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Old August 8th, 2007, 07:03 AM   #16
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:)

thx for responding
I think it is not only me who wants to know the settings :D.
I think I realized what the lense does: it zooms out more than it would be possible with 20x lense ;D. How is the DOF with 3x Lense? (I also found out that the lense is very expensive =/).


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Old August 15th, 2007, 04:34 PM   #17
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Yes, the 3X is fairly expensive but a necessity when shooting in tight spaces. You can get decent DOF when you get right on top of your subject. 1-3 feet I'd say.
Settings used for the entire movie were:

24P
16:9
1/48th shutter
3x and 20x Canon lenses

gamma - cine
knee - low
black - press
color matrix - cine
color gain - 6+
color phase - normal
rgb - normal
v detail - low
sharpness - -4
coring - 6+
set up level - -5
master pedal - -4
NR - high
White balance - indoor (bulb setting)

I also tried to shoot between f2.4 - 2.6 with the lens. (indoors)
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Old August 15th, 2007, 05:06 PM   #18
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Dmitry, yes...that is indeed Dozer from the Matrix. Super cool guy and excellent actor.
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Old August 16th, 2007, 07:28 PM   #19
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Depressing... I clicked on your link and started to watch your clip, immediate reaction, "oh, look at this, here's some guy that's shot a little video with the same camera I have and I can't tell the diffference between it and a Hollywood movie". I suck, you rule... that looked great!

Really though, I do love people showing how much can be accomplished with the XL2, you did it very proud. Well done!
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Old August 16th, 2007, 09:48 PM   #20
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Bert, thanks for the kind words. It's my first attempt at a short film and honestly I look at it and see things I could have done differently in certain parts with regards to storytelling, lighting and shot choices. But moviemaking done right has a heck of a learning curve, right? I'm hoping to get better as I progress. Thanks, again.
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Old August 17th, 2007, 07:32 AM   #21
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Is the entire movie available for viewing (free or otherwise)? I would really like to see it!

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Old August 17th, 2007, 10:55 AM   #22
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Really good stuff Eric. I love the detailed and creative prop design. Are there more weapons in the film, or just the two seen here? You must have actually had a budget for this! ;)

How long is the final edit?

Where did you shoot it?

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Old August 17th, 2007, 08:38 PM   #23
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Dale, I plan on putting it up pretty soon. I'll be sure to post when I do.
Arman, the short is about 12 minutes long and I shot it in L.A. and Seattle.
Not much of a budget, though. Most of the cost came in with paying the actors. All the sets and props total cost under $800.00. I'd like to to do stuff even cheaper, though. I'm amazed at what some people can put together for almost nothing.
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