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  1. I see a few techniques but imo I would call the general look low-key lighting https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Low-key_lighting I often find commercials fall into either high key beauty or this. it’s a look camera peoples tend to shoot on Reds, but I guess every cinema camera with good dynamic range can do it. however, Kendy Ty does it with a T2i😀 I would look for those keywords + resolve tutorial etc on the inter webs. At least that’s where I would start, but I am certain the is more to it than a grade. silhouette, noir lighting etc
  2. I would call this a kind of commercialized Verite style. but I would go back to the source, something like Vertovs Man With a Movie Camera. it may give you a bit of context for your attempt as if it doesn’t work, at least you can back up your decision with theory... it will help you sleep at night if it goes tits up. My advice would be to shoot on tripod only. Shoot full frame 4K so you can add all the shake, mist filters and refocuses you desire with Red Giant Universe or similar. You can also add the leaks etc. I would bet you just keep It simple in the edit after you see what nonsense this style is when used for the wrong reasons.
  3. Hi all - finally got around to listing the 2017 gear that I either replaced with other systems or simply do not use. Please PM for more info if needed. Buyer pays shipping + your payment service fees. iFootage Crane M1 Mini Crane Mark III Price Bought: 560 euros (proav.co.uk receipt available) For sale is the iFootage crane I bought late 2016. It has been used on 2 shoots and I am finally deciding to part with it. It will take a load up to 15KGs and it in perfect condition. See more specs here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zViFtf1_I-A I can throw in some 2.5kg weights for free, but only if you are picking up from the office! Price: 350 euros Spotless and sad to see it go - but I simply don’t have use for it in my line of work anymore. MOVOFILMS/Flycam HD-5000 Glidecam Replica Price Bought: 195 euros (ebay receipt available) Selling my 'glidecam' system - moved on to gimbals a while back and forgot I had this in the closet - it has only been used for a few tests. Comes with handy table clamp and baseplate (plastic, but works ok). Good starter stabiliser before investing in an more expensive system. Price: 50 euros IDX Endura Cue CUE-D95 91Wh V-Lock/ V-Mount Battery Price Bought: 156 euros (CVP receipt available) Selling for 90 euros 2 use cycles - good as new - recommended for current IDX V-mount system owners with IDX recommended charger - tried once with non-IDX ebay charger and did not recognise the charger. Works as should on IDX brand chargers. Sigma 18-35mm EF-S ART Series Lens Selling for 530 euros - no drops or defects - excellent condition. More pics if needed - specify what you want a close up of... DJI Ronin-M Bought in January - selling because I am using the Zhiyun Crane more. Used once for balance test with URSA Mini (meh performance - too heavy, need to save up for a full Ronin) and that was it - basically good as new! Everything that came in the box included - 2 batteries, remote and tuning stand. Sad to see it go but would rather let it go than keep it in the closet! Selling price: 800 (Receipt from Verkkokauppa (Finnish department store) available on request. Thanks! HelsinkiZim
  4. In amongst all of the Masterclasses for Mastering the Majestic Arts, I thought I would add my own personal experience learning cameras for the first time... password: oldschool Can't remember the lecturer's name or much else she said, I reinforced my knowledge on eoshd 3 years later... But it may give a glimpse into another dude/dudettes growth and demystify things. (I especially noticed how excited she was about HD - like we are now for 4K etc lol(at us and our industry!)) How did you learn about filmmaking for the first time? edit: I did my Masters in South Africa - hence the accents... don't know the lens!!!! but would love to....
  5. I have been using the Ursa Mini 4.6K for the last 2 months for client work. It is a great camera and I love the images it produces. But I have 2 qualms: It does not do low light - as in, it is not even an option. Period. It doesn't 'wow' naturally. Let me explain the last point: The canon C500 would supply all the 4k benefits, but you would be a bit weak on the codec side. But, and its a big butt, Canon will look like 'wow'. I am still figuring out why, but my feelings are irrelevant. My clients like Canon. Do them a favor and go Canon. The spec differences only smooth our experience, but not the image. The Blackmagic image is a specific look or stock that we as a community love, but is subjective. General folk see Canon footage and photos and appreciate that stock. They dont care about 444 or DR. They want to look good. Canon does that with their voodoo. Get the best Canon 4k image you can get get... and get a Ursa for yourself. Just my 2c. Oh, and low light does not mean night. Actually, with one light, the ursa is fantastic for night shoots. I mean, for example, you want to fo for a beauty or group studio look. LEDS cannot supply enough power, let alone if you want to expose in tandem with the window view etc. Your options become a bit limited once you want to get creative with light. Unless you buck up for more powerful lights etc. Which is where I would advise to hire. But bigger crew... Slippery slope...
