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Video & Movie / Canon Glass on Red Epic - Golem Production
« on: March 11, 2014, 10:43:42 PM »
Recently finished a film I directedthat was shot with an array of Canon glass from various generations. Mounted to a Red Epic, it was interesting to see both the range and the consistent quality that the Canon glass offered over years of development.

Here's the link to the film:

https://vimeo.com/88612175


Here's the list of glass that was used:

28-70 2.8
100mm 2.8 Macro L Series
85mm 1.2 L Series G2
400mm 5.6 L Series


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wow, some great advice here. thanks so much everybody for your thoughts and recommendations. I'm twenty days out and really can't wait. I'll be posting a blog of my travels / project via my website: LKFilms.com.

Thanks again!

Woodruff

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Hi,

if you go high up in the mountains, there are a few (obvious) things to note:
1) There is limited mains power (220V), so recharging batteries can be problematic
2) Because of low temperatures, battery life is shortened
3) the light can be very bright, even at iso 100, 1/8000 and F18 I had over exposed images, so take ND and circa Pol filter, if you can afford, take a big stopper.
4) Nepali people are extremely friendly and will be very interested in your gear, so take time to explain
5) If you can find it, take an old fashioned Polaroid camera and give the pictures to the local people, they will be extremely gratefull
6) Nepali will treat you with great respect, please return the favour
7) The average Nepali wage is very low, a school teacher earns about 800$/year

Hope this helps a bit,

I have been to Nepal many times and it has become a second home, I am sure that you will have the time of your life!

Ben

Ben,

Thanks for the great advice. As far as batteries / power is concerned, what method to counter this do you recommend. I will be there for a month.

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I also have a Sennheiser ME66 I can bring that is far more directional for clean audio, but it's a bit bigger on the camera. Thoughts were that the 400 would offer some appeal without the size, but it might not do the trick.

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EOS Bodies - For Video / Heading to Nepal for a month - Suggestions?
« on: March 01, 2014, 03:15:58 PM »
Howdy folks,

I'm heading to Nepal this month for a 4 week trek through the Himalayas. I'll be staying at a mix of lodges and villages for the work im doing. This will be my first time in the country, and I'm wondering what advice (gear wise, production wise, survival wise, etc.) you could lend to my first time shooting in Nepal.

For what I've planned so far gear wise, I'm taking a MK III with a three lens assortment. DP4 Small HD monitor with an articulating arm on a cheese plate, and enough batteries to choke a horse. I'm not taking my battery grip with me, as the MK III can look rather beastly when even rigged out to that extent. Everything is going in one 70 litre bag that I'll be carrying. Onboard audio with a Sennheiser MKE400 in the hot shoe. Camera handling includes both hand holding from the body, and a Manfrotto monopod with a 500 series fluid head.

The type of work I'm doing involves very close proximity with villagers and animals, staying with them much of the time. For this, I'm thinking trimming down Everything as much as possible without leaving my wanting.  I'm also curious about battery charging options (solar, etc.). Survival wise, I'm gearing as efficiently as possible. I've done several long-term travel productions, but am always open to the advice of someone who's been somewhere I've never been before.

Thanks!

Woodruff

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EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: Sailing Doc Teaser - Shot on MK III
« on: November 11, 2013, 12:08:28 PM »
thanks for the comments everybody!

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EOS Bodies - For Video / Sailing Doc Teaser - Shot on MK III
« on: October 11, 2013, 11:10:03 PM »
I just got back from shooting a three-week sailing voyage down the entire east coast of the US, and the various stops along the way. Here's the teaser. Film was shot on a MK III with a Canon 28 - 70 2.8 L and a Canon 100mm Maco.

https://vimeo.com/76394649

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: Model Study with Nude - 5D MKIII
« on: July 18, 2013, 03:01:42 PM »
She has nice lines and I like the settings... though I personally don't find them to be overly compelling.

Thank you for your thoughts, J. What would you recommend for future studies?

