1. animation tutorial part. 1 AKA "the secret of animation"


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    short character animation tutorial for every level that explains clearly the secret for a great acting performance this is my final project for the professional course in 3d character animation at the Animation Workshop, Viborg (DK), it took 4 weeks from pre to post production the music in the background is Kool & Klean - Volume 3 ( THE ALBUM 2012 ) _THE SMOOTHJAZZ LOFT_ website: www.klashtorni.com

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    • The Inverted Bike Shop


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      Among the choices of bike shops across Manhattan and Brooklyn, 718 Cyclery stands out for their unique approach to the customer and the bike they lovingly create for them. This is the Inverted Bike Shop. We were honored to have our film selected in the official line up of the New York 2012 Bicycle Film Festival (bicyclefilmfestival.com).

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      • Upside Down, Left To Right: A Letterpress Film


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        A short film about letterpress and one of the few remaining movable-type printing workshops in the UK, situated at Plymouth University, featuring Paul Collier. www.plymouth.ac.uk Subtitles available here: http://goo.gl/iuaKY A film by Danny Cooke www.dannycooke.co.uk Soundtrack by Tony Higgins www.tonyhiggins.org (Available to download here: http://goo.gl/exGL1) Follow us on twitter @dannycooke @junior85

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        • steph+chi - an ovation to start the season


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          LATEST UPDATES - 2012 international educational schedule will be constantly updated in the upcoming months (bottom of post). thank you. added boracay, philipines july 2012. mayadacademy.com/ // oh the same day edit. how i reluctantly i must admit that being a slow editor, i once hated being in charge of these things. to have to wake up at 5 am on a weekend to work more hours then two consecutive weekday work days; knowing the next time i'll get to see my bed is 3 am. the pressure of having to produce a piece of fine art in a short (aka. unreasonable) amount of time; under the extreme scrutiny of production house standards. the task to document, stylize, and emote all the important events of a once in a lifetime event; reinterpreted under a vision that is deemed not only fit by myself, but of course the couple as well. but that final reward of having the newly married couple and about 500 people live and breathe your work in those few minutes makes it all worthwhile. almost within seconds after the same day edit began, i couldn't help but feel that magic as i could hear people whispering 'this is amazing' and was giggling hearing 'that was better then a real tim hortons commercial'. i felt my heart begin to pound uncontrollably as i forgot what it had felt like to join in the excitement with the crowd... hello to the 2011 season. TECHNICAL + PRODUCTION TIDBITS for my industry friends and colleagues. shot with my brothers freshsox/konrad czystowski + the boy wonder/mark klassen. cameras used: 3 Canon 5dmkii's for most of the day 2 Canon 7ds for the ceremony bride and groom angles; 1 more more 5d mike during the ceremony everything shot in 24p mode, unless I was running steadicam where i would over crank my footage shooting everything in 30p using my 30p -> 24p compressor setting to match the tone of the song. i think my trusty + brilliant friend troy turgano for that suggestion as he helped me choose this song for the steph + chi. COLOR CORRECTION was via combination of fcp rgb balance, 2-way + 3-way colour corrector + newbluefx + modified mb filters. all cameras use custom ultra flat profiles we design for our 5ds that are custom mated to the specific glass types we use (ie. zeiss vs canon) for my 'slower' lenses in lower light setttings (ie. f 2.8's); i employ the Cinestyle custom profile. This profile can extend the dynamic range in lower light conditions, but the image is horribly flat straight out of the camera and requires a very strong understanding of colour theory and cleanup ability to make the image feel warm and rich in tone, color and contrast. matching our cameras took some where with konrad shooting the cleanest out of all 3 of us for most of the day. GLASS USED -zeiss 35/2 zf, -zeiss 50 1.4 zf - brideal preps workhorse -zeiss 21/2.8 zf - steadicam pilot -zeiss makro 100/2 -canon 50/1.2 L, -canon 24/1.4 L II STABILIZATION -cinevate atlas 30, -manfrotto monopod 561hdv - best overall value for your money -steadicam pilot -additional stabilization in post provided my grateful sponsor NEWBLUE FX stabilizer. it is quicker, faster, more intuitive to use and more cost effective then all the competitors in the image stabilization software market. this film is the same day edit from last saturday evening; i'll be posting a the reactions from the couple for the sde before the weekend, in addition to posting a few more weddings from last season as they're are some hidden gems worth sharing. clean, simple, beautiful. this is my approach this season. thank you for watching. -myw follow me via facebook - film@michaelywong.com twitter.com/michaelywong michaelywong.com if you would like to share films; feel free to add me as a contact on vimeo. thank you. 2012 EDUCATIONAL SCHEDULE. ==================== looking forward to meeting many of you in the near future as I will be speaking @: infocus // charleston; south carolina USA // jan 2012 *thank you to my friends, colleagues + students alike for the wonderful reception given to me* infocusvideoevent.com exposed down under // sydney; australia // early july 2012 myw returns to Australia for the first time in 2 years. exposeddownunder.com mayad academy // boracay; philipines // late july 2012 myw is honoured to share the stage alongside some of Philippines top event/broadcast talent. mayadacademy.com/ FULL 2012 educational schedule will be continuously updated throughout the year.

