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Dustan Lewis McBain

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  1. Wow. that lens! Only thing is i can't find a place that will let me rent it :/ . I think definitely using stern cans or some form of fire fumes in front of the lens. great idea. My only worry at that point is losing depth. In the sense that fumes would cover the entire lens, leaving all foreground middle ground and background together fumigated. Same as in the picture i provided I was looking to have the foreground in focus with the characters there. Perhaps using a more directional flame and point it at the middle of the lens, in a horizontal fashion? In any case I would probably just gr
  2. Part of the script entails the concept of a madness, that lies within the jungle. Within context, the jungle appears extremely hot. What I'm trying to achieve is to film the jungle from the outside looking in, and I'm hoping to have a mirage, or a refractive heat wave, bouncing from off the ground up. Attached photo is basically what i mean. Does anyone have experience in filming this type of image? I get the basic concepts of a mirage, but I want to be sure of how to go about capturing this before I get to set. Thanks,
  3. Interesting comments. These lenses are used on a bolex 16mm. I'll try out the light meter trick, however, this camera doesn't offer that much light out the viewfinder. I've also just completed a test, and the result with only the 10 mm lens, and then the 6 mm lens did not have much difference in light loss (at least not by a stop, anyway). So, it would appear that focus would now be my main question - and if you factor in Chris' comment of 'sucking more into a lens', perhaps the lens remains at it's base lens focus (in this case 10 mm) and as an addition, the frame is provided a wider ang
  4. Hello Ladies and Gents, When using an adaptor, 10mm to 6mm, is there a specific method or chart to follow when attempting focus. Is there any difference in depth or light loss to factor in. Although the lens is refocused to a different size, im worries that the focus will be slightly off if i simply follow the 6mm charting ratio's and such. Best,
  5. i Just bought a bolex h-16 with a crystal sync motor. My issue is that once I turn the motor on to get the camera rolling i need to hold the cameras record button aswell or else the motor jams and my fuse breaks. Now that I've run out of fuses, does any body know of a better way to shoot without holding both the motor and camera button to shoot? Thanks,
  6. I just saw a production photo where a rainbow bounce card was used to light the scene. Any thoughts?
  7. Im shooting a series of nike spec commercials. One Ad is set by a pool. Any where i can rent an HMI near the North east. Specifically Montreal, Canada or New York.
  8. If you'd like to become a cameraman, I'd suggest buying a camera (as opposed to spending the money on school) and jumping into the business. School is a great path, but technicians more or less work there way up the charts. But both are great options.
  9. You could try and ad a filter, but then again, you could do all this in post.
  10. I was reading Aprils American Cinematographer and the Mildred Pierce articles describes the mini series as naturalistic due to its longer lenses. But are these lenses predominantly used for a naturalistic look?
  11. Depending on the color temp of the practical lights, id recomend econo-watt kinos mixed with day light kinos, and ltm 200/400 hmi's for kickers and rims. I you have room for a window get a 1.2 hmi also. You should do fine
  12. I was wondering if anybody knows any websites that give specs on all tissues used in film like grid cloth's and diffusion. Technical specs such as stops of light... Thanks!
  13. Zeiss primes or Cannon L series. Final product will be sent to festivals and such, so need to decide if spending the money on zeiss lenses will actually make a large difference. HELP! :)
  14. Im shooting a short b-roll clip of statues. My goal is to portray these statues as revolutionary bandits - so to speak. Attached to this post is the picture of the statue. Shooting at night, partly because i don't think i would get away with this during the day. However, my question is lighting. Shooting on a t2i (550 d) 16-35 mm ef 2 usm, does any one have any ideas apart from shooting with just night light? Cheers, /Users/pimpgoofy/Desktop/10070861.jpg/Users/pimpgoofy/Desktop/10070861.jpg
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