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ryancglover
10-06-2010, 09:53 AM
UPDATE: To keep up with the film please check out our USER FILMS (http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread.php?272569-Hills-Green) thread. Thanks!

We've been working on our first feature film 'Hills Green' since the middle of September and I finally got around to exporting a few stills. We're shooting with lpowell's 40Mbps settings and not using 24pN. We're using the Hot Rod PL mount and lomo anamorphic lenses.

We have a little production journal here: HILLS GREEN BLOG (http://hillsgreen.blogspot.com)

jpeg's with some quick cc and some texture added;

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4127/5054344745_eb78f67525_z.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4089/5054346533_913d4507a1_z.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4133/5054343957_deb92682f2_z.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4147/5054346075_0617e379fd_z.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4125/5054348513_0d57ec3246_z.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4083/5054345115_fe39cc6f18_z.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4109/5054962276_329717d2c7_z.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4146/5054345757_97617b883d_z.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4125/5054346843_052494eba4_z.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4153/5054347377_1621b338a5_z.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4103/5054351457_505ec797a6_z.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4113/5054348283_3f38d4e59c_z.jpg

Thanks for looking! Any comments or questions, let me know.

roei z
10-06-2010, 10:17 AM
beautiful

Emanuel
10-06-2010, 11:09 AM
My compliments, granted your previous posts, I knew that one day something would come from there...

Kudos,

E. :-)

UncleBenji1977
10-06-2010, 12:06 PM
Wowsers... Traier? Please? =)

bumkicho
10-06-2010, 12:22 PM
I would love to see a trailer as well!!

thisisapocalypse
10-06-2010, 02:22 PM
I think we now know who the master of anamorphics on the GH1/13 is...just...wow.

Killer work Ryan. That sunset...aye aye aye.

ryancglover
10-06-2010, 06:54 PM
Thanks everyone! we should be able to get the first teaser trailer up in a few weeks, we still have a few scenes to shoot that we'll need to cut into that though.

Should have some more grabs up soon too. Thanks again for the support.

thisisapocalypse
10-06-2010, 06:58 PM
How long is the script, curiously?

Matt Sconce
10-06-2010, 07:06 PM
This is just freakin awesome!

pianoboy
10-06-2010, 07:37 PM
Beautiful!

trey
10-06-2010, 08:33 PM
These stills are very nice, Ryan. When you say you added texture, what do you mean?

Trey

bumkicho
10-06-2010, 08:38 PM
I would also like to know what anamorphic lens you used please.

ryancglover
10-07-2010, 01:59 PM
Thanks again everyone for checking them out!


How long is the script, curiously?

Not long at all; we're improvising a lot of the dialogue on set and shooting from the outline, breakdowns and a rough shot list. The goal is an 80 or so minute film.



When you say you added texture, what do you mean?

Just a bit of grain. We like to fantasize about being able to afford film :)



I would also like to know what anamorphic lens you used please.

My set of 35mm, 50mm & 80mm LOMO square fronts in PL mount:

24014

terra1
10-07-2010, 02:00 PM
great looking shots, lovely composition and colours, and they have a nice energy and emotion to them.
are those shots up in order from the full film? eek have u told us the ending lol

ryancglover
10-07-2010, 02:33 PM
great looking shots, lovely composition and colours, and they have a nice energy and emotion to them.
are those shots up in order from the full film? eek have u told us the ending lol

Hey, thanks! The shots are not quite in the order they appear in the film, but the story is a very classic one, so the ending is not really about 'what' but 'how' ... if that makes any sense haha.

thisisapocalypse
10-07-2010, 08:27 PM
Are you planning on submitting to festivals?

notsociable
10-08-2010, 05:00 AM
great work

ryancglover
10-08-2010, 09:16 AM
Are you planning on submitting to festivals?

For sure.

Thanks notsociable!

thisisapocalypse
10-08-2010, 10:09 AM
For sure.

