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#1 Christopher Wedding

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Posted 11 September 2005 - 12:59 PM

I'm shooting a scene with a Van using the poorman's process. Of course, our main concern is that the gag sell. We're shooting HD (antiquated AJ-900 60P Cam). Anyone with suggestions, and hopefully a diagram would be much appreciated. The Van is driving on highway. Mostly trying to sell cars passing by and maybe a car behind as well. Any experiences (good or bad) are welcome, or movie refs!!

Thanks for your time.

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#2 Dimitrios Koukas

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Posted 12 September 2005 - 03:33 PM

I'm shooting a scene with a Van using the poorman's process.  Of course, our main concern is that the gag sell.  We're shooting HD (antiquated AJ-900 60P Cam).  Anyone with suggestions, and hopefully a diagram would be much appreciated.  The Van is driving on highway.  Mostly trying to sell cars passing by and maybe a car behind as well.  Any experiences (good or bad) are welcome, or movie refs!!

Thanks for your time.

Chris

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Christopher
You want to have the Van inside a studio and make it look like it's in the highway?
Sorry my english are not so good, so I didn't get the poorman's process one as well the gag shell.
If I got it then, u should use moving heads, something like the mac 500 or similar, and maybe use 4 or six of them, some in an accurate program and some from behind, to do the cars passing by trick
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#3 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 12 September 2005 - 07:59 PM

We're shooting HD (antiquated AJ-900 60P Cam)

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The Panasonic AJ-MSW900P? Wasn't that a 480/60P camera?
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#4 Christopher Wedding

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Posted 12 September 2005 - 08:25 PM

The Panasonic AJ-MSW900P? Wasn't that a 480/60P camera?

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That's the one, But it will upres to 720P or 1080i pretty nicely. Any indight on the process David?
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#5 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 12 September 2005 - 08:52 PM

It sort of died because it wasn't well-supported by editing systems or post facilities. "Tortilla Soup" and "Teddy Bear's Picnic" were shot with it. The people to talk to are over at Birns & Sawyer, since they used to rent the camera (maybe they still do.) Also DP Tony Salgado owns one; here's his website:

http://www.24-7dtv.com/ContactUs.html
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Posted 12 September 2005 - 10:05 PM

You have to have lights that move, or spin. Start with the idea of an inkie that's at the end of a grip arm, on a grip stand. The arm is parallel to the ground, and one of the risers on the stand is loose. Attach a lot of power extensions to the light, and spin the arm around until you run out of cable. Dim the light down, unravel the cable, and start over.
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#7 Christopher Wedding

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Posted 12 September 2005 - 11:22 PM

J-Ro, Thanks for helping me with the mechanics. Now I have a great mental pic of what to do.

Mr. Mullen, thanks for the info. BTW, I wanted to correct myself. It's the AJ-D900WP. But it does do 60P. As far as the editing goes, I think we've found a deck to rent that can handle it.

Thanks for your expertice.
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