CDMotion’s contributors haven’t come up with a wish list this year. Maybe that’s because we’re most wishing for time to work on all the projects we’ve got planned! (No material goods needed – unless it’s a Time Freezing Machine or Brain Accelerator!)
But there are a couple of really fantastic visual gift guides out there.
KipKay writes up this great guide, packed with gift ideas and DIY projects from the pages of MAKE, like hacking a single-use camera and sending it up on a model rocket. Never use boring footage in your live visual sets again!
Sure, it has “amateur” in the title. But replace “visualist,” and you have some fantastic ideas for gathering footage. (Hint: if you’re not on the Mac, the one Mac-only item here, Final Cut Express, can be neatly replaced on Windows with a version of the wonderful Sony Vegas, which I loved enough to basically give up on my Mac as my main editing machine and move to a PC. Really.)
And yeah, I totally want a MinoHD. With a USB jack and serviceable HD footage, this is exactly what you want for capturing some last-minute footage. I love that you can even add a custom image on the thing.
Oh, wait. I said I wanted time and nothing material. I probably lied.
On a sad (and non-digital) note, the wonderful Super 8 / Super 16 magazine smallformat reaches the end of its run. That means a very excellent idea is this Berlin-based magazine.
Got other items on your wish list? (Hey, my birthday is January 13, so I think of that a bit as an additional holiday… maybe there are other Capricorns out there.)