Busy times indeed. Wrapped Directing and DPing in Qatar in April and also wrapped on a short film I Produced, Directed, and DP'd as well. Attended and spoke at NAB this year. Was honored to be on panels with James Neihouse, ASC as well as Steven Poster, ASC. And more moved that they enjoyed my work for the last few years. Lot's of new lenses coming this year. Zeiss, Tokina, Sigma, Cooke, Leica, etc.... I'll be in LA likely through June, very light production schedule during that time to finish the move and develop some stories, but open to shoots for sure.
4 days ago I launched a little project I've been thinking about for a while. I took a small break from filming to get down to some programming.
PHFX | tools is a set of useful online motion picture tools for working professionals.
It contains various "things" that generate datasheets, can be used as reference, and be shared easily with others to help plan out their productions in a few ways.
Here's a few of the things that are live at launch:
For RED Shooters, REDCamAssist is very useful for generating a datasheet for a given RED camera model with user specific recording settings.
For Post Peeps, framesToDataRate is a handy data rate calculator that not only pushes out Uncompressed DPX file sizes, but also file sizes for Intermediate Codecs that you might deploy in a given workflow.
And for Motion Picture Viewers, optimalViewing is a handy Optimal Viewing Distance calculator that will give you the THX Recommended Viewing Distances for a given screen size as well as a "Window Effect" rating depending on it's results.
There's a few more things live on the site like my popular "Phil's Sensor Chart" that overlays modern digital sensor format sizes with common motion picture film formats.
I'll be developing a few more tools as time goes on and also use this page for various notes and tests.
These tools are free to you to use and the project itself is sponsored and made possible by those who support filmmakers around the globe. I hope you find this useful. Some of these I'm already using on a daily basis.