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Old 01-05-2008, 11:18 PM #211
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I poured it on his arm and let it drip down freely. I don't have too much of a problem with the blood, it's the overall composition that I think might need a bit of work. Apart from the text at the bottom which I'll change up a bit though, I'm pretty happy with this.
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Old 01-05-2008, 11:27 PM #212
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This is being a bit picky, but the shadows from his hand / gun on the background are bugging me.
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Old 01-06-2008, 06:18 AM #213
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I like it.

and I see what you mean about the blood thing. it's cause he moved his finger and moved the trail of blood around with his knuckle.

I dig it man. good job.
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Old 01-06-2008, 12:46 PM #214
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I think the composition is fine, but I'm still unsure about the blood. I understand how you did it and the look you're going for, but the problem is that there's just not enough blood on the hand. I just kind of thinly streeks down and pulls a hairpin turn towards your fingers. I think you either need more blood or a wider shot of the hand/gun to show more of the blood's path from your arm.

Secondly, the shadows are really harsh and look off. I think the problem is that there's really no shadows on the top of the hand, but the shadows on the fingers are very harsh. This could be corrected by not taking the pictures straight down on the hand; maybe have the hand hanging down holding the gun, which would allow for a more realistic blood flow and could allow for better shadows across the entire hand.

for the project though, it sounds really cool.
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Old 01-06-2008, 01:17 PM #215
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Old 01-06-2008, 01:29 PM #216
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I did this with my webcam and two desk lamps, so I bet you can do a lot better with that DSLR. Use a couple sources of light and move em around til you get some cool shadows.

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Old 01-06-2008, 01:38 PM #217
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I used the flash of the camera as well as a 100watt lamp coming from above and to the side. Don't think I'll get to reshoot that though, it required borrowing a friend's camera and testing my dad's patience at how long we could play with the .45 for. That Beretta's not real is it?
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Old 01-06-2008, 01:43 PM #218
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Never use camera flash, man. Never ever ever. Its the worst lighting possible, unless you're trying to get the "snapshot" look... which is generally undesireable.

I was gonna say, that gun looks totally real and awesome. My beretta is airsoft

edit: what do you think of my edit?
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Old 01-06-2008, 01:44 PM #219
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Yeah, can't wait until I'm 18 and I actually legally own that thing.
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Never use camera flash, man. Never ever ever. Its the worst lighting possible, unless you're trying to get the "snapshot" look... which is generally undesireable.

I was gonna say, that gun looks totally real and awesome. My beretta is airsoft

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truth. a flash on a professional camera is about as useful as a light on a camcorder.

it really does throw off the balance of the lighting and adds a weird shadow outline sort of thing to it all.

you're initial attempt with the lamp would have been better if you put another lamp on there, or maybe even used the white backround as a bounce board and shot some light from under. then it could have been a bit over-exposed, but in photoshop you can dim it down. I think that'd be kind of a cool effect.

I sort of rambled, but I hope you know what I'm trying to say. as far as the blood goes. more, sure. and some on the backround too, maybe.
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truth. a flash on a professional camera is about as useful as a light on a camcorder.
gotta disagree with that
When used properly a flash can be very useful.


Let's play a game of "find the shadow in the picture being lit by a single on camera mounted speedlite."

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Old 01-06-2008, 07:43 PM #222
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gotta disagree with that
When used properly a flash can be very useful.


Let's play a game of "find the shadow in the picture being lit by a single on camera mounted speedlite."


at the feet.

anyone see that commercial for "Americas best dance crew"? I think it's really cool.
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Old 01-06-2008, 08:19 PM #223
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Fatty, I like the general tonality of it, but the correction is too heavy for my tastes. It's kinda got that "heavily colour corrected" look that a lot of indy films have, but you never see in major movies. I might do something like that and make it a bit more blue in the final version, but not quite as much.
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Old 01-06-2008, 08:31 PM #224
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Fatty, I like the general tonality of it, but the correction is too heavy for my tastes. It's kinda got that "heavily colour corrected" look that a lot of indy films have, but you never see in major movies. I might do something like that and make it a bit more blue in the final version, but not quite as much.
it's really just a simple filter. and a lot of movies have that sort of filter or filter effect. from what it seems, it's just an easier way to keep control over the apeture(sp).
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It's blue, but it's not excessively blue. Note that the blacks are still intact. Could you find a screenshot of a movie that changes the colour as drastically as that poster edit? (Excluding experimental films, dream sequences, or Natural Born Killers)
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So im attempting to create my own do-it-yourself 35mm adapter for my videocamera. Any of you guys done this with success?
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Old 01-07-2008, 02:12 AM #228
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So im attempting to create my own do-it-yourself 35mm adapter for my videocamera. Any of you guys done this with success?
Take a milling shop class at college Drew....haha
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Old 01-07-2008, 05:01 AM #229
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I lol'd.

when things change that drastically, and colors change, that just means the filter is still there, but the original lighting is different. sometimes it sucks how crucial lighting is. I was filming a pilot series once and it took us nearly 4 hours to set up a 30 second shot because of all the lighting, hiding wires, bounce boards.

in the end....it's worth it.
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So im attempting to create my own do-it-yourself 35mm adapter for my videocamera. Any of you guys done this with success?
I was considering this, but I don't think it's worth it. What kind of camera do you have? This stuff can get expensive fast. You're going to have a hard time pulling focus on a moving person without a follow focus, and pulling focus properly on an HD camera without an HD monitor is extremely difficult. Those start at around $500 at the very least.
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I have a canon xl1s, its more of a "lets see if I can do it" project. Just for fun. I already have all the lenses I need, I only have to buy the ground glass and then figure out the engineering of it.
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