  6. The excuse has always been that people understand photos but not video. Thia is not the case anymore. W9th 8K video on Red, there is no difference. We need to get arrogant and throw away the overbearing humility that we are fringe. We are not, no matter your flavor of current camera.
  7. Call this a manifesto - if you will. Play this before reading DO NOT EVER FEEL APOLOGETIC ABOUT THE VALUE OF VIDEO. Its killing us. We are in a race to the bottom based on the insecurities we have on the value of the moving image. Hollywood shackled it and bid it out to he highest bidder (red and alexa). But in the 80s and early 90s the trend was bucked - we just never appreciated or acknowledged it. Welcome the vhs dads filming events, and the eventually - In film, it was Rodrigues, and eventually Tarantino to embrace the lowering cost if cameras and gear- respectively to cost vs risk of today. - but in video, it was (eg) Vito Acconci, Sadie Benning and Bruce Nauman. Their importance is not defined by influence. But by how their work resonates in everything on Youtube. Do yourself a favor and watch the Ze Frank archives. He defined the "pause cut" and even the "random cutaway" loved by former Viners - see phillip defranco, logam paul etc Our history is documented i the School of the Art Intitute Chicago video library. It is here, I saw it them as an undergrad - but they feel like forgotten memories - the gypsy doc, the"women of verge of breakdown down", "the Israeli tenements films or (?) Moroccan revolutionary doc" /I made my short film dissertation about him in 2004). I digress. I want to talk about how we shy away from being proud of video. Like it is the distant cousin of photography. That is what photographers want you to think, but, today, they are wrong. If they dont agree -fuck em. Price accordingly. Give value. Be creative- Lets fight for our respect and eventual move towards being considered artist and designers instead of technicians- My video looks better and does more than any website/photo I have seen (from the empowered photogogs standing next ti me on shoots). Why am I paid less? Peace.
  8. There is dicussion and the general conclusion was shoot 1-2 stops over or use eoshd pro color. Most seem to be gravitating to the later in 2017, judging by.Brandon Lee and the likes of. Just my 2 cents...
  9. Yeah, I just matrixed the info. Its never simple these days is it😂
  10. Edit: ound the guide, thanks andrew! Im going to be getting a 5D for raw next week. Is there any benefit getting the mark 3 over mark 2 when shooting with ML?
  11. Im going to be getting a 5D for raw next week. Is there any benefit getting the mark 3 over mark 2 when shooting with ML?
  12. To concur - yes. I like to think of it as a 'frigidity' scale. DSLR has advanced enough where the 'frigidity' scale is comparable. There is no such thing as a 'point and shoot' when someone is paying cash dollars. It may exist in 5 years, but it don't now. Period.
  13. Loved this. Critique: Explore this idea more. My most enjoyable (among many) moment was the men walking like apes across the pedestrian crossing - when movements and music synced. That slow mo marching thing can be effective if planned. All in all, the music choice (nice!) lends to a shorter piece - but your music choice to image instinct is spot on. Play around in your city and deliver a knockout next time! I might beat you to it....
  14. I hae always been a fan of youtubers like Casey Neistat and our own stock of reviewers, from Bloom, Antos, MrrCheesyCam to Kai. I have seen this particular market become more niche, as reviewers now tend to specialist in one brand or product. This is all enjoyable, but not inspiring (unless your goal is to do the same). But - I have been inspired b the new crop of vloggers who have migrated from the now shuttered Vine. Why? Because Vine was a medium with extreme limitations - it raised a very eccentric type of filmmaker that were be insanely creative within. A few have taken Youtube by storm and they are impressive, if only for sheer energy. Viners mastered timing, sound editing and effective motion graphics. Even though I HATE the hyperactive nature of the work - I am in awe of the creativity. take for example this video - I laughed my ass off. I didn't want to - but I had that experience like when I heard Howard Stern for the first time in 2002 - exhilarated (the Get John's Job series!!! - spoiler: Sal and Richard won.).
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