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#1 Macks Fiiod

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Posted 17 September 2018 - 02:21 PM

Thought this would be a fun thread of guilty confessions.

 

What are elements in your arsenal you find yourself always going back to/reusing on most of your shoots when you're in control of the visuals?

 

The same focal length, same light placement, same diffusion, aperture, etc?

Either due to limitation or you simply like the look of it.


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#2 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 17 September 2018 - 02:47 PM

Far-Side Key.

32mm Lens.
White-Balance for daylight set to 7~10K (depending)

Good, Static, Long (duration) shots to let the actors act.

not shooting the ever-living crap out of a scene.

 

but that's in those rare instances where I got to really work with a director and they agree.

Sometimes I'm lucky and I'll get a director to agree with me that all the scene needs is one really good wide.


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#3 Michael LaVoie

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Posted 17 September 2018 - 03:55 PM

I'm a big fan of hazing interiors.  You need the right production team though cause it's a hassle with the smoke detectors and everyone has to agree to at least try to keep the continuity of the haze consistent throughout the scene which can be hard depending on the length of it and the size of the space, amount of bodies walking through etc.


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#4 Giacomo Girolamo

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Posted 17 September 2018 - 04:07 PM

Nice post.

 

When I think in im my 35 is like the cover of Sinead o connor... nooooothing compares 2 uuuuuu


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#5 Justin Hayward

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Posted 18 September 2018 - 08:53 AM

Long lens wide shots.


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#6 Phil Connolly

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Posted 18 September 2018 - 01:12 PM

Long lens wide shots.

Nothing like doing the Master on a 300mm if you've got the space for it. 


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#7 Macks Fiiod

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Posted 18 September 2018 - 01:22 PM

Long lens wide shots.

Does this mean you have to go.... O-outside?? I only do that for Chipotle.


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#8 Tyler Purcell

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Posted 18 September 2018 - 07:30 PM

My guilty pleasure is shooting long masters with moving cameras and single focal lengths. Sometimes to the detriment of time, money and perfect lighting.

I like to build momentum and get shit shot fast, I hate dilly dallying around with multiple angles on sticks or on a dolly, constantly moving the camera between takes, constantly adjusting the lighting, etc. I get pissy with directors who don't have a clue what blocking is, hence the reason when I wear the DP hat, I'm usually the Director as well. teehee
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