Thanks notsociable!

Right on - well maybe I'll run into on next years festival circuit!

ryancglover
10-11-2010, 07:47 AM
Right on - well maybe I'll run into on next years festival circuit!

Hope so!

Also, we just shot day 10 and 11 here in Toronto, I'll put up some grabs from that footage soon.

warnich
10-11-2010, 01:27 PM
Hey Ryan,

breathtaking stills.

The dynamic range is absolutely amazing.
Are you using any tricks to achieve this?

Casper

dantewaters
10-11-2010, 01:35 PM
Love it quality looks great...

ryancglover
10-12-2010, 10:05 AM
Thanks guys!

Casper, no tricks really, a polarizing filter for blue skies and bounce boards etc. for faces outside. The usual stuff.

gunstarhero
10-12-2010, 10:19 AM
First DSLR feature film that I am really excited about. Beautiful film look.

thisisapocalypse
10-12-2010, 01:21 PM
Just looked at these again - man you really, really nailed your exposure.

Isaac_Brody
10-12-2010, 01:35 PM
Ryan looks great, can't wait to see a trailer.

ryancglover
10-13-2010, 09:34 AM
First DSLR feature film that I am really excited about. Beautiful film look.

Thanks gunstar!


Just looked at these again - man you really, really nailed your exposure.

Thanks! We tried our best.


Ryan looks great, can't wait to see a trailer.

Thanks a lot Isaac, we're about to start the first teaser edit.

ryancglover
10-21-2010, 08:26 AM
Hello again, got some grabs here from days 10 & 11 which we shot here in Toronto.

Yucky jpegs with quick CC and some grain;

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4153/5102379332_99cefd0c67_z.jpg

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1252/5101784783_52f1d28bfb_z.jpg

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1377/5101786107_f7897850f6_z.jpg

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1434/5101785787_feb4105b12_z.jpg

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1374/5102378060_864dae62c4_z.jpg

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1214/5101785365_e8fedacf57_z.jpg

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1336/5102377372_a9bfc1852e_z.jpg

Thanks for checking them out! As always, comments and questions welcome!

roei z
10-21-2010, 08:44 AM
nice...
what about the trailer? :)

Ernie LaserHawk9000
10-21-2010, 01:20 PM
wow. didn't know a bounce card could be so effective. all lighting is great

Kholi
10-21-2010, 01:22 PM
Bounce is one of the most important tools on zero budget. Several of them in different sizes, in fact.

I don't know if I commented here but these tills made me wish I had gone ahead and shot Anamorphic for my feature!

Good job, man.

Ben_B
10-21-2010, 01:46 PM
Really nice stuff. Agree about reflectors being essential gear.

pianoboy
10-21-2010, 04:21 PM
Awesome composition, especially the 2nd to last picture. I love creative use of negative space with the anamorphic aspect ratio!

ryancglover
10-22-2010, 09:43 AM
Thanks everyone for the support!

As many have said, bounce is so very important. Some white surfaces and some mirrored surfaces in a few different sizes goes a long way when you're short on cash. And some solid materials for negative fill. Combine that stuff with being cognisant of the type of light/time of day you're looking for and you can grab some great images with very few resources.


Lots of people have asked about the trailer, we'll put out the first teaser in a bit, but we are making sure we don't rush it, we've put a lot into this project. We're very happy people are interested in the film though!



I don't know if I commented here but these tills made me wish I had gone ahead and shot Anamorphic for my feature!

Good job, man.

Thanks a lot Kholi! And thanks again for your early work with the GH1 back in the day. Your thrift store video got me hooked. I'm excited to follow your new project!

dabeave
10-22-2010, 01:14 PM
just curious what adapter are you using. Seems like the big trend right now is shooting with anamorphics. apologies if this was covered but I didn't see it in this thread

averan
10-22-2010, 03:46 PM
ryan:
it looks to me like you didn't use any additional lighting at all (other than practicals) on your indoor scenes....is this true?
if so, why not?
while i can buy into the high contrast look, i couldn't help but think that maybe some of those super dramatic extreme contrast interiors could've been lightened up a little.....but then i have no idea what your story is. :)
if it was just to keep things simple and light, then i can also totally understand! :D
looks gorgeous overall.

