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  1. Finished just in time for October... BURNT POPCORN! A dark little ditty, a silly little skiffle, a twisted little tale about a woman (Amber Marie Bollinger) who loves her ricecakes, but hates the oppressive smell of, well, you get it. Shot on the Sony A7s and RX100 iv on an assortment of Nikkor and Rokinon glass (and stock lens on the RX), as well as a Fujinon A18x85 BEVM-28 for those zooms. Cut and colored on Premiere CC and VFX done in Blender and After Effects CC. Enjoy in either youtube or vimeo flavors:
  2. Tech talk aside, this was a really powerful piece, you should be proud. Just bought myself an RX100 iv and I second it as a damn solid B cam and FS700 stand in.
  3. Thanks Hans! The car vault was a tough shot to nail (though not for Amber). We were dollying back on a jib with no monitor and no remote focus, just aiming and hoping for the best! To one day have a crew and a video village instead of throwing out my back would be a dream...
  4. Thanks Santiago! As far as diving into Blender, I recommend this youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuGWRbFrq3bZkOEpQ02Xpww His videos are short (sometimes too short) but they are very clear, and he covers A LOT of topics. Start with this playlist: Blender 2.6 Tutorials for New Users Beyond these tutorials, just search for intro to Blender type vids on YouTube. And while there are constantly new versions of blender every few months (they are on Blender v2.7.5 now), you can safely follow any beginner tutorial that uses Blender 2.6 and up. For the intermediate level videos, try t
  5. Hello all! Just completed a music video for the track 'Freefall' by Koishii & Hush. I was approached to make an action scene, no band performance at all, which was a challenge. There could be no dialogue and it had to be interesting for the length of the track. I wrote a detailed treatment about a female thief coerced into sneaking an organ into a fortified hospital, which the band approved. Casting the thief would be tricky; the character I wanted to create was not a tough-as-nails-seen-everything-badass. I wanted a sense of humor, not a female Steven Seagal. So I needed someone first
  6. Just to clarify, the processing here is happening while recording, not in post. That's what the $30 4K scaler is for What I'm surprised by more than the difference between the 4K output scaled and the XAVC S internal is the difference between the 4K output scaled and the 1080p output. Colors seem cleaner and less saturated (RED!). And, sure, a RAW camera would be that much better, but I think most of us doing indie work ride that line of quality vs the lint in our pockets. For 30 bucks, this seems worth it to get a better image.
  7. True, but there's still a noticeable difference between the 4K out and 1080p out, specifically that sea of red that appears over the 1080p footage. And assuming I fix the blacks on the XAVCS footage, it'll still look just as blocky in the shadows. And I misspoke saying its sharper, I meant the noise looks sharper (if that makes sense), or better yet, the noise looks less blocky and compressed, especially in the shadows. Like the difference between watching a movie on bluray vs HD cable compression. Seems like I'll have more play in color correction with the 4k downconvert (vs the 1080p out or
  8. Apologies if this is old news, but the "GH4/a7s 4K downscale to 1080p" discussion got a bit too academic for me to follow, so if there has been a conclusion on this, it hasn't been in easily searchable laymen's terms. So. I figured I'd give it a shot. I picked up a 4K scaler off newegg.com for $30 (Coboc HM-SPL-4KUP-1X2 2 Ports 1 in 2 out 4K2K HDMI Scaler splitter, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812117500) and borrowed a buddy's Atomos Ninja 2. Did three shots: 1) a7s 4K 24p -> Coboc 4K Scaler, downconvert to 1080 24p -> Ninja 2, ProRes 422 2) a7s 1080 24p -> Co
  9. Ken's right, the higher focal lengths should give coverage. I'm partial to APS-C as my default filming sensor size, so I'm perfectly happy with them.
  10. I think you overpaid! I got most of my anamorphics for around that price... If anyone else has some of these lenses they want to sell, PM me!
  11. Exactly what I'm doing! I fell in love with a 60mm that I have since lost and looking to get a new one. What do you use as your helicoid? I've been coring out old Sears lenses and stuffing these in there...
  12. Looking for any really, but 60mm and 70mm are at the top of my list. Willing to go $15 a lens. Also a 50mm would be cool, as I think that's the widest they ever got with them.
  13. Hey all! I've been playing around with the lenses you screw off the integrated anamorphic adapters and wanted to complete my set. Any of you guys got some you want to get rid of? PM me if you do!
  14. That program's cool! I have something similar on my ipad, although I'm not literate enough in it yet. Any diagrams? I'm still playing around with what I've got in house. I'm planning on building a housing with the elements I have before I feel confident enough to start buying glass...
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