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please help me how to choose eqipment in such condition?


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#1 bulletsq

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Posted 24 December 2005 - 09:04 PM

Im a student.My teacher gave me a assignment that how to choose eqipment i such strange condition.
1.shooting in desert
2.half or the night shots
3.the movie story is romantic
4.all the players are not professional
5.must shoot out in 20 days
so how can i choose the filestock,lights,ND filters? do i need any other eqipments?

Edited by bulletsq, 24 December 2005 - 09:05 PM.

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#2 Mikael Lemercier

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Posted 04 January 2006 - 10:47 AM

hi bulletsq,
without money shoot with an hdv video camera, with money shoot with a movie camera(16 or 35).
-shoot in desert is like shoot under rain, use a cover rain and other plastic bag to struggle against the sand(avoid shooting when it's windy!).
-film stock: 7201 or 5201 for the day shoot with nd filters 0.3 ;0.6;0.9 and 1.2. and light reflector.
7229 or 5229 for the night shoot with ultra speed lens using at full stop. and additional low lighting
-romantic use soft fx filter (or hair spray on clear glass or stockings direct on lens : do some test before for reaching the picture you want). and max open stop for focusing just on the romantics looks (use nd filter).
-with no professional player , tell them to make fun themselves, don't tell them when you'r shooting and only after many rehearsal, when you feel it...
- 1 day or 20 days, try to do your best, and over all a good script continuity for a good understanding story...
have a good shoot...
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#3 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 04 January 2006 - 11:42 AM

Sort of a pointless exercise with no budget restrictions, unless he wants you to think what the biggest-budgeted movie would do to shoot such scenes. To light a desert at night for "moonlight", you could easily need a Musco (which I've neer been able to afford.) On the other hand, why then a 20-day restriction? That's a low-budget feature schedule.

Edited by David Mullen, 04 January 2006 - 11:43 AM.

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