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Postmaster
09-12-2011, 02:48 PM
Just came back from 5 days of shooting a WWII "Histotainment" Program.
Here is some quick grabs from the dailies timeline - no grading, straight of the camera.

Frank

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mrk177
09-12-2011, 02:59 PM
Looks amazing, Good job Frank! When is set to be released?

Postmaster
09-12-2011, 03:08 PM
Depends on how fast I can edit it, probably two weeks or so.

Frank

eheath
09-12-2011, 03:16 PM
What lenses did you use?

Postmaster
09-12-2011, 03:29 PM
95% 35mm f1.4 Samyang/Rokinon, the rest the 85mm f1.4 Samyang/Rokinon.
The 35mm became my favorite glass in the moment, itīs unbelievable, what it does for that money.


Frank

ikander
09-12-2011, 03:34 PM
Looks awesome!

Kyle McConaghy
09-12-2011, 04:17 PM
Looks awesome! Very cool! Are you using one of the settings you've recommended in other topics?

Searcher
09-12-2011, 05:53 PM
95% 35mm f1.4 Samyang/Rokinon, the rest the 85mm f1.4 Samyang/Rokinon.
The 35mm became my favorite glass in the moment, itīs unbelievable, what it does for that money.


Frank

Is 35mm usually your favourite focal length for this type of work? Or is it just you love this lens so much? I'm just curious. If you could have the same quality of glass in any focal length (25, 40 etc) would you choose a different focal length?

jambredz
09-12-2011, 08:19 PM
looks really good! I'm not sure if i asked this already but how does the rokinon cut with your old nikons?

Postmaster
09-12-2011, 11:23 PM
@Kyle McConaghy Yes, I used my "GlenColor" profiles (http://frankglencairn.wordpress.com/2011/08/17/new-glencolor-picture-profiles-for-the-sony-fs100/), mostly the second one that allows for highlights to blow out if I let them.

@jambredz: they intercut very nice.

@Searcher: I have primes of the same quality in every focal length I need. But I found the 35mm on the Super35 sensor of the FS100 comes close to a 50mm FOV , which is pretty versatile.
A 28mm would be to obvious wide for my taste, the 85mm is often not wide enough, but a bit more intimidating - so I swapped between those two.

In a more controlled environment, I would change glass more often, than I did here.

Frank

morgan_moore
09-13-2011, 12:40 AM
Lookin really good

Will be updating my PP to your latest write!

I guess images like number 7 are unlit or are you modding the light somehow?

Do you shoot on any sunny days?

Nice work

SMM

David G. Smith
09-13-2011, 12:41 AM
Looks great Frank.

Postmaster
09-13-2011, 01:06 AM
Actually I only used daylight and the practicals that where there, like desk lamps and flashlights.
On the first two days I was lucky, cause it was raining or overcast. On the sunny days I did most of the interior shots.
For some scenes I had to wait till golden hour.

I did my very best with the stuff I had and improvised a lot, to get the lighting as good as possible.
Sometimes I used paper sheet or a tablecloth to brighten things a bit (forgot the reflector - duh!) - not too shabby for a one man show, I guess.

Frank

mandrean
09-13-2011, 09:37 AM
Wow. Looks better than anything I remember having seen from the FS100.

zeke
09-13-2011, 10:23 AM
95% 35mm f1.4 Samyang/Rokinon, the rest the 85mm f1.4 Samyang/Rokinon.
The 35mm became my favorite glass in the moment, itīs unbelievable, what it does for that money.


Frank

Good to know about that glass. I've been wanting to get those lenses myself.

NeedCreative
09-13-2011, 10:23 AM
Frank - have been using your GlenColor 1 PP and it has worked out quite well. Thanks for taking the time to craft them.

zeke
09-13-2011, 10:25 AM
Frank who is going to broadcast this?

Rain Man
09-13-2011, 02:40 PM
I love the skin tones there. This clips look great, and reading what you said about the lighting, the beauty of it speaks to your composition. Great frames!

Postmaster
09-14-2011, 06:37 AM
Here is a little quick`n dirty teaser. Make sure you watch it in full res.

Frank


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXt4RkhxTzg

legrevedotcom
09-14-2011, 09:10 AM
Wauw Frank... that looks really great. Don't know what else to say hehe.

Postmaster
09-14-2011, 12:25 PM
Thanks for the warm words.

Frank

Chris Johnston
09-14-2011, 12:49 PM
Hey Frank, I was looking at what I think is the lens you were talking about....
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/769571-REG/Rokinon_RK35M_S_35mm_f_1_4_Wide_Angle_US.html

Is this it? It says it's for Sony but I'm thinking that's NOT for the FS100 (even though a reviewer says he's using it on his FS100)
I don't think that's an emount is it?

Postmaster
09-14-2011, 01:07 PM
Yes thatīs the lens, but mine has a Nikon mount,
so Iīm using it with the same Nikon > E-Mount adapter as my other Nikon primes.

The one from your link has a Sony Alpha/Minolta AF mount. So you also would need an adapter.


Frank

nomad-3
09-14-2011, 01:19 PM
But it probably is focusing in the opposite direction…
A mix of Nikon and other lenses would drive me madĄ

Chris Johnston
09-14-2011, 01:20 PM
Thanks, I also have a few Nikons so I think I'll be getting this in a nikon mount also. (2 more weeks till budget release!!!!)

Postmaster
09-14-2011, 01:46 PM
But it probably is focusing in the opposite direction…
A mix of Nikon and other lenses would drive me madĄ

I can switch between those lenses pretty quick (and so does my AC1), so itīs not a deal breaker for me.

Frank

Chris Johnston
09-14-2011, 02:45 PM
PS Love the colors on that bit. almost a "Saving Private Ryan" without the contrast.

Postmaster
09-14-2011, 03:31 PM
Exactly that was the plan :cheesy: Glad that someone realized it.

Frank

frankkinen
09-16-2011, 06:10 AM
Hi Frank,

Your footage looks great. I'm interested in using your GlenColor settings for run&gun documentary, especially the one that you can use to blowout your highlights. Can you give some more input regarding how to perform step 3 in your workflow, dialing down your blacklevel. How do you do that, I mean when do you know your blacks are at zero. I work the FS100 without a monitor in the field...

Postmaster
09-16-2011, 06:30 AM
I have a TVLogic monitor with waveform - without that itīs hard to do.
Itīs the best investment I ever made in camera gear - helps a lot, also the range error option to nail your skin tones.
The histogram in the camera is not really ideal to work with.

Sorry, I guess Iīm not much help here.

Frank