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Brad Bjornstad

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    Brad Bjornstad reacted to Andrew Reid in Canon sponsored content on DPReview   
    Thanks for the support.
    If people don't agree with me on this, then I will at some point also cave in and do a run of big advertisements splashed on the site and regular sponsored articles. But if my readers say they're NOT fine with this, I won't. Simple as that. So speak up for the indies... not many advertising-free places left now on the internet.
    It wasn't supposed to be this way online.
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    Brad Bjornstad got a reaction from Geoff CB in "RUNNER" Trailer: A horror short I DP'd   
    I really love the look and vibe you got out of the a7rii. It looks great! Keep up the awesome work!
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    Brad Bjornstad got a reaction from webrunner5 in a7s promo - DKNY: Black Leather Jacket   
    **There was some audio distortion in the last upload of the video so I re-uploaded it.**
    Hey guys,
    Just wanted to share a promo I just made for DKNY with the Sony a7S. This was made as a tribute to my beautiful wife, Kari, whom passed in August 2015 from Cystic Fibrosis - a chronic illness with no known cure. Every shot but the New York B-roll was with the a7S (with the Atomos Ninja Flame external monitor/recorder in 4K), and graded with FilmConvert. I hope you enjoy the video. 
    Please let me know what you think!
    Best wishes,
    Bradley
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    Brad Bjornstad got a reaction from hmcindie in a7s promo - DKNY: Black Leather Jacket   
    **There was some audio distortion in the last upload of the video so I re-uploaded it.**
    Hey guys,
    Just wanted to share a promo I just made for DKNY with the Sony a7S. This was made as a tribute to my beautiful wife, Kari, whom passed in August 2015 from Cystic Fibrosis - a chronic illness with no known cure. Every shot but the New York B-roll was with the a7S (with the Atomos Ninja Flame external monitor/recorder in 4K), and graded with FilmConvert. I hope you enjoy the video. 
    Please let me know what you think!
    Best wishes,
    Bradley
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    Brad Bjornstad reacted to Geoff CB in "RUNNER" Trailer: A horror short I DP'd   
    Shot in 2 weeks on a Blackmagic 4.6K and a Sony A7r 2 with Voigtlander Lenses. Aerial video on a DJI Phantom 3. Rip it to shreds!
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    Brad Bjornstad got a reaction from mercer in a7s promo - DKNY: Black Leather Jacket   
    Hey guys,
    Just wanted to share a promo I just made for DKNY with the Sony a7S. Every shot but the New York B-roll was with the a7S. This was made as a tribute to my beautiful wife, Kari, whom passed in August 2015 from Cystic Fibrosis - a chronic illness with know known cure. I hope you enjoy the video. Let me know what you think!
    Best wishes,
    Bradley
     
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    Brad Bjornstad reacted to hyalinejim in Some great colors   
    Just watched Listen Up Phillip - shot on handheld 16mm. Beautiful colours and a real retro feel.
     
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    Brad Bjornstad reacted to BopBill in FilmConvert Color Up Film Competition - RIVVRS: CONQUER   
    Voted. Loved to see her smiles. Those happy moments.
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    Brad Bjornstad reacted to mercer in FilmConvert Color Up Film Competition - RIVVRS: CONQUER   
    Voted. Beautiful video. Loved the shot of her twirling on the beach. And obviously the end where she smiles at the camera.   Good luck with it. 
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    Brad Bjornstad got a reaction from mercer in FilmConvert Color Up Film Competition - RIVVRS: CONQUER   
    Hey guys, I am currently in the running for the People's Choice award for best music video for RIVVRS: CONQUER! If you could take a few seconds to vote that would mean the world to me! 
    This is a very important video and winning this competition would be such an honor and a blessing. Not only is it a tribute to my beautiful wife Kari, but to all the Cystic Fibrosis warriors out there - past, present and future. The winning video will get a lot of exposure, and that means a lot of awareness for CF! That's the goal!
    VOTE HERE: 
    http://www.filmconvert.com/videos/detail?userVideoId=2288&TotalCount=0&CompetitionId=4&SkipCount=0
    This was all shot in the Sony a7S and I hope you guys enjoy. It's a project near and dear to my heart.
    Again, here is the link to vote below! Please vote! 
    http://www.filmconvert.com/videos/detail?userVideoId=2288&TotalCount=0&CompetitionId=4&SkipCount=0
    Best wishes,
    Bradley
     

