Set narrative and design in Guillermo del Toro’s Pan Labyrinth

Set narrative and design in Guillermo del Toro’s films are as fundamental for the production as the story itself. In this instance I wanted to focus on two wonderful movies by director extraordinaire Guillermo del Toro. I personally consider Mr. del Toro as one of the brightest and most profound directors of the last two……

WiFi cameras and Copyright

Things to consider regarding WiFi cameras and Copyright. Yesterday I watched a very interesting and educational video posted at BH’s Youtube channel by the Copyright Zone guys. In case you haven’t heard about them, an intellectual property lawyer, Ed Greenberg,  and a commercial photographer,  Jack Reznicki, joined forces in an effort to illustrate and educate, the……

Sony’s Boldness – The Alpha A7R mark II

POST DISCLAIMER: I have been a Canon user for quite a while. First purchased the HV30 and later jumped into the DSLR wagon with the T2i. Me, and everyone else, have been anxiously anticipating the release of Sony’s flagship camera: The Sony Alpha A7R mark II. Sony packed such a massive and impressive list of……

Starbucks – Compatibility matters

In a not such a far away galaxy, everyone in the interactive and web universe was obsessed with backwards compatibility and legacy browsers – namely IE 6 aka as the doomsday device. Although development for legacy devices was a complicated and cumbersome task – mainly because of how buggy and unique those workarounds were, but……

Timing and opportunity – Tyrants of reality

Jodorowsky’s Dune (2013), a documentary directed by Frank Pavich, tells the epic pre-production process of Jodorowsky’s failed attempt at adapting Dune, Frank’s Herbert famous novel. The documentary is very enjoyable and a fantastic journey. Alejandro Jodorowksy work has always been very interesting to me, either because of his surrealistic background in the theater and as……

Linguistic relativity – and why it matters

Regardless of where you are, the boundaries defined by your culture make certain things normal, possible as well as unlikely and impossible. These impossibilities are sometimes achieve by cross-culture intervention, but most often than not, they are the anomaly inside the standard. Language is a slave of culture. A culture by definition needs a language……

Is the Camera part of the story ? Sundance Filmmakers

A lot has changed in the last decades. Image acquisition and film-making have gone through major light-year leaps. I have to confess a little jealousy for the availability and easy access to the stupendous image quality and versatility that nowadays cameras are capable of achieving. Take it from me. As someone that watched 8 mm……

A strange thing happen on my way to BH

Indeed, I recently sold a lot of my video and audio gear at Ebay (Lots of unexpected expenses needed to be paid!) I parted ways with my Azden SGM-2X shotgun microphone. This means that I had no way of recording in camera good and reliable sound. It just happens that I bumped into a review……

New Google webmaster video series

Last night I saw the new entry: Google webmasters produced a few interesting videos regarding their most asked question: “How do I get my business online ?” It’s interesting that Google, a search company, tries to answer this infamous question. Since its inception, Google has grown as a force beyond its original denomination as a……