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Ian Edward Weir

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About Ian Edward Weir

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    Tallahassee, FL
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    Filmmaking, anamorphic lens, Baby Hypergonar, vintage lens, DSLR's and filming nature.

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  1. I have the Takumar V2 135mm f2.5 and found the Jupiter 11A to blow it away in sharpness. Plus you have a nice round aperture at every f-stop. Jupiter is f4 but looks so good
  2. I used Leeming Lut Pro and did not have any issues at all. It covers Cine D and HLG All my childhood photos are on Minolta glass. https://www.leeminglutpro.com/
  3. Thanks Julius, that sounds cool about documentary. I'm addicted to finding and creating the moving paintings in nature with anamorphic lens. I'm very old school with my approach to color. I like to get things as close as possible to what I'm seeing. It's really the anamorphic lens, taking lens and filters that are giving me my look. I color with Film Convert to give me the greens, blues and yellows I like. Even then I dial the preset way down. I then use Lumetri to tweak contrast and highlights. With Davinci you have more tools and flexibility but for nature work, I feel the glass takes care of 90% of the final image. for my workflow, it's kinda tedious and not for everyone. I de- stretch each shot in it's native resolution. Some shot's are 8k and some 5k. I then do a first pass color treatment and then export out a Pro Res HQ 8k or 5k .mov file with max bit depth and render. Each clip I export is 20-30 sec's even know I end up using 6-8 secs. I then reimport and edit on a 5k timeline and do additional tweaks if needed. I'm sure working in Davinci with proxies might make more scents but I'm building a library of nature footage and want to go back to clips. The B&H and Minolta glass will create a very nice color pallet.
  4. If you enjoyed my Yellowstone film, you might like this. I filmed this over 1 day in the Grand Tetons National Park. 


  5. If you enjoyed my Yellowstone film, you might like this. I filmed this over 1 day in the Grand Tetons National Park.
  6. Hey Tito! Thanks This project was the most challenging and a tuff one to estimate. 2 factors that causes it to take so long was for the first time ever I had an SD card fail. I lost my entire first day of footage. I spent the next three months having data recovery attempt to get it back with no luck. The other factor was most of my long shots had dust and specs because it was super run and gun and I was car camping. I looked like Rambo. Soooo I had to buy and learn Mocha Pro to remove spots from footage. Another month gone. My workflow is bananas also. I keep each shot in its native resolution. This is a mix of 8k, 6k and 5k because I was switching between 1.5x and 1.75x 4:3 and 16:9. I finished on a 5k timeline but I can always go back to each clip which is 30 secs or lonnger. There is around 180 shots in this and another 175 shots I did not use or process. Some are reframed and some are completely different shots that I did not use. I learned many valuable lessons on this shot. Make sure you always have a back lens cap on and use an air bower would have saved me over a month of my time
  7. Thanks! It’s funny, I ordered both the Fotdiox and the K&F, which has a better build but the Fotdiox has a nice and streamline apature ring that you do not hit or gets in the way.
  8. I'm excited to share my new travel film I shot over 4 days in Yellowstone in August. This was my first video on GH5. I learned allot on this shoot. I hope you sit back and watch on a decent screen with some good sound and enjoy some CinemaScope nature bliss. Cheers. Filmed on the Panasonic GH5. Filmed in HLG and Cine D profiles. Colored with Film Convert. Anamorphic lens used were the Baby Hypergonar 1.75x, Bolex 8/19 1.5x and 16/32 1.5x Anamorphot. The Rectilux 3FF-s variable diopter and closeup lens. Taking lens used Pentax 300mm DA f4, MeVis 35mm f1.6, Carl Zeiss 100mm f2.8 and Pen F 38mm f1.8 with wide angle attachment in front.
  9. Hi, this is what I do when shooting with the GH5. Cheers. 1.75x 4:3 1.75x 4:3 5k is 3328 x 2496 = 2.35:1 ratio with a frame size of (5120 x 2179) 1.75x 4:3 4k Photo is 4608 x 3456 = 2.35:1 ratio (4608 x 1751) (3840x1636) no bars 1.75x 16:9 1.75x 4k DCI - 16:9 is 4096 x 2160 = ratio 3.31:1 with a frame size of (4096 x 1230) 1.75x 4k UHD - 16:9 is 3840 x 2160 = ratio 2.76:1 with a frame size of (3840 x 1234) 57.14% of height Using 1.75x squeeze on a 4:3 sensor gives a 2.33:1 desqueeze, which is close to traditional widescreen 2.35:1. I use the Redstan Baby Hypergonar Jacket. Here is one of my setups.
  10. 8mm anamorphic run and gun with Baby Hypergonar 1.75x , Bolex 8/19 1.5x , Kowa 8 2x + ProtoDNA
  11. Thanks Mirekti. Yes, I do have the IBIS on. It would be imposable to hold a 200mm steady handheld without it. Usually you can get away with wide angle lens and holding hand held but the longer the more shack will be introduced. It will be interesting to see what Panasonic does with next iteration of GH5 and GH5's. The IBIS is nice but wish I had a small shoulder rig or mono pod to get even smoother shots. I could have done warp stabilizer in post to help it out but wanted to see what it looked like without.
  12. Here is my second run and gun with the ProtoDNA. GH5 4k handheld with Bolex 8/19 1.5x with Zeiss Tevidon 100mm f2 with Rectilux ProtoDNA.
  13. Thanks, I have the Kowa 2x and I'm gonna shoot a little test with it and the ProtoDNA soon. It does work but I find the Kowa 2x to be slightly more difficult to work with then the Bolex 8/19 or Baby Hypergonar. It's more difficult to pull focus and getting infinity is tricky. It still looks great. I have not tried the widest but a 50mm works with no 1.4x tele needed in 4k and works in 6k. Will post here when it's done. Cheers.
  14. Here is the link again on write up. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1wur5R39J-MUMF30jurvd8__sqxTx0rgr0uR2k6hXKcY/edit?usp=sharing Thanks! I did not do anything in post to minimize breathing. The Hard core DNA is for 16mm and 35mm projection scopes and the ProtoDNA is for us weirdo's who love shooting with 8mm anamorphic scopes. This link works on write up. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1wur5R39J-MUMF30jurvd8__sqxTx0rgr0uR2k6hXKcY/edit?usp=sharing
  15. Thanks! The funny thing is my wife who is in the video is the one who made the doll too. See does not need Voodoo because she could poison me any day of the week. One thing I realize is when I put 50% grain on filmconvert it ends up looking like noise. Image was super clean before.
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