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PJ Palomaki

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  • Birthday 04/17/1981

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  1. Thank you David, invaluable information! Much appreciated all the effort and patience in replying and clarifying. The point about high frame rates and sports footage makes good sense. Thank you, PJ
  2. Thanks to all for replying and filling in, very helpful! So, a follow-up question - When shooting film, do you just have to settle for very little motion blur, if you shoot at 120fps, for instance (5 times less the amount of 24p motion blur at 180 degrees)? Or is this something you wouldn't even care aesthetically as it's slow motion? But when you under-crank, you should be able to match the motion blur as long as you adjust the shutter angle to match exposure time of 24/25fps, i.e. 24fps at 180 degrees = 12fps at 90 degrees? And as an artistic choice, you could shoot at, say 1fps at 1
  3. Hi, I recently had an opportunity to shoot on film for the first time in my life (crazy, I know) and a question came up which left me thinking.. Apologies as it's probably a very noob question: When I shoot slow/fast motion on digital, I change the shutter speed to maintain the same motion blur as for the 'normal' speed, i.e. shooting on 25p, 1/50 'normally' and then do 50p for instance, I shoot at 1/100 to have the same amount motion blur. Assuming you want the same motion blur, how would you do this shooting on film? I am right in understanding that 180 degree shutter angle will
  4. Hi all, I'm shooting a feature in Cape Verde this feb-march and although I've shot in Africa before (Burkina Faso & Zim), never a feature and at this level. Just wondering if anyone has any pointers on obvious issues and possible solutions to them? The whole shoot will be in a city with (albeit limited) access to power. Apart from the obvious issues of travel, accommodation, food & drink etc. the main issue we'll face is the light - top sun, dark skin tones, literally no golden hour (I think we'll be at around 17 degrees north), dark as death during the night, restricted access
  5. @Alexander: Interesting! On this topic, I'm currently in the process of creating a basic syllabus but I'm planning on making it open to public modification (i.e. wiki-style) so anyone who knows/finds relevant information on a topic, can add it to a correct area. It'll take a while to get the skeleton up but hopefully with community effort it could take off? What do you guys think? Cheers, PJ
  6. Hi all, I tried to browse the forums and search for an extensive cinematography curriculum which I could use as basis for patching any 'holes' in my knowledge of cinematography. Unfortunately I couldn't really find one and I was wondering if we could compile together such a thing? Its great that these days getting hold of a decent camera and shooting is a possibility for most people, but to get the best results, you need to know a bit more than just where the record button is located. There is a huge demand for cinematography courses and even though it would be utterly impossible t
  7. Thank you Freya for the feedback, I agree, especially the shot at 1:28, it's a shot I've been meaning to re-frame for a while but haven't got around to it. It's a 5K frame down to HD so shouldn't be a problem. Any suggestions on the framing on how to improve, always keen to learn. Thanks for the suggestions about going forwards as well, very helpful. It seems to me more and more like work in cinematography are getting thinner, leaner and over-saturated (like many other video/film-related ones), very difficult to crack it to a place where you're actually paying the bills.
  8. Is there any possibility to 'do it in the post'? Just thinking of reflections as well. If there aren't many shots, should't be a big job to matte out and replace with content. I'm sure you've talked this through though. PJ
  9. Hi all, First post here, thought I'd introduce myself. Having worked at a video production company in the UK for the past 5 years I've finally gone freelance as I'm looking to get more into shorts and gaining dp, 1ac, 2ac etc. experience. I know I'm at the very beginning but being 32 I'm not a spring chicken anymore. My first project is a self-initiated music video for an prog artist Crayola Lectern, shot on Epic and I was wondering if anyone had any constructive criticism on the piece? It's not fiction per se, being a music video, but I was aiming for a look which would work cinematically.
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