Jump to content




Photo

First reel


  • Please log in to reply
14 replies to this topic

#1 Luiz Augusto Moura

Luiz Augusto Moura
  • Basic Members
  • PipPip
  • 10 posts
  • Cinematographer
  • S

Posted 19 May 2016 - 09:32 AM

Hey guys,

 

First reel ever and first post here. 

 

 

Feel free to sincere criticism. I'm not emotional. haha

 

 

thanks


  • 0




#2 David Daniel Doherty

David Daniel Doherty

    New

  • Basic Members
  • Pip
  • 5 posts
  • Cinematographer
  • Dublin

Posted 12 June 2016 - 08:47 AM

I love the look and feel of most of that. Good man


  • 0

#3 Brenton Lee

Brenton Lee
  • Basic Members
  • PipPip
  • 34 posts
  • Student
  • Melbourne, Australia

Posted 17 June 2016 - 05:54 AM

I'm not any sort of expert but I thought most of that was cool! 


  • 0

#4 Shawn Sagady

Shawn Sagady
  • Basic Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 161 posts
  • Cinematographer
  • Maryland

Posted 17 June 2016 - 06:38 AM

Great reel, lots of interesting and diverse looks and shots.  Was some of the footage ungraded though, I felt on more than one occasion I was looking at a flat log image.  


  • 0

#5 Bill DiPietra

Bill DiPietra
  • Sustaining Members
  • 2262 posts
  • Cinematographer
  • New York City

Posted 17 June 2016 - 01:37 PM

Very nice reel - and the music feels like it fits the images (something I rarely say.)  I agree with Shawn that a few images (one being the last in your reel) looked ungraded.  I would remove/replace them since they appear rather flat, sticking out in a series of very vibrant images.

 

Otherwise, very nice.


  • 0

#6 Luiz Augusto Moura

Luiz Augusto Moura
  • Basic Members
  • PipPip
  • 10 posts
  • Cinematographer
  • S

Posted 20 June 2016 - 10:17 AM

Hey guys, thanks for all responses

 

About the flat images, there's only 3 images 100% ungraded: 00:13, 01:08, 01:22.

A few images (like those two between 00:32 - 00:37) was graded just a little bit. Not exactly my choice, but it's how it appears on the films.

 

A great part of the learning I had on this first year as a cinematographer refers at the workflow. I mean, we talk/read a lot about the artistic and technical aspects of the job - lighting, framing, when/how to make some choices, etc, but the most difficult aspect is the human thing - how to deal with egos (aka director's acting like "I'm the director and the colorist, so..."). This kind of situation was really helpful for me, now I know when/how to talk with directors to avoid some stressful situations, how to approach (the process) in the post production, and the most important, when I just cannot work with somebody. I think we all went through it. 
 
 
And Bill, I have to say: I read some of your comments about the music (in other works) before edit my reel. haha so, thank you!

  • 0

#7 Jan Tore Soerensen

Jan Tore Soerensen
  • Basic Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 158 posts
  • Director
  • Norway

Posted 29 June 2016 - 07:54 PM

Great images. I also liked the music a lot.


  • 0

#8 Vivek Venkatraman

Vivek Venkatraman
  • Basic Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 102 posts
  • Other

Posted 02 July 2016 - 03:19 AM

Nice ,

 

But I feel that a couple of shots were really pushing underxposure in post thus causing a lot of noise.

Like the night interior with blue shadows that comes somewhere around 56 seconds


  • 0

#9 Simon Wyss

Simon Wyss
  • Basic Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 1142 posts
  • Other
  • Basel, Switzerland

Posted 02 July 2016 - 05:04 AM

Too much cutting into heads, else okay. What happened?


  • 0

#10 Luiz Augusto Moura

Luiz Augusto Moura
  • Basic Members
  • PipPip
  • 10 posts
  • Cinematographer
  • S

Posted 02 July 2016 - 10:46 AM

Nice ,

 

But I feel that a couple of shots were really pushing underxposure in post thus causing a lot of noise.

Like the night interior with blue shadows that comes somewhere around 56 seconds

 

Hey Vivek! 
Yes, there's a lot of noise, but I don't think it was just by pushing in post.
This was my first time with FS7 (april/may 2015) and I made the huge mistake of just believe in native ISO of 2000 no matter what, which sounded great on the ocasion, since we had just 2 small led panels (40x40) for the job, there was no time to test anything and our locations were too far - with no internet signal to read a review or a test.
 
Luck of mine it was a small job, small expectations, just for web.

