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    I think they might use smoke machines/ fog...

    I think they might use smoke machines/ fog machines for that effect.
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    I would do it, only if you know how many shooting...

    I would do it, only if you know how many shooting days you have, AND if you have a working pipeline to use the Red. Using the Red and getting the footage back is a whole unique process. I recommend...
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    It's not a good stabilizer if you're looking for...

    It's not a good stabilizer if you're looking for a merlin substitute.
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    do a search on here. ...

    do a search on here. http://www.halloweenforum.com/
    look for topics on flickering lights. I'm pretty sure you can find some good info.
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    makes me think of that scene from F/X couldn't...

    makes me think of that scene from F/X
    couldn't you just buy some foam board and some foil or reflective wrapping paper? If you're just talking about reflecting the light.
  6. I use a RAW-to-DNG converter, since I use CS2 at...

    I use a RAW-to-DNG converter, since I use CS2 at home, and there's no support for it, and I don't wanna use Nikon's software. CS2 can open the DNG file the same way it does Raw files, with all the...
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    It sounds like you're trying to create a Dr....

    It sounds like you're trying to create a Dr. Manhattan effect. If so, you could roto the actor in After Effects, and use that matte to create the glow effect with solids and blurs.
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    Do LEDs flicker like fluorescents? I'm just...

    Do LEDs flicker like fluorescents? I'm just wondering if they have the same problems with rolling shutters.
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    Great post. It would be awesome if you could...

    Great post. It would be awesome if you could find example pics to help illustrate the look you get with each of those.
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    The scene at the end of Bram Stoker's Dracula. ...

    The scene at the end of Bram Stoker's Dracula. They keep cutting to shots of the sun going down and shadows growing across the castle walls, intercut with shots of the guys chasing the coffin...
  11. Planet of the Apes, edited into TZ episode

    Thought this might be of interest to some of you. I was browsing youtube for Twilight Zone episodes, and came across this little gem.

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=-b8HbaS-SN0&feature=rec-fresh
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    isn't that from that scene where he's fighting...

    isn't that from that scene where he's fighting for one continuous take all around the room though?
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    Very true. Imagine planning your shooting and...

    Very true. Imagine planning your shooting and not being able to simply scan the script for indoor and outdoor shots. It definitely is worth the half second it takes to type INT or EXT.
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    no, it's not hard. Can be time consuming,...

    no, it's not hard. Can be time consuming, depending on the character's movements and the duration of the shot, but not difficult.
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    If my memory of the scene in Usual Suspects...

    If my memory of the scene in Usual Suspects serves me right, I believe they had light coming from overhead, as if from flourecents, but also had light being kicked onto their faces from below in...
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    yeah, it's definitely just the same clip...

    yeah, it's definitely just the same clip repeated. You basically take the shot, locked down. then duplicate it in AE and mask around the guy. Then duplicate that layer a bunch of times and offset...
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    I think he means curtains or blinds. One thing...

    I think he means curtains or blinds.

    One thing I've used for diffusion is a translucent shower curtain. You can get them at the dollar store. I used two mic stands and clamped the curtain to the...
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    morphing, roto, some greenscreen I imagine, and...

    morphing, roto, some greenscreen I imagine, and creative editing. Also, lots of planning. but it seems that morphing with roto is the most common effect.
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    The fighting shots all seemed way to slow and...

    The fighting shots all seemed way to slow and casual. They seemed really well choreographed, so it would have been exciting if they were fast and frenetic. But instead it feels more like watching a...
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    that's what I would do if I were you. I gotta...

    that's what I would do if I were you. I gotta tell ya, the only people that will really even notice, let alone think it looks less professional, are other cinematographers. The average audience...
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    If you have the ability to check the different...

    If you have the ability to check the different channels, try and get the screen as close to white in the green channel, while keeping it as close to black in the red and blue channels. I just had a...
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    I believe (but could be completely wrong) that...

    I believe (but could be completely wrong) that the flare is being stretched twice. I thought I read somewhere that the anamorphic lens stretches the flare wide across the squeezed frame, which is of...
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    Ah, ok. Didn't realize you were that far away. ...

    Ah, ok. Didn't realize you were that far away. Makes sense.
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    I hate to point this out, as it seems you were...

    I hate to point this out, as it seems you were just testing it out, but.....why bother with the adapter at all? I think a better test would involve something that couldn't be achieved using just the...
  25. I bought this one...

    I bought this one
    http://www.amazon.com/Coby-TF-DVD7107-Portable-DVD-Player/dp/B000EN8A7S/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1199725660&sr=1-1

    I have yet to try it out in a production...
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