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#1 Christophe Collette

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Posted 17 December 2006 - 11:51 PM

Hi everyone! I just finished my first DOP reel, its very static, not much movement, but hey, I am photographer at the basis and I have only been DPing stuff for 6 months... Its on my website, http://www.christoph...e.com/demo.html, please let me know what you think!!

Thanks a lot!!!

C :D
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#2 Nick Mulder

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Posted 18 December 2006 - 01:42 AM

I like it...

what was it shot with/on ? details please :ph34r:
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#3 Jonathan Bowerbank

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Posted 18 December 2006 - 02:25 AM

Well done. I think alot of your work with available light is your best stuff. I can see you're still trying to get more comfortable with studio lighting, still looks good though.

Do you remember how far overexposed those beach shots with the man and woman were?
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#4 Greg Kowal

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Posted 18 December 2006 - 11:13 AM

all of it is really nice!!! i would also like some details.. :)
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#5 Robert Ducon

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Posted 18 December 2006 - 04:58 PM

all of it is really nice!!! i would also like some details.. :)


What camera(s) did you use? Looks great!
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#6 Christophe Collette

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Posted 18 December 2006 - 07:33 PM

Hi guys, thanks for the good comments, it's very much appreciated. True, I still struggle my way through a day when shooting with film lights and heavy gear, I am learning, my last job is the best, a commercial for an insurance company I shot last week, I have not been able to put my hand on the footage yet... I will put it up here when I get it. This demo was done re-editing existing videos I DPed on in the last five-six months, from DVDs using Mpeg Streamclip, I did the editing in FCP at home, I needed a reel fast, for a job, so I put this up sunday night, I am going to redo it soon starting from the Digital transferts of the films with all the footage shot... It should be more interesting and the quality should also be better.

Most of it was shot on film ( all but my first video which was shot on the DVX100A (the silly guy breakdancing) and a few images from a video using the HVX200 ( the deer in the boat and stuff)). So film it is for the rest, 35mm (very few shots), 16mm (most of it), super 8mm, transferred on telecine, either on the Quadra, or the Spirit. I used a Aaton 16mm, Arri SR2 and SR3, Bolex, a crappy minolta 8mm, and a Arri 435... Most of it was shot on 7205.

The overexposed shots were exposed just a tad over normal exposure, 2/3 a stop if remember correctly, the rest is just color correction on Quadra, blasted the whites and desaturated...

Hope this answers your questions!

Christophe
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#7 Tim Terner

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Posted 19 December 2006 - 03:43 AM

Beautiful stylized shots. A lovely reel. Well done Christophe
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#8 Christophe Collette

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Posted 19 December 2006 - 04:00 PM

Thanks Tim!
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#9 Joey Dee

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Posted 19 December 2006 - 11:01 PM

Chris - bon travaille!!! well done!!! :)

Really loved the clip - I was trying to figure out where you shot all of this? I checked your website and it says your in Montreal (I'm in Ottawa and I'm constantly in Montreal every second week or so) and I was trying to figure our the locations of some of your shots such as the Corn Field and the Beach scene of the couple kissing. Overall - really loved it and I wish you the best with your D.P'ing.

my best,
Joey Dee
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#10 Chayse Irvin

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Posted 20 December 2006 - 12:03 AM

I loved it.
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#11 Christophe Collette

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Posted 20 December 2006 - 12:39 PM

Hi Joey, thanks for the comments, all of it was shot in or around montreal, all but for the BW beach shots which which were shot in Halifax (Martinique Beach) in october. The corn field is about 45 minutes out on highway 10 going south, around Mont-St-Hilaire but there are endless corn fields everywhere here so... And the sandpit is just a little ways farther still on highway 10. The appartments are all my friends places, downtown and plateau.
There is just a lot of bringing the right stuff in there, most of the DA on the clips is stuff I bought at value villages and equivalents on a road trip across Canada, from BC to Quebec a year ago... I got this trailer full of funky stuff from all across, a bargain.

Cheers! If you ever need a location in Montreal, just email me, I know my way around.
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#12 Daniel Carruthers

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Posted 21 December 2006 - 03:34 PM

very good indeed. I love your compositions
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Posted 21 December 2006 - 11:28 PM

Really great, the mood and the editing was really continuous. It made me imagine the stories from all the films the clips were from. I can find no fault in it!
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Posted 22 December 2006 - 12:18 PM

The corn field is about 45 minutes out on highway 10 going south, around Mont-St-Hilaire but there are endless corn fields everywhere here so...
Cheers! If you ever need a location in Montreal, just email me, I know my way around.

Hey Chris,

I thought it was maybe St-Ecynt or something like that I remember I went there to meet with an artist in august and it was all like farming and stuff... but totally loved the framing you did for the corn field - well done!!!

Cheers! If you ever need a location in Montreal, just email me, I know my way around.

And I'll for sure maintain contact as I will be filming another short during Spring time when the weather cools off so I can shoot outside - I'll email you the StoryBoard and Give you a little more info!

my best,
Joey Dee
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#15 Easton Sheahan-Lee

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Posted 04 January 2007 - 09:20 PM

Wow!

That was just beautiful!
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Posted 12 January 2007 - 05:17 PM

Wow! I love that you can pause on any spot in that demo and the image would hold up on its own as a complete still photo. Very nice. The couple in the field and the balloon shots were standout to me.
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#17 Claudio Miranda ASC

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Posted 13 January 2007 - 04:07 PM

Nice job. I love the limited color in some of your exteriors.
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#18 Christophe Collette

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Posted 14 January 2007 - 06:29 PM

Thanks a lot everyone for the good comments, I hope I get to shoot more this year!

Claudio, your work really is inspirational for me, I am really looking forward to that next Fincher movie!

Christophe
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#19 dragos stanescu

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Posted 16 January 2007 - 01:27 AM

http://www.dailymoti...xft8m_draft-net

this is my first movie, I was filmed with arri 2c, so all sound is post processing...
hope u will like it!

apollogies for my english
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