View Full Version : Homage to Disjecta!
07-13-2005, 11:35 PM
Putting together a tour DVD of Hawaii's Big Island. Thought you all might like to see some footage before it's release in Oct.
07-13-2005, 11:37 PM
PS: It's Quicktime's H.264, give me a day for Win version. Unless you can play Sorenson Quicktime. Let me know. Love always
07-14-2005, 06:01 AM
Wow, really nice work. You've got some spectacular shots in there. I found the multiple different types of transitions to be a little distracting but man, you've got a good eye for shooting and editing.
07-14-2005, 06:20 AM
Nice work kprince. You've got a pretty good vibe in that piece. Really good compositions and the Xl2 really shines. :)
I'm digging the aerial shots, how hard was it to get those?
And Lava, how close we're you?
Thanks for breaking the seal in here. Hopefully more Xl2 work will pop up.
07-14-2005, 06:34 AM
That was 90% due to your location.
Beautifully done. I think you did an amazing job capturing the big island. I really enjoyed it. I did not feel that the multiple transitions were overly distracting - except for the burn to white at the beging, I think that it doesn't fit with the mood of the piece. Or at least how it is used doesn't fit. It might work better if it is used on a shot that has more highlights, or white in it to begin with. To me, it feels forced.
Anyway, well framed, well exposed, great content, makes me want to come back to visit again.
Questions for you:
I think you did a great job at exposing for the sky, while keeping the forground properly exposed as well - the shot of the tilt up the palm trees for example - care to eloborate on how you did that? Did you have to use any additional ND filters, or just the in camera? I know it is very sunny their and getting the proper exposure can be tricky an a sunny day.
How did you manage to get your camera into that cave where people are jumping off the cliff? It doesn't look like it was easy to access.
07-14-2005, 12:06 PM
Hey all, thanks for the replies. waltind: the shot with the coconut trees was early morning with a polarizer and mattebox.
The cave shot was very tricky indeed. Besides climbing 40 feet straight down w/gear the actual spot the camera was set up was very tricky. two tripod legs straddled me at thier shortest lengths completly layed out (as you would shoot a very low angle) and the third directly infront of me was footed in a small gash in one of the lava rocks. This was the only way the tripod could be set up otherwise I'd be in the water or to high in the cave, I also had my belt wrapped around the neck of the tripod for safety.
The water in South Point (the southern most part of the US) is some of the clearest/cleanest on the planet. I don't know if you can tell but where they jump in is about 35ft deep and you can easily see the bottom. Add the fact that the waters about 70deg and you can see why this spot is so sweet. Love always, K-
07-14-2005, 12:17 PM
Hey Isaac, the aerial shots were a trade off. Helicopter company mentioned on DVD cover= 3 hours free flight time for 2. They took the left rear door off and the shots were quite easy to capture.
The Lava you see in the clip was from about 40 feet. You don't want to get much closer than that when mother nature is doing her thing.
We did shoot some skylights (collapsed sections of lava revealing a river of heat 2200deg) and for those you could walk right up and look in for a few sec before realizing you are about to combust. Love always K
07-14-2005, 12:37 PM
I feel like I just went to Hawaii. I love when our people submit scenes of wildlife and most imporatnly on this piece is the amount of human life you capture in such a pristine environment. Everyshot just got better and better; from the man swimming with his child, the cliff divers whilst cutting to inside the cave, the young lady climbing the rope ladder with that look of fear and uncertainty,
The Dolly (Car?) shot of the waves was wonderful and you have a nice mix of Fades and other Transition choices. I felt taken away and then somewhat distracted o nthe amount of time you spend on the lava; too long for me on that subject matter and also the disapearance of people from the clip which I thought was the best compliment to the subject matter.
Really enjoyed it; thanks for sharing!
(Check and double check your IRE Levels on every shot as some seem viel like in the blacks.)
07-14-2005, 01:15 PM
You have some fantastic stuff there.
Some quick points - the focus transitions didn't work for me, and some of the lava footage was redundant, could be shorter.
Other than that I really liked it. Your music fit perfectly with the pace and style of shots, and it was effective putting the human interaction within the environs you were shooting ( the dogs in the water were my fav's).
This is the kind of shooting, in exotic locales, that makes the HVX possibilities hard to ignore. Hawaii on a HD t.v.
Look forward to seeing more. Nice touch.
07-14-2005, 01:27 PM
Hawaii on a HD t.v.
In this case Super 8 would have worked :cheesy: :beer:
07-14-2005, 01:29 PM
I liked the lava - it was almost hypnotic in the way the smoke curled off of it.
Was this color corrected and bumped up with saturation or is it really that nice out there?
07-14-2005, 01:29 PM
where can i load this codec from?
07-14-2005, 01:37 PM
This is v2 of QT7 for windows. Hope they fixed some of the junk they had wrong last time.
T -- LOVED the film. Thanks. I thought you might have over corrected some of the greens... esp the dogs crossing the water? But as I've never been to H-land... is it really that green?
07-14-2005, 02:15 PM
Thanks for the codec CaptMech.
Some good stuff you got there. I liked in particular the first lava shot and the helicopter fly-bys. Hawaii looks like a really cool place to explore, wish I had the time...
07-14-2005, 02:24 PM
Great shots. Makes me wish I was back in Hawaii (it's been 12 years since my last trip).
07-14-2005, 06:02 PM
monte, thanks for the kind words and good eye guys. The dog in the river/the following shot and the green sand beach were all bumped in greens and saturation. It is that green out there, it's just that on those particular days lighting wasn't exactly as I would have wanted so I had to do it in post. Love always, K-
07-15-2005, 02:29 AM
I loved that piece. It makes me want to spend weeks out there with nothing but raw footage and FCP. The only problem I had was with the lava. You seemed to have spent too much time on it, it should have been much shorter so that you leave the audience intrigued and wanting to see more. Maybe you should have cut/transitioned right when the water first goes over the lava. Other than that, it was beautiful. The older dog in the begining was my favorite part :)
07-15-2005, 09:10 PM
Thanks for the imput, here's a variation on the last cut
07-16-2005, 07:51 AM
Great changes, I think that it make the piece much stronger. I like how you included the lava with the 15 mph sign, the addtion of the fishing village, the cows, etc. The surfing shots were fun, but I enjoyed seeing all of the other sights more, since surfing is always included with footage from Hawaii.
Keep up the good work!
07-17-2005, 03:38 PM
Yep, some REALLY REALLY great shots in there. We were just on the Big Island in May, and much prefer it over Maui, as it's much more natural & not so industrialized. I recognized a few of your shot, I think, from the NE side of the island. Had to take an old blacktop road that said 4x4 vehicles only and was at LEAST a 25% grade down ... wild horses eating out of the jeep, wondering at one point (trying to make our way to that massive waterfall down the mountain) if we were going to see things we shouldn't (illegal vegetation growing, etc.), so we went the other way & hit the black sand beach.
The lava shots are possibly the most interesting I've ever seen. Are you going to make this available for purchase through here? Nice web look as well.
Loved seeing the locals. Great job.
07-17-2005, 07:23 PM
Yes, both DVD's will be available by Oct 15. I'll be sure to post a link as soon as they are ready. Aloha!
07-17-2005, 10:59 PM
I liked this stuff man. Good job.
I liked it when they were jumping off the cliff, then the shot from with inside the cave.
07-20-2005, 02:06 PM
Good work Kprince, I was just listening the music and doing a trip to Hawaï. Some really nice photography and composition.