Video Beauty

Sweet Insanity, short film shot on Sony Nex-7

I have been wanting to shoot a short film with the Nex-7 for ages. My friend Karolina suggested Jason Roman for the “inspired by” project, we met, talked about work, acting, biking, girls, models, actresses and then he told me about the Sweet Insanity script he had written. It was right up my alley. Lots of shots in public places. A small camera like the Sony Nex-7 would be perfect for it. The weather didn’t cooperate until now and we finally managed to shoot it over the weekend.
tech info and screen grabs after the break

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INSPIRED BY: portraits: shot with Canon 5D mark III

I was very curious about the new All-I codec on the 5Dmk3, at a bit rate of about 80~90mpbs, it should produce much better quality video then the 5D2 and it does! Grading for a B/W look on neutral background could be problematic with the 5D2 (and a nightmare with any other DSLR), lack of color depths and dynamic range can lead to nasty looking tonal separations. I really wasn’t sure if it would be worth the upgrade from the 5D2. Between the crazy fast and accurate auto focus during still shoots (I shot my first fashion editorial with the 5D3 a few days ago and could not find a single miss-focused image) and the very gradable video this camera produces, I would say it was totally worth it. We were just fooling around here and had a great time shooting and filming, hope you enjoy! To find out about the idea behind this project, check out the INSPIRED BY photo series!
more tech info after the break

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Contact Sheet: Kenza Fourati: Sony SLT A77, Sony NEX 5N

Remember contact sheets? Indispensable in the days of analog photography, obsolete when shooting digital. I was cleaning out my closet (remember that song?:) and came across a box of old negatives and contacts. There is something magical about the process of analog photography, don’t get me wrong, I am not a sentimental guy, more after the break

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