Oedipax
10-22-2010, 06:37 PM
Great shots!

One question, what film mode are you guys shooting in, and are you flattening the contrast/reducing sharpening, etc?

ryancglover
10-22-2010, 07:32 PM
just curious what adapter are you using. Seems like the big trend right now is shooting with anamorphics. apologies if this was covered but I didn't see it in this thread

Hi Dabeave, we're using a set of LOMO PL mounted lenses and the Hot Rod PL adapter. There is a picture of the lens set in post #13 of this thread.



ryan:
it looks to me like you didn't use any additional lighting at all (other than practicals) on your indoor scenes....is this true?
if so, why not?
while i can buy into the high contrast look, i couldn't help but think that maybe some of those super dramatic extreme contrast interiors could've been lightened up a little.....but then i have no idea what your story is. :)
if it was just to keep things simple and light, then i can also totally understand! :D
looks gorgeous overall.

Thanks for checking them out averan :) hmm in my opinion, pretty much all the shots have pretty low contrast ratios. Which shots were you speaking of specifically? Some of them are dark yes, but those choices were made based on the story/mood/scripted time of day of those scenes.

We did use lighting in most of our interior scenes. Mostly Kino Flo's and Rosco litePads supplementing natural window light.



Great shots!

One question, what film mode are you guys shooting in, and are you flattening the contrast/reducing sharpening, etc?

Thanks Oedipax! We're using Smooth with everything at -2. With our grade we're going for a low contrast, vintage yet pretty natural look. No softening in post, that is coming from the LOMO lenses.

Snapper123
10-26-2010, 09:15 AM
I personally think the most beautiful thing is the casting choice, I believe so many people underestimate how important it is to cast actors that really look as beautiful as the surroundings and story. I believe too many casting directors or filmmakers in general are caught up on trying not to judge human beings, casting whatever obese ugly person comes their way as long as they can recite something from Shakespear. There's really so much psychology to making an audience connect with the characters at hand though, 95% of being that the actor needs to portray the look of the personality of the character AND the actor has to be attractive for the genre of film the film is trying to portray. For instance, with this film, the scenes look dramatic, indie, and highly artistic, meaning the male actor (who has the whole indie nature model johnny depp thing going on) was a perfect choice, same as the female lead.

And then, with the anamorphic lenses, I love that the aspect ratio breaks free of 16:9, 16:9 agrivates the heck out of me. The flares look unique as well, the shape of them really adds alot to the shots.

ryancglover
10-27-2010, 09:23 AM
Thanks for taking a look, Snapper. Our film is definitely very visual with most of the story coming through the character's actions or inactions and not so much what is said out loud, and so we definitely had to take physical appearance into account. We used 2 GH1's to cross-shoot screen tests with different combinations of actors and then roughly cut the scenes together. This gave us a great idea of their chemistry and how the film would look/feel using certain actors.

Thanks again to everyone who has checked out the thread or the blog!

bwwd
11-02-2010, 06:42 PM
Some people have good faces for particular genre and its a fact.Anyway very nice grabs,cant wait to see the trailer/teaser.

Everts
11-02-2010, 06:54 PM
wow great grabs ...very cinematic feel . Im jealous !

ryancglover
11-04-2010, 08:21 AM
Anyway very nice grabs,cant wait to see the trailer/teaser.

Thanks! Working on it!


wow great grabs ...very cinematic feel . Im jealous !

Thanks Everts!

