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  • New indy featurefilm in the making, shot on BMCC 2.5k with Movi M10

    Hi BMCU's,

    I've been away for a month, cause I was working on a second featurefilm with a friend of mine.
    It's a nobudget film to test out my bmcc in combination with the movi M10. Sofar we shot 6 days, with only 2 day left next month.
    So in total there wil only be 8 days to shoot the film, this is due to availability of actors and also due to the lack of budget...There is only 500 euro.
    Meaning we had to shoot at least 10 minutes of effective film every day. Wich is crazy. But we managed to do it sofar. Most inportant thing is that we learned to work fast, be creative and had a lot of fun on set!

    All was shot on the BMCC mounted on my movi m10 and the only lens that was used was the sigma 18-35mm f1.8 mounted via a metabones BMCC speedbooster. I used Hoya ND and IRcut filters. The film had to be done this upcoming august for a local filmfestival. No footage yet but here is a shot that basically killed our complete budget:-)

    The video that killed our budget:-) :

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BTmV2USAXk5/


    And some photo's:
    1.jpg2 (2).jpg3.jpg5.jpg6.jpg7.jpg8.jpg9.jpg10.jpg11.jpg12 (2).jpg12.jpg
    Last edited by Perry Mulder; 05-04-2017, 05:28 AM.
    www.broodjeaapfilm.nl
    https://www.instagram.com/perrymulder/

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    This looks like it was fun and I bet it will be a great flick!

    I'm going through the same shiz right now, trying to balance multiple actor's time vs my available time, vs crew help time. Learning the logistics of making a short is easily the most daunting aspect of it all.

    To Late Now But A Side Note Just for Fun: As a former Infantry soldier, 'fields of fire' or the line of sight for each shooter, is something mostly Soldiers and LEOs pick up on, but when we do it takes us out of the story pretty quick ( also include how actors are holding weapons too). 99% of your audience is oblivious to it, but it does help sell your shot if you get it right. (Last Picture you posted) Homeboy with the shotgun is about to blow away his partner if he has to fire a round. :P

    When it's done right 'Heat' (1995) the post bank robbery getaway street shootout, it a marvelous thing. When it's done wrong... probably 80% of every other movie or TV shows, it makes a really great film seem "different" at that point.
    Just some fun awareness tips for future endeavors. It's always easy enough to just forget about it while watching, but for some of us we are pulled out of the moment for a few seconds to have a little giggle.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZL9fnVtz_lc So much goodness in this scene!!! Cover fire/bounding of the squad (standard Infantry tactics, a few guys move up while others are providing suppressive fire BEHIND COVER, rinse and repeat), reloading, no one is firing from the hip at any point (before anyone starts firing the weapon, it is back on the shoulder and head and eyes are looking directly down range). good stuff!

    Great Job again and hope to see the final cut.
    Last edited by Timothy Cook; 05-11-2017, 04:11 PM.
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    • #3
      "The video that killed our budget:-) :"

      He cut too soon! Let the actors act. It doesn't cost anything.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Joe Giambrone View Post
        "The video that killed our budget:-) :"

        He cut too soon! Let the actors act. It doesn't cost anything.
        haha...Seems like it, but was not a b-cam, only used the one camera on the gimbal. In the second shot we picked it up from the actors point of view. This shot was only meant to film impact into the car. But I agree, sometimes we cut too soon. But at 5GB per minute you sometimes do have to make choices. In 6 days we had 2,5 TB of footage. Excluding backups.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Timothy Cook View Post
          I'm going through the same shiz right now, trying to balance multiple actor's time vs my available time, vs crew help time. Learning the logistics of making a short is easily the most daunting aspect of it all.
          Yes, most of the time I'm busy being the producer, instead of actually invest my time in writing or filming. Good luck with your preproduction!

          To Late Now But A Side Note Just for Fun: As a former Infantry soldier, 'fields of fire' or the line of sight for each shooter, is something mostly Soldiers and LEOs pick up on, but when we do it takes us out of the story pretty quick ( also include how actors are holding weapons too). 99% of your audience is oblivious to it, but it does help sell your shot if you get it right. (Last Picture you posted) Homeboy with the shotgun is about to blow away his partner if he has to fire a round. :P
          hahaha...He so is blowing him to pieces indeed. I do have to check if that is visable in the actual footage, as this is taken by a cellphone from a diff angle then the actual cam. But very good feedback, next time I will def. take this into account, cause you are so right. That scene from "Heat" does indeed shine in the small details.
          www.broodjeaapfilm.nl
          https://www.instagram.com/perrymulder/

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          • #6
            Thanks Perry. It looks like your using the BMCC and enjoying it. I'm going to shoot using the Micro and if I can get ahold of a BMCC I'll use that too. At least I don't have to rent or worry about cameras. BMD is saving me big time on that front.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Timothy Cook View Post
              BMD is saving me big time on that front.
              Amen to that Mr. Cook!
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              • #8
                Hi Guys/Ladies,

                Only 3 days left to shoot. The wrap will be in august and film has to be done mid september to premier at a local festival.
                So the footage we have is allready being edited. We had so much fun. I just wanted to share a quick grade I did in photoshop. Just to show you guys how powerful the CinemaDNG footage is before it breaks.
                So we shot the whole film in raw, this footage was shot last week, just a framegrab. We will grade in Davinci Resolve and I won't be the one grading (some people actually know what they are doing). I was just interested to see how this overexposed footage could still be used and it still blows my mind.

                They are large files, so you can get a good look at them. (make sure to use a large monitor, a cell phone won't be the best option here I guess:

                Only lens we use in this film is the Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 (nikon mount) and a speedbooster BMCC, shot on BMCC MFT 2.5k raw.

                Before:
                BeforeGrade_Broodje Aap Film_1_2017-07-08_1314_C0017_000014.jpg

                After:
                After_Grade_Broodje Aap Film_1_2017-07-08_1314_C0017_000014.jpg
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                • #9
                  This is called exposing to the right (ETTR). It's a common way to shoot with RAW cameras because although the image looks exposed, it's not clipped at the sensor level so everything could be brought back down as you show. However, some people will argue it's not the safest method.

                  RED cameras have a RAW clip meter ("traffic lights") to show you when the sensor's RGB channels are dangerously close to clipping and/or gone. (It's one of their greatest tools ever.)

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                  • #10
                    Ah yes, but this was clipped, due to the sun that kept showing up from behind the clouds. I had to make a choice at how much I stopped down with my nd filters. We did overexpose about a stop or 2 jist to be sure. But this one was the worst clip I could find, so I'm happy with the results. We exposed using the bmcc internal waveform meter.
                    www.broodjeaapfilm.nl
                    https://www.instagram.com/perrymulder/

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