Official "Look what I shot!" Thread

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Re: Official "Look what I shot!" Thread

PostWed Sep 14, 2022 8:31 am

Ellory Yu wrote:I really like the IQ - the warm tones and contrasty look one get out of CDNG from the Pocket OG.


Quality throughout, but that first shot of the kids on the tree - wow!
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HAG IN THE HILLS horror short, BMPCC 4K

PostWed Sep 14, 2022 8:44 am

First time I used my BMPCC 4K. 48HFP short, shot entirely on a Friday evening. My biggest regret is putting my son in that tree! :roll: Shot with the on screen lantern and a $30 Neewer light. Panasonic Lumix 12 - 35mm. Except for the guy with the beard, the cast was my wife and kids.

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ENTITY WITHIN horror short BMPCC4K

PostWed Sep 14, 2022 8:52 am

I shot this for my friend, Wynda. She was definitely going for an uncomfortable vibe. BMPCC with Panasonic Lumix 12-35mm, again.

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ANGRY SHADE ghost short BMPCC4K

PostWed Sep 14, 2022 9:00 am

I know, I know! A lot of horror films shot in the woods around Las Vegas. :lol: Before embarking on a feature, with my buddy, Robert, we shot this little practice short. The cast was done in a single night. Went out another night for some Go Pro and Mavic shots.

I'm not very happy with some of the FX, so it was a good thing this was practice.


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EVIL DWELLS WITHIN feature BMPCC4K

PostWed Sep 14, 2022 9:28 am

Okay, now to the feature stuff!

The previous short, ANGRY SHADE, was practice for this movie, EVIL DWELLS WITHIN. Still in post. It would have been already finished, if I wasn't given a small budget for a bigfoot movie. Basically, another movie interrupted this one!

Most of this was shot with DZO Cinema Zoom lenses. One short, one long. Rokinon primes were also used. I snuck in the Panasonic Lumix 12-35mm lens for crane shots, because it was light and could remote focus with my Black Magic phone app. While it sounds like we had a budget, most everything was deferred, except for the makeup artist.

Robert had the DZOs, and my assistant cameraman, Matt, had the Rokinons. Robert found the Jib Arm, on Craigs' List for $70. The lady didn't know what it was!

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DRONE DOWN bigfoot feature BMPCC6K Pro

PostWed Sep 14, 2022 9:51 am

Okay, last post of the evening. I was one of 7 local filmmakers, plus 3 alternates, chosen for the Lucky 777's Film Challenge. The challenge was to shoot a feature in 7 days for $7,000. Out of the 7, plus 3 alternates, 3 movies were completed. Truly a daunting task. News story, here:



This movie was 80% daylight, so I wanted the viewfinder on the 6K Pro, that I could see in bright situations. In all honesty, my 4K fell on the floor and required a $900 (with shipping) circuit board replacement. I might as well get a new camera! Unbeknownst to my wife, I snuck into my stash cash and got the 6K Pro.

This camera has an EF mount, so the 4/3rds DZOs were out of the picture. I bought a used Canon 18-55mm 4.6 for $100. At the theater, I told Robert that I shot this with a 100 dollar lens. He was beside himself. :lol:

It was myself and Matt on camera and mic. Robert got Covid so we were down to a two man camera/sound crew. This had to be shot in just over a week, so we were small, but quick. Lots of challenges, especially bigfoot's face, but we trudged on.

Here's the trailer:

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Re: Official "Look what I shot!" Thread

PostSun Sep 18, 2022 5:58 am



Recent work with the BMD Ursa Mini 12K as A camera, and Pocket 4K (or 6K forgot, hahaha) for the B-Cam
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Re: Official "Look what I shot!" Thread

PostSun Sep 18, 2022 8:15 am

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Re: Official "Look what I shot!" Thread

PostSun Sep 18, 2022 8:37 am

Dom Dycaico wrote:Recent work with the BMD Ursa Mini 12K as A camera, and Pocket 4K (or 6K forgot, hahaha) for the B-Cam


Wow! Sharp and bright. Love how the logo starts behind him and wraps to the front of him.
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Re: Official "Look what I shot!" Thread

