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Old September 16th, 2018, 02:50 PM   #1
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Sony Z280 test footage Part 1

I've uploaded some Z280 test footage that I shot over the Labor day weekend when I was in Maine teaching workshops. It's all S-LOG3 in this test (but with some custom paint settings) and has been graded in Resolve.

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Old September 16th, 2018, 08:42 PM   #2
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As always, very impressive, Doug.

I love how you got that shallow depth of field in the shot about 27 seconds in, despite the 1/2 inch chip size!
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Doug, every time I see footage you have shot it inspires me to get out and shoot.
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Old October 9th, 2019, 05:19 AM   #4
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Thanks, Paul. Your comments mean a great deal to me.
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Old October 23rd, 2019, 10:35 AM   #5
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I was crunching numbers this morning and realized I crossed a threshold last week with my Z280. I got my camera in September 2018 and as near as I can determine, as of last week I have sold enough stock footage that was shot with the Z280 to cover the entire cost of the camera. Not bad. And those shots will continue to sell over and over again for years. The rest is pure gravy. I love this camera.
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Old October 24th, 2019, 08:27 AM   #6
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Doug, great footage! And congratulations on your threshold with Shutterstock. I continue to upload clips and having fun doing so. Bob
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Old October 24th, 2019, 09:47 AM   #7
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Bob, are you getting any sales yet? What camera are you using?
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Old October 25th, 2019, 03:29 PM   #8
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Doug, no sales yet. Most of what I have posted is old clips from Alaska, Africa, and other travels. I only have about 6-8 clips in 4K. I am heading up to Virginia where I will shot 4K with the intent of posting them on Shutterstock. I am using the new Canon XF705 and finally getting used to the settings and color profiles. I may be coming down to Merritt Island in early December if the birds are there.
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Old October 27th, 2019, 02:50 PM   #9
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Bob, I'm sure the sales will come eventually. But don't pin all your hopes on wildlife because that is not in very much demand bt stock footage buyers.

Not too many birds in my area yet, but they are increasing day by day. We're headed to Key West for a week but I'm not sure if I'll shoot anything or not. I'll bring the Z280 just in case. Better to have it and not use it than the other way around.
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Old November 4th, 2019, 07:03 AM   #10
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Doug, hope you had a good trip to the Keys. I understand about submitting clips on wildlife, there must be 1000 clips on elephants out there. The colors in VA and WV were at their peek. I already started submitting clips in 4K showing water wheels, waterfalls and general colorful shots of the Blue Ridge. I checked this morning and several have already been approved. It has given me an entirely different mindset when I'm out filming. Plus, I'm having fun. Thanks for putting this course together. Bob
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Bob, you echo my thoughts exactly. I'd be out shooting for the fun of it even if I had never even heard of stock footage, but once you know there is a chance to make some money from what you are doing, it kind of changes your focus. It makes me more concerned about doing a good job and getting good coverage. It doesn't turn the shooting into work or take the fun out of it, but somehow it makes me more focused on doing a better job. I like trying to get some shots that I think someone will like and actually pay for. How will they use them? How could certain shots be cut together? Have I gotten wide, medium, tight? Is there a beginning, middle, and end to shots with action? Is there room for graphics? Stuff like that. It's kind of like having a client you want to please -- yet not having to answer to anyone. I know shooting for stock has made me a better shooter because I'm out shooting more than ever.
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