Category: ‘Filmmaking’

Reasons to shoot 4K if you’re an indie filmmaker

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There are some really good arguments out there about why you don’t need to shoot in 4K (or even higher resolutions) and most arguments are easily augmented by motion picture camera manufacturer ARRI who for the last 10 years has felt 2K acquisition as adequate for their digital cinema camera line. As someone who does a lot of post production …

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Adding Film grain in Resolve

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For those looking to add film grain in Davinci Resolve there are probably at least three ways I can think of doing this off the top of my head but for today I wanted to share a method using a 35mm film grain scan combined with a NODE and EXTERNAL MATTE which can offer a lot of flexibility and advantages. …

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Nice grade in Sony Catalyst Browse

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Below are some frame grabs from a recent series of commercial spots my production company was hired to shoot for Philips, which I worked as the Director of Photography on. The looks shown here are not the final grade and only the result of some playing around in Sony Catalyst Browse software which I have been using since it’s release …

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Logmar Super 8mm film camera

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For those who aren’t aware, film is back.   Recently I had a chance to test a beta version of the Logmar Super 8mm film camera combined with a c-mount Schneider 6-66mm zoom lens on my Steadicam. The camera & lens is owned by local Toronto film camera fanatic and serious enthusiast Nick Kovats. I have to start off by saying this is no …

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