Wednesday, 4 July 2007

It's a Wrap!

This summer is going to be a busy one. I'm back in Tromsø to make two shorts and some commercial stuff to fill the gaps, before returning to Oslo in August. Just finished shooting the first short, working title "Nina", with Maria Bock (formerly Hålogaland teater) directing.
The main character "Nina" discovers her mother is cheating with the neighbour

We've been testing the Panasonic HVX200 with the Redrock Micro and a set of Nikon Primes, and though it's certainly a cheap way of shooting HD with filmlike