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  1. Use it a TON when doing corporate because the clients like it. Otherwise, when I have the leeway, regular speed is default mode. It is nice to bust it out for sentimental dramatic moments in a doc. But you need to be judicious with it, just like drone shots.
  2. All Variable ND’s will do something funky to your image. Can’t be helped. But, you can decide if the trade off is worth it. For me, running and gunning, the answer is “okay, let’s do it” The ease of grabbing exposure quickly and getting the shot far outweighs a slight color cast or odd lens flare. I’d rather a better option, but there’s really not one, imho, when shooting on a hybrid cam and lenses.
  3. fuzzynormal

    Who experiments?

    Yeah, I did this and the final movie was a mess and I didn't like it. Not because of technical choices, but because I started shooting without a shot list, just a generic story line. Sometimes you capture stuff that's compelling, other times it just never really gels. Went into it hoping it might flow together somehow and I'd get lucky. Nope. I chalk it up to my wife and I not really being "into it" once boots were on the ground. We were crew and cast, so it just went sideways from the start as we both don't really like being on camera. So, no dialog, no nat sound, only one crazy lens (pentax a110 f2.8 with an adapter that light leaked), started with music or soundscapes you've never worked with and then was shooting something to match the music, no scouting, found locations that looked cool and used them. Whew. I can't even go watch the thing now 'kuz it's so cringy to me. Learned a lot about myself and the wife though!
  4. I always wondered if I would ever be able to laugh at a 9/11 joke.
  5. Ha! You should have been around in the early 80's to get a glimpse of what that same sentiment meant to viewers back then. First I recall hearing about how things were getting screwed up was when it came to "Hill Street Blues," I guess. That was a popular TV show that embraced more chaotic camera movement. But, man, talk about tame by today's standards. Of course, a similar attitude was prevalent when French New Wave came about and it punched the industry in the mouth. I say no rules. Play with the thing. That's what creatives are supposed to do. The tools of the craft allow for a heck of a lot of stretch, so pull and see what happens.
  6. I’m really into listening to Bob Wills’ again. Can’t really explain why, just am.
  7. If your subject is a distance from the camera, wide angle lenses are deep focus anyway. Even so, if the DOF is somehow too shallow for you, stop down.
  8. A used Sigma 10-20mm?
  9. Are you American? If so, you can certainly write off just about everything reasonable as business related. If you get audited you'll have to justify it to the govmint though and they may not agree.
  10. Thanks for the tip. Unfortunately I couldn't restore thumbnail goofiness by media cache manipulation. Also, the weird thing about the interpret footage option is that it works with source file footage but not proxies. I always edit in proxies, so... Anyway, dead horse and all that.
  11. Yeah, I got Voight primes and like them a lot. I feel I don’t need a higher end camera since my concern is shooting video. I like the GH5, but don’t love it - as I know I’m only utilizing about half of its capability the way I do things. Downgrading gear seems counterintuitive, but sort of makes sense. The 60p 4K would be hard to let go of, however.
  12. I'm attracted to Olympus and have shot lots on a EM5II. Looking to jump back into the brand. Do you have any experience with the EM10III? Since I shoot manual lenses and don't dabble much with LOG, might be a good fit. Thoughts?
  13. Gene Orkerlund. Huh. Weird personal attacks. Where's this coming from, anyway, and are you okay? It's hard to recall you being overtly mean in the past here. As for me and my biz'ness, we're proud of our productions. www.path88productions.com Is it high-end expert level? No. Don't think it was ever claimed to be here on EOSHD, but there's enough knowledge there to get by. Shooting with hybrid cameras is enjoyable, and sharing my experiences/work/opinions is something else that's enjoyable. If you run in more prestigious industry circles and have the agency to not hire a person like me, that's perfectly fine. We're doing what we're doing at the level we're at for a reason, and that's okay with us. Sincerely, Low Key Autistic Condesending Horseshitter Running Away In Real Life Well, for me it's easy to appreciate WeeGee's work as photographer. In my mind, his saying is not garbage, and his advice is worth considering. My take on it is simply "look at the environment more than the equipment."
  14. It’s rather boring and straight forward, tbh. Zoom recorder with wireless mics. Natural light as much as possible. Interviews with a soft key and modest backlight. If possible I always try to position my interview subjects in a spot where their faces are exposed about 2 stops more than the background.
  15. Well, I certainly should know about that movie and the GM1 ... my wife and I made that film. thanks for the compliment.
  16. Basically, going to "f8" meant that you would be minimizing the technical variables --so you could concentrate on the stuff happening in the world. The things that are actually more important to creating nice images. Lighting, content, composition, etc.
  17. I love the GM1 and used to own this camera. I'm always interested in footage shot with the GM1 and GX7. Good stuff. What's the documentary?
  18. Yooper T-Shirt. Thumbs up.
  19. The old school photographer's mantra from Arthur Fellig: "f8 and be there." It's not meant to be taken literally, but once you have enough wisdom to understand the context of what that phrase actually entails, you're gonna be fine.
  20. Shoot in 30p, but then conform it into 24p. The subtle slow-mo of the image will make it look more cinematic. Canon is just trying to help you become better filmmakers.
  21. I seriously don't know if I'm being trolled or not. Cursed internet.
  22. So much this. WTH/F Adobe? There's no reason with their budget that they couldn't have released a cohesive "PRO" version of their editing software with strict hardware requirements and support so it's an effective reliable tool. Nope, just an endlessly buggy BS. My favorite new annoyance is this: I do a lot of slow-mo, and I like to shoot in 60p. So, I batch apply 50% speed to my clips for my 30p sequences. In bins I can scroll the thumbnails, which is helpful. However, latest version, for no discernible reason, will now "blank" all thumbnails of clips with any speed variance applied. They get turned to black. So now I'm looking at a bin full of black thumbnails. Basically, making thumbnails of clips with speed adjustment useless. https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2622768 Yes, it's not the end of the world, but it affects the workflow. One needs to fight Premiere to work effectively. That's always been the problem. It just doesn't play nice. I've been using Premiere on and off since version 1, so I know it's always been a problem child. Had a 15 year run there when I was on Final Cut and that was nice. One of my colleagues is still using FCP. I might return to it although I don't find it as appealing as the traditional version. Ugh, I dunno. Gave Resolve a spin but their version of using proxies was unreliable and everything I do is proxy editing...so still looking.
  23. That’s right. I took a screen shot of my iOS on August 1st. For the past two weeks Ive been admiring how hardcore and dark I am when randomly browsing my kitten photos.
  24. No. Living in a retirement home playing Bingo on Tuesday nights, but not dead yet.
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