PostSat Sep 24, 2022 9:16 pm

This music video I recently shot is for a band called Boba Cat. It is more the fun kind of project. After a long night and a decent breakfast (hence sunday sesh) we shot this in the living room:


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I hope you like it,
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Re: Official "Look what I shot!" Thread

PostSat Sep 24, 2022 9:24 pm

Very entertaining. I thought at one point angels we’re going to descend and take him away!
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Re: Official "Look what I shot!" Thread

PostSat Sep 24, 2022 9:33 pm

:D :D
Good idea for the next one

Greetings,
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Re: Official "Look what I shot!" Thread

PostMon Oct 03, 2022 5:58 am

Finished my solo Guerilla Shoot of "The Visit"
Shot, directed, edited, colored, composed and mixed by me.

Shot on the BMPCC 4k, using a 28mm Voigtlander, Kowa 16h Anamorphic scope.
I shot it using the Melara Alexa to 4k LUT, and in resolve I started we ith Filmbox, selecting the Alexa profile.

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0972296/
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Re: Official "Look what I shot!" Thread

PostMon Oct 03, 2022 7:12 am

Henchman wrote:Finished my solo Guerilla Shoot of "The Visit"
Shot, directed, edited, colored, composed and mixed by me.

Shot on the BMPCC 4k, using a 28mm Voigtlander, Kowa 16h Anamorphic scope.
I shot it using the Melara Alexa to 4k LUT, and in resolve I started we ith Filmbox, selecting the Alexa profile.


Did you intentionally broke the 180 rule between ~14:19 and ~14:24 then back at 14:25? ;)
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Re: Official "Look what I shot!" Thread

PostTue Oct 04, 2022 12:13 am

Ellory Yu wrote:Did you intentionally broke the 180 rule between ~14:19 and ~14:24 then back at 14:25? ;)

No. It simply looked better from that angle.
And rules are made to be broken.
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Re: Official "Look what I shot!" Thread

PostTue Oct 04, 2022 1:40 am

Henchman wrote:
Ellory Yu wrote:Did you intentionally broke the 180 rule between ~14:19 and ~14:24 then back at 14:25? ;)

No. It simply looked better from that angle.
And rules are made to be broken.

True, if you know what you’re doing and I suppose you did since it was intentional. It threw me off just a bit but after watching it the second time it was not as noticeable anymore.
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Re: Official "Look what I shot!" Thread

PostTue Oct 04, 2022 11:58 am

Ellory,
Agreed, seems like this shows why rules become rules.
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Re: Official "Look what I shot!" Thread

PostTue Oct 04, 2022 3:36 pm

Jeffrey D Mathias wrote:Ellory,
Agreed, seems like this shows why rules become rules.

Cinematography 101. :lol:
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Re: Official "Look what I shot!" Thread

PostTue Oct 04, 2022 3:38 pm

Nobody else, from numerous other places I have posted it, has said anything about it.
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Re: Official "Look what I shot!" Thread

PostTue Oct 04, 2022 4:25 pm

Henchman wrote:Nobody else, from numerous other places I have posted it, has said anything about it.

Mark, no worries. As someone who directs and also provides cinematography training to incomers, these are things I educate them with. Being that this is a Cinematography forum, it's good thing to point out things that may help others not only with the hardware aspect but as to rules and techniques as well, IMHO. There are well known directors and DPs, Tarantino himself, who does violate the rules but as long as that is part of their visual esthetics and intention, most people at least (beside the hard cores will be okay without critique). Also, most important is that it's not visually confusing or jarring for the audience.

I brought it up here because I caught it and just want to share from an educational standpoint. I'm not saying what you did is wrong (if it was intentional). If it was not intentional, then should be pointed out so to help folks who doesn't even know about cinematography and the rules and techniques around it.
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Re: Official "Look what I shot!" Thread

PostWed Oct 26, 2022 3:36 pm

Hey guys,

With an Ursa Mini G2 at hand, I always Wondered what the Wizard of Oz would look like as a modern day horror film, so I got some friends together and decided to go out and make one. Here’s the trailer, I’d really appreciate it if you could give it a watch


