Indie Film Live

Saturday, July 15, 2006

See what can be done

I have gotten some requests for more and more behind the scenes clips. Silicon Imaging have posted some of the greenscreen shots we've done on their site, so check it out. For today I have a selection of awesome clips...

Grant with Glyde Cam

Our Director of Photography using a glyde cam. The camera being just the head and the LCD and the monitor actually was so light we had to add a little weight to the arm. We have used this for quite a few shots and I'm sure you can see why. The system is perfect, his got great movement and the head is small and versatile.


ACTION

Allright here we have some FX. Start off with one of our bad guys breaking a car window, it looks super. The art department had to actually then make a hole in the middle of that already broken window which was fragile and could actually fall out any second. Buit they did it so well done. After that he have Jason Cope firing off an AK-47, looks pretty real.

Sunel on trolley

You've seen photo's of this but now take a look at it in action.



Here the latest starts. We wanted to do an underwater shot and we got it in the end. The biggest problem was that we we working with non-standard camera's and wires. Having worked with them before we approached One8Six, suppliers of camera, grip and video equipment. These guys are amazing. They modified a Hydroflex for us so we could get the cables in to the heads without obviously letting the water in. The make was perfect first time round. We tested it right after they finished making the modifications and not a single drop was let in. Also the shoot at the pool was great and the footage we got was awesome. We shot some in 30p just to get that little slo-motion feeling together with the strange ambiance of being under water and it worked great. Hope you enjoy the clips...

10 Comments:

  • I have been wondering for a while what onboard LCD monitors you are using?
    Great site by the way, keep up the good work.
    Mark

    By Anonymous Mark Burton, at 1:59 PM  

  • We are using Xenarc touchscreen monitors. 7" I think.

    By Blogger simon, at 8:53 AM  

  • Incredible.

    So the SI touchscreen interface for exposure and all that is attached to the camera or is this type of operation done at the recording station?

    By Blogger Wes Vasher, at 4:20 PM  

  • Can be done at either the recording station or the camera head. We find centralising everything at the VT station to be most effective when shooting on the wire. But obviously when using the full body for roaming shots it has to be done at the camera.

    By Blogger francois, at 12:49 AM  

  • Also to do touchscreen control on the head camera while recording via cable to a "base station" requires an additional extender for the USB control. We currently use dual core Cat5e which carries signal to base station recorder and then back again via VGA extender. An additional 8 core would be required to do what you are asking about. I recall us attempting this in the beginning but ended up not using it as we decided to centralise control.

    By Blogger simon, at 11:49 AM  

  • Wow, those Xenarc screens looks great. I just dropped £1240 UK pounds on a Marshall V-R70P-HDA and the Xenarc's are around $320 and has only slightly lower display specs.

    Since I use the Marshall with an HVX200 I could have gotten a D4 to VGA cable and used the Xenarc.

    How bad do I feel! Thanks for sharing.
    Mark

    By Anonymous Mark Burton, at 5:03 PM  

  • The behind the scenes pics are wonderful. Keep them coming.

    aj

    By Anonymous About:Blank, at 6:09 AM  

  • Just wondering how things are going after the wrap. Is the Cineform codec holding up well? Premier Pro 2 handling the workload?

    Thanks in advance
    Joe C.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:19 AM  

  • New info to follow soon!

    By Blogger simon, at 4:37 AM  

  • Very Nice Blog.

    By Anonymous Wow Gold, at 6:56 AM  

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