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Old August 22nd, 2007, 12:20 PM   #1
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Abstract Short shot with A1

I took a trip to bombay beach for a photo shoot acouple weeks ago (look it up it's a nice place to shoot). It was around 115 degrees and insanely humid, So since I was there I thought I'd try and shoot a little something. There was no planning or story for this short and I'm open to all your feedback.

It was shot in 24f mode, mostly with the 1/32 nd filter on, so I could keep the aperture opened all the way and try and get some nice shallow DOF shots without sacrificing my shutter speed.

this is all shot WITHOUT a 35mm adapter

you can find the short at http://www.morningnapalmfilms.com/ under the title - DESOLATE.

for higher resolution versions go to http://homepage.mac.com/nickcolombini/

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Old August 22nd, 2007, 01:33 PM   #2
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hmm my quicktime wont open it. Pop up window appears but that's all.
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Old August 22nd, 2007, 02:00 PM   #3
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That was really freaking cool. I really, really liked that. It had a Hills Have Eyes feel to it. And it looked insanely film-like. Good job dude.
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Old August 22nd, 2007, 02:30 PM   #4
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Whoa

wow!! that was amazing footage... the DOF was excellent & the look you achieved is just so clean...the part where you first see the girl made me jump a bit i wasn't expecting it haha... good work!!

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Old August 22nd, 2007, 05:04 PM   #5
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Loved it!

Man, fantastic footage. Can you give us your camera custom settings?
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Old August 22nd, 2007, 08:34 PM   #6
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Really nice! And all without 35mm adapter - I'm impressed!
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Old August 23rd, 2007, 03:49 AM   #7
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excellent work.........i liked the editing too......keep em commin........
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Old August 23rd, 2007, 04:36 AM   #8
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Very well done. Looks like a trailer to a horror movie or something.
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Old August 23rd, 2007, 06:01 AM   #9
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Same as John Welsh window opens but thats it?
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Old August 23rd, 2007, 07:37 AM   #10
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Same as John Welsh window opens but thats it?
I'm currently downloading the version under link #2

well, i wouldnt call it shallow dof, but it was ok. One thing I didnt like is the first appearance of the actress. First running at 00:52 and just a second later lying on the ground. First thing I thought is that she was running, tripped over and lay there (knocked out). Id show her running a bit longer so the audience can spot her free hands, and after that I'd show her tied hands and only then her lying there.
As I said, just one thing, the rest is good

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Old August 27th, 2007, 10:22 AM   #11
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Really nice look, Nick. What was your post process? It looks like you did some color work.
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Old September 9th, 2007, 03:17 AM   #12
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Really nice look, Nick. What was your post process? It looks like you did some color work.
thanks, just did some contrast correcting and some desaturating.
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Old September 9th, 2007, 02:21 PM   #13
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man that was awesome! seeing that really shows off what great DOF you can achieve with the a1. i loved the quick shot of the girl running, freaked me out. for a quick shoot, you were able to get something pretty abstract but cohesive at the same time. it all works really well together great work!
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Old September 10th, 2007, 09:19 AM   #14
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really nice shot film gr8 editing :)
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Old September 13th, 2007, 04:29 PM   #15
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damn dude. I think you just sold me on the A1. I was tossing up the A1 vs. the HD110.

Excellent stuff!!
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