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John_Harrison

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    Panasonic G85, Nikon F3, Canon AE-1, Pentax K100,

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  1. Oooh, good to know, thanks! I shot on the FS700 + Odyssey 7Q. And Mattais, I can't import the Raw directly into Resolve because I need to do greenscreen / motion tracking / rotoscoping / on most of my footage. I realize that I could do most of this stuff in Resolve as well, but I am much more comfortable with After Effects for stuff like this (I've also done the bulk of that work already).
  2. I am in the final stages of working on a project I directed, and I was wondering if you could help me get my workflow straight. I had to rush through post in order to get everything done by my deadline (It was my thesis project), and now I'm going back and fixing things. Because of the projects VFX heavy nature (almost every freaking shot had VFX of some kind!) I imported the RAW files into After Effects and did all of my color correction there. However, now that I have time I want to be able to do a proper color correction pass in Resolve. My question for you all is how do I get my files from
  3. Yeah you're right about that, "Film Look" is kind of a loaded term. I guess more specifically what I'm trying to say is "I want to shoot Cine D and make it look like Portra"
  4. Like many on this forum, I think there is something innately beautiful about film. Sadly, shooting all of my projects on film is not financially feasible, and until the day that it is I must make do with shooting digital and using emulation LUTs. Unfortunately I haven't really liked the look of many of the free LUTs I've tried (FilmConvert was OK, but I'd like a little more control). Lately I've been learning Resolve, and I'm wondering if using it's color matching tools I could emulate the looks of modern photographic (and potentially cinematic) stocks by shooting color chips with my AE-
  5. G7 and put the difference towards some nice lenses. That being said, the sony will give you more "cinematic" results on account of it having log, but the higher price and overheating issues might not make it worthwhile for you.
  6. That would be great! Differences in sharpness, color, flares, and chromatic abberation would be cool to see.
  7. I've used the 18-35 on a FS700 with a Speed Booster, and I found that it was useable with light vignetting at 20mm and completely fine by 24mm. Corner resolution might suffer, but I think you should be ok even with a 1.3x crop.
  8. I would be really interested to see a comparison of the Zeiss and Pentax 50mm, both are really solid lenses, and I wonder how different they actually are in practice.
  9. If you had to chose between the G85 (with a speedbooster) and the XT2, which would you pick? I've fallen in love with the XT2, but I'm not sure I can justify buying it when I can get the panny for half the price. The IBIS in the G85 makes this decision even harder because I'm using unstabilized lenses.
  10. They say here that according to "trusted sources" that the GH5 will be shipping in early spring. (Bhttp://www.43rumors.com/ft5-panasonic-target-is-to-ship-the-gh5-in-marchapril/) Between that and the pre order mess up, and the proximity to the pre order date (the most accurate rumors usually come closest to announcement dates) and 43rumors' track record I would say that there's a pretty good chance that it's true. Now of course I wouldn't bet my life on something like this, but it seems to me that the odds are pretty good.
  11. 43Rumors seems pretty convinced, and they have been spot on with everything else with the GH5 http://www.43rumors.com/?s=Gh5
  12. Thank you for sharing this! Miyazaki is one of my favorite filmmakers, and watching his creative process is so inspiring and informative.
  13. Replace your canon fd 50 1.8 with a 1.4 version. Or for not that much more money you can buy a FL 55mm 1.2. (There's a really good review here http://www.vintagelensesforvideo.com/canon-fl-55mm/) I'd also recommend getting the FD 24mm f2, but that lens will cost you $2-300. There's is a vivitar version in the fd mount that is $100 cheaper which I'd recommend looking into. I haven't used that lens so I can't speak to its performance so please research before you buy. There's also, I think, a vivitar 28mm f1.8 which might also be worth looking into.
  14. Honestly a lot of what I learned in film school was through experience. I'd say if you just challenged yourself to make a dozen small simple short films and a few more complicated / expensive ones you would get 60% of the film school experience. However there are a number of things you can get through film school which is much more difficult to find on your own. Most major schools have production equipment and post-production facilities that you can access for free*. This will allow you to play with equipment you probably couldn't afford on your own, and give you experience with industry
  15. Grimor, how do you these camera's compare in terms of color, dynamic range, etc.? I'm currently trying to decide between the two of them as a used GH4 is pretty much in the same price bracket as the G85.
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