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kpv rajkumar

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  1. whoosh ! dunno where that came from. love to fly that flicker free fella for a v1610 @ 27,000 fps in far flung mumbai soon ! awesome, rod ! rk
  2. wow, that's a pretty foreboding picture, dave. i'm also imagining it with the red tail lights on ! rajkumar
  3. hi!nice to hear from you. that's a rented one.planning to by my own steadicam soon. thanks for the invite, bud.love to join you in those sessions. my number is 98411 54186. cheers ! rk

  4. how about giuseppe rotunno and all that jazz ? regards, rajkumar :)
  5. roger that, tom ! i'll soon be going the whole nine yards on all of his stuff, ( even love his freaked out hair-do !) including 'in the mood for love' and all of his wkw works and not forgeting his work with kaige on 'temptress moon', ( ha ! now i remember falling in love with gong li on time cover years ago !) ! thanks-a-thousand-feet-mag ! rajkumar
  6. dave, maybe i'm not qualified here, as i have watched only 'rabbit proof fence'. however, i loved doyle's raw-earth camera work in that. but after reading this interesting thread and imbibing the various impressions floaring around , let me chip in my own two cents: chris doyle as an artistic original reminds me of trilok gurtu, the maverick indian percussionist and the incredible crocodile man from down under , the late steve irvin ! rajkumar
  7. also, the fact that Deakins is hands-on and does most of the operating , though he has regular operators like Clint Dougherty and Kyle Rudolph ! rajkumar
  8. yeah, weighing in about 2 kilos with battery and cassette, you may not be able to lug a dvx for long, meandering, walk thru shots, apart from the possibility of injuring the neck! you may want to wear neck-braces though, and then mount the camera , take care ! rajkumar
  9. oops ! that must have been a nasty little accident . seamus ! from where i come from, i need to also personnaly make sure that the lady's legs are all bootied and laced up, lest she leaves lasting scars on the most expensive parquet flooring ! rajkumar
  10. what is negative fill ? can somebody explain when this becomes a necessity and how you set about finessing it ? many thanks in advance, rajkumar
  11. wow, you're welcome and thanks a tonne again , bill ! much friendship, rajkumar
  12. The Redrock is a 35mm adapter, Raj. I used old Nikon AI primes. This was an 85mm wide open at F2.0 and the camera iris was set to "open". I was about 5 feet from the actress. As far as framing, I had a brief rehearsal and we were off. So I really had to decide pretty quickly how I wanted to crop her and how much I wanted to emphasize the lead room in the shot. I've always kind of liked chopping foreheads. The director was an accomplished photographer here in Hollywood. We really had to be on our game. I overlit a plant at one point and he gently came up and reminded me that we were going for a 'natural look'. Got it. A true gentleman, there's a lot to learn from him. I don't know if there's much art to shooting junkets but I just pulled a one man band for a couple that will air on MTV U. They should air next week in support of Horror Fest, so I guess these will be my first national spots: thanks a ton for the info, bill. now, at the risk of sounding naive, tell me what happens to the image when you drop the master black level to -3 ? and how does this choice delimit our options in post ? btw, the warm delectability of the image is finessed by your highly nuanced choice of 1/4 bpm ! good little national spot to begin with, bill. reminds me of giuseppe rotunno and all that jazz ! cheers ! rajkumar :P
  13. bill, hi ! this is raj . wow, tone looks gorgeous. warm. like honey and treacle to me. straight out of a panavision rather than a panasonic ! tell me what's redrock and what adapter did you use to dock the nikon. and i presume you shot it at 720p, on cine-like, right ? and how did you light the subject. i'd be delighted to lap up a lighting diagram, (if any), much friendship, rajkumar
  14. hi mike ! the last time i shot a computer screen one of my first ac fiddled around with the computer's scanning protocol and got it in clean sync. i did'nt pay attention at that time so i really did not know what he did. are they any different from tv screens ? can you help. many thanks in advance! rajkumar
  15. I want to know if his skills would translate well onto the moving medium, and if any one of you guys have had this experience or are in fact a converted still photographer. hi, richard ! i'm one of those converted still photographers who moved into cinematography/videography with only a lot of gumption and confidence in the absence of any formal film school training. i should encourage you by saying that today i'm making a living by shooting decent corporates/commercials which could not have been possible but for my do or die exposure as a still photographer shooting with film. i did move on to digital still photography due to market compulsions. so cheers and go get your friend ! rajkumar
  16. thank you , matt for starting this wonderful thread ! lot's of friendship, rajkumar.
  17. and to not forget dear connie w. hall too as among the torch bearers of that grand tradition ! lot's of friendship, rajkumar.
  18. and not to forget dear connie w. hall too as among the torch bearers of that grand tradition ! lot's of friendship, rajkumar.
  19. dear dave ! here's a little tribute straight from my heart ! i'm right now looking up a back issue of the AC with misty eyes , and there's a B&w picture of two great doyens that i loved deeply - jordan cronenweth and conrad l. hall -as they share a beautiful moment in their hey-day. but i thank god for jeff cronenweth and john toll , for carrying on the grand tradition of 'the professionals' ! lot's of friendship, rajkumar
  20. I'm glad you mentioned David Boyd - I did a number of episodes of Without A Trace with David, and instantly developed both respect and admiration for him (not to mention that I just really like the guy!). He's not only talented - that's obvious - but he might be the "happiest" cameraman I've ever met, someone who genuinely loves what he does and brings that love to the set every day - and it's infectuous. hi mike ! just chiming in to say how much i'm enjoying this th(read) and how much i'd like to be seen as someone like david boyd too, by the filmmaking fraternity here in this part of the world lighting up lives. it's infectious indeed ! thank you dave ! thank you mike ! kpv rajkumar
  21. hi, john ! as i understand, '1920' are the horizontal lines and '1080' are the vertical lines '24' is the fps and '8' is the video's vtr bit-quantization, right ? but what is the '2' ? please clarify. thank you, kpv rajkumar
  22. wow, thank you, dave ! so that means spacelights would normally come with tungsten lights , right ?( gosh! the color temp looks so much like daylight to me in a photograph) i have'nt seen or felt one myself as they may not be available so easily at south indian rental houses. but i read that ravi.k.chandran , chennai's own(my home town too! :P ) and among india's top dop's used them for all its worth in bollywoods' 'savariya' ! thank you once again, rajkumar
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