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Premiere Pro taking a long time to export.
by ryan elder 1 month ago
For some reason it takes a long time to export just a few minutes of a video now. The only difference is, this current project has surround sound but is it normal for surround sound to add on an extra
Re: Premiere Pro taking a long time to export.
by ryan elder 4 weeks ago
Oh yeah, without audio in enabled it always goes faster, but I want audio though of course. Actually I was using Adobe Media Encoder to do the exporting. But if I export out of Premiere Pro directly,
Aspect ratio and film festivals.
by ryan elder 1 year ago
My next project is a horror thriller type genre film and I am contemplating which aspect ratio to shoot it in. I was thinking either 2.39:1 or 2.20:1. However, I was told that most theaters are specif
Re: Aspect ratio and film festivals.
by ryan elder 1 month ago
Actually, some other filmmakers say to shoot in 1.85:1 cause if your movie gets picked up for distribution, it will increase your chances, cause then they don't have to do near as much pan and scannin
Premiere Pro won't play back my audio for some reason.
by ryan elder 2 months ago
I recorded audio and video for a project. Premiere Pro accepts the video fine, but will not play back the audio tracks once they are imported into the program. If I play the audio tracks outside of Pr
Re: Premiere Pro won't play back my audio for some reason.
by ryan elder 2 months ago
Now I haven't but I just tried it and it worked... Works fine now!
would you go 24-frame for glreenscreen if you had a choice?
by Mark Suszko 2 months ago
Trying to settle a difference of opinion. Colleague wants me to shoot his green screen interview subject in 1080 at 24 frames progressive. I think 30 frames makes more sense for quality of the keying
Re: would you go 24-frame for glreenscreen if you had a choice?
by ryan elder 2 months ago
I would say the less frames the better cause then that is less processing to do for layering one layer of footage over another.
I have a question about converting 23.976 fps into 24.
by ryan elder 2 months ago
I am making a DCP of a short film of mine for festivals. I was told to convert it to 24 fps for the DCP. I did some reading on how to do that, and I was told that I would need to convert the audio fro
Re: I have a question about converting 23.976 fps into 24.
by ryan elder 2 months ago
Okay thanks, are you saying to render out the video and audio both separately, and then bring them both back as separate files
Are there any lenses around 300mm that are sharp enough for good cinematography?
by ryan elder 2 months ago
I bought a 70-300 mm lens but I'm not really liking it, because it looks too soft when zoomed into 300mm which is what I want for some telephoto shots. I was thinking of perhaps selling it for somethi
Re: Are there any lenses around 300mm that are sharp enough for good cinematography?
by Warren Eig 2 months ago
You have to stay in the Canon L series or equivalent from Sigma, Tamaron if you want sharpness. Best advice is to rent the lens you are interested in buying and shoot with it for a bit. Warren Eig O (
Should I be using multiple mics to record dialogue and sound effects?
by ryan elder 6 months ago
I was told by a couple of others in the audio business that instead of using one boom mic to record all of the dialogue that I should have multiple mics around the scene, to create a surround sound mi
Re: Should I be using multiple mics to record dialogue and sound effects?
by ryan elder 5 months ago
Yeah this is what I have learned as well, to record room tone for every shot set up, if that's right.
Is it possible to speed up camera movement, without it looking sped up?
by ryan elder 7 months ago
There are a few times, when I want to move the camera, really fast, faster than a camera operator could move it. I was told that I should speed up in post, but it always looks obviously sped up in pos
Re: And another thing...
by ryan elder 7 months ago
Plus when you let timewarp do it on it's own, it's not adding motion blur to every object separately, like it was said that it should be, is it
How does my demo reel look?
by ryan elder 1 year ago
Here is my latest one. I was told not to mix genres was too much, so I chose my thriller looking genre projects. Let me know how it looks. Thanks! https: www.youtube.com watch v=dAp1qZrTCbQ
Re: How does my demo reel look?
by ryan elder 7 months ago
Oh okay thanks. There was one more short film at least that I was going to shoot before the feature so I could try to get better actors and a DP for that. You say to use up and coming people, but I fe
Are there any Canon telephoto zoom lenses that have hard stop focus rings?
by ryan elder 9 months ago
I bought the Canon 70-300mm zoom lens, and one big draw back for me, is that the focus ring is a fly-by-wire focus ring, where as I am use to the mechanical hard stop focus rings and prefer those. I w
Re: Are there any Canon telephoto zoom lenses that have hard stop focus rings?
by ryan elder 8 months ago
I was testing it out on the Canon T2i, but will use a better Canon camera for actually shooting the actual project I want. Basically the focus points I make on the follow focus are not the same. Point
Searching for parfocal constant aperture lenses
by Ben Edwards 7 years ago
OK, so my Sony Z1 seems to of gone wrong and as I am shooting a lot of DSLR stuff so thought rather than replace it I would upgrade my DSLR kit and get some suitable lenses. And by suitable I means le
Re: Searching for parfocal constant aperture lenses
by ryan elder 8 months ago
You mean my lens There might be a time leg, yes. Cause it goes back into focus when it's done.
Is Full Frame really worth it?
by ryan elder 10 months ago
When it comes to making feature films, or even short films for that matter, we want them to look good of course, any my current camera is from 2011 so I was thinking of getting something new and 4K. H
Re: Is Full Frame really worth it?
by ryan elder 8 months ago
Okay thanks, I already used it before on an older Canon, but ML does not work on the newer ones it seems unfortunately.
