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Mark Kenfield

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Mark Kenfield last won the day on October 28 2019

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    Australia/Wherever The Wind Takes Me
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    Arri Alexa Studio, Zeiss CZ.2 Compact Zooms
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    I'm makin' movies, singin' songs and light'n round the world.

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  1. Great film! Unlike others here I think Sandler did a great job, the intensity of the performance and the intensity of the film seemed to drive each other along very nicely. The cinematography too, felt perfectly matched to the narrative. To me, the film felt like watching a tense game of basketball. I could feel that same strange sense of self-aware, but intense engagement in each player's decisions - it was anxiety-inducing, but in the way that good films are.
  2. So long as the results are consistent, I'd say you're good to go. Alexa's a bit unique/painful in that the Log image is so damned flat, that I find it really hard to use with a waveform - everything looks like a midtone. Kind of forces you to stick to your meter (which is why I'm always checking that the cameras calibrate with mine).
  3. Hi guys, I've moved on to some faster glass, so selling my much loved Zeiss 21mm CP.3 (PL-mount, Imperial Markings). This was the wide-angle prime I paired with my Zeiss CZ.2 zooms, so it's seen very minimal use. The condition is superb. Glass is perfect, focus and iris rings are silky smooth. Located in Melbourne, Australia, but happy to ship worldwide. $3,390 USD / €3,099 EUR / $5,075 AUD + shipping
  4. I've shot on my fair share of Alexas over the years, and though I still always do a quick grey card check to calibrate the cameras to my meter, I'm yet to encounter an Alexa that hasn't returned a nice, clean green false colour metering over a grey card exposed per the camera's rated EI. 800 on my meter has always matched 800 on the camera. I personally tend to rate the camera at 400 ISO most of the time (unless I'm short on light). But I'm setting my meter to 400 when I do so. There's always a chance one or the other (the camera or your meter) are out of spec/calibration. But it doesn't really matter so long as you calibrate them to each other, and can get consistent, repeatable results from doing do.
  5. Dual 10amp plugs are the standard for outlets down here, whether they're on 10, 15, 20 or 30amp "oven" circuits. All extensions boards and the like are rated for a maximum 2400w 10amps @ 240v. Would it maybe be code in the States because you've got less headroom on 120v power? On a 20amp circuit we can feed a total of 4800w @ 240v through a single double wall socket here.
  6. The best thing you can do, is use your time on the location recce to track down the fuse box, and isolate which circuits feed which power sockets throughout the place, so that you can spread the load accordingly. Use tape to mark things out clearly in the fuse box, and draw a little map of everything for your gaffer (if they're not at the recce with you). That way you can pre-plan where you're going to feed each lamp from, and can save you a tonne of time and trouble on the day.
  7. I figure there's probably always going to be at least a little something that separates the people who shoot STAR WARS from the rest of us plebs 😆
  8. Holy shit. Knives Out was digital?! I was banging on about how cool it was that they were still able to shoot celluloid on a film like that. I suppose I shouldn't be surprised, I've known since I first saw the DisplayPrep demo that Yedlin could make Alexa completely indistinguishable from film, but that was on tests I played out on my 4k monitor and 50" Plasma. I knew it, but maybe I didn't quite believe it initially. That it's so utterly convincing on the big-screen seals the deal as far as I'm concerned. Wow.
  9. Hi Yousef, yep, still available 👍
  10. That same sensor is still producing the majority of worldwide narrative and commercial projects (though now in the smaller Alexa Mini form factor). Unless you’ve got Producers specifically asking for 4k, it’s still a perfectly relevant picture making machine.
  11. Congrats Jarin! That's incredible! I've still got another two weeks to wait till I get to see an "advance" screening of it down here in Oz.
  12. That looks like a horribly awkward and limiting way to rig it. 😕 If you set on having it mounted to the top of the handle like that, I'd suggest you look into something like this: https://www.smallrig.com/smallrig-swivel-and-tilt-monitor-mount-with-arri-locating-pins-bse2348.html Which will at least give you the ability to tilt and swivel the EVF towherevers easiest for you to view it.
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