Here's a few more grabs we like:

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1066/5146093808_bacbd5dfd2_z.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4055/5145492659_b83ebc56fb_z.jpg

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1132/5145490831_79e27089c5_z.jpg

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1411/5146091540_9f7cb52fd1_z.jpg

Thanks for looking!!

ryancglover
11-17-2010, 10:13 AM
Still shooting/syncing away!

Some different looking stuff from the 3rd act:
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1008/5182080120_6ef7155c3b_z.jpg

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1398/5181479725_346aa19bfc_z.jpg

It was pretty dim out for the second shot, but happy with the look we got from the camera.

As always, thanks muchly for looking.

humpman
01-11-2011, 01:09 AM
any updates?

roei z
01-11-2011, 01:12 AM
yea it seems something went wrong over there

ryancglover
01-11-2011, 08:58 AM
Hey there! Thanks for checking in. We're still on track with the film. One big final scene to shoot which has been tough to plan because of the holidays, but we're getting there!

The rough cut is in progress and the first teaser will be ready any day now.

Thanks again for the support!

Melvin Harris
01-11-2011, 05:45 PM
Extremely inspirational. The stills look fantastic. Will be following from now on.
Quick question...
How did the system change your shooting style, if it did at all?

Lucas Adamson
01-12-2011, 05:32 AM
Lovely work. I'll keep checking in to see your progress, but don't you hurry to put up that trailer - make it work for you!

janusz
01-12-2011, 03:00 PM
[QUOTE=ryancglover;2149392]Thanks! Working on it!

How are you getting such precise exposures!? Are you using a meter, the camera's LCD or an external monitor? Well done. As cinematic as possible! Too bad we missed each other earlier this month.

I'm picking up a GH13 tomorrow, in fact.

RK.

au8ust
01-13-2011, 12:41 AM
Nice work! I have a question here. Did you crop the frames to get that anamorphic aspect ratio? or the anamorphic lens is 1.5x squeezed?

ryancglover
01-13-2011, 09:06 AM
Extremely inspirational. The stills look fantastic. Will be following from now on.
Quick question...
How did the system change your shooting style, if it did at all?

Thanks!
The setup doesn't cause us to change our style much at all. We like simple set ups and longer takes. The longer lenses breathe alot when you rack focus but that isn't much of an issue for us, definitely would be a problem for some styles though. And the jello makes me less confident in our handheld tracking shots but I think we're doing okay.



Lovely work. I'll keep checking in to see your progress, but don't you hurry to put up that trailer - make it work for you!

Thanks Lucas!




How are you getting such precise exposures!? Are you using a meter, the camera's LCD or an external monitor? Well done. As cinematic as possible! Too bad we missed each other earlier this month.

I'm picking up a GH13 tomorrow, in fact.
RK.

Enjoy your new cam! No meter, we've done the whole shoot so far by just looking at the camera's LCD and EVF, which has been pretty rough out in the sun, looking at an image that's stretched tall!




Nice work! I have a question here. Did you crop the frames to get that anamorphic aspect ratio? or the anamorphic lens is 1.5x squeezed?

Thanks! The lenses are 2x. We're currently rolling with a 1440x540 frame.



Thanks for checking out the thread everyone!


***UPDATE*** Here's the first teaser trailer for the film!:

http://www.vimeo.com/18766884
http://www.vimeo.com/18766884



The teaser trailer is also posted in its own thread (http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread.php?235064-HILLS-GREEN-teaser-trailer-%28GH13-feature-film%29&p=2218385#post2218385). Thanks!!

Billy Pilgrim
01-15-2011, 05:54 AM
What was your budget? How did you fund the film? I've watched the teaser a few times now, as well as some of your other videos. I can't wait to find out more about this film. And to see it, of course.

ryancglover
01-15-2011, 12:45 PM
What was your budget? How did you fund the film? I've watched the teaser a few times now, as well as some of your other videos. I can't wait to find out more about this film. And to see it, of course.