GALE - STAY AWAY FROM OZ

Long gone are the days of emerald cities and yellow brick roads. In this dark re-imagining of the Wizard of Oz, Dorothy Gale is now an elderly woman, broken by years of paranormal entanglement with a mystical realm, which has now echoed down to her only living relative, Emily, who is being called to settle unfinished business in this terrifying world of Oz.
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Re: Official "Look what I shot!" Thread

PostFri Oct 28, 2022 4:07 pm

Great work Daniel;
I'm normally sanguine about horror, (having majored in Psychology, nothing is scarier than reality) but this scared the bejesus outta me.
Excellent cinematography, and convincing acting, make this a shoo-in for development into a feature film.
Congratulations, maestro.
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Re: Official "Look what I shot!" Thread

PostFri Oct 28, 2022 9:42 pm

DHLawson wrote:Great work Daniel;
I'm normally sanguine about horror, (having majored in Psychology, nothing is scarier than reality) but this scared the bejesus outta me.
Excellent cinematography, and convincing acting, make this a shoo-in for development into a feature film.
Congratulations, maestro.


Thank you that’s really encouraging and hopefully it can be seen by someone who could maybe help get things moving :)
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Re: Official "Look what I shot!" Thread

PostTue Nov 08, 2022 1:56 pm

Hey everyone,

Here is a selection of shots taken during an autumn hike in the French Alps.


I used the Sigma 18-35 with the Nisi Swift System (VND + Extra 4 Stops ND) on the BMPCC6K Pro.

I spent the whole day testing out the new Nisi System and I had so much footage that I like so I thought I would make a short video :).

Filmed handheld in 6K BRAW.

Let me know if you have any questions :).

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Re: Official "Look what I shot!" Thread

PostSun Nov 13, 2022 9:12 pm

He everyone,
for the ones who are interested, I posted a brief video about GND-filters for video as I got some nice results with them:




I very often had the problem with either the sky to bright, or the ground to dark. Mask do help, but very often they have their limitations.

It's not a magic weapon, but more or less a nice addition.

keep shooting,
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Re: Official "Look what I shot!" Thread

PostSun Nov 13, 2022 10:41 pm

Nice examples, Stephan. I’ve never used graduated ND filters, but you illustrate how much they can help outdoors.
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Re: Official "Look what I shot!" Thread

PostMon Nov 14, 2022 7:17 am

I shoot outdoos a lot and always had the problem with inconsitencies in brightness (sky vs. ground). If your camera has enough latitude, masks may work to dial it back a little. But there was often too much of a difference for me to dial it back (blown out sky).

There are certainly limitations like trees in the foreground or shooting a skyline, so I wouldn't by a complete set. But it can help a lot and sometimes add some character to the scene.
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Re: Official "Look what I shot!" Thread

PostTue Nov 15, 2022 9:27 am

Medieval-fantasy long film, produced by our association "Trustwonder Production" and which required several years of hard but passionate work.

The latest teaser for the film, introduced by the antagonist:

English subtitles available.


The film was mainly shot with the Blackmagic Cinema Camera, aerial views with the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera and slomo scenes with Red Epic M.
Graded in Resolve.
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Re: Official "Look what I shot!" Thread

PostFri Nov 18, 2022 5:25 am

Die Bürde 2022


Finally able to release this shortfilm
about St. Nicholas and the Krampus.
Took us almost 2 years to finish it and we waited for the Krampus season to release it on YouTube.
Shot during Covid 19 and then it took a while to find someone to do the music.
Shot mainly on Nikon Z6 and some parts on Sony FX3.
We used an Inspire 2 for the drone shots.
Location: Salzburg / Austria
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Re: Official "Look what I shot!" Thread

PostFri Nov 25, 2022 1:02 am

Hi folks;
Lots of you have given me great ideas, so some are illustrated in this film. To say it took time and changes is an understatement. Because of Covid restrictions for cast and crew and then wildfires and smoke and shutdowns for those reasons we had to re-envision the film three times, and do most of the sound track remotely. All said we are please with it. 90% shot on Ursa G2 with Nikon glass, except for stills and archival footage. Have a look:
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Re: Official "Look what I shot!" Thread

PostFri Nov 25, 2022 1:03 am

Not sure why it will not post here but swing over to Vimeo. Cheers Richard
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