The Light in your Eye
In the world of photography, it is well-known the impact the reflection in the eye can have on the image: some call it a catch-light or a sparkle in the eye. In filmmaking, we can greatly enhance the visual appeal by creating reflections in the eyes.
Reflections in the eyes can be the result of the lighting on the face, or, the eyes can be independently lit with lights used to create specific reflections. These reflections can be achieved in different shapes, with attention to the positioning of the reflection within the eyes. Reflections can also be created in different colours. The result achieved is dependent on the type of lights used, the positioning of these lights, and also the curvature on the eye of the subject. Different eye shapes and the colour of the eyes will result in differences with the reflections.
For cinematographers, we can achieve beautiful results and greatly enhance the image by working with the reflections in the eye. This is a deep subject, which *The Light in your Eye* only touches on. The purpose of this film is to inspire those who shoot and light, to spend a little time to look at the reflections in the eye, and how this can be used to effect - and also to provide some insight into how these reflections can be created, controlled and shaped.
*The Light in your Eye* shows many different examples of reflections in the eyes, the effort which has gone into creating the results and the equipment used in the lighting process.
Flicker Free by Digital Anarchy
Jim Tierney, President of Digital Anarchy, demonstrates Flicker Free, the plug-in for Final Cut Pro X, Premiere Pro, Media Composer, Sony Vegas, and many other editors.
As the name suggests, this is the ideal plug-in for removing unwanted flicker in your video images.
Flicker can be caused by a variety of reasons, most due often the set frame-rate mis-matching screen refresh rates or the hertz in the electricity cycle (depending where you are on the planet).
Flicker Free provides a quick and effective fix for these problems. A free demo can be downloaded at:
**Flicker Free by Digital Anarchy**
Flicker Free is a powerful new way to deflicker video. It solves an issue that's common for many types of video footage, be it from lights/electricity and cameras being out of sync, time lapse or slow motion (high frame rate) video. The Flicker Free plugin is very effective at removing rolling flicker that occurs with LED & fluorescent lights or computer monitors.
Flicker Free was originally designed to fix the flicker caused by varying exposures in time lapse videography. However, once we developed it, we discovered there are many reasons for flicker and that Flicker Free does a great job on most of them.
As with all Digital Anarchy plugins and products, we strive to create intuitive software that produces exceptional results while remaining dead simple to use. Check out the demo reel below for some great examples and take a look at the Features page to understand how Flicker Free will benefit you!
It currently works as a plugin for Final Cut Pro, After Effects, Premiere Pro, Avid, Davinci Resolve, and other OpenFX apps on Macintosh or Windows.
JVC GY-LS300 on location: real-world shooting
On location in Hawaii this video shows 3 professionals onsite, working extensively with the JVC GY-LS300, and reporting of their experience using this camera in a professional environment. Plenty of examples of footage filmed with the GY-LS300 is shown, along with the commentary of those who have worked with this camera.
The GY-LS300 Super 35mm camcorder records to non-proprietary SDHC and SDXC media cards in a variety of image formats including 4K Ultra HD, full HD with 4:2:2 sampling, SD and web-friendly proxy formats. It features JVC’s 4K Super 35mm CMOS sensor combined with industry standard Micro Four Thirds (MFT) lens mount. JVCs unique Variable Scan Mapping technology maintains the native angle of view for a variety of lenses, including Super 35, MFT and Super 16.
* Newly developed 4K Super 35 CMOS image sensor
* JVC Log to capture 800% dynamic range
* Color matrix / Black paint adjustment
* 120fps HD recording for smooth slow motion**
* Spot meter
* Micro Four Thirds System Lens Mount
* Variable Scan Mapping (VSM) maintains native angle of view for a variety of lenses including Super 35, MFT and Super 16.
* Adapters available for PL and EF mount lenses.
* Prime Zoom feature links VSM to zoom rocker enabling lossless zoom with prime lens
* Cinema 4K (4096 x 2160) 24p recording at 150 Mbps
* Cinema 2K (2048 x 1080) 24p recording at 50 Mbps
* 4K Ultra HD recording (150 Mbps, 24p/25p/30p) to SDHC/SDXC(UHS-I Speed class3) card
* 4K Ultra HD recording (70 Mbps, 24/25p/30p) to SDXC/SDHC(Class 10) card
* 4:2:2 Full HD recording at 50Mbps (24p-60p)
* 3 position ND filter (1/4, 1/16 and 1/64)
* HD-SDI (3G) and HDMI outputs (4K output via HDMI only)
* HD-SDI and HDMI outputs can feed and trigger external recorder
* 2-channel XLR audio inputs with phantom power
* Shotgun microphone included
* Dual SDHC/SDXC slots enable Dual, Backup and Continuous recording
* Advanced JVC streaming engine compatible with USTREAM, Zixi and Wowza Streaming Engine
* IP Network Remote Control, Remote Viewing, Metadata editing, FTP clips*
* 3.5-inch color LCD display (920K pixel) with smart focus assist function
* 0.24-inch color viewfinder (1.56M pixel) with smart focus assist function
* Histogram Display
* Wired remote control supported
* 10 user button assignable functions
* Includes handle unit, SSL-JVC50 7.4V battery, AC Adapter and shotgun microphone
COMPLEX 11 LIGHT SET-UP: HOW IT'S DONE
14/08/2016 - The scene in this video is lit with 11 separate lights. Each light serves a distinct purpose in achieving the overall result. This short video shows the positioning of each of the lights, what they do, and the different types of lights which have been used.
Dedolight provides the ideal tools for the modern cinematographer to work with. These lights are low in power consumption, easy to carry around, and enable the cinematographer to precisely place light exactly where they wish within the scene. The term "painting with light" has been used to describe the abilities of dedolight and this short film, 11-light set-up, is a good example of the precision of dedolight at work.