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  1. 2 points
    I've never heard that logic... There are two somewhat conflicting pieces of traditional advice -- one is that the longer the focal, the LIGHTER the diffusion filter, not the heavier, because the same filter will look heavier on longer lenses. But the second is that the tighter the shot becomes, the heavier the diffusion because the viewer wants to see more detail in wider shots, and wider shots tend to be shot on wider-angle lenses, closer shots on longer lenses. Audiences want to see as much detail in a landscape but they don't need to see every pore in a close-up of a face. So in some ways, the net result might be that if you want consistency but are using the longer lenses to get tighter on faces, just use the same filter for everything! It basically comes down to what feels right, you have to judge the individual shot in terms of whether your filter is too heavy or too light. There is no formula to match filters to focal lengths because shot content and lighting contrast affects your perception of sharpness and what level of detail your eye wants. Not to mention what f-stop you are shooting at might have an effect too. The simplest thing is to use the same filter for everything until you get a sense of when you need to decrease or increase the effect.
  2. 2 points
    The government here is still trying to figure out how to help the freelancers in the UK but are worried that there might be some that might get support and don't really need it. So they leave 5 million people hanging in the air. Strangely they do not have that worry when it comes to giving taxpayer money to the mega industries.
  3. 2 points
    Trump is a fool. Nobody is "hiding". Nobody wants this. People are trying to prevent unnecessary deaths. Again, show some courage ffs.
  4. 2 points
    I'm with Trump on this one....if the cure is worse than the disease, what was the point? A 20% unemployment rate will be far more devastating than the COVID-19 outbreak, and lead to a whole host of new problems. Civil unrest due to people not being able to eat being chief among them. Keep the ban on large indoor gatherings, keep the ban on entering seniors homes, but let the local auto shop employing 8 people open and run. R,
  5. 2 points
    This is everything I have ever wanted, thank you
  6. 1 point
    Hi, Did this shorter version of a short film I directed last year. It got much more enigmatic, but hopefully the final "twist" really shows what this short story is all about. Hope you enjoy it and please share your comments, critiques and suggestions: Password: inside2020 Cheers Tiago
  7. 1 point
    Quoting Dr. Gregory Poland, an American physician and vaccinologist: We won’t reopen in April. The number of new cases we’re seeing now in the United States is increasing by almost 50% every day. We are on the steepest part of the curve right now. What we’re seeing is a reflection of transmission two to four weeks ago, which means whatever you’re seeing now, it will be significantly higher and worse in a few weeks. It doesn’t make any sense to loosen restrictions during an epidemic. You’re fundamentally choosing economics over our lives. Let’s say you live in a community with a 200-bed hospital. They have five to 10 ICU beds, half of which are used for heart attacks and everything else. So maybe they have five beds and five ventilators. If you admit one person a week, you can give great medical care. If you admit 20, 50, or 100, mortality rates shoot up. It means your hospitals are overrun. People are on carts in the hallways, and they die in the hallway waiting for medical care. There aren’t enough ventilators, IV fluids, doctors and nurses. It’s a scenario you never want to see. So if everybody goes back to work, people start dying in droves.
  8. 1 point
    Some sort of strategy? What do you suggest? Every vulnerable person to be moved to one part of the country which is then hermetically sealed? I would love to hear your ideas. The only way to beat this thing is to keep the spread of the virus as minimal as possible. Everything else is just wishful thinking.
  9. 1 point
    The BBC has increased it's programmes on their i-player and one of the shows they have put on is Spooks which ran from 2002-2011 [I think]. After watching it I can see why Super 16 has become popular again,, the entire series was shot on Super 16, I’m not sure if it was post-produced in SD or HD, it’s a lot grainier than I remember it, but when I originally watched it in the early 2000’s I didn’t have a huge 4k television, some like me like grain, others hate grain, grain is very subjective. I recall that this was the show that the BBC used in autumn 2005 when they announced BBC HD. Spooks was used to showcase how good HD was going to be, at the same time the BBC also said that Super 16 wasn’t suited to HD, but they didn't like to mention that the show that looked amazing in HD was actually shot on Super 16 the very format they were 'retiring' saying was not good enough for HD. Watching Spooks now, I feel the photography is still excellent, it’s fresh and holds up really very well, it doesn’t look tired, dated or aged. Pav
  10. 1 point
    There's quite some distance between "at risk groups ending their isolation" and "everyone goes back to normal." For many people, me included, there is a serious question over whether we can realistically expect things to ever go back to normal. I, as with many people here, do work that is entirely discretionary and which is highly unlikely to do well in a recession or even depression. But here's the thing. If I had personally caused however many deaths are currently shown here I would expect to spend the rest of my life in prison even if I had done it accidentally, with no reason to suspect my actions might cause a problem. If I had done it having been warned not to do it, having had several close calls previously, I would expect the situation to be, if possible, even more serious. There is culpability here and I would see that culpability pursued for all kinds of reasons. Mainly, though, in the absence of any likelihood that the international community can meaningfully hold China to account, I'd see this pursued to minimise the chances of it happening again. P
  11. 1 point
    That would roughly fit in with the 12 week period that people at risk here have been asked to stay in their homes.
