Below are the announced specs, price is expected to be in the range of £6,000 (USD7k to 8K). No footage has been seen so far. Coming from the land of counterfeit and copycats one could question whether this is a RED or ALEXA knockoff? Not much is to be expected in terms of originality when it comes to design, the camera uses basically the same menu system and display on the side of the body as does the ALEXA. The 2K KineRAW Kinefinity camcorder is like a larger RED (using “KineMAG” SSD drives instead of REDMAG SSD drives) with the size and weight of an ALEXA. It will record to CinemaDNG or Cineform RAW. Read More →
For the first time in 36 years the panel of TV industry leaders at the Edinburgh International Television Festival is listening to an industry outsider, Eric Schmidt the CEO of Google. Not only an outsider but someone they have loved to hate. Could this be the beginning of a turning point for the future collaboration between major broadcasters in the UK and the internet giant google?
Here you can download the full lecture given by Eric Schmidt CEO of google as an mp3 for you to listen to quietly on your way to work or in the the shower I have also included a PDF of the transcript if you prefer to read! Read More →
We, at Tarmak, rely on Open Source platforms to develop CMS solutions. In fact we often use, develop and tailor WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, Ushahidi to meet our clients’ demands. Read More →
Just returned from the AWS Summit 2011 that took place in the Queen Elizabeth II center in Westminster and here is some of the wisdom I took home with me: Read More →
The maps and plans for a giant cloud structure to float above London have been submitted and selected in a competition set up by London’s Mayor Boris Johnson. This project is however pure fantasy and will never see the light of day despite its great ingenuity and imaginative concept. Read More →
Below is a very useful table that can serve as a quick reference for working out lens angles for different formats. Read More →
Below are some definitions of terms you will come across when dealing with HD. If you wonder what they mean here is an answer. Read More →
Here is a table with all the common filters a cinematographer is likely to come across. I have assigned I common filter factor for guidance only and would suggest you check the exact factor with the filter’s manufacturers before applying any correction. Read More →
Having a good acting showreel is a very important asset that can make the difference between getting an agent or an audition. All good casting agencies require an actor to have a showreel and as an actor it can often be difficult to find the right place to get a decent portfolio. Read More →
Eric Trometer from Tarmak Films , embarks on a journey of workshops in the city of Barcelona along with his colleague judges Ricard Mamblona and Janusz Szczerek in the International University Of Catalunya awarding students prizes for the best ad. View press release →
At Tarmak we offer one-one or group workshops in production, camera, editing and producing video for the web. All courses are taught by experienced professionals. Contact us directly for more details about dates and availability.
Everybody knows that RED has run into some delays regarding the delivery of the Scarlet. Its original shipment date was supposed to be early 2010 and here we are in January still awaiting an official date. Read More →
“Tangled Up in Blue” is the first feature film by British born director Haider Rashid. The film had its World Premiere at the Dubai International Film Festival. The film shot on DV was onlined on Final Cut Pro and mastered to HDCAM at Tarmak Films ltd. Eric Trometer supervised the post and overlooked all the technical aspects linked to up-res’ing, conforming and color grading.
“Tangled Up in Blue” is a Drama of urban alienation set in an austere and chaotic London. The son of a world-renowned Iraqi writer struggles with his conscience as he plans to publish a book by exploiting his assassinated father’s fame, while wrestling with his unrequited love for his best friend.
TANGLED UP IN BLUE explores themes of exile, love, war, friendship and solitude with a blue-tinged realism.