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Brasilnut

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« Reply #50 on: July 11, 2017, 08:49 »
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Good stuff. That angle doesn't work.

I've decided what I'll do...I can just about get the small aperture in one of the holes from the fence and see what I can do at full zoom (300mm on a crop sensor). Here's what I captured with the still and hope to replicate with footage with hopefully better lighting conditions.

This is cropped because the edges are vignette due to the wires so may have to crop on the videos too (not sure how to do it but i'll figure it out).

Thanks (almost) everybody for your comments  :D
« Last Edit: July 11, 2017, 08:51 by Brasilnut »


Brasilnut

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« Reply #51 on: July 11, 2017, 14:08 »
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For whatever it's worth, here's my latest attempt:

https://youtu.be/NgE3sBYnu6M

Thanks

csm

« Reply #52 on: July 11, 2017, 15:19 »
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Did you knock the tripod at the beginning?
Look at the SS video homepage, that`s what you need to aspire to.

« Reply #53 on: July 11, 2017, 15:37 »
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For whatever it's worth, here's my latest attempt:

https://youtu.be/NgE3sBYnu6M

Thanks
Actually this one is much, much better.
You got the angle almost right now and the right lens, and you got the action of the tyre smoking pretty well.
But forget about shooting in Milano during the summer: that grey sky kills any kind of footage and Milano in the summer is like that all the time.
As said previously if you want to sell footage you must be in the first page, which means that everything must be perfect, like perfect blue sky with nice white clouds and possibly a huge moon raising

« Reply #54 on: July 11, 2017, 15:39 »
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Keep practicing this shot a lot, than go back in the winter at sunrise or sunset in a day without fog, if you find one in Milano.
Then you might sell one

SpaceStockFootage

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« Reply #55 on: July 11, 2017, 22:44 »
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Did you leave image stabilisation on, while on a tripod? The sudden appearance of the plane would make the camera think the scene is changing due to movement, which may have caused the wobble. Always best to turn stabilisation off when on a tripod. Or did you shoot hand held and use some image stabilisation effect in post? The same thing can happen if the scene changes dramatically... the software tries to compensate, rarely that well.

Apart from that, the content and framing is loads better. Sky still looks a bit poor. Are you shooting using a flat/neutral colour profile? Looks a little bit 'contrasty'. 

Brasilnut

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« Reply #56 on: July 12, 2017, 16:59 »
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Did you leave image stabilisation on, while on a tripod? The sudden appearance of the plane would make the camera think the scene is changing due to movement, which may have caused the wobble.

Yes. I was using a tripod. I will switch it off next time, thanks for the tip. I tried to compensate on software later anti-wobble.

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Are you shooting using a flat/neutral colour profile?

No post-processing, straight out of the camera.

I'll go back to the same scene in late summer/early autumn as it's way too hazy now.


SpaceStockFootage

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« Reply #57 on: July 12, 2017, 23:58 »
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But you can set the colour profile in the camera. You'll usually have options like portrait, landscape, vivid, neutral/flat etc. You've probably never used them as you'll be shooting stills in RAW all the time, so there's no need, but with video it can add (or at least simulate) a bit more dynamic range, reduce the contrast, and leave more room for post with a picture that looks closer to shooting in LOG. Worth a go!   

Brasilnut

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« Reply #58 on: September 08, 2017, 11:01 »
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Hey Hey I'm back!

Would you guys give me some advice on this video, please?

Also, are these types of beach shots "done to death"? Thanks in advance.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UuS_wWEMBh4&feature=youtu.be

SpaceStockFootage

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« Reply #59 on: September 09, 2017, 22:39 »
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It's a bit dark! I would have shot it 15 minutes earlier... more or less. If you're getting a blown out sky as a result, I'd take two shots and mask them together. Relatively simple as it's a static shot with not too much detail on the horizon.

And you still seem to have the recurring issue of not getting a level horizon!

Best thing to do... watch the video full screen. Pause it. Would you upload that as a still image? If not... head back to the drawing board.

« Reply #60 on: September 10, 2017, 00:36 »
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Hey Hey I'm back!

Would you guys give me some advice on this video, please?

Also, are these types of beach shots "done to death"? Thanks in advance.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UuS_wWEMBh4&feature=youtu.be

Is the horizon straight? Doesn't look it

« Reply #61 on: September 10, 2017, 03:21 »
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Hey Hey I'm back!

Would you guys give me some advice on this video, please?

Also, are these types of beach shots "done to death"? Thanks in advance.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UuS_wWEMBh4&feature=youtu.be
In your video settings reduce contrast and saturation. The aim is to a a very flat profile to increase the dynamic range, you can then increase them as needed in post production.
In this clip there is way too much contrast: the highlights are blown out and the shadows too dark. Not much you can do in post production


 

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