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Allen Achterberg

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Allen Achterberg last won the day on March 23 2015

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About Allen Achterberg

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  • Birthday 02/02/1987

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    Cinematographer
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    Santa Maria CA
  1. I've got a Cinegears Follow Focus, and need to run off of a smaller 3 axis gimbal that offers no power solutions, what lightweight battery options are there that feature a D-Tap power output? I've googled, and found nothing spot on. anyone have any insight? thanks
  2. theres more to creating an image that make people WANT vs just showing something in a fashion the will never see. You need to use elements to create a feel for the property, that fits with the demographic who can afford such. at this point, unless you create emotion in your images, real estate agents can grab a SD quad copter for under a hundred bucks, and go into it with the same mindset you have shown. If you want to be successful I recommend you time you time and choreograph your shots a bit better, as to do something THEY can't. From the video I see, I imagine agents taking a chance one these cheap drones and feeling more than fulfilled. your work must be unattainable images
  3. really? I've been searching and cant seem to find them. I'll search again now. link just in case?
  4. Dug up a few of these from storage, tested them, some work, most don't. quick internet search didn't help much. Maybe someone can point me in the direction on where to find replacement globes for these older fellas. Molefays have a Dichroic lamps, and put out a decent warmer daylight tone, I'd love to find some of those. any help? Best Allen
  5. Well done. Looked incredible, I'd like to watch the whole short
  6. if I gel windows, I lose interior exposure, that's where I get my ambient exposure from. any further ideas? thanks
  7. Ya we have a few, edges are terrible for color, not much output either. Maybe I should be thinking about a strong halogen on camera type light gelled half blue, dont mind warm interiors.
  8. I'm hoping to find a cheaper solution. Looking to purchase. thanks for input
  9. I dont have a lot of time to shoot these things(30mins EXT-30mins INT), so a simple set up, that is battery powered is best. I will include an example so you understand my challenges. All I really need is a soft filler light source to help balance windows (dont need detail in them, just slightly less nuclear) and fill in dark holes. Any Ideas? input would greatly be appreciated. (incase anyone is wondering, powering the practicals inside of these does very little to help and most units dont have day shades to black out sunlight) EXAMPLE (feel free to skip to the INT stuff about a minute into video) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-CwEaYRoO94 this was was a little more challenging due to outside light conditions and the way the windows were https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QiIkqaBVwks Best Allen
  10. I will be shooting a lot of videos of some RV's Toy Haulers etc, Tight spaces and need a good exposure without diming the ISO. I have to close the blinds etc because looking out the windows you see other units and its just not pleasing. This makes it pretty dark. I need something battery powered and portable. The spaces are very tight, I need it to be daylight balanced and soft much preferred. I really wanted to find some sort of Battery Powered 500w Daylight balanced Chinese Lantern. But open to anything recommended. Need to order ASAP. Don't worry about budget Thanks Allen
  11. I would rarely use a 3" except in some tight handheld situations like walking through a party type scene anything longer might get in the way, the longer lengths are important for walking alongside a dolly or small jib work. Dont over think this, if you are in a situation where your hand cannot reach the follow focus, an extension should be available to help you get control of the follow focus unit again. that's how you choose
  12. Tape the white card to wall. Turn off lights. and Shine a flashlight through the viewfinder. Move camera appropriately close enough to get a non distorted visual from whichever lens you use. 50mm-80mm might be best. you will see the groundglass lines projected through the lens, and can sharpie them in. then you can match the framelines to the markings and shoot some footage to compare groundglass framing alignment.
  13. I want a couple of mistresses and 2 of every lens ever made. Thats what I want
  14. I am sure this isnt new, but I want to share it and make sure that its fresh in mind when needed. I recently had a shot looking out a big kitchen window, we had a terrible location. Forest surrounded us but the owner of the location had a bunch of garbage and tools and ugly plants outside. It did not look nice on camera. I usually have some big mirrors on my shoots, and this is the first time Id used a mirror for background replacement. Outside of the window, I angled the mirror as to see trees and mountains, and we now had a nice background in the shot. Big mirrors needed for big windows. You have to lock the mirror down so it does not shake at all. Give it a try, wish I had pictures to show. It was a better solution (run and gun style production) than diff or blacking out the window. Or shifting the camera so that we had a bad shot inside.
  15. Good lighting, good image. I didn't feel the operation was consistent. It was good for some shots, but felt odd/forced/silly in the last shot, and a few other shots I didn't care for. Overall, It looks good given the conditions you described.
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