Posted 12 November 2005 - 03:04 AM
We are shooting a music video next week on super 35, I want to shoot some slow motion. Whats a good speed to give the feeling of something different..But not to make it to slow so that it looks dumb. I also want to do some slow mo of the band performance so if I shoot 36 frames per second that means I have to speed the song up 150 percent so when it plays back they will be in sync. What are the best speeds for a good slow motion just for aesthitics, I dont want to see a drop of water splash.
Posted 12 November 2005 - 11:41 AM
Personally, unless I have time to test, I stick to 48 fps for slow-motion because it's simple to calculate and guess the effect. Unless I am shooting under 60 hz flos or something, in which case I try and use 60 fps.
Posted 12 November 2005 - 02:30 PM
You could always previz it on video. And depending on the nature of the track, you may find that dictates what is an isn't possible - I recently shot a promo where the lyric was just-barely singable at twice normal speed, but it was impossible for the guitarist to play. Some lyrics wouldn't even allow that much.
Posted 12 November 2005 - 05:19 PM
Posted 14 November 2005 - 03:31 AM
Isn't that like asking how much salt to put in your soup? It's a matter of taste.
David the reason I am asking is because I figured someone has already experimented and has a good general idea of slow motion for a music video. I dont have time or the money to test so I was hoping for some feedback. I agree that is a matter of taste, but Im curious to see what other people have found that works for them to help give me a better idea of what I want to go for. Also the camera Im using doesnt go to 48fps the highest I can go is 42 wich would be 175% of the song. In any case the band has a hard time playing that fast. So Im curious to see whats been done and worked well for other people. I appreciate all your feedback.
Thank you all for any info you can give me.
matthew david burton
Posted 14 November 2005 - 05:55 AM
With twixtor's help you could turn 42 fps into 1000 fps of fantastic quality.
It's so interesting to see things moving as slow as 0.5 of a second. Almost motionless but ever so slightly moving.
Posted 14 November 2005 - 08:26 AM
Posted 14 November 2005 - 08:50 AM
50fps half speed
120fps or 150fps on Arri 435 - for those 2 macro close up of things falling
Anything higher than that and you hit huge equipment, film stock and lighting bills
Posted 14 November 2005 - 11:36 AM
Can I suggest as a point of reference that you get your hands on the smashing pumpkins DVD ('singles' I think it's called) and look at the video for 'Adore', where the tracking, playback, f.p.s, (and presumably shutter compensation) are all worked in together and constantly changing. The result is a single tracking shot (one shot for whole video) that maintains a constant speed, following the lead singer, who maintains sync but whose movements move through the whole spectrum from jagged and erratic to beautiful and smooth. There is also a pretty good comm entry that talks through some of the technicalities, though of course it is not really aimed at filmamkers so I dare say it is pretty dumbed down.
I dare say that others have done similar in the past, but for me it is a really stand out video.
hope that helps
Posted 14 November 2005 - 01:42 PM
Posted 15 November 2005 - 11:03 PM