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Max Todorov May 10th, 2007 10:32 AM

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?

Cole McDonald May 10th, 2007 12:09 PM

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

Herman Van Deventer May 11th, 2007 12:23 PM

Max,

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


http://redgiantsoftware.com/mbforeditors.html


Herman.

Bill Ravens May 11th, 2007 04:24 PM

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.

Max Todorov May 13th, 2007 09:31 PM

Thanks!

I may try Magic Bullet....

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

The colors are just amazing......

Cole McDonald May 13th, 2007 10:32 PM

do you have some sample shots? We are good at advising very specific things here :)

Christoph Wieczorek July 5th, 2007 11:49 AM

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

Jimi King July 5th, 2007 11:30 PM

Hey Cristoph, those are very nice images.How did you achieve them and what camera please?
Thanx
Good day
JK

Christoph Wieczorek July 6th, 2007 02:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jimi King (Post 707768)
Hey Cristoph, those are very nice images.How did you achieve them and what camera please?
Thanx
Good day
JK

canon xh-a1, some 3-way color correction (pushed colors to warm side) and an orange gradient in final cut.

greetings,
christoph

Jimi King July 8th, 2007 11:03 PM

Danke sehr Christoph.
I really liked them.
Keep up the good work.
Good day.
JK

Christoph Wieczorek July 9th, 2007 04:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jimi King (Post 708988)
Danke sehr Christoph.

no problem.
hey, do you speak german? =)

Jimi King August 4th, 2007 09:51 AM

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.
aufWiedersehen.

Eugenia Loli-Queru August 21st, 2007 03:45 AM

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/

Jimi King August 22nd, 2007 11:29 PM

That's a very good article.
Thanks.
Do you know what kind of camera they are using(CSI MIAMI)?
Thanks again.

Wade Spencer August 23rd, 2007 11:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Herman Van Deventer (Post 677402)
Max,

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


http://redgiantsoftware.com/mbforeditors.html


Herman.


+1 :-)

Magic Bullet rocks.


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