  12. 1 point
    Thanks Miguel, I've tried to put the photos in there in a way so that they represent a little story of my journey. In a subtle way. The grain in the Mono Lake ones are probably because of expired film. And at the same time being Porta 400VC. But I love it!
  13. 1 point
    BTW, I was right about this nation of pot heads deeming pot stores an "essential service." Makes me sick driving around today seeing all the small businesses at the strip malls, dark, with no cars parked in front. Ordered closed, while beer stores, liquor stores, and pot stores, are deemed essential and stay open, sickening: https://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/ontario-pot-shops-can-open-during-covid-19-virus-related-layoffs-begin-122841607.html
  14. 1 point
    Gonna be a huge upsurge in video game purchases. R,
  15. 1 point
    It is my firm belief that Kodak could sell more Ektachrome in Double-Eight than in 16mm and Super-8 together, if they’d offer it.
  16. 1 point
    Millions could be carrying it right now around the globe. The positive test results keep going up only because people showing symptoms are being tested. There is no plan to test the entire population, nor can that feasibly be done. R,
  17. 1 point
    I can't wait for the Hollywood studios to line up and demand bail out money from Washington. This is going to be funny.....an industry of people who make no secret of their loathing for Trump, are now stuck potentially asking him for financial help. There will be endless Republican talking heads on the news from conservative states, screaming about how Hollywood is a "smut factory" and should not receive a penny in financial aid. This should be entertaining to watch. 🙂 R,
  18. 1 point
    I have a stash of Kodak 7240 in R8 on 100 spools. Should you be interested to buy one just use message function of the forum. Mind the timezones 🙂 It is slow cinéma.
  19. 1 point
    Sorry, I had some DNS forwarding wrong when web address was linked with www. It's needs to update so try this. http://pointandshoot.dk
  20. 1 point
    I've been in factories where they're sitting/standing closer than 2 metres. I've also been in offices where they're sitting a lot closer than 2 metres. You can also get your car fixed in the UK: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-51176409
  21. 1 point
    The reason this isn't simple is that economic hardship also causes deaths. I'm not talking up the Trump position - heaven forfend - and what's being done right now is probably appropriate right now, but a medium-term reaction to this should not be based solely on short-term preservation of life. Watching people dying in hospital corridors is horrifying. Knowing that they have died more privately, over years, is less horrifying. But it's still deaths. P
  22. 1 point
    The world is still moving. Just because it isn't moving the way you are used to, doesn't mean it isn't. I'm afraid that a lot of people will use lower death rates as an argument that the drastic measurements weren't necessary instead of recognizing that this is what helped keep them low. Yesterday a 13 year old girl died. What do you think her parents would say? I think we can all agree that you can recover from economic hardship. You can't recover from death.
  23. 1 point
    I'd be in for the 435 tap adaptation!
  24. 1 point
    Ah Ah Ah, nooooo, R-word Phil....R-word. R,
  25. 1 point
    Once 66% of the population have had the virus AND built up anti-bodies, the virus spread will have leveled out. That's what all governments are aiming for. If you get to that infection rate too quickly, too many people will die at the same time, overload the health system and cause huge human and economic hardship. Governments are trying to slow down the rate of infections without stopping it (since that is not possible) and balance that with economic losses. Here in the UK the government pays up to 80% of the salaries of laid off workers, has got rid of business rates and gives grants to small businesses. They are not doing enough for freelancers and I hope that this will be sorted out, but at least it is a start. Unfortunately our PM has acted too slow and so have other leaders. Anyone who selfishly decides to ignore self isolation and other measurements that were put in place, is jeopardizing those efforts. That's what happened in Italy where the death rate is now at 7 or 8%. The good news is that many more people are probably already infected than the figures show. In Germany they've been testing much larger numbers and the death rate is 0.2 %. Now the infection curve is apparently easing up. There is hope but there are also too many unknowns. Until we know more, everybody has to do their bit. This is the most sensible way forward. Please!
