Saturday, 1 November 2014


Coulors from anton withagen on Vimeo.

Color photography is photography that uses media capable of reproducing colors, which are traditionally produced chemically during the photographic processing phase. By contrast, black-and-white (monochrome) photography records only a single channel of luminance (brightness) and uses media capable only of showing shades of gray.

In color photography, light-sensitive chemicals or electronic sensors record color information at the time of exposure. This is usually done by analyzing the spectrum of colors into three channels of information, one dominated by red, another by green and the third by blue, in imitation of the way the normal human eye senses color. The recorded information is then used to reproduce the original colors by mixing various proportions of red, green and blue light (RGB color, used by video displays, digital projectors and some historical photographic processes), or by using dyes or pigments to remove various proportions of the red, green and blue which are present in white light (CMY color, used for prints on paper and transparencies on film).

Monochrome images which have been "colorized" by tinting selected areas by hand or mechanically or with the aid of a computer are "colored photographs," not "color photographs." Their colors are not dependent on the actual colors of the objects photographed and may be very inaccurate or completely imaginary.

Friday, 31 October 2014

Cameraman in Russia

Cameraman in Living Russia from anton withagen on Vimeo.

Man with a Movie Camera called A Man with a Movie Camera, The Man with the Movie Camera, The Man with a Camera, The Man with the Kinocamera, or Living Russia) is an experimental 1929 silent documentary film, with no story and no actors,by Soviet director Dziga Vertov, edited by his wife Elizaveta Svilova.

Vertov's feature film, produced by the film studio VUFKU, presents urban life in the Soviet cities of Kiev, Kharkov, Moscow and Odessa. From dawn to dusk Soviet citizens are shown at work and at play, and interacting with the machinery of modern life. To the extent that it can be said to have "characters," they are the cameramen of the title, the film editor, and the modern Soviet Union they discover and present in the film.

This film is famous for the range of cinematic techniques Vertov invents, deploys or develops, such as double exposure, fast motion, slow motion, freeze frames, jump cuts, split screens, Dutch angles, extreme close-ups, tracking shots, footage played backwards, stop motion animations and a self-reflexive style (at one point it features a split screen tracking shot; the sides have opposite Dutch angles).

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Burgundy 2014

Burgundy 2014
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iPhoto 9.5: Create a slideshow

You can create two kinds of slideshows:

Instant slideshow: To very quickly showcase a selection of your photos—with a theme, music, and transitions—you can create an instant slideshow. If you show the same selection again, the same settings apply. However, you can’t change the photos included or customize the slideshow further.

Saved slideshow: For more control over your slideshow, you can create a saved slideshow. With a saved slideshow, you can reorder photos, modify transitions between photos, add text to slides, add the Ken Burns effect, and more. A saved slideshow appears in your Source list so that you can play it and change it at any time.

Monday, 27 October 2014

Dijon Frankrijk

Dijon (france) from anton withagen on Vimeo.
Dijon  is a city in eastern France, capital of the Côte-d'Or département and of the Burgundy region.

The earliest archaeological finds within the city limits of Dijon date to the Neolithic period. Dijon later became a Roman settlement named Divio, located on the road from Lyon to Paris. The province was home to the Dukes of Burgundy from the early 11th until the late 15th centuries and Dijon was a place of tremendous wealth and power, one of the great European centres of art, learning and science. Population (2008): 151,576 within the city limits; 250,516 (2007) for the greater Dijon area.

The city has retained varied architectural styles from many of the main periods of the past millennium, including Capetian, Gothic and Renaissance. Many still-inhabited town houses in the city's central district date from the 18th century and earlier. Dijon architecture is distinguished by, among other things, toits bourguignons (Burgundian polychrome roofs) made of tiles glazed in terracotta, green, yellow and black and arranged in geometric patterns

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Ken Burns Storytelling

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Kenneth Lauren "Ken" Burns (born July 29, 1953) is an American director and producer of documentary films, known for his style of using archival footage and photographs. His most widely known documentaries are The Civil War (1990), Baseball (1994), Jazz (2001), The War (2007), The National Parks: America's Best Idea (2009), Prohibition (2011), The Central Park Five (2012), and The Roosevelts (2014).

Burns' documentaries have been nominated for two Academy Awards and have won Emmy Awards, among other honors.

Saturday, 25 October 2014

Images from Alicante

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George Lucas
Learning to make films is very easy. Learning what to make films about is very hard. What you've really got to do is focus on learning as much about life, and about various aspects of it first. Then learn just the techniques of making a movie because that stuff you can pick up pretty quickly. But having a really good understanding of history, literature, psychology, sciences -- are very, very important to actually being able to make movies.

French Flanders

French Flanders
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According to Walter Murch, when it comes to film editing, there are five main criteria for evaluating a cut or deciding where to cut. They are (in order of importance, most important first, with notional percentage values.):

Emotion (51%) — Does the cut reflect what the editor believes the audience should be feeling at that moment?
Story (23%) — Does the cut advance the story?
Rhythm (10%) — Does the cut occur "at a moment that is rhythmically interesting and 'right'" (Murch, 18)?
Eye-trace (7%) — Does the cut pay respect to "the location and movement of the audience's focus of interest within the frame" (Murch, 18)?
Two-dimensional plane of the screen (5%) — Does the cut respect the 180 degree rule?