Hi there. Thanks for checking out the trailer and our past films. The money for the film has come out of our (Krista's & my) own pockets so far, although we're looking into maybe starting some crowd-funding online soon to recoup some of that and have some for some post work. The production budget is under/around 5K so far I think, not including purchasing the camera kit, lenses and hard drives. I work in a film/tv rental department so I borrowed some equipment from there and took my holidays to shoot the film. Hope this is helpful!

711
01-17-2011, 09:34 PM
Ryan, all the stills look fantastic and that teaser definitely fulfills its purpose. I am subscribing to this thread to follow your progress. It's projects like these, that are shot in people'a free time with no funding that inspire me to get my ass outside and just film something. Thanks for sharing and best of luck!

-Eric

ryancglover
01-18-2011, 09:43 AM
Ryan, all the stills look fantastic and that teaser definitely fulfills its purpose. I am subscribing to this thread to follow your progress. It's projects like these, that are shot in people'a free time with no funding that inspire me to get my ass outside and just film something. Thanks for sharing and best of luck!

-Eric

Wow, thanks a lot Eric! Nice to hear that we are inspiring people on this board after getting a lot of inspiration here myself.

Now, get out and shoot!

jgardner
01-24-2011, 09:54 AM
Hey great stuff! What was your post work flow for unsqueezing the image?

ryancglover
01-25-2011, 09:53 AM
Hey great stuff! What was your post work flow for unsqueezing the image?

Thanks! So far we've been squishing vertically to 540 and cropping the sides to 1440. Not too sure how we will do the final film. I want a nice 1920x720 master.

Darkdeity9194
02-20-2011, 06:18 AM
First, I'm gonna tip my hood to you (not a hat person), and congratulate you on a master piece of a movie you have cooking here. The teaser trailer, has shown far more promise than 'feature' Hollywood films that have become nothing more than stagnant rehashes, with the exception of the hidden gems. I see that you have been editing for months and it must be a very difficult job to do with the patience required to hand pick out of all the cuts, edit, and get it published. I myself have been trying to get involved with filming and didn't have the gear nor the budget to engage the art of film making, until a great friend offered me the opportunity I searched months for. I'm going to be getting the GH1 with stock lens and steady cam rig. I'm having a bit of a hard time finding a dolly cam that can be purchased in the US and I was wondering if you had suggestion for that along with other essentials I would need like extra lenses.

Please and thank you,
Aramis Perez

Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/user5617414

ryancglover
02-21-2011, 08:52 AM
I myself have been trying to get involved with filming and didn't have the gear nor the budget to engage the art of film making, until a great friend offered me the opportunity I searched months for. I'm going to be getting the GH1 with stock lens and steady cam rig. I'm having a bit of a hard time finding a dolly cam that can be purchased in the US and I was wondering if you had suggestion for that along with other essentials I would need like extra lenses.

The stock lens is a bit slow so maybe you'd also want something like the 20mm f1.7 pancake lens. ND filters are essential outdoors too, if you don't have them yet. As for a dolly, most DSLR shooters are using the camera sliders these days since the cameras are so light and it's faster then laying down track. There are lots of different ones out there to look at, but I don't have any experience with them.

Hope this helps. And thanks for checking out the trailer!

ryancglover
03-03-2011, 10:06 AM
Hi there. little update! Just wanted to say that we are finally done principal photograpy! Feels good! We are more than half way through the rough cut and have lots of things on the go; website, posters, 2.5min trailer, etc. Going to try to start a User Films thread soon too.


Anyway, here are a few grabs from the last day:

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5180/5490266091_0bd98b8108_z.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5259/5490267103_2f9e1411e3_z.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5217/5490862300_59d719f4d3_z.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5060/5490861536_41582b7881_z.jpg


Thanks again for all the kind words, questions and comments everyone!

