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Flying Patriot -- The Movie! (it's done finally...)

Discussion in 'Street and Documentary' started by entropic remnants, Jun 29, 2013.

  1. entropic remnants

    entropic remnants SC All-Pro

    Mar 3, 2013
    John Griggs
    Okay it's up. I'm posting it here because I don't understand the "words/no words" bit in the video forum -- and the video uses stills in it as well, lol.

    I'm very happy with it even with it's flaws. Between misapplying filtration on the 25mm f/1.4 (I used a crappy vari-ND that dramatically reduced quality) and other "source material limitations" -- combined with my personal foul ups -- it is less than perfect.

    I will do some posts on my experience with the GH1 and GX1 for the video and discuss the technical challenges in future posts. The video used the PL 25mm f/1.4 (badly, lol); the 35-100mm (which was always on the GX1) and the 7-14mm f/4. The 7-14mm was used for most of the photography and video.

    Everything was shot on manual for the most part: both exposure and focus. With the exception of one scene or two where I tried autofocus and it hunted, there isn't any of that because I didn't use AF.

    But I hope it works and here it is. It's about 11 minutes or so long.

    [video=youtube;PrsudQsUetI]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PrsudQsUetI[/video]

    Thanks for watching!
     
  2. Gitana

    Gitana SC Regular

    51
    Jun 16, 2013
    That was awesome to watch! Thank you for sharing :) I think you captured it all really well and I liked the effect of the stills as well.



    Irene,
    Have camera will travel & shoot!
     
  3. ajramirez

    ajramirez SC All-Pro

    Jul 9, 2010
    Caguas, Puerto Rico
    Antonio
    Awesome indeed! Very nicely done. The pacing was perfect, keeping the viewer interested throughout. Congratulations!
     
  4. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    Wonderful work, John! REally enjoyed watching and learning :)
     
  5. ReD

    ReD SC Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
    Superb John

    Good editing very tight
     
  6. entropic remnants

    entropic remnants SC All-Pro

    Mar 3, 2013
    John Griggs
    Thanks and I felt it HAD to be tight. After the roller-coaster ride of the intro, I couldn't let it drag too much, lol. It's the best video I've done so far and I learned a great deal in making it.
     
  7. nippa

    nippa SC Top Veteran

    561
    Aug 7, 2010
    Cheshire UK
    Dennis
    I think you're in the wrong job John.
    Brilliant.
     
  8. entropic remnants

    entropic remnants SC All-Pro

    Mar 3, 2013
    John Griggs
    [SIGH] Don't bring me down, Dennis, lol. I'm too old to start over... besides, I'm actually not a bad engineer so maybe I am in the right job! :biggrin:

    Thanks for the high compliment though! :dance2:
     
  9. entropic remnants

    entropic remnants SC All-Pro

    Mar 3, 2013
    John Griggs
    Version 2 is up

    [video=youtube;-INfbBU7nNw]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-INfbBU7nNw[/video]

    Numerous fixes of exposure, color grading, and some scene substitution for quality. Now all color -- interviews have been made color.