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    HelsinkiZim reacted to AaronChicago in Ursa Mini 4.6K new footage and info...   
    Teal/Orange is very popular right now, but it actually has been used for a long time. It adds the ultimate in color contrast with orange hues for skin and teal hues for backgrounds/shadows. Another reason it's effective is that blue in a background creates the illusion of distance when orange/red is in the foreground. If you reverse it, and have orange/red in the background with a blue/teal foreground the distance appears shorter.
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    HelsinkiZim reacted to Axel in Ursa Mini 4.6K new footage and info...   
    No.
    It's orange/teal grading, which by a popular philosophy optimizes the color contrast and heightens overall clarity of the image. Background is, that when you grade perfect and vivid skintones (which is really very easy with BM footage, as well in ProRes as in raw of course), turquois is the contrasting color, the opposite on the color wheel.
    This can be done with GH4 and A7s as well, only that both (particularly the Sony) can't capture this range of skintones in the first place, so it will never look that good.
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    HelsinkiZim got a reaction from sanveer in Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera   
    Speaking of monitors... is there a way to connect to a camera's wifi (like the panasonic app) using something like Google Glass?
    Are there options out there to monitor video through glasses?
    I would be interested in something like this.
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    HelsinkiZim reacted to ricardo_sousa11 in Gear for sale (original thread, please post new sales in separate threads!)   
    Outside of Europe, the buyer will buy tax (which is around 30-40% of the retail cost of the item), I would strongly advise against it.
    How much are you selling it for, I might be interested, and Im in Europe.
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    HelsinkiZim reacted to AaronChicago in New music video - primarily shot with V-Log L   
    Every shot in this video except the rooftop was shot with V-Log L 10 bit on the GH4/Assassin.
    Thanks to Sandro and Nicolas Maillet for helping me with a couple of Twixtor shots.
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    HelsinkiZim reacted to Cinegain in Gear for sale (original thread, please post new sales in separate threads!)   
    With something like that it's hard to evade import duties with sales extending free trade areas.
    There's no risk of that within the European Economic Area ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_Economic_Area ), so that might be your best bet. Could always gauge interest over here first, which could help out a fellow filmmaker from the community. Do mention the price you're roughly thinking about getting for it (up to you, really. Just imagine yourself not being in your own shoes but those of someone else... when would the price be nice enough for you not to get it from traditional retailing but rather from someone in a private sale?). Should you get no response, some others I have seen stating that a day or two after putting the offer up here and no joy, it will go up on eBay. That's always a good idea. And eBay is eBay, so no particular need for it to be on .co.uk .
    Sad to hear you didn't find a use for it. Good luck with the sale.
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    HelsinkiZim got a reaction from Jimbo in What "style" of edit is this ?   
    Lol @ Pizza Rat...
    I was taking into account the fact that it was an amateur filmmaker showcasing his art, and in that respect that kind of response/ dialogue is what we all aspire to generate and I am sure some people here do on on a regular basis.
    I get your point though. Right now more than ever, as video is everywhere and getting cheaper to produce, story is king. Effects don't age well. I don't really look at this style as something a serious filmmaker would want to be known for. I am sure they would prefer people to appreciate how they use the camera to tell a story. In that respect, this video is a bit 'gimmicky' as it is swapping storytelling for the 'geezus, how did you do that' appeal. If you read comments for some of the more recent videos imitators have made, you can tell that people are kind of getting tired of it already. Everyone now is trying to tell a bit of story, such as Brandon Li to great effect, check out some of the links I posted. 
    But none-the-less, if you are going to make a travel video and you are on your lonesome with a camera and a couple of lenses, it is an interesting skill to master - and tell yourself youve been there and done that. It also teaches you some important skills with regards to composition/ framing, movement, sound editing, organising footage etc.
    We must also remember that montage, or random shots put together, is a bona fide genre that has been around since the beginning of film. When done well it can have the same impact on the viewer as a great story.
     
