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seems like the inevitable jump nowadays for event cinematographer is to showcase and utilize their skills elsewhere in commercial production.
with that said; I'm going to go backwards and start sharing some of the commercials i've produced outside of weddings in the past 2 years.
conceptualized + directed by myw
for those that food/wine lovers in canada; i'm sure you will recognize jamie kennedy + tony aspler from citytv/680news; their food/wine reviews/articles/gourmet recipes/books they've written/food + wine awards, and of course their various restaurant's as well.
"now or never // stars go dim" used with permission. thank you themusicbed.com
CAMERAS + GLASS
- shot with Canon 5dmkii's in 24p.
- zeiss zf 50/2, zeiss 35/1.4 (the new one released in 2011), zeiss 100/2 makro, zeiss 21/2.8
- canon 14/2.8, canon 50/1.2
STABILIZATION + LIGHTING
- cinevate atlas 10 mounted many times upside down via manfrotto tripods
-manfrotto 561b monpods.
-a brand new Kessler KC ULTRA crane with K-pod tripod system. this thing is smooth and SOLID. one of the best features of this badboy is that for weddings; i can set it up in 8 ft mode as it's relatively easy/quick to setup. for commercials where i have more time; the crew can go all out via the epic 12 ft setups.
-interviews were all shot via zeiss 50/100 zf dual coverage and all cooking sequences were also double covered as well. a handful of little 150w lowel pro-lights performed art direction duties adding scones to help texturize backgrounds, and relatively compact 200w lowel caselights provided the key and fills for the on screen talents.
- $5 whitecards were complete lifesavers when shooting outside (eliminating blowouts while providing natural bounce-fills when needed) during the wrong times of day.
COLOUR + SOUND
-Sennheiser wireless + TASCAM audio recorder (boom mic's on order for 2012).
-SOUNDSOAP completed audio cleanup. i have to point out that Soundsoap is FAST + EASY to learn and use. huge thanks to Ray Roman for showing me this software.
-due to availability of the on screen talent schedules; some exterior shots had to be shot during mid day in direct harsh sunlight. to preserve as much detail during these harsh+contrasty situations I would use technicolor cinestyle for these tricky situations. from there the quick and easy to use newblueFX (and some of my legacy magic bullet filters) performed all color correction duties in post.
-prores 422 as a master file, but for web/iphone/appleTv i finally gave try to the 10mps iphone4/ipad format. i couldn't help by notice 720p 5mpbs was producing heavy compression artifacting from all exterior shots with an abundance of leaves/shadows/nature.
the 10mpbs iphone4/ipad format gave me a HUGE bounceback in quality.
best of all is that this larger format streams and plays flawlessly to the various appleTv's throughout my home without problem. :)