PEEP THIS: Sundance’s “An Oversimplification of Her Beauty” Now Playing in Theaters

Posted by Anthony - April 29, 2013 - Announcements, Experimental, Movies to Watch An-Oversimplification-of-Her-Beauty

Back in January I dropped a post and put up a trailer for this film that originally screened at Sundance and now it’s starting it’s official U.S. theatrical tour.  If you are in N.Y.C this week then you are fortunate enough to be in the city that’s premiering the theatrical release of Terence Nance’s new multi-media film Oversimplification [...]

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PEEP THIS: “Star Wars” Episode IV Summed Up in 60 Seconds Flat!

Posted by Anthony - April 22, 2013 - Animation, Humor StarWars60Seconds

If you’re like me, there are probably still a handful of very well-known, popular and classic films that you’ve simply never seen for whatever reason- maybe it’s not your favorite genre, you’ve never caught it from the beginning on tv,  the original is dated and you already saw the remake (gasp!), etc. Whatever our reason, [...]

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SNEAK PEEK: The 2nd Edition of “The Shut Up and Shoot Documentary Guide”

Posted by Anthony - April 19, 2013 - Announcements, Motivation and Inspiration DNDCameraCreedTitle1

Y’all know the grind never stops at Down and Dirty DV, so if you don’t see any blog posts for a minute, know that I’m working on something ELSE to educate and motivate aspiring filmmakers.  And for the last few months that something else has been the 2nd edition of my first book, The Shut Up [...]

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TOOLZ: Black Magic Cinema Drops 2 New Cameras at NAB – HOT!!!

Posted by Anthony - April 10, 2013 - Announcements, Cameras, Equipment BMCC-ProductionCamera-4k

I am saddened that for yet another year, I’m unable to attend the annual NAB Show in Vegas.  It truly is a production guy/gals ultimate toystore, tech school and playground.  (If you’ve never been, think of the NAB Show as the B&H Superstore in NYC x 1000… Yes, it’s that BIG of a show.)  Nevertheless, [...]

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TOOLZ: New Freefly Movi Camera Stabilizer Shakes Up the Video Scene – HOT!!!

Posted by Anthony - April 7, 2013 - Cinematography, Equipment, News movi-freefly1

Gotta say, I think this is by far the coolest piece of new gear I’ve seen in a long time. It’s a new camera stabilizer system called the Movi that looks to be considerably easier to use and more versatile than most of the the Steadicam and Glidecam-style stabilizer rigs.  It can smoothly capture some [...]

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