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Old July 8th, 2007, 03:53 PM   #1
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Clip from XL2 short film

A small clip from my short. I shot this on the XL2. I would put the entire film up but I'm currently waiting for it to play in festivals first. I thought I'd throw it up so some of you could check out some Xl2 footage. Cheers!

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Old July 8th, 2007, 10:55 PM   #2
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Nice stuff Eric. Who did your props? What mode did you shoot this in? 24p or 24Pa?
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Old July 9th, 2007, 12:00 AM   #3
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Nice lighting and audio.
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Old July 9th, 2007, 01:39 AM   #4
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That was very well done. Lighting, sound, composition, and solid acting!

All that makes me want to see the whole thing.
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This was posted previously, just a few months ago.
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Old July 9th, 2007, 03:39 PM   #6
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Hello, all. In answer to your questions:

Mike: I built the props myself. I use to do this for a living so to save money (which I basically had none) I did the work myself. You'd be suprised what you can build with household / junkyard items. I shot in 24p with the 3x lens.

Glenn and Bruce: Thanks for the compliments. I'm glad you liked it.

Jay: Actually, I posted to get advice on how I should present the clip and the link was to the website (which I'm still working to make compatible with some PC's). I figured doing a direct link to the clip this time would be quicker for anyone interested rather than hunting through the website. Either way, I'm always looking to get constructive critism, advice, feedback from fellow filmmakers.
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Old July 13th, 2007, 03:41 PM   #7
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Haven't been able to listen to it yet, but just from looking at it, WOW! Great job on the lighting! Was it that dark originally (if so, how did you get it so clean?) or did you darken it in post?
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Old July 15th, 2007, 12:07 AM   #8
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Dale, the footage on the website hasn't been altered in post. It's raw video footage. I just did tests and lit it carefully. The XL2 can kick some serious butt when you light properly. Nice inky blacks with nearly zero noise (to the eye anyway). I shot at -3 with the noise reduction set to "high"? Thanks for the comments as well.
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Old July 15th, 2007, 12:28 AM   #9
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Very very cool. Waiting to see the whole thing! WE WANT MORE!!!! lol
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Old July 15th, 2007, 09:37 PM   #10
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Awesome, and low light is mind blowing!
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Old July 16th, 2007, 09:50 AM   #11
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I'm with the other guys, I can't wait to see more!

It underlines that it's not just what you say (or show) that counts but how you say that's important - the atmosphere and sense of tension is great.

I think this clip counts as excellent viral marketing!
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Old July 20th, 2007, 07:11 PM   #12
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Thanks for all the comments. I will post the entire film online sometime soon...hopefully.
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Old August 7th, 2007, 05:02 PM   #13
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my first post (Hi, everyone!)

Hi, i registered with the forum just to ask you a question. Could you please tell wich adapter and lense you used for that film? (3x lense does not tell me anything since my knowledge of camcorders could be compared to that of a monkey)

And... very nice, professional clip. thx

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Old August 7th, 2007, 09:57 PM   #14
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Hi, John Welcome to the boards! No adapter was used. Just the 3x Canon wide angle lens for the XL2. To avoid doing any grading and CC in post I used an in-camera custom preset which I'll be glad to post if you wish.
Also, careful lighting and composition help as well. That being said, devoting your time to learning the craft of filmmaking and all its components, i.e. cinematography, writing, directing, etc is what is most important.
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Old August 7th, 2007, 10:01 PM   #15
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Dood that was nice :) Wasn't that Dozer from the Matrix? Pretty cool man, looking forward to some more footage
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