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Reinout

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  1. Here's a film I made with some good actor-friends earlier this year. A kind of tribute to Amelie about a girl who's trying to disappear into the city at night, but keeps stumbling on a strange guy who seems to follow her. It was made for a local photo/film festival in Utrecht (netherlands), where we actually won the competition with this film. I have to say, the Voigtlander combined with the small Rotolights really proved themselves in a pretty dark part of the city. Also, filmed on ISO 1600 most of the time, which looked pretty good! I guess I have to thank the GH2 Hack for that... [url=https://vimeo.com/39343452] https://vimeo.com/39343452 [/url]
  2. yesterday I was filming a project with my Voigtlander lens wide open. I used a Genus ND Fader to keep the light down. Funny thing was, I always read that when you close the fader down too much, just before it opens wide again you get a skewed image which looks terrible. Which intrigued me, and prompted me to try it out yesterday. And yeah, the image looks weird, but in a rather beautiful way! See what happens if you position it just right over a bright light source. Pretty cool right!
  3. Hey guys, just a question to see if I can figure something out. A few months ago I obtained an anamorphic lens in good shape through e-bay. A Kowa 16-d Bell & Howell. To me, it seems that the Kowa's are sort of confusing in all their varieties. 16D, 8Z, Bell & Howell etc. As I gathered, the Bell & Howell name suggests a good quality, like its their 'prime' range? But 16D is an older, lesser quality lens than the 16Z, right? Can someone help me identifying what kind of lens in the Kowa range I exactly obtained? Thanks!!
  4. Hey guys, just a question to see if I can figure something out. A few months ago I obtained an anamorphic lens in good shape through e-bay. A Kowa 16-d Bell & Howell. To me, it seems that the Kowa's are sort of confusing in all their varieties. 16D, 8Z, Bell & Howell etc. As I gathered, the Bell & Howell name suggests a good quality, like its their 'prime' range? But 16D is an older, lesser quality lens than the 16Z, right? Can someone help me identifying what kind of lens in the Kowa range I exactly obtained? Thanks!!
  5. Okay, thanks guys. Seems logical as you mention it that with a variable bitrate the recording time varies. Just have to test, test, experiment and always keep spare cards ready I guess. Thanks again!
  6. Hey guys, I recently upgraded my GH2 firmware to 1.1, and with it I also installed the new Flowmotion 1.11 patch. Seems to work fine for now but one thing seems strange. My camera tells me that max. recording time on my 32Gb card, in 24H, is about 42 minutes, which seems about right (previously I recorded in 44 mbps, and my max time was about twice that). But when I switch to 24L mode it shoots up to over 5 hours (!). Now as far as I understand, the 24L mode in Flowmotion is about 50 mbps. right? So shouldn't my card at best record 1.5 hours or so? Is my camera just displaying the max. recording time wrong, or is 24L mode just lower quality in other ways?
  7. Sure, So just point by point: -GH2 with a basic hack (44Mbs) -Voigtlander 0.95 (can't remember f-stops throughout the shoot, but no ND-filter) -I used a steadicam Merlin for support. I often attach my GH2 (in its Rewo-cage) to the steadicam, just for shooting hand-held, not necessarily using it as a steadicam. The arm gives a nice counter-weight, and can even function as a sort of monopod in certain circumstances. (btw. GH2 + Voigtlander + Rewo-cage + videomic pro is just about the max my steadicam can counterbalance) -in post I basically CC'ed in FCPX for a bare minimum. I pushed the shadows towards blue & blue/purpleish, while highlights got a slight shift towards yellow. Mids were pushed just a bit towards the greens. That's about it. -most of the flares and such were the result of filming with the setting sun hitting [i]just[/i] the corners of the lens. That's about it. There's some optical flow used in the staircase scenes, oh and of course a simple matte to frame it in 2.39:1. That's about all I can tell. Hope it's helpful!
  8. Reinout

    Rotolight rl48

    To me it's one of my best investments from last year. It actually got me into using my GH2 for portrait photography also, just because it's so easy and cool to experiment with lighting. I've got two of them, with the color-filter pack, which is a great deal. The difference a good lighting setup makes, even one as simple as a two-light Rotolight setup, is amazing. Brightness varies a bit depending on your batteries so make sure you put in top-level alkaline batteries for the best performance. Oh, and expect the mounting-clamps to be a weak spot. The lights click in them very easily, but a slight push can also drop them out again. Had a number of instances where my Rotolights fell from their tripods, but thankfully they're pretty robust and can take a fall or three... Anyway, the idea that you have these pocket-sized light-solution which basically runs on a few batteries makes it a brilliant option for me, especially when your on location a lot of the time.
  9. Very beautiful, amazing colors! Is there a lot of post-work in here, or mostly in-camera?
  10. This one's a bit older (end of 2011), but I haven't gotten around to posting it here and I really, really like this video. Shot with the GH2 with a Voigtlander attached (without ND-Fader still). It's part of my 'Persons' series, where I improvise a video-performance with someone to try and capture some of their personality on film. The person in question is my friend Malou, who is a (theatre)actress, with musical support of the Velvet Underground. [url=http://vimeo.com/33112178]Persons // Malou[/url]
  11. Just for those who are interested and may have had doubts about the direction Final Cut Pro X is going; it's just been updated and a lot of important features have been added. -multicam -broadcast monitoring -media relinking (!) -updated XML (FCP 7 project import now possible) -cool new keying features -and a lot of smaller stuff I haven't really looked into yet. Sounds pretty cool, and it seems their product update cycle is quite quick (2 big ones and 1 bug-fixer since June). Not to sound too much like a promoter, but just thought to give a heads up, should people be interested in the FCPX-development. It's become quite a different product since it's launch now...
  12. Reinout

    Lens Whacking

    Thanks! Just need a new idea to try out the whacking again. But since I recently got a macro-lens, I'll focus on that 'toy' first :) Anyway @amro, indeed it's great to create the light-leaks yourself. It's kinda magical to see what light does when you manipulate it like that. At once it's fully in your control (as you twist the lens) and at the same time it's completely out of your control as you just have to estimate and guess how the light will move and bend on screen. It's this manual experimentation which I'm doing more and more since I've bought the GH2, it really ignites the flame of experimentation and creativity.
  13. Reinout

    Lens Whacking

    How many of you are aware of this concept, [i]Lens whacking[i][/i][/i] it is often called (or just filming with a 'detached lens') After discovering this technique while strolling through endless GH2-videos om vimeo I kinda fell in love with this, and after months of GH2-research it was still news to me, so I wondered if I'm the only one new to this idea? The idea basically is to hold your lens manually in front of the sensor, and by slightly moving and twisting it you can create manual vignettes, light leaks, and even create a sort of macro-effect (since you manually extend the lens by holding it in front of the sensor instead of screwing it in). The effect looks great to my eyes. Check a video I made recently to try it out (and don't ask me why I willingly exposed my sensor to the sands of the beach...) [url=http://vimeo.com/34226169]Persons // Zijwaarts Licht[/url] So anyway, how many of you know, and use this technique?
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