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Old March 17th, 2008, 08:28 AM   #1
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Short film "Bird of Prey" promoreel now online

This is the promoreel of the short movie "Bird of Prey" we shot late february near Paris, France.

Everything was shot using a Sony EX1 with few B camera shot made on a Z1 hdv.

Grading is not perfect yet but gives a taste. We had 3 days with lot of sun and 2 days with clouds, rain, fog...
Grading the movie is definetly going to take some time :)

Please comment.

http://www.vimeo.com/792126
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Old March 18th, 2008, 01:23 AM   #2
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Very Nice shots...I like the grading so far...I feel where you are going with it.
What are you using to grade with?
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Old March 18th, 2008, 04:13 AM   #3
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Very Nice shots...I like the grading so far...I feel where you are going with it.
What are you using to grade with?
Magic Bullet looks for the moment. This may change to Color for the real movie.
This was a quick grading, but I also like most of it. Maybe I will have to change some blacks which are too blue for the moment.

we'll see when the short is cutted :)

Thanks for your comment.
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Old March 18th, 2008, 11:41 AM   #4
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Yes, I love Magic Bullet...I need to upgrade my copy to looks ASAP.
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Old March 18th, 2008, 05:52 PM   #5
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Just wanted to ask since I don't own this camera, is the vignette on purpose?!

I have seen quite a few posts about this and thought I should check.

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Old March 18th, 2008, 10:45 PM   #6
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I assumed it was deliberate... at least where it is almost looking down a barrel, However after watching it again I do notice it in all 4 corners in sections where I would think it should not be.
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Old March 18th, 2008, 11:33 PM   #7
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LOL...
He did that intentionally in post. The EX1 can have a vignetting issue, but NO where near that effect!
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Old March 19th, 2008, 03:44 AM   #8
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Yes, it was done on purpose, with the blur effect on some shot, like the "death proof" road one.
The EX1 (mine) suffer of no vignetting issue, whatever zoom or aperture level.

Most of the vigneting stuff may be removed on the final relase of the movie. This was more a test than the definitve look. Maybe you could share your thoughts on this ?

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Old March 20th, 2008, 08:11 PM   #9
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Yes, I would keep it minimal...I like the deathproof look on the road shot.
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Old March 21st, 2008, 04:28 AM   #10
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Yes, I would keep it minimal...I like the deathproof look on the road shot.
Sorry,

I just don't understand clearly what you say. My understanding is : remove the vignetting on every shot except on the deathproof shot, which is fine with vignetting + blur.
Am I right ?

by the way, I put a MP4 version on my blog. Same cut as vimeo.
I hope to have some time by the WE to change few things.
Here : http://www.lecentre.net/blog/archives/270

For those who saw it, have you been concerned by the guy driving, and going from the first to the 3rd gear, ommiting the 2nd ? Do you think it's a problem ?

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Old March 21st, 2008, 10:25 AM   #11
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Yes, you got what I was saying....If I remember correcly there was one other deathproof style shot inside the car for a brief frame or two which was cool as well...I would probably leave that as well because of the impact it had between cuts.
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