Super8 Posted July 16, 2020 Share Posted July 16, 2020 5 hours ago, Andrew Reid said: Most recent manual focus full frame film below, tiny crew, basically one DP. I get what you're saying - AF makes things easily for a single operator. But there are now a number of very high profile feature films with a single camera operator (even Oscar nominated) shot on small manual focus cameras like the GH2, 5D 3, and in similar manner to Sigma Fp in Sin-sin for instance (GH2 sometimes at F0.95 no less). Not only are they artistically a successful cinematic achievement, the smaller camera and more direct hands-on control for the director and cinematographer was the primary reason for getting away from ARRI or a RED. AF also has a tendency to do what the machine wants, rather than the human. No AF is bullet proof. If it wonders off, that's the entire take ruined and you have to go again without any guarantees it will be better. That short is so good. Great acting. I don't see any hard focus pulls. AF tracking would have helped in some of the outdoor walking scenes but they seem to keep the distance between camera and talent consistent. It looks like they shot for manual focus and not a lot of camera moves. I wouldn't change a thing. AF tracking is solid and not unpredictable from Sony, Canon and Nikon. I know I can out perform a single camera operator with manual focus rig / steady cam vs my gimbal and FF AF tracking set up. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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