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    watch Rough Cut: What would you do with it?

    I would expose properly for the background and bring soft lights (or just a giant reflector) on the subject. If you're shooting with a good enough camera, you probably don't even need ti additional lighting, you'll have enough dynamic range to expose for both and some post-production work will...
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    watch Rough Cut: What would you do with it?

    You deliberately shot it to look amateurish and bad ?
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    Need advice for Class Graduation Film

    Hi everyone, It's been a while I've visited IT since there lots of stuff going on keeping me off filmmaking. I'm approaching graduation (Energy Engineering) and for the Graduation Ceremony, there is usually a short and official (read : approved by administration) video thats is screened to...
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    Breaking Bad

    Same feeling here. VG is so much in control of his show, it's just fantastic to watch.
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    Breaking Bad

    I'm just gonna bump this as a prelude to the upcoming Finale. 5x14 was hard on the feelings, 5x15 was a masterful piece of art. Don't know how I'm gonna cope with life when the series ends :(. FYI, the last episode is titled Felina. That's Fe for Iron, Li for Lithium and Na for Sodium. These...
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    Is it worth helping to make a feature if it's intended for youtube only?

    Deep focus and long lenses don't work well together. There are no noticeable problems at 18mm, you can deal with it by working on the composition.
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    Do you really need a lot of people to make a marketable film?

    There is no need. But it's better if you have dedicated people so you can concentrate on other stuff. Directing actors is hardly something you can do while operating the camera and pulling focus. All the brain time you give to the technical stuff is brain time you're not giving to the...
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    Is it worth helping to make a feature if it's intended for youtube only?

    I usually don't even bother clicking on H44 threads but once in a while, I just can't help it. Plus the whole "someone is wrong on the Internet" thing...
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    Is it worth helping to make a feature if it's intended for youtube only?

    This is wrong. Even at f2.8, you can get infinite focus if you focus beyond the hyperfocal (which is at 17.7ft for a 17mm lens on APS-C). That is to say, at f2.8, on a 17 mm lens on APS-C, a subject at 9 feet from camera and another one at 18 and another one at 30 are all three in focus. But a...
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    Is it worth helping to make a feature if it's intended for youtube only?

    Good. You forgot to answer the other questions : what camera and what focal length ? (just so you know, there is no camera/lens in the world that will allow you to have focus on something very close to the lens at the same time than something very far... there is a balance that needs to be...
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    Having two different objects in focus

    Stopping down is not always enough. There are many more parameters like focal length, and the distance between the camera and the actor.
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    Having two different objects in focus

    I really think the out of focus actor is the best route to go. He doesn't need a greenscreen. He will have to use masks but nothing else. This is your video file : !--------------------------------------------------------------------! A ! B ! C A is the...
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    Having two different objects in focus

    At what focal length, on what camera and what aperture was that shot ? Anyway, rack focus would work but not the way you describe it. The actor needs to be out of focus in the final shot. You let the actor do his stuff, then you rack focus to the clock while your actor stays there for a while...
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    Is it worth helping to make a feature if it's intended for youtube only?

    You don't need a tripod. Put the camera on the ground, on a chair, on a wall, on the roof of a car, on a brick, on someone's dead body if you want to. Now do it and demonstrate your focus problem at f8 before I slap you in the face. Also, try to see what happens if one the actors move 15...
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    Is it worth helping to make a feature if it's intended for youtube only?

    Can you upload this test ? (if the camera is shaking like in a freakin hurricane, I'm gonna send someone to chop your hands off). (also, while you're at it, tell me what Focal Length you shot at and on what camera and confirm the f/8 aperture).
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