Tuesday, August 25, 2009

The Auteurs

One of the complaints (and I share this complaint) regarding the NetFlix streaming service is that you cannot get the commentaries on the films. Another complaint that I have is no CC track but that's another story...

So, we have a startup that intends to fill the gap. They will stream films with commentaries as well as maintain a focus on classic film and art film. They are already in talks with Criterion to provide their content and commentaries as streams.

I hope they succeed. There is clearly a market niche that can be filled here nicely.

Check them out HERE.

Monday, August 03, 2009

The importance of slating.

I have always been a huge proponent of slating all shots. I cannot begin to describe the importance of this as well as to stress the impact that the clapper loader can have on a scene.

Now, finally, someone agrees with me. Check it out HERE.