Got to spend a couple of days shooting the cliffs, waterfalls, rivers, beaches, forests, and shipwrecks of the beautiful Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.
Shot in 2.5k raw on the Blackmagic Cinema Camera, processed in Adobe Lightroom, and edited in Premiere. Uploaded to Vimeo at 2.5k.
Lenses used were the Sigma 10-20 4-5.6 and Tamron 28-75 2.8. A circular polarizer was used for some shots.
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For those curious about my workflow, it is as follows: I use Lightroom since I haven't had a chance to learn Resolve and am very familiar with Lightroom. After this trip, I basically imported all of my footage (~500gb) into a new catalog in Lightroom. Lightroom automatically brings in the file folders and you can organize via those. So each folder is a clip basically. I shot my footage ETTR, so a lot of it looked blown out once imported into Lightroom. For most shots, I had to drop the exposure at least 1 or 2 stops. Once, I got the exposure in the ballpark, I adjusted white balance if necessary. Also, Lightroom 5 has a pretty powerful highlight/shadow recovery, so most shots have the highlights pulled way down and the shadows pulled up a bit. A few of the static shots have a ND grad added in Lightroom as well. Additional adjustments to blacks, whites, contrast, etc were then made. If I shot had a variety of lighting(i.e panning from shadows into highlights) I would make the adjustments at the beginning of the shot, then go to the other end of the clip and apply those adjustments, see how it looked and then try to find a good average between them. Once I got my adjustments how I wanted them for that clip, I would then paste the settings to the rest of the frames in that shot. After that, I just exported the entire clip as a series of JPG's at the original resolution. Premiere then allows you to import the JPG's as an image sequence. Premiere actually is really speedy when working with image sequences. My computer has far more trouble editing GoPro footage (1080p/h264) than the 2.5k footage from the BMCC.