  26. 1 point
    I had a dream the other night that a stranger shook my hand... I woke up and immediately washed my hands... even though I knew it was a dream. 🤷‍♂️
  27. 1 point
    What do ya'll learn from this chart? Way more people are recovering than dying, who get COVID-19.
  28. 1 point
    @Max Field A temporary hospital set-up in Madrid. People can't get proper treatment because there are too many that are ill at the same time and this is just the beginning. And why? Because too many people have ignored the advice to self isolate. Anyone could end up needing help. Life will be different for all of us from here on. You can keep whinging or try and make the best of it.
  29. 1 point
    The virus does not discriminate. Do you really think you can simply leave the problem to one part of the population so that you can get on with business as usual? I'm sorry but your comment is incredibly ignorant and selfish. In times like this we all have to come together and do what is right. I can understand that you are scared, we all are. But please, show some courage!
  30. 1 point
    I’m doing my best to set myself up for success when things calm down. Getting as much as possible done so that once we’re allowed back into our normal lives I can finish up things like casting and fundraising and get right into production on my next film. I figure it’s better than waiting for arbitrary work or jobs to start trickling in. There are going to be a lot of people wanting to get out and start shooting. I suspect it’s going to be a fantastic period for indie films.
  31. 1 point
    I'm not voicing these concerns because it's ethical or nice. I'm saying it because I consider it possible, if not likely, that we simply can't avoid either one horrific conclusion or the other. To put it as simply as possible, this problem is not going away in an amount of time that we can all reasonably spend in isolation. Before long, the power, water, and other essential services will begin to fail. Food shortages (which don't really exist yet) will start to become genuine and quickly become acute. This situation cannot continue; if we attempt to continue it anyway out of fear of the alternative, it will be ended by the gradual collapse of society. But neither can we deliberately end it. An eighteen month window for availability of a vaccine has been mentioned, but this assumes that a vaccine is possible and that no problems will be encountered. It is quite feasible that no vaccine is possible (as it is not for the common cold, which is sometimes caused by a different coronavirus.) If reinfection is possible, herd immunity is not possible. It is certainly not possible under any circumstance to treat the number of cases that would result. This situation cannot be contemplated either. So we have two options. Continue the policy of isolation, which we cannot do. Or end the policy of isolation, which we cannot do. At some point we will be required to choose.
  32. 1 point
    But if we did nothing and allowed a lot of deaths, there might be an economic cost anyway, particularly if a lot of money had to be thrown at the problem. Personally I don’t value money more than my life or my family’s or my friends’ or, well, people in general!
  33. 1 point
    Glad to hear Tyler. I will have more details, images and videos by the end of the month. Then I have see how it handles hot and cold environments, vibrations, shocks etc. So end of April would be the earliest the system is available.
  34. 1 point
    I just don't see how we're all supposed to sit at home and twiddle our thumbs for the rest of the year without getting paid. No one's gonna be able to pay any bills. I guess some people are lucky to have savings or cushy remote office jobs, but everyone else is screwed. The foundation of capitalism has always been an implicit threat that if you stop working you'll starve to death on the sidewalk, but this is different. I'm already hearing stories about supermarket cashiers working while they cough their lungs out because they can't afford to skip a paycheck. It's barbaric. The inequalities of modern society are about to become so stark that when the bodies start stacking up outside the hospitals, the pitchforks might come out, for real. 36 months from now, I have no idea what the world is going to look like.
