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Paulo Eduardo Uchoa

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  1. I know this is late - but you can get creative and use glow in the dark pencils.
  2. Good test. The F3 is an amazing camera, and I personally wish more productions would go for it than a DSLR. Here is a link to some accessories that not only makes the f3 better for handheld but makes more of a traditional camera. http://blog.abelcine.com/2011/10/20/f3-solutions-abelcine-provfm-viewfinder-mount-kit/
  3. I was wondering how does one become an Aerial cinematographer? Is there a special place to get training or maybe intern? Thanks
  4. I was wondering if any knows if there is a HD video tap (either 720 or 1080) for any super16 camera? I know that Arri has HD-IVS but thats for 35mm. Thanks
  5. I think the cutting is a bit fast, you should hold on a bit longer on some shots.
  6. Though the photos are small, I bet there were all shot on film (different film stock have different looks). And filter wise I'd say nothing fancy, outside stuff most likely had a pola. I think all the looks were done in color grading.
  7. I just bought each of the Lord of the Rings Films for 7 bucks each on blu ray. Since it's the holiday season there will be a bunch of price cuts all around.
  8. I'd wait around to see if 48fps will become a standard. It is still very new and chances are festivals don't have the technology for 48fps.
  9. I wouldn't recommend buying gear. Film school will give you a good foundation, but it doesn't guarantee anything once you are done, the advantage to film school is that your classmates are the contacts that you'll be making and you guys will recommend each other for different productions. You don't need a 4 year film school there are plenty of a few months or a few week courses (if you are tight with money). The best place to live would be somewhere where there is a good film market like LA, NY, chicago or etc. <- the advantage here is that you'll make contacts with vendors or other professional the disadvantage is that it tends to be costly. If you skip film school, and go straight to set you'll end up being a PA and chances are you'll be a Production PA and not a Camera PA so you'll end up doing cough cough bitch work. If you do work in the camera or lighting department, if you lack the knowledge someone will be babysitting you and no one really like to do that. Sure there are a few people who will teach you stuff. But you want to get called for more work and people tend to call the ones who know what they are doing. You could survive on no/low budget productions where the trade off is you work with less experience people for low wage but you may pick up bad habits or get lazy. Another alternative is to work at a rental house, you'll learn the gear, make contacts. Where you could try to get onset and go from there. In the end its a game of luck and who you know. There are no guarantees in this field.
  10. RED and 35mm film are large sensors just like the DSLR, so you would still have the same issues.
  11. Perhaps the best thing to do is use a camera with a smaller sensor. Because here is what I can see that will work against you 1. You are using natural light, so you need to close the aperture down and increase the ASA - Here you face adding noise (depending on the ASA) which you may disike. 2. Using a wide lens may affect how you frame the shot, once you start getting the camera closer you'll be right back with your DOF problem. So like I said get a camera with a smaller sensor which has a deeper DOF so it will give you what you want. DSLR's aren't KING to every single project.
  12. You just need to color correct the project, this will help making things stand out.
  13. You can use them and get great results. It really comes down to what camera you are using. Here is an example picture. I used several of those sheets taped together, I used a long lens and a fast aperture to throw the background completely out of focus and you (even the computer) can't even tell that its a bunch of sheets taped together.
  14. Yes this is the feature that I am talking about. I think is Hal is right about the still lenses, I should do a real test with a PL mounted adapter
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