Nov 29

Model on Fire

2007 • Posted by Kai @ 1:21 AM

I finally burned my model…….nop, I just took a picture then worked with Adobe Photoshop and some effects in Apple Motion. It looks even better than I actually burn it, if I did.

Nov 19

Disney Fantasyland

2007 • Posted by Kai @ 3:56 AM

Disney was asking the photographer Annie Leibovitz to take the series photo for beauty on the magic of Walt Disney’s theme parks. The first three images has published on The Disney Blog recently, which are Scarlett Johansson as Cinderella, Beckham plays the part of the gallant Prince Phillip from “Sleeping Beauty”, and Beyoncé appears as “Alice in Wonderland,”.

I was always dreaming to take this kind of pictures, but I doubt it that I would ever have chance. Anyway, My favorite one of these three images is the Cinderella by Scarlett Johansson. Don’t ask me why~

~Photo Credit/The Disney Blog

Nov 14

Storyboard

2007 • Posted by Kai @ 3:52 PM

It is nice to have the storyboard before starting the film making. But although I am following the layout to shoot film and photos, there are still lot of challenges need to overcome. Making film is really not an easy job. All I been doing just learning and trying things, the good thing is I invented some filming techniques, quite interesting.

Nov 12

Leopard

2007 • Posted by Kai @ 4:46 PM

New Mac OS 10.5 Leopard has released for weeks. It comes with more than 300 new powerful features, but it seemed still have lots of compatible issues with other softwares. I guess I am not going to update my system that soon.

Nov 10

The Narrative of “Street Life”

2007 • Posted by Kai @ 4:07 PM

The short film I am making called “Street Life”, for temporally maybe. The following is the abstract of the narrative:

Chapter One
On the busy street corner, a drunkard awakes to the sound of a crowd of pedestrians. People walk by rapidly; no one notices him. He sits up, and takes a deep breath. The air smalls alcoholic. No, he realizes, that familiar smell is the scent of vodka from last night still lodged in his head.

Chapter Two
Later, he gets up and turns around, slowly walking toward to the tavern, the tavern where he used to spend his life. He opens up a can of beer and quickly drinks it up, then throws the empty can on the ground and jams on it. He walks into the tavern, it’s nightfall again.

Chapter Three
On the second floor of this building, a man stands by the window. He lights up a cigarette, raises the window, and smokes. He looks down the courtyard, while enjoying the quiet night, although the night is not quiet at all. A stranger is approaching from the street, and the street light stretches his shadow narrow and long.

Chapter Four
The smoker throws the cigarette down to the courtyard, which scares the stranger a bit. He looks up the second floor but can see no one who may have thrown the cigarette out. Angered by this inappropriate act, he kicks off the cigarette, and kicks the tavern’s door open; he is mad that someone has been teasing him.

Chapter Five
Meanwhile,the cigarette accidentally lands on the trash pile and burns the garbage up. Yes, it’s on fire. People call 911 and soon the fire is extinguished. Nobody dies, no one is hurt, no big disaster.

Chapter Six
The night clouds move rapidly, day break. The street is getting crowed as usual, and the drunkard is still sleeping on the corner. Later, he will going the tavern, to repeat his life, over and over again.

Nov 08

Kodak Reduces Film Producing

2007 • Posted by Kai @ 10:28 PM

Kodak has announced will stop the producing line of EPR, EPN, and HIE (Infrared Film) series of film at the end of this year. For more specifically please check the following list:

  • Kodak Professional Ektachrome 64 Film / EPR 120
  • Kodak Professional Ektachrome 64 Film / EPR 135-36
  • Kodak Professional Ektachrome 64 Film / EPR / 6117 / 10 sh 4 x 5 in
  • Kodak Professional Ektachrome 64 Film / EPR / 6117 / 10 sh 8 x 10 in
  • Kodak Professional Ektachrome 100 Film / EPN 120
  • Kodak Professional Ektachrome 100 Film / EPN 135-36
  • Kodak Professional Ektachrome 100 Film / EPN / 10 sh 4 x 5 in
  • Kodak Professional Ektachrome 100 Film / EPN / 50 sh 4 x 5 in
  • Kodak Professional Ektachrome 100 Film / EPN / 10 sh 8 x 10 in

Kodak suggests photographers using EKTACHROME Film E100G/E100GX instead of EPR series, and using E100G or EPP to replace EPN series.

Nov 03

The Last Supper In Detail

2007 • Posted by Kai @ 2:26 PM

Italian government has cooperated with a digital image company HAL9000 to put one of the Leonardo da Vinci’s most famous work “The Last Supper” on-line on October 27, 2007. In order to give people the opportunity to closely observe and study every minimal detail of the work, the painting is captured in 1677 images then recomposed in computer to form a world record size single image of more than 16 billion pixels.

The image size is 16.118.035.591 pixels (172181 pixels wide and 93611 pixels high), taken by Nikon D2Xs D-SLR camera with the AF-S Nikkor 600mm f/4D IF-ED II high brightness lens allows the shooting of high quality professional images. To ensure absolute chromatic fidelity the image was generated with a color depth of 16 bit, twice that of conventional digital images, which makes the image size greater than 96 Gbytes on disk.

If you are interested, you can browse THE LAST SUPPER IN DETAIL to see this super quality image.


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