Flashback: Saving Private Ryan (1998) - The American Society of Cinematographers. Opening with the most graphic and elaborate film depiction of D-Day to date, the $65 million Private Ryan uses this monumental event as a springboard for its story.
Loosely based upon actual WWII cases of families losing four or five sons in battle, the picture follows Captain John Miller (Tom Hanks) as he leads an eight-man squad behind enemy lines and into France to search for the last surviving Ryan brother (Matt Damon), whose three siblings have been reported killed in action. Sony FS5 Picture Profile Settings. Dear FS5 owners.
I spend some time to develop a picture profile setting. I stored the profile in PP6. I did some extensive tests with vectorscope software, a lot of testclips and I went out to do real world testing. Picture profiles are sensitive to personal preference. I tried to make a nicely color balanced, not too oversaturated and normal skin tone looking profile. How DP Christian Sprenger Embraced Imperfections on FX's 'Atlanta' The shooter lensed Donald Glover's new FX series with an eye toward simplicity and truth.
The day cinematographer Christian Sprenger found out about Donald Glover’s new show Atlanta, he was working on the set of a Wendy's commercial. “I remember getting the phone call while I was with my gaffer Cody Jacobs. My agent soft-pitched it to me and I was like, 'holy shit that sounds incredible.' A Complete Guide to Setting Up a Home Color Grading Suite. This is a guest post by Cinematographer Ryan E.
Walters. As Moore's Law continues to make technology more accessible to the masses, it is time to start exploring what it takes to build your own grading suite at home or in your office. Before reading the rest of this post, I recommend that you check out How To Get The Most Out Of CS6, DaVinci, & Your Mac Pro, as this article continues to build on what I've outlined. So let's get started shall we? First off, I think it is important to acknowledge that this grading suite does not replace a high end professional suite. The Goals: The first thing to do when designing the layout out of any room is to clearly define the goals you want to accomplish. The Environment: - Control The Light. . - Make Everything Neutral In Color. How to Calibrate a Monitor. Having a color balanced monitor may not seem all that important especially if you’re in a rush to get the shots you need, but having a color balanced monitor while you’re shooting can save you hours of post production work and even improve the quality of your finished production.
In post, a properly adjusted monitor is the only way to know what your footage and finished work really looks like. We'll examine what affects color accuracy in monitors and look at calibration methods so you can achieve the best color reproduction for your projects. It’s About the Light Part of the calibration of a monitor is adjusting it to the ambient light around it so the color and contrast are as accurate as possible. Just like a camera that has to have its exposure and white balance adjusted when the light changes, your monitor will need to be readjusted when the light around it changes. FS5 RAW Shooting Tips. Alister Chapman explains why RAW is a big deal for Sony’s PXW-FS5 and what you need to do to make best use of it.
Upgrading the PXW-FS5 to shoot RAW doesn’t require sending your camcorder away. Simply ensure you’re on the latest firmware – Version 2 or higher - and purchase the CBKZ-FS5RIF upgrade. This comprises a special code number and instructions on how to go online to generate the unlock key specific to your camera. What is RAW? What are the benefits for FS5? Go Medieval With These Easy-to-Make Fantasy Props.
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Additional images via UglyMcGregor unless noted. It’s been a long while since Game of Thrones was simply a television series. It’s now part of the mainstream pop-culture vernacular — for example, I personally know four dogs and one cat named Khaleesi, no joke. Although the fantasy genre was around long before the HBO drama, it has perhaps never been as popular.
If you’re looking to create your own fantasy film or video project, utilize these tried-and-true methods for creating fantasy props. ART OF THE CUT with Thelma Schoonmaker on Silence. by Steve Hullfish - ProVideo Coalition. Thelma Schoonmaker, ACE is an iconic presence in the world of editing.
Arguably, no name is known better in our industry. Sony PXW-FS5 - Light Meter Rating FS Raw Prores. Lens Rentals. Rokinon 24mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC Review. My review of the Rokinon 24mm f/1.4 is long overdue.
The Rokinon 24mm f/1.4 is my favorite, most used lens for astrophotography. Astrophotography 101: A Lesson Series on Photographing the Milky Way. Welcome to Astrophotography 101: A Lesson Series on Photographing the Milky Way.
Astrophotography 101 is currently a work in progress. All the lessons will be sent out to subscribers and posted on the Lonely Speck blog and will ultimately be accessible from this page. Below are all of the current and future lessons planned for Astrophotography 101, in no particular order. Many of them have not yet been written and the overall syllabus may change over time.
