Everything posted by Sandeep Sajeev
Thanks for the explanation. I was thinking about shooting them at night on the streets of Mumbai, there'll be lots of traffic etc in the background, so I was looking to bring the chaos that surrounds them to the fore so to speak. I will take my little Canon T2i out on the street and see what changing the shutter does in this case. Hi Simon, Appreciate your suggestion. I am exploring their relationship from the point of view of a shared history within a city, so almost all of it will be filmed outdoors. I also want to focus on the many small moments, good and bad, that shape one's relationship with another person. So I feel like I have quite a lot to get through in a short amount of time. But your point is very valid, and I have been told the same by others as well. I am trying to figure out how I want to deal with the story, and sometimes I find that thinking about technique helps when I'm searching for clarity. Best, Sandeep.
Thank you Phil, I appreciate the insight and the Youtube link. Actually, I have been able to get pretty close in the edit to something similar to the cranking effect, but I was wondering if there was a way to do it in camera, so that I'd know during the shoot whether I was getting what I wanted. Hence the question. Any thoughts on the Slade/Hard Candy effect and it's feasibility on the 5D? I found this thread here: http://www.cinematography.com/index.php?showtopic=23959 Joseph Zizzo says: ts an 11Âº shutter, its sort of one of the director's trademarks. you need an extra 4 stops, though, so plan for it. its definitely nothing to take lightly, especially on an interior - you'll be surprised at just how much light you have to pump in, and if you shoot high speed as well its worse. definitely use a photometrics table, and leave yourself a few extra footcandles, if you can afford to. its worth the trouble if you have the right subject, its an amazing look for a video. scroll down to find the videos called "feeing good" and "hypermusic" by the band muse: http://www.microcuts.net/uk/videos Any insight would be much appreciated. Thanks, Sandeep.
Hello, I'm an editor, not a cinematographer, and I'm looking for some advice. I'm making my first personal short film and I would like to convey the deterioration/fragmentation of a relationship between 2 people. The film is going to be about a minute long, and there is no dialogue. I have directed quite a lot of non-fiction for Television and the web in the past, but this is my first foray into fiction. I am still in the process of finalizing my story, but I was thinking about the way Tony Scott/Paul Cameron use the camera in Man on Fire/Beat the Devil, and David Slade's strobe effect that he uses in Hard Candy and in almost all his music videos, and while it may be a bit too much for my purposes as my film is basically a love story, I feel that there might be something there for points in my film where things start to fall apart for my main characters. All my reading indicates that this is a film camera effect? Is this not possible on the 5D? Thanks in Advance! Sandeep.