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Video & Movie / My Showreel
« on: October 07, 2013, 09:15:37 AM »
Hey guys,

as my Timelapse showreel was well received I thought I'd share my actual showreel.

Which you can find on here:

Most shots done with a 5D mark III, a few bird close ups with the 600D.
Generally L lenses used, ranging from 16-35mm, 50mm f/1.2, 24-105mm, 100-400mm, 300mm f/4.
I often use a Glidecam, a lot of shots handheld or on tripod.

Any feedback is appreciated.

Video & Movie / Re: Timelapse reel for 2013
« on: August 31, 2013, 07:26:16 PM »
The shots were all done in winter, the locations are mostly around Snowdonia in Wales and on the Northern Border of England and Wales. They were mostly part of my Documentary which you can see here

I used LrTimelapse combined with Lightroom for post production on the Timelapses.

Thanks for the feedback :)

Video & Movie / Timelapse reel for 2013
« on: August 31, 2013, 05:02:38 PM »
Hey guys,

I only started with timelapses this year, but here is what I got so far.

Video & Movie / Re: Wildlife Doc
« on: May 28, 2013, 12:27:05 PM »
I used to live near here when I was at Uni. Awesome job! Hope you get a 1st for it  :)

I hope I get a job for it :)

Video & Movie / Re: Wildlife Doc
« on: May 27, 2013, 11:48:12 AM »
Nice video!

Maybe a little off topic, but how do you go about making those timelapses? Do you use some external trigger to get the pictures taken?

Question 2: Why isn't there such a function in the firmware? Is Canon being lazy?

I just use a cheap £10 intervalometer, works a treat!
You could also use magic lantern. As we know Canon only does provide the bare minimum... In post I put them together in LRtimelapse. Hope that helps!

Video & Movie / Re: Wildlife Doc
« on: May 27, 2013, 08:33:59 AM »
Thanks guys! :) Shot most of the timelapses in RAW, there were one or two daylight ones shot in JPEG as I was running low on card space.

Video & Movie / Wildlife Doc
« on: May 09, 2013, 10:37:05 AM »
Hey guys,

made this film as my Final University Project.

Timelapses and landscape shots done on 5D mark iii, Close ups mostly with 600D digital zoom, Mid shots with 7D
Used a 16-35mm, 24-105mm, 300mm and 100-400mm during the production.

I'd appreciate if you watch it and let me know what you think!


EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: Feedback for first real estate video
« on: April 23, 2013, 08:13:16 AM »

Well done for your first real estate video. I haven't done anything in that direction, but I make videos for a living after I graduate next month.
If you want some motion I wouldn't do it with a cheap stabilizer as you used I guess. Try and get a glidecam and a slider. Also I'm not a big fan of the HDR, just doesn't fit in with the rest. Maybe also try and do a few pull focuses around the house as the static shots don't work very well in my opinion, you could also take a picture and animate it sliding from left to right.
I would probably shoot this one stop overexposed to give it this bright positive look.

I know I m being very critical, but that's how I look at it.
Hope this helps!

Video & Movie / Re: 5D3 and 60D timelapse: Visions of the Southwest
« on: February 10, 2013, 08:23:53 AM »
very nicely done I have to admit! What did you use for post?

was on a Beach in wales two days ago doing a night time lapse and it was pouring it down like hell, my 5D mark iii + 24-105mm worked perfectly fine, even though a tiny amount of sand creeped into the focus ring which is out by now though.

Technical Support / Re: 5dm3 AFMA Focal results
« on: December 23, 2012, 08:11:34 AM »
thanks for the tips...I will get back to testing once I get back home as I don't have a tripod with me as I m travelling at the moment and had to work with books and a table

Technical Support / 5dm3 AFMA Focal results
« on: December 21, 2012, 10:42:34 AM »
Hey guys,

just spend a few hours calibrating my 5dm3 as I was really unhappy with the unsharp results of it.

I used Reikan Focal 1.6.0 Plus, the fully AFMA.

The results vary quite a lot though when I change range so I am wondering what to calibrate it at.

I did this for two 24-105mm and the 100-400mm.

Results: 24-105mm


EV 7 5.4m W+1
EV 7 3.3m W+2
EV 7 0.8m W+3


EV 7.5 7m (14m zoomed)    T-1
EV 7.5 3.9m (7.9m zoomed)T+6
EV 7.5 2.5m                         T+5
EV 7.5 1.6m                         T+7
EV 7.5 0.8m                         T+7


Results: 100-400mm


EV 7.5 1.9m W+0
EV 7.5 3.1m W+0
EV 7.5 4.7m W+4
EV 7.5 7.0m (13m zoomed) W+2


EV 8 7.0m  T+4
EV 8 5.7m  T+4
EV 8 4.5m  T+4
EV 8 3.5m  T+7
EV 8 2.5m  T+9

So, I guess the 400mm one to keep at T+4 as I used it for far away wildlife most of times. Considering the other focal lenghts I could use a bit of advice please.

Lenses / Re: lens calibration
« on: December 20, 2012, 11:37:59 AM »
just calibrated my 5dm3 with focal plus as I noticed that my shots are being far from sharp.

had EV of 6-7

100-400mm W+6 T+13
24-105mm W+5 T+15

That is quite hardcore isn't it? Btw does +1 stand for 1mm or cm?

First off, I'd add light and try again.  Your results may be ok, but IIRC FoCal recommends at least EV 8, and they used to recommend EV 10.

Each unit if AFMA represents 1/8 of the depth of focus for that lens at max aperture, so the absolute value actually depends on the lens. So, if you need +8 or -8, you're off by a full depth of focus.  Note that depth of focus is related to depth of field, but is measured at the sensor, so the units are actually down in the micrometer range of physical distance.

Interesting! Well I was unhappy with the unsharp photos from my 5dm3 so as I said I calibrated it last night, but I went out today taking photos of wolves and again the photos don't come out sharp :/ it is very frustrating! I will try to calibrate again tomorrow with adding some daylight to it. What also wonders me is that for example I used my 100-400 on the t2i and got some amazing sharp shots whilst on my 5dm3 it is just not. I tried all kind of different AF settings...but I will calibrate again with more light and report back!

Lenses / Re: lens calibration
« on: December 19, 2012, 04:34:39 PM »
just calibrated my 5dm3 with focal plus as I noticed that my shots are being far from sharp.

had EV of 6-7

100-400mm W+6 T+13
24-105mm W+5 T+15

That is quite hardcore isn't it? Btw does +1 stand for 1mm or cm?

Portrait / Re: First model shoot...input pls!
« on: December 15, 2012, 06:00:54 PM »
Thanks for the replies guys, yes I think the one on the floor was positioned wrong, should've been pointing to the sun...I ll do it again without the candy canes. It was just that I climbed up a tree which was a bit dodgy.
Thanks for the appreciation though of the 3rd one, I think that came out well.

Was defo a great experience and I shall pursue that, lots of fun :) and maybe get a flash along the way!

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