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: Model Study with Nude - 5D MKIII
« on: July 18, 2013, 02:58:02 PM »
I liked this topic so much, I took my 5D3 out for a little nude photoshoot with my old Sigma 50mm and here is what I shot:



I know you can't tell for sure, but I swear the horse wasn't wearing anything!

BTW, that was at F/1.4, ISO 100, 1/400.  The Sigma/5D3 combo does not give the most precise autofocus, but it is quite usable, especially in good light.


lol, that's awesome.

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5D MK III Sample Images / Model Study with Nude - 5D MKIII
« on: July 16, 2013, 04:33:57 PM »
Here's a recent model study I did with some nude work on the MK III. Shot entirely on the 28-70 2.8 Canon.

http://lkfilms.com/?portfolio-page=her-2

Woodruff

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5D MK III Sample Images / New Study, "Runaway" Now Online
« on: March 06, 2013, 03:41:17 PM »
Recently finished a model shoot with the MKIII. Samples are below. Full project can be viewed here: http://lkfilms.com/?portfolio-page=runaway-3
Lenses: 28-70 2.8, 100mm Macro, 400 5.6.

Comments welcome .

Thanks,

Woodruff

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Animal Kingdom / Re: MY dog
« on: February 11, 2013, 10:27:28 PM »
Levi. 2013.

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I like them all too but the black and white's are my favorites.  Followed by 9. 18. 19 and 20.
Well then there is number 10!  ;D
                             
Thanks Phillips. Glad you like them :).

This lighting is tough. Please tell me what you did besides use natural light, if anything.  As a tv news photographer who constantly has to fight light, I am interested. For me, shade is my best friend, as long as there is no sun in the background.
I think the house was more interesting than the model, actually, and I like pretty girls. So that says a lot for the house.

Faxon, thanks for your interest. We actually worked off of nat-light the whole time. I did bring a small VidPro with me, but didn't really need it. ISO varied depending on the room, and it was later in the day, plus partly cloudy and the sun was passing through some trees outside of the windows. I'll typically work with nat-light though over artificial.                                                             

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What?  No replies?  I was rather thought it was fun and interesting.  Sensual and fanciful.  Maybe even a little erotic but not distasteful or inappropriate.  So I say great work and many compliments to the fearless and beautiful lady in the images.  It looks like she is very comfortable with her body and expressing confidence in the same.  The images are also an expression and appear to be well done, effective and consistent in their execution.  Love to hear more about the behind the scenes when you made them.  Is the lady a model, friend, girlfriend or spouse?  What was your or the ladies' inspiration?  How did you procure the location?  Any assistants?  Thank you for sharing!!

Thanks for the compliments, Rusty. The model's name is Isabel Gonzalez, out of Orlando, FL. The house is located in DeLand, FL, some 40 minutes north of Orlando, and is sort of in a limbo state. Its a historic mansion that was left to decay, found by a preservation group and now has a new roof, foundation, but not much else and they don't have the money to do anything with it. So, it just sits there looking awesome. Really the project was inspired by a combo of both seeing the house for the first time a week prior and my impressions from meeting Isabel for the first time, also a week prior. For the shoot itself, it was just myself and Isabel. I rarely work with assistants.

Phenomenal lighting, especially in the black and whites. Very well done!

Thanks V8 :)

I haven't clicked on the link, but the second pictures here is just fantastic.

Thanks Hobby. Hope you enjoy the rest of the project!

What?  No replies?



I'd only comment on an image if asked for....   

Costello, I noted this and made a modification to the post, just for you :).

Thanks for the interest.

Woodruff

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5D MK III Sample Images / "The Girl From The Attic" Nude study with 5DMKIII
« on: February 09, 2013, 12:09:14 AM »
Recently finished a nude study with the MKIII. Samples are below. Full project can be viewed here: http://lkfilms.com/?portfolio-page=the-girl-in-the-attic Please NOTE: This project does contain nudity.

Lenses: 28-70 2.8, 100mm Macro.

Comments welcome :).

Thanks,

Woodruff


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