Posted 17 August 2011 - 11:09 AM
Jake Owen performance
Six songs, five cameras-Canon 5D's and Panny AF100, two passes each, edited from iso's. Shot this with an old Flyer. They loooove seeing glimpses of the jib and Steadicam operators in the shots. They also love to use the "in-between-moves" stuff as texture.
They decided to add a "distressed film look" complete with a nasty amount of film weave to much of the footage, including virtually every Steadicam shot. Makes me dizzy trying to critique my own operating.
Posted 19 August 2011 - 01:33 PM
that weave is indeed ridiculous--you can see it on the sides of the frame, pulsing in and out. They weren't doing you any favors with that.
Nice how they around the :35 sec mark show the bass player clearly playing, but he hasn't even come in yet. Where do they get these editors?
Posted 22 August 2011 - 12:41 AM
Don't get me wrong, I love working with these guys and am grateful for the work!
It definitely is a lesson in "letting go"...! :-)
To be honest despite the weird editing, it looks like quite a good gig, especially if it's a repeating thing that you're getting called back for regularly. Congrats on a solid job.
Posted 08 December 2011 - 02:56 AM
Posted 08 December 2011 - 11:01 PM
The use of the 5D on the Steadicam was probably budget-related. Production rented a Flyer at a low rate (actually my old rig that I sold to the rental house). I was told a bigger rig was not in their budget.
Focus: yes, I stayed near the wide end of the zoom lens I was using, and I believe the DP upped my ISO compared to the other cameras, to allow me to shoot with some extra depth of field. If necessary I adjusted focus manually before a major move.
Posted 09 December 2011 - 11:11 PM
What a mess of small cameras. I thought if they went with a bit of a bigger more production friendly camera they could jam sync all the cameras with TC and not take months to edit the piece. They did pay a decent rate though. I used the viewfactor cage a gear ring and was able to roll my own focus, although the director would keep telling me to let the focus go!, Oh well, they look nice. I would describe the vibe on that shoot like a jam session between musicians and the camera ops, everyone just do what they feel and the post folks will make sense of it somehow.The Director Rik will just softly guide folks where he wants over the comms.
Here are a couple of pics of the rig for that shoot.
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Osvaldo Silvera, SOC, SOA
ICG IA600 DP/Camera
Posted 10 December 2011 - 07:01 PM
Different director but same approach...he lightly directed us over headsets but there was no live line cut; everything is shaped in post.
Posted 13 January 2012 - 09:36 PM
Great time over all, and great people.
Posted 12 June 2012 - 04:26 PM
Posted 18 July 2012 - 07:42 PM
I just did one of their shoots 3 weeks ago. It was an interesting situation, and I was given a great deal of freedom. 3 handheld cameras, one tripod on dolly, one jib with remote head, and myself. Rik and the crew were really cool, but I'm not sure they were the same crew that Brian worked with. I was told to make up my own shots, and that he didn't care if I was in other people's shots or if my own shots were completely in focus. It was a little difficult to navigate, especially when I was asked to attempt shots that had me crossing over stinger cables, stepping over the dolly track, or weaving underneath the jib. I feel like he seemed pleased with my work.
I've been on a couple of shoots with Rik down here in Dallas, super nice guy! The shows were PitBull and Cee Lo Green. I was handheld on a 7D and the final shows looked really cool.
Not to change the subject, but this is my first post. We just purchased a Zephyr and I'm really enjoying it. I consider myself a good hand-held guy, but this is a different beast all together. Looking forward to building my steadicam chops!
Edited by Todd Everheart, 18 July 2012 - 07:43 PM.