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  1. Does anyone know if Zone Plate has ever been used in cinematography? I understand that, quite like pinhole, it can require long exposure times, however, that doesn't rule out high speed film or frame-by-frame/stop motion/landscapes. I'd be curious to know if it has been done or is being done and how the obvious challenges were overcome.
  2. Hey there, i was just wondering what some of your favorite and most inspirational experimental film makers are. Mine is Hans Richter, the way he uses film as an extension of his paintings is, to me, life changing. I have had a film showcased in a film festival that was influenced by his work. i first heard about him in a documentary called "Free radicals: a history on experimental film". i want to know what you guys like because I am constantly looking for new ideas and influences for my work.
  3. hey guys, I recently got into 8mm film making. i specialize in the avant-gard and experimental side of the art form. I have very limited resources and experience with it though. if anyone could tell me the best places to get film, and get that developed. where the best place to get editing tape; so on and so on. I'm a musician by trade and write film scores. i've only ever made digital recorded movies, so film is some what new to me. I have the 8mm camera and projector already and one roll of film. i just need your help. Hans Richter is my hero
  4. Hey All, Please check out my showreel http://www.stephenpacke.com/ and latest album https://open.spotify.com/album/56aF2rp1a5CAURdGgqaDtx and let me know if you'd like to to collaborate on anything :-) Cheers! Steve
  5. Lately, I've been very interested in experimenting with various glass/flashlights/translucent objects to distort the frame. I wanted to gather feedback from other people on objects or techniques they've found to work well. I've used various pieces of beveled glass, vaseline smeared on UV filter, water bottle and got some pretty cool results. Using a flashlight to veil the lens gets pretty nice results, but it's hard to find consistency using some of these techniques since the results are so variable. Anyone ever rig a flashlight to 15mm rails so the veil stays in the same spot? I'm also interested in getting the "double edge" look and experimenting with glass beads. It seems that when using caustics two of the big rules are: 1. Use longer focal lengths. 2. Shoot into backlight. Two notable examples: 1. 2.
  6. Hello again, This is a zero budget short film I made. I am a fan of David Lynch so I tried to shoot this film with no money. It's my first short and it was awarded 4 stars at British International Amateur Film Festival (BIAFF). I tried to make it as cinematographic as possible. There are a lot of symbols in this film that make it a bit harder to understand. Plot line: After a car accident, a man finds himself unable to control his own destiny. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4539768/?ref_=fn_al_tt_9 Let me know what your thoughts are about the cinematography or why not, on the film itself. (sorry for my English, it's not my native.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwhYJmgzHuo
  7. Hello, This is my first post. I just finished my second short film. My first short has gained some attention because of the cinematography so I decided to let the director's chair for someone else and concentrate to work as a DoP. Please, tell me how it feels to you. It's a zero budget short. And please excuse my English...it's not my native. thank you!
  8. "As Day Turns to Night" was made for my production class. The film is my analysis of the psychological effects of loss and what it can drive a person to believe. Any criticism is welcomed and very much appreciated! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ad6QHJAYgLw
  9. Hi - Im shooting a project in the next couple of weeks which has a very 'trippy' rave sequence to it and I am looking for experimental lens techniques to echo this. Looking for both specialist lenses (like the Panavision HS50 used in Killing Them Softly(attached REF image)) but also more DIY approaches (such as gripping Icelandic Spar or prisms in-front of the lens) ‚ÄčAny help would be massively appreciated!
  10. Lost River, directed by Ryan Gosling and photographed by Benoit Debie Lost River - Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8ngDiG9V8w I do not know how to start this post as I am still in shock after having watched "Lost River". I have been trying to elaborate my thoughts about the movie for quite a while and I think I am unable to create a linear narration so I will throw them all here for anybody who might be interested in experiencing the first film directed by Ryan Gosling. Lost River is a very difficult movie to classify in our "tag" world, somebody could argue that it is an "auteur" movie with all the connotations that that word brings to the table, some others could say that it is an experimental movie with a narrative arch which brings the spectator from "a" to "b". However, I firmly believe that it is the result of Ryan Gosling's thoughts, desires and influences as a filmmaker. Ryan Gosling knows exactly what he wants to tell and he gives to the visual part of the story a very specific weight, which is considerably 200% of it. It is very clear to me that he knew how the movie had to look like and in his inner interior (is that right? :D) he wanted it to be controversial and bold, both (one of the production companies is called "Bold films"), and for him to express his voice (and what a voice!) he had to bring a cinematographer whose work has been always controversial and stylistic, Benoit Debie. Mr. Debie might not be a super well known cinematographer but he definitely has a very interesting career, from Fabrice Du Welz and Gaspar Noe to Harmony Korine and now Ryan Gosling, Benoit Debie knows how to surpass everybody's expectations and how to create amazing and bold moods with a lot of colour and desires, always within the very thin line which separates darkness from "darkness" and being successful all the time! He knows very well how to manipulate the audience with the palette of colours that he uses, as in Irreversible (2002) and Colt 45 (2014) or Spring Breakers (2012) to name a few. He is even working with Wim Wenders now on The Beautiful Days of Aranjuez. Regarding Ryan Gosling's skills as a director, there are certainly some gaps in the narration of the movie (as in any) but he tells the story in an impressive way. Definitely he learnt a lot from the directors he has worked for, Terrence Malick, Nicolas Winding Refn, Derek Cianfrance and Shane Black, etc. The way he frames, the way he choses the focal lengths, how he follows the characters or what he wants to not show are things that only a very mature filmmaker can do, and let us say that "Lost River" is his FIRST feature film ever. And he is a very very good actors' director! Ben Mendelsohn is really good and also the rest of the cast. With a very difficult script, Ryan Gosling makes the actors feel real and linked to the world where they are, a world of decadence and sadness, but also with a little bit of hope. I know Ryan Gosling got a lot of bad critics with "Lost River" but it is my impression that those critics were that bad because of Ryan Gosling himself, specially in Cannes. I am pretty sure that if any other filmmaker in the world had presented a FIRST MOVIE like this one in Cannes, everybody had been clapping at it. I could digress all day long about the movie but I think that it is better if you just watch it and experience it. I am very glad I saw it and I am looking forward to receiving my blu ray copy some time soon. Have a good day!
  11. So one day I was bored and I decided to shoot a film all by myself, which meant acting and I'm not that good at it
  12. Hi All, I currently want to shoot some 16mm Tri-X for an experimental film I'm making. I'm going to do bucket processing, but I want to bucket process as a negative. I keep reading in onine and in other forums here that if you shoot reversal film and want to process as a negative you need to overexpose a little bit when filming. Since I'm shooting this in daylight and the EI for daylight is 200, I was wondering what I should rate my film at. Should I overexpose by 1 stop or 2 stops etc. or would processing it for longer work also? Thanks for the help!
  13. I've been working on some experimental projection of my artwork and made this short as a proof of concept mostly for me. I plan on incorporating more story soon. Using the 5D Mark III with ML Raw has been key. The low light capabilities really help me get the results I want.
  14. No dialogue. Simply all visuals, but with a complicated story. Its open for complete interpretation. Let me know what you think after viewing, thanks! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDt-hvWDe1s
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