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pushparaj santhosh

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  1. @Adam FroehlichThanks a lot mate. Much appreciated πŸ™‚
  2. Hello. I recently shot a film with alexa sxt on arriraw format and a great deal of the footage involves VFX. Now what is the best format to give for VFX work after base grading? Is it DPX or EXR because the cg company is insisting on DPX output but I heard EXR is a superior format because it retains a lot more detail. Can anyone explain the difference between the two formats and will it make a difference in the final grading stage? Thanks in advance πŸ™‚
  3. @Phil Rhodesthank you πŸ™‚And that's a good start.
  4. Can anyone elaborate on usage of motion control rigs like milo and bolt? Why and how they are used and what are the technical procedures behind them? What are the concepts one has to know to use them? Thanks in advance
  5. Hi all We are planning to shoot a movie which involves a lot of car scenes. My plan was to shoot it in a studio with chroma instead of live location so we can have better control of actors and lighting but I don't think the end result will be as realistic as shooting on a live location. What are the cons and pros of shooting a car scene on a floor instead of doing it in a live location with car rig? And what method do you guys prefer? Thanks in advance πŸ™‚
  6. Thanks a lot. To my understanding as for as conventional shoot is concerned having another camera may speed up the process by 10-20 percent and not by 50-100 percent as a lot of newbie directors/producers think. Thanks for the answer πŸ™‚ Much appreciated
  7. Hi all, There is a shoot coming up next month and the director/producer wants to use two camera setup for the shoot. He thinks that by using two cameras it is possible to speed up the schedule and complete the movie in advance in comparison to using one camera setup. But is it true that by using two cameras the speed increases or is it just a hindrance in term of lighting and setting the shot in relation to two cameras? What is the true advantage of using two cameras? Can it help in speeding up the shoot? What is your take on this? Thanks in advance
  8. Hi, We are planning to shoot a green screen commercial on a small shooting floor. The length of the green screen wall is about 20x15. I just want to now how to evenly light the green screen ? And about what distance should be the artists be placed from the screen? An talent will be standing before the screen and they have to be lit with the typical commercial beauty lighting. Can I use tungsten lights and keep the cameras color temperature to 3200K and shoot or do I need to use daylight balanced lights and shoot in 5600? Will there be a difference in the quality of the look and skin tones depending on the color temperature even if it's balanced neutrally on the camera? t Or will both the setups yield the same result regardless of the type of the color temperature used? Because some say even if you use tungsten lights and balance it to 3200 you won't get a pure neutral light. Is it true? What is your take on it?
  9. Hi all we are planning to shoot a low budget flick predominantly on outdoors. I just want to know what are the different approaches to lighting daylight exteriors? Is 4K PAR has enough brightness capacity to light talents on daylight exteriors or do we want lights of higher capacity? How do you match shots as the sunlight drops in intensity? Thanks
  10. Thanks for your replies guys but I'm just curious about one thing...people management and editing skills apart I just want to know talk about lighting...is it possible to light a big set or any situation for that matter with just theoretical knowledge or a course from a film school...is it a skill which can be mastered without being in a film set before...is it something which can be learned by constant practice? I have seen people use fifty lights for a single shot...can this skill be learned without being in that particular situation before?
  11. Thanks for your replies guys but I'm just curious about one thing...people management and editing skills apart I just want to know talk about lighting...is it possible to light a big set or any situation for that matter with just theoretical knowledge or a course from a film school...is it a skill which can be mastered without being in a film set before...is it something which can be learned by constant practice? I have seen people use fifty lights for a single shot...can this skill be learned without being in that particular situation before?
  12. Hi all This is something which is plaguing me for quite some time...I'm an independent Cinematographer doing small time works...do you need to assist someone before becoming an independent cinematographer...bcoz I had seen some big commercials and features which use tons of lights for a single shot...if someone gets those kind of works how can one shoot them without encountering those kind of situations before without assisting someonr...are is it possible to shoot big projects without assisting someone...and if so what has to be you're knowledge base ? Cheers
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