Notes from the Advanced Camera Workshop, self-shooters and camera operators in particular will find it useful, so enjoy and check out the videos at the end.
In terms of visual, when you here the term shallow it equals blurry, its more for storytelling. The opposite is deep depth of field like the JVC camera.
The circle of confusion is critical when talking about depth of field.
The 3 things that affect depth of field are lens aperture, focal length and subject distance. Some also say sensor size.
Log curves – see arri website
Alexa camera stimulator
Always shoot in log rythmic rather than rec 709. It will look flat and washed out but there will be more lattitude when it comes to colour grading.
Dit: A Digital Image Technician understands the look up table, makes sure the camera is set up the right way, monitors the p3 image, he’s also the clap loader and data arrangler. Uses a minimum of 4 back up systems.
PL mount is the industry standard
Always shoot 25 fps unless its a feature film
Default shutter speed at 180degrees
See cinematic anamorphic lenses. They have 4:3 sensors.
The 6 fundamentals of cinematograpy are: gain, focus, audio, exposure, white balance and I missed the last one, can anybody remind me?
Digibeta was used to master major productions.
Use film stocks based on the environment you’re shooting in.
3D can’t be shot on film, it’s always digital.
Panasonic 101 parameters before drama shoot:
Sw mode low 200 high 800
Sw mode atw for white balance
Std mean auto iris
To build a clean look use these settings:
Detail coring: +2
Chroma level: -2
Master ped: +2
Gamma: cine D
Matrix: Norm 2
Types of lenses used:
20mm pancake lens ideal for getting close up.
35mm macro lens good for focusing on eyes.
100mm with red rock adapter.
Always convert files to pro res in final cut by setting the scratch disk in system settings.
Videos from the session, messing with lenses