MadMonkFish
03-03-2011, 10:48 AM
Hi Ryan - glad to see more. As ever, really digging the look (but you know I already like it :)

The window & lights around it seem oddly familiar... and the talent is smiling... hopefully these stills are from the start of the movie (when the characters meet up for the first time) & not from the end - otherwise my expectations for a sad/melancholic movie will be dashed if it has a happy ending! LOL

Look forward to updates as they come.

ryancglover
03-03-2011, 12:39 PM
and the talent is smiling... hopefully these stills are from the start of the movie (when the characters meet up for the first time) & not from the end - otherwise my expectations for a sad/melancholic movie will be dashed if it has a happy ending! LOL


Haha, won't say which part these are from.. But, I'd say the film has neither a happy hollywood ending nor an F you! everyone's sad/dead indie ending.
So fear not! And thanks for keeping up with the film!

Snapper123
03-10-2011, 02:50 PM
Hey I saw where you said you hope to at least get a good 720P master - did you experience any quality loss when it came to using the GH13? I use the T2i and while I won't say I know exactly what's going on (cuz I have no real clue), I feel as though my files only look realistic when downsized approx half the total resolution. With the Panasonics, does the resolution tend to produce realistic results closer to the original rez size? To me, this is important because of ratio cropping, having a tiny bit of room to do better framing in post, festival and theater distribution, ect ect. Hopefully the GH's improve that.

ryancglover
03-10-2011, 06:03 PM
Hmm are you talking about the "2x is too narrow thread"? I think I said if we finish at a 2.4:1 aspect we'll go 1296x540... but that's just by default because once I squeeze the image down to correct for the 2x anamorphic lens it'll only be 540px high, then I need to crop the side off to take the aspect from 3.56:1 (1920x540) to 2.4:1 leaving me with the 1296x540 frame. So I'm not down-rezzing on purpose... I think we'll finish with a 2.67:1 aspect (1440x540) though, purely for the aesthetic. From what I've seen the GH13 & GH2 look great finishing at 1920x1080 though. Hope this helps, let me know if you have any more questions.

Geno
03-11-2011, 04:11 PM
It's all about the writing. I hope this film is written as beautifully as it looks. I've seen a lifetime of eye candy. Stir my soul with words and ideas too! It is absolutely stunningly drop dead gorgeous footage though. Good luck to you when you give birth to this.

ryancglover
03-14-2011, 08:43 AM
It's all about the writing. I hope this film is written as beautifully as it looks. I've seen a lifetime of eye candy. Stir my soul with words and ideas too! It is absolutely stunningly drop dead gorgeous footage though. Good luck to you when you give birth to this.

Thanks Geno. I do think the film is based around very strong ideas as well as images. The story comes mostly through the characters actions/inactions and dialogue doesn't play that big of a role in the film. It won't be to everyone's taste, some people may be bored, but others will relate to it and that's great.

taubkin
04-12-2011, 02:14 PM
Dude, you have something going on there, regarding the image. Good job.

ryancglover
04-13-2011, 07:38 AM
Dude, you have something going on there, regarding the image. Good job.

Thanks!


And, an update on the project; We have finished the rough-cut and are working on our first round of refinements.
Thanks again to everyone who has checked out the thread and the teaser.

zazonux
09-22-2011, 04:39 PM
Ryan,

I was wondering how you compare this to canon t2i for a film look or even the 5d?
Are these mounts that mount to the front and squeeze the image?
35mm is your widest? What is that equivalent to in non anamorphic gh1 terms?
Does this mean you used a 35mm prime along with this 35mm front anamorphic squeezer?
What is the point of using anamorphics is it just to get more resolution ? I mean you can just crop your 16:9 gh1 image to 2:35 if you wanted.

Can you show me link where you got these from and some more info where i can learn

thanks



Thanks again everyone for checking them out!



Not long at all; we're improvising a lot of the dialogue on set and shooting from the outline, breakdowns and a rough shot list. The goal is an 80 or so minute film.




