Find out what New York City’s Times Square is all about by talking to the characters that pass through it during the night.
Shot and cut by Michael Tapp
Produced by Michael Tapp and Bill Novak
This one wouldn’t be half as good without Bill’s help. Thanks for helping me out!
Shot in s-log2 on the Sony A7s.
New version with new post credits ending!
There is a very small amount of flesh on display here, not mine. Just a bit of painted topless ladies who pose for photos in New York. Might be not safe for work…captured as part of the street filming scenes.
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As always with my reviews I take my time to create the content which in turn helps me form my opinion rather than just shoot some footage then put a review out based upon a snap judgment. Pointless. You need time with a camera and time to truly form an opinion worth sharing. Whether you should listen to this opinion? Sure! Why not? Just don’t buy anything based on it, not on any one opinion… especially mine! Check out other reviews and try before you by if you can!
This review is for the world camera, which is basically most of them. The US one does not appear to be PAL/ NTSC switchable which is a bit rubbish!!! When buying the camera please make sure you check!!
Mostly shot on the A7s apart from a few BTS shots in Central Park, New York and a a few GH4 BTS and Gopro shots during the 4K testing.
Filmed in Brighton, RIchmond, Maidstone, New York, Detroit
Main on camera section lit with an Area 48 LED Soft with interchangeable phosphor panels. A truly beautiful light! bbslighting.com/products/area-48-soft-remote-phosphor.
Lens used on this section was a Sigma 50mm F1.4. All shot HD yet was able to punch in to about 130% for frame changes. The image is that detailed you can get away with it.
Do check out the main “No longer evolving review” blog post here gopb.co/a7s for downloads and more clips.
Music courtesy of The Music Bed. Gopb.co/musicbed All tracks listed chronologically in the end credits.
Graded with FilmConvert 10% of with code bloom at gopb.co/filmconvert
also with James Miller’s Custom LUTS which are coming soon!
Our goal was to set out and shoot a short film that was lit entirely by moonlight. We waited for the moon to become full and on the night of September 8th we set out to explore the coast in California and see what we could find.
When we arrived at our location, the timing couldn’t have been more perfect! It was around 12:30 AM and the moon was barely lighting the beautiful beach. The entire shoot took place between 12:30 AM- 2:00 AM.
For the first two scenes were shot at a different location a few days before the moon became full. The first scene was shot at 1/25th, f/1.4, 25,600 ISO,
The second scene was shot at 1/25th, f/1.4, 32,000 ISO
Our settings for the rest of the video were around 1/30th, f/1.4, ISO 12,800. To give you a perspective of how dark it was, there are a couple photos in the behind the scenes below.
We did not add any color grading, noise reduction, or sharpness.
All of the clips are straight out of the camera shot in the PP2 setting.
You will notice some purple fringing around the left side, The Metabones adapter that we rented had a light leak issue from what it looks like.
Sony has done an amazing job in creating this camera especially after seeing the quality that has come out of this camera.
Metabones EF to NEX Smart Adapter II
Zeiss 55mm 1.4 Otus
Zeiss 28mm 2.0
Cinematography By Jack Yan Chen
Part III of III of the Letus Anamorphic Adapter Test
Music: “Broken Ground” Composed and Arranged by Kerry Noonan
Sony a7S SLOG2 settings test comparing noise and color at various exposures.
Clips captured internally to XAVC at 1080p.
More info here davidcarstens.com/209/
Lake of Dreams - Burning Man 2013
Film and Music by Roy Two Thousand roy2k.com/
Additional footage by August Winkelman and Connor McNeill
Produced by Roy Two Thousand and Crystal Dawn Davis
Drums and Percussion by Anthony Mogli Maureal
Made possible from the support of many many people, especially my kickstarter backers!
I’m very grateful for the huge amount of love and support I’ve recieved during the creation of this film
Thank you so much for watching, sharing, liking, and commenting:) YOU ARE AWESOME!!
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