  35. 1 point
    To speak completely coldly about the practicalities, there comes a point at which the economic hardship (which will itself kill people, indirectly, but kill them all the same) becomes worse than the deaths caused by the disease. In this context, I don't think the current restrictions can continue for more than a very few months without severely risking a situation in which there's no worthwhile society left to start back up again. Do this for nine months to a year, perhaps less, and things like the water, power and food supplies and the internet will begin to fail, at which point we'll be on a slippery slope towards a situation where movie work seems trivial in comparison to the concerns of not starving before next Tuesday. What interests me is how this will be politicised. The people we have in charge of the world's most powerful countries (and I'm not just targeting the obvious) are generally picked using systems which prioritise short-term popularity. As a result, most of them are not very well-informed, not particularly intelligent beyond a sort of low cunning, and suffer a much greater disposition toward psychopathy and narcissistic personality disorder than the general population. These are mental illnesses, and should be the subject of sympathy not scorn, but it is at least clear why senior politicians often seem incapable of understanding the amorality of their own behaviour. Most of our leadership would need proper moral behaviour described to them using simple language, as one would a small child, and might never instinctively understand it. Many people with these conditions learn to put on a public face that's sufficiently convincing to function in society but the results are horrible and have been for at least decades. Right now, faced with a crisis they're manifestly incapable of handling, most of them are deferring extensively to much more qualified assistants. At some point they will become comfortable with the new situation and begin to take back control, at which point I would expect to see much more economically-minded thinking. I would also expect to see corpses stacked in ice rinks, and real food shortages caused by a huge glut of people being too sick to work. In the end nobody can be blamed for deaths from disease; it's impossible to prove what might have happened in other circumstances, and the leadership will make platitudes. It's difficult to say which approach is really best or most correct. When that'll happen I don't know, but I'd say less than six months. Well, perhaps about six months. Three months for the economic screws to hit, a month to relax, eight weeks for cases to really peak in a less restricted world.
  36. 1 point
    As I'm planning to sell the fullHD video tap for 900-1200$, I don't want to disclose which camera it is. The potential group of buyers is so small, that the machining costs of the housing and other parts stay quite high (total BOM roughly 540$). I hope you understand.
  37. 1 point
    Probably a few places would still have a 1" machine in the UK Stanley productions do a lot of that kind of work. 1" C dubs require a bit of set up and the machine needs to be supervised for headclogs etc.. so it's probably at least a couple 100 per hour to any format. Better to get a prores file - as the DVD compression doesn't do well with typical composite video noise
  38. 1 point
    Not really. You put a 50mm on a FF35 camera at f/4 and a 35mm on a Super-35 at f/2.0-2.8 split and it would be very hard to see a difference in anything -- field of view, depth of field, distortion, perspective, compression, anything.
  39. 1 point
    I would also say TV is often made by multiple teams/directors - for instance on a season with 12 shows might have 6 directors doing 2 episodes each. It's not always possible for the same director/dop to do every episode, because they shoot back to back. Because each episode then needs to look like they are from the same series - the directors and DOP's have to match their work across episodes - which could reign in some more edgy choices. In a movie it's the vision (usually) of a single director/dop and that allows for a stronger look/choices. If Tim Burton for instance was directing an episode of Gilmore Girls (for instance) they probably wouldn't change the production design to gothic black and white and replace Lauren Graham with Helena Bonham Carter (although that would be great) Some shorter TV series do have single directors (Spaced - Edgar Wright, Twin Peaks the Return - David Lynch) which are more recognizable in the specific directors style.
  40. 1 point
    Arriflex 435 ES - 4-perf, IVS video assist PAL, FEM (functionality expansion module), TimeCode module, Arriglow module - Base plate BP-8 + dovetail plate + 19mm rods long, short 3x 400ft magazine + case 1x 400ft magazine (35-III model) 3x 200ft magazine + case finder extension FE-3 finder extension FE-5 ground glass + arriglow: - super35 2,35 - super35 1,85 - super35 silent gate 1,33 - normal35 2,35 - normal35 1,85 - normal35 1,33 P+S Technik uRC - remote control for speed ramps Video-top 100% + SCA-2 (for steadicam low-mount) EasyLOOK video-assist system - digital system for recording and playback - generates Quicktime files on HDD - wireless option Transvideo TITAN transmitter + receiver set for analog SD wireless video Transvideo Rainbow II 6,5” monitor - bright PAL monitor - anamorphic desqueze support PHOTOS: https://photos.app.goo.gl/xaJqzid9JwCFyyxY8 Camera is located in Bratislava, Slovak Republic, EU Shipping within European Union will cost €550 Shipping outside EU is not possible at the moment. In case of personal pickup, I can supply old Kodak film stock (10 rolls) for free. Payment via PayPal, incl. buyer´s protection.
