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Your Copyright…

Monday, February 15th, 2016

BPHI WEB FB Copyright picture by Bianka BernabePhoto by Bianka Bernabe
Every script writer should make sure they are prepared to face copy right violations. Here are some facts around copyright to ensure your next idea does not get plagiarised without you having any legal grounds to defend yourself.

Fact is that you own the copyright to your story the moment to write it down. Important is that you cannot own the copyright to an idea and in most instances not even to a concept. Word of advise is to not shop around with an unfinished idea or concept prior to the screenplay (or any other written work).

In any copyright dispute the problem is for you to prove you came up with the story prior to the person who plagiarised your work. There are some easy and affordable options to insure you keep the upper hand in disputes over your copyright.

In the Philippines you can register your script with the Intellectual Property Center. But in many countries legal contracts are often not worth the paper they are printed on this is often not much more than a band aid.

I find it easier to deal with the Writers guild of America in order to register your script online within a few minutes and from the convenience of your home. You do not have to be an american citizen or resident to register your script. For none WGA members the registration fee for any written work is about 25USD and the registration will last for 10 years or more. Just upload a pdf version of your script and you receive a certificate with date and timestamp. You can register either using the East coast  or the West coast office. Just follow the links.

For more information about  copyright and other legal matters check out “The Filmmakers’ Legal Guide” available on the topics.

After The Storm – A Shark’s Tail

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

On November 8th 2013, Typhoon Haiyan, the worlds most powerful storm, swept through a narrow corridor of the central part of the Philippines destroying everything in it’s path and killing thousands of people.

One place devastated by Haiyan was Malapascua, a small, beautiful tropical island just off the north coast of Cebu. Almost every timber framed house and tree were completely destroyed in the space of just a few hours, leaving the islands community stranded from aid and any form of communication for days to come.

Malapascua is world renowned in the scuba diving community for being the only place in the world where the Pelagic Thresher Shark can be seen virtually every day on a sunken Island, known as Monad Shoal, they rise from deep water in the early morning to be cleaned by small cleaner fish.

It is because of this phenomenon that Malapascua has been transformed over the last decade to become one of the top dive destinations of the Philippines. Thousands of divers come to Malapascua every year to see the Thresher Sharks and to experience the laid back feel of this picture perfect tropical paradise.

Traditionally Islanders would rely on fishing and agriculture for survival, but since tourism has become so popular, hundreds are now employed in Dive Centres, Resorts and transportation, giving a huge boost to the local economy and the opportunity to prosper.

Typhoon Haiyan threatened the islands very survival.

After the Storm – A Shark’s Tail is a story of a Dive Guide, Ronel, who works for Malapascua Exotic Beach and Dive Resort. Like so many other people on the Island, tourism supports him and his family, without his job as a dive guide he would have to leave the island to gain work elsewhere.

Typhoon Haiyan was so powerful it devastated the island, but what damage had been done to the reefs and would the sharks still come to Monad Shoal? The story follows Ronel and how the uncertainty to the islanders livelihood unravels as the reefs are explored after the storm.

Fortunately this is a story with a mostly happy ending as the storm did not damage all the reefs and the thresher sharks continue to come to Monad Shoal every day. What Malapascua needs now are the dive tourists to return.

After the storm – A Shark’s Tail has already won the following awards:

‘Special Jury Award’ during the 2014 Yosemite International Film Festival

“Best Short Documentary” in Cannes, France during the 2014 Cannes Short Film Festival

“Rising Star Award” in Toronto, Canada during the 2015 Canada International Film Festival

 

Watch the film in full here: AFTER THE STORM – A Shark’s Tail on Vimeo.

Camera

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

 

5K RED Scarlet Dragon and 4K RED Scarlet MX are our main work horses. The stunning picture quality of these beyond ULTRA HIGH DEFINITION  (UHD) cameras together with the amazing power of RAW makes these cameras the tool of choice for any quality oriented production.

Check out these pre configured packages:

 

OUR “FLAGSHIP” PACKAGE: (Contact us for price)

5K RED Scarlet-X DRAGON Digital Cinema Camera Package

1 RED EVF (OLED) or 5“RED Pro touch-screen Monitor

1 Side handle

2 RED Mag 128GB SSD

2 REDVolt

1 REDvolt charger

3 V-mount batteries 95Wh

1 V-charger

1 20P Sachtler ,  2-stage Standard legs & High Head

1 HDMI Monitor 7”

1 sliding top handle

1 Rib-Cage,

1 15mm riser & rods,

1 Matte box

1 Follow focus

1 Set Tiffen Glas filters (.3, .6,.9 ND & 1.2 IRND)

Choice of PL-MOUNT, NIKON-MOUNT or CANON MOUNT

 

STARTER PACKAGE: (Contact us for price)

RED Scarlet-MX 4K Digital Cinema Camera

5“RED touch-screen Monitor

2 RED Mag 128GB SSD,

3 V-mount batteries 95Wh

1 V-charger,

1 18P Sachtler ,  3-Stage CF legs

Choice of NIKON-MOUNT, CANON MOUNT or PL-MOUNT

 

FULL PACKAGE: (Contact us for price)

RED Scarlet-MX 4K Digital Cinema Camera

1 RED EVF (OLED) or 5“RED touch-screen Monitor

1 Side handle

2 RED Mag 128GB SSD

4 REDVolt

1 REDvolt charger,

3 V-mount batteries 95Wh

1 V-charger,

1 20P Sachtler,  2-stage Standard legs, Baby & High Head

1 HDMI Monitor 7”

1 sliding top handle

1 Rib-Cage,

1 15mm riser & rods

1 Matte box

1 Follow focus

1 Set Tiffen Glas filters (.3,.6,.9 ND & 1.2 IRND)

Choice of NIKON-MOUNT, CANON MOUNT or PL-MOUNT

 

Other ENG/Video Camera: (Contact us for price)

Sony XDCAM PMW-EX3

Sony XDCAM PMW-EX1

Sony HDV FX1

GoPro Hero 2 HD Kits

 

LENSES

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

Our Zeiss  T2.1 standard cinema prime lenses for PL-Mount and fast Nikon mount still lenses with apertures of f1.4 for primes  and  f2.8 for zooms, provide you with the glass you need to capture your vision.