Just a bit of grain. We like to fantasize about being able to afford film :)




My set of 35mm, 50mm & 80mm LOMO square fronts in PL mount:

24014

MadMonkFish
09-22-2011, 07:12 PM
If Ryan doesn't mind, I've got a few minutes to spare so here are some quick answers...

BTW - Ryan, how's HillsGreen coming? not had updates for a while... hope all is well :)

I was wondering how you compare this to canon t2i for a film look or even the 5d?
Film 'look' isn't just about the camera - it's about composition and lighting... and style. GH1's have produced great stuff in skilled hands - have you seen this short? http://vimeo.com/15059034 shot on an unhacked GH1 using PL (cine lenses) and a talented crew.

Are these mounts that mount to the front and squeeze the image?
The lenses used are 'one piece' lenses - the Squarefront lens stretches the image with a X2 ratio, so yes, they squeeze the image.

35mm is your widest? What is that equivalent to in non anamorphic gh1 terms?
A 35mm anamorphic lens is 35mm in it's vertical FOV but is 17.5mm in it's horizontal FOV - it's wider horizontally (as the front lens is not spherical).

Does this mean you used a 35mm prime along with this 35mm front anamorphic squeezer?
The 35mm Squarefront lens is a 35mm lens. It has two parts, the front Squarefront anamorphic section and the back lens (which is a standard 35mm). The type of Lomo lens used by Ryan is all in one piece (it is not a lens adapter type), but a cine lens designed for old style film production.

What is the point of using anamorphics is it just to get more resolution ? I mean you can just crop your 16:9 gh1 image to 2:35 if you wanted.
Anamorphic lens have a certain 'look' - they also have a unique bokeh effect that is ovular (rather than round) - they flare easily and also produce true anamorphic horizontal flares and streaks. You can fake the flares and streaks in post packages, but the bokeh is more difficult. It is a style choice to shoot this way. Some Hollywood directors shoot anamorphic and others don't. If you shoot 16X9 and crop, you're not getting the exact framing you'd get on an anamorphic lens (as the vertical & horizontal FOV are different).

Can you show me link where you got these from and some more info where i can learn
You need to do some more searching in this forum and others - just google anamorphic or Lomo lenses - that will be a start. These lenses are no longer made - they are antique, so getting hold of them is difficult. Last year a 35mm Squarefront average price was $1500 - now you can expect to pay $2500 or more, so a shooting kit is no longer cheap.

ryancglover
09-23-2011, 06:11 AM
Thanks for stepping in, MadMonk. Yep, I agree with everything he's said. These days when it comes to 'cinematic' the camera body is practically the least important variable.

MadMonk, we are still just grinding our way through post production. And all the work is happening in our free time only, so it's taking us a while, but we'll get it finished, the goal is that the film is ready by the new year.

MadMonkFish
09-23-2011, 10:28 AM
Thanks for stepping in, MadMonk. Yep, I agree with everything he's said. These days when it comes to 'cinematic' the camera body is practically the least important variable.

MadMonk, we are still just grinding our way through post production. And all the work is happening in our free time only, so it's taking us a while, but we'll get it finished, the goal is that the film is ready by the new year.

Glad you're plugging away!

Really looking forwards to seeing the finished result :)

zazonux
09-23-2011, 03:44 PM
thanks for your replies guys. i asked about the camera and film look because ive had my eye on the cheapest dslr that does video which is the nikon d5000, but every single video i have seen looks like video, in contrast every single canon 7d ive seen looks like film. Madmonk, thanks for that vimeo film link, i have not seen it before and it looks very good as far as film look is concerned. Ive decided the gh1 is my camera of choice.

ryancglover
01-17-2012, 10:06 AM
Hi there,

Just wanted to update those who may still be interested in our little film..
The Hills Green edit is now PICTURE LOCKED!

The film is now with our sound editor and work on the score has begun as well.
I'll be working on the grade, grain, some stabilizing, etc.
Krista has been working on our festival plan.

