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    Directing first ever Commercial

    Hello folks, Coming on here for a bit of a pep talk! On Monday I will be Directing my first Commercial spot for a national client. I'm from a small Corporate and Music video background where I'm usually self shooting but I've done a couple of really successful Corporates for a marketing...
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    True Detective style opening.

    Hi folks, I'm shooting a music video next week, it's studio based and with one performer, my plan is to shoot his performance then overlay abstract stock footage detailing the themes of the song onto his face. I've never shot nor edited for this style before and I am a little apprehensive as I...
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    Why does this footage look wrong?

    Hi folks, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGYwF46k2aw&feature=youtu.be (apologies for the 10 seconds of black at the beginning) I've been gathering showreel footage recently by going around local institutions and filming people doing what they enjoy doing the most. I got this great footage...
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    GH2 and BMPCC for shoot abroad,what to use?

    Hi folks, I have both a hacked GH2 and a Black Magic Pocket Cinema Camera along with a panny 14-45 3.5-5.6, Canon FD 50 1.4, 24 2.8 and Tamron 80-200 3.5. Basicallly next week I travel to Santorini (greek island) with the better half and I want to get some nice reel shots.I won't be backing up...
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    BMPCC Ninja or SmallHD?

    Hi folks, Having recently picked up a BMPCC to go alongside my trusty hacked GH2, I have spent some time playing with it and seeing what needs adding to the package. I have come to the conclusion that for my type of work the two missing pieces are the screen and the amount of card space taken...
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    RAW files are multiplying on import?

    Hi folks, Having just importing my first RAW files from my new BMPCC into Premiere, it would seem I have dozens of the same clips in the folder? I dragged a folder into the timeline and it was the same 15 second clip dozens of times? I'm guessing I have got something very simple wrong...
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    How to get this form factor?

    Not 100 percent sure I'm using the right term there but how do I get my films to be this form factor? http://vimeo.com/groups/188659/videos/100042636 Is that done in post or in cam? Cheers.
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    Any members up't north?Manchester etc?

    Hi folks, Just wondering if any other members are from Manchester or the North West, I have joined a few Facebook groups but they don't seem very lively and it would be great to be able to collaborate with other film makers who can hopefully compliment each others skills (My sound lets me down...
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    Premiere CC won't open with Intel hd4000?

    Hi folks, I decided after a nightmare day with fcp7 (gamma shift issues after exporting that I am fed up of) that I would move to premiere, especially as I have been thinking about tinkering with AE and the Adobe CC monthly package seems a good value when pricing up the 2 of them. I am however...
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    Good lighting books?

    Hi folks, I have recently read the fantastic '5 C's of Cinematography' and employed techniques from it in my last documentary piece. My aim is to be a successful cinematographer and as such I would like to learn more about lighting techniques. Does anybody know of any books similar to the...
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    Moving to the US to do a masters?

    Hi folks, Having recently finished University here in the UK with a first class honours degree, I began to wonder if a masters degree would be a logical next step towards being employed. I want to be a cinematographer and my end of year piece at University received a decade high score of 83...
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    Filming for DVD distribution?

    Hi folks, I am currently working on a project that i am hoping to deliver by DVD to around 500 clients. My last projects have been web delivery and I have no experience in filming for DVD. What should I look out for when shooting that will make life easier down the line? It will be shot on a...
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    Financial viability of my new project.

    Hi folks, Having recently completed several personal projects and graduated from University as a mature student with a very respectable first class degree, I am now once more in the big bad real world. I am looking at making enough money through freelancing to firstly and most importantly pay...
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    First film finished,what now?

    Having recently finished the edit on my first film,I am now not quite sure what to do with it. Now I know what most of you are thinking,its my first film and it is therefore just a learning exercise and only really worthy of now moving on from, however I really do think it has some merit. The...
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    Another GH4 thread...sorry.Upgrading.

    Hi folks, Having had my gh2 for around a year now and currently using it successfully daily for my sports broadcasting work,I have just taken a look at the cost of them on ebay and my heart sunk. My plan has always been to keep the gh2 for as long as possible but without letting the resale...
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    Best handheld mic.

    I have recently returned from driving around europe filming my first documentary.Now I am home I need to film some street interviews and will require a handheld microphone. I use a tascam dr-05 for audio recording and have used it as a mic before too but it doesn't look great on screen. I am...
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    FCP7 Gamma shift?

    Hi folks, Having just changed my MBP out for a fully specced mac mini for editing, I have now come across the gamma shift issue with FCP7. Basically when exporting via compressor the gamma gets changed and the footage looks washed out and over exposed. I have come up with somewhat of a work...
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    GH2 White balance issue?

    I have recently picked up a 'known' 18% grey card in order to to help with my white balance and allow me to use my new lightmeter. However I have just been experimenting with it and the results are far from expected. I am in a room with one big incandescent chinese lantern as the light...
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    Macbook upgrade,what spec to go for?

    Hi folks, I currently run a 2011 Macbook Pro 13 inch,500GB 5400rpm HDD,8GB Ram and 2.4ghz intel core 2 duo. I use FCP7 for editing and correction,Apple color for grading. My Macbook is worth around £650 on ebay and I am thinking of selling it on and putting in the difference for a new one I can...
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    Is crowd sourcing for me?

    I am currently finishing off a script for a short I would like to make that's purpose is actually an anti-smoking campaign. I am hoping that the short will be used as part of anti-smoking charity campaigns and thus will be helpful for altruistic reasons if not necessarily financially. Is this...
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