Friday, October 19, 2012
NEODANDI from James Reeves on Vimeo.
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The camera itself is an ENG style camera but I feel it was designed with strong Cinematic potential, I believe Panasonic and a large number of it's owners would say the same thing about the unit. Going down almost half price from ~$15k, the camera is now listed for ~$9k. Features a 1/3" 2.2megapixel 3-chip imager with U.L.T. (Ultra Luminance Technology. It is the only 10 bit camera available to students at AiS. I have done many side by side tests with many cameras and to me this camera does BLACK the best. Being I'm into underexposure a bit more than the average joes, I care a lot about my shadow detail. The test tonight being to focus on the quality I can retain with the element of the LA7200 (Anamorphic Adapter) attached to the Fujinon zoom bayonet mount lens. The jumping around between sensors I feel gives me a good perspective on the design & implementation of the technology behind these imagers. This sensor utilizes a high-sensitivity photodiode and low-noise pixel transistor based on analog processing. The wide range of features make this camera highly versatile, VFR, ADV GAMMA, CHROMATIC ABERRATION COMPENSATION, DRS, WFM & VECTOR SCOPES! But none of that really matters unless you work to make a good image with some pleasing lighting.
I'll be posting the results into this post with a posting of the post review after I do the post on the footage talked about in this post. Send a postcard if you'd like to be posted in the blog.
Monday, October 15, 2012
This was generally to serve the purpose of doing a homework assignment in my "Art Direction" class. Coming back to the AiS I hadn't used the studio space or gear there in a bit, I wanted to practice some lighting and the use of the HPX & it's work flow. Plus, I wanted to attempt in actually capturing decent audio myself.
Camera: Panasonic HPX-370 Fuji Zoom Lens, f1.8 1/60 AVCI-100HD 24PN CineLike D (default settings)
Lights: Over head practicals, Arri Mixed (150w,350w, 600w), Mole Richardson Inbetweenie ( 200w(3)), Mole Richardson 2,000w babyzip.
Audio: Senn something shotgun, AT wired lav.
Friday, October 12, 2012
Sunday, October 7, 2012
I posted earlier about SAMSARA before I had seen it at the Cinerama, which I went back two more times positioning myself in different locations to observe. I find that I'm even more attracted to their work in BARAKA since viewing SAMSARA. I think it somehow strikes a stronger emotional cord with me. The above screen shots were examples as a part of homework for an art direction class. They are some of my favorite moments in the film.