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#1 tom quinn

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Posted 12 March 2007 - 10:58 PM

Hi folks,

I just wrapped shooting a short film for a friend of mine. While very nervous because I had not shot film in over a year, I am pretty happy with the results (thanks to a great colorist at Shooters who really saved me).

Any feedback would be great. They do not seem to be stretched to the correct ratio (anamorphic transfer) and could be off color-wise on a pc. I'll post more when I can get them.

We shot on 7218 on an XTR-Prod.


Take care,

Tom

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#2 Dory Breaux DP

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Posted 13 March 2007 - 01:31 PM

Pretty cool! Although you could tell that the pregnent lady had a pilly or stuffing or something under her shirt.
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Posted 13 March 2007 - 08:50 PM

thanks! it's a shame. it looked good in rehearsals and then she took it home to 'practice.' not so good.
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#4 Dory Breaux DP

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Posted 14 March 2007 - 04:23 PM

Oh well, it looked convincing enough. I think a good way to do it would be to use a rathar large baloon... maybe.
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#5 tom quinn

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Posted 15 March 2007 - 09:47 PM

good idea!
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#6 seth christian

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Posted 15 March 2007 - 10:43 PM

thats what we did one time. we used a balloon and then took wrenolds wrap
and made a couple real smooth wraps around the back and belly to flatten it
a bit.....just be sure not to show any wrap folds or anything....has to be smooth.
:)
looks great
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#7 Patrick Cooper

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Posted 17 March 2007 - 11:26 AM

Very nice stills. Everything is so natural looking - the lighting and the skintones. Thoughtful compositions too. I like the slightly 'darker' look of some of the shots - very atmospheric.

By the way, these are impressive looking stills for 16mm. To me, they look more like 35mm.
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#8 Dory Breaux DP

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Posted 18 March 2007 - 02:53 PM

Or, you could always just do the real thing :blink: :ph34r: :o


Stupid joke <_<
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#9 tom quinn

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Posted 21 March 2007 - 01:41 PM

Thanks! I wish it had been 35mm. I don't have a heck of a lot of film experience, so I was glad that they turned out at all. The film has some nightmare sequences, which let us play with the atmosphere a bit. I am hoping to get some more stills this week.

Thanks again.
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Posted 21 March 2007 - 08:11 PM

Very nice. The lighting has a very natural look while remaining aesthetically pleasing. The compositions are also nice. I like the symmetrical compositions of stills 2 and 3.

Good job.
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#11 tom quinn

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Posted 26 March 2007 - 04:40 PM

Thanks for the kinds words. I had been worried that the symmetry was too much, but for the film it seemed right. I'm still adjusting to larger lighting units (still small by most film standards) and am struggling to keep things looking natural and not overlit. I was happier with some more than others (of course I mostly posted the "Some" :) It'll come with experience I suppose!

take care,
tom

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#12 Matthew Buick

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Posted 27 March 2007 - 05:29 PM

They are beautiful. :)

I especially loved those shots of the man praying, excellent framing.

You'll be in the ASC one day. :D
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#13 tom quinn

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Posted 29 March 2007 - 10:02 AM

Ha, I won't hold my breath, but thanks Matt. The dinner table scene is one of the better shots in the film - the rest are kind of hit and miss.
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#14 Dory Breaux DP

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Posted 30 March 2007 - 10:59 AM

By the way, these are impressive looking stills for 16mm. To me, they look more like 35mm.


Except for the grain, I agree.
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#15 tom quinn

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Posted 04 April 2007 - 04:38 PM

Except for the grain, I agree.

There is quite a bit of grain - more obvious in some shots than others.

If anyone is in the Philly area is interested, we're showing a short i shot on sunday at the festival of independents. 7pm - international house.

Some stills: http://www.dioramamo...lery/index.html
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Posted 04 April 2007 - 11:23 PM

Very nice. I like the composition and framing of the shots. I'll have to check out the whole thing, especially the hospital scenes. B)
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#17 tom quinn

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Posted 07 April 2007 - 04:03 PM

Very nice. I like the composition and framing of the shots. I'll have to check out the whole thing, especially the hospital scenes. B)


Hey Justin,

We've been running the same circles these days....

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#18 tom quinn

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Posted 31 August 2007 - 11:05 PM

Hey Guys!

I will post something in the general thread, but just wanted to let you know the film we discussed in this thread, "Derailed" won the Kodak Eastman Scholars Gold prize - 5k in cash and 5k in film stock! I'm very excited for the director and am really happy to have been involved. In addition, a second film I shot, "Diorama," won the bronze prize! Again, a really great director and I feel fortunate (and pretty darn excited) to have been involved in both. You can see some (rather dark due to final cut pro gamma) stills from that film here: dioramamovie.com

I just wanted to say thanks for all of your help as I prepped the project. This is a really great site for those of us starting out!!

Take care!
tom
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