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PJ Echlin

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  1. Im just curious, if you're shipping your film how do you store it? I've seen people put the exposed roll back into the black case it came from (Kodak). How do you guys store exposed film? How do you ship it if you have? Thanks!
  2. Hi everyone! I know choosing different stocks almost always depends on the situation in which your shooting, and forgive me if I'm being to naive about the subject. I plan on shooting a short film soon using a Cannon Scoopic 16mm. To my simplest understanding, daylight stocks are tuned more to shooting in direct daylight, and Tungsten are tuned more to shooting under tungsten/photofloods etc. The film takes place mostly inside a house, and due to budget constraints, I plan to shoot on naturally available light, along with strategically moving lamps and other light sources that are already inside the house to fit my needs. Some scenes take place outside, during the day, and a few scenes outside during the night. For continuity within the look and feel of the film, what stock would you guys suggest shooting on? I know there are many variables and certain things you can't really predict unless on location in terms of lighting etc but what stock would be a generally good one to use in this type of situation? I originally planned on using 250D for pretty much the whole film, inside and out day and night, but now I'm doubting that strategy. Should I use a combination of stocks depending on the scene? And what recommendations would you suggest for day/night inside/outside? Like I said, If I could use one stock to shoot the whole film that would be great, just for continuity in look and feel, and so there are no mistakes when loading and shooting the film (loading the wrong stock for a certain scene etc) I read somewhere that 250D or a daylight stock would probably be the best general stock in this situation but I wanted to get some opinions first. I am also getting it telecined and color graded by professionals, so if there is a discrepancy in using one certain stock for the entire film, can they fix that while grading in post? What stock would give me the most flexibility in grading etc? Thank you!
  3. How do you install codecs? What do you think in your opinion would be the easiest way to export the finish product while still keeping the quality?
  4. So if I got the file back in ProRes 422HQ, and used a Mac book pro to edit in resolve, I wouldn’t have a problem exporting to pro res as well because it’s a Apple product correct?
  5. I read somewhere that da Vinci resolve can import pro res files to edit within the program, but can’t export pro res. So my other question is how do I export as a different format after editing the pro res files?
  6. So I’m recently starting production on short film, shooting it on a 16mm cannon scoopic. Once I get the film telecined, i plan to choose for it to come back in Apple Pro Res. This will be the first time editing in this format, on this scale, using transferred film. Does Da Vinci resolve support Apple pro res? If so, are you able to just drag the files into the editing software to begin to work with? Or are there extra steps to be able to import the files to begin the editing process within the program? My thought is that as soon as the files come back, I’m able to drop them in the program and start working. And if so, can da Vinci resolve export to another format that’s not pro res? Or would I need extra software to do that? thanks!
  7. So I recently bought a 16mm Cannon Scoopic (the gray version) and I plan to shoot a short film with it this upcoming summer. Due to a low budget, I plan on using nothing but natural light during the entire production. My Cannon has a circular dial to choose what I presume, is the film speed. It shows DIN and below it, it has a corresponding ASA number. Pics will be attached. My question is, if i shoot on 250D film stock, how do I choose the correct option when i film? ALL the options on the dial are as follows: 26DIN/320ASA, 23DIN/160ASA, 20DIN/80ASA, 17DIN/40ASA, 14DIN/20ASA, 11DIN/10ASA. I will be acting as a my own DP, so if you could explain in layman's terms that would be much appreciated. Thank you!
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