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Igor Trajkovski

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  1. What Phil said about difference of capture rate of camera and playback rate of viewing device. That's one thing. Another is the speed of panning and/or the motion of subject/object in the frame. For the panning there was a chart in the ASC Manual - what panning speed for chosen frame rate & focal length. I had an image from those pages but could not find it. Found this online. I'm not sure, but i think it is the same: A good article with video examples on that topic is from RED: RED.COM/RED-101 - Panning Speed Best Practices and an online panning speed tool calculator for their cameras: RED.Com - Panning Tool
  2. Ha! ๐Ÿ™‚ Been exited for this since i heard Spielberg will be doing it. Saw the original as a kid on TV. At that time i didn't knew English, watched a subtitled musical from start till the end. Was taken away by the intro of the movie, and the melody and chorus of "America" stuck with me. When the trailer of Spielberg's version came out I've posted it on FB with passion and expectation of some positive response. The legendary Spielberg re-doing an iconic movie. ZERO! NADA! - response. In disbelieve i've asked myself is it really possible no one saw the original film? ๐Ÿ™ƒ ... Haven't see it yet, waiting to be on some streaming service. Might give a go of the old one first, but have suspicions it wont have the same impact as when i was kid. ... I've watched a featurette on the making of and was surprised on seeing Kaminski doing the lighting with old school Spectra Professional Analog lightmeter. :) Variety - How Janusz Kamiล„ski Used Light and Shadows to Create Drama in Steven Spielbergโ€™s โ€˜West Side Storyโ€™ (EXCLUSIVE)
  3. Remote (wireless) focus pulling with the aid of image from the video tap, feedback from a Cinetape or similar Ultrasonic Rangefinder Tracking System, Gut feeling... ๐Ÿ˜„
  4. What's with the DSLR rigged on the left side? ๐Ÿ˜„ Out of budget for a 3rd IMAX cam? No, seriously - for redundancy, for reference?...
  5. GIRLS (chorus) I like to be in America, O.K. by me in America, Everything free in Americaโ€” BERNARDO For a small fee in America. ... Will there be any T-Rex's? ๐Ÿ˜‚ Just kidding. Love Spielberg, eager to see his take on this.
  6. This video might give you some ideas. There is some blocking of light involved. Or try eggcrates in front the diffusion pannel.
  7. Chapter 13 - The Jedi, has the return of a "Clone Wars" & "Rebels" favorite character, Luke Skywalker's apprentice Ahsoka Tano. Some Kurosawa moments in it: Image found on Imgur (https://imgur.com/t/mandalorian/Pdmh2wo) ... Chapter 14, was GREAT, won't spoil anything, just being surprised it was directed by Robert Rodriguez.
  8. I really liked the Bryce directed episode. Can't point the finger why but it looked and felt good. And the last one, Chapter 12, directed by Karl Weathers. Great action, superb chase scene. I am starting to like the show more... ๐Ÿ™‚ ... Since i watched the making of, with the projected environment studio setup, i keep analyzing and figuring out which scene is how done on that stage. ๐Ÿ™‚
  9. I think in a situation as you put it "a script/project you really want to like, but you know it needs work." you should voice your concerns in the initial meetings. Politely you can say what you really like and got exited about the project and then say "however i got couple of issues that seem ________ (illogical, whatever...) to me" and discuss it. I think the idea is not to try to rework the entire thing, just address issues you can't live with and would not like to see your name associated with that construct.
  10. Kodak broke bad? ๐Ÿ˜Ž ... Couldn't help it... It inspired me to do a meme:
  11. Can we expect 12k Jello-Vision fest? :) ... How come mucho "K" image and high DR are the only goals for such a long time and rolling shutter readouts or Global shutter implementation is the last thing in order to be improved upon... ๐Ÿ˜ก
  12. I love them too. Great story and visuals. Some screens: "Ida" (2013)
  13. Dig out your old SD CCD non rolling shutter camcorders and start creating content ๐Ÿ™‚ YouTube follows Netflix by reducing video stream quality in Europe
  14. BTW, i watched recently the new stop motion movie from Aardman Animations - "A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon" (TRAILER) In one scene Shaun and his new Alien friend are in the spaceship and Alien looks after something in a pile of stuff. Various objects start to fly from the pile in front of Shaun and camera, including a Minolta IVF/VF like lightmeter! ๐Ÿ™‚ Nice homage for a filmmaking tool. ๐Ÿ™‚
  15. I have and love my Minolta Auto Meter VF. In my opinion, one of the best overall incident meters. Just incident, no illumination of the screen, no FC/LUX mode. Simple AA battery. A lot of them on ebay for a good price. If you want a new, get the Kenko KFM-1100, the same meter. (After Minolta ended it's manufacturing) ------------------- For combined meter check out Minolta Flashmeter VI. Incident + 1 degree spotmeter, big LCD screen, runs on one AA battery. No FC/LUX mode. Plenty available on ebay in relatively good shape from Japan. It's re-branded version is the Kenko KFM-2100. Discontinued. Successor is the Kenko KFM-2200. Illuminated LCD screen, some added functions, LUX metering (no FC). Still one AA battery.
  16. "Altered Carbon" from Netflix. Now i'm on season 2. If you are into "Blade Runner" - you'll like this. :)
  17. How much is the shutter rolling? ๐Ÿ˜€
  18. Anybody watching? Looks great. Star Trek is getting stylistically and thematically darker. As Ryan Arey from ScreenRant comented on his "Every Easter Egg in Episode 5 + Breakdown & Theories" YT video: "OK... I guess this isn't my mom's Star Trek anymore. People curse, they vape, and **** is probably hold up in her quarters with space heroin" :) Somehow till this episode #5 i had the feeling of things are still "prepping" for the "upcoming" action. Not that there wasn't any, far from it. It comes i guess being used from STNG and Picard in it, where most of the episodes were self contained stories. And here you wait for the next to see the resolution and the new cliffhanger, long story arc of Picard and the rest of the cast... That's alright though. To me the exterior space scenes/ships slightly hing toward the "electronic" look. I might be hairsplitting here. BTW i am not talking practicals vs. CGI here. Just a wish for slight dose of "imperfection" maybe for added realism...
  19. "Blade 2" has nice extras, including some storyboards (If i remember correctly), BTS explanation of lighting of the scene ("1K's up there, 2K gelled with..." etc) and actual BTS shooting of the scene.
  20. Congrats to Samir Ljuma and Fejmi Daut for their ASC award! ๐Ÿ™‚ " The eveningโ€™s presentations began with the first competitive category, the inaugural ASC Documentary Award. This award was initiated this year to recognize exceptional cinematography in non-fiction filmmaking. Joker director Todd Phillips presented the award to Fejmi Daut and Samir Ljuma for their work on Honeyland. " " This was the first ASC Award nomination and win for both the filmmakers. For their work on Honeyland, Daut and Ljuma won the Cinematography Award at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. Honeyland has also been nominated in the Best Documentary Feature and Best International Feature Film categories of the 2020 Academy Awards. "
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