Wednesday, May 18, 2011
The abandoned Joyland Amusement park in Wichita, Kansas. Great, sad images.
Tools...Canon 7D. Kessler Pocket Dolly. Lots of different glass. Graded with MB Colorista II and Looks.
Really wanted to push the color on this since places like this are hyper-colorful in people's memories.
Monday, May 16, 2011
An extrapolation on the "One Last Thing" from Kirby Ferguson's web series Everything Is A Remix - Episode 2: http://vimeo.com/19447662
Edited by Robert Grigsby Wilson
Produced by Kirby Ferguson and Robert Grigsby Wilson
Dedicated to Sally Menke, Quentin Tarantino's Editor, who passed away last year. She was a great inspiration to me.
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Dr Mike Page from the University of Hertfordshirt takes you on a tour of the Cube, a 3x3x3m eco-home in which one person can live with a minimum impact on the environment. Shot by Allan MacDonald at the Edinburgh International Science Festival, April 2011. Please note: I forgot to mention the combination-microwave oven, largely because I left it in Hatfield.
Made by Catsnake (www.catsnake.com) on commission from Friends of the Earth (www.foe.co.uk).
Written and produced by Stephen Follows (www.stephenfollows.com)
Directed and edited by Danann Breathnach (http://vimeo.com/danannbreathnach)
Music composed by Michael Csanyi Wills
Monday, May 2, 2011
Design, Martin Woutisseth http://finestblackdesign.blogspot.com/
Music, Romain Trouillet : www.romain-trouillet.com
Animation made with mixing each Kubrick's movies. Typography, colors, patterns and symbols are re interprating. The old man is watching behind his life, nostalgic and the young one is thinking about his future to write.
Technicolor just released a Picture Profile called CineStyle (bit.ly/lTApYK) for Canon DSLR's. It's similar to the SuperFlat style most users have defined for themselves, but seems to be providing HUGELY better latitude in the shadows. This obviously creates a wonderful image to work with when colour correcting.
Anyway, in their support document, they suggest, along with specific settings for Contrast and Saturation, that ISO be used in multiples of 160. I wanted to see if this was true, so I ended up doing a little home experiment...
Shutter Speed: 1/50th
Frame Rate: 24
Music by: Andrew Schär (Yip, it's one of my songs. Check out http://about.me/andrewschar for more info, or to download my music for free, go straight to: http://bit.ly/ajs-mu)
The results as you can see in the video, are pretty much spot on with what Technicolor has said. Interestingly enough, it seems to me that ISO 640 has about as much noise as ISO 100.
It also seems that ISO multiples of 125 are specifically bad. ISO 1250 is pretty much comparable to IS0 125!
NOTE* For the purposes of this test, I boosted Curves to make the noise more observable, so it won't be this bad in the real world! I've also added two pictures of screenshots from low to high noise.
It clearly illustrates that best ISO's to use for video, starting from lowest noise level to highest are as follows:
160, 320, 640, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1250, 125, 250, 500, 1000, 1600, 2500, 2000, 3200, 4000, 5000, 6400.
Of course, if you're shooting low-light and you need a high ISO, the best ones to go for would be: 1600, 2500, 3200 & 5000.
If there's plenty light, keep things on ISO 160.
Multiples of 160 are best, then multiples of 100 and then multiples of 125.
Vincent Laforet says that ISO in Still Photography is different compared to when shooting video. I did a quick test using the exact settings from this test.
The result? It seems it is different - there's WAY more RGB colour noise, and from what I can see, ISO 160 still somehow manages to sneak in as king of low noise.