A special 3-Hour Learning Lab with Sennheiser’s David Missall, who reviews the best techniques for the best sound covering a variety of microphone basics for boom, shotgun, lapel, interview and wireless applications with a tutorial on how to eliminate unwanted noise. A mock scene will be recorded and played back to practice (and then review) mic placement.
David Missall is an expert in the field of RF wireless technology. As a National Market Development manager for Sennheiser Electronic Corporation, Missall consults prominent news and sports broadcasters, theaters and live music stages on multi-channel wireless installations and events, system design and frequency coordination, microphone selection. Missall has also provided RF wireless solutions and troubleshooting support for several broadcast networks and organizations, including CNN, ESPN, Univision Network, Fox Sports, CBS, Speed Channel and NASCAR. Missall is a member of the Sennheiser Global RF Expert program, which is a company-wide network of Sennheiser RF application engineers that support customers throughout the world.
Ive created a LUT that is a shortcut for you to get alexa r709-like color and contrast from your Magic lantern 5dm3 .raw files. Not as good as alexa of course, but gets you in a similar league "right out of camera". Ill keep on working on it. Enjoy!
How to expose for the LUT: This is meant for an image that is has middle grey underexposed by about 2/3 stop, you can do this by looking at the meter in live view or by using a light meter.
Note on installing the LUT in resolve: you may need to remove the .txt extension on the LUT to .cube (right click-> get info-> change extension to .cube under the "name and extension" tab
Also, Be sure to follow instructions regarding the raw clip settings in Resolve or this LUT will not work as intended- BMD film for both gamma and color, the click "highlight protection"- THEN apply Hunters LUT to the clip- it will look horrible unless you do this. Thanks!
My first tutorial so go easy on me! This video is a demonstration of workflow using Resolve- it also explains how to use and install the LUT I made to make your 5dm3 uncompressed magic lantern raw video footage look more like something you would get from a higher end cinema camera (i.e. Alexa, ect) great skin tones, pleasing highlights and shadows...
Just download the LUT and files below.
Its meant for exposing the 5dm3 when shooting raw at around -1/2 stop to 2/3 of a stop underexposure, but feel free to experiment with both over and under exposure.
The reasoning behind the LUT:
The majority of footage from the raw hack you come across on the internet is processed incorrectly, saturation is usually way too high, skin looks strange, shadows are lifted to the extreme, highlights are brought down way to far so you can see the hard clip to white- films dont look like that.
What this LUT does is mimic the rec709 image out of an alexa (I actually modified it from a log-c to r709 LUT), the highlights roll to white and clip nicely, the blacks as well roll into black- skintones are soft and for the most part- accurate, nothing is over saturated, just an overall pleasing look strait "out of camera". Once you apply this LUT and learn the workflow, you shouldnt need to much *if any* additional color correction. I will continue to develop the LUT to improve it- feel free to do the same.
IMPORTANT NOTE!: Resolve defaults color temp to 6500k in this workflow, you can change that white balance setting in the Camera Raw tab and apply to the needed clips.
The file links:
Hunter's LUT (v1.0 beta): mediafire.com/download/edi527vmjmgfe42/Hunters_5D3_LUT_beta_v1.cube
Rawmagic (free cinemadng converter):
Thanks to my friend joncontino.com for the desktop wallpaper (amazing artist)
Special thanks to Purity Ring for the music: purityringsongs.com (amazing music)
Be sure to support the ML dev team (magiclantern.fm) for unlocking this camera to RAW video- I still cant believe it!
Feel free to type questions below, Ill do my best to answer them all.
An interview, with an editor, about editing, edited.
learningdslrvideo.com/1st-promo-video/ check out my blog post for more links.
I ran across Anton Lorimer's promo videos he has done for Jasmine Star and was blown away. He created them in such as way were it was not a sale pitch but more of a story about the photographer, a "documentary promo piece" as Jasmine calls it.
I wanted to create something similar. As my journey continues on how to shoot video with a DSLR, I feel I'm at the crossroads of stepping it up to the next level. Many of the videos that I create on a weekly basis are usually just a montage of video clips put to music. While that has been a great way for me to get proficient at using all aspects of my camera, I want to step up my story telling.