Peter Jackson used RED cameras to produce District 9 (a powerful commentary of present day social rifts between ethnicities) and will continue his Hobbit film using them also. Listen in as he reminisces on the unique qualities of this odd little company called “RED.”
Revenue from video telephony, video messaging, and similar services is projected to grow from $121 million in 2010 to $2 billion in 2013, says ABI Research.
By Esther Shein of InformationWeek
July 19, 2010 12:16 PM
Mobile video services revenue from video telephony, video messaging, video sharing, video on demand, VoD downloads, and other video services is expected to exceed $2 billion in 2013, according to the ABI Research Mobile Video Services annual global study.By contrast, video services revenue will only be about $121 million in 2010, according to Mark Beccue, senior analyst. But the growth curve is “very steep indeed,” he said, and will continue to accelerate through the end of 2015, which is the end of ABI Research’s forecast period.
Read the rest over at INFOWEEK
Even more …
How do we finance our films? It’s one thing to do write it, pre-plan the shoot, can it, score, edit and finalize the product… and entirely another thing to actually get it into the eyeballs of people who care to view it.. and pray or repent or worship or activate as a result!
Do movies that move: “Abba. Hear my prayer. Make this film Yours. Use it to move the people who view it. Lead them to a life of prayer and praise. Cause them to turn from their sin and towards the life and light of Your Son, Yeshua. Lord, use my film to turn couch potatoes into life-long activists for truth. Build your eternal kingdom through this film, Abba!”
Todays “DIY distribution” allows us to start “small” using the internet. We have been given HUGE access to the actual purchasers of our products by comparison with what was available to movie makers less than 10 years back.
An interesting formula (subject to change) might include (but not be limited to) –
- Youtube and Vimeo and/or Blip channel to present your footage, podcasts and behind the scenes previews.
- A WordPress site and a Facebook Page for presenting more complete footage and gathering “likes” and email subscriptions.
- filmbaby – createspace or indieflix for distribution and
- a WithoutaBox account to hit the festivals with.
This digital distribution model – with a fraction of the money and effort it took 10 years ago – gives us great hope for a breakthrough and the possible “big-time.” We can secure a healthy return on our investment of creativity and labor by simply targeting our people consistently with our story and DVD or digital product.
But what if we could finance the film with “old-school” big dollars and actually distribute it into movie houses and DVD stores (think, Walmart)? That could be sweet, too!
There’s a new kid on the block that might hold some answers This NYTimes article talks about “Kickstarter.”
In this “information age” we, as believers in the One who gives wisdom from heaven freely, should not limit our horizons to resources that are either blatantly non-Christian or who refuse to sustain a testimony of King Yeshua in the public arena.
“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom can be no variation, nor turning shadow.” James 1:17
Imagine working with other passionate believers who sustain Kingdom activities through efforts on the internet.. and “google ’em up!” And, if you can’t find what you’re looking for – make it happen!
– Tom “Toma” Chaffer
Sony formally introduced what it is calling the industry’s first consumer-focused interchangeable-lens camcorder.
Sony’s NEX-VG10 ($1,999 with lens) is one of the world’s first interchangeable-lens camcorders for the consumer market.
The unit adds the flexibility of a d-SLR to a camera form factor that Sony believes to be more practical for shooting video.
The Handycam NEX-VG10 (shipping in September at a $1,999 suggested retail as a kit including an 18-200mm f/3.5 lens) brings the ability to change lenses for a variety of creative shooting techniques including telephoto extensions. The camcorder was designed to use Sony’s new e-mount lenses originally developed for Sony’s new NEX mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera series.
Three e-mount lenses are available, including a new 18-200mm f/3.5 lens ($799 suggested retail) that will be made available as part of a kit with the VG10. Existing e-mount lenses include an 18-55mm ($299) lens and 16mm fixed-focus lens ($249). Sony is also offering an optional e-mount adapter for Alpha-mount lenses ($200), an ultra-wide converter ($129) and a fisheye converter ($149)… (more here)
Video images are captured in up to 1920-by-1080/60i AVCHD format at 24Mbps. Stills and video are recorded to SD or MemoryStick memory cards. [Tom: That’s a pretty righteous form of AVCHD – high bandwidth at 27 mips. Can’t wait to see some images!]
The company is also including its Sony Vegas Studio 10 (a $129 value) video-editing software through a download voucher that ships with the camcorder. [Tom: Nice! Vegas is THE PC video editing program, imo!]
[UPDATE: Paul Moon responded with lightning speed to invite us MMASFY-ers over to the NEX VG10 users group over at Vimeo and Facebook. Check out this video – SWEET images from this new cam – and get your prayers on for the BEAUTIFUL people of the East!]