 

PL-Mount: (Contact us for price)

16mm Zeiss Standard Prime T2.1

24mm Zeiss Standard Prime T2.1

32mm Zeiss Standard Prime T2.1

50mm Zeiss Standard Prime T2.1

85mm Zeiss Standard Prime T2.1

 

FULL  FRAME Lenses (Nikon mount)  (Contact us for price)

Sigma, 35mm/1.4 ART

Sigma, 50mm/1.4 ART

Nikon, 50mm, f1.4 G

Nikon, 85mm, f1.4 G

Nikon 70-200mm, f2.8 G

Nikon, 28-300mm, f3.5-5.6 G

 

APS-C Lenses (Nikon DX)  (Contact us for price)

Tokina, 11-16mm, f2.8 (DX)

Nikon 35mm, f1.8 G (DX)

Nikon 17-55, f2.8 G (DX)

Nikon, 18-300mm, f3.5-5.6 G (DX)

 

Filters (Glass): (Contact us for price)

Tiffen 4×4, IRND 1.2

Tiffen 4×4, ND 0.9

Tiffen 4×4, ND 0.6

Tiffen 4×4, ND 0.3

Tiffen 4×4, linear Polarizer

Tiffen 4×4, ND 0.9 Grad soft

Tiffen 4×4, Sunset 2

CAMERA SUPPORT

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

Fluid camera pans and tilts as well as camera movement are essential for a seamless production. High quality Sachtler tripods & fluid heads are the base of our camera support department. Sit-on dolly with straight & curved tracks, 12ft Jib and slider compliment the German build tripods.

Scroll down for more and (Contact us for price).

TRIPODS:

Sachtler Carbon Fiber, 3-Stage HD, 100mm

Sachtler Carbon Fiber, 3-Stage, 100mm

Sachtler Standard 2 Stage Aluminium, ground spreader, 150mm

Sachtler Standard 2 Stage Aluminium, ground spreader, 100mm

Sachtler Baby 2 Stage Aluminium

Sachtler High hat 2 Stage Aluminium

Manfrotto 525, midspreader, 75mm

Manfrotto 117B Heavyduty, midspreader, 75mm

 

TRIPOD HEADS:

Sachtler 20P Fluidhead, 100mm

Sachtler 18P Fluidhead, 100mm

Sachtler SB-8 Fluidhead, 75mm

O’Connor 100D, 150mm Fluidhead

O’Connor 50D, 150mm Fluidhead

Manfrotto 504HD Fluidhead, 75mm

Manfrotto 501 Fluidhead, 75mm

 

OTHER CAMERA SUPPORT:

Banson SteadiCam-System “Bumble Bee” incl. west and arm

Cobra Crane I, 12ft, 4kg, w/counterweights

Kanova K3 Slider, 100cm 501Manfrotto fluid head

Universal Dolly w/ seat & push-bar with 12ft Straight & Curve  3ft tracks

(Contact us for price)

AUDIO & MISCELLANEOUS

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

MISCELLANEOUS  – Not just RED gear but also audio equipment, power, lights, grip and other needed equipment. This section is long, so make sure you scroll down to the end.

(Contact us for price)

RED ACCESSORIES:

RED Nikon mount

RED Canon mount

PL mount

DSMC Side handle

REDmote

REDstation 1.8” mini eSATA/FW800 or USB3/FW800

REDmag 1.8” SSD 128GB

REDmag 1.8” SSD 240GB

RED Bomb EVF (OLED) incl. Cable

RED Pro 5” Monitor touchscreen

Spinner with Bomb EVF mount

DSMC Top mount (adjustable)

Sliding Top Handle

REDVOLT

REDVOLT 4 Pack

REDvolt travel charger

RED DSMC power supply

RED XLR microphone cable

V-mount battery Dynacore 95Wh

Dynacore 2 Channel V-mount charger

Mounting arms

Rib-Cage with top plate and riser, 15mm rod support

Shoulder rig 19mm rods, 15mm rod support

Follow Focus 15mm

18” Follow Focus Wip

 

AUDIO:

Sennheiser MKH66

Windscreen & Handgrip

Wind Jammer

Boompole  K-2 carbon with internal XLR-cable

Sennheiser G2 Wireless Lapel Mic set

Sennheiser G2 XLR Transmitter

Sennheiser G3 Wireless Label Mic set

Sennheiser G3 XLR Transmitter

EV RE50B dynamic Omnidirectional mic

Azden 4Ch Sound-Mixer

AKG Headphones

 

LIGHTS:

Fluorescence 4 banks24″ tungsten

Fluorescence 6 banks24″ tungsten

LED 30W

Litepanels Micro LED

LED 321AS, 18.5W, 2x NP-F570L

LED 321AS, 8.5W, 1x NP-F570L

800W Redheads with softboxes

1kW Fresnel Tungsten

(Contact us for price)

Hire Us

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

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