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Max Field

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Max Field last won the day on August 11 2019

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    Director
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    Og from DC, Now in NJ
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    Sony F900, Ikegami HL-59, Ikegami ITC-730A
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    Screenwriting and sound engineering.

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  1. Thanks guys, oh one last thing. When it shoots in 2k does the sensor get cropped? Or does it capture the whole thing and downscale?
  2. Max Field

    Sony F5 questions

    I know many here are CineAlta fans (and haters) so I'll dump the following questions here: 1.Without the expansion box, what is the highest possible quality of recording? ProRes 10 bit? Something comparable? 2. Is the dynamic range really 14 stops? 3. How are the skin tones? 4. Does it chew through batteries? 5. Is it good at around $6000 or will the camera go lower? 6. What is the sensor size? I know "Super35" leaves a bit of variation in millimeters.. Thanks to any and all who can answer!
  3. The simple way of putting it is you need to be true salesman, sell them on how extra money towards the camera/lighting department will significantly improve the overall quality of the project. Realistically, the most common thing you have to deal with at early stages is the producer just not having money in general. Knowledge is power. If you can go on and on about other things where money saved the project (while making it entertaining to hear) then you'll have a better chance of getting what you want. I have no idea how anyone quiet could make it any business.
  4. Additional info: Setting these up has been a 1-man job so far. I'm able to get them nearly level but not perfect. How essential is it to get it right on the nose? Also when I put in the lock to do the final extension to wedge into the ceiling, is there such a thing as over extending them into the ceiling? Or the tighter the better?
  5. I bought 2 of the Impact Varipoles for a shoot, wedging them between a standard 8 foot drywall ceiling and a thin piece of wood over a carpeted floor. Before I begin hanging a speedrail between them, what tests should I do to make sure these won't slip out from the ceiling? I really do not want a lawsuit on my hands. Thanks for any tips!
  6. I was in talks with Tom Pickard but their plan made it so you had to get the general liability with injury coverage etc and I didn't need all that. I got Athos Insurance this year.
  7. It was wild how they made one location last an entire feature. I wonder how that film would've done without A-list talent.
  8. Source Filmmaker (aka SFM) is the big one that people are using on the indie scene. I've done a few shorts myself and compared them to stuff people from video game backgrounds were putting out and what I can definitely say is if you want your imagination to become completely free without physical or budgetary constraints, try making some SFM shorts. People who come from video game backgrounds pay very little attention to lighting and still blocking and opt for moving handheld camera 24/7, which really loses its flare when they end up shooting the whole thing like that. Use programs like that to pretend you have $250k to shoot a short.
  9. Just wondering if we could compile a list of suggested views that encapsulate great blocking and framing. Nothing on the scale of Metropolis with large elaborate sets, things that anyone is physically capable of in terms of budget, but need a trained mind to consistently do. Thanks!
  10. I'll be real, if someone screws me over in business I become incredibly vengeful lol.
  11. I think you're right on that one. My statement on Netflix still stands.. which is treated like being in the movie theater nowadays by the average civilian.
  12. Not sure if they're comparable, but I see tons of solid state consumer electronics from over 30 years ago still working like new with minimal maintenance. Digital cinema cameras are barely 20 years old, are we already seeing them dying due to "old age" as opposed to continued physical trauma?
  13. I'm not saying this to come off as brash towards you (just to contribute to discussion), but I am sick of people saying that Netflix and Amazon Prime are just handing out distribution deals left and right. It's still an extremely connection based industry, like it's always been. If the floodgates were really that open I would've been producing my own show on Netflix years ago.
  14. Maybe I don't shoot as much as everyone else, but every time I see $1000 off on a camera because it has 3,000 more hours than the others I immediately take it. Never had a problem as a result. Do camera hours for solid state technology really mean anything for the first 20,000? I hate when trying to buy an old camera and the guy is like "well this is low hours for a body this old so I can't lower price" and I'm just like "they're gonna stay low because no one's paying that much for it." Some (most) owner/operators are idiots when it comes to sunk cost fallacy.
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