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Johanan Pandone

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About Johanan Pandone

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  • Birthday 04/04/1984

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    Youngstown, OH
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    5DMK2, 600D, BMCC, AF-101
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    Director of Photography

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  1. The only light source in this video is a single window on camera left, and possibly a tiny bit of fill coming through the door directly behind camera. Are there any windows in their rehearsal space? The other thing that's going on here is they lip-synced to a sped-up recording of the song, and overcranked the camera. When the footage is played back at delivery framerate, it's still in sync with music, but appears to be happening in mild slow-motion, this adds to the dreamy look, along with wide aperture.
  2. We are used to spending less than $100/day to rent the very best of EF stills glass, but the production I'm on can't afford a $400/day angie for one shot, can anyone reccomend an affordable rental? It doesn't have to be fast or light, just long zoom range, parfocal, and covers at least S16 - PL mount or something that can be adapted to BMCC EF mount. Thanks for your suggestions.
  3. Hey guys, I just wanted to share an article I wrote about lighting a scene from my current project "The Refractor" In the article I talk about the super-minimal approach I've had to use for most of the film, and I post pictures of the location, and screenshots from my lighting diagram. I thought someone might like to read it here, but I also wanted to ask for feedback about how I can make the articles better for the readers. I'm trying to create some content that would appeal to the amateur/indie film community, any advice you could offer that would make the content more interesting, info
  4. Yes, If I was still shooting full-frame or aps-c/s35 i would probably want a 200mm for the extra working distance, but I think 100mm might be alright for BMCC, besides it's the only one with decent ergonomics (fixed length/internal focus) that's in my price range. Again, i really appreciate your help with this. I feel that I have made up my mind to go with the 100mm ef macro. Re: 60mm macro - the canon 50mm ef STM focuses down to 1ft. and it is incredible sharp and low CA, so I am considering picking one up for about $100 used, (vs. 60mm macro)
  5. Thanks so much for generating these FOV simulations for me. The 100mm ef USM seems like a bargain at about $300 used. Is this the macro lens you would choose for bmcc? Most of the other budget macro lenses do not focus internally, so I think this is the best choice, unless you have another suggestion?
  6. I agree, I would rather be further away so I can have more room for camera support and give talent some room to breath. So would it suffice to say that a fast, sharp 200mm lens that has a minimum focus distance of 1 meter would be better for ECU's than a 100mm macro?
  7. I have the 85 f2 AIS that i did the same way, but a friend is borrowing it right now, I will sell that one too when i get it back. Yes the color matches quite well mixing AI and AIS lenses, the coating were mostly the same.
  8. Here's a set of already cine-modded nikkors for a great price: http://www.ebay.com/itm/281950123057?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 http://www.ebay.com/itm/281950117151?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 http://www.ebay.com/itm/281950106096?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649
  9. It seems like I prefer wider lenses closer to the subjects for dialogue, It makes me feel like I'm there in the room with the characters. When I back up and use a longer lens to get the framing, I feel disconnected from the characters, like I am just a voyeur, excluded.... I would like to incorporate more ECU's into my storytelling. I really like the shots of the dilated pupil and etc. in "Requiem for a dream" Could I get away with just using a longer lens? Or should I look for a Macro lens for those types of shots? One thing I was worried about is that I can't get my camera close enou
  10. OK, I have listed them seperately on ebay: 50mm: http://www.ebay.com/itm/281950123057?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 35mm: http://www.ebay.com/itm/281950117151?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 24mm: http://www.ebay.com/itm/281950106096?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649
  11. I have listed the lenses on ebay. Search for "Nikon nikkor cinema" auction ends in 3 days
  12. closeups of each individual lens can bee seen at my dropbox: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/xzlylqy2p6v3svk/AAAd5ua86VebatmJUo8f9Ww1a?dl=0
  13. I was mistaken, they only want my company to do instant replay, graphics, and music - so 3 people, and all the equipment is provided. Does anyone know average pay for: Instant replay operator Graphics/Titles operator Organ/keyboard player Thanks in advance for your help!
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