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    Everything Is Better

    "A young man is bent on taking over the world, he possesses all the qualities of a good dictator except one thing..."
    Watch Everything Is Better Now

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    I recently aquired a Panasonic GH2 that I will be taking overseas with me for several months. I haven't made a short in a very long time, but after helping two people shoot (and act) for entries to this contest, I got a wild hair and decided to whip something up. I far as I'm concerned this is mostly a test of my new GH2, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did making it with my friends.

    Behind the Scenes with the GH2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XB3PzwJJ9W4

    Tech Specs:
    Panasonic GH2
    14-44 kit lens, f4-f11
    Canon FD 50mm f1.4-f8
    Canon FD 28mm f2.8-f8
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    I JUST got this camera and filming this movie was my first time out with it. That said... I screwed up the time-base. Haha. I accidentally shot the whole thing in 29.97fps. (oh well) BUT! oddly enough, I also flubbed the shutter speed. I thought I was recording 24fps, so 1/50th would be about right... I was shooting in 1/60th. Still wouldn't have been horrible, but interesting to find that I shot it all properly even if "incorrectly" by accident.

    Also, in the third act, the VO audio frequency closely matches the score intentionally, if it's distorting in your speakers... maybe try some nicer speakers. It sounds like crap on my tv speakers, but in the actual stereo, it's quite pretty.
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    Production Schedule:

    3/6/11:
    -4pm, Brainstorm ideas.
    -5pm, begin shooting - 10pm, Wrap shoot.
    -10pm-11pm, rough edit.
    3/7/11:
    -1pm-2pm, tighten up edit.
    -2-5pm be interrupted constantly.
    -5:30pm-6:30pm Heavy handed graded (no holds barred, this GH2 footage is quite flexible)
    -7:30pm finish preliminary Color Grade (then render all night)
    3/8/11:
    9:30am, Versions sent off to Voice Over artist, and Composer.
    1-1:30pm tighten up edit and regrade necessary shots. Picture Lock.
    5pm-6:30pm- begin SFX and Foley
    9-11pm - More Foley (hmm... what sounds like sticky bacon?)
    3/9/11:
    1-1:30 - Recorded last of SFX with Actors. SFX is done! We have a new VO artist lined up as well.
    3:30-5pm - Record Score. HOLY... Wow! Thank you @TommyLeinonen
    8:30pm-12AM - Apply and clean up VO; final audio balance.
    12 AM - Render Final
    3/10/11:
    9:00am - Fix audio flub and re-render.
    11:30am - Uploaded submission!
    1:20pm - Film has been approved for submission!
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    Heavy handed graded is a rare/fun luxury. I'm not worried with going crazy on this one.

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    24 hour shoot, you might be interested in the 48 hour film festivals.

    http://www.48hourfilm.com/


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    Awesome Josh!!!

    Do you mean GH1?

    What lens(es) did you use?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn Philip Nelson View Post
    Awesome Josh!!!

    Do you mean GH1?

    What lens(es) did you use?
    Shawn, I meant the GH2 the stars aligned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joshua Brown View Post
    Shawn, I meant the GH2 the stars aligned.
    (Updated with techspecs)
    No way man!!! That's AWESOME!!!!

    I'm guessing those Canon FDs look way better than the kit lens
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn Philip Nelson View Post
    No way man!!! That's AWESOME!!!!

    I'm guessing those Canon FDs look way better than the kit lens
    The kit lens is certainly nice, it even has decent DOF. But it's SOOOOooooo sharp that it looks... video-ey. I only used it for the FOV. And yes, the Canon FD's have a great old lens feel. I not at all smitten with the contrast, but they're good enough for government work.


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    Have you tried out the M42s yet? I have the adapter. If you come up on Saturday evening then bring everything you have.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn Philip Nelson View Post
    Have you tried out the M42s yet? I have the adapter. If you come up on Saturday evening then bring everything you have.
    My M42 adapter is still in the mail (Shipping from Korea) so I haven't had a chance to mount up my 135mm. But I'm really excited to. I'm not sure I'll be able to attend the launch party as my weekend is already SUPER packed from friday on. We shall see.


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    Updated with BTS.


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