Art Sun, 30 Apr 17 10:51:36 -0600 Art en-CA about that feature film i did with the GH2 Mon, 17 Aug 2015 02:41:16 -0600 rozroz 13561@/talks/discussions wanted to share this with you guys, and anyone who's into making films, or just interested to hear the story.

if any of you remember, a few years ago i filmed a feature film using the non hack GH2, and made this preliminary basic "Shots" clip:

yea it was 4 years ago. and at the time i had to "bury" it because i felt it failed completely, i showed it to some producers who basically thrashed it and said it was worthless. it was very painful and traumatic experience.

well after 4 years, i suddenly decided to confront the project and see what can be done. i understood 2 things: my vital mistake then, was trying to edit the footage as a feature length, not thinking of the possibility it may not hold 80 minutes as i planned, so the first thing i did, was to cut 30 minutes and make it the best edit i could do. even if it's only 50+ minutes atm, it's still considered "feature length" at festivals, and at least now the film is "tight".

the second thing was the music. i tried composing my own ideas back then, and now it seems it was a mistake, a totally misguided feel for this kind of film once i gathered some new reference music (mostly tension drones, more horror feel), the film started to "work" much better, and this new direction guided me throughout the process. it made me produce a much more creative, efficient, interesting and better product.

so now i know exactly what's needed to complete the film. maybe a 1-2 extra scenes, i hope.

i will now start letting people watch it and see where it leads me. my main goal now is the target this to festivals that my have interest. i hope some producers/distributors here in Israel will now "dig" this film (which is kinda weird, dark, "arthouse" horror film) and help me finish it and sending it to festivals. i will even uses a kickstarter if i'll have to get the rest of the money needed.

anyway, i will be glad to hear your thoughts, experience, tips or any other words ;)

P.S - lucky i didn't sell the GH2. i already put it for sale but was too lazy to sell it.

Nudity? Nudity. Nudity! Mon, 29 Oct 2012 01:05:10 -0600 RBD 5021@/talks/discussions I have made a short video of a naked girl, extremely beautiful, articulate and intelligent, speaking about intimacy.

Presuming I can figure out how to color correct--there's a little color shift--and upload to vimeo, is it appropriate to post here?

Equipment, of course, is the GH-2, 17.5 Nokton, shooting with Sedna, available light in my studio.


Trends in Opening Credits Sun, 04 Sep 2016 19:46:40 -0600 matt_gh2 15662@/talks/discussions Thought I'd get people's ideas and observations on trends with opening credits for movies. I've noticed that it's much less common to see actors and directors listed in opening credits. I still see studio, production companies, and film title listed in the beginning of movies. Is this trend something new in last few years? I know a few movies have done it in past, but seems that's the trend for most now. Also, what do you guys like seeing in opening credits in terms of who's listed, style and timing of credits, and whether animation and graphics is added or not?

Beyond the Blue Horizon Sun, 10 Jul 2016 18:52:41 -0600 kurth 15337@/talks/discussions

Making Old SDX900 SD camera, Panasonic Dvx100's older brother look like 8mm film Thu, 23 Jun 2016 15:18:31 -0600 eddavid 15272@/talks/discussions Here's a link:

Trying to replicate film using a SD camera - something interesting about starting with a SD camera with CCD sensor to get to this effect vs using a higher res camera. Also blooming the highlights

Also interested in seeing what people's favorite film grain is.

Cinematographer Vittorio Storaro Warns of "Major Problem" in the Field Mon, 06 Jun 2016 01:51:46 -0600 caveport 15178@/talks/discussions He stated that a trend that has emerged with the use of digital cameras is that “people want to work faster or show that they can use less light, but they don’t look for the proper light the scenes needs. That isn’t cinematography, that’s recording an image. ... I was never happy in any set to just see available light,” said Storaro, who has won Oscars for Apocalypse Now, Reds and The Last Emperor. "Even in very important films that take Academy Awards, you can record an image without location lighting. But that's not necessarily the right light for the character. We have to always move a story forward, not step back."

