Mike Kobal

March 14, 2011

Melting Point: Spring Fashion Denim Soma Magazine, Tears and Video: Canon 5D mark II and Panasonic Lumix GH2

Shot for Soma magazine, Spring Issue 2011, on stands now, full layout after the break

On this shoot I had two set ups, one for taking photos with a studio flash(one head, one reflector) and one for shooting video with a continuous light source. 24-70mm on the 5D2 and the new 14mm 2.5, I really like this little lens, 20mm 1.7, Voigtlander Nokton 25mm on the GH2. Music: if you like what you hear:
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Filed under: Models Fashion,Photography Fashion,Video Fashion — mike.kobal @ 5:21 pm


  1. Hi Mike,

    Interesting. Why did you choose the Lowel E-Studio over a KinoFlo Diva? Are they comparable?

    Comment by Richard van den Boogaard — March 15, 2011 @ 4:48 am

  2. Richard, I rented it, the KinoFlo wasn’t available. No difference in practical terms.

    Comment by mike.kobal — March 15, 2011 @ 11:26 am

  3. Great vid, I like the graphic fx… How did the footage from the GH2 hold up to the 5D? Did you have to do color correcting to get them to match?

    Comment by Ryan gray — March 16, 2011 @ 1:20 am

  4. thanks Ryan, I used the 5D2 only for the photos, the video is GH2 footage throughout, usually not a problem, colors match perfectly as long as you set identical WB (K settings)

    Comment by mike.kobal — March 16, 2011 @ 11:38 am

  5. Just the one light for the video? Never used the Lowel or Kino but have always been interested. How much light are they putting out in terms of your ISO & aperture?

    How are you doing color in post?

    Everything looks great.

    Comment by Jeff Singer — March 28, 2011 @ 8:24 pm

  6. thanks Jeff, actually I used 4, iso 320

    Comment by mike.kobal — March 29, 2011 @ 11:06 am

  7. Hello Mike

    I hope that you also have the sun …

    What method you used to shoot with GH2?
    I actually use the cinema mode (24p movie movie ..)
    That is what distinguishes cinema mode fluid, standard, or dynamic?

    Do you use Looks of red giant movies for GH2?

    Just a quick question to post, how to properly remove the digital noise? By crushing the blacks?

    When you film the day you use white balance or EAB what else?
    10000K whit the high sun at 12:00 for example?

    I think the sunsets are not entirely well made ​​… even by EAB and K. .. it lacks the orange …

    During the day, in the sky near the sun, yellow is replaced by white .. is this normal?

    a good day

    Comment by barth — April 19, 2011 @ 5:14 am

  8. cinema mode, premiere pro, no plug ins for correction

    Comment by mike.kobal — April 20, 2011 @ 4:54 am

  9. Great work! I got so fashinated by your creativity that I tried to do slowmotion myself.

    Where can I get this music you have in this video?

    Best regards

    Comment by Aleksander — April 30, 2011 @ 9:29 am

  10. thanks Aleksander, the link to the music is in the text below the video.

    Comment by mike.kobal — April 30, 2011 @ 1:13 pm

  11. Mike,
    How do you get the nice spot light and then gradient on the background on the still shots?

    Comment by Vu — May 23, 2011 @ 6:13 pm

  12. practice, my friend.

    Comment by mike.kobal — May 23, 2011 @ 6:14 pm

  13. как называет трек, скажите пожалуйста

    Comment by Полина — February 26, 2012 @ 1:46 am

  14. you will find the link to the music below the video

    Comment by mike.kobal — February 26, 2012 @ 8:18 am

  15. я найти не могу именно этот трек, название сказать можете?

    Comment by Полина — February 26, 2012 @ 9:26 am

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