I pushed the AF-100 to its fullest with this spot. Heck I pushed my self as well!
Blowing out the background in bright sun and walking with the lens wide open. Why the heck would I do this? Because it was fun and the results to me look good.
This promo was a bear to shoot. I used a Manfrotto Fig Rig. After seeing the BTS footage from "The Raid" it seemed this would work for the documentry style the producer wanted. The whole spot was shot in profile. That’s not an easy position to shoot from. If the camera was on my shoulder the footage would have been total crap. That Fig Rig saved me. I was pretty beat after 5.5 hours shooting but I don't think I could have pulled it off without the Fig Rig. I used only the Lumix 20mm mostly wide open to get a cinematic look. It was hard to keep the talent in position while walking in profile. We did a gazillion takes!
I was thinking about different cameras to use for this spot and Red was in the front. However weight was a huge factor and the AF-100 with a native lens made the most sense. No regret.
I just finished grading this morning show version. This was shot with the Fig Rig but I also used the new Lumix 12-35 on all but Jodi. The lens arrived while I was shooting her at Presidio. I like this spot a lot. I was able to pull a lot of color out of the image in post. I love doing that!
This is the third promo featuring weather.
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I shot two more spots in the same style with the new Lumix X 12-35. I can’t wait to see this footage. The lens worked very well. More to come.
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07-29-2012 09:07 PM
Last edited by Erik Naso; 08-07-2012 at 03:54 PM.
07-29-2012 09:20 PM
Congrats Erik. Looking good! Love the 20mm.
Let us know how you're liking the 12-35 when you get a chance?
07-29-2012 09:40 PM
Last edited by Erik Naso; 07-30-2012 at 07:16 AM.
07-29-2012 09:51 PM
I'm assuming you did in fact receive the 12-35 from DigitalRev at a rather speedy turnaround from order? How do you like it so far Erik?
07-29-2012 10:46 PM
I did a few moves with the Fig Rig that felt really fluid. OIS + Fig Rig = smooth.
07-30-2012 01:42 AM
Nice job Eric. Kind of love that energetic American "TV clean look"
Not so sure about the lighting on the Catherine Garcia scenes. ie low angle & hot with nose shadow flat on her cheek. Hot eye lights!
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07-30-2012 07:22 AM
07-30-2012 09:42 PM
Wow, Jason's blown out BG looks cool! What gamma are you using?
Nice spot Erik, and nice rockin' the Fig!
07-31-2012 12:32 PM
I know most people would hate the look but I liked it for this spot. It's good to try different looks and approaches, thats what makes it fun not just work.
I just saw a rough cut for the next two and they look pretty good with the Lumix 12-35. The OIS made the shots a tad smoother but not a huge difference. The fig Rig really did a nice job stabilizing the shots.
07-31-2012 12:55 PM
I liked it, even the raw and blown-out nature. I think it worked for the energy level.
However, I feel like I am the only one who noticed the bizarre Micheal Bay-style car roll and the firefighter getting blown away. These clips seem in poor taste when used for promotion. But this might be a cultural difference. It actually made me laugh at the absurdity.Craig Pickthorne