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#1 Darren Ilett

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Posted 29 August 2006 - 01:57 AM

hey all i am a student at AFDA (a South Africa film school) and this is my first time using the forum.
i am about to shoot my last 3rd year film and need addvice on how to shoot a drop of water in slow mo falling into a puddle of water. i will be using a arri sr2 super 16mm camera.
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#2 Jon Kukla

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Posted 29 August 2006 - 02:30 AM

Ideally you'll want a high speed SR2 so that you can really slow it down. But mainly I'd imagine you'd want a long lens to isolate a single drop, and the appropriate lighting kit to be able to properly light it for a high speed shot.
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#3 Kevin Zanit

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Posted 29 August 2006 - 02:38 AM

I don't know exactly how slow you need, but I have found the typical water drop should be at least 500 fps (even better at a 1000). This is for a shot like this: http://www.cinespeed...tropfen_320.avi (my guess was that was about a 1000).

Some fast, long lenses with a good close focus and a lot of light are what you need (other than a camera that can go fast enough of course).


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#4 Stephen Williams

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Posted 29 August 2006 - 03:30 AM

hey all i am a student at AFDA (a South Africa film school) and this is my first time using the forum.
i am about to shoot my last 3rd year film and need addvice on how to shoot a drop of water in slow mo falling into a puddle of water. i will be using a arri sr2 super 16mm camera.
Thanks Darren.


Hi,

The faster the better, I have shot this in 35mm @360 FPS with a Photosonics camera. IMHO an srII is not going to be fast enough. A high speed SR2 @ 150 FPS would be OK but not that interesting.

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#5 Scott Bullock

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Posted 29 August 2006 - 12:02 PM

If you can get access to Unilux lighting equipment you'll get some really spectacular results.
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