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Old May 10th, 2007, 11:32 AM   #1
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Getting CSI Miami Intro Look

I have a Canon XH-A1 and HV20.

I am always wondering how one can achieve the look (colors and richness) of a CSI Miami intro sequence. (looks like a helicopter shoot over Miami).

The colors are just so bright and lively.

Any suggestions on filters, camera settings, time of day for the shot?
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Old May 10th, 2007, 01:09 PM   #2
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crank the saturation up, they do alot of color overlays on stuff to accentuate the main colors in their shots too...lots of orange gradiated filters as well to orange up the sky...way more than I feel is necessary. It shouldn't draw attention to itself that heavily.

You can do all of these color effects in post. Shoot saturated, over saturate in post, then make a second layer over the clip and change the compositing mode to whatever looks best. The second layer is just a gradient of what ever color you're trying to cast over it...or a solid color (which you can do using a color corrector as well).

example:

http://www.sticktowhatyouknow.com/ph...pic.php?p=1423
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Old May 11th, 2007, 01:23 PM   #3
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Max,

If you have some bucks lying around , try Magic Bullet.


http://redgiantsoftware.com/mbforeditors.html


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I think they use a lot of bleached out shots. South Florida also has a lot of the op art deco motif. Hard to duplicate with settings alone.
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Old May 13th, 2007, 10:31 PM   #5
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Thanks!

I may try Magic Bullet....

But what I was talking about is the intro to the show....

The colors are just amazing......
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Old May 13th, 2007, 11:32 PM   #6
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do you have some sample shots? We are good at advising very specific things here :)
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Old July 5th, 2007, 12:49 PM   #7
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do you want something like that, max?
(really warm orange look)

http://img523.imageshack.us/img523/748/bild7nh6.jpg

http://img68.imageshack.us/img68/8642/bild5ja2.jpg
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Old July 6th, 2007, 12:30 AM   #8
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Hey Cristoph, those are very nice images.How did you achieve them and what camera please?
Thanx
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Old July 6th, 2007, 03:08 PM   #9
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Hey Cristoph, those are very nice images.How did you achieve them and what camera please?
Thanx
Good day
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canon xh-a1, some 3-way color correction (pushed colors to warm side) and an orange gradient in final cut.

greetings,
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Old July 9th, 2007, 12:03 AM   #10
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Danke sehr Christoph.
I really liked them.
Keep up the good work.
Good day.
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Old July 9th, 2007, 05:53 PM   #11
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Danke sehr Christoph.
no problem.
hey, do you speak german? =)
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Old August 4th, 2007, 10:51 AM   #12
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Sorry Bruder I was in my little universe for a while.
No I dont speak German,but my Grandmother used to when she was alive and I picked up alittle bits and pieces over the years.But when you dont use it you lose it.Now I regret it.Well it is never too late.Some time in the future I want to visit Berlin and hopefully I will learn enough to get by and maybe even get together with you too.Hey you never know.
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Old August 21st, 2007, 04:45 AM   #13
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I wrote an article on how this could be done. You can definitely create on a per frame basis color overlays, but that would be lots of work...
http://eugenia.blogsome.com/2007/08/...csimiami-look/
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Old August 23rd, 2007, 12:29 AM   #14
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That's a very good article.
Thanks.
Do you know what kind of camera they are using(CSI MIAMI)?
Thanks again.
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Max,

If you have some bucks lying around , try Magic Bullet.


http://redgiantsoftware.com/mbforeditors.html


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+1 :-)

Magic Bullet rocks.
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