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Frank Hegyi

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  1. I just saw this today. It was great. The mix of the raw action sequences with the mysticism was really really cool. Y'all nailed the vibes. Vibes off the charts.
  2. You probably already figured this all out, but the DJI RS2 gimbal is a great match with this camera. I've found that when shooting architecture, it's easier to just use the gimbal instead of a slider. You can get basically the same shots with 1/10 of the setup time. I don't use a cage with my c70. The stock top handle is actually pretty nice. Plus, any cage you put on it will probably make it a little too wide to easily balance on an RS2. I haven't found the build in LCD to be bright enough to easily use outdoors. But neither is the shinobi. You should look into a high bright monitor, maybe a portkeys BM5. The other option is a simple sun shade for the built in screen. That should get you close. Also, make sure to go into the settings and set "LCD backlight" (or something like that) to +2. The default setting is much to dim to use outdoors.
  3. Hi all, I just wanted to chime in and say that I went through the same thing a few months ago. I thought something was wrong, but turns out the noise floor is just kinda high. It's the same on both my C300mkiii and C70. It's confusing because canon calibrated their audio pots to be basically unusable beyond 4 or 5 on the dial. It seems like something is broken, but it's not. Ultimately, I haven't found it to be an issue. But yeah, I wouldn't try to run dynamic mics or anything that outputs a weak signal.
  4. Tough crowd. I thought it looked good. You guys definitely shouldn't watch that new Saw movie, Spiral. THAT was out of focus.
  5. Just watched Army of the Dead on Netflix. How the hell did they keep it all in focus? The depth of field is razor thin the entire time, and the focus is dead on every shot. Even the fast action. Incredible.
  6. Thanks for taking the time to write that up. Cool stuff.
  7. You're missing my point. The personal recommendation system IS the problem. You gotta change the structure. Focusing on symptoms like the demographic breakdowns won't get you anywhere. Here, I'll give you another structural example: PA's get paid straight-up poverty wages. You gotta have some kind of subsidized existence for at least 12 months in order to break into the freelance production world. I wonder why we have demographic issues????
  8. No one applies for anything. All the hiring is personal connections and word of mouth. If producers formalized the hiring process I bet 90% of this issue would go away tomorrow.
  9. Hey y'all, I'm looking for an entertainment lawyer to help me draw up a contract for a documentary I'm producing. I've negotiated access to an event in Atlanta next month, but I need it written up in a formal agreement. Does anyone have any recommendations?
  10. Wow, I honestly had no idea his movies made that much money. That's quite the racket he's got goin' there. Obama's America: $33.4 million America: Imagine the World Without Her: $14.4 million Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party : 13.1 million Death of a Nation: Can We Save America a Second Time?: $5.3 million
  11. I'm shocked by how much "non-fiction advertising" gets played at major documentary film festivals.
  12. That guy, Dinesh D Sousza is a goofy propagandist. I wouldn't take him too seriously. He's been doing those movies for years, but no one ever pays attention. But yes, there are tons of these kinds of "documentaries." I also love the trend of famous people/companies producing documentaries about themselves. The Netflix Fyre Festival documentary was PRODUCED by F-Jerry, the advertising company who helped organize the festival! I'm pretty sure the Justin Bieber doc on netflix was paid for by his label. I could come up with a bunch of examples. They're easy to spot. Any time the storyline is: famous-person-has-interesting-life-isn't-that-interesting, it was probably paid for by the subject. There was a lot of innovative stuff happening in short-form-documentaries like 10 years ago, but that format has been completely co-opted by advertising. It's starting to happen with long form stuff as well. It's gotten to the point where if your documentary looks too slick or has any slow-motion b-roll at all, I immediately think it's a commercial.
  13. Could it be possible that your signal is getting converted to 60 fps at some point in the chain? I've run across issues with older smallHD monitors and 60fps.
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