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  42. 1 point
    Here is an example of the skin texture when you increase the noise versus remove the noise:
  43. 1 point
    Pentti Sammallahti is one of the greatest! He is also master printer and still working in the darkroom. http://www.peterfetterman.com/artists/pentti-sammallahti
  44. 1 point
    Take this for what it is worth, as I've only shot one feature. :blink: When you have a lot of dialogue, the coverage can easily become very predictable and boring. I find that it is the mark of good directors and filmmakers (this includes the DP) to be able to play with the conventions and the art form of cinema. One of the best contemporaries of this today is David Fincher. Take a look at this classic roundtable setup from Zodiac: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSuUJ-Scbeg Notice how masterfully Fincher changes from "normal" coverage into tighter eyelines (more over the shoulder) as the tension rises. Finally, he switches from eyelines off camera to in camera just after 1:00 in the clip to really hit high tension. This is very ballsy move from him, yet it works perfectly and you don't question it at all. Don't see that very often, and it's a mark of someone who is masterfully accomplished in his craft. Most directors won't want to do this and will resist such a thing. Things like that, or switching the lines cleverly (by tracking, or bringing it with you in some other way) will elevate your art. If you can convince the director to plan a few of these and breathe some clever life into a couple of dialogue sequences, you will make it more interesting. But it demands discipline and trust in the solution. If you switch the eyelines but then omit the shot that brings the line with you (perhaps for time reasons) you risk looking amateurish. So everybody needs to be on the same page - you, the director and the editor. Lastly, another good advice from Fincher: don't forget to cover the one listening to the dialogue. It's just as important and a good editor will know not to cut to the one talking all the time. And dialogue doesn't need to be covered 8 ways to Sunday - sometimes let it just play in a wide. A CU is a statement, keep them for when they're really needed. Talking heads in closeups a la cheap TV shows get boring real quick. Keep the art and the craft alive! :)
  45. 1 point
    I think you might be confusing the 16mm lenses wth the 35mm ones. 16mm Superpseeds have triangular bokeh through all generations, while in 35mm it's only the 1st generation.
  46. 1 point
    Here is an article by Jorge Diaz-Amador on the different generations of Superspeeds: http://www.cinematechnic.com/resources/zei...1,2_lenses.html
  47. 0 points
    Even more foolish are those who believe everything Trump says. He more interested in getting re-elected and events have taken over.
  48. -1 points
    If the UK population is 66 million, even a conservative mortality rate of 1% results in more deaths than half a million. But if you do nothing, the health system cannot cope with millions of sick people so the mortality rate skyrockets. Look at Italy, they have 60,000 cases right now, with 5500 deaths and only 7000 recovered. Those are not good statistics. Are people really asking if it's worth shutting down the capitalist treadmill for a few months to save millions of lives? How brainwashed are we that we can't imagine alternatives to the work/pay bills/sleep paradigm? Max would rather be dead than broke? Seriously? Being broke is temporary. Dead is dead. I know too many wonderful older people or ones with compromised immune systems to accept that their deaths are an acceptable sacrifice to keep the edifice of comfortable capitalism from crumbling. We just need to imagine new ways to get through this. Living wages for those without income, a freeze on mortgages, loans and rents, universal healthcare, communities supporting each other while we isolate. It's all possible. The US is possibly the worst place to be right now, because they've never had good social security or healthcare systems in place, but plenty of other countries have. And now the value of governments looking after their populations rather than just facilitating wealth creation for a few is becoming very apparent. Time for a paradigm shift.
  49. -1 points
    No need to be sarcastic, Uli. We disagree about some things, fine, but I tend to be polite to those I disagree with politically and you, not so much. You suggested without any provocation that I lacked courage, the other day, on this thread. Okay, you are frustrated. We all are. Many, many Australians are really suffering now. I'm being positive, polite, and courageous. You should display more respect. We are all in this together.
  50. -2 points
    People willing to sacrifice a country or a whole society for the sake of their own grab at life, hiding away. That's not courageous. I'm willing to face the risk and I see that as the more courageous option. I've seen a loved one die of lack of breath (not from the virus). And if you say Trump is a fool and you don't like him all I can say is know your enemy.
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