It's all about relation chips or layers and layers and layers Tue, 10 May 2016 21:10:33 -0600 maxr 15068@/talks/discussions image

Hi there PV's folks and folkatrinas

What's this thread about?
Easy, preferable AUDIO-VISUAL content that's inspiring, deep (layered/rich in relations/emotionally/etc.), that triggers something, that connects to you, that helps to understand, to appreciate, that humbles, that provokes thunders onto your cones. Personally and as in language I'm also very interested in the possible relations within the image itself, with following images, in a group.

At the risk of maybe sounding snob - but on the other hand I'm already used to going solo and don't really give an oxter - I'ld much prefer if things posted here have a kind of personal "attitude" towards them and are not simply copy pasted from some rainbow making web bordello... nuthin wrong with those. That doesn't mean "intelligent" stuff, or intellectual... more like felt, lived, alive!! =)

Danila Tkachenko


Bill Nighy is there also 'cause he has Dupuytren's Contracture, a hereditary condition which causes the ring and little fingers of each hand to be permanently bent inwards towards the palm.
this one rightfully deserves its own room. The Magical Girl image

I'm a huge fan of Bresson, not only he embodied stories with tremendous scope and never undermined the audience; on the contrary nurturing their capabilities of putting together a whole; but he used film language in a very clever, clear and rich way, also brilliant close ups. In the second part of this video there's some examples regarding his Pickpocket. BTW people producing essays should be more respectful of the film's original title or titles, as it is the case with A Man Scaped... the originals titles are Un condamné à mort s'est échappé ou Le vent souffle où il veut loosely translated as A Man Escaped or The wind blows where it wills =)

See beings and things in their separate parts. Render them independent in order to give them a new dependence

From Bresson's Notes on Cinematography


Nick Brandt - maybe the best photographs ever Thu, 24 Mar 2016 19:11:48 -0600 kurth 14866@/talks/discussions

Editing conventions? Tue, 09 Feb 2016 03:14:22 -0700 suresure123 14552@/talks/discussions Anyone know any good resources for editing techniques. Ive read a coup of books on editing but they always end up being more philosophical rather that practically show you some different ways to edit. Ideally free resources online. I want it to cover exhaustively the different kind of editing conventions that affect the narrative.

I saw this and wondered if there are any similar online tutorials or info, this is great but only a few conventions....I assume there are a lot more.

*Note to forum owner. Why not make a few more filmmaking threads. Editing, Scriptwriting, Cinematography, Documentary? Squeezing everything that isn't about a new camera product into 'Art' needs to end.

Help needed for Galapagos Adventure/documentary Fri, 10 Oct 2014 03:21:57 -0600 Brumbazz 11527@/talks/discussions Not even sure I'm in the right catagory but I'm going to Ecuador in November with my 70 year old mom (she's still tough). We're visiting the Amazonas rainforest for a week then spending a week visiting the Galapagos.

We're both very interested in nature and wildlife, so both places will be great for that.

I would like to make some sort of documentary out of the trip, that's a little more then just an animated postcard. I have little experience in this as I have mainly done extreme stuff like skydiving, skiing and kitesurfing.

I'm bringing my GH2 with 14-140, 14f2.5, 25f1.4 and 45f1.8, a small portable light, a Røde Video mic pro and a tripod with a video head. I'm planning on using the Moon T8 or Spizz T7 and currently not really sure, whether to shoot in 30 or 24 fps or if I should use 30 played at 24 to slow things down a little for nature shots.

I also bring my GoPro 3+ black with various mounts.

I am reasonably capable in editing and colorcorrection, so what I'm looking for is help/advice/tricks on storytelling and getting the shots I need for that.

I know this is a very wide and open question but I see so much talent on this site, so I was hoping on some shared knowledge.

Thanks in advance :-)

Interview with 'Blair Witch' Director Daniel Myrick Fri, 31 Oct 2014 07:52:20 -0600 MarcioK 11681@/talks/discussions Very interesting interview about his newest movie, "Under The Bed" - he talks about his processes and thoughts about making the movie.

And talks with a lot of detail about the technical side of the movie - which (surprise) was totally shot with...Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras.

