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"Experimental Love" Shot on Red Camera


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#1 Chad MacKenzie

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Posted 30 December 2008 - 05:59 AM



Make sure you watch the HD version.


This production was for school and it was a nightmare. Didn't have permits or insurance so we had to cut a lot of shots, and were kicked out at one location. We scheduled to shoot for two days. The actress knew she had to be there the next day but couldn't get off work until 5PM, and the DP knew for at least 2 weeks we had this shoot but couldn't make it until 7PM so I decided to wrap everyone up after the first day and the director made the call to shoot the rest ourselves (director & me) the second day. Color on everything looked flat so I changed it from color to black & white in post. Originally it was supposed to have a story, but since all the chaos happened the director changed it into an artistic film.

Let me know what you think
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#2 James Martin

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Posted 08 January 2009 - 05:12 PM

Sorry to hear about your production experience, as a fellow student I know of these messes of gargantuan proportion.

My primary comment is although it looked distinct, it sadly didn't seem like something that would require the RED - an EX1 would have given you very similar results. Did you plan anything else that required the RED over a regular camera?
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#3 Saul Rodgar

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Posted 08 January 2009 - 10:26 PM

You sure there was no other way to make it more contrasty without going to B/W? The whites were so unflattering-ly blown out it was hard to watch. It was like poorly acquired chiaroscuro, and I wonder why. Can't say that I am impressed with the video image as this camera handled it.
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#4 Jamie McIntyre

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Posted 08 January 2009 - 10:51 PM

That's really contrasty but some stuff on there looks good. The shot through the trees looks great, and the fountain shot too. But yeah, like Saul said above me, was there no other way to make it look contrasty without going black and white. I think it's slightly too much, there is no detail in some of the highlights. Which is a shame, becasue I'm sure it would look good in color.

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