Jump to content


Photo

Really proud of this short we made: "From the Woods"

Alexa low light superspeeds march madness NCAA tournament

  • Please log in to reply
4 replies to this topic

#1 John Russell Schmidt

John Russell Schmidt

    New

  • Basic Members
  • Pip
  • 8 posts
  • Cinematographer
  • New York

Posted 22 March 2014 - 08:37 AM

Sharing a short film we just posted online, just in time for the NCAA tournament.

 

I shot Alexa 4444 2k, superspeeds wide open most of the time. Some of our influences were a little Savides meets Soderbergh with a dash of Fincher. 

 

My friend Andrew Lewis Directed, Nice Dissolve in Brooklyn did the Color. Kyle Fasanella on steadicam.

 

A confrontation with an old rival makes Zack Woods a media sensation hours before leading his underdog team into Game One of March Madness.

 

 

Let me know what you think and enjoy!

 


  • 0

#2 Kieran Scannell

Kieran Scannell
  • Sustaining Members
  • 339 posts
  • Cinematographer
  • Netherlands/Ireland

Posted 23 March 2014 - 02:25 PM

Really good John! I was looking for softness in the wider shots as Superspeeds go notoriously soft wide open but nothing to see here. Your interiors were really nice how did you light them?


  • 0

#3 John Russell Schmidt

John Russell Schmidt

    New

  • Basic Members
  • Pip
  • 8 posts
  • Cinematographer
  • New York

Posted 24 March 2014 - 01:02 PM

Thanks Kieran,

 

The interiors are mainly small units dimmed way down, one was a overhead globe with a muslin droop and a duve skirt and the other was a 300 rigged high and then adjusted for the close ups. Brought the sources in closer and softer for the close work. Really just supplemented the practicals and let the faces go dark and edgy. 

 

Took as much off the walls by skirts, teasers, and flags whenever possible. Some negative fill here and there. 


  • 0

#4 alessandro sambini

alessandro sambini
  • Basic Members
  • PipPip
  • 18 posts
  • 2nd Assistant Camera
  • Italy

Posted 27 March 2014 - 05:53 AM

Hi John, nice job and nice to meet you here! I was looking for some hints on lighting and I found your name in the main page :)

 

So, I watched the short which is great. I like the close-ups on TV at the beginning, I would have been even harder on tv pixels. I am curious about the last zoom-in, I like it a lot, did you want to mimic TV style zoom? Much to learn from you.

 

Your First AC was great! Say hi to him!


  • 0

#5 John Russell Schmidt

John Russell Schmidt

    New

  • Basic Members
  • Pip
  • 8 posts
  • Cinematographer
  • New York

Posted 07 April 2014 - 11:26 AM

ALEX! How are you Buddy!?? Thanks for the kind words. The last zoom was indeed to mimic TV style. Although you probably wouldn't ever see it on a broadcast like that. It came from the idea that he's now the one to watch, how he's essentially become what he disliked before, by no fault of his own. 

 

I will tell Htat hi for you and keep in touch man! 

 

Ciao!


  • 0



Also tagged with one or more of these keywords: Alexa, low light, superspeeds, march madness, NCAA tournament

Glidecam

Willys Widgets

CineTape

Metropolis Post

Paralinx LLC

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

Aerial Filmworks

Technodolly

Broadcast Solutions Inc

Abel Cine

CineLab

Ritter Battery

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

Visual Products

rebotnix Technologies

Wooden Camera

Opal

Rig Wheels Passport

Tai Audio

The Slider

FJS International, LLC

Wooden Camera

Technodolly

FJS International, LLC

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

The Slider

Visual Products

Abel Cine

Metropolis Post

Ritter Battery

CineLab

Opal

Rig Wheels Passport

Tai Audio

Aerial Filmworks

Willys Widgets

rebotnix Technologies

CineTape

Paralinx LLC

Broadcast Solutions Inc

Glidecam

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS