Posted 09 May 2007 - 12:40 PM
Drama/CarShots/Party - HVX/M2 Battle Footage
Dir. Mike Dispenza
DP. Matt Workman
Like the title implies this short has some sexy drama camera work, some upstate NY car process shooting, and some crazy party documentation. All in one short film.
The final film will be posted on its very own website. Keep cool CINE users.
PS: Thanks to fellow CINE member: Dave Regan and Adam Butterworth and any other crew members stalking these forums.
Posted 09 May 2007 - 03:35 PM
Posted 09 May 2007 - 10:34 PM
It's too bad you're graduating, I'm gonna have to find somebody else to grip for .
Posted 10 May 2007 - 10:43 PM
ADAM What are you doing for the summer? I'm shooting a feature in NYC in July. We already have some former and currrent RIT kids working on it. I would love for you to grip/electric on it.
I wish I didn't mess up the post title. "Goot Times" sounds German or something.
Posted 14 May 2007 - 02:25 AM
I noticed that when i shoot with your setup, the adpater and lens eats so much light and the blacks will become grainy.
Was focus an issue for you?
Did you have to adjust the ground glass at all?
Do you have the hardmount?
Which lens mount did you use?
Sorry to bombard you with so many questions. I'm just want to find out more on the m2 adapter from users.
Posted 14 May 2007 - 05:53 PM
My personal M2 has been well maintained and I make sure everything is running well before everyshoot. So focusing on the ground glass is pretty consistant. Back focus with the HVX is usually around MF13-14. I have the RR follow focus so pulling w/ marks is made a little easier.
No hard mount. No reason. Just haven't bought one. Nikon mount. The ONLY mount you need. If you feel like balling out of control with the M2 you should still buy the Nikon mount and get the new Zeiss Nikon Manual lenses. PL Mount stuff just doesn't seem right to me on the M2.
As for the sensitivity and the grain, just keep the camera at 0db and be ready to use a LOT of light. It always feels like you are over lighting the scene, if you are trying to expose at stop, but watch the 80% Zebras or Waveform to make sure.
Redrock is dropping some serious accessories. I'm most looking forward to the mattebox for my low budget stuff, then I'd buy some pana-sized ND grads. The MicroX and MicroRemote look very interesting also.
Posted 22 May 2007 - 02:24 AM
The only place I didn't dig the look was when the girl and Dan Stebbins go into the basement and it was this very white, flat look that didn't jibe well with the rest of the film. Also the vignetting was a little heavy sometimes, but it's the M2 so what're you gonna do?