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Robin R Probyn

Member Since 25 Jun 2008
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In Topic: My videos are junk so far

Today, 10:57 PM

Bob,with respect, I would say setting your camera at f16 /32,000 Iso with a f1.4 lens  for low light interior ..is totally wrong.. you would rarely want to shoot f16 in the blazing sun let alone a dark garage .. cranking up the ISO to this limit on a f1.4 lens to shoot f16 in low light is absolutely the wrong way round.. 

 

Brandon.. I see you did this to have maximum depth of field due to previous focus problems.. f1.4  even on 24mm it will be shallow.. you could go up to f4/5.6 but you dont need f16.. and ISO 32,000 way off the scale.. you would only use this as some extreme emergency setting like a dark colored UFU landing in the night :)... the A7III has very good AF.. check your settings..  are you in movie mode?.. Auto focus continuous is what you want.. WIDE focus area.. with Face detect .. for when you turn the camera to yourself.. 


In Topic: Roma (Alfonso Cuaron)

Today, 08:50 PM

Dear Mr Jaeger

 

Unfortunately I didn't have much time to learn how to read at the academy, as I spent most of the school terms in preparation for the best kept hamster competition .. which then set me on the path to being a cameraman.. a job where you don't have to read anything but often encounter rodents that need pampering .. in various guises ..

 

I remain your servant in parts foreign ..


In Topic: Roma (Alfonso Cuaron)

Today, 08:16 PM

Dear Mr Jaeger. 

 

Thank you for your well thought and well put points.. that being said ,Im afraid I must beg to differ..all of the attributes you claim to be solely that of the DP.. do in fact apply to the Best Kept Hamster Competition,..which was held annually at Miss Cornells Academy for Young Gentlemen in Zurich .. a stiff breeze off there lake would cause havoc with fur..the constant threat of sabotage from the bodyguards of the less trust worthy "foreign" pupils ..and the aching need for acceptance from Miss Cornell herself.. all these I assure you, go far beyond the rigors facing a DP on a large cinematic production.. indeed my best kept hamster trophy .. is front and centre of my awards cabinet .. literally and metaphorically putting my Emmy,s in the shade..

 

I remain your servant Robin Probyn BSC (British Sugar Company ) Ret


In Topic: Roma (Alfonso Cuaron)

Today, 10:52 AM

I mean when I won my award for best kept Hamster ..I gave credit to my class mates ,teacher, my parents and the furry rodent itself... in my acceptance speech and all subsequent interviews .. I didn't take all the glory as I could have done.. and it made me the better person.. 


In Topic: Roma (Alfonso Cuaron)

Today, 10:41 AM

Before they hit the big time together. Cuaron worked as a DP for a while, and Chivo was his gaffer. Then when Cuaron started Directing, Chivo stepped up to DP.

I either read (or watched, cant quite remember which) that story in an interview with Chivo at some point.

Which is simply to say that Cuaron isnt unblooded as a DP, having a crack at it for the first time.

 

Never read that ..and he has not said that in any interviews Ive read about this film or others.. but obviously not something he was comfortable doing when Chivo wasn't available .. he looked for other Dp,s and wanted a Spanish speaker.. but anyway .. as my comments above.. why not just give a co DoP credit.. why the hair splitting.. I mean maybe they had a massive argument after the shoot who knows..  but something is wrong there..


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