Hi Matt, thanks for getting on. I'm Hugh. I'm going tonight. It's playing close by, I just found out. If I could, I'd be interested in your scene settings and how you arrived at them. How it was working with the recorder. Was it nano flash? What were your settings there regarding bitrate, etc.? I find the AF100 to be pretty nimble. The thing that makes it great is the same thing that gets knocked sometimes. It's extremely flexible. Which means you can create great images and not so great ones.
Congrats on this film. The interest it's generating is really great, and I'm so happy to see an AF100 on the big screen, in multiplexes. I can't wait to see it. It's a thrill for all of us.
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04-15-2012 09:25 AM
04-15-2012 05:37 PM
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- Aug 2003
- Columbus, USA
Going to see this at 10pm!
04-15-2012 09:40 PM
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- Mar 2012
I recently saw this on a screen projected by Sony CineAlta 4K SRX-R220. I did notice the noise and I was looking for it. It seemed most noticeable in the low light scenes where the color wasn't completely black but a dark grey. The black color still looked pretty good. With good light, especially outdoors, the image quality was awesome. Can't believe how crisp it looked on a 4k screen. I'm curious to know which lenses were used. Probably ones requiring a PL mount? The rolling shutter was hardly noticeable, mainly because the whips happened across a background that was already blurred.
Some of the shaky camera seemed unnecessary. The only time it really bothered me was during the scene right after the bad guys leave when looking for the two dudes that were hiding in a stranger's apartment.
Pretty sweet though, $4k camera can produce that. Also makes me realize how much skills these dudes have.
04-21-2012 11:11 AM
Saw it last night. the story is blah but i didnt go for that . This was a non stop ride of graphic (x2) violence. That little dude was crrraaaazzzyyyy! The AF100 looked great. yes I did notice the noise and some scenes being 2 dark but overall the film looked great. The tools are here! yes we'd all like 4k cameras and the newest shiniest toys....but the tools are here now to do the job at a reasonable price.
04-23-2012 01:23 AM
Thanks for the post! Any chance you could post the settings you used? Just really curious! Thanks again!
04-30-2012 09:50 AM
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I saw the movie last Saturday night, before I knew anything about what cameras were used, etc. I only found out because I was curious and checked the technical specs on the imdb listing. I found out about the movie from my brother (who is not into filmmaking). He invited me to watch it with him because he had heard it was an old-school, kick-ass action film like we hadn't seen in years.
The movie was awesome and delivered on all aspects. There's nothing about it that I was disappointed by, not even the story, which I thought was actually pretty decent for the genre, especially if you compare with some other action flicks where the story doesn't even make any sense or seems way too contrived. If anything, the only thing I wondered about at one point was why the first gang was armed to the teeth with automatic assault rifles, but the later, upper gangs only had machetes and knives, etc. I was also most definitely not disappointed by the image. I didn't notice any of the issues some have mentioned here: grain, too dark shots, washed out images, what have you. I was just completely entertained by the movie, and never stopped to think about image details like that.
By the way, on one of the production video blogs you can see the camera and lens pretty close and it looked to me like they used proper Zeiss cinema primes (not sure if compact primes or higher end). It could actually be a different brand, but you can tell from the size of the lenses (and the hot rod PL adapter) that they were full-on cinema PL glass.
Highly recommended movie. Amazing what they were able to make with such a budget. I will try to see it again at the theater if it's still out when I have a chance, and will probably pick up the DVD.
08-18-2012 09:16 PM
Reviving an old thread, but I just rented this on VUDU (HD version on a 55" LCD). Holy smokes, what a fantastic movie!!! Best action film I've seen in a few years, hands down. And the look of the movie was perfect for the subject matter: raw, gritty, painful and in-your-face. Nothing about the cinematography jumped out at me as being lesser quality than what I expect from a modern movie. The AF100 deserves a lot of credit. Nobody can claim that micro 4/3 doesn't look cinematic now!
08-18-2012 10:31 PM"The enemy of art is the absence of limitations"
"To me the great hope is... people that normally wouldn't be making movies will make them and suddenly some little fat girl in Ohio will be the new Mozart and will make a beautiful film using her father's camera-corder and the "Professionalism" of movie making will be destroyed forever and it will finally become an art form."
-Francis Ford Coppola.