I received quite a few emails asking for ungraded cinestyle footage. Here we go ladies an gentlemen, check out the graded version first (with my new secret magic homemade nostalgia filter), compare to the totally ungraded cinestyle version
and let me know what you think! I am torn, one minute i prefer the graded, then next the ungraded! And don’t forget to check out the in Soma magazine, on news stand now or the layout here. A few thoughts re this profile (download it from here): I have been using it since the day it was released. Never looked back. Until we get to shoot raw video this is the closest we will get to nirvana! I dig the super flat curve as a starting point for grading. Much easier to achieve the look one is after with a few minor tweaks rather then from high contrast, over saturated footage. The tonal range in this shoot really begged to be pushed towards high key lighting and the flat tone curve totally supports the look. Hitting the exposure was key and so was setting the white balance. Hand held 5D2, only two lenses, the Zeiss Macro Planar 100mm and the Macro Planar 50mm. My two new favorite lenses. The bokeh is amazing and the ability to go very close without additional attachments makes work a lot easier! And my Zacuto EVF! Can’t live without it. Still using the iDC follow focus although without the follow focus on the Zeiss lenses since the friction method doesn’t really work, however the mounting bracket provides a stable EVF platform.
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