Mike Kobal

October 2, 2010

the tale:karolina, Canon 5D2, 50mm 1.2

the tale: karolina from Mike Kobal on Vimeo.

A quick video shot after the photo session, we had about one hour

before the sun was gone. Sometimes less is more, one camera, one lens, 5D2 and the 50mm 1.2. Zacuto Z finder, bean bag. It’s so easy to get carried away by too much gear while planning a shoot, of course it is wise to be ready and bring options, esp if there are a few unknowns. In this case I knew what we would be doing, was familiar with the location etc. A few words on the 50mm 1.2, although I love the lens, esp wide open, it does have focusing issues using af while using the optical viewfinder. In live mode, it isn’t a problem to hit the focus. All clips where shot at 1.2 wide open, using a vari filter to compensate for light intensity.
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Filed under: Models Fashion,Video Beauty,Video Fashion — mike.kobal @ 5:42 pm


  1. Amazing.. the lighting and depth was awesome, music was a bit too dramatic for my taste though :)

    Comment by Bashar — October 3, 2010 @ 2:26 am

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  3. Amazing I like 50mm lens as well. I love your comment “Sometimes less is more”
    Thanks for great work! I enjoyed it very much

    Comment by Jay — October 3, 2010 @ 3:48 pm

  4. Very cool!

    Comment by Justin Bonaparte — October 3, 2010 @ 7:36 pm

  5. Wery good job Mike.
    We hope you’ll take part in our video contest about talent…
    242 MovieTv Team

    Comment by 242movietv — October 6, 2010 @ 9:45 am

  6. thanks Justin and Jay.

    Comment by mike.kobal — October 7, 2010 @ 6:13 am

  7. Awesome images. One of the best stuff I’ve seen so far shot on DSLR. An eye-candy…
    I would greatly appreciate if you disclosed further technical details… What lighting/grip setup did you use? Any large lights involved? Overhead butterflies? On camera filters (diffusion, grad NDs)?

    Comment by Whobe — October 7, 2010 @ 6:41 am

  8. OK – I just read it was natural light only. Wow. This was really magic hour.
    Any hints on the reflectors, diffusers setup?

    Comment by Whobe — October 7, 2010 @ 6:43 am

  9. thanks Hupert. No diffusers, no reflectors (the silver paint on the roof helped), just sun down. ND vari filter to control light intensity. (link in txt below video)

    Comment by mike.kobal — October 7, 2010 @ 9:53 am

  10. well done!
    tnx for sharing, Mike.
    What music play?

    Comment by Pavel Nikolaev — October 17, 2010 @ 3:00 pm

  11. thanks Pavel. the song is called Subtraction @ twistedtracks.com

    Comment by mike.kobal — October 17, 2010 @ 8:42 pm

  12. flawless.

    Comment by anna — December 4, 2010 @ 2:35 am

  13. thanks anna

    Comment by mike.kobal — December 4, 2010 @ 6:43 am

  14. Fab video.. thanks for posting :)

    How was this processed? I’ve tried various plug ins etc for Premiere, but none look as good as this. Can you please give a run through of how this video was processed?



    Comment by David Gregory — January 4, 2011 @ 7:31 pm

  15. Hi David, no plug ins used. very simple, curve and saturation adjustment.

    Comment by mike.kobal — January 5, 2011 @ 10:30 am

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