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Jesse Frank

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    Alabama, United States
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    Panasonic GH4, Canon 5D Mk III, Canon T3i.
  1. I do agree with you on many of those points. Something that I thought was odd is how much I related to the cinematography in this film. What I mean by that is if I had been asked to be the cinematographer, I would have shot it very similarly. Now if I had been the director, I do not believe the film would be any better, I actually believe it would be worse. The reason I say that is because I am stuck in this mentality of cool shots equals great movie. The few short films I've made in the past have lacked in any kind of a decent script. Normally when I watch movies I get caught up in t
  2. I saw the second Jack Reacher a couple weeks ago, and I've been hearing a lot of negative feedback about the film since then. Personally I enjoyed the film very much, but I would very much like to hear the opinions of others. I'm not here to judge anyone about why they didn't enjoy the movie, but I am here to understand what modern audiences and filmmakers are looking for in a big budget film. I saw To Kill A Mocking Bird just last night, and LOVED it! Truly a masterpiece, both in cinematography and in performances. Jack Reacher doesn't hold a candle to it obviously.
  3. LED 4k LG. Great picture, and you can disable frame smoothing so it looks normal.
  4. So, I've been in the wedding videography business for about 8 years now. We for the most part have always delivered on DVD. For a brief time we delivered in bluray, but the discs never worked in our customers players. I want to deliver in a bluray format, and I'm convinced that DVD architect Pro 6 is at this point obsolete for burning bluray discs, as they have never worked. I've talked to Magix support as well as Adobe for help on this issue, but there is no direct support line for Magix, and Adobe has disowned Encore calling it obsolete. So my question is are bluray discs ob
  5. I think it was me who posted about the RED user. I was getting googly eyed about the RED raven, but still out of my budget.
  6. I'm not sure that anyone has realized this yet, but there is the potential for someone to have their feelings hurt. Not that there is anything wrong with that, however I believe that we might have strayed away from the original question. We can go on about who or what is the most important part of filmmaking, but at the end of the day we have to ask ourselves who is going to watch our film? Recently I was fired from my position as a cinematographer on a project that was and still is very dear to my heart. I could go into a lot of detail as to how this happened, but all you need to kn
  7. Most of the time, overhead lighting results in dark shadows under the eyes. Which in some cases may be the look you are going for. For instance let's say I'm making a romantic film about a young couple living in New York City. The husband has a great job, while the wife stays at home and runs a wedding videography business. The overall tone of this film is happiness and fulfillment, so the cinematography and lighting should reflect that as much as possible. Warm tones and no hard or dark shadows. However, let's say the husband gets involved in an affair with a woman who works f
  8. So let me clear something up real quick. I'm not a cinematographer, but that is what I would like to be after I get my associates degree. Technically I'm just a kid who loves to make movies. Thank you all for your feedback.
  9. I could care less about the weight. The pre-order option is available on B&H, but I will wait until some more reviews come out for the camera. There are crap tons of people online that have the URSA mini 4.6k. From what I can tell it looks like a good camera, I just am sick of rolling shutter. The idea of owning a RED is amazing. But I don't feel that the modularity of RED is worth the price. I have seen tests with the Scarlett and BM Production camera, and BM does a phenomenal job of capturing so much detail without it looking sharpened. Thanks again for all of you guys ch
  10. Thanks to all of you for giving me your advice. I have been turning a blind eye to Blackmagic for some time now, but I guess my question now is how does everyone like the Blackmagic URSA 4.6k (Not the mini mind you, the big boy)? It doesn't look like it comes with a viewfinder, but can you attach one?
  11. So I've been looking at RED cameras. But I don't plan on getting one anytime soon as I'm a little low on the financial side of things. As far as RED cameras go, I'm specifically looking at the RED Raven. 4K at 120 fps RAW! What more could I ask for? Despite all the wonderful features of the RED Raven, I still have some doubts. First of all, the dragon sensor has rolling shutter. Not a lot of rolling shutter, but enough to be very noticeable in fast pans. Granted nobody would ever pan too quickly, but getting handheld shots like Paul Greengrass is tricky without seeing the wobb
  12. I went through all the recommended settings by pilotfly with no luck. When you do get it in, PM me if it works. I've already sent it back to B&H. When I first got the gimbal, everything seemed pretty normal other than a distinct wobble on the pitch axis. Any movement that I made was seen in the pitch axis, no matter how slow I walked. All the other axis were fine. So I went online and found a particular user that had put his PID settings online. I immediately went in to apply these settings, since the smoothness of the image he was getting was better than a steadicam. However, t
  13. Hey guys, Just got in a Pilotfly H2 for my GH4, and I'm having trouble. There is excessive wiggle and vibration on the camera, but I am under the weight limit. There is hardly any information on these things right now because they are so new, but I figured I would see if anybody here owns one. Thanks, Jesse
  14. Hey, what do ya'll think of this? This is one of my recent experiments that I did to test the limits of my Panasonic GH4. Please provide me with as much critiquing as possible, as this was a learning experience.
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