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#1 Patrick ORourke

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Posted 06 October 2011 - 06:06 AM

I'm going to be shooting a film for school in 10 days and the scene is one character knocks on his friends door and my director wants a shot through the peephole...how do i accomplish that? The camera were using is a Panasonic AF-100
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#2 Francesco Bonomo

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Posted 06 October 2011 - 07:17 AM

I'm going to be shooting a film for school in 10 days and the scene is one character knocks on his friends door and my director wants a shot through the peephole...how do i accomplish that? The camera were using is a Panasonic AF-100


Instead of looking through the actual thing, one way to do it is using a fish-eye lens to accomplish the effect of the pov. We once did it by just holding an old fish-eye adapter for video cameras in front of the lens, and it worked pretty well.
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#3 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 06 October 2011 - 08:24 AM

The fish-eye is a good idea, another way of doing it is building a "peep hole" larger and filming through it-- same kind of idea as "shooting through a keyhole" where you cut the shape out and film through it.
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Posted 09 October 2011 - 12:17 AM

If you're really broke like I was in film school, the bottom of a beer bottle works well too ;)
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