moving image and the rest of the universe…
a casual collection of my work and others from around the web
Captured from Perth, Western Australia, just on dawn.
Equipment: Celestron C8, f/10, prime focus. Canon 5D2, running Magic Lantern RAW video firmware in 3x crop mode @ 1880 x 1056 resolution. 1/60 sec exposure, ISO 200, 10 fps.
Thanks to Alex Cherney for the original heads up :)
Director/ Editor- Emily Kai Bock
DP - Evan Prosofsky
Additional Camera - Emily Kai Bock
Producer - Lora Criner
EP - Charles Marie Anthonioz
LA Producer - Kathleen Hefferman
Gaffer/Grip - Garland Gallaspy
Aerial Camera Operators
Vivid Aerials, Neal Davis & Jason Cole
Hair/Make Up - Stephanie Harrison
PA- James Cathcart
PA- Mandy McBroom
Boy - Thurman Brooks Guidara (T-Bird or Lil’ T)
Friend - Jacob Wakefield
Friend - Tobias Cain Frank
Mom - Katie Smith
Sister/daughter - Ella Cisco
Dad - Thurman Brooks
Band & Andy
Criner Brothers, Inc.
City of Nashville, TN
Mona Lisa of Watertown
Ryan Zacarias and James Cathcart
Shot on Super 8mm
Shot in La Palma, Canary Islands. This video is part of the “7 stories” project.
All the videos are here: vimeo.com/groups/islascanarias7stories
Camera: Canon 5D Mk III RAW mode with Magic Lantern
Lenses: Canon 14mm 2.8, 24mm 2.8, 50mm 1.4, 100mm 2.8, 70-300mm
Actress: Natalia Zamora Salas
Assistant: Marta Calero de los Reyes
Music: Doug Kaufman dougkaufman.net
I was immediately impressed how beautiful nature can be, when viewed from a different angle.
For the video, I looked for the song “walk” from Ludovico Einaudi which goes well with the mood of the video.
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Location: near the small city Wittichenau ( germany )
Song: ludovico einaudi “walk”
After five trips to the game reserve, some test footage and a 10 day holiday in Mossel Bay we ended up with 1 terabyte of raw stock footage. I’ve now edited this down to 3 minutes.
Everything was graded with the new Resolve 10. Finally the pink fringing problem is completely gone with Resolve 10! Another great new feature is a special RAW sharpening tool designed for RAW footage that really improves the quality.
After filming and grading 1 terabyte of footage with zero drop frames or any problems whatsoever I am starting to trust Magic Lantern RAW firmware more and more. I am still running an old build of 27 July. It can only get better from here on!
Once you get to know the workflow, working with RAW footage is a breeze. I think of RAW as Proress 444 with a conversion step in between.
I used the 3x crop mode on a lot of these shots. I discovered that the crop mode has the same effect as the 2x extender in that it magnifies the image, so any imperfections of the lens get more noticeable, although this is hardly noticeable as you will see from the footage. Turning my 200mm 2.8 into a 600mm 2.8 with a click of a button was really great. All the wildlife shots were filmed from a car with a big pillow rested on the window.
Workflow: Import into Davinci Resolve and export proxies. Edit sequence in FCP. Import xml into Davinci. Automatically relink to original RAW files. Grade and export beautiful proress 4444 sequence.
The part I loved most about Resolve’s workflow is that you can apply the BMD Film color space and gamma to all the clips which turns them into super flat gradable footage. An excellent starting point.
For archive of the footage I decided to render all clips in Resolve to Proress 4444 with the BMD super flat color space applied to it and the white balance and exposure set as desired. I did a few tests and applied the exact same grade from a RAW clip on the same Proress 4444 clip and even at 400% there is no difference at all. The only difference between RAW and Proress 4444 is that you can change the white balance and recover exposure, so do this before you export to Proress 4444. By archiving Proress and not RAW you save 60% on storage. Proress HQ is just not good enough as you can see the difference so be sure to use Proress 4444.
Camera: Canon 5D Mark III
Lens: 70 - 200 2.8 IS II & 24 - 70 2.8 II
CF Card: 2x 32gb Lexar & 2x 64gb Lexar (all 1000x)
HDD: NextoDi NVS1501 750gb
Support: Tripod & Pillow :)
Software: DaVinci Resolve 10 & FCP
Directed by Mrzyk & Moriceau
Produced by Division