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Old February 9th, 2008, 02:10 PM   #1
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Updated Reel

Shot mainly on XHA1 with XLH1 and HVX200 footage thrown in. About 15% Letus Extreme and FE also.

Added some new scenes and extended the length of the clips so they don't go by at light speed like before.

Still working on it. Waiting for some footage from a recent music video I shot so some of the weaker shots will be replaced.

http://www.pinelakefilms.com/short_reel.html

The longer version, linked from the bottom of the page, has not been updated yet.

EDIT: added 720p version
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Old February 10th, 2008, 04:52 AM   #2
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Where did you get that song? If it's copyright-free, I could definitely use that for a project I'm working on right now.

Looks cool, can't wait to see the music video you're working on.
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Old February 10th, 2008, 01:33 PM   #3
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Impressive Reel Stephen

Impressive Reel, Steven. Wow. Now to get my xh a1 looking like that.

Thank you

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Old February 17th, 2008, 12:41 PM   #4
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Stunning Images

Hey Steven,

The reel is looking great... very cinematic. I was wondering if you might share with us how you get your XH-A1 footage looking so lush and filmic... What are your Custom Preset settings? Are you re-working the images heavily in post production? Doing anything special that might help the rest of us achieve such beauty?
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Old February 17th, 2008, 06:06 PM   #5
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Hey Steven,

The reel is looking great... very cinematic. I was wondering if you might share with us how you get your XH-A1 footage looking so lush and filmic... What are your Custom Preset settings? Are you re-working the images heavily in post production? Doing anything special that might help the rest of us achieve such beauty?

Welcome to the forums. i guess you haven't figured it out yet that Steven Dempsey has made quite a big impact on the xh-a1 community here. or at least, he has made one on me personally. search his posts! you'll read things like "letus extreme...." and "VIVIDRGB" among other things..... :-)
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Old February 17th, 2008, 10:47 PM   #6
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Custom Presets

Hi Ian,

This is the link to the sticky for custom presets--extremely helpful!

http://dvinfo.net/conf/showthread.php?t=81071
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Old February 18th, 2008, 01:19 AM   #7
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Steven, you reel looks great, one shot IMHO I see a little confusing.
00:37 greenery, rain,
00:39 also greenery POV pointing, no rain, almost like finger points to the rain in the greenery down below....

Hope the reel will produce some great results in your work demand!
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Old February 18th, 2008, 01:21 AM   #8
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One more thing forgot, on couple of short the camera move up,
do you use IndiSlider for that?
Thank you.
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Old February 18th, 2008, 05:58 AM   #9
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Stephen!

I forgot to say how inspiring and beautiful your work, and this latest piece, is. Thanks for sharing--it's always eagerly viewed.
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Old February 18th, 2008, 01:47 PM   #10
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Steven,

As a complete newbie to video and the XH-A1, I was astonished at the ability/quality of both the camera and your own creative work.

This footage was so inspiring it has really made me rethink what I want to achieve.

Two technical questions if I may, and please forgive my ignorance if the first is a "dumb" question.

1. The shot which appears to dolly right with the mountain in the background (2.17). The foreground moves left but the background (mountain) does not move in the frame. How was this done?

2. Can you let us know which shots came from the A1?

Really appreciate you sharing your work and giving us new guys the opportunity to see what it is possible to achieve.

Regards,

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Old February 18th, 2008, 02:51 PM   #11
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Steven,

As a complete newbie to video and the XH-A1, I was astonished at the ability/quality of both the camera and your own creative work.

This footage was so inspiring it has really made me rethink what I want to achieve.

Two technical questions if I may, and please forgive my ignorance if the first is a "dumb" question.

1. The shot which appears to dolly right with the mountain in the background (2.17). The foreground moves left but the background (mountain) does not move in the frame. How was this done?

2. Can you let us know which shots came from the A1?

Really appreciate you sharing your work and giving us new guys the opportunity to see what it is possible to achieve.

Regards,

Colin
Thanks Colin and everyone else, I appreciate the comments.

1. I was in a parking lot in Rainier National Park and basically stuck my camera on a steady bag out the driver's side window and let the car roll very slowly. I made sure the car was running parallel to the Mountain so that it would be static. Because it was at such a distance away, my movement made no difference to its perspective...the trees moved because they were only about 20 yards from the car...make sense? There's science in there somewhere :)

2. Times are approximate:
00:05 XHA1
00:08 - 00:12 XLH1
00:13 XHA1
00:15 - 00:23 XLH1
00:24 - 00:32 XHA1
00:33 - 00:37 XLH1
00:38 - 00:42 XHA1
00:43 - 00:46 HVX200
00:47 - 01:02 XHA1
01:03 XLH1
01:04 - End XHA1
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