1. This is a video I made to test the Technicolor Cinestyle preset for my Canon 7D. It basically is a free download for Canon DSLRs that greatly opens up the shadow areas of the image. The picture as shot will look very washed out, (MANY examples of uncorrected technicolor cine footage on VIMEO) so it needs to be color corrected in post production to dial in the correct black and white and color saturation settings. But once you do.....WOW! It adds more dynamic range to the image, and it doesn't have that DSLR, super contrasted look as much. I also feel the moire is reduced quite a bit!

    To really test things out, I shot what I consider a contrast range torture test! A mountain stream on a bright sunny day, with lots of dappled light. Bright, bright highlights and deep, dark shadows!

    I then transcoded all the footage into ProRes LT, imported and edited in Final Cut Pro and then used Magic Bullet Looks to color grade all the shots. Basically I used lift/gamma/gain and then color saturation. I did not use curves as I found it crushed the blacks and blew out the whites a bit too much. Actually I had issues getting the LUT (Look up table) Technicolor supplies to load into Magic Bullet Look Up Buddy (I think my system- a G5 PPC-is too old to properly use it!). I felt using Lift/gamma/gain gave me the best tonal gradations anyway, especially for nature subjects where a real cine tone isn't as needed.

    I mostly used my Tamron lenses. My trusty 17-55 F2.8 and the super zoom 18-270 F3.5-6.3. Kept shutter speed at 60 at all times, using ND filters when needed to expose properly.

    Remember, this is shot using Technicolor cinestyle, but then color corrected in post. Your footage MUST be worked on after you shoot it, it does not look like this out of the camera. It amounts to alot more work in post production, is it worth it? I think so! I found this to make the 7D footage look quite stunning, especially considering what I usually get shooting such a contrasty subject.

    Music is from Stock20.com, an excellent source for buyout music.

    Enjoy!

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  2. When you get up early, magic things happen!

    This was all shot with my V1U while camping. No lens adapter, just the stock lens. Filmed entirely in the Adirondack Mountains of Upstate New York at about 5am. The nights make the air cooler than the water, when the morning comes, a nice mist forms. It's a magic time that only lasts for about 30 minutes.

    I didn't actually SEE any Sirens...but I swear I could hear them...just like in the music! (the music is something I bought from Music2Hues). Relax and enjoy.

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  3. -Winner of the 2013 National Magazine Awards for best Multimedia piece of the year-
    Cheetahs are the fastest runners on the planet. Combining the resources of National Geographic Magazine and the Cincinnati Zoo, and drawing on the skills of an incredible crew, we documented these amazing cats in a way that’s never been done before.

    Using a Phantom camera filming at 1200 frames per second while zooming beside a sprinting cheetah, the team captured every nuance of the cat’s movement as it reached top speeds of 60+ miles per hour.

    The extraordinary footage that follows is a compilation of multiple runs by five cheetahs during three days of filming.

    For more information about cheetah conservation, visit causeanuproar.com/

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  4. Video Recorded during the first course on Natural building at Schumacher college in 2012.
    schumachercollege.org.uk/

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  5. Animation created in Flash and After Effects looking at mans relationship with the natural world.
    Music: In the Hall of the Mountain King by Edvard Grieg.

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    Copyright © 2012 stevecutts.com

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