Sunday, May 19, 2013
Monday, April 22, 2013
link to BTS footage
link to Bath Salts episode 4
Sunday, April 7, 2013
Shot on Canon DSLRs using a Samyang 24mm, and 35mm 1.4 lenses. No color grading or correction was done to any of the footage.
This was my first time shooting on set as a BTS videographer and not as either main camera or a b-camera. Being new to capturing BTS footage, I missed a few good laughs and funny lines after the scene was finished. I'm so used to cutting when the director calls cut. ;) Overall, I had a lot of fun on set and just wrapped my second BTS shooting for Bath Salts. Keep an eye out for it. :)
Here is the BTS footage
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
link to timelapse
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
The SmallHD dp4 is my go to monitor. When I first got it I noticed using the efv attachment made the image hard to judge focus, the image would look a little blurry. So I've been using the dp4 as a monitor only which is fantastic. Easy to judge what is in focus without using the focus assist.
I recently ordered the dp4 diopter kit, to see if the blurriness would ease up.
The kit which includes 3 different diopters. A +1,+2 and +3. These can also be stacked to give even great effects.
When I got the kit I tried all 3 diopters. All tests were done inside in controlled lighting and outside mid day. The +1 helped but the image was still blurry. The +3 was too much magnification making the image even more hard to tell what was focus and what wasn't.
+2 is the diopter I'll be using as it got the image clear and much easier to judge focus especially in bright conditions.
Using the +2 diopter I'll be using the dp4 as an evf more then ever before. It made the image as clear as just using the dp4 as a monitor. Plus it will give the extra point of contact needed while shooting with a shoulder rig.
You can find the SmallHD diopter kit here. http://store.smallhd.com/Store/DP4-Monitor-Accessories/VF4-Diopter-Set
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
When opening the files, you'll notice the screen is covered from end to end with the massive 4k files. Next cause both files were shot in C-log its a very dull looking image with hardly any color. But that's a good thing. More on that later.
I was a little hesitate to press play, fearing my machine wouldn't have real time playback. After all, I'm still in the process of upgrading most of the parts. But, I press play and watched as my little i7 played the 4k footage in real time. :)
Even with all the problems I've had with Vegas 11, I wanted to see how Vegas would handle the 1DC. I know with this call I was just asking myself to throw the keyboard across the room. Haha! I also have Adobe CS6, and it had no problem with real time play back
Opening Vegas and importing the clips, I knew there would be no Cuda Cores helping with the 4k load. Vegas doesn't support the new GTX cards. I pressed play and there were a few skipped frames but nothing too bad. Using Looks 2 to grade the footage, I applied just a curves adjust, added contrast and color grading. With the curves adjustment the C-log started to really come to life. The colors were brought from a very dull looking image to a very stunning image. C-log holds so much detail and is by far the nicest profile I've graded. Skintones are very natural looking and the rest of the colors can be manipulate to your liking without falling apart. It would be great if C-log was Canon standard profile for everything from Cinema line all the way down to their Dslr's.
I'm really liking the 1DC image and the other choices you'll have with it. In 1080p mode, you have the option of shooting either full frame or s35. After playing with these clips, I'm really starting to look at the Canon Cinema line of Cameras. Hopefully I'll be renting one to fully test out myself, unless Canon has a loaner for a few days. ;) Doesn't hurt to dream right?
Links to Philip Bloom or planet5d footage can be found on Twitter or in the links to the
|Philip Bloom "1DC guy"|