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Old May 30th, 2007, 06:00 AM   #1
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New articles on Showreel site

An interview with director Zack Snyder on how he achieved the look for 300 and an interview with cinematographer Richard Bluck, who used the RedOne camera on Peter Jackson's WWI short Crossing the Line, lead the line-up of new articles to go live on the Showreel website (

New FREEVIEW articles include Liz Smith's article on using the P+S Technik Mini35 and Pro35 lens adaptors, Scott Lehane's explanation of the Silicon Imaging SI-2K workflow, Dado Valentic's analysis of the rights and wrongs of DVCPRO HD workflows, Miguel d'Oliveira's interview with sound designer Paul Davies about his approach to sound on recent movies, including The Queen, and a profile of The Brothers McLeod, who have launched successful animation careers following their posting of free animations on the net. Previous member article, Scott Lehane's interview with David Fincher about his use of the Grass Valley Viper on Zodiac and Benjamin Button, has also been made FREEVIEW. These join previous FREEVIEW articles that include David Valentine's interview with The Fountain director Darren Aronofsky, Geoff Boyle's pieces on lensing Mutant Chronicles and tests of the Canon A1/G1, the JVC HD250/251 and the Sony V1.

Member articles

New articles for members include the following:

• Steve Parker's interview with Richard Bluck on using the RedOne camera on a Peter Jackson short;
• David Valentine's interview with 300 and Dawn of the Dead director Zack Snyder;
• Star Wars HD camera specialist Fred Meyer on the first test of the Sony F23;
• DP of 24 Rodney Charters on using Google Earth to previz short spin-offs of 24;
• David Stump ASC on using the Dalsa Origin on short film, The Trident;
• Part two of Phil Rhodes test of his homemade budget data recorder;
• Geoff Boyle on the high-end camera shoot-out he recently organized at Shepperton Studios;
• Liz Smith's test of a whole bunch of new lights;
• Nigel Stanford's test of the S.Two Take 2 recorder;
• Matt Leonard's test of Skymatter's modelling package, Mudbox;
• Chris Goff's tests of Autodesk's Maya 8.5 and Max 9.

New FREEVIEW articles include:

• Profile of Joe Tucker's animated short For The Love of God, which has recently made it in to competition at Cannes;
• Scott Lehane's investigation of the new Silicon Imaging SI-2K workflow;
• Dado Valentic's analysis of DVCPRO HD workflows;
• Unit TV's test of the Panasonic HPX2100 P2 camera;
• Miguel d'Oliveira's interview with sound designer Paul Davies;
• Myles McLeod on how he and his brother made money from internet animations;

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The Showreel website features past and current articles from Showreel magazine. Some of the articles on the site are FREEVIEW, with others accessible by members only. Membership costs just $20 for 12 months’ access.


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