Hello- I am new to the forum but I have been obseving and reading other posts for a while. There is some great information here. After a few years of dreaming of working in real film I finally bit the bullett and ordered a Nizo S561 from Ebay- I should receive it within a week. I have been making videos as an amateur for the last 4 years using various video cameras (Sony Handycam, Panasonic DVX100B, and Canon DSLRs). My YouTube channel (r3v3rs3twilit3) has 135 videos. Prior to making videos I was a serious amateur photogtapher, going back about 25 years. I still do the photography- at times it is more of a passion than video. I have a pretty strong interest and experience in both photo and video editing. The reason for getting into this S8 format is that I feel there are things I would like to do that I just can't get with video. I have always loved the look of well shot film but I don't think I appreciated that onlu film could deliver these looks. I guess I wanted to believe that video could do this for me if I just got good enough or if I got different lenses, etc. I am over that flawed thinking but now I need to learn the nuances of this medium which is fascinating and a bit quirky. I have some definate ideas about what I want to do and how to do it, but I am hoping this forum will be an aid so that I may avoid costly (literally) mistakes, Along with my camera I ordered a roll of Vision3 50D which I am excited to use. My plan is use it on a sunny day at the local and historic amusement park. I want to get normal shots of the various rides such as the carousell and ferris wheel, etc pretty much because they have lots of color and motion. I also want to get more 'artsy' types of shots with some exagerated motion blur- really going for a psychedlic effect. I was wondering if this can be accomplished by means of a ND fader so that I can use slow shutter speed with camera tripod mounted? Or will I need to use the intervalometer function? I specifically chose the Nizo 561 due to it's abilities in this regard. As I understand it, it has also a AutomB setting wich lets one do both time lapse and long exposure shots so maybe this is what I need to use for the creative shots? I have done these kind of shots using my Canon DSLR and they can be viewd here if that helps to show what I am after:
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Also this video:
especially the slower parts. I was never really satisfied with this effect as it wasn't really the effect I was after. I am hoping film will let me get closer to what I invision. Any tips and advice would be greatly appreciated.
Edited by Paul Coate, 17 June 2014 - 01:03 AM.