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Agree with David – (endless) activity and reflectivity. I don’t think there’s a “most ROI”.
I always loved (but never tried) the “BroomCam”: rig a camera onto a broom for an ultra low ‘steadicam’.March 24, 2023 at 12:13 pm in reply to: Shooting everything in Tungsten balance the same as not using an 85 filter? #197561
” Is there any benefit to doing this versus a correct white balance in digital?!”
No. You could make tests but I don’t see this resulting in anything desirable.
What is holding the tunnel? If you sew several pieces together you could hide the seam near the scaffold. Lighting from outside could help to hide the seams too depending on the intensity of light and thickness of fabric.
“There was a serious flare but I placed a small square of white tape in the middle of the bulb facing camera and that dealt with the flare.”
If I remember correctly 16mm was an early consideration but he went with 35mm.
I don’t think it’s wrong, just too weak maybe.
If you had used a rim light, it would have separated the subject – but then it also would have looked exactly the same as thousands of other music videos shot against black. So there’s really no right or wrong.
“but a problem can arise when an actor comes in the next day with a different idea.”
Sooo, what happens if the idea is bad? How often does it happen that you have to change things for the worse because of an actor’s leverage?
Interesting, thank you!
Do you like working like you did on “Empire of Light”, where you figure it out on the day of shooting? (I feel a stressful pressure to deliver ‘right here, right now’ if I cannot ponder ahead of shooting)
“About the “bad cinematography”, would you include in it great movies with stunning images but that are so beautiful that you tend to forgot what’s their purpose and you simply stare at them?”
Good question, I just know that whenever film critics start with “The visuals are stunning” or “The landscapes are breathtaking”, I can be quite sure that the story is lacking 🙂
Thanks but I was asking if anyone knows any films that use predominantly short travel, slow dolly moves.
“You need that mass to create that slow movement in my opinion. ”
The slider I linked to does exactly that, with or without motor. It creates movement that looks like a heavy dolly move, even when just moving it an inch, which is why I consider it replacing a dolly. You can also pan and tilt. I tried dozens of sliders and none could do it, this does.
I usually embrace limitations as they force my creativity, I’m just not sure if limiting “dolly moves” to 100cm camera travel length will be too much. Many scenes will have long tracking shots (steadicam), so using less movement for the rest of the film, in theory, should work.
But it’s theory and maybe there is something out there for me to watch and get an idea if it’s worth investigating further.
I’m sorry, I don’t mean just push ins. Basically any kind of movement with a dolly, just limited to a very short distance.