2009 September 25th, 14:00
Ready to start filming a movie...
Some friends and I are working on a script, have actors, locations, and now even a beginning shoot date.
I just got the last few pieces for one of my rigs.
I just got the mattebox today, not having any experience with them at all I have a question. Shouldn't there be some sort of ring that goes on the lens to prevent light from coming in from between the lens and hole in the mattebox?
I recon I could probably make one pretty easy if needed.
Can't wait to start filming!
2009 September 25th, 14:12
They're called lens donuts.
Originally Posted by waverz
2009 September 25th, 14:35
Hmmm, that's what i need i guess but it seems like that would interfere with my follow focus.
2009 September 25th, 14:38
2009 September 25th, 15:06
Originally Posted by cornreaper
2009 September 25th, 15:17
I think I'm going to make my own rather than spend $10 + $7.77 for shipping.
Should be a pretty simple project as long as I can cut circles....
2009 September 25th, 16:13
Just found the same material at the local fabric store for $1.50, just gotta cut some circles...
2009 September 25th, 17:04
The purpose of the matte box is to prevent off center light from entering the lens. As long as the opening is behind the lens (which it appears in your setup) no stray light should hit it. Since the material is flat black, light from behind the camera won't get reflected into the lens. It just shouldn't be necessary to cover the opening in your rig.
2009 September 25th, 17:39
Thanks for the info man, so basically i spent a buck fitty for nuttin'!
Originally Posted by Khaver
2009 September 25th, 17:47
Hope it didn't break the budget.
2009 September 25th, 18:44
Man I really wish there was a budget....
2009 September 27th, 01:13
having a cool rig isn't the key to making a video......
You will learn that your setup is 99% of the time useless because it is so bulky.
You do not want to shot the entire film with a DOF lens adapter.
You also want to get your self a steadicam and Indislider for cool shots.
And that microphone will be useless for any good audio. Get it off the cam and boom it. You might aswell get a external mixer to get much better audio control...
But ye, you got a cool rig, but you will not be able to shot a half dicent movie at all.
The key is verity. To do it, you need steadicam, indislider, and none DOF, and DOF shots.
YOU should buy a book first too.
I seen wicked videos with just the cam. Rigs dont make videos. Imagination does. Seriously 35 MM DOF is SOOOOOOOO OVER DONE now days, please dont make another lame movie with every shot with a 35 DOF adapter. And please boom your audio, so I can understand the actors.
2009 September 28th, 16:27
Decent troll makes a decent trolling attempt.
2009 September 29th, 16:05
Couldn't you just use those old T-Shirts from the WalMart $1 bin? Or old briefs. Already circular and stretchy. Must be the redneck in me. As I wonder if an old toilet seat would make a good steady cam.
Someone should make and diagram the ultimate redneck rig. shotgun == rails / flower pot == matte box / briefs == lens donut / broom handle + duct tape == monopod / Shovel + bucket of sand + duct tape == tripod / beer helmet + duct tape == fluid head / ?????
2009 September 29th, 21:32
If you're referring to the post by Bushhopper he is mostly right. This video was done using a "bare" HV20. What looks like the vignetting you often see from a DOF adapter was probably added in post processing.
Originally Posted by camarade
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOFZQ5J-yp4"]YouTube - Hannah Wolff Band - Ghost of You[/ame]
While his tone was perhaps a bit too derogatory most of the points he made were valid. One should master the basic camera and lighting first then add "gadgets" for specific needed effect.
2009 September 29th, 21:48
Man, I just listened to that song with some good headphones on, WOW, great music and video!! Thanks for posting it bif.
2009 September 29th, 22:41
Most of my gadgets are for prevention rather than effect. Not saying that they couldn't equally be for effect. But is a fogged up lens the effect, or the lack of one the effect?
2009 September 29th, 23:23
"I willll aallllwaaayyyys lloooovvvee yyyyooooooouuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu"
Originally Posted by BushHopper
2009 September 30th, 01:14
Originally Posted by Shadow_7
The point is, expensive equipment doesn't make good videos. Creativity does.
The tittle of this thread is "Ready to start filming a movie..."
Making film is about using the right equipment to get the desired effect. Some shots do not need DOF, some shots do not need a matte box, some shots do not need a tripod.
Anyone who has sound experience will tell you, Boom the mic.
Last edited by BushHopper; 2009 September 30th at 01:27.