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Old October 3rd, 2005, 11:37 AM   #16
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Hi again Anhar,
I have lookad at the video you mentioned, and as I had assumed, there is quite a lot of artificial in camera sharpening going on there. No offence, this is nice work, but this isn't really a look I could get away with. Please take a look at this JPG for further explanation.

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Old October 4th, 2005, 08:22 PM   #17
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True, I guess its all a matter of taste... kind of like Marmite!! ("you either love it or hate it", that was a stroke of advertising genius)

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Old October 4th, 2005, 08:59 PM   #18
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Nicholas,

Enjoyed your video except for the lack of lip-sync. Perhaps I am getting too old, but too distracting for me with so much singing taking place. I know you would have to shoot lots and lots of takes to cover your cutting, but perhaps could have had less 'singing' to avoid this.

You are really showing how good the FX1/Z1 can be. Well done. Appreciate your comments on the artifact free movements. Many of us seem to be obsessed with this 'problem' that many do not suffer. :)

And your comments on turning off the sharpness is useful. What do you mean by 'off'? Zero? Or something lower than default? Adam Wilt made same comment in his online DV seminar, but he was still using a setting mid-range or thereabouts.
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Old October 5th, 2005, 02:06 PM   #19
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Looks great
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Old October 5th, 2005, 02:08 PM   #20
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Looks great. I can't stand Rap and still watched it all the way through. Good work.
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Old October 5th, 2005, 02:11 PM   #21
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Richard - i guess Nicholas means 0. However i think its best to just try different settings and see whats best in different circumstances. I agree with your comment about getting obsessed with the possibility of artifacts. All cameras have their downpoints which we have to get around - this goes back to Nicholas's central point earlier that a good understanding of cinematography, production and post production techniques are key.

Nicholas - loved the video ! To me the look you create in this plus 'The Riddle' is spot on. As to your dolly offer - yes please post some pics !
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Old October 6th, 2005, 01:10 PM   #22
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Hi guys, thanks for your comments, i'm glad that most of you seem to like the video. I did turn the sharpness down to 0 and have found with some careful post sharpness using a plugin such as sapphire for after effectsyou can regain the sharpness lost with dialing the in camera sharpness down, but without the addition of those horrible lines. The addition of some slight noise removal should see to any grain created by the slight sharpening.

I have due to comments on the lens flares, re graded the beginning sequence and sharpened up the video slightly, which has worked well on a subtle level i think, anyway, the new one is uploaded, but it is much the same.

I totally appreciate your point on cutting and finding other, narrative based shots to make the piece more interesting, and this is something which was restricted due to time and budget really, but i will ensure that my next piece has a stronger narrative, and perhaps not quite so much singing. Hopefully this will make it a bit more interesting, not just visually but on a more intelectual level.

I will try to take some pics of the dolly and get them posted next week if i have a moment.

Thanks again guys for your comments.

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Old October 6th, 2005, 02:13 PM   #23
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Man this looks wonderful.

I love seeing what the FX1 can do, but then I feel bad that I'm not doing anything near as nice with mine. ;)

And I'd love to hear more specifics about your adapter.
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Old October 8th, 2005, 10:12 AM   #24
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all of my thumbs and fingers up

Very well done. That's all I can say. I watched the Riddle too. Nice work
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Old October 8th, 2005, 02:43 PM   #25
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How did you build your follow focus system? I use Nikons with mini35 and am looking to do the same thing.

Are your lights fresnel or open face? I didn't recognize them from the behind the scenes pics.

Many thanks.

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Old October 11th, 2005, 09:47 AM   #26
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I may have missed this on your site, but did you do "The Riddle" with the same gear?

--looking forward to seeing those dolly pics
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Old October 11th, 2005, 10:05 AM   #27
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The behind the scenes pictures show a Canon.
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Old October 11th, 2005, 10:11 AM   #28
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Hello

How many cameras did you use to shoot this with? How did you get all the different angle shots? Did you pause the video then move the camera into a different position?

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Old October 11th, 2005, 10:29 AM   #29
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Thankyou everybody for all of your comments, its much appreciated. I did dhoot the riddle on an XL1s.
My follow focus system was built using a bevelled gearbox, with a handel attached to one end and a gear attached to the other. This is attached to the support rods.
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As for pics of the dolly, really sorry i havn't uploaded any yet, ive been really busy, desparatly trying to get more work Arrrgh! Sorry, i will try and get some this week.

Thanks again Guys
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Old October 12th, 2005, 03:33 PM   #30
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Very nice work

The video looks great, the "sharpness", the focus depth is just perfect.
I enjoyed watching it. Thanks for your work.


Can you share some information on where I could find some info about 35mm adapters. in terms of what they are and how it's built ?
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