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IBC, Easy as 1, 2, 3…!

Carl fresh from IBC, gives us his thoughts on the future.
2015’s International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) was the chance for many manufacturers to release new 4K products for the Indie and small post house market.  And we are shopping for exactly this sort of camera so exploring the stands and trying the products was one of my main tasks!  Cameras on our shopping list include Sony’s FS7 and new compact FS5, Canon’s new C300mk2, Panasonic’s DVX200 and Blackmagic’s new Ursa Mini 4.6 and 4K.  Of course I approach cameras as an editor, Mark feeling left out had to make do with constant texts and phone calls from the stands.
Pairing any of these cameras with a Shogun external recorder will give us quick turnaround in the edit with native DNxHR recording of 4K so that ticks my primary concern in the work flow!  So it is on to ergonomics.  Display conditions don’t really give me a feel for image quality so I’m mainly looking at ease of use and layout.  Straight away the Canon falls off the list in my eyes in this regard!  The Sony FS5 is impressive but the clear winners are the Panasonic and Australia’s home grown Ursa Mini.  Two very different cameras, the Panasonic’s fixed lens gives us a run and gun production camera with fast setup.  The Ursa gives us sexy bokeh shots and specialist shots using our canon lenses – but slower to set up and requiring a lot of accessories.  Ergonomically I like them both, with clear, crisp, large LCD viewfinders and well laid out controls.  So let’s have both!!!
Well not quite – we’ll probably start with the DVX200 to replace our current production camera for 4K work and run and gun productions, following this up with purchase of the Ursa for those sexy shots, macro and long lens nature work.  The sweetener with the Blackmagic gear is DaVinci Resolve, full version with every purchase.  This is the industry standard in colour grading software and is rapidly gaining a reputation in the editing area too.
 
Next report – Drones!  A feast of offerings on show, stay tuned!
 
 
Cheers, Carl
IBC Carl Ninja/Shogun stand

Carl at Atomos IBC stand.

Wunderschlecht 2015

Wunderschlecht 2015! GMi enters the International Art scene.

 
2015 saw a new collaborative venture for GMi with the filming and production of Wunderschlecht! the making of a piece of international art in Germany.
Filmed in Berlin (world capital of pop art and music) at the invitation of Instinktiv Kreativ’s Steve Jahns, Carl ventured over to filmed the piece.  With music by local Berlin artist Sascha Aviar from the Telekollegen crew – and help from Carlo, Phillip and the crew from Instiktiv, the production looks set to air on national TV and WEB in 2016 as part of a “Street Art” festival.  Looking ahead to 2016-2017 and hopefully the success of this production will see us working on a lot more in the future.

Wunderschlecht is stricktly not a German word or phrase!  Taking Wunder for “wonder” and Schlecht for “bad”, its literal translation is “Wonderfully Bad”.  It is taking some time to convince the German residents that this should be a legitimate word – watch this space as it becomes part of pop culture through our T-Shirt and merchandising campaign!

Check out the video here: Wunderschlecht!

Check out the music here: Sascha Aviar feat. #INSTANTBONER – Pong Pang (Franco Bianco Remix)

And  the artists at work here: Instinktiv Kreativ

A big shout out to all the crew in Berlin for making this possible!

 

Water corporation Waterwise

GMi gets wise with the Water Corporation

The Water Corporation of Western Australia is about to launch a series online training packages based around businesses and households becoming Waterwise users. These packages were fully produced in-house here at GEO Media interactive (GMi) and contained video components, animations, interactive media and programming, as well as SCORM and LMS authoring and implementation.

 

Whats more the work we have been done has been submitted as an entry into a statewide award. More details on the award entry and packages will be made available in early 2016 when the training goes live! In the meantime check out the Water Corporation website and learn what it means to be Waterwise!

 

Gateway WA supports our AFL teams!

Lighting the way to the preliminary finals

 Gateway WA supported WA AFL teams recently by lighting the Sky Ribbon panels of the Grand Gateway in the colours of the West Coast Eagles and Fremantle Dockers, for the AFL finals.

Motorists saw Dockers (purple and white) and Eagles (yellow and blue) lit panels line the way to and from Perth Airport, creating a memorable entry to and exit from the state as finals fever gripped the city.

The Sky Ribbon is an urban design feature of the project, made up of more than 220 aluminium panels that connect three bridge structures at the Grand Gateway interchange at Tonkin Highway / Leach Highway.

Check out a short video of the lights changing here!

For more information on the Gateway WA project click here!

Dockers Skyribbon

 

 

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