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  • Music Video with Ursa Mini 4K

    I shot a music video the other day with the Ursa Mini 4K that had a stylized blue and pink lighting scheme. Got to apply a lot of things I've learned recently and made a couple mistakes I'd like to take back but really happy with the results after doing some quick color grades.

    I did some initial camera tests for the look and made custom LUTs to monitor in-camera while shooting. To achieve the look I set white balance to 2500k and used daylight light bulbs and LEDs (18" Flolight and 4' Flotubes) for the cool blue. Pink light was simply tungsten fresnel units with doubled up Rosco 34 Flesh Pink gels. Also used a 1/4 BPM filter to soften the image. Used the Ronin on a few shots. The more I get used to this camera the more happy I am with the image I can get out of it, it's incredible. Here is some screen shots of grades I did, will post the music video when it is released.


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    Darren Hartman
    Asyn Film | Banana Stand Media

  • #2
    Nice.

    All on the UM4k?

    lLooking forward to the video
    Whats been your main challenge with the camera? Especially complex low light scenes like this?

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    • #3
      Yup, all UM4K.

      I think up until the 4.0 firmware my main challenge was knowing if I was exposing skin tones properly or if I was too close to losing detail in shadows since I don't own a light meter or had a monitor with waveforms or false color. Now that the camera has false color my exposure is much more accurate instead of winging it by eye.

      Also I overexposed all of these by a stop and brought it back down in Resolve in the raw clip settings, then I further brought down the lift on the first couple nodes. For this sensor as long as you give it the right amount of information you don't have to do much in the grade to get it looking good.
      Darren Hartman
      Asyn Film | Banana Stand Media

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      • #4
        Curious what an ungraded still looks like. Haven't shot a comp,ex dark/nighttime scene as of yet on this sensor.

        What (camera/lighting wise) do you think you've learned?
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        • #5
          Looks KILLER Darren!
          Cameras: Blackmagic Cinema Camera, Blackmagic Pocket Camera (x2), Panasonic GH2 (x2), Sony RX100 ii, Canon 6D, Canon T2i,
          Mics: Sennheiser, AKG, Shure, Sanken, Audio-Technica, Audix
          Lights: Every Chinese clone you can imagine

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          • #6
            Nice work.

            The colours are really popping and the image looks quite clean from those grabs. I never thought the camera could pull that off

            I have been waiting to pull the trigger on the UM4K but just been very sceptical form the various reviews. This as restored some faith in the camera.

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            • #7
              Wow, looks amazing. Be sure to post the vid when done!
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              • #8
                These images look great!
                http://instagram.com/teddy_dem/
                http://vimeo.com/luciddreamsfilms

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                • #9
                  Thanks for the kind words all.

                  Originally posted by misterkofa View Post
                  Curious what an ungraded still looks like. Haven't shot a comp,ex dark/nighttime scene as of yet on this sensor.

                  What (camera/lighting wise) do you think you've learned?
                  I'll attach some ungraded stills at the bottom here. I've been working as an assistant colorist for the past few months and working on coloring various projects has helped my eye seeing things I didn't consider before a lot and understanding LUTs much better, as well as just growing more comfortable with this sensor (firmware 4.0 has been incredible with importing LUTs and in-camera false color for checking skin tones!).

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                  Darren Hartman
                  Asyn Film | Banana Stand Media

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                  • #10
                    These looks really good. What iso were you shooting at?
                    Darren Scott
                    Freelance Director/Director of Photography


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                    • #11
                      Looks like my typical Friday night

                      Really nice images.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by jambredz View Post
                        These looks really good. What iso were you shooting at?
                        Everything was at 400 iso and exposed at a T/4.
                        Darren Hartman
                        Asyn Film | Banana Stand Media

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                        • #13
                          Looks great! Love the color scheme.

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                          • #14
                            Yeah these do look great. Also curious on the ISO settings. Did you bump it down to 200 after lighting for 400?

                            Edit: I see you shot at 400.
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                            https://www.instagram.com/cook_it_off/

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                            • #15
                              Here's a link to the final video, please do not share it as it won't be publicly released until the end of May: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q18hGhpH_xk
                              Darren Hartman
                              Asyn Film | Banana Stand Media

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