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Old September 25th, 2007, 09:24 AM   #1
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Police PIF shot on A1

Hello

Sorry, posted this in the general forum, didn't spot this one...

Shot a UK public info film on the A1 (25fps, 720p, 34mb download):

http://www.eyecatcherfilms.com/Drive...h.264_(mq).mov

It's heavily compressed h.264, blocky compression artifacts are all quicktime's, not visible on the original.
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Old September 25th, 2007, 09:51 AM   #2
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Your above link doesnt work. It gives a 404 page not found..
Here ya go..
http://www.eyecatcherfilms.com/Drive...h.264_(mq).mov

Ohh, and by the way, You did great on this.. :) Great look to your shots and the actress is a hottie. :)
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Old September 25th, 2007, 10:38 AM   #3
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Excellent work! Did you use a 35mm adapter?
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Old September 25th, 2007, 11:51 AM   #4
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Hey Tim, Are you trying to make us look like amateurs?

GREAT WORK. I think that the actor calls it WICKET.

I Converted it to DVCPRO HD 720p 24 and I saw it on a 42" Plasma and it looks even better.
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Old September 25th, 2007, 03:07 PM   #5
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this is great stuff man, i wish if you could post production stills and talk about the post editing, did you color correct the footage !!! filtration ....
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Old September 25th, 2007, 04:24 PM   #6
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i to would love to see production stills and here about the post process.

it looks amazing.
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Old September 25th, 2007, 09:12 PM   #7
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Yes this is amazing, and that cute is quite cute as well, bet she was a blast to work with ;)

What post production color correction, etc did you use?
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Old September 26th, 2007, 02:03 AM   #8
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That was really well done. It made me felt like crap at the end, which is what you're supposed to do, so well done. I don't see a lot of "Drive Safe" commercials that actually have some emotion in it, none the less good acting. It was a nice change. Well done.
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Old September 26th, 2007, 02:08 AM   #9
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That was pretty good. Not nearly enough pillow fight footage however, IMO.
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Old September 26th, 2007, 02:11 AM   #10
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I was thinking the same thing, this girl is very beautiful, i'm sure the guy was easily convinced to put his heart into his acting!
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Old September 26th, 2007, 02:30 AM   #11
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Brilliant!
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Old September 26th, 2007, 10:35 AM   #12
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That was great, good flow... Any particular preset used in camera? NLE? Audio? which 35mm adapter? Lighting?

How was the slow motion shot? 60i?

All A1 + 35mm adapter?
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Old September 26th, 2007, 05:27 PM   #13
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Hi,

Really appreciate all the comments and compliments, thank you!!

It was shot without a 35mm adaptor, I just set shots up to simulate a shallow DOF, with things very close to camera out of focus, etc. I've got the SGpro on order, so hoping to get better DOF effects with that.

It was shot 25F apart from the slow motion which was shot at 50i at about 1/150th sec shutter speed, which I find cleans up the slow motion. It was deinterlaced using ReelSmart, but I set it to field blend rather than interpolate, because it was a lot quicker to render!

The actress was a model who hadn't done any (or very little) acting before, which was amazing because she did a great job, very professional... and cute! Apparently (we found out afterwards) she's a cover girl for Maxim magazine.

I agree, could have had more pillow fight, but I had a lot of it in the early cuts and found it dragged the pace down too much before the jump cut to the crash. Oh well!

Some production stills:

www.eyecatcherfilms.com/Prod_still_1.jpg
www.eyecatcherfilms.com/Prod_still_2.jpg
www.eyecatcherfilms.com/Prod_still_3.jpg
www.eyecatcherfilms.com/Prod_still_4.jpg
www.eyecatcherfilms.com/Prod_still_5.jpg
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Old September 26th, 2007, 06:18 PM   #14
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Wow, Tim—excellent work. I’ll be studying this! Both your actors did a great job, as well. You couldn’t have found a more perfect girl for the part—she’s lovely in every sense of the word. :)
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