliver the best sound quality to our homes at the time of the show, let's take a look at how the artists listen to their tracks on stage.
Vienna-Austria, here we are back in the land of music dreams. Today I talk about cameras, **claps**!
Today I decided to take a break on my series of posts dedicated to the technical side of ESC because I wanted to talk about a new music video that I found that looks like a commercial.
BTW - Are you on Youtube? I hope so ('cause I have a channel there, if you didn't already know that!)
Although she was at teen at the time of the show, she is now 27 years old. She has always been into music, but I think that her biggest hit is going to be her summer song of 2015, Sparks.
I wanted to talk about this song, and more specifically about it's music video, because as soon as I started to watch it I realized I was being a victim of marketing. I'm used to see small product placements every now and then on some music videos (like making a close up shot of awatch or showing a new smartphone), but I've never seen such a thing of this size!
In case you haven't seen the video yet, I'm talking about this one (if it's not available on the player below click here to see on Youtube):