1. Garden in Sunlight


    from Mind of Marcos / Added

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    Short version: This is my garden. It was sunny. Longer version: I was inspired by Matthew Allard's (check out his vimeo collection) decision to bake-in colour profiles for his Al Jezeera Canon 7D pieces so I started experimenting with different internal settings for my Sony a77. These are the results and overall, I'm pretty damn impressed. Given how compressed the codec is, the colour and dynamic range coming straight out the camera easily match anything I could do in a grade. Perhaps for a more colour-important piece I might think about using a flatter profile, although the a77 never gets particularly flat anyway so maybe not. Obviously, this doesn't show off skin tones but I've shot two short films with this profile and it's surprisingly flattering on faces with a nice warm tint to the skin (although you should white balance to taste). Anyway, the profile I used was: Standard (Sunset is also a popular choice but I never really liked it personally) Contrast 0 Saturation -1 Sharpness +1 Everything was shot with a Zeiss ZS 35mm f2.0 and Heliopan Variable ND filter. I also used a Gorillapod SLR to help me get the crazy angles and I'm pretty impressed with how stable it was. (NOTE: As expected, uploading to Vimeo drains a tiny touch of colour and contrast from the video so bear that in mind)

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    • Make-up by Chelsea - 'Black Eye'


      from Steven Michael Fadellin / Added

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      Make-up by Chelsea - 'Black Eye' www.ChelseaHillman.com -Model: Rob Russell -Camera / Post - Steven michael Fadellin - www.SFVideoPro.com

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      • We're All Just Passing Through - "Everybody Needs a Friend"


        from Shawn B. Lazo / Added

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        My first attempt at shooting a music video. Lots of fun and wrapped up in under an hour on a cold Saturday in November. Edited with a trial version of Final Cut X and graded with Magic Bullet Looks and Colorista II. Director: Pete Bune DoP/Edit/Color: Shawn Lazo Props: Melissa Johnides Driver: Mitch Steinberg Filmed on Location at Hoyt Farm in Commack, NY *3rd Take!! We're All Just Passing Through is a pop/ folk-rock band from Long Island, NY consisting of brother and sister, Travis and Alexa Johnides. "Everybody Needs A Friend" is the first single off We're All Just Passing Through's second album, Bedroom Recordings, Vol. 2 http://www.facebook.com/werealljustpassingthrough http://www.twitter.com/WAJPT Pete Bune: http://www.twitter.com/petebune Shawn Lazo: http://www.twitter.com/shawnzinho1 also on WAJPT's official youtube page: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WobNfFw_uFA&hd=1 gear: Canon 5DmkII Zeiss 35/f2 Sachtler FSB 6 Cinevate Simplis Zacuto EVF Pro Heliopan Fader ND LED Z96

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        • Shooter's Commentary: Vivian+Chao {w/Behind the Scenes Footage}


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          This is the "Shooter's Commentary" for Vivian & Chao's highlight film with some behind the scenes footage added. It is our hopes that these commentaries are fun, educational and informative. We plan on getting more (dedicated) behind the scenes footage for future commentaries. Thanks for watching, and please feel free to post questions and comments and we will get back to you shortly. -Michael

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          • Vivian+Chao {NDE} • San Francisco City Hall


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            Edit, pack, jump on a plane to San Francisco. A wonderful way to spend Christmas eve! We arrived a day early and spent time around town filming with a monopod and the very handy Cyclops from Cinevate. Vivian and Chao were so gracious and we loved spending time with them and their friends! This wedding was held at the gorgeous San Francisco City Hall. Rebecka and I are looking forward to shooting there again (sometime) soon! -M. Shooters Commentary coming soon (with behind the scenes footage). Tech Details: 5DM2, Cinevate Atlas 30, Cinevate Cyclops, Manfrotto Monopod, Glidecam 2000; Final Cut Studio / Color

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            • Beautiful Sweden [5D2]


              from Peter / Added

              During a vacation trip to the southern part of Sweden - Skåne I took my 5D mkII, Canon 70-200/4 IS, Zeiss 35/2.0 and camera slider with me. I captured some of the beautiful sights I saw and made this short piece showing this part of Sweden and some of my camera work using these lenses and the slider. The slider I have is the pro version from slidekamera.com. I went a bit different this time with settings on the 5D mkII. I used higher shutter speeds to preserve as much detail as possible, avoiding motion blur. In my bag I even had a Fader ND but I'm leaving these to others. They take away to much sharpness even on shorter focal lengths It's better to have fixed ND but also more cumbersome or do what I did - raise the shutter. I used Avid MC but didn't do any grading this time. All exposures is pretty much spot on and these days I seldom miss exposure because I know DSLRs very well after using D90, GH1, 7D and now 5D mkII. The 5D mkII is such a great camera for both stills and video and I love the mix when having Zeiss lenses on. They are superior even to Canon L lenses I think. Sadly I had a mishap with the Zeiss 35/2.0. It was in the backseat of the car and when I had to break hard and it got a bump on the focus ring. It got stuck, but when I came home I manage to make it work again albeit with an ugly bump on the ring...

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