Also, I have finally started a thread in the USER FILMS section, it's HERE.
(http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread.php?272569-Hills-Green)Please keep an eye on that post if you're interested in following the film's progress.

Proof!:
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7149/6715202379_052893ccab_z.jpg


Thanks again to everyone who's checked us out thus far!

ryancglover
08-03-2012, 08:49 AM
Hey folks,
just in case anyone still follows this thread, just wanted to say that my new demo reel has a bunch of Hills Green material in it, and a bunch of other GH1 images as well;


https://vimeo.com/46662265
https://vimeo.com/46662265

We've sent out/are sending out Hills Green to a handful of festivals, so hopefully it'll be playing in a few cities in the back half of this year/first half of next!

Thanks!

MalfunctioningHuman
08-07-2012, 11:48 PM
Thank you for sharing, Ryan. I can't wait to watch Hills Green. I fell in love with your work from the moment I saw "Fields".

Best of luck!

ryancglover
08-12-2012, 10:12 AM
Thank you for sharing, Ryan. I can't wait to watch Hills Green. I fell in love with your work from the moment I saw "Fields".

Best of luck!

Hey! Thanks a lot!

ryancglover
04-22-2013, 11:38 AM
Hey folks.
Check out the new trailer for the film!


https://vimeo.com/63912291
https://vimeo.com/63912291

Also, there's some news about an up-coming screening in our User Films Thread! (http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread.php?272569-Hills-Green/page4)

Thanks for looking!

Per Lichtman
04-27-2013, 02:38 PM
@ryancglover Try and get a screening in L.A. - I really want to see your film. :)

When you announced it back in 2010, it showed some of the greatest dramatic and stylistic potential of any full-length feature shot with a DSLR, camcorder, mirrorless or ENG camera. Years later as technology as continued to evolve, it is still the one I would most like to see.

I am wishing you lots of success with it.

EDIT: The trailer is great but it almost shows too much (whether it is misleading or not). I am loving the casting so far.

ryancglover
04-29-2013, 08:21 AM
@ryancglover Try and get a screening in L.A. - I really want to see your film. :)

When you announced it back in 2010, it showed some of the greatest dramatic and stylistic potential of any full-length feature shot with a DSLR, camcorder, mirrorless or ENG camera. Years later as technology as continued to evolve, it is still the one I would most like to see.

I am wishing you lots of success with it.

EDIT: The trailer is great but it almost shows too much (whether it is misleading or not). I am loving the casting so far.

Thanks very much for the kind words Per! We're definitely hoping to get an LA screening.

ErikTande
04-29-2013, 08:50 AM
Hey folks.
Check out the new trailer for the film!


https://vimeo.com/63912291
https://vimeo.com/63912291



Also, there's some news about an up-coming screening in our User Films Thread! (http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread.php?272569-Hills-Green/page4)

Thanks for looking!

That looks amazing! I love the framing of a lot of the shots in the trailer.

ryancglover
04-29-2013, 11:58 AM
That looks amazing! I love the framing of a lot of the shots in the trailer.

Thank you Erik!

HHL
04-30-2013, 05:39 PM
I want to see this! Thanks for posting....

Is there a way for peeps to watch it online?

ryancglover
05-02-2013, 08:10 AM
I want to see this! Thanks for posting....

Is there a way for peeps to watch it online?

Thanks HHL! The plan right now is to release it online this fall.

ryancglover
10-23-2013, 03:05 PM
Hey Everyone! We are thrilled to announce that Hills Green will be released November 19th on iTunes! (https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/hills-green/id719403269?ign-mpt=uo%3D4)

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2852/10446997794_15c2754cf0_c.jpg

A huge thanks to everyone that has followed our film for the past three years! This thread has been really awesome and
super motivational. Hope some of you get a chance to check it out!

Thanks again!

Per Lichtman
10-23-2013, 05:06 PM
Congratulations, Ryan! I am glad I'll get to see it soon. :)