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Stewart Read

Todays ‘many thanks’ award goes to Stewart Read, the don of the 5DMk11 who assisted and solved my amateur footage fumblings this morning with an entirely unexpected bespoke movie tutorial.

For anyone remotely interested in the Canon’s capabilities you could do worse than spend half an hour on Stewart’s blog which champions the thing to within an inch of its life. Below you can see a picture of him preparing to throttle a tall stranger.

Essentially I’d had a load of trouble with codecs, and was trying to cut it in Final Cut Express which – despite advice to the contrary – lacked the one codec I needed, so it was like pushing lumps of concrete around. One round trip to brighton and a reluctant purchase of Final Cut Pro later … and having sieved the footage through MPEG Streamline … I’m bringing in the footage as ProRes 422LT movies and it cuts … beautifully. To be honest I probably needed a bit of space between the shoot and the edit to clear my head a bit, but I’d never have been so sensible as to actually do that, without my spamhanded technical ability forcing me to – so in the long run it’ll undoubtedly, hopefully, make for a better edit.

Posted: July 5th, 2010
at 3:19pm by Griff

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Incidentally …

The whole thing was shot on a Canon 5D mk2 courtesy of the very accommodating  Shift4. Beautiful little camera, though its hard to spot in the mountain once everything’s been bolted and glued and strapped on. It’s not without problems, and by all accounts needs some work to graduate to a proper dedicated piece of film kit, but for a production of this scale it was fantastic. Mental considering its price.

In regards to where it goes from here, we’ve got some extra shots and pick ups to shoot in a week or so, just non dialogue sequences we couldn’t squeeze in, and shots of a Marabou Stork at Eagle Heights which’ll be dictated to a degree by the rough cut edit – hence us shooting that a little later.

So first up is a rough edit – then pick ups and extra shooting – then sound mixing – post production effects – a grade – and titles … these’ll be tricking along over the next few weeks and I’ll update as and when I’ve woken up from my post coital stupor!

Posted: June 29th, 2010
at 12:27pm by Griff

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