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David Grauberger

Member Since 01 Apr 2010
Offline Last Active Apr 09 2018 10:55 AM
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In Topic: Favorite lens packages

08 March 2018 - 11:25 AM

I'm glad I found this thread as I've been thinking these things for quite some time now.  I couldn't agree more with David Mullen in that a movie is not made by the lens choice.  I've felt for way too long that too much emphasis is put on the tools/equipment/sensor/lenses while far less discussion is focused on the art and what is actually being captured.  I think this is because its much easier and quantifiable to measure lens sharpness/CA/distortion/warmv.cool etc... 

 

I think this is a fault that happens in cinematography, because the very nature of DP work is to blend artistic visuals with technical camera work.  The debate becomes more obvious and ridiculous when you compare to other mediums.  

 

Is a carpenter that much better because he uses Dewalt over Makita? 

 

Is a chef that much better if he chooses a Bosch stove over Kitchenaid? 

 

Is a painter that much better if he chooses hogshair brushes over acrylic?  

 

Is a guitarist that much better if he chooses Gibson over Fender?  

 

the tools have to be good enough (cant make gorgeous work out of nothing), but I do feel there is a threshold where it caps out. 

 

For a while I've wanted to shoot a spoof scene with an imaginary Picasso and Monet arguing over which bristle brush is superior.  

 

I agree with David that Emmanuel Lubeszki will be equally effective with Ultra Primes or Zeiss Standard Speeds or Hawk Vantage '74s.  

 

Just my 2 cents...


In Topic: Gels to match Amber "Retro Filament Bulb" look

17 January 2018 - 11:55 AM

Thanks for the feedback guys.  I may have to go with the multiple CTO/S route.  Yeah I've been looking at domestic bulbs that appear to be in the 2400k-2600k range.  Amazon has some fun dimmable LED amber 2400k filament style 60w bulbs that may work well for practicals on set...

 

Just wanting something with more firepower for keylight/booklight use...


In Topic: Practical Lights at a stadium - High speed flicker?

17 November 2017 - 11:00 AM

Thanks for the feedback Robin and Stuart.  Thats good to hear that stadiums are changing over.  Nice to get a nod from the lighting designers for the camera people.  I guess I'll play when I get there on the scout and see what the damage is.  Its in the US and hoping to shoot 120fps and up to 240fps.  I was hoping to get to 300fps, but maybe we should keep it at 240 to help with the 60hz math.  I'll update you guys on what I find.  

 

cheers!


In Topic: What Stabilization Do I need?

31 October 2017 - 02:32 PM

Hi Macks,

 

Not sure which parts your asking about stabilization.  I think theres a few different routes you could go.  The movement needs to my eye dont seem terribly strenuous.  Maybe just some sliders as he walking around?  The locked off shots could easily use a tripod.  If your wanting to be more fluid than that, maybe an easyrig to shoot those scenes handheld?  


In Topic: FS: Zeiss CP.2s PL mount 15, 25, 35, 50makro, 85, 100, 135

31 October 2017 - 02:02 PM

All sold except the 15mm.  Email me if interested

 

david@daviddp.com 


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