Back from Berlin and took some video on the GH4 while over there. Looking forward to the v-log profile in the works for the GH4.
Yay! I’m heading off to Berlin for a bit. Any suggestion for must see places, drop me a message @louisdumont.
Yay! Finally put up the first episode of Visiting. This episode acts as an introduction to more loose animated vignettes that focus on more candid moments. More information on: visitingshort.com
Finished shooting a little promotion concept film that I’ll show in some shape or form soon. It was shooting bars and nightlife without lighting so called for a very sensitive camera. The A7S didn’t disappoint. I had a night before to figure out he right colour profile for the job and found the S-Log very hard to expose compared to Cine-D on the GH4. Here’s a the test video.
Updating the Formation about page with new copy and new photos of the team. Setup included two Sunpak 383 manual flash guns and a Canon 5D3 + Tamron 24-70mm. f/8, 1/160. Continue Reading
Some GH4 clips from my recent trip to New York. Everything seems to filmic out there so I though I’d give it the 2.39:1 treatment with accompanying grade and score 🙂
Heading to the big apple for filming, photography and a whatever else I can fit in! If you know of anything cool going on the from the 20th to the 27th of September let me know!@louisdumont
VisitingShort.com is up and running. A handy place for all the visiting development and progress. At the moment I’m getting the workflow of motion capture and animation sorted out using new Rhiggit v2.0 tools, which, so far seem very flexible!
Quick test of a new plugin for Lightwave 3D and that can follow any item, generating a Newtonian motion reaction to the animation. Super handy!
A Lightwave 3D tutorial I put together has just gone live as part of Lightwave’s Siggraph 2014 showcase. Using nodal materials, displacements and post processing to achieve a treated final image straight out of Lightwave 3D. Special mention, as always, to Denis Pontonnier and his outstanding plugins.
Got the GH4! And so far I’m very happy with it. 4K video is sharp and there are is a huge amount of flexibility when it comes to image profile adjustments. Almost too much 🙂 Seems like a balance of achieving a flat image for grading without getting too flat as to loose fidelity in the 8bit compression.
Fancy reading through a collection of 50 Lightwave 3D tips? Then pick up a copy of 3D Artist where you’ll find a few of my select tips for Lightwave that have helped me over the years.
Had a great time working with Dir. Mahmut Akay and the rest of the super talented crew on Scifi London’s 48 hour film challenge. It was shot in the awesomely dystopian looking estate in South Hampstead and took until the early ours of the morning on Sunday to complete the VFX shots depicting frozen time. Continue Reading
Had an awesome time at the top of The Shard, highly recommend a visit. Shot on a Panasonic Lumix GH2 with the 14-140mm and processed in After Effects.
Had the pleasure of popping down to Trafalgar Square on the 5th of April to see thousands of pillow touting warriors! Shooting video on the Canon 5D Mark III with the MLRAW module. I’ve been tempted by the MLV update that the Magic Lantern guys have been working on and I could of taken advantage of it on this occasion as I was fumbling about with my phone to record clips of audio to accompany the little edit.
This was probably the first time I’ve switched image stabilization off on the lenses to capture more staccato motion and a high shutter speed of 1/200 or above to mimic the 45 degree shutter angle used on films like ‘Saving Private Ryan’. Mixing that with 1/50 shutter for the calm shot to contrast. Also choosing to do most of the grade within Adobe’s camera raw window to hue shift the skin tones and blues.
Trying out the GM1’s video with the compact kit 12-32mm lens. Pretty amazing tech crammed into a tiny lil camera. Here are a few of the stills I’ve taken so far with the kit lens, the Lumix 20mm 1.7 and a Fujian 35mm 1.7 cctv lens. So far I’m really impressed with the quality of both images and video, having the wifi to transfer images is also super handy. I did notice the image stabilization is a bit jerky compared to Panasonics other kit lenses (14-45mm, 14-140mm) but I suppose it’s amazing enough to of been able to fit it in such a small lens.
Taking some shots around Greenwich on a Street Photo meetup using the lovely Canon 135mm f2.
As part of a street photo meetup, I got a bit of footage from the top of the Centre Point building outside London’s Tottenham Court Road tube. It was pretty great watching the sun go down from so high up!