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polcan99
10-31-2009, 03:00 PM
Just added a new video shot on the Canon7D. This is a series of Cinematography/Shot Design/Lighting Tutorials.
#1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZA9r0iWbdw
#2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5587PORymWI
#3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCWyuBsHJ60
ENJOY!

themartist
10-31-2009, 03:07 PM
Just added a new video shot on the Canon7D. This is a series of Cinematography/Shot Design/Lighting Tutorials.
#1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZA9r0iWbdw
#2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5587PORymWI
#3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCWyuBsHJ60
ENJOY!

Great tutorials, really loved them...

Nitsuj
10-31-2009, 03:26 PM
Oh man this has been a common topic here it seems. So many people wanting to know how to make their camera shine when it's really the people behind the camera. Really liked how you actually show the before and after in an evolving way. Two thumbs dood.

mhood
10-31-2009, 05:23 PM
Loved everything about all three tutorials except the audio level...normalize it please. I had headphones on and cranked everything WFO and still could hardly hear you.

bwwd
11-01-2009, 08:26 AM
nice but he talks about importance of clothes etc and in third vid with 7d he let the man wear most problematic t-shirt for 7D he possibly could get.

polcan99
11-01-2009, 09:05 AM
nice but he talks about importance of clothes etc and in third vid with 7d he let the man wear most problematic t-shirt for 7D he possibly could get.
really? what is that shirt problematic? Also you gotta remeber this is my first time working with the canon 7D... and I dont even go on blogs readin what other people say, I just go and try it all out myself to see what works and what doesnt. But id love to hear why that shirt is so problematic, because in that film we had an art desiger who chose all the clothes based on the locations, mood etc

Personaly after seeing the rough cut of the film I think it all works. To be honest I know the camera is not without its problems, but the image quality is not one of them. At least it wasnt to me while working on this film.

Please explain...

Thnx!
T

PSA1
11-01-2009, 12:10 PM
The shirt with thin lines like that makes moire with the 7D, it would be very bad on a big screen.

bwwd
11-01-2009, 01:21 PM
exactly,but its also visible on small youtube screen on your wide shots,lines on his shirt are messy ,7D doesnt like straight bright/dark/bright lines close to each other on wide shots.On close ups its better.
You could update your video with this info.:thumbsup:
Its not a big deal in your footage cause it doesnt look that messed up BUT its always better to not have this problem at all and change shirts with your actor or give him other one without any regular patterns.
http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread.php?t=186334

polcan99
11-01-2009, 08:21 PM
thnx for letting me know. Ill keep that in mind when shooting in the future. Its a good thing that the shot is so quick. That's one of the reasons why the shot was staged the way it is, so bold and straight forward... cuz based on the script we knew that in the final film the shot wont be on the screen for longer then a second... but I'll have another look at it this week when i go to see the rough cut preview on the big screen. I'll let you guys know how it looks. In general though. Those kinda problems with antialiasing are evident on all HD cameras, they're just way too sharp... that's why its always good to use the SOFT FX filters. I even use those when shooting on fast iso film stocks. Specialy the fujis.

mhood
11-01-2009, 08:28 PM
Those kinda problems with antialiasing are evident on all HD cameras, they're just way too sharp... that's why its always good to use the SOFT FX filters.

It seems they're way too soft for some folks...

Socman86
11-03-2009, 07:21 AM
great tutorials and good info!! two thumbs up!!

jonE5
11-03-2009, 07:25 AM
Thanks so much for posting these. You have no idea how much seeing this helps with some of these concepts.

I have passed this along to several people in my film production class. Lectures and other stuff really cannot explain it the way you do visually and it really helps certain concepts click.

Please keep these comming and thanks once more for passing along your knowledge on these subjects.

jon

Northainan
11-28-2009, 04:06 PM
Great tutorials guy! Cinematography is just like photography..you have to build and design your shot!

Brooksilver
12-02-2009, 01:25 PM
These are amazing, amazing, amazing. Would love to see more!

Rolly
12-09-2009, 05:55 PM
Great tutorials, really well done. Thank you for this, amazing!