Trent & Isabella - Film grabs

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Trent & Isabella - Film grabs

PostWed May 14, 2014 4:21 am

Hey all,

Just wanted to share some grabs from today on a film I'm shooting called "Trent & Isabella."

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Here are some BTS photos:

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Thanks!
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Re: Trent & Isabella - Film grabs

PostWed May 14, 2014 4:43 am

Nice stills Paul, which lenses were you using and are you shooting 4k?
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Re: Trent & Isabella - Film grabs

PostWed May 14, 2014 10:50 am

Great, man!
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Re: Trent & Isabella - Film grabs

PostWed May 14, 2014 12:12 pm

Thank you! Always nice to see the great work others accomplish.
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Re: Trent & Isabella - Film grabs

PostWed May 14, 2014 12:32 pm

How are you finding the skin tones on your grades?

Love the shots, I'm grading some of mine and really surprised with the results.
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Re: Trent & Isabella - Film grabs

PostWed May 14, 2014 1:37 pm

I'm shooting on my set of Leica R lenses with a BMCC leica R Speedbooster.

I'm really loving the results. Skin tones are great and I'm finding noise isn't an issue. The bedroom stuff was shot at 800ASA and everything else at 400ASA. This is on the BMCC, not the 4K, as I like the image out of the BMCC better, although moire bit me in the ass on the first day. Aside from that, I'm loving everything we're getting!
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Re: Trent & Isabella - Film grabs

PostThu May 15, 2014 7:51 pm

Looks awesome man.

The rig looks sweet as well.
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Re: Trent & Isabella - Film grabs

PostFri May 16, 2014 4:44 am

Here are more grabs from the last 2 days. We're really happy with the way things are turning out.

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Thanks to everyone for the kind words.
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Re: Trent & Isabella - Film grabs

PostFri May 16, 2014 3:21 pm

That looks amazing. Congrats!!!

Can you share a little bit more on the lights you're using?
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Re: Trent & Isabella - Film grabs

PostFri May 16, 2014 4:40 pm

Charly Doo wrote:That looks amazing. Congrats!!!

Can you share a little bit more on the lights you're using?


Sure. We're working in VERY tight spaces, probably tighter than it looks in the grabs. I'm using a couple of 1Ks as either a key or an edge. I'm also using various 2-bank Flolights as fill or soft keys and both daylight and tungsten bulbs we can swap out for color temp changes. That's it.

A lot of the lighting setups are either 1 light or 2 lights, and a very faint 3rd light (if needed) to create a glint in the eyes. For the glint, it usually is a 2-bank Flolight with one of the barn doors closed.

Example lighting setup:

The bedroom stuff is 3 lights. A 2-bank Flolight directly in front of them at the bottom foot of the bed by the closets, which you can see in the BTS photos. This was aimed up & bounced off diffusion (which is angled down) to give it a soft front fill. We then have a 1K blasting through the bedroom window screen left to illuminate the girl (mini Salma Hayek!). This was "flagged" on both sides by the curtains to create a sliver of light that illuminated the girl. There's also another Flolight (screen right) all the way back up against the wall (in the corner) to create an edge for the girl and the guy to simulate another lamp in the room.

The scene with the 2 guys with the guns is one 1K overhead and a 2-Bank Flolight low down in front to create the glint in their eyes.

No HMIs, as unfortunately we couldn't get them for this project, but I really wanted them... and a hazer.... maybe next time.
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Re: Trent & Isabella - Film grabs

PostSun May 18, 2014 11:02 pm

Here are some more frame grabs from Friday. Things are looking great and the project is moving along well. What an experience!

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BTS photos:

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B-Cam:
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My new Tiffen IRNDs from .3-1.2. Need IR, even at this low level. For tungsten light, not flouros though.
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Enjoy!
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Re: Trent & Isabella - Film grabs

PostMon May 19, 2014 3:03 am

Looks great! Thanks for sharing some stills and BTS pics. I personally learn a lot from BTS photos as a noob so this is a treat!
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Re: Trent & Isabella - Film grabs

PostMon May 19, 2014 4:27 am

Wow ... Really well done and with minimal gear. Sign of a great DP!
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