BAVUG March Meeting: Narrative Storytelling w/Steve Audette

Have you ever wondered how FRONTLINE approaches cutting a scene for one of their award-winning documentaries? From rough script and stringouts, to rough cut and fine cut, Steve Audette, ACE will discuss not so much “how” to cut, but will explore the question of WHY to cut.

Using scenes from the recent documentary “Trump’s Road To The White House“, this will not be a technical session on using Avid Media Composer, but rather a glimpse into the thinking process behind narrative storytelling. It is sure to be an insightful and entertaining opportunity to see a scene built through the eyes of a master editor.

Please note, this event may be streamed live on Facebook.

Wed. March 15, 2017 6-9pm

WGBH Yawkey Auditorium 1 Guest Street Boston, MA 02135 

Doors open for check-in at 6pm

* Register here

 

LEARNING LAB: Why Buy a Professional Monitor When A Consumer Monitor Looks So Good? (WATCH LIVE STREAM!)

Join Gary Mandle, Senior Product Manager, Production Displays, for an overview of Sony’s professional monitor and display systems. Gary will discuss the value of using a professional monitor for a variety of purposes (on location, in the edit suite, etc.) and why using that $247.99 LCD from a big box store is a bad idea. 

Gary will also make it easier to select the best monitor/display with your project in mind by answering these key questions:

• Why is a professional-grade LCD the right choice, even for the price-conscious?

• What makes a PVM OLED monitor different and, potentially, a better option than an LCD monitor?

• What’s so special about the BVM OLED, anyway?

• Why is calibration so important?

Click here to RSVP.  This event is free with breakfast. Can’t make it in person? We’ll be live streaming this Learning Lab on our Facebook page starting at 10:10am EST. 

ABOUT GARY MANDLE, Senior Product Manager, Sony Electronics, Inc.:

Gary has worked within Sony’s Professional Solutions Group for over 30 years in the development of new display technologies. These include CRT, SXRD (LCOS), LCD, and OLED products for use in professional applications such as video and post production. Gary was also the lead engineer with the implantation of Sony’s digital cinema system and the introduction of 4K projection. His current focus is on Sony’s OLED technologies which are used in the Sony BVM and PVM monitor models. Other areas of work include the design of camera image stabilization systems (called Steadyshot and used in most of the Sony camera models) and CCD sensor development where he holds multiple patents. Memberships include SMPTE, CIE, IEEE, SID and OSA.

Interested in buying or renting Sony professional monitors or other Sony products? Contact us by email or call 800-rule-com.

Click here to watch our new IN THE SHOWROOM video series featuring the latest in production and post-production equipment and technology.

PARKING FOR RBC EVENTS:

If our parking lot at 395 Western Avenue is full, please park at the Brighton Mills parking lot at 360 Western Avenue, Brighton. Please be sure to RSVP so we can forward the parking pass for your dashboard if you park in this overflow lot, or click on RBC PARKING PASS to print your own. Thanks.

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Coming Soon to Rule Boston Camera

Watch what’s coming soon to Rule Boston Camera.

Stay tuned for details on Tuesday, February 21st, and check our daily feed on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Google+, and Pinterest. Tune in to our IN THE SHOWROOM video series for a look at the latest equipment + technology available to buy or rent here at Rule Boston Camera.

Contact us via email or call 800-rule-com. We’d love to hear from you!

An Introduction to the New MōVI Pro (LIVE STREAMING ON FB!)

Join RBC MōVI Tech, Dylan Law, for an overview of the many features of the new MōVI  Pro including: hot swappable batteries, integrated fuel gauge, screen/power indicator, 180 degree roll, Toad in the Hole quick release system, changes to the MōVI Ring, MIMIC, MōVI  Controller and Tilt Stage Unit, and Tuning, with improvements to internal wiring for weather protection, faster boot time, built-in stand and more. Read Dylan’s blog post for a look at some of his favorite features.

Click here to RSVP.  This event is free with breakfast.  Can’t make it in person? We’ll be live streaming this Learning Lab on our Facebook page starting at 10:10am EST. For those joining us in person, please sign-in for a 20% discount on your next MōVI Pro rental (good through March 31, 2017).

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Interested in buying or renting the MōVI Pro or other Freefly motion tools? Click here to email us or call 800-rule-com.

Missed a Learning Lab? Watch here!

PARKING FOR RBC EVENTS:

If our parking lot at 395 Western Avenue is full, please park at the Brighton Mills parking lot at 360 Western Avenue, Brighton. Please be sure to RSVP so we can forward the parking pass for your dashboard if you park in this overflow lot, or click on RBC PARKING PASS to print your own. Thanks.

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MōVI Pro: Boston, You Ready?

Just when you thought that Freefly Systems had changed the stabilization game with the M15 — making a must-have, on-set production tool — they go out and do it again. Not just a major firmware update, new accessories, another type of handle, or iOS support, but all of this and an entire new system called the MōVI Pro!