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          • Made by Hand / No 2 The Knife Maker


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            A project from http://bureauofcommongoods.com, Made by Hand is a new short film series celebrating the people who make things by hand—sustainably, locally, and with a love for their craft. In our second film, we meet writer turned knife maker Joel Bukiewicz of Cut Brooklyn. He talks about the human element of craft, and the potential for a skill to mature into an art. And in sharing his story, he alights on the real meaning of handmade—a movement whose riches are measured in people, not cash. director-producer KEEF director of photography JOSHUA KRASZEWSKI editor MATT SHAPIRO music MICHAEL TRAINOR & NATHAN ROSENBERG music produced at THE DOG HOUSE NYC sound recordist ROBERT ALBRECHT re-recording mixer NICHOLAS MONTGOMERY assistant re-recording mixer JOHN GUMAER gaffer ADAM ORELLANA title design MANDY BROWN special thanks JOEL BUKIEWICZ & CUT BROOKLYN http://thisismadebyhand.com http://bureauofcommongoods.com http://cutbrooklyn.com http://keef.tv http://doghousenyc.com

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            • farzana+shameer - ken + barbie, meet bollywood.


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              LATEST UPDATES - 2012 international educational schedule will be constantly updated in the upcoming months (bottom of post). thank you. added boracay, philipines july 2012. http://mayadacademy.com/ // k where do i begin?!! this summer has been incredibly busy, from vancouver, to miami, to sydney, to hawaii, to niagara falls (haha k this is only a 200km drive) shooting weddings, teaching workshops, shooting corporate promos + commercials and of course shooting more weddings. things are taking longer then expected but b4 i launch my website + 2010 highlights; i want to quickly share with you the first ever myw multi day south asian wedding that i attended this past weekend. while i've had the oppurtunity to shoot hindu and sikh indian weddings in the past this was the first time i've shot a 5 day (yes 5 day) Ismaili wedding; and i sure had a TON of learning to do. I was up with farzana + shameer @ their place (luckly they live 2 mins away from me!! hehe) till 5 am, after a 4 hour pre-wedding consultation to learn exactly all of the different rituals, ceremonies, scarves, certain drinks that have cultural/religious/mythological significance to them and their culture. needless to say my head pretty much exploded but i was pumpppppeed to make this happen. and while its hard to not notice, farzana + shameer are obviously a stunning looking couple, but they are also super warm, down to earth, approachable, caring and just all around awesome!!! their bridal party, friends and family were supppper amazing as well. i REALALLLLLLYY love you guys!!! thank you for having me document your wedding. TECHNICAL + PRODUCTION TIDBITS for my industry friends and colleagues. - being a multi-day event requiring many symmetrical ceremonies happening @ the same time, I contracted my internationally acclaimed wedding cinematographer/educator/best friend konrad czystowski to help me shoot the events that i couldnt personally shoot myself due to logistical limitations. one of the most important lessons l learned from internationally acclaimed ray roman while teaching @ his workshop in miami a month ago; was that he stressed how important it is to build solid relationships with great, honest and genuine ppl who can help us in our journey in this industry. in turn, konrad brings me to shoot a wedding with him in hawaii... WOOHOO!!! now to give you an idea of how much work was involved in this weddng, here is a breakdown. -WEDNESDAY henna ceremony - shot by myw + 1 5D mkii. the ceremony was 6 hours. -THURSDAY henna ceremony for the bridesmaids + women from the grooms side of the family. this is the day where the siblings of both the bride and groom goto the mosque and fill up the guri with holy water and bring it back home for the bride and groom to bathe in it. various other ceremonies (egging of the groom, eating of butter chicken (heheh), more to be explained below) also occur on thursday as well. i would say this was another 7 hours or so. both Konrad and myself used one Canon 5D mkII to cover everything. konrad @ groom's house while I was at the brides. -FRIDAY this was the day the bride and groom, as well as both their respective families get to finally meet and see eachother, this was @ a reception gathering. I shot this mostly myself with Konrad helping out for 3 hours. Total amount of time I would say I was shooting on and off was another 10 hours. -SATURDAY this was the break day where no shooting was involved and I basically went through a good 30 hours of footage and edited + transcoded between multiple machines straight an entire day (and night). Konrad's pre sequenced and rough-cut timelines were a huge help in making this possible. -SUNDAY I marched on the big wedding day on SUNDAY without a single second of sleep. Yes I almost cried in agony from editing during the middle of the night. Nevertheless, Konrad was at my house 7:45am, and the worlds busiest/most talented 16 year old boy wonder cinematographer Mark Klassen arrived too, and my trusty protege from scratch and Troy Turgano also helped with the editing duties all day. This wedding day ran from 8 am to about 1am, and had 2 sets of preps, 2 first meetings, 2 photosessions, 1 wedding ceremony and 1 wedding reception. this piece was shot entirely with Canon 5DmkII's in 24p mode. there is no doubt that the 5Dmkii currently provides the highest value/dollar HDSLR in event filmmaking industry today. it is better then the 7D due to it's full frame capabilities, cleaner low light and richer color reproduction. when i compare the 5d to the 1dmk4; I do notice that the 1dmk4 is better in low light, and the 1dmk4's crop factor is better in certain cases (removing mild vignetting in some lenses as well as removing the less sharp image characteristics @ the edges of an image); but for the price of a single 1dmk4, i can purchases 2 5dmkii's. it's a complete no brainer. - as both konrad and I taught in sydney