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Max Field

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  1. So do all the Sony mirrorless cameras record to that XAVC-I codec internally? Or do they record to an even farther crushed codec?
  2. Hey, forgive me if I screw up any terminology, was just trying to see where the XAVC format many Sony cameras like to record in stands between H264 and ProRes in terms of raw image quality and work-ability in post. I know I could read advertised data rates, but some things optimize better than others. Let's say if I had a chart like this: H264 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ProRes422 about where would you place XAVC? Thanks, and sorry if this is a jumbled mess.
  3. I was about to say Maxi Brute but aren't those 9 heads instead of 5?
  4. Similar for me. The less I'm getting paid, the more I fight with the producer on creative choices. If it isn't money it needs to at least be something you're proud of.
  5. First step to being unique is having uncommon influences. If your favorite films are mostly Kubrick, Tarantino, and Hitchcock then get in line with the other 5000 film buffs.
  6. I have a friend looking to set up a recording studio ready for live recording shoots. Anyone have any leads on some rental house ditching a lot of their stuff? The buying budget is a few thousand. Thanks
  7. Click here to see the last time this question started a debate
  8. Interesting you say that as it's taught me the business origins of footage which influenced me. I would watch many interviews and music videos of mega music and TV stars and Kino was extremely abundant. The double 4-bank right on the talent to kill all shadows is my go-to when I'm trying to make someone look as photogenic as possible. Despise the divaring and donut lights personally. I should post some stills from this project I'm working on to see how photographer's art versus model's insecurities compete with one another.
  9. Is there a different approach I should be taking when lighting a girl as opposed to a guy? I mostly work with actors and I like how my lighting comes out, but I'm not sure if there's different approaches which should be taken when it comes to rendering the female face.
  10. How does anyone consider another camera??? I can't afford them but they have the Mini and Amira which do 4k. I'm just using a classic which was a heavy pain but the skin tones are unlike anything I've ever seen. I can close my eyes while clicking around in Resolve and the grades still look good. Who else competes when it comes to skin tones because this thing is unreal.
  11. A big weekend is ahead of me!
  12. Can someone tell him he's right so I can stop seeing this thread every 5 minutes?
  13. The bigger question to ask yourself is "Am I actually interesting?" "Are the things in my brain legitimately divergent?"
  14. Richard Boddington (one of the few here with feature-length director credits) said something very similar to Tyler. If you wanna be a filmmaker/director then look into being a producer. If you control the budget no one can tell you that you can't be the director. Most of the auteur type guys started off as producers in one way or another for their own projects. Then said self-produced work was seen, opening more opportunities.
  15. Zeiss CP2s are awesome I'm loving them and they're getting cheaper.
  16. Metal on the bottom gets so hot I can't hold it. But it would probably be shoulder-rigged anyway so it's fine.
  17. Even if you are in for the money: the critics don't matter.
  18. You know where you put a mirror REALLY close to the lens and angle it so it doubles the image while the physical mirror itself is out of focus? What do you find to be the most compact way of doing that? I currently use a C-stand cuddled up next to the camera tripod, but I'd like a method that doesn't use stands if possible. Thanks!
  19. I would do it for a few hundred. Depends on what market you're searching in.
  20. The $700 ones got bought up but still:
  21. I tried a Pocket 4K at a tech demo and the thing almost burned my hands, are they fixing that overheating issue?
  22. 1. Actually shaped like a video camera 2. Cheaper, you're a film student not a production house 3. Great low light performance 4. Variety of mounts via the FZ mount
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