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    Thanks Rob,

    We shot on an Aaton XTR, with Zeiss S16mm Superspeeds and an 11-110mm zoom. No diffusion in front of or behind the lens.

    Technically, I'd say it was a huge challenge for both the actors and our director as we only had a 4:1 ratio to get it all in the can. This meant we couldn't waste a single foot of film, and had to literally shoot the edit shot-for-shot.

    This is really hard obviously because the actors never get to fully run the scene in front of camera, so right off the bat, thorough rehearsals are absolutely paramount. That and rigorous slating technique.

    The director also needs to know their edit shot-for-shot in advance, which is a lot of pressure.


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    Thanks for all of the info. Great tip on splitting exposure, I'm going to try that as soon as I can.

    So the take away is, shoot film... if you have enough of it, and even if you don't.


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    Quote Originally Posted by rob norton View Post
    So the take away is, shoot film... if you have enough of it, and even if you don't.
    That about sums it up! :p


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    Well this is nice. I was up at 4am on Saturday for a long drive to set, and woke to up to a text that we'd won the best cinematography award at the Sydney Indie Film Festival.



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    Awesome...congratulations!!
    Sony FS5, A7RII, Fuji XT-3, MacBook Pro


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    Congrats!
    Any chance this will screen in Adelaide?


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    Thanks guys

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    Congrats!
    Any chance this will screen in Adelaide?
    It may do. I understand the producers are looking at festivals Australia-wide. I'll keep this thread updated with screenings.


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    Wow, nice work! And congrats on the award! Well deserved.

    So cool that you got a chance to shoot on film! I'm dying for the opportunity to do so. 4:1 ratio is indeed pretty tight. How many pages per day were you doing on average?

    Also, were you pulling your own focus?

    Lastly, if you don't mind me asking, what was your budget for camera, lenses and film?

    Again, great work!


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    Quote Originally Posted by abreu-canedo View Post
    Wow, nice work! And congrats on the award! Well deserved.

    So cool that you got a chance to shoot on film! I'm dying for the opportunity to do so. 4:1 ratio is indeed pretty tight. How many pages per day were you doing on average?

    Also, were you pulling your own focus?

    Lastly, if you don't mind me asking, what was your budget for camera, lenses and film?

    Again, great work!
    Thanks Raf,

    We had five days of shooting for a 28 page script, so we'd have been averaging 5-6 pages a day. A pretty intense schedule, especially when you don't have enough stock to run conventional coverage, and have to just shoot the edit precisely.

    I certainly wasn't pulling my own focus (and never really do). I had a first and second AC in my camera team, and a Gaffer and best boy in lighting.

    I don't know what the budget for stock, processing and scanning was. Our camera package (Aaton XTR, Zeiss Superspeeds and Zoom), was about $2k for the week from memory (and thanks to mate's rates on the rental from a friend).


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