The team at Freefly went all in with the Pro and developed what I and other MōVI owners/operators have always wanted. A few weeks ago, Freefly held a launch party at their headquarters, and I was lucky enough to attend. The minute I walked into the warehouse, I couldn’t wipe the smile from my face. MōVI Pro, Alta 6 and 8, Jibs, Tero, XL, Mimic, Food, Awesome People, and Craft Beer. It was a great time!

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Immediately, I had to try-out the Pro and see what the deal was. I got my hands on a Pro with a RED Epic build consisting of focus and iris motors, wireless video, and a Canon CN-E lens. This is a pretty standard build when it comes to MōVI work, especially in Boston. It felt great, looked elegant, and responded with incredible accuracy. Let me explain a few new details that really make me geek out over the new MōVI Pro.

New Ring: I have always been a huge fan of the MōVI Ring, and I
moviproffevent_0262always make sure that it’s ready to go with me on any job I’m on. Now, the Pro is integrated natively with the new style ring and it has FEET. How many times when on set have you thought, “I wish I could just put this thing down for 5 minutes?” Now you can do just that, and it opens up a new style of shooting as well. I know it may sound trivial, but it really is a huge factor in my opinion.

 

Power Base: Yes, please! D-Taps for accessory power as well as camera power is the real “game changer.” Now, no need for an onboard battery to power your Epic or Mini. Power your focus/iris/zoom motors straight from the base. Future MōVI builds will look so much more elegant, and camera assistants will love the power integration when setting up for the job at hand.

New Batteries: Enough said – hot swappable batteries with a 22.5v 1.8Ah rating are a dream come true. Let’s not forget they have battery life indicators on them. Big thanks!

Control Screen: We now have the ability to tune and adjust the MōVI Pro directly on location with no need of a tablet or computer. Before I forget, iOS users rejoice! You can now run the app on your device.

moviproffevent_0257New Mimic: Beautiful design and capabilities. MōVI control options will make this a must-have for your camera assistant.

RED RCP: MōVI and RED builds have become even better. Directly from your Mimic controller, you can now adjust camera settings when the operator is doing their job. Say what?!

Clamps and Mounts: It really is all about the little things. Now, with the new Pop-N-Lock system you can easily mount all your accessories that the job calls for. No more Velcro and Bongo Ties. After building many MōVI setups, this really excites me — just from an aesthetic view.

New Design: Hidden cables, dual pan bar, slightly taller cage, and enclosed motors. These new changes are bringing better and stronger stabilization to all operators.

As an operator, moving from an M15 (even M5) to the Pro will be a dream, and I see no major challenges (only sighs of relief). I still can’t get over the integrated control with RED cameras. This makes productions with this set up so much more streamlined and efficient. Let your operator get the shots that present themselves with literally no down time. I hope for a future update from Freefly that opens this technology up to other camera manufacturers. As an M15 and ARRI Mini user, my fingers are crossed.

Tabb and the crew at Freefly Systems really did an amazing job with their new product launch — from the brilliant and always exciting marketing (one of my favorite Instagram accounts), to their forward-thinking technology, and their ability to change the way we can achieve new shots — they are also gracious hosts (Sumerian Brewery is amazing). I thank you very much (yes, I’m a fan boy).

Interested in buying or renting the MōVI Pro or other Freefly motion tools? Click here to email us or call 800-rule-com.

Dylan Law, MōVI Tech and QC/Logistics, law@rule.com moviproffevent_0245

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Now Taking Pre-Orders – Buy the Freefly MoVI Pro at Rule Boston Camera

We’re now taking pre-orders for the latest in Freefly’s line of camera movement systems. Introducing the new MōVi Pro — their most powerful, versatile, smart and reliable digital handheld stabilizer yet!

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Freefly plans to start shipping mid-November. Each MōVi Pro system will include the MōVi Pro, the MIMIC, 2x MōVi Pro battery packs & more to get you started right out of the box! To place your pre-order with a $200 deposit (non-refundable, but transferrable), contact Michael Kalish at sales@rule.com or 800-rule-com. Be sure to watch the intro video at https://vimeo.com/188601738. And click here for the MōVi Pro sales price, description, specs and features.

Interested in trying before buying? The MōVi Pro is coming soon to Rentals. Click here for rental rate and details or contact rentals at answers@rule.com or 800-rule.com

RBC’s Dylan Law flew to Freefly HQ in Washington for their MōVi Pro launch party. Stay tuned for his upcoming blog post with all the technical and creative details.

-Haley Parizo, Sales Operations Manager, parizo@rule.com

Media Resource Expo 2016 at the DoubleTree in Danvers

BE SURE TO REGISTER WITH RBC DISCOUNT CODE MRE203 BY SEPTEMBER 25th FOR FREE ADMISSION!

