Good timing on this one, I downloaded and installed the new Cinestyle profile while
our models got their make up and hair done. Check out Vincent Laforet’s comparison shots between the Canon and Technicolor profile. Definitely more information in the shadows (Techicolor should make this available to Panasonic, would love to have it for my GH2) . I really like the flat look this profile produces. So what does it mean in practical terms: Less intrusive grading, especially noticeable in high contrast and low light situations, however, keep in mind, the profile is not going to turn an ugly lighting situation into a good one. Of course you will still need to grade your film, if you are interested seeing Technicolor profile comparison videos, Philip Bloom just posted a bunch here.
Equipment used for this shoot: Canon 5Dmk2, 50mm 1.2, 28mm 1.8, Glidecam 4000, Vari filters, and my new Cineroid (quick review coming soon), a great addition/focusing aid for the 5D.
I enjoy shooting with the Glidecam, prefer lightweight lenses, the 28mm 1.8 is my favorite at the moment, the wide angle effect is not too distracting and one can achieve descent DOF with it . For real action scenes, the 17-40mm.
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