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#1 Robin Herinckx

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 01:10 PM

Hello all,

 

I'm about to assist on a project where the DP and director want a shot where they'll start with an extreme close-up of an eye and end in a close-up of the character. I'd like to know what the best option for this type of shot would be:

 

1) use a long zoom combined with a diopter and zoom out

 

2) use a prime with a diopter and travel out. keeping things in focus will be challenging to say the least

 

3) use a macro lens with a diopter and travel out. again, focus

 

We're aware that the actress will have to be lit to a deep stop if we're going to travel, and that we're likely to cast shadows from us/the camera on her face. A headbrace will also be used.

 

Since this is a student film, budget is a consideration.

 

Any and all advice is greatly appreciated!

 

 


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#2 Eric H

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 01:20 PM

What format are you shooting on and how is it being released?

 

Eric Halberstadt


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#3 Robin Herinckx

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 02:15 PM

We'll be using a camera with a S35 sized sensor, I personally have no idea how it will be released.


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#4 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 05:06 PM

You'll probably want to bury a zoom out during the dolly move back though of course it could all be done with a zoom or all done on a dolly, it's just that you'll need to use a 100mm macro and will start very close to the face if you do it all on a dolly.

With a buried zoom its a bit easier, you start at minimum distance for the zoom and zoom into the eye, you will be well over 200mm at the start, or use a +1 diopter if you want to start a bit closer.
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