October 17, 2017

Digital Filmmaking Degree

The Ethics of Capturing Video of Tragedies

Capturing Video of Tragedy

At Practical Ethics, Hannah Maslen offers an interesting consideration of the ethics of using smartphones to capture video of tragedies, such as the Aurora movie theater incident a few weeks ago, and as has happened in numerous other tragedies over the last few years. Asks Maslen, “Is it ok to video horror as it unfolds? Might there even be good reasons to do so?” In ethics, a solid first step in determining if an action is the right thing to do is to decide whether there is any harm or benefit arising from it. For example, one might decide there is harm done because the video…

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Edit Your Own Batman Dark Knight Rises Trailer

BATMAN- Dark Knight Rises

Warner Bros. and Chrysler have launched a promotional campaign that allows you to edit your own Batman “The Dark Knight Rises” trailer using provided video footage — some of it never seen before. The winner of the “Imported from Gotham City” contest will get to go to Los Angeles to produce the trailer in a professional studio, as well as travel to New York City for the Red Carpet premiere. What’s cool is, director Christopher Nolan will personally select the winner. And, the winning spot will air on TV. You can check out some of the provided media, or view…

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Pro Video Coalition: ‘Putting the After Effects CS6 3D Camera Tracker to the Test’

After Effects CS6 3D

Adobe After Effects has long been one of our go-to software apps in the DV Program, and it’s about to get even better with the release of CS6. Adobe is integrating more and more 3D tools into After Effects, making it even more of a one-stop VFX shop. Check out this tutorial on the new 3D Camera Tracker, as well as the new 3D Text tools. Link to this post!Related PostsNew DV Work: The Perks of Being a Wallflower – Spec Title Sequence New DV Work: Typography – Ringo Starr’s MS Paint Art Spooky Locations Give “Help Falls” Horror Film…

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