Natural Arch – Short Film

Posted by on 28 Feb, 2010 in Featured Articles, Fusion Clips & Short Films | 0 comments

Natural Arch – Short Film

We have been working on a project for Gold Coast tourism and I had the opportunity to get my hands on a Canon 7D for most of the shots. One of the locations we needed to highlight was at the Natural Arch near Springbrook, Queensland, Australia. It is a spectacular location just north of the NSW border and the cave is renown for the glow worms that live on the ceiling of the cave. Gear As mentioned this was shot using a Canon 7D at 25fps 1080p. I took three lenses with me, but I think I only used two – the Tokina 11-16mm and the Canon 40-80mm. For the dolly shots I was using the Wally...

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Camera mount on a budget for Canon 7D

Posted by on 3 Feb, 2010 in Reviews | 0 comments

Camera mount on a budget for Canon 7D

With the latest project that I’m shooting for Gold Coast Tourism, a shot that I want to get is driving through the streets of Surfers Paradise doing various angles, some of which to incorporate the car that’s driving into the shots. I did some research and you could spend from $500 to $10,000 for a decent car mount system, but I didn’t think it to be necessary for a camera as light as the 7D. Initially I was going to go for a rig that cost around $1,000, but I ended up settling for the Wood’s Power Grip RSW30 6″ suction cap and fitting my Manfrotto 329 head to it...

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Converting 25p into 50p

Posted by on 1 Feb, 2010 in Tutorials | 0 comments

Converting 25p into 50p

I was thrilled to find that a piece of software that I already owned performs beautiful conversions from 25p to 50p or standard frame rate to super slow-motion with virtually no shuddering. Using Adobe After Effects CS3 or higher gives you the option of pixel motion frame blending when re-timing a clip. I had received a 25p render of a 3D animation flythrough. It looked fantastic, but it was 25fps, so when the camera was doing rapid sideways movement there was the shuddering that made it look terrible. Using After Effects I was able to convert the 25p into 50p that was seamless, saving the...

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