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#1 phan hoang an

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 11:21 PM

Hi everyone,
We're are going to shoot a dance scene for a feature film with EPIC and RED MX.
Do you have any recommendation on the shutter speed and the frame rate for the dance scene?
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#2 John Sprung

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 01:05 PM

Test a variety of combinations and pick what you like. A lot depends on what kind of dance it is, what it's supposed to do for the movie. Maybe try 36 fps 360 degree shutter, 12 fps 15 degree shutter.... When you see a combination you like, try others that are nearby. If you liked 36/360, try 36/240, 48/360, etc. You can do this with your assistants on a test day at the rental house. That's a big advantage of digital, you can see it seconds after you shoot it, and try again.



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#3 Mei Lewis

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Posted 27 September 2011 - 06:38 AM

Why would you not just use the standard 1/50th or 1/60th? I'm new and trying to understand.

Thanks.
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#4 Chris Keth

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Posted 27 September 2011 - 12:23 PM

Testing would be a good idea. What do you want it to look like?
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#5 John Sprung

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Posted 27 September 2011 - 12:32 PM

Why would you not just use the standard 1/50th or 1/60th? I'm new and trying to understand.


You might want a larger shutter angle = longer exposure to get more motion blur, and a softer, more fluid effect. Or, you could go the other way for the "Private Ryan" look.




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#6 Mei Lewis

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Posted 29 September 2011 - 03:06 AM

Thanks!
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