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    Maxbrand got a reaction from webrunner5 in Preproduction breakdown of a low budget commercial I shot.   
    Of course it's all relative. I do a lot of work with GH5/EVA-1 as well, I honestly don't often feel limited by the camera package. It is all about the lighting and camera placement no matter what gear you have. That is the point of most of my blog entries.
     
    Don't let the gear available stop you from creating great work. My reel has GH5/RED EPIC/EVA-1/Alexa and more cameras intercut and I doubt that many people can tell the difference, I can barely do it myself.
     
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    Maxbrand reacted to Adam Kuźniar in Preproduction breakdown of a low budget commercial I shot.   
    Yeah man I know that, I was just joking around  
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    Maxbrand got a reaction from JordanWright in Preproduction breakdown of a low budget commercial I shot.   
    Hey!
    I'm back again with another BTS look at lighting. This time I breakdown the process of planning a shoot with high-end results without using any lights.
    As always, I hope we can get as good a discussion going , so if you have any questions at all - just ask away and let's start a conversation!

    Link to blog post.
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    Maxbrand got a reaction from IronFilm in Preproduction breakdown of a low budget commercial I shot.   
    Of course it's all relative. I do a lot of work with GH5/EVA-1 as well, I honestly don't often feel limited by the camera package. It is all about the lighting and camera placement no matter what gear you have. That is the point of most of my blog entries.
     
    Don't let the gear available stop you from creating great work. My reel has GH5/RED EPIC/EVA-1/Alexa and more cameras intercut and I doubt that many people can tell the difference, I can barely do it myself.
     
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    Maxbrand got a reaction from IronFilm in Preproduction breakdown of a low budget commercial I shot.   
    Hey!
    I'm back again with another BTS look at lighting. This time I breakdown the process of planning a shoot with high-end results without using any lights.
    As always, I hope we can get as good a discussion going , so if you have any questions at all - just ask away and let's start a conversation!

    Link to blog post.
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    Maxbrand got a reaction from heart0less in Preproduction breakdown of a low budget commercial I shot.   
    Hey!
    I'm back again with another BTS look at lighting. This time I breakdown the process of planning a shoot with high-end results without using any lights.
    As always, I hope we can get as good a discussion going , so if you have any questions at all - just ask away and let's start a conversation!

    Link to blog post.
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    Maxbrand got a reaction from ntblowz in Preproduction breakdown of a low budget commercial I shot.   
    Hey!
    I'm back again with another BTS look at lighting. This time I breakdown the process of planning a shoot with high-end results without using any lights.
    As always, I hope we can get as good a discussion going , so if you have any questions at all - just ask away and let's start a conversation!

    Link to blog post.
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    Maxbrand reacted to Adam Kuźniar in Preproduction breakdown of a low budget commercial I shot.   
    I enjoy looking at "low budget" shoots and seeing that apparently my low budget shoots are "minuscule microscopic almost non existing budget" shoots because we certainly can't afford a camera package like that ? 
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    Maxbrand reacted to 1Ale82 in Preproduction breakdown of a low budget commercial I shot.   
    I like your motorized dolly!!!
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    Maxbrand got a reaction from Adam Kuźniar in Preproduction breakdown of a low budget commercial I shot.   
    Hey!
    I'm back again with another BTS look at lighting. This time I breakdown the process of planning a shoot with high-end results without using any lights.
    As always, I hope we can get as good a discussion going , so if you have any questions at all - just ask away and let's start a conversation!

    Link to blog post.
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    Maxbrand got a reaction from Linus N in GH5 to Alexa Conversion   
    I find that using the pre and then working as if I had shot in V-log works very well when using HLG. I was somewhat forced into this workflow when I bought the Ninja V because of the whole video levels thingy making v-log impossible to use if you want a reliable preview on the monitor. I find HLG more or less as good anyway though, so doesn't really matter much to me.
    Some examples of using HLG with GhA:



     


     
     
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    Maxbrand got a reaction from Trek of Joy in GH5 to Alexa Conversion   
    I find that using the pre and then working as if I had shot in V-log works very well when using HLG. I was somewhat forced into this workflow when I bought the Ninja V because of the whole video levels thingy making v-log impossible to use if you want a reliable preview on the monitor. I find HLG more or less as good anyway though, so doesn't really matter much to me.
    Some examples of using HLG with GhA:



     


     
     
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    Maxbrand got a reaction from ChristianH in GH5 to Alexa Conversion   
    I find that using the pre and then working as if I had shot in V-log works very well when using HLG. I was somewhat forced into this workflow when I bought the Ninja V because of the whole video levels thingy making v-log impossible to use if you want a reliable preview on the monitor. I find HLG more or less as good anyway though, so doesn't really matter much to me.
    Some examples of using HLG with GhA:



     


     
     
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    Maxbrand got a reaction from Sage in GH5 to Alexa Conversion   
    I find that using the pre and then working as if I had shot in V-log works very well when using HLG. I was somewhat forced into this workflow when I bought the Ninja V because of the whole video levels thingy making v-log impossible to use if you want a reliable preview on the monitor. I find HLG more or less as good anyway though, so doesn't really matter much to me.
    Some examples of using HLG with GhA:



