View Full Version : Aotearoa - My entry for Your Big Break - GH1

01-08-2010, 03:53 PM
Hey there people. I forgot there is an HDSLR showroom so I will post this here. Well I decided to go ahead and do an entry for the Your Big Break contest in New Zealand. I wasn't sure how I was going to pull my idea off in Tennessee but I am satisfied with the results. From concept to completion it took me 2 1/2 weeks at a cost of $33. It is a teaser based off of my 2 page script on my entry link.

Hope you like.


There is a direct link to the full HD version there.

It was shot on my GH1, a still photography tripod, and a PL filer with ND filter with STOCK lens. 1080p, Smooth Film Mode
Contrast -2
Sharpness -1
Saturation -1
Noise Reduction -2

Now that produces a washed out image which I have been hearing it helps hold up to grading better in post. I gotta say that I was surprised how well it was holding up. I pushed this pretty far in some shots and maybe even a little too far. But I wanted it to not look like it was 20 degrees and more like an almost real early spring. I am not too sure if those Smooth Film settings are the best as of yet and this is only my second shot at using Apple Color but seems to look good to me. I have been teaching myself to read scopes and after using Color and doing my grading on full manual I won't ever look back to a quick plugin solution.