Is there a way to get different aspect ratios on my DSLR?
by ryan elder 10 months ago
When it comes to Canon DSLRS do they have softwares or apps that you can put on the camera card to shoot in wider aspect ratio options that are more wide than 16:9
Re: Is there a way to get different aspect ratios on my DSLR?
by ryan elder 8 months ago
Oh okay. So you are saying that with MF, I can use a full frame and shoot in a 1:1 aspect ratio if I wish though
I am having trouble downloading Resolve, does anyone know how to fix this problem?
by ryan elder 9 months ago
I wanted to download the free version to try it out. I tried downloading DaVinci resolve but the only thing that seems to download is "DaVinci Resolve Panels". I try to open it, but then it says that
Re: I am having trouble downloading Resolve, does anyone know how to fix this problem?
by ryan elder 9 months ago
Okay thanks. Well I tried uninstalling it, and re-installing it and now after reinstalling it again, when I try to open it, it won't open and a message appears that says " The procedure entry point cl
How much can you cheat compression without the audience noticing?
by ryan elder 10 months ago
There are shots I want to do for projects, where I want high compression but I wonder how much I can cheat it without the audience noticing. One shot I want to do is to have a close up of an actors fa
Re: How much can you cheat compression without the audience noticing?
by ryan elder 9 months ago
Okay thanks, here are tests I did, but it's hard to tell if the cheating works: https: www.youtube.com watch v=KYLKkfOierM&feature=youtu.be Like I know it's cheating compression but will an audience o
Is using more than one lens for video/film okay?
by enrique bartolo 4 years ago
Hello everyone, I'm posting this topic to see what you guys think of using more than one lens for an individual project. What I want to do is use two lenses with a Black Magic Pocket that both serve d
Re: Is using more than one lens for video/film okay?
by ryan elder 10 months ago
On the topic of zooming, there is a lot of filmmakers who don't like using it cause it looks old, but why does old automatically equal bad For example, a lot of people like high key film noir lighting
What do you think of this rough cut of my short film so far?
by ryan elder 11 months ago
The short film is more like an essay I guess you could call it. Not really sure what genre it is, but I call it an essay. I used footage from other sources as B roll since a lot of filmmakers do for d
Re: What do you think of this rough cut of my short film so far?
by ryan elder 10 months ago
Oh I think I know what you mean, are you saying that I have don't have enough L cuts, because of the new pauses I put in the pauses cause I was told before that it flows too quick without enough pause
How does one make locations look good?
by ryan elder 12 months ago
For my next project I would like to make the locations and the production design look really good, since I didn't feel they looked that good in my previous works. I thought maybe I should just spend t
Re: How does one make locations look good?
by ryan elder 11 months ago
Okay thanks. I know this isn't a cinematography question but is there anything I could be doing differently with the sound as well
Is there a name for this style of documentary?
by David Andrews 11 months ago
I have been doing documentary type projects for years. Several years ago I started to eliminate the old voice over and basically wrapped the story around interviews only. This seems to be a trend that
Re: Is there a name for this style of documentary?
by ryan elder 11 months ago
In Film School we studied the six types of documentary modes: https: en.wikipedia.org wiki Documentary_mode It sounds like this one would be the 'Observative Mode' type.
How can I avoid 'hard cuts' in editing?
by ryan elder 1 year ago
I am editing a short film, and I am experiencing trouble in editing from scene to scene. Basically it feels like the cuts are too 'hard', or not sure how to put it. Basically when transitioning from s
Re: How can I avoid 'hard cuts' in editing?
by ryan elder 11 months ago
But how do I avoid using them It seems that they are in lots of places, and it's not a matter of not using them, it's a matter of knowing how to turn a hard cut into a soft cut. The only places they e
What do you think of multiple-camera setup, good or bad?
by ryan elder 12 months ago
Do you think that shooting multicamera is a good idea I was told that I should try to get on some sets to study the DPs, and I was thinking back to a web series I helped worked on set for and a featur
Troll alert
by Bouke Vahl 12 months ago
Since moderation does not kick in, can we PLEASE ignore this guy Foy you who do not yet know him, he will never every stop asking stupid questions nor will he do anything with the answers. It's a wast
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What do you think of this lens for video shooting?
by ryan elder 1 year ago
I was thinking of getting this one, but I was very surprised at the astonishingly cheap price: https: www.bhphotovideo.com bnh controller home A=details&O=&Q=&gclid=Cj0KCQjw0dHdBRDEARIsAHjZYYDWEVMG6Yh
Re: What do you think of this lens for video shooting?
by Blaise Douros 1 year ago
Yep. It's a reflex lens. They suck for basically everything but astro.
Would I be able to get different aspect ratios on my DSLR?
by ryan elder 1 year ago
I am shooting a movie with a Canon 5D most likely, but I don't want to shoot in 16:9 video necessarily, which it can only shoot in. I was thinking maybe 2.20:1 or 2.39:1. I researched this and other p
Re: Would I be able to get different aspect ratios on my DSLR?
by ryan elder 1 year ago
Okay thanks! What do you mean when you say the F & F chart is request so I have a frame reference to post, exactly
How do you track skin tones from frame to frame in Da Vinci Resolve?
by ryan elder 1 year ago
I was watching this tutorial on using it and at 16:15 into the tutorial, he isolates the skin tones, and separates from the rest of the scene, so he can color the rest of the scene without coloring th
Re: How do you track skin tones from frame to frame in Da Vinci Resolve?
by ryan elder 1 year ago
Okay thanks. Perhaps I don't need to skin tone tracking as it does take time, money and assistants, like you say, but is there anyway I can separate the back ground, from the foreground, color wise I
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