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Chris Tangey

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About Chris Tangey

  • Birthday 11/26/1964

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    Alice Springs Australia
  • My Gear
    Blackmagic Ursa G2 4.6K, Sony A7s, A7Rii, Sony PMW 350K, Sony 4K action cam, DJI Mavic 3 Cine, DJI Mavic 2 Pro, Mavic Pro, DJI Osmo Pro, RedRock one man crew. Nanlite lighting kit.
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    Aerial/drone, 4K Australia stock footage, Music video, documentary, TVC,

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  1. For about 5 years now I've been trying to extract as much as possible, image-wise, out of each of DJI's Mavic "foldable" drones. I think the Mavic 1 was a good start but the 8-bit color could be fairly tragic, especially with reds. The mavic 2 really upped the game allowing for shooting in both D-Log and Hybrid Log Gamma, both in 10-bit. I've been playing with the Mavic 3 Cine for a few months now with is 4/3rds sensor and ability to shoot Prores HQ, what are your thoughts?
  2. Yes the long shots were a Director's request for a recent feature doc, I just like to try to out-stare them anyway! Never thought of putting my name on it as I guess it already says that on Vimeo!
  3. Actually the ironic thing is the latest Mad Max film IS using that homestead from February, but just for art department to store stuff in! It is One Tree Hotel just north of Hay.
  4. Thanks Jon, yes please give my regards to Mark. I'm sure we'll work together again! I can go a lot faster with the drone (about 70km/hr) but don't choose to in most cases, although when I am in a particular location I get those shots "in the can" as well as options for my 4K stock footage business. I was down in the Simpson Desert a couple of days back and was running the drone as low as you can go and it is incredible how that can look incredibly fast without any post tricks. Fast shots are tricky though for excessive motion blur when shooting at 25P. As far as the colours go I'm shooting in a BBC/NHK developed HDR 10 bit format called HLG and I'm very happy with the palette for such a small camera system. Helicopters? Personally we haven't had to call one in for 3 years now. Last time was for a blue chip Netflix nature series "Our Planet" where we needed to use a Shotover at Lake Eyre at 8000 feet, and we will again in a few months for a new Qantas TVC at Uluru, but mostly drones rule the air now!
  5. Thanks Bob, My guess is the speed question is one that would vary by the perception of the viewer and their environment. Here life is slow-paced and a long-lingering look is just fine, but I definitely get your view of it from New Jersey! You're not the first to make that comment. Agreed on the people but I have to work within the legalities of how close we are allowed to bring drones to humans, so hands tied there. As an afterthought on the speed question one of my last big jobs was with Werner Herzog on his new feature doc "Nomad" and he is a big fan of the long duration shot! Maybe I've caught something!
  6. Clearly I haven't embedded this file correctly, but can't find a way to delete or edit!
  7. I'm relatively new to drone (18 months) but have found that once you have learned the controls it simply becomes another "tool in the box", another way of placing your lens in different or unusual places. I have a passion for landscape and enjoy trying to tweak the HLG (HDR) format to its full potential. Still learning but enjoying the ride. https://vimeo.com/335046212
  8. Personally I can't stand square which is why it took me so long to get onto Instagram (doesn't matter now of course!) Most of my work is in the outback of Australia. I spent 25 years as Cinematographer before I finally tried stills about 4 years back. My greatest fear is a client who wants me to shoot vision and stills "side by side" on the same job! Sunny days by Chris Tangey, on Flickr Precision by Chris Tangey, on Flickr Man of vision by Chris Tangey, on Flickr Nulla bored by Chris Tangey, on Flickr The Princess and the Pragmatist by Chris Tangey, on Flickr Art for art's sake. by Chris Tangey, on Flickr
  9. This tiny drone folds up to about half the size of a milk carton and weighs under 1kg. and can do 65km per hour speed. I added filters mainly to bring the shutter speed down to 1/50 @25P as it has a fixed F2.8 aperture.
  10. No, not really George it is what it is. I actually like to think of it as a hybrid combo that works better than having a Canon body on it. I'm not a purist so I have no issues working with non-primes, but then I have always shot for the average Joe never for the purists anyway. Bottom line is if I make a viewer feel something I've done my job I guess! Thanks for the kind comment.
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