Meet Sarah. Not only does she look great in 3D, but she also looks great in real life. We love this one.

Working a new batch of 3D Gifs! Party!

DuckDuck Radio Ep. 5 - Metalcore + Dubstep

We pick different genres every week.  This week we spin up some metalcore and dubstep.  Here’s our setlist, organized by key and tempo.  It’s a face-melter.  Hope you like it!

John:

Db - 132 - Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! - We R Who We R
Cm - 132 - I See Stars - Till the World Ends
Cm - 140 - Asking Alexandria - Another Bottle Down [Tomba Remix]
Gm - 140 - Fast Foot - Chickens Being Torn Apart (Original Mix)
Gm - 140 - Alvin Risk - Put ‘Em Up (ft. Jason Aalon Butler)
Gm - 140 - Static Revenger ft. Dev - Turn The World On (Kezwik and Protohype Mix)
F - 135 - Woe, Is Me - Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)
F#m - 140 - Konec - Railgun (ft. xKore)

Simon:

A - 174 - Skrillex - San Diego VIP
Fm - 174 - Dirtyphonics -  Walk In The Fire
Fm - 174 - Excision, Downlink, Space Laces - Destroid Raise Your Fist
Cm - 160 - Asking Alexandria - A Lesson Never Learned
C - 160 - Asking Alexandria - A Lesson Never Learned (Celldweller)
Cm - 140 - Woe, Is Me - O.G. Loko
F# - 135 - Upon This Dawning - Call Me Maybe
Dbm - 140 - Attack Attack! - Hot Grills And High Tops
E - 140 - Attack Attack! - Stick Stickly
Outro: Em - 130 - Ellie Goulding - Tessellate (Alt-J Cover)

It is here and it is HOT. Stoked. Bought a pool yesterday to prove it.

Also, super fun to make this. Featuring a beautiful array of glow color phasing and camera shake, this jif aims to please.

Summertime is here. Let the pool parties commence.

Our buddy Kyle who is a photography student came over today to get a quick lesson in how to create multiple exposures. This one took 10 minutes to make.

DuckDuck Radio Ep. 3 - Summer Mix!

This week we tried to push ourselves to pick from a wide range of genres and tempos to create a summer mix.  (By comparison, in episode one we just kept the tempo at 128 bpm the entire show to play it safe!)  The feedback from the show has been encouraging. Sorry about the echo during the first minute.  I (John) forgot to mute the live-stream on the computer like a dingus.

Anyway.  Here’s our set list for the week, organized by key and by tempo.  Enjoy!

John:
F# - 117 - Robyn - Dancing On My Own
Ab - 112 - Royal Teeth - Wild
Ab - 112 - Royal Teeth - Wild (High Top Kicks Remix)
Ab - 104 - Postiljoenen - Supreme
Eb - 118 - Tesla Boy - 1991 (Original Mix)
Eb - 126 - Daughter - Medicine (The Chainsmokers Remix)
Eb - 88 - Royal Teeth - Heartbeats
Fm - 70 - Seven Lions - Fevers ft. Min & Mimi Page
Bbm - 73 - 12th Planet - Mayhem - Whoops ft. PennyBirdRabbit
Db - 81 - MVSCLES - Sweet n Sour

Simon:
C - 65 - The 1975 - Head Cars Bending
Dbm - 85 - Com Truise - VHS Sex
C - 85 - The Temper Trap - Need Your Love RAC
Fm - 87 - MONSTA - Holdin’ On (Skrillex and Nero Remix)
Fm - 128 - Skrillex & Wolfgang Gartner - The Devils Den
Bm - 140 - Ellie Goulding - Hanging On (Sound Remedy Remix)
D - 145 - Omnitica - Yo! Ho! And a bottle of Bass!
G - 100 - Active Child - You Are All I See

We have been doing some remodeling over at the DuckDuck Collective studios in VA. Here is a quick timelapse we threw together of the Colony Furniture Co. guys working their magic. 

Meeting Cinematographer Mike Collins

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Simon and I recently had a chance to catch up with NYC cinematographer Mike Collins.  You may know him on twitter as @mikespins — he seems to know everyone!  He is as nice in real life as he is on twitter. 

Mike usually rolls with a few C300s and C100s.  He brought one of his C100s to our coffee meeting and we had a blast nerding out.  That’s another great thing about this industry: you never, ever have a lack of things to talk about.  Exhibit A:

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This particular day the Magic Lantern hack for the 5Dmk3 had just come out so we did our own little shootout between the RAW footage from that and the C100.  (Though we had some trouble getting the C100 footage on an FTP server so we have yet to actually compare in post.) 

We also had a good time chatting about anamorphic lenses and trying out some cine Rokinons, which performed way better than I thought they would considering their price. 

Much fun was had and a friendship was born.  We’re already chatting about some other projects it’d be fun to team up on.  Check out his work here: http://vimeo.com/user451006

Love. this. city.  Onwards and upwards!

-John

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It is a soft ‘G,’ pronounced ‘jif.’ End of story.

Steve Wilhite, inventor of the GIF, on how the word is properly pronounced.