Light|Compose|Motion

The mind of a filmmaker/cinematographer
Had fun shooting my screen test for “The Curious Case of Kelly K.” Massive thanks to @jakfilm for assisting with his Black Magic Cinema Camera. Camera takes a bit of getting used to but the dynamic range is somewhat insane!

Had fun shooting my screen test for “The Curious Case of Kelly K.” Massive thanks to @jakfilm for assisting with his Black Magic Cinema Camera. Camera takes a bit of getting used to but the dynamic range is somewhat insane!

Virtual Lighting Studio http://www.zvork.fr/vls/

Godsend for experimenting with your lighting setup.
If you are like me, this tool really helps in pre-production and saves you hours messing about with lighting setups on set while everybody waits on your and your AD keeps badgering… “How much longer do you need?”
Virtual Lighting Studio http://www.zvork.fr/vls/
Godsend for experimenting with your lighting setup.

If you are like me, this tool really helps in pre-production and saves you hours messing about with lighting setups on set while everybody waits on your and your AD keeps badgering… “How much longer do you need?”

Testing the @visioncolor OSIRIS LUTs on the BlackMagic Cinema Camera 4K footage. Looks like a match made in Heaven. This is PRORES as well, not even RAW. Footage holds up really well. Flat (Before-grade) image on top-left corner.

Black Magic can you PLEASE release the camera and take my money like now???

This is probably the choppiest video I’ve ever cut. Just watched it again after like a year… I need to use my 135L a lot more… lens is a beast!

Obligatory screengrab from today’s shoot.

The first picture shows what comes out of the sensor and the latter shows a colour corrected/graded image.

The ML RAW image that comes off the sensor is devoid of a picture style or white balance. However, the joy of shooting RAW is being able to push (correct white balance and exposure) your footage in post. You don’t need to worry about whitebalancing your shot on set. Just light and shoot.

Camera: Canon 5D Mk3 (with ML RAW hack)

Lens: Tamron 24-70 f2.8 VC

Graded in Davinci Resolve

My Sawn-off shoulder rig. Gives more control and stability as the pointy bit digs into my chest. Means I need to pull focus with my left hand though

My Sawn-off shoulder rig. Gives more control and stability as the pointy bit digs into my chest. Means I need to pull focus with my left hand though

MOVI!

Kit like this is really going to change the game.

Just waiting for a cheap-er version :)

Going through my archives, I discovered this piece I shot for Cameron James Wilson. This has inspired a new project I’ll be taking on next month!

I remember shooting this on set not knowing exactly what I was going to do with the footage. I shot on 60fps and for some reason, I had flicker (finger probably knocked the shutter speed dial - rookie error) and I somehow didn’t detect this on the tiny 3” screen.

What was my solution…? TWIXTOR! I slowed down the clips to 2% which gave it a surreal, photo animation look.

I guess there are no mistakes in art :)

Probably the best looking piece of work i’ve shot till date.

I suffer from over-lighting when I shoot. However, all I did for this was bounce a single ARRI 650W off the ceiling and the images just popped!

All the foley sound on the project was added in post, from the door opening to the rustling of the clothes.

Score was arranged by myself using of music from Neumann Films Composer Toolbag

Camera: Canon 5DmkIII (with Magic Lantern RAW hack)
Lens: Canon 24L, Canon 35mm f/2, Samyang 35mm T1.5, Canon 50mm f1.3, Canon 100L
Graded in Davinci Resolve
Edited in Adobe Premiere Pro CS6

Had a crappy day but this cheered me up :)

Had a crappy day but this cheered me up :)