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#1 Delorme Jean-Marie

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Posted 21 April 2007 - 09:42 AM

Hi all
it's all about water in the air slightly freezing to give a "fresh" look to a sunny day.
Yes we are talking about a "comercial" look.
to achieve this effect it's about filming with a shutter closed at 90° or 60° or 45°
(i'll be filming with an arri III so not as many options as with the 435.)
what is the law here for the speed as i don't want to slow down to much the motion.
did you found any combo working well.

are theire any problems coming with this effect, than the compensation stop from the shutter angle

"hollywood chewing gum" as a brand of gum sold in France in the 80's, they had a strong visual effect with a "splach" on every spot, have you seen it?

thanks
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#2 Tony Brown

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Posted 22 April 2007 - 02:36 PM

Hi all
it's all about water in the air slightly freezing to give a "fresh" look to a sunny day.
Yes we are talking about a "comercial" look.
to achieve this effect it's about filming with a shutter closed at 90° or 60° or 45°
(i'll be filming with an arri III so not as many options as with the 435.)
what is the law here for the speed as i don't want to slow down to much the motion.
did you found any combo working well.

are theire any problems coming with this effect, than the compensation stop from the shutter angle

"hollywood chewing gum" as a brand of gum sold in France in the 80's, they had a strong visual effect with a "splach" on every spot, have you seen it?

thanks


Never heard of the gum.

If you reduce your shutter angle to sharpen each frame you need to watch your camera movement or the speed at which anything moves across your frame as it will strobe or 'stutter'. I think the rule of thumb (though it sounds incredibly slow) is 6 seconds to move across an academy frame @ 180 degree shutter, 12 @90 etc

Never really followed the rule myself but you develop a feel for it.

Strobe is far less apparent on TK than on projected print.

the direction of your light and a dark background will assist you just as much as the reduced shutter angle which can, like Private Ryan and Gladiator look a little contrived IMO.
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#3 Delorme Jean-Marie

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Posted 22 April 2007 - 04:24 PM

thanks

last frame of this good old 80's look

some vintage here :
http://www.dailymoti...ood-chewing-gum
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