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Devindra Sooknanan

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About Devindra Sooknanan

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  • Birthday 12/19/1980

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    Bay area, california
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    Red digital cine camera's, canon camera's, sony and panasonic broadcast and cinema cams
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    Aside from cinematography i like MMA, Football, Comic books/graphic novels, and of course movies. If i were to count all the movies i see a year it would probably average out to about 1 or 2 movies a week in theaters. I'm designing my website and some business cards. I'm generally curious about how stuff works and almost always attempt to fix something that broken.
  1. right on yo. btw if you have an external trigger check the ramp box and set it to event then go to the gpio settings and change it from record to ramp then you can start at 24fps at the start of the clip and when you press the trigger it'll go to 120
  2. did you set the frame rate under the varispeed menu? if not try this. system-> project -> configure -> time base: set to 23.97 then Sensor-> varispeed-> frame rate: set the frame rate to 120 check the varispeed box.
  3. hey, i don't think it'll work on 16:9 i got it to work on 2k 2:1 at redcode 36
  4. hey, i don't think it'll work on 16:9 i got it to work on 2k 2:1 at redcode 36
  5. http://www.red.com/learn/red-101/exposure-false-color-zebra-tools i think this is for the epics and scarlets but its helpful. I believe the the false color for the red1mx is tied to the raw recording, not the look you dial in. I've never used an alexa so i don't really know.
  6. I got one used a few years back and i'm still using it. I've had problems with it overheating twice, and with it randomly not recognizing the ssd's or cf cards once with both types of media. other than that i haven't had any troubles with it. yea its heavy, my rig is about 30lbs with follow focus, lens, mattebox ect. my biggest complaints are not being able to have the menu output available through hdsdi and not having individual output settings for the hdmi and hdsdi. other than that i think it's a fine camera. is it all it's cracked up to be? that's a matter of opinion again i rarely think anything is. When I bought it I was expecting "cinema" quality images from a relatively affordable camera which to me it still delivers. at the time it came out you still couldn't afford a 35mm camera, unless it was a old school Russian camera's (i have some Lomo lenses and love them) One of the best things about it and the company as a whole is that the really got the other companies off their collective asses. I don't think camera's like the Ursa or the Cion would be around without it. but most of this goes back to personal preference. Later yo Devindra S
  7. these are based on how much i enjoy just watching these movies. I pretty much agree with all the other ones I've read on here as well. "The Fall" - Colin Watkinson "Sunshine" - Alwin H. Kuchler "the Fountain" - Matthew Libatique "Blade Runner" - Jordan Cronenweth "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy." - Hoyte Van Hoytema "Alien" - Derek Vanlint "Children of Men" Emanuel Lubezki "Prometheus" - Dariusz Wolski "The Watchmen" -Larry Fong "Hero" Christopher Doyle "Legend" - Alex Thomson
  8. you know i was just talking about this movie to a friend of mine, i remember watching it in the theater up here in san francisco, and thinking "wow" great job on the site and the analyzing the scenes, i find it really helpful. :-)
  9. Thanks :-) that's what I was wondering.
  10. hey everyone, have canon t2i and a 7d, I know they have a crop factor when using canon ef lenses but i'm curious to know if they has a crop factor when using 35mm cine lenses with a pl or oct19 mount adapter? thanks
  11. sorry the media thin didn't work http://exposureroom.com/members/Wraith/cb199e6ad4e34b849a3678f98a5de79a/
  12. hi folks, this is a spot i did for a zippo contest. shot on a t2i, with canon 85 and 105 ef primes and a 50mm fd prime. I used a 1k with 1/4 silk for the back light 500watt for the for the key then set a 250 for fill with tough spun. Increased the contrast a bit to lower the blacks in post Let me know what you think http://exposureroom.com/Get_a_light/ <object id="xrPcb199e6ad4e34b849a3678f98a5de79a" width="1280" height="720" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" data="http://exposureroom.com/flash/XRVideoPlayer2.swf?domain=exposureroom.com/&assetId=cb199e6ad4e34b849a3678f98a5de79a&size=lr&titleColor=%23ffffff"><param name="movie" value="http://exposureroom.com/flash/XRVideoPlayer2.swf?domain=exposureroom.com/&assetId=cb199e6ad4e34b849a3678f98a5de79a&size=lr&titleColor=%23ffffff" /><param name="allowNetworking" value="all" /><param name="allowScriptAccess" value="always" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="True" /><param name="wmode" value="opaque" /></object><div><div class="viewOnXRDiv"><a href="http://exposureroom.com/cb199e6ad4e34b849a3678f98a5de79a" class="viewOnXRLink" title="Get a Light by Devindra Sooknanan - View it on ExposureRoom" target="_blank">View on ExposureRoom</a></div></div>
  13. hey joe, usually if i know i'm doing color correction later I'll use a flat setting for the camera then when exposing I'll point the to a highlight area and use the in camera meter. Then adjust the exposure so the highlights fall around +2 as the meter reads -2,-1,0,+1,+2 (with 0 being roughly 18% grey) this has worked well for me so far. Its kind of like using the the zebra's on a traditional video/hd cam. hope that helps. avoid blowing out as much as possible, unless you don't mind sky replacements :-)
  14. Hi i was wondering if anyone was having problems with editing t2i 60p footage. for some reason when i Export it it coms out in slow motion or choppy even when i export it to same specs as project (720 60p) I'm not sure what the issue is. I'm using premeire pro cs3. Thanks
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