Picks

Thees are my picks for useful links, sites, tools, blogs worth reading and so on. If a link is broken, please alert me in comment, or if you know a site that should be listed here. Enjoy!

http://magiclantern.fm

Magic Lantern is a free software add-on that runs from the SD/CF card and adds a host of new features to Canon EOS cameras that weren’t included from the factory by Canon.

cinematography.com

Cinematography.com is an international peer to peer community of motion picture camera department professionals, filmmakers, students and industry representatives.

dafont.com

dafont.com is a large collection of various fonts and graphical elements in font format for free, mostly.

Wordle

Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like. You can print them out, or save them to the Wordle gallery to share with your friends.

http://www.freeimages.com/

Freeimages was launched in February 2001 as an alternative for expensive stock photography. The idea was to create a site where creative people could exchange their photos for inspiration or work. The site has evolved into the massive community you see today — there are over 2,500,000 registered users and around 400,000 photos online.

http://philipbloom.net/

Philip Bloom is a world-renowned filmmaker who, for the past 7 years of his 24-year career has specialized in creating incredible film-like images with low budget video. His most iconic work is created with Canon DSLRs. As one of the biggest evangelists for their use in productions his website became the place to go to for budding filmmakers as well as experienced ones keen to embrace the new technology. His site now regularly has over 1,000,000 visitors a month.

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