The 2nd Annual Media Resource Expo features the latest in broadcast, film, instructional media, and communication, along with manufacturers, resellers and integrators (like us!). Visit RBC at Booth 203 where you’ll find an assortment of tools + technology for film + media makers.

At 11:30am, join RBC Engineer, Alex Enman for his Tech Showcase, “Bringing Virtual Reality to Your Next Production with the GoPro 360º Rig”.  Alex will provide an overview of the GoPro 10-camera 360 rig which captures high-resolution, 360 degree footage for a variety of virtual reality applications.  You’ll learn about camera syncing, multi-camera control, recording and the software needed to stitch together your captured content.

From 1:00-3:00pm, stop by the “Expert’s Table” for a one-on-one consultation with Tom Talbot who will talk about “Utilizing the Blackmagic ATEM Production Ecosystem to Build Your Next Studio”.

Grab a flyer at our Booth (203!) for 20% off your next Rental order, and while you’re there, be sure to enter for chance to win a $250 Rental Certificate.

Proud to be a Gold Sponsor!

Admission: $25 – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER BY SEPTEMBER 25th WITH RBC DISCOUNT CODE MRE203 FOR FREE ADMISSION!

Click here to see event flyer.

Panasonic DVX 200 Master Class with Bernie Mitchell

Join Bernie Mitchell, Pro Video Evangelist and President of Silver Platter Productions, for a master class with the Panasonic DVX200.

Bernie will share his in-depth knowledge of the DVX200, the first in a new generation of large-sensor, multi-format professional camcorders capable of capturing 4K/UHD, HD and SD. Designed as a large-format camera system, the DVX200 provides that all-important aesthetic of shallow depth of field/selective focus, but with an integrated 13X zoom for easy control over image framing as well as the ability to track your subject even in fast action. This large-format 4/3” camcorder offers exceptional image quality in all modes, as well as unique workflow options — including a dual codec workflow found in the VariCam 35. Whether for cinematic or television production, sports, news acquisition or event acquisition, the DVX200 is a workhorse, offering the perfect blend of image quality, convenience and versatility.

*10am-2pm* This is an extended Learning Lab/Master Class with Lunch!

This event is FREE, but seating is limited.

Click here to RSVP.  

DVX200 Master Class Syllabus – Created by Bernie Mitchell, Silver Platter Productions, Inc.

PART ONE: (POWERPOINT OVERVIEW)

Understanding 4K and UHD

Even SD Deliverables

Understanding Shallow Depth of Field

A. What it is

B. When to use it and when not to use it

What is Film Look?

A. How to Achieve this on the DVX200

Quick Overview of DVX200

A. Features

B. V-Log L

Wireless Communication

PART TWO (HANDS ON)

Menu Walk Through

A. System Mode

B. SW Set-up

C. Auto SW

D. Audio Set Up

E. Output Set Up

F. Display Set Up

G. Other Function

Scene Files (how to create them)

A. What is Pre-loaded

B. How to modify them

C. How to download new scene files

D. How to create your own

Best Practices for Post

A. Copying Files

B. Importing into NLEs:

• FCPX

• Adobe Premier

• Avid

PARKING FOR RBC EVENTS:

If our parking lot at 395 Western Avenue is full, please park at the Brighton Mills parking lot at 360 Western Avenue, Brighton. Please be sure to RSVP so we can forward the parking pass for your dashboard if you park in this overflow lot, or click on RBC PARKING PASS to print your own. Thanks!

 

Hands-on Demo with Lighting Tools from Aladdin

Join lighting specialist James Suit for a practical, hands-on demo with featured lighting tools from Aladdin including the powerful and compact EYE-LITE, the high-end bi-color, on-board A-LITE, and the highly portable, BI-FLEX series that can be mounted just about anywhere. 10am-12n

Be sure to sign-in before our Learning Lab on Wednesday morning for a chance to walk away with your very own EYE-LITE! All those who sign-in will be automatically entered for a chance to win this powerful yet compact light which is can be placed just about anywhere on set (inside furniture, shelves, lamps), or in tight spaces (cars, elevators, etc.).

At 12n, follow James over to the Showroom after his Learning Lab presentation where he and Bob Jones, will demo Zylight’s field + studio-friendly F8 and F8-200, the fully-customizable IS3, and the camera-top Newz lights along with the ZyLink Bridge and app for wireless lighting control. 12n-2pm

Click here to RSVP.  These events are free.

Missed a Learning Lab? Click here to catch up!

PARKING FOR RBC EVENTS:

If our parking lot at 395 Western Avenue is full, please park at the Brighton Mills parking lot at 360 Western Avenue, Brighton. Please be sure to RSVP so we can forward the parking pass for your dashboard if you park in this overflow lot, or click on RBC PARKING PASS to print your own. Thanks!