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#1 James Steven Beverly

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Posted 11 December 2009 - 05:25 AM

I don't know if this would work for movie cameras but if so, it could be lot of fun to play with:

http://www.diyphotog..._your_own_bokeh

http://www.diyphotog...rt-shaped-bokeh

Edited by James Steven Beverly, 11 December 2009 - 05:29 AM.

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Posted 11 December 2009 - 05:33 AM

I don't know if this would work for movie cameras but if so, it could be lot of fun to play with:

http://www.diyphotog..._your_own_bokeh

http://www.diyphotog...rt-shaped-bokeh


http://www.diyphotog...-your-own-bokeh
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#3 James Steven Beverly

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Posted 11 December 2009 - 05:47 AM

Some of this is really cool too. I don't know if you could do this with a motion picture though, but IF you could it without digital, would be some amazing effects

http://www.diyphotog...ting_with_light
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#4 Mei Lewis

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Posted 11 December 2009 - 11:09 AM

The custom bokeh would work with motion. Can even use the same fast 50mmm lens in that article on the Canon5D2 for example.

I don't know how you'd do light trail though, they need a long shutter time, in the region of seconds or even minutes.
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#5 Chris Keth

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Posted 11 December 2009 - 07:24 PM

The custom bokeh would work with motion. Can even use the same fast 50mmm lens in that article on the Canon5D2 for example.

I don't know how you'd do light trail though, they need a long shutter time, in the region of seconds or even minutes.


Those sprint commercials a while back did it with stop motion. Super cool series of commercials.
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#6 Chris Millar

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Posted 11 December 2009 - 07:41 PM

Some of this is really cool too. I don't know if you could do this with a motion picture though


Yup, go for gold - (I've done it)

From daguerreotype to cine to snappy snap to digital stills to etc... - all just sensors or film inside black boxes with a chunk of glass in the front
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#7 Chris Keth

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Posted 11 December 2009 - 08:10 PM

with a chunk of glass in the front


Or not even that. :lol:

I don't know what attracts me to the photographic process exactly, but I love it in every single incarnation.
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Posted 12 December 2009 - 04:50 AM

Okay then, how do you do painting with light with a movie camera?
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Posted 12 December 2009 - 04:18 PM

Okay then, how do you do painting with light with a movie camera?


Stop motion. The only way to do that is long exposure times.
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Posted 14 December 2009 - 05:30 PM

could it be done with the HVX 2fps hack?
you get half second exposure with it, is it enough?
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Posted 14 December 2009 - 06:00 PM

could it be done with the HVX 2fps hack?
you get half second exposure with it, is it enough?


Can you "draw" in 1/2 second what you want on film?
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#12 Mei Lewis

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Posted 14 December 2009 - 06:13 PM

Can you "draw" in 1/2 second what you want on film?


and re-draw it all every half second?
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#13 David Rakoczy

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Posted 14 December 2009 - 08:41 PM

Interesting they left out Intervalometers, especially the Norris, when discussing Film Motion cameras... which is perfect for this effect.
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