RED Mysterium X + Macro (Suggestions?)
Posted 25 July 2011 - 08:58 PM
I'm still trying to grasp the ratio thing but it's proving an alien concept for now. The general look is inspired by this video Karl X Johan - Flames but no similar shots aside from possibly eye shots.
Any lens and lighting technique suggestions are greatly appreciated. Also, any definite pitfalls I should avoid will be indispensable!
Thank you kindly in advance,
Posted 25 July 2011 - 11:01 PM
Not sure if the short zooms in those macro shots were done in post or not, but certainly it would be easier if they were done in post.
Actually many of those shots could be done on a long lens or at the end of a long zoom with a diopter filter. Or perhaps a 100mm or 200mm macro.
The problem you'll find with some macros is getting the lens physically close to the object without bumping into something, which is why sometimes the longer focal lengths help. Or a probe lens of some sort.
The number one thing about lighting: you can't use too much light... those really shallow-focus macro shots could have still been lit to an f/16, there's so much loss in depth of field when you start working that close.
Posted 26 July 2011 - 02:59 AM
I need to leave some distance between the subject and the lens for some scenes involving chemical reactions and messy paint splattering however. So with this, would you recommend a certain long zoom with a diopter filter as my best choice or a long focal length macro?
I'm willing to test both out as I prep these coming weeks.
Thank you, thank you, and thank you for your invaluable help!
Posted 26 July 2011 - 11:07 AM
Posted 26 July 2011 - 01:01 PM
Thank you David!