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ryan elder

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March 13th 2018
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Are there any Canon telephoto zoom lenses that have hard stop focus rings?
by ryan elder 3 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 6 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 2 weeks 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 1 month 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 2 weeks 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 2 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 2 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 3 weeks 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
When using 'leave color' is it possible to color the rest of the scene you didn't leave?
by ryan elder 4 weeks ago
Basically I have a scene where I want to isolate a color and not want that color to change, but I want to be able to change the rest of the picture, around the color I have isolated. I tried using the
Re: No!
by ryan elder 4 weeks ago
I see what you mean Is there a way to separate the skin color, so I can separate the background and color it separately to whatever I want, without effecting the skin color of the actors
How much can you cheat compression without the audience noticing?
by ryan elder 2 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 1 month 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
When I use warp stabilizer, it puts a black crop all around the footage.
by ryan elder 2 months ago
Basically I want to use it to smoothen out handheld footage but when it's finished, the footage has a black crop border going around the whole picture. I tried different warp stabilizer settings, and
Re: When I use warp stabilizer, it puts a black crop all around the footage.
by ryan elder 1 month ago
No those were not checked. I applied it three times and all the three times, this has happened now. Could you tell me what the settings should be exactly
Is using more than one lens for video/film okay?
by enrique bartolo 3 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 1 month 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 3 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 2 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
My videos become pixelated after exporting them.
by ryan elder 2 months ago
When I use after effects to add an effect such as a gun shot effect or something like that, it looks good in the video while working in after effects. But then when I export it, and play it back to se
Re: My videos become pixelated after exporting them.
by ryan elder 2 months ago
Okay I tried taking screenshots, but I've never done this before and I read instructions on how to do it, but when I do, nothing happens. I will keep trying.
Damaged file recorded at 60fps
by latisha Willis 3 months ago
I have a damaged file that was recorded at 60 FPS. I was able to recover the damaged file and repair it using fix.video. The repaired file is 24fps but plays really fast. Is there a way to return the
Re: Damaged file recorded at 60fps
by ryan elder 3 months ago
It seems that twixtor does that with frame interpolation. It's weird because a Television that you buy can have frame interpolation without weird artifacts, but twixtor is just not as good as creating
How can I record dialogue without the sound of the motorized slider picking up?
by ryan elder 3 months ago
I am doing production audio for someone's movie right now and I am worried about the motor from the slider being picked up by the mic. I was doing one scene so far, and although the specific shot didn
Re: How can I record dialogue without the sound of the motorized slider picking up?
by ryan elder 3 months ago
Oh okay thanks, but we are already double recording already, with the good audio on a separate field recorder.
Question about doing a surround sound mix.
by ryan elder 3 months ago
In the surround sound mixing in Premiere Pro, it shows all the speakers and you have a dot, which you can move around, and the dot will get more quiet as you move it further back and more loud as you
How does one make locations look good?
by ryan elder 4 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 6 months 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 3 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
Question about hiring a post-production sound mixer and how long the mixing process would be?
by ryan elder 3 months ago
I was going to hire a post-production sound mixer audio engineer for my project, and I was going through their hourly fees. Some charge by the project and others charge by the hour. When it comes to t
Re: Question about hiring a post-production sound mixer and how long the mixing process would be?
by ryan elder 3 months ago
Yeah, like I feel the dialogue and sound effects and ambience will all sound different and recorded by different mics. It's like you record an actor in front of a green screen with one camera, but the
Question about a field recorder works.
by ryan elder 3 months ago
I have the Fostex FR2-LE recorder, and I read online that when it comes to using the 'mic trim', that you should start with the fader turned half way up, and then turn the trim up as far as it can go
Re: Question about a field recorder works.
by ryan elder 3 months ago
Oh sorry I meant to add, that that is with the mic placed on a boompole about 1-2 feet away on average. So with the gain at 90% and the volume at 75%, does that sound about right, for that type of mic
What do you think of multiple-camera setup, good or bad?
by ryan elder 4 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 4 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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How does my demo reel look?
by ryan elder 4 months 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 4 months ago
The scene I directed with the best acting was actually a rape scene though, but do you think it would look bad if I put that in Acting wise though, I would say it's probably my best work.
The clips won't touch each other in Premiere Pro, what do I do?
by ryan elder 4 months ago
Basically I am editing on the timeline and the clips won't touch. I think I figured out the problem. Basically I was editing on a 24 fps timeline, when the videos were shot in 25 fps, which was causin
Re: The clips won't touch each other in Premiere Pro, what do I do?
by ryan elder 4 months ago
Okay thanks. I tried copying and pasting it but the program still reads it as 24 fps on a new 25 fps timeline. If nothing else works I can just redo it.
Question about doing forced perspective in After Effects.
by ryan elder 4 months ago
I have a project where I feel maybe I should do forced perspective, since it calls for a police car, and a fire engine, both of which I cannot get during shooting. At least not real ones. So I was won
Re: Question about doing forced perspective in After Effects.
by ryan elder 4 months ago
Okay thanks, and yes I am going for realistic. But when yous real elements and 3D models, what do you mean Are you saying I should get a real white police looking car, and then put labels on it in pos
What do you think of this lens for video shooting?
by ryan elder 4 months 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 4 months 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 6 months 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 4 months 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
Aspect ratio and film festivals.
by ryan elder 5 months 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 5 months ago
Oh okay then. Well I will shoot in the aspect ratio I want and then ask what I should export it at then.
How do you track skin tones from frame to frame in Da Vinci Resolve?
by ryan elder 6 months 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 6 months 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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