  • 0

#11 Luiz Augusto Moura

Luiz Augusto Moura
  • Basic Members
  • PipPip
  • 10 posts
  • Cinematographer
  • S

Posted 02 July 2016 - 11:02 AM

Too much cutting into heads, else okay. What happened?

 

Hey Simon!

In the ad (the children smilling), it happened the client/agency decided to transform 1.77:1 on cinemascope in editing process and reframe by their own.

 

Except these, the others were on purpose. It has one or some that really bothers you?


  • 0

#12 Simon Wyss

Simon Wyss
  • Basic Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 1142 posts
  • Other
  • Basel, Switzerland

Posted 02 July 2016 - 01:13 PM

Yeah, those beginning 0:24 (as a tendency), 0:46, 0:59/1:00, 1:02, and 1:16.

 

To help you understand my point, I am a lover of heavy cameras on good heads and of the theatre. Am very sensitive to when camera movements lack motivation. The action should be in front of the camera. Then you can go back one step with every setup.


  • 0

#13 Luiz Augusto Moura

Luiz Augusto Moura
  • Basic Members
  • PipPip
  • 10 posts
  • Cinematographer
  • S

Posted 02 July 2016 - 02:22 PM

Yeah, those beginning 0:24 (as a tendency), 0:46, 0:59/1:00, 1:02, and 1:16.

 

To help you understand my point, I am a lover of heavy cameras on good heads and of the theatre. Am very sensitive to when camera movements lack motivation. The action should be in front of the camera. Then you can go back one step with every setup.

 

Oh, ok! Now I saw what you said. 
@0:24 I was running with the kid, handheld camera. We've done 3-4 takes of it and that was the editor's choice, maybe there's one or two takes that I got all him in frame, but I really wanted to go the most close as possible to the actor to get his expression (the same time that we could see the books)
@0:46 It was my choice. Two steps away to get all Jean's head I would be too far (I couldn't shot in low angle by scenery issues), and my priority in this shot was his eyes reacting to the screenplay. You can look @0:48: all his head in the frame, but doesn't look right to me.
@1:00 Again, my choice. At this moment (of the film) this character is like a ghost in the story's context, so I cut him and lit him by silhouette in almost all his scenes at this moment.
@1:02 The ad I told you, reframed by the client/agency.
@1:16 There, yes, an error of movement. The camera should turn (and move some steps back) slowly of the actress face to both characters, all in frame. Again, we've done a few takes (I really don't remember if we got one better), but it was the editor/director's choice looking the acting.
 
I understand your point and, looking all my stuff, there's a tendency and there's a (personal) thing with actors/actresses' eyes that makes me cut heads with no hesitation. haha maybe some things to fix, much to think about. Thanks Simon!

  • 0

#14 Davi Silveira

Davi Silveira
  • Basic Members
  • PipPip
  • 21 posts
  • Cinematographer
  • Washington

Posted 03 July 2016 - 02:33 AM

Cara gostei muito do teu reel! Luiz, você morra aonde no Brasil? Eu sou do São Paulo, mais morro no Estado Unidos.
  • 0

#15 Luiz Augusto Moura

Luiz Augusto Moura
  • Basic Members
  • PipPip
  • 10 posts
  • Cinematographer
  • S

Posted 03 July 2016 - 10:57 AM

Cara gostei muito do teu reel! Luiz, você morra aonde no Brasil? Eu sou do São Paulo, mais morro no Estado Unidos.

 

hahah que legal, Davi, encontrar mais gente do Brasil aqui. Tá trabalhando por aí?

Eu sou de São Paulo, mas estou morando em São Paulo e no Rio de Janeiro - dependendo de onde estou trabalhando no momento (hoje, por exemplo, estou em São Paulo, mas logo mais vou pro Rio). 

 

E po, valeu! Depois manda o seu.


Edited by Luiz Augusto Moura, 03 July 2016 - 10:59 AM.

  • 0


CineTape

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

CineLab

Visual Products

Technodolly

Glidecam

Aerial Filmworks

Broadcast Solutions Inc

Ritter Battery

Rig Wheels Passport

Willys Widgets

Tai Audio

rebotnix Technologies

Pro 8mm

Abel Cine

Paralinx LLC

Zylight

The Slider

Rig Wheels Passport

CineLab

Willys Widgets

Abel Cine

Aerial Filmworks

Glidecam

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

Zylight

Broadcast Solutions Inc

rebotnix Technologies

Tai Audio

CineTape

Technodolly

Paralinx LLC

Visual Products

Pro 8mm

The Slider

Ritter Battery