     


     
     
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    Maxbrand got a reaction from heart0less in GH5 to Alexa Conversion   
    I find that using the pre and then working as if I had shot in V-log works very well when using HLG. I was somewhat forced into this workflow when I bought the Ninja V because of the whole video levels thingy making v-log impossible to use if you want a reliable preview on the monitor. I find HLG more or less as good anyway though, so doesn't really matter much to me.
    Some examples of using HLG with GhA:



     


     
     
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    Maxbrand got a reaction from Kisaha in Lighting Breakdown - Short Film "Guard the Robe"   
    Hey!
    I'm back again with another BTS look at lighting. This time with a scene from a short film I shot a while back.
    I hope we can get as good a discussion as we got going with the last post, so if you have any questions at all - just ask away and let's start a conversation!
    Link to the lighting breakdown
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    Maxbrand got a reaction from andrgl in Lighting Breakdown - Short Film "Guard the Robe"   
    Hey!
    I'm back again with another BTS look at lighting. This time with a scene from a short film I shot a while back.
    I hope we can get as good a discussion as we got going with the last post, so if you have any questions at all - just ask away and let's start a conversation!
    Link to the lighting breakdown
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    Maxbrand reacted to thebrothersthre3 in Lighting Breakdown - Short Film "Guard the Robe"   
    Very cool breakdown! I am getting into gaffing so I always love to see articles like this. 
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    Maxbrand got a reaction from ade towell in Lighting Breakdown - Short Film "Guard the Robe"   
    Hey!
    I'm back again with another BTS look at lighting. This time with a scene from a short film I shot a while back.
    I hope we can get as good a discussion as we got going with the last post, so if you have any questions at all - just ask away and let's start a conversation!
    Link to the lighting breakdown
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    Maxbrand got a reaction from thebrothersthre3 in Lighting Breakdown - Short Film "Guard the Robe"   
    Hey!
    I'm back again with another BTS look at lighting. This time with a scene from a short film I shot a while back.
    I hope we can get as good a discussion as we got going with the last post, so if you have any questions at all - just ask away and let's start a conversation!
    Link to the lighting breakdown
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    Maxbrand got a reaction from BTM_Pix in Lighting Breakdown - Short Film "Guard the Robe"   
    Hey!
    I'm back again with another BTS look at lighting. This time with a scene from a short film I shot a while back.
    I hope we can get as good a discussion as we got going with the last post, so if you have any questions at all - just ask away and let's start a conversation!
    Link to the lighting breakdown
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    Maxbrand got a reaction from Grimor in Low budget car rig   
    Hello! It's me again, last time I made a lighting breakdown and it was really cool to hear your thoughts and to get a discussion going. 
    This time it's a much shorter post about gripping for low budget film. I made a short post about creating a car rig to mount the camera on a car hood with minimal setup and cost.
    Hopefully it's helpful for somebody, or at least you can draw some inspiration from this to do something similar!
    Here's the blog post, feel free to ask any questions!
     
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    Maxbrand reacted to tupp in Low budget car rig   
    Nice rig!
     
    Definitely loose the gimbal on a simple hood mount.
     
    Also, you really should safety your rig with a motorcycle strap or ratchet strap.  For your small setup, you probably need only one strap going across the hood, hooking into opposite wheel wells.  Here is an example of a larger rig with straps:


     
    In the above car rig images, note the padding where the buckles/hooks make contact with the car body.  I would also add soft "groovetyne" fabric scraps at any point at which the the strap webbing contacts the car's body.
     
    For a small camera hood rig, I usually avoid suction cups and instead use a simple pancake (1/8 apple box with baby plate) with groovetyne or neoprene underneath:

    There are plenty of inexpensive tilting heads with 1/4"-20 camera threads that fit on the baby pin.  This pancake rig is usually secured with two straps and possibly a sandbag (if there is wobble).
     
    One more thing about shooting in a car in which an actor is actually driving -- avoid busy streets!  The actor is constantly trying to be the character, which can significantly distract him/her from noticing other cars, pedestrians and road hazards.  Having a "spotter" car ahead of the picture car can provide extra safety and can govern the speed (slow speeds often look faster in the footage, so there is usually no need to "press the pedal to the metal").
     
     
     
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    Maxbrand got a reaction from tupp in Low budget car rig   
    Hello! It's me again, last time I made a lighting breakdown and it was really cool to hear your thoughts and to get a discussion going. 
    This time it's a much shorter post about gripping for low budget film. I made a short post about creating a car rig to mount the camera on a car hood with minimal setup and cost.
    Hopefully it's helpful for somebody, or at least you can draw some inspiration from this to do something similar!
    Here's the blog post, feel free to ask any questions!
     
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    Maxbrand got a reaction from UncleBobsPhotography in Low budget car rig   
    Hello! It's me again, last time I made a lighting breakdown and it was really cool to hear your thoughts and to get a discussion going. 
    This time it's a much shorter post about gripping for low budget film. I made a short post about creating a car rig to mount the camera on a car hood with minimal setup and cost.
    Hopefully it's helpful for somebody, or at least you can draw some inspiration from this to do something similar!
    Here's the blog post, feel free to ask any questions!
     
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