Good looking fonts Wed, 12 Aug 2015 10:47:03 -0600 tonalt 13535@/talks/discussions Don't know why, but it's always hard to find good looking font for movie title text, credits etc.. especially for drama, so funny fonts are out of questions.

Any recommendations? Links to free fonts? Commercial fonts also ok, if not too expensive.

Of course it's also matter of taste, but let's see :)

Directors Series - Stanley Kubrick Sat, 11 Jul 2015 05:56:29 -0600 matthere 13361@/talks/discussions I found these interesting..

support creator:

Art Craft Truth Wed, 29 Apr 2015 13:17:39 -0600 MikeLinn 12891@/talks/discussions

Less Gear = More Creativity - Just do Something... and do not care if it frets... Sat, 04 Apr 2015 17:02:10 -0600 apefos 12745@/talks/discussions People in video/audio production are common known for GAS (gear addiction syndrome) . The videos below has the cure for you ... do not feel humiliated , feel with a new open world for you, a simpler world ... more productive ... more challenging ... (pay attention to the simple and great cinematography also!!! "whatch this!!!..."

The art of shooting on wide lenses: Lubezki Thu, 05 Mar 2015 06:43:19 -0700 AlbertZ 12533@/talks/discussions I've found this essay on on the cinematography by Lubezki in Birdman. Lubezki, who is famous for his work with Terrence Malick, here uses essentially two primes throughout the film: a 12mm and 16mm on the Alexa (which are 18mm and 24mm on full frame, very very wide). I was impressed with how natural is the look: Lubezki's style is never "highly stylized", despite of the extreme wide angles. The article is rich of BTS, really glad to share it :)

Storytelling with light and shadow Thu, 15 Jan 2015 19:48:23 -0700 mickos 12184@/talks/discussions Nice selection of cinematographers all in one twenty minute short at

Cassetteboy Release brilliant new David Cameron Rap Wed, 01 Oct 2014 12:13:06 -0600 driftwood 11466@/talks/discussions Hilarious! Perfect piss take released during the Tory conference and election season :-)

Let's get them out!

A recent exception to the copyright designs and patents act 1998 (which comes into force today) allows this sort of thing to use copyright material so long as its funny!


I had the pleasure of booking Cassetteboy (versus DJ Rubbish) for Brighton Spiegeltent during our Fringe / Festival 2014 and we had two of the craziest, funniest, bonkers nights of the whole festive period. These guys are great and all you Brits must try and see them if they come to your area on tour.

What's the best "behind the scenes" or filming making documentaries (apart from "Heart of Darkness") Sun, 15 Apr 2012 21:30:46 -0600 azza_act 2877@/talks/discussions Wondering what's out there on the web or DVD/BD special features. In all aspects of filming making. Cheers

Along the Norman coast - shot with GH3 Tue, 26 Aug 2014 04:11:18 -0600 Odur 11122@/talks/discussions A small video shot during a short trip in Normandy.

SO much better than a Michael Bay film Thu, 03 Jul 2014 09:33:12 -0600 rockroadpix 10719@/talks/discussions Awe.some.

Great female directors Thu, 08 Mar 2012 14:35:58 -0700 oscillian 2531@/talks/discussions So who are your favourite female director/s?

Lisa Cholodenko (love her episodes on six feet under)
Susanne Bier (Solid stuff always)
Cathryn Bigelow (Point Break is what got me hooked to cinema in the first place)

Keep em coming!

GH4 4K does Super 8 anamorphic Tue, 17 Jun 2014 02:14:41 -0600 sebfarges 10622@/talks/discussions

Yes I have just received the GH4 this morning :) 1st test : why not put my 60’s baby Hypergonar anamorphic 1.75X lens in the 4K cinema mode ? :) Fast filming, run and gun documentary style, focusing improvisation Doing 4K is for me like in 2006 when I went from SD to HDV. A huge orgasm ! Viva GH4 ! :) Baby Hypergonar anamorphic 1.75X lens on Qioptiq LINOS Mevis-C C-mount lens 35mm f1.6 (most of the shot were taken at f2) No diopter, no CC, variable Cokin ND filter EOSHD guide cineV preset settings 4KC mode 1080P streaming version on Vimeo, 4K version available for download 180° shutter speed 200 ASA

Shorts Shot on Film! Wed, 07 May 2014 08:37:39 -0600 jpbturbo 10330@/talks/discussions ITT, Shorts that are shot on film.