Rytech: Why I Bought and Returned the SLR Magic Anamorphot: A Review. For the past five years or so I've been quite interested in shooting anamorphic. Purported gains in image quality, wider aspect ratios that I like so much without losing data to cropping, anamorphic flare, oval bokeh; all of these things really piqued my interest. Pixel Motion – Stop Motion Technique – Digital Anthill. Drift from mustardcuffins on Vimeo. I came across the following video the other week and was amazed by the effect mustardcuffins had created. I spent a long time trying to think how it was done. I was producing some work for a project when I came across the pixel motion frame blending option in After Effects. I realized that this is what gave this stop motion that awesome smooth blending transition effect. The next day I went out and took some photos to see if I could recreate that effect. Every Filmmaking Form You'll Ever Need in 99 Free Templates.
CreativeCOW. 20 Best Trailers of the Last 20 Years (1996 – 2016) We live in a world where there are trailers for trailers. While it’s still essential to a film’s marketing, trailers are no longer mere primers for upcoming movies; they’ve become standalone events. Typeset In The Future. 7 Expert Digital Imaging Technicians (DITs) Discuss their Role on a Film Set. In the world of film production, a Digital Imaging Technician (DIT) can be many things. Sony PXW-FS7K Package 2 With Lens. Lacero. The seismic shift in the world of film festivals. Today’s article can be seen as a morality tale for modern times… it contains everything you would want from a classic yarn – heroes, villains, heroes who become villains, abuse of power and a David and Goliath struggle, all in pursuit of spreading art to the people of the world.
Today’s piece is a bit longer than my average article but I promise it’s worth it. So, if everyone is sitting comfortably, I shall begin… ‘Film festival’ means different things to different people. Film audiences see it as a chance to view new and exciting work from all over the world, way before it will be on general release and sometimes there are chances to see films that won’t ever be released. Reel Streets. Making of Mad Max: Fury Road from ACS Victoria with John Seale ACS ASC and David Burr ACS. Indie Film Academy – Ridley Scott and the Making of Alien. Are we at a Codec Inflection Point? The topic of codecs keeps coming up in the video industry. New Firmware for the Odyssey 7Q+ Cinematography Tips Spotlight. Hoyte van Hoytema, FSF, NSC: Lighting Spectre. Incredible Software from Disney Research Seamlessly Blends Faces from Different Takes. Deeper Understanding Of Log Gamma. Experiments with a Waveform Display.
I started writing this as an explanation of why I often choose not to use log for low light. But instead it’s ended up as an experiment you can try for yourself if you have a waveform monitor that will hopefully allow you to better understand the differences between log and standard gamma. Get a waveform display hooked up to your log camera and try this for yourself. At the Bench: Importing LUTs into Sony FS7. Premiere Editors, Here's What You Need to Know to Start Cutting with DaVinci Resolve 12.
THE WALK - Rodeo FX. Making of Blade Runner Models - Movie Art. FS5 / FS7 / F5/55 Paper Differences. Full costs and income of a £1m independent feature film. Hague TCM Twin Camera Tripod Mount — Hague Camera Supports. Detailed Sony FS5 presentation by Alister Chapman at Vocas open day. 5 Things You Should Know About ProRes. Color Correction: Make People Look Normal. A-List Directors, interviewed by Sam Mendes. Thousands of Clips. All in 4K. Almost All for Free. The Best Video Professionals to Learn From. The Ultimate Exposure Guide For Sony F5/F55. DaVinci Resolve System Requirements - A Reality Check.
Locke Director Steven Knight and Buried Director Rodrigo CortÃ©s with Eight Tips on Directing a One-Man Movie. Directing the One-Man Show: Advice from 'Locke' & 'Buried' Filmmakers. YouTube Has Added More Than 1000 New Royalty-Free Tracks to Its Audio Library. Electronic Press Kit Tutorial - FREE Templates for Film. Top 10 TED Talks on Storytelling and Filmmaking - ScreenCraft. Five Popular 4K Monitors For Your Production That Won't Break the Bank. New company in Hollywood that could prove helpful to indies : Discuss : Shooting People. My PXW-FS7. Add-ons and configuration. Why Nailing Your Mid Range Will Make Post Production Happy. Even with Cingammas and Log. Syrp Genie Motion Control Time Lapse Device 0030-0001 B&H Photo.
$0 in the Bank? No Problem! You Can Still Make Your Own 'Itsy Bitsy Camera Slider' DIY: Build the 'Sun-Blaster', a 1000w LED Adjustable Flashlight for Just $40. Here Are Some Essential Tips & Tricks You Should Know Before You Shoot a Time-Lapse.