DNGs from Run N'Gun Short Film

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Kholi Hicks

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DNGs from Run N'Gun Short Film

PostSun Dec 30, 2012 7:01 pm

If anyone's missed 'em, I uploaded about three (3) gigs of DNGs to my Google Drive for people to play with:


Quick color passes, first one is what I wanted, other two are just messing around to give people some ideas:


Small portion of the night stuff, just street lamps:

ProRes LT file on Vimeo with a very very quick and dirty pass to show the noise, only used this to edit with:


I was gonna wait until there was video out to list gear but:


Zeiss ZF/ZE.2's (18/3.5, 21/2.8, 35/2., 50/1.4, 50/2, 85/1.4, 100/2)
Tokina 11-16/2.8
Sigma 20/1.8

NDs: Hoya HMC .3, .6, .9 and Tiffen White Water IR ND combo 1.2 and 1.8. Only used the HMC .6 and Tiffen 1.2 and 1.8

Grip and Lighting:

3 c-stands
3 sand bags
Kino 4x4 w/daylight and tungsten bulbs
2 x litepanel minis
1 x Chimera Pancake lantern w/1000 watt bulb (forgot the dimmer)

Myself and a PA

So yeah, none of the exterior stuff has bounce or anything like that going on... not one ounce or instance. xD I was actually pretty scared while shooting.


Major thanks to my friends at Hot Rod and Blacklist for the support and gear.
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Re: DNGs from Run N'Gun Short Film

PostSun Dec 30, 2012 10:31 pm

Kholi wrote:Image

I was actually pretty scared while shooting.

So that first still is really you?

Thanks for all the efforts you put into this and taking the time to share your results and experiments.

For what it's worth, considering the story, I prefer the more subdued and darker approach as illustrated in the above jpegs you posted. If there was a way of getting that green wall to turn into a subdued blue wall instead of the brighter blue wall sample, I think the blue would add a chilling effect and provide a sense of foreboding.

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Re: DNGs from Run N'Gun Short Film

PostMon Dec 31, 2012 1:17 am

I have no idea if this was for a comedy or not (I think it is, though), but I still colored it like a drama...because I'm a horrible person....

Anyway, here's what I did with Kholi's DNG files, if anyone cares:
Jason R. Johnston, Fifty Oars Motion Pictures
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