Frame.io for Video Production – A Year of Testing

I love being organized. It is part of the reputation I have built for myself. Some have even jokingly said that I give most producers and project managers a run for their money. So it would make sense that I would strive to use the most efficient and easy to use video review and collaboration software right? Enter Frame.io.

My 2016 Director & Animator Showreel

After much too long of a wait, I am happy to introduce my 2016 Director & Animator showreel. Here are two minutes of some of some cool projects I have had a hand in creating.

For the full pieces, visit: isaacmurray.com/

Let me know what you think in the comments and thanks for watching!

Making Of: AI Media – Intelligent Path

A while ago I was approached by my friend DJ of  STEM Films to work on a project for AI Media. From the start I wanted to focus on creating a unique aesthetic that would lend itself to the the high-tech data saturated content that AI deals with. I came up with style-frames that were inspired by long exposures taken at night in urban areas, in this case the headlights of the cars representing individuals.

Guide to Light Systems for Film and Television

Introduction

Let’s start by coming to an understanding that the list of lighting tools is long as long as it is complicated. This is a collection of the most common lighting tools that you will encounter on set and their basic function.

Power Management on Set

Most film lights draw huge amounts of power, so understanding a few basic concepts of electricity will ensure you don’t ever blow a breaker while out on a shoot. Let’s get started with a refresher on electricity. [Header photo credit: Ricardo Diaz]

Motion Graphics Show Reel 2012

I have been busy over the last 12 months creating motion graphics and VFX magic! Check out my new showreel featuring the cream of the crop projects of 2012 including: Motion graphics, 3D animation, visual effects, and cinematography! If you dig it, please share it with your friends! What is your favorite part? Leave a comment below!

The Price of a Large Sensor Digital Cinema Camera Infographic: Mind the Gap

With the popularity of large sensor digital cinema cameras in full swing, recently re-stoked by the release of the RED Scarlet-X and Canon C300, I got to thinking how the proverbial “gap” would look if it was represented visually.  Go back a couple of years and you basically had four choices. Film, RED One, ARRI Alexa & DSLR’s. It is amazing how much the gaps between all of these cameras has closed.

Technicolor CineStyle DSLR Color Profile: First Impressions & Tests

This is by no means a in depth technical review of the new Technicolor CineStyle color profile, it is just my first tests and impressions. Take it with a grain of salt.

All of this is shot with the Canon 7D on the 50mm f/1.8.

This color profile offers the most grading lattitude of all of the profiles I have used before. Overall I was really impressed with the profile and plan to use it more in the future. I will post more as I use it more. I would do through tests before you use it on a big shoot since it is so new. The only feedback I have is it looks like the profile makes things a little brighter so you might want to err on the side of underexposing when in doubt. I also ran into system stability issues on my MacBook Pro when I had all three videos with the LUTBuddy plug-in running.

Download the profile here: technicolor.com/​en/​hi/​cinema/​filmmaking/​digital-printer-lights/​cinestyle