End credits The end credits feature an abridged version of the afterword of Philip K. Dick’s novel, in which Dick lists people he knew who have suffered serious permanent physical or mental damage (brain damage, psychosis, pancreatic trauma, etc.) or death as a result of drug use. Focus critically and check the lens ring for accuracy. Quel horreur, this DV point of view!Everybody Is a Shooter Now If everyone can afford a DV camera capable of producing high quality images, then who needs the shooter specialist at all? Yes, there is an FCC mandate for television stations to broadcast digital television (DTT) in coming years; there is no mention or mandate for high-deﬁnition transmission, let alone at a speciﬁed resolution and frame rate. Direct the camera at any white surface—a white card is typically used—and zoom in as necessary to ﬁll the frame. Utilizing a telephoto lens can make a pursuer seem closer, the exploding boxcar behind him more perilous, the opening car door into the path of a biker more menacing.
Increasingly, camera manufacturers appear to be transcending this mindless predisposition as more and better models enable increased control of focus, white balance, exposure, and audio levels. Normally, light is slowed as it passes from air into the glass, which is of substantially higher density. The DV Storyteller’s Box67Figure 3.36 Sony estimates the shelf life of blue-laser media at 50 years, compared to less than one-tenth that for some tape media. When the entire frame is in focus, the visual story is less clear.Figure 2.35 At a narrow aperture, a proportionately larger number of in-focus rays reach the CCD target resulting in (usually) undesirable greater depth of ﬁeld. Anyone with a late-model Macintosh or fast PC. And that covers just about everyone. Rubbing a ﬁne layer of nose grease over a cheap DV lens may improve its performance!
Same story for musicians in this godless DV world, with desktop music composers that sound almost as good as having your own 26-piece orchestra at your disposal. His latest chef d’oeuvre sought to equate 1970s America with Nazi Germany, and so he hoped to open up the minds of Westerners to the enlightened Soviet system. Figure 3.65 In some cameras, the shooter can set the “pre-knee,” that point in the characteristic curve where the slope lowers to accommodate a greater range in the highlights. The solid-state cards eliminate moving parts in the camera, which contains no springs, tensioners, pressure pads, or spinning disc mechanism. Some manufacturers’ claims with respect to lens performance should be taken with a grain of emulsion.JVC GY-DV30014X1Your Window on the WorldLens Zoom Ranges (manufacturer rating)* with standard lens. Today, I don’t think many producers (including the Geographic) would pay my exorbitant day rate for a Wild Rainbow Chase.