Just some grabs and BTS of the opening film of the StarWarsCon I shot. As always: Doubleclick for full size.
Yeah, I could have had a Dragon, Leica lenses and all the lights I want - so it was definitely not a budget thing. Though I opted for BMCs, Samyang and Dedolights. I must be out of my mind - right? No, I did what any responsible DP should do, choosing the right tool... Continue Reading →
Many moons ago, I made a Profile for the FS100, that mimics (as good as possible) the look of vintage Kodachrome film. Now I made a LUT that does the same. I kind of "re-engineered" the KODACHROME 828, daylight & Type A material, that was made from 1936 to 1962. This is the film that came out before the K-11 processing. It has a very nice "Vintage-Sweet-Home-Alabama-Look" to it, and gives you some very special red, yellow and blue tones. It also has a certain elegance and poetry to it that I really love. The K-TONE is a 3D cube LUT that plays nice wit most NLEs and color grading programs. The K-Tone LUT is expecting Log footage as input.
2 Weeks ago Lukas Schuler of AB-GEDREHT asked me, if I would like to DP a short film for him, on his BM Pocket camera. He got his hands on one of the first devices, and want to do a test shot, but something different than flowers and dogs in the backyard. It was a bad... Continue Reading →
In part 2 of our comparison, Felix Patzke of Heimspiel and I, looked at the differences of famous Zeiss cineglass and pretty affordable Samyang (Rokinon/Walimex) cineprimes. As in our first article, we where quite surprised, that the differences are not as huge as we thought. Felix just got his hands on a set of wonderful... Continue Reading →
I just stumbled over this while doing some tests. Looks like you get better DR ( in theis case more texture in the shadows, while highlights stay the same) when using a Fader-ND filter (probably any ND Filter) than stopping down the iris.So here is a quick and dirty test I used the MTF BMC... Continue Reading →
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAj0KYfNL8M Always wondered, how a Scarlet and expensive cineglass holds up against a BMC and pretty affordable lenses? Is the difference - that is almost as huge as the price for a new car - really that big? Felix Patzke of Heimspiel and I where also curious, so we did a little shootout. Here comes... Continue Reading →
A few days ago, Blackmagic contacted me, and asked, if I would like to give their new Cinema Camera a test ride. Of course I want. This here will be a diary of my findings and opinions. So if you are curious in that camera, stop by frequently and read the latest updates. DAY 1.... Continue Reading →