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Trailer Alert – Final ‘Dunkirk’ Trailer

After almost a full year of trailers and teasers, this film needs no introduction. Christopher Nolan looks to have another hit on his hands. His next movie should be a biopic on King Midas, starring himself as King Midas. It’s just him walking around touching stuff… This is just the early stages of the idea, give me a break.

While I can’t tell you anything that Tom Hardy in a WWII fighter plane can’t, I will share this nice tie bit regarding Dunkirk: It’s being shown on select screens (Thanks Indiewire) in glorious 70mm. If you remember, back in 2015 Quentin Tarantino did the same thing with The Hateful Eight. To some degree, IMAX and 3D showings are just gimmicks, but 70mm screenings are the TRUTH. If it’s playing near you in 70mm, go see it in 70mm.

-Matt

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Tech Tuesday – Video DSLR Comparison – Canon 5DIII vs. 6D

Where are my DSLR video shooters?! Here is a great video by DSLR Video Shooter highlighting two options for DSLR video shooters.

I personally use the 5D Mark 3 for almost everything on The Average Nobodies YouTube Page.

-Matt

PS- if you are looking for any cheap DSLR monitoring/controlling options check out this video I did on using a Nexus 7 as your monitor.

Tech Tuesday – Real Phones Have Curves

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So this is what cell phones have come to? First, the smaller phone you had, the better it was. Then, people wanted bigger and bigger phones. The next direction obviously must be curved phones. The picture above is of LG’s G Flex smart phone. The first phone of its kind, sporting a 6″ curved display.

29349 The curved designed is accomplished by making the screen plastic instead of the normal glass, which LG says gives the phone an “IMAX-like experience”. I have been to quite a few movies at the IMAX theater in Providence and even though I have never used the phone I can confidently say it won’t be anything like an IMAX theater. Going out on a limb with that statement, but I think I could be right.

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As far as specs go you’re looking at basically a curved version of LG’s G2, which is a pretty sweet device. As of right now there is no release date, but if I had to guess you will be able to get this guy in your hands around mid November.

-MattyV

PS- I feel like if I put this phone in my pocket it will break. Just saying.

How-To Tuesday – Nexus 7 DSLR Monitor

The great thing about shooting video with a DSLR is that you get great looking footage. The bad thing? They are not meant to do so. One way to help me shoot video on my 5D MKIII was connecting my Nexus 7 tablet to the camera and using the app ‘DSLR Controller’. In case anyone was curious on how to connect a Nexus 7 to your DSLR rig, here is a custom mount I built myself. Build cost was about $25 (including app price). A link to everything I bought is in the video description and below

-MattyV

1/4 20 to cold shoe mount – http://goo.gl/uwD9K

Nexus 7 case – http://goo.gl/2VVrM

GoPro Tripod Mount – http://goo.gl/M02M2

USB Adapter – http://goo.gl/XffsW

DSLR Controller $6.99 – http://goo.gl/9wys1

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