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Chris Elkerton

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  1. ​I see your point. When shooting faces I sometimes 'under squeeze' a bit (sometimes too much). I guess it a subjective thing. I think sometimes we get a distorted view of our images because we have seen the original. Plus i think it depends on different factors, focal length, subject distance, talking lens. It can make your workflow tricky. If I saw the x1.5 version of your shot in something, I don't think it would leap out as 'wrong'. But maybe the x1.4 looks more natural. its a weird one, but it makes shooting anamorphic more fun.
  2. Nice shares guys. Great shot Rich, Iscorama? Artiswar, techically not a model, but its a great shot so i'll let it go. Cosimo, you seem to be doing just fine, nice stuff.
  3. Such a great resource! Thanks Tito.
  4. Canon 5d Mark ii Lomo Squarefront with Lomo 1m diopter. I like this one, some real anamorphic charater.
  5. We can get a little bit bogged down with the tech side of stuff, sometimes its nice to get back to what we are all about.... images! So for a bit of fun I propose a thread of just images using models. (Anamorphic of course) Feel free to post your own stuff here, it would be nice to see different styles and techniques. Have a dig through your drives, or grab your camera and see what you can come up with. Here's one to get us started. Canon 5d markii Lomo Squarefront 85mm.
  6. Perhaps the playback issie could be fixed by using proxy files for the edit, then swapping to 'full fat' versions for the render. I've done this in AE a few times, not sure about PPRO.
  7. No, larger as well. If memory serves me righ you won't be able to go much wider than 50mm on 5D I have a Redstan front filter/diopter adapter for your Otex, PM me if you're interested. Chris.
  8. Thanks again everyone for all the advice. Yesterday was my first full day shooting and I have to say the Komputerbay cards performed brilliantly! The same can't be said for the Lexar, which crapped out at 4 seconds!! Needless to say it will be going back.
  9. Thanks Proctor, the main disadvantage of Raw is the lack of speedy play back. Will certainly take a look at this as I have quite a bit of footage to trall through! :)
  10. Looks very interesting, will definitely give this a look. Thanks for sharing :)
  11. Oh yeh, forgot about that, good point! You can also apply the colour profile set by your camera.
  12. Thanks for all the advice everyone, much appreciated. I have had chance to do some experimentation and I am loving the results I am getting! The image looks fantastic! My work flow at the minute is looking like this: Shoot 1600 x 1200px (Getting around 40 seconds with no overlays, 7 sec with overlays!?!) Convert to DNG using RAWMagic lite Import to After Effects CC as a DNG sequence Interpret footage: (23.976 fps) (Pixel aspect ratio 2:1 Anamorphic) Drop onto the 'Create New Comp' button (to maintain settings) name this comp 'Footage' Create new comp (little tip) enter the width and hight as 266 x 100, which = 2.66:1. (Or whatever ratio you want) Then lock the aspect ratio. Enter the width of the format you want to work in, in this case 1920. This will work out the hight for you ;) 1920 x 722px. Name this 2.66. Drop the comp named footage from before into the 2.66 comp and scale the size to 60.5% Then adjust the scale to suite your focal length. eg. at 2 meters I was using 60% width 65% hight to adjust for the change in squeeze at shorter focal lengths. If you want the black bars (and lets face it you might) create a comp at 1920 x 1080 and drop the 2.66 comp into it. If you want to grade you footage go back to the comp named Footage and select the DNG sequence. To to Edit>Edit Origonal to boot Camera Raw. Render to what ever format you like :)
  13. Yes, the re-coat would be very expensive and only for the brave. Maybe an option for Anthony and his 54? TBH, and I hate to say this, it may well be easy to buy a new one.
  14. From what I understand, direct sunlight would kill the fugus and prevent it from spreading. Cleaning fungus is quite complicated, as it depends how bad it is. In some cases the fugus eats into the coating, so in theory you could have the glass polished and re-coated. I looked into this once but couldn't find anyone willing to do it.
  15. Haha, no worries Christina. It's good to know what you're up against, this is just the information I was looking for, so thanks. Not too worried as it's only a personal project. Still want to get it right though. ;) Thanks Silverstones, I hope this is the case with mine. :) I have heard the same thing about card readers. I have a new one on its way, apparnetly it needs it to be UDMA 7 compliant. I have also heard the same about connecting via USB 3, apperntly the slower speeds of USB 2 can corrupt cards.?....
  16. Hi Christina. Haha, you are freaking me out! This isn't for the faint hearted is it. 😥 The Lexar better not be bad, I will be really pissed if it is!! It arrived today so I will have a little play. I will certainly post my findings and results on the workflow. Hopefully some nice footage as well. 😀 Thanks for the advice.
  17. Just bought 2 x 64GB 1000x Komputerbay cards :) Fingers crossed!
  18. ah okay, I heard bad things about the Komputerbay card so I avioded them. They seen to do a new 1050x card now that may be more reliable? I have been reading through for document (although I am supposed to be working!!) It's very helpful, thanks! Google translate makes me laugh sometimes, but it mostly makes sense. ;) Thanks for the advice, I am frantically looking for cards now, problem is I leave for Bulgaria (where I will be shooting) on 24th!! Amazon! I will have my new Macbook Pro with be, so dumping dow should be a breeze :) Thanks for all the advice guys, I love this forum!
  19. Hey Tito, thanks man I will definitely give that a read. Lets hope Google translate is up to the job! 😄 Thanks Anthony. Good advice i will definitley be testing before hand. 12 mins on a 64GB card!!! Oh shit, 6 mins on a 32GB, that is not gonna cut it. 😥 Better buy more cards!!
  20. Hi, I will be shooting a project using ML raw in few weeks and wanted to get a bit of advice on workflow. I will be shooting on my 5D Mark 2 and Lomo BAS 80mm. I have just bought a 32GB Lexar 1000x CF card, and am going to buy the Lexar UDMA 7 reader to go with it. Any thoughts? I've always used Lexar cards and had no issue. Any advice on workflow, ML settings, conversion tools, latest advancements, any lessons learned along the way..... I am going to shoot mostly in 4:3. Then for close shots, maybe as high res as possible? Then desqueeze and crop to suit after. (lens is closer to 1.6x squeeze factor when at min focus). How do you guys approach this? I have used ML before but not for a while, and never with raw. Ive heard the workflow can be painful. So any advice you think might help me come post is more than welcome. Thanks in advance, Chris
  21. Hi, I will be shooting a project using ML raw in few weeks and wanted to get a bit of advice on workflow. I will be shooting on my 5D Mark 2 and Lomo BAS 80mm. :) I have just bought a 32GB Lexar 1000x CF card, and am going to buy the Lexar UDMA 7 reader to go with it. Any thoughts? I've always used Lexar cards and had no issue. Any advice on workflow, ML settings, conversion tools etc. I am going to shoot mostly in 4:3. Then for close shots, maybe just as high res as possible. Then desqueeze and crop to suit after. (lens is closer to 1.6x squeeze factor when at min focus). How do you guys approach this? I have used ML before but not for a while, and never with raw. Ive heard the workflow can be a bit of a pain. So any advice you think might help me is more then welcome. Thanks in advance, Chris
  22. I totally agree Russell, thanks for sharing! Great work! Nice use of anamorphic, you really captured a lot of what we love about theses lenses.
  23. Now relisted. I would personally give this a big swerve! Why are the photos so bad? Does he live on a merry-go-round? With eBay being hacked, this seems like a scam to me.
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