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#1 Chris Cooke

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Posted 17 July 2009 - 12:06 PM

I just finished principal photography on a music video for a gospel artist named Kevin LeVar. We shot it all on the EX1 at 1080p with a Letus Extreme adapter.

Director: Chris Atkins
Producer:Steve Prankard
Director of Photography: Chris Cooke

The locked version will be completed by August 1st.

Beach_Wide.jpg
28mm lens
The lighting was perfect this evening. It was shot beside Lake Erie in Ontario, Canada.

shooting_on_beach2.jpg
Shooting on the beach (I'm behind the camera and the director is over my shoulder)

Wife_CU.jpg
50mm lens
I had a soft light to supplement the window light in front as her key and bounced another light off the ceiling behind her for a soft kicker... again, supplemented by natural light coming through the window.

Picture_Reflection.jpg
This was one of those happy accidents where the actor pulled up the picture when we were doing our OS and we saw his reflection. Decided to go with it.

Wheelchair_Girl_Wide.jpg
28mm lens
Dappled sunlight coming through the trees and some reflected light onto the tree trunk on the left.

Wheelchair_Girl_Medium.jpg
50mm lens
Another shot in the cemetery.

Wife_Outside_House.jpg
50mm
Shot this in at 60fps and the light had to match with our beach scene.

lighting_diagram.jpg
A lighting diagram I drew up for our studio scenes.

Kevin_Studio_Screen_Grab.jpg
No lens adapter on this shot.
Screen grab from our studio shoot. I used a heavily flagged Chimera with a 2K Fresnel for the keylight and various Source 4's, Par 64's, Par 56's and Fresnels for modeling.
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#2 Andrew Brinkhaus

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Posted 17 July 2009 - 02:41 PM

Seems like your aspect ratio is off on your grabs, apart from the last one...Most likely an export issue.

Looks nice!
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#3 Chris Cooke

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Posted 17 July 2009 - 07:32 PM

Seems like your aspect ratio is off on your grabs, apart from the last one...Most likely an export issue.

Looks nice!


Good call. I was exporting them quick in the airport this morning and missed a step.
Thanks for the comment.
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#4 Chris Cooke

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Posted 22 July 2009 - 05:03 PM

I took the time to re-size some of the screen grabs to the proper aspect ratio... I will try to remember to post a link of the actual video when it's completed.
Let me know what you think.

Wife_CU.jpg

Wheelchair_Girl_Medium.jpg

Picture_Reflection.jpg

BTS___Studio_LeVar.jpg
Here I was shooting without the lens adaptor... in an infinity black environment, DOF is not as noticeable and I wanted to make sure my focus was on. We were using the Fisher 10 dolly with a Schactler head.
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#5 Chris Cooke

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Posted 04 September 2009 - 05:25 PM

The video is now up on YouTube for those who are interested.
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