This thread is to remind people what film actually looks like. Funky homebrewed filters that apply arbitrary color curves to your digital footage is not a real film look. Applying too much grain, scratches, and light leaks is not a film look. I have never shot moving images on film but I've shot my share of stills on a Honeywell Pentax Spotmatic that my mom bought back in the late 1960's and the instagram style colour filters that are touted as a film look for stills and video drive me insane.

Feel free to share your own shorts or music videos that are shot on film. 35, 16, 8mm, and even Imax is welcome here. To keep it easy to navigate and discuss lets keep it to one video per post.

Here's the first, Shot on Kodak 35mm with ARRI cameras.

UPTODATE Best Independent film festivals across the UK / Europe / World - Please Add Here Sun, 20 Oct 2013 06:06:15 -0600 driftwood 8489@/talks/discussions I am compiling a list of the best annual independent film festivals around UK predominantly, Europe / worldwide would also be good to have. I think it could be a useful worldwide maintained guide to festivals here too for p-v members. I am not particularly interested in the obvious 'biggies' like Sundance etc because they are well covered.

For example, we have 'Cine City' here in Brighton, UK, which starts this November, showcasing up and coming film talent, artists moving image, exhibitions, etc.

So I would like to try and keep a maintained guide here on personal-view for us all to use. Many festival list sites are out of date, so ensure your festival details are correct. Please help by adding your town's festival below.

Please submit below the festival name, website link, submissions info, dates, etc. as my example;-

Thin Crust - Short Film shot on a hacked GH2 Sun, 27 Apr 2014 10:43:37 -0600 or2512 10264@/talks/discussions Hi, just finished my first short film, tell me what you think!


British Pathé newsreels available online Sun, 20 Apr 2014 18:29:55 -0600 MarcioK 10208@/talks/discussions Don't know if it was already posted (the search engine did not return anything): the Pathé News newsreels (about 85000) are freely available online on YouTube. If you like historical footage, is pure gold.

(the Hindenburg movie is very well known)

Brokenman Trailer Wed, 16 Apr 2014 03:22:12 -0600 vesubio 10175@/talks/discussions Trailer advance of Brokenman / Avance del trailer de Brokenman
GH3+voigtlander 25mm+tokina 11-16mm thanks for sharing /gracias por compartir

Philomena' the movie, DP'd by Robbie Ryan= Beautifully shot! Sun, 30 Mar 2014 11:11:42 -0600 maranfilms 10004@/talks/discussions Went yesterday to watch this film, I loved the cinematography. I only wish more movies were shot this way. There was no CGI, or ridiculous un-motivated shots to stimulate the dumbed down unappreciative masses. Nope, just good old cinema at it's best, where shot composition, natural lighting, and film stock are used as a tool to tell the story and create a feel unmatched by silly computer generated effects, even though the majority of the film was shot on the Arri Alexa. However, when the s16 made it's appearance, it worked wonderfully well to convey time change and a feeling of saddened loneliness. The acting was also fantastically convincing, there's no silicone injected duck lip plastic people with bleached white Chiclet teeth and a side of Botox, really, It didn't need the Hollywood glamour and all the façade that goes with. The acting, cinematography and script was more than adequate to tell this story. My only critique was the scoring, don't get me wrong, it's not that it was bad, I just feel it didn't convey as much emotion as it could have, of course it's subjective and being that I'm life long musician, I tend to be somewhat critical. Others may disagree. In closing, If you want to kill a couple hrs. and gorge yourself with some cinematic eye candy, it's well worth the price of admission and a box of popcorn.

The 12 O'Clock Boys. 4 minute documentary. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 04:36:04 -0600 brianl 9968@/talks/discussions I think this is exceptional. Defiance, passion, Americana. NY Times posted it. YMMV

I don't know these guys, never heard of them, but they're good. Filmmakers Lofty Nathan, Kevin Tran, Joe Williams et al