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Old June 8th, 2008, 05:20 PM   #1
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Here is a fake trailer that some friends and I made. We were just messing around one day with the XH-A1 and Letus and decided to make a little short. Check it out.

http://vimeo.com/1012682

Also, I was not able to get a hold of the mic that I normally use, so the audio is a little shoddy. I'm having to work all summer to get a good mic. Any suggestions?

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Old June 8th, 2008, 07:45 PM   #2
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I thought the audio was still pretty good. What mic did you use for the trailer? And did you go straight to the camera or dual-system?
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Old June 8th, 2008, 07:54 PM   #3
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Very nice. Which mic did you use? I didn't think the audio was bad either. I though you might have overused the rack focus just a bit, but I'm a picture framer, so don't put too much into my opinion.
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Old June 8th, 2008, 07:55 PM   #4
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For the in-field stuff I used a cheap AT lav that friend had for a few days, and for the voiceover I used an AT 3035 that my brother had. everything else was done on the XH-A1's mic, or patched up in post. I'm pretty low on cash right now, but I am saving up for a mic. I'm looking at the MKH-416.

Also, everything is just being recorded to the camera for right now. working on changing that as well.
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Old June 8th, 2008, 09:53 PM   #5
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That was pretty slick. You managed to rack your focus back & forth pretty well on some of those shots. Did you pull that off using just the standard LCD display? I would go blind over a dozen takes trying to do that without a heavy monitor and a follow focus.
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Old June 9th, 2008, 05:40 PM   #6
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Ha great job man.. I loved it... I'm a big Entourage fan as well... : )

I loved his white socks with the black suit... lol...
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Old June 10th, 2008, 03:08 AM   #7
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Unfortunately I did have to film that without a monitor or a follow focus. I would love to get a follow focus but that is on my to buy list.

I'm glad that someone did notice the white socks with the dark suit. Very few people catch that, and I think it adds to the character.

Thanks for the comments guys.
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Old June 10th, 2008, 08:47 PM   #8
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Scott, nice work. Really enjoyed the scenes form downtown and on the waterfront.

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Old June 11th, 2008, 11:59 PM   #9
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What lenses did you use?
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Old June 12th, 2008, 02:07 PM   #10
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I only used the Nikon 50mm f1.4. Its a great a great lens.
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Old June 12th, 2008, 02:11 PM   #11
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I'll second Steve's accolade of the 1.4. I have one too, that we keep falling back on it for "money" shots. I usually try to shoot it at F4 or F 5.6, but it if you want real shallow depth of field focusing, it works great at wide open.
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Old June 12th, 2008, 06:09 PM   #12
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Superbly shot and very entertaining. The only thing that totally ruined it for me is that I didn't find the 'bad guy' in the slightest bit convincing as a 'bad guy'.

Very well done though on all other counts!
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