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#1 Jim Swanson

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Posted 23 October 2010 - 01:19 PM

Hi all, I am DP'ing a TV show about a tattoo shop and I have employed several music video techniques and tricks to give a sense of style to some of the montage sections where we showcase the artists working on their clients. These are some of the things I have done:

- Time lapse from above
- Mumford step motor and time lapse
- Ring light and wide lens w/ artists mugging to the camera
- "Portraits" against colored solid seamless paper backgrounds
- mirrors to "flash" the subjects and the lens
- super slow motion
- before and after video portraits

I'm sorry that I can't provide reference frames: my NDA prevents me from doing so.

The EPs have asked what other kinds of tricks I have up my sleeve and I said I'd get back to them: truth be told, I'm a little out of ideas as the low budget precludes me from doing other things I would like to try (for example, HDR video with a beam splitter).

Does anybody have any suggestions for cool things I can try? Again, sorry this is so vague. Please don't hesitate to make suggestions or ask questions. Thank you!

JS
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#2 Alessandro Machi

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Posted 23 October 2010 - 05:06 PM

A Portable fog machine should add a lot of new options for you to try.

You could do before and after shots where the tattoo victim, er customer stands in a spot before being tattoo'd, then after they pose in the same spot and use the fog machine as a transitional tool.

Also, black light might be fun to experiment with.

Shooting some super-8 film, although its probably not in the budget.
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#3 Francisco Ribeiro

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Posted 23 October 2010 - 05:59 PM

I need help.
I live in Brazil and have an Arriflex III varying the shutter up to 135 degrees. The mirror broke.
I need to buy a mirror for a 180 degree Arriflex III, where I buy?
Thank you.
Francisco Ribeiro
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