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Stuck On Someday Cinematography

The Intro

Thank you Emily Prescott and Marguerite Nocchi of Call Me Crazy Entertainment (@callmecrazyent) and producer Lauren Brooks for being a badass fellow Umass Alum. They brought me on to shoot a low budget indie feature length film and I had a great time. Working 5 days a week in that capacity is exactly how I like to operate. Being immersed in the process ( virtually drowning in it, but hey live by the camera die by the camera) is where the best learning and growth happens. And boy did I need the learning and the growing. So here are some sample images and color grades and a bit of commentary to go along with it. I’ll admit that this is mostly for my own reflection on the process and quality, but if anyone else finds this stuff interesting, that’s a bonus.

The Movie

IMDB: Stuck on Someday

Website: StuckOnSomedayDayFilm

‘Nuff Said.

The Equipment

Camera: Nikon D800

Lenses: Zeiss Primes

  • Distagon 25mm f/2
  • Milvus 35mm f/2
  • Planar T* 85mm f/1.4
  • APO Sonnar 135mm f/2

Lights:

  • Litepanels Astra 1×1 BiColor
  • Aputure Amaran 528W plus small LED accents
  • 300w Tungsten Lamps

We also rented a Matthews 24″X36″ scrim kit and I brought along a lot of DIY bounce boards, diffusion, and dimmers. I bummed from black wrap from a friend and relied heavily on CTB and CTO to exaggerate color differences.

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A nod from Fiilex

Castle Island Brewing, Norwood MA

A sneak preview of a branding video I’ve been producing for a local beer brewery. More to come…

For the keen observer, you’ll see the Sony X70 (wide) there on the slider, and the Sony A7sii (Medium) nearby. We used a Canon 6d as a C Cam.

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The screen grabs above are all straight from camera. The X70 on the left is slightly more magenta than the A7sii (top right), but certainly manageable from a color correction standpoint. The 6D (Canon Neutral Picture setting) seems to match the X70 pretty well in terms of tint.

More to come as the project progresses…