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Jacob Mitchell

Member Since 31 Mar 2016
Offline Last Active Nov 02 2017 06:22 PM
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How to get the clearest image with 16mm

21 September 2017 - 01:35 PM

Hi all!

 

I'm starting work on my thesis at Emerson college, and would like some tips/general exposure advice for 16mm. I 100% plan on shooting on film for my thesis this coming year, and have been researching into different stocks, prices, cameras, etc. I have shot with 16mm for one short in the past, and really loved how it came out. However, my main grievance is the sometimes over-softness and over-grittiness of 16mm, and it seems this often happens when pushing the stock too far with underexposure. 

 

Can I get some advice as to getting the most pristine/sharp image with 16mm? How does the camera system effect its clarity? Are there certain categories of lenses I should stay away from?

How should I treat exposure with film to get the most "grainless" image? 


High Speed 16mm Camera (300 fps)

13 September 2017 - 06:21 PM

Hi all,

 

I'm starting prep work for my college thesis at Emerson and I'm researching into the different challenges with shooting the project on film. I'm particularly thinking 16mm, just for budgetary reasons, and can't seem to find a Super 16mm camera that shoots up to 300 fps other than scientific/military cameras. The film is about a track athlete, so I'm wanting to get some very beautiful, frozen moment shots of our talent running. Does anyone know of any cameras that shoot as high as 300 fps? I see most of the HS cameras from Arri only go up to 150 fps.

 

Thanks!


Responsibilities of a Camera PA

04 September 2017 - 02:59 PM

Hi all,

 

I am hoping to get some Cam PA gigs while out in LA for the semester and was just wondering what everyone's perception is of the Camera PA. What are their duties/responsibilities? What is expected of them?

 

Was just looking for some outside input to know what to bring to the table. I imagine it's nothing glorious, and with a good 1st and 2nd, I could see a lot of standing around waiting to help being a reality.

 

Thanks!


Controlling practicals

17 August 2017 - 09:18 PM

Hey all,

 

This has been a question I've had for a while. Are there a specific type of globe/light source that is commonly used to replace practical bulbs? I.e. If you're trying to reach a certain exposure, and want to use practicals, where could one find an assortment of different globes to reach a certain light level?

 

Thanks!


Where do I start? - Moving to LA

02 August 2017 - 02:11 PM

Hey everyone,

Ill be heading to LA soon for a semester at Emerson College, and Im one part terrified, one part very excited. My goal is to make as big a splash I can, and attempt to land a few gigs as a Cam PA, 2nd AC, Cam op, and hopefully, DP. In a most ideal scenario, I hope to gain enough momentum to take a semester off in LA just for jobs.

So, my main question is: What are some things I can work towards to get my name out there and get jobs? I have a good understanding of marketing oneself and have pieced together a strategy from pure logic, but what has everyones experience been?

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Rig Wheels Passport

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

Wooden Camera

Paralinx LLC

Abel Cine

Visual Products

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

Tai Audio

Ritter Battery

CineLab

Technodolly

rebotnix Technologies

Opal

Metropolis Post

Broadcast Solutions Inc

Glidecam

The Slider

Willys Widgets

FJS International, LLC

Aerial Filmworks