     
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    HelsinkiZim got a reaction from Jimbo in What "style" of edit is this ?   
    I'm afraid you can't really ignore a DSLR filmmaker that has garnered over 500, 000 views and 1, 393 comments. It is safe to say that this 'gimmick' has inspired a lot of amateurs to get out and shoot, myself included. It is rare to see something inspiring that you could do in your hometown, on a shoe string budget, all by yourself. I would even throw it out there that it is the essence of what the DSLR community is all about.
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    HelsinkiZim got a reaction from AaronChicago in GH4 Effects Workflow   
    Thanks, I will have a look at that LUT!
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    HelsinkiZim reacted to AaronChicago in GH4 Effects Workflow   
    I use Premiere so I never conform the files since it uses 32 bit float. I think you're on the right track with using Filmconvert as a first step to get Cine D, V Log, and Cine V looking similar. Inazuma has a great LUT that I would use on Cine D and V that corrects the yellow/orange tint to a natural red. Im on my phone right now but maybe he could send you a link.
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    HelsinkiZim reacted to Sekhar in What "style" of edit is this ?   
    Oh no, Xavier, by story I meant any coherent message that the images speak as a whole, the subtext, the underlying message that talks to us as humans at a higher, intellectual level rather than at a purely sensory (visual/auditory) level. E.g., many interpreted even the little pizza rat clip as an underdog "story." A more obvious example is of the buffalo that saved its calf from lions that clearly has a "story" I'm talking about (a beginning, middle, and end, to use the cliche).
    If there was such a message in Watchtower of Turkey, I didn't get it. It seemed to me like a juxtaposition/collage of beautiful images, much like a Victoria's Secret fashion show. E.g., frenetic cuts like that can indicate a frenzy of wild activity, but I don't believe that's what this filmmaker intended for the tourist viewers. What then was the purpose of this kind of cut other than to look cool and generate discussions like this?
    Anyway, I sense clear disdain and disapproval of my comments here (talking of subtext, I can easily read "what the heck do you know?"). But guys, rather than immediately push back, please consider what I said and discuss because we're all trying to be better filmmakers, and I for myself might be missing an important point here.
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    HelsinkiZim got a reaction from 1tkman in What "style" of edit is this ?   
    There is something else I would like to add...
    I have massive amounts of respect for watchtower of Turkey because he couldn't crop 4k to 1080. The same goes for Matty Brown. They physically whip the camera away after they get the shot. What others are doing now is taking static shots in 4+K and panning and scanning. But keep in mind that this will only look natural if you use curves and expressions in AFX.
    I have seen some videos where the filmmaker did not take this into account and their videos didn't resonate with the audience so well. I will not be linking to these out of respect for their effort.
     
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    HelsinkiZim got a reaction from Sekhar in What "style" of edit is this ?   
    Lol @ Pizza Rat...
    I was taking into account the fact that it was an amateur filmmaker showcasing his art, and in that respect that kind of response/ dialogue is what we all aspire to generate and I am sure some people here do on on a regular basis.
    I get your point though. Right now more than ever, as video is everywhere and getting cheaper to produce, story is king. Effects don't age well. I don't really look at this style as something a serious filmmaker would want to be known for. I am sure they would prefer people to appreciate how they use the camera to tell a story. In that respect, this video is a bit 'gimmicky' as it is swapping storytelling for the 'geezus, how did you do that' appeal. If you read comments for some of the more recent videos imitators have made, you can tell that people are kind of getting tired of it already. Everyone now is trying to tell a bit of story, such as Brandon Li to great effect, check out some of the links I posted. 
    But none-the-less, if you are going to make a travel video and you are on your lonesome with a camera and a couple of lenses, it is an interesting skill to master - and tell yourself youve been there and done that. It also teaches you some important skills with regards to composition/ framing, movement, sound editing, organising footage etc.
    We must also remember that montage, or random shots put together, is a bona fide genre that has been around since the beginning of film. When done well it can have the same impact on the viewer as a great story.
     
     
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    HelsinkiZim got a reaction from OliKMIA in What "style" of edit is this ?   
    I am currently editing a video in this style so I can point you to a few links if you are looking for further inspiration.
    24 hours in Ibiza https://vimeo.com/135852367
    India Land of Kings https://vimeo.com/140850530
    Roma https://vimeo.com/137925379
    Tokyo Roar https://vimeo.com/129171397
    The Norway https://vimeo.com/140960984
    Amsterdam Music Festival 2015 (check this out to see it done with a bigger budget) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9xFVfERKUU
    I think that should keep you busy for an evening.
    PS:
    My advice would be to screengrab them, pop them into your NLE and look at the transitions frame by frame.
    Collect as many shots as you can, don't worry so much about how they will stitch together as it is more important to have options.
    Watch this interview with the Vimeo pioneer of this style Matty Brown https://vimeo.com/138341824
    Make your movements with the camera as slow and as stable as possible. Always look for movement in the shot so you can emphasis it with speedramping, even if its just a blink of your subjects eyes.
    Try to get shots of birds, yourself as filmmaker (self reflexive shots of filmmaker in action i.e. your feet, your hand opening a door etc), water, people preparing food... just shoot everything you can think of. 
    Try to tell a story.
    As mentioned above, the style is montage which was propagated by Vertov with Man with a Movie Camera. Check it out on youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z97Pa0ICpn8. However, I would call this a post modern treatment as it includes hyperlapse and special effects.
    Don't try to make something as intense as Watchtower of Turkey unless you have at least 2-4 weeks of full time editing and effects available. Look at some of the other takes on this style which use the transitions, sound and movement a bit more sparingly to great effect, like some that I have linked to above.
    Finally, learn how to use curves in After Effects if you want to have that off balance, natural swinging type of movement.
    I am not an expert on this style yet, but hopefully when I am done with my cut i can offer more tips.
     
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    HelsinkiZim got a reaction from Xavier Plagaro Mussard in What "style" of edit is this ?   
    I'm afraid you can't really ignore a DSLR filmmaker that has garnered over 500, 000 views and 1, 393 comments. It is safe to say that this 'gimmick' has inspired a lot of amateurs to get out and shoot, myself included. It is rare to see something inspiring that you could do in your hometown, on a shoe string budget, all by yourself. I would even throw it out there that it is the essence of what the DSLR community is all about.
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    HelsinkiZim got a reaction from Ricardo Constantino in What "style" of edit is this ?   
    I am currently editing a video in this style so I can point you to a few links if you are looking for further inspiration.
    24 hours in Ibiza https://vimeo.com/135852367
    India Land of Kings https://vimeo.com/140850530
    Roma https://vimeo.com/137925379
    Tokyo Roar https://vimeo.com/129171397
    The Norway https://vimeo.com/140960984
    Amsterdam Music Festival 2015 (check this out to see it done with a bigger budget) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9xFVfERKUU
    I think that should keep you busy for an evening.
    PS:
    My advice would be to screengrab them, pop them into your NLE and look at the transitions frame by frame.
    Collect as many shots as you can, don't worry so much about how they will stitch together as it is more important to have options.
    Watch this interview with the Vimeo pioneer of this style Matty Brown https://vimeo.com/138341824
    Make your movements with the camera as slow and as stable as possible. Always look for movement in the shot so you can emphasis it with speedramping, even if its just a blink of your subjects eyes.
    Try to get shots of birds, yourself as filmmaker (self reflexive shots of filmmaker in action i.e. your feet, your hand opening a door etc), water, people preparing food... just shoot everything you can think of. 
    Try to tell a story.
    As mentioned above, the style is montage which was propagated by Vertov with Man with a Movie Camera. Check it out on youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z97Pa0ICpn8. However, I would call this a post modern treatment as it includes hyperlapse and special effects.
    Don't try to make something as intense as Watchtower of Turkey unless you have at least 2-4 weeks of full time editing and effects available. Look at some of the other takes on this style which use the transitions, sound and movement a bit more sparingly to great effect, like some that I have linked to above.
    Finally, learn how to use curves in After Effects if you want to have that off balance, natural swinging type of movement.
    I am not an expert on this style yet, but hopefully when I am done with my cut i can offer more tips.
     
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    HelsinkiZim got a reaction from Chris Oh in What "style" of edit is this ?   
    Lol @ Pizza Rat...
    I was taking into account the fact that it was an amateur filmmaker showcasing his art, and in that respect that kind of response/ dialogue is what we all aspire to generate and I am sure some people here do on on a regular basis.
    I get your point though. Right now more than ever, as video is everywhere and getting cheaper to produce, story is king. Effects don't age well. I don't really look at this style as something a serious filmmaker would want to be known for. I am sure they would prefer people to appreciate how they use the camera to tell a story. In that respect, this video is a bit 'gimmicky' as it is swapping storytelling for the 'geezus, how did you do that' appeal. If you read comments for some of the more recent videos imitators have made, you can tell that people are kind of getting tired of it already. Everyone now is trying to tell a bit of story, such as Brandon Li to great effect, check out some of the links I posted. 
    But none-the-less, if you are going to make a travel video and you are on your lonesome with a camera and a couple of lenses, it is an interesting skill to master - and tell yourself youve been there and done that. It also teaches you some important skills with regards to composition/ framing, movement, sound editing, organising footage etc.
    We must also remember that montage, or random shots put together, is a bona fide genre that has been around since the beginning of film. When done well it can have the same impact on the viewer as a great story.
     
     
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    HelsinkiZim got a reaction from dhso22 in What "style" of edit is this ?   
    I am currently editing a video in this style so I can point you to a few links if you are looking for further inspiration.
    24 hours in Ibiza https://vimeo.com/135852367
    India Land of Kings https://vimeo.com/140850530
    Roma https://vimeo.com/137925379
    Tokyo Roar https://vimeo.com/129171397
    The Norway https://vimeo.com/140960984
    Amsterdam Music Festival 2015 (check this out to see it done with a bigger budget) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9xFVfERKUU
    I think that should keep you busy for an evening.
    PS:
    My advice would be to screengrab them, pop them into your NLE and look at the transitions frame by frame.
    Collect as many shots as you can, don't worry so much about how they will stitch together as it is more important to have options.
    Watch this interview with the Vimeo pioneer of this style Matty Brown https://vimeo.com/138341824
    Make your movements with the camera as slow and as stable as possible. Always look for movement in the shot so you can emphasis it with speedramping, even if its just a blink of your subjects eyes.
    Try to get shots of birds, yourself as filmmaker (self reflexive shots of filmmaker in action i.e. your feet, your hand opening a door etc), water, people preparing food... just shoot everything you can think of. 
    Try to tell a story.
    As mentioned above, the style is montage which was propagated by Vertov with Man with a Movie Camera. Check it out on youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z97Pa0ICpn8. However, I would call this a post modern treatment as it includes hyperlapse and special effects.
    Don't try to make something as intense as Watchtower of Turkey unless you have at least 2-4 weeks of full time editing and effects available. Look at some of the other takes on this style which use the transitions, sound and movement a bit more sparingly to great effect, like some that I have linked to above.
    Finally, learn how to use curves in After Effects if you want to have that off balance, natural swinging type of movement.
    I am not an expert on this style yet, but hopefully when I am done with my cut i can offer more tips.
     
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