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  1. Hello everyone, very soon I am going to tackle my first well budgeted movie as a camera op and I was looking for some tips from professionals on the matter. Its not the first time I operate but I am accustomed to small projects with little complications. This time I will be working with an experienced director who is going to rely on me a lot and with new gadgets for me such as the dolly magnum etc. We are a 2 cameras unit and although we run the same sensor I am stuck with the heavier camera. I expect some handheld action as well so any tips with that would be very much appreciated as well. Thank you all in advance!
  2. Hey all, I'm curious to hear if anyone is willing to share their experience if they've been on long camping/working trip where they were to shoot on a small boat going down a river...here are the conditions : - on a small chase boat going down a river. The river has both calm segments and not so calm segments when going down a few canyons! - weather temp: mild during the day and cooler at night/ water temp very cold - camera: Sony fs7 + canon lenses + shape handles ... basic - chasing a hand made canoe for 25 days , with one lunch stop and camping at night - two camera crew + assistants + director + sound ( second camera and team in their own boat ) here are my questions: - have you been in a situation like this where you worked for hours day in day out? what's your advice on being more efficient at work ? - have you ever had to wear a drysuit for long hours? day in day out while shooting? do you have any advice on that? how do layer properly as we start in a cool morning and shoot the whole day under the sun and into the night? - have you used a spray deflector on a handhold rig? - how do you best go about keeping your gear and the camera on your shoulder dry? thanks all!
  3. Hi! I'll be working on a film later this year and it will take place in Scotland where temperatures tend to get very low during the winter months. What's the best advice for operating in snow/cold can you give? Thanks.
  4. Hi everyone. Since I'm planning on advertising for freelance cinematography in the very near future, I'm looking to get some basic familiarity with the Alexa. I was wondering if anyone has an e-mail contact at CSC NY (none are listed on the website) so I could introduce myself. Thanks in advance for any help.
  5. For someone that is not going to film school (if film schools even TEACH 35mm anymore), or who isn't planning on film school and just wants the basics of operating a 35 mm motion picture camera, what (if any) options are there to learn? What resources are there and what do you recommend for learning once the resources have been located? This obviously is presuming that the person already has access to such a camera. (Which in my case I do not, but hope to someday; I have films I'd like to make!) I am a photography student interested in making the natural graduation from still photography (digital AND film), to motion picture film. Yes I realize film is almost unused anymore and takes a high learning curve (or so I've gathered), but there's a mystique and an attraction to it I just cannot deny! Questions that arise for me are: how similar is it to a regular 35 mm still film camera? I'm sure motion picture cameras have F-stop controls of course, but what about shutter speeds? I assume photography "stuff" all applies, such as dynamic and detail ranges, inverse square law, keeping highlights and shadows at an even balance, Sunny 16 Rule, composition (a huge one for ANY type of photographer), decisive moment, blah blah all that BS? LOL So hit me up with some feedback, everyone! :)
  6. Hello there, i´ve just been to "Take This Waltz" and am still wondering how they made this minor, very subtle camera shaking, which is present all trough the film. It doesnt look handheld at all, its not a 2D shaking added in postproduction, which is what i thought first, it rather looks like stable steadicam shots with a fixed framing - but i can´t imagine that they operate a whole movie with so many dialogues that way. Any way it helps a lot to make a digitally shot and screened film to look more organic. To get the same effect: Did you try to add a a slight image shaking to digitally shot material in post, like the natural image unsteadiness film has? Thanks, Jonas
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