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    Brad Bjornstad got a reaction from mercer in What do I do with my short film?   
    Lots of great advice here!
    I'm very curious about your film festival. Do you accept music videos? I have a project very close to my heart. It's a music video that is a dedication to my wife Kari whom passed away from Cystic Fibrosis. It's in honor of her and for CF awareness. I'm trying to get it out to festivals and different places around the globe to get as much outreach and awareness for the disease. 
    The artist of the song wrote my wife's and my favorite song and we became good friends over the years. We collaborated on this special project for her.
    Let me know if it sounds like something your festival might be interested in. 
    Best wishes,
    Bradley
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    Brad Bjornstad got a reaction from kidzrevil in Your ideal NX1 Settings   
    Just have to say after shooting in both UHD and DCI 4K... I really think DCI really shines. I have't measured the differences, and I'm only using the eye test, but I will now shoot exclusively in DCI over UHD. Gamma DR, DCI 4K and the 16-50mm S lens is a dream. Loving this camera, and can't wait to see what some of your custom settings look like. I will have to experiment some more after I finish up my latest project. You guys are awesome!
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    Brad Bjornstad got a reaction from ricardo_sousa11 in Your ideal NX1 Settings   
    Looks awesome, man! What did you use to do that opening 10 second tracking shot through the trees? Handheld or on a dolly of some sort? GREAT SHOTS!
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    Brad Bjornstad reacted to ricardo_sousa11 in Your ideal NX1 Settings   
    Just did a small video on some shots I had lying around, still testing rendering, but rendering in 4k def. makes it a lot better, still highly compressed though. Anyway hope you guys like it, not much love was put into grading on this one, unfortunately.
     
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    Brad Bjornstad got a reaction from Henry Gentles in Beautiful 1D X Mark II footage from Canon Australia   
    Pretty cool to see the camera used in some pretty tricky situations. I for one am pretty impressed with the results. We shall see what this looks like when more cameras get released into the wild.
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    Brad Bjornstad got a reaction from Matthias Scheja in Your ideal NX1 Settings   
    ^Meant to send this to Ricardo**

    This is absolutely gorgeous. I too would love to hear about your settings and grading walkthrough on this. Is it similar to the wedding you you posted a few weeks ago? Bravo man. This is incredible!
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    Brad Bjornstad got a reaction from kidzrevil in Your ideal NX1 Settings   
    ^Meant to send this to Ricardo**

    This is absolutely gorgeous. I too would love to hear about your settings and grading walkthrough on this. Is it similar to the wedding you you posted a few weeks ago? Bravo man. This is incredible!
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    Brad Bjornstad reacted to ricardo_sousa11 in Your ideal NX1 Settings   
    Been to busy filming this past week, heres a few shots, this will probably be not the final grade, but its getting there.
     










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    Brad Bjornstad reacted to M Carter in NX1 - Does anyone shoot in DCI 4K?   
    I've been shooting UHD since it's the exact ratio of 1080, which I tend to deliver in. I still use FCP 7 for editing (I know, but I need a week or so to get 2nd nature with something else and the time never appears…) I transfer the H265 to UHD prores, and I also do a batch at 1080 prores. I synch both sizes and my audio on a 1080 timeline, do my rough edit with the 4k turned off, and then go to the 4k layer and reframe as needed - but I do a lot of one-man-band corporate stuff, and reframing interviews is really a great tool for me, particularly going to a much more tele look for key phrases or to hide cuts. I do basic CC with the three-way in FCP, and take clips to AE for any specialty work. Good system and very quick, and I'm cutting in real-time, no rendering. My decision is based on the aspect ratio, but I'm not losing much by going this way.
    Any hard numbers or tests on rolling shutter though? I could see using DCI for scenes with a lot of motion or for keying/motion graphics projects.
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    Brad Bjornstad reacted to Geoff CB in NX1 - Does anyone shoot in DCI 4K?   
    I almost always shoot in DCI, less rolling shutter than UHD and I like that it lowers the sharpness a little. I work at a movie theater and video landscapes that go in to our preshow so I actually use that aspect ratio and resolution on a weekly basis.
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    Brad Bjornstad reacted to Micah Mahaffey in NX1 - Does anyone shoot in DCI 4K?   
    I use DCI 4k, it's my go to resolution on the NX1.  
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    Brad Bjornstad reacted to jbCinC_12 in NX1 - Does anyone shoot in DCI 4K?   
    I'm interested to know about that too.  It's my first time with doing 4K, which mine's is only UHD and I downscale it for 1080p for processing.
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    Brad Bjornstad got a reaction from jbCinC_12 in NX1 - Does anyone shoot in DCI 4K?   
    I was wondering if anyone elects to shoot in 4K DCI over UHD. I know there has been some pretty conclusive stuff for UHD actually having more resolution than the DC1 4K mode of the camera. Also, UHD has 23.976 fps which for things not to be later transferred to film is the desired shooting method as opposed to DCI's 24p only option. My question is... does anyone actually shoot in DCI or is everyone shooting UHD and cropping to the desired ratio after the fact?
    Best,
    Bradley
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    Brad Bjornstad reacted to Mattias Burling in Red One MX - Why I bought one   
    Need to test that as well, let me get back to you.
    oh yeah, FC is fast
    https://youtu.be/4rp-Q7i2nEs
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    Brad Bjornstad reacted to Oliver Daniel in Sony FS5 - why I bought one   
    The codec is the single reason why the FS7 has much better performance. I rent it and on a few occasions I got 2 64gb cards in situations where data dumping was nigh on impossible. 
    That said, I've had some great results with XAVC-L. Just not enough, unless Tetris style highlights is your thing!  
    That's what I love about the E-mount.
    Whipping out all sorts of glass and observing all those different looks. It's absolutely staggering how much the lenses affect the image quality and characteristics. It's the main reason I hated the RX10 II - the lens (expectedly sterile as hell). 
    Helios 40-2 85mm f1.5 + A7SII is a favourite right now. Love it. 
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