Friday, 24 October 2014

Searching Cowboys and Indians

Searching Cowboys and Indians
from anton withagen on Vimeo.
The 8mm video format refers informally to three related videocassette formats for the NTSC and PAL/SECAM television systems. These are the original Video8 (analog recording) format and its improved successor Hi8 (analog video and analog audio but with provision for digital audio), as well as a more recent digital recording format known as Digital8.

Their user base consisted mainly of amateur camcorder users, although they also saw important use in the professional television production field.

In 1985, Sony of Japan introduced the Handycam, one of the first Video8 cameras with commercial success. Much smaller than the competition's VHS and Betamax video cameras, Video8 became very popular in the consumer camcorder market

Taste Cote d'Or

Taste Cote d'Or from anton withagen on Vimeo.


Burgundy is one of France's main wine producing areas. It is well known for both its red and white wines, mostly made from Pinot noir and Chardonnay grapes, respectively, although other grape varieties can be found, including Gamay, Aligote, Pinot blanc, and Sauvignon blanc. The region is divided into the Côte-d'Or, where the most expensive and prized Burgundies are found, and Beaujolais, Chablis, the Côte Chalonnaise and Mâcon.

The reputation and quality of the top wines, together with the fact that they are often produced in small quantities, has led to high demand and high prices, with some Burgundies ranking among the most expensive wines in the world.
Famous Burgundian dishes include coq au vin, beef bourguignon, and Époisses de Bourgogne cheese.

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Hostel de Dieu

Hostel de Dieu from anton withagen on Vimeo.

In film making, the 180-degree rule is a basic guideline regarding the on-screen spatial relationship between a character and another character or object within a scene. An imaginary line called the axis connects the characters, and by keeping the camera on one side of this axis for every shot in the scene, the first character is always frame right of the second character, who is then always frame left of the first. The camera passing over the axis is called jumping the line or crossing the line.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Oldest city of Germany

The oldest German City from anton withagen on Vimeo.

Trier lies in a valley between low vine-covered hills of red sandstone in the west of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate, near the border with Luxembourg and within the important Moselle wine region.

The city is the oldest seat of a bishop north of the Alps. In the Middle Ages, the Archbishop of Trier was an important prince of the church, as the Archbishopric of Trier controlled land from the French border to the Rhine. The Archbishop also had great significance as one of the seven electors of the Holy Roman Empire.

What a revelation !

What a revelation ! from anton withagen on Vimeo.

What a revelation for him!

EYE would like to share this silent movie from 1927. It's called 'Wat een openbaring voor hem', and is an advertisement for cigarettes.
It has meaning because it shows how people thought about health and smoking in those days. On top of that it shows the streetview of
Amsterdam in the twenties. And last but not least part of the movie is situated on the terrace of the VondelPark Paviljoen, where EYE currently was situated. in the past.

Eye wants to emphasize strongly that they share this film because of it's cultural and educational value, but that they absolute have no intention to give a positive message about smoking, on the contrary.

Welcome trailer

Welcome (Trailer) from anton withagen on Vimeo.

A trailer for my feature film :welcome in our neighborhood, anywhere on this site.
Though i work with the newest iMovie now, trailer facilities were not present at that time . Made my own.
Translation of the text is hardly possibly while there are lots of text puns in the trailer.

Abbey of Fontenay

Abbey of Fontenay from anton withagen on Vimeo.

The Abbey of Fontenay is a former Cistercian abbey located in the commune of Marmagne, near Montbard, in the département of Côte-d'Or in France. It was founded by Saint Bernard of Clairvaux in 1118, and built in the Romanesque style. It is one of the oldest and most complete Cistercian abbeys in Europe, and became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1981. Of the original complex comprising church, dormitory, cloister, chapter house, caldarium, refectory, dovecote and forge, all remain intact except the refectory and are well maintained. The Abbey of Fontenay, along with other Cistercian abbeys, forms a connecting link between Romanesque and Gothic architectures.

Monday, 20 October 2014

Zeeland (sealand)

Zeeland (sealand) from anton withagen on Vimeo.

In film, a high angle shot is usually when the camera angle is located above the eyeline.

With this type of angle, the camera looks down on the subject and the point of focus often get "swallowed up" by the setting.

High angle shots also make the figure or object seem vulnerable or powerless.

High angle shots are usually used in film to make the moment more dramatic or if there is someone at a high level that the character below is talking to.


Epoques from anton withagen on Vimeo.

Cat is a symbol for spiritual power, freedom, love of liberty and bad luck in Japan. On the contrary the black cat is linked to evil cunning in the Celtic world and with harmful djins in Islamic world.
In Europe, the cat is honored as an exalted soul and at other times it is associated with witches and the occult (especially the black cat). It is therefore seen as a symbol of superstition and bad luck.

Union square

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A music video or song video is a short film integrating a song and imagery, produced for promotional or artistic purposes. Modern music videos are primarily made and used as a marketing device intended to promote the sale of music recordings. Although the origins of music videos date back much further, they came into prominence in the 1980s, when MTV based their format around the medium. Prior to the 1980s, these works were described by various terms including "illustrated song", "filmed insert", "promotional (promo) film", "promotional clip", "promotional video", "song video", "song clip" or "film clip".