australia 2 weeks ago and did a zeiss vs. eos lens comparison, there are pros and cons with everything depending on usage, application and situation. my glass used: -zeiss 35/2 zf, zeiss 50/2 makro zf, zeiss 21/2.8 zf, zeiss makro 100/2 konrad's glass used: -canon 50/1.2 L, canon 24/1.4 L II, canon 135/2 L ZEISS VS CANON glass - sometimes when looking @ konrad's footage, I want to go back to canon and pick up the 50/1.2 and 24/1.4L II for its INCREDIBLE low light and beautiful image capabilities as a result of its aperture, but i am taken back by the zeiss' lack of CA, the beautiful more filmic look (to me), its INCREDIBLE sharpness; and of course its VALUE/dollar. *edit* all colour correction was done via combination of fcp rgb balance, 2-way + 3-way colour correcter, newbluefx as well as trusty magic bullet. they are custom proflies that i have modifed and created over the years and have recently really tweaked them as now i have settings that are specific to zeiss + canon lenses. they work in tandem with the heavily modifed picture styles profiiles that i set based upon the lenses that i am using. (ie. for zeiss lenses, contrast is always turned to the lowset when shooting indoors, and slightly turned down when shooting in normal lighting).* STABILIZATION tools were handled cinevate atlas 30, manfrotto monopod 561hdv (this is an INCREDIBLE tool) at the BEST price ($300), the 561 serves as a tripod, a fake slider, a fake crane, a fake car/boat mount etc etc etc. just use your imagination and the sky is the limit with this badboy. STEADICAM; konrad performed the steadicam duties for this wedding since i ran steadicam for him all seasson and that fact that i was completely BEAT! he used his brand new Steadicam Pilot for all the shots and he pretty much killed and nailed every single shot on his first attempt. for those of you who follow me and my work, ive always stated that the Steadicam Pilot provides the best performance/dollar value for the money in the realm of the HDSLR film maker. it's 10 lb. weight limit will forever and ever be able to support small 'photo cameras' with over 99% of the lenses out there. it uses the same iso-elastic arm design as the 70k steadicams out there. Thank you to our friends @ Steadicam for the help with this one! this was the same day edit without any sort of modifications and played exactly as it did the night of the wedding. i normally do not showcase same day edits (but will show ALL highlights) online, but am making the exception in this case as so many hours and seat went into this piece. i will have the reaction from the b+g, their bridal party as well as their love story up later this week as well. thank you so much for watching, reading, emails, well wishes across the various forums and online community in these past months. -myw follow me via facebook - film@michaelywong.com twitter.com/ michaelywong if you would like to share films; feel free to add me as a contact ton vimeo. thank you. 2012 EDUCATIONAL SCHEDULE. ==================== looking forward to meeting many of you in the near future as I will be speaking @: infocus // charleston; south carolina USA // jan 2012 *thank you to my friends, colleagues + students alike for the wonderful reception given to me* www.infocusvideoevent.com exposed down under // sydney; australia // early july 2012 myw returns to Australia for the first time in 2 years. www.exposeddownunder.com mayad academy // boracay; philipines // late july 2012 myw is honoured to share the stage alongside some of Philippines top event/broadcast talent. http://mayadacademy.com/ FULL 2012 educational schedule will be continuously updated throughout the year. pps. to my industry colleagues who ever end up having an opportunity to document an Ismalli indian wedding, here is all the homework that i've done that can hopefully help you out. TROUSEAU (sp?) - boxes are gifts containing different outfits for the bride to wear. each box took farzanas mother 10 hours to make; their were 52 of them in total. MENDI/HENNA - is the application of the beautiful art that you see on skin of the bride. it signifies celebration; it is believed that the darker the henna is the more the groom is loved by the bride; hence farzana bathed with her arms and legs in garbage bags to prevent the henna from lightening. GHARI - the pot that contains the holy water that the bride and groom are to be bathed in before the wedding. the siblings of the bride and groom acquire the holy water from the mosque, have to put the guri on top of their heads, not say a single word, go back to their parents and have a little bit of a friendly gift game b4 finally releasing the guri to thier parents. upon having recieived the holy water bath, the bride and groom must carry a lime with a pin in it if they are ever to leave the house before the wedding. SHERBAT - ceremonial drink that is consumed pretty much all the time during the wedding celebration. it is basically stawberry milkshake so im going to have to embarrassingly admit that i had too many of these sherbat's. SAPATIA - claypot filled with concoctions (lentils, silver) that is broken by the b+g upon the end of every ritual. PITHI - tumeric with water + milk, this is applied to the b+g so that they will glow during the wedding. oil of olay was substituted :) for farzana and shammer's "friends" felt that eggs would make him glow better then tumeric/oil of olay =) MILK CEREMONY - 7 married women put milk on brides head for blessing (i think they ran out of beautiful married women so beautiful engaged women were substituted in certain cases) BATH CEREMONY - the water from the guri is baths the bride and groom; but they are not allowed to react to it in any way. TROUSEAUs are given by the bride's parents to the bride to start her new life. Also, the women in the groom's family come bringing truseaux's for the bride and each member of the groom's family is blessed by the bride's mother and then given a gift BANDANI - sacred scarf to protect bride and groom from evil HENNA on the groom - groom is supposed to put the initials of his bride on his hand, but instead he put the initials of him and his bride instead. he also got a heart with an arrow through it as well which isnt customary :)

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              • WAITING OUT WINTER


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                A homage to all craftspeople who spend their winters tucked inside their workshops waiting for better weather. Brought to you by: Cast & Salvage /// www.castandsalvage.com Directed by: Andrew David Watson /// www.andrewdavidwatson.com Music by: Huma-Huma /// www.huma-huma.com Radio Voice Over by: Blake Delong

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                • Night Photography: Finding your way in the dark


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                  Night Photography: Finding your way in the dark documents a Full Moon Night Photography Workshop in the Big Bend region of West Texas led by photographers Scott Martin and Lance Keimig. The film discuses how night time images are made and features a number of stunning photographs created by both Martin and Keimig. Learn more at http://www.TheNightSkye.com and http://www.On-Sight.com. Music by http://www.PodingtonBear.com. Learn more about the filmmakers at http://www.WalleyFilms.com

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                  • Namibian Nights


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                    It's not easy to come up with something new when you visit the same place every year for more than a decade. Over the years Marsel has created the most extensive and most popular night photography portfolio of Namibia on this planet, and two years ago he decided it was time to take it to the next level. The idea was to create a night photography timelapse video featuring his most popular subjects in this amazing country: the fairytale-like quivertrees and the eery, dead camelthorn trees in Deadvlei - something that had never been done before. But instead of going for static scenes, Marsel decided to add movement to the scenes by using a dolly system. All scenes were shot during the night with Nikon D3, D3s and D4 cameras. We used small headlights for selectively lighting trees and rocks, and we sometimes used the moon. The brighter the scene, the more moon there was at the time. For the arch scene we timed our shoot exactly with moonset, which involved quite a bit of calculating and planning. But the hardest one of all was probably the mist scene in Deadvlei. Mist in Deadvlei only occurs around five times a year, so we had to keep a close eye on the weather predictions and many attempts were unsuccessful. When we finally got it right, the results far exceeded our expectations and show Deadvlei as no one has ever seen it before. Each second of video consists of 30 photographs. In total, Marsel shot more than 16,000 images over a period of two years for this project. The video won First Prize in the 2012 Travel Photographer Of The Year Awards. Marsel & Daniella Credits: Director: Marsel van Oosten Editor: Daniella Sibbing Composer: Simon Wilkinson Produced by: Squiver Equipment used: Cameras: Nikon D3, D3s and D4 Lenses: Nikon 14-24/2.8 and 24-70/2.8 Tripods: Gitzo Dolly: Stage Zero, Dynamic Perception Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Squiver Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/marselvanoostenphotography

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                    • How To Shoot A Wedding Ceremony. Canon Cinema Caravan (2010)


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                      the fifth of our tutorials with the last to debut next week. this one is all about lens choice, camera placement, and overall coverage of a wedding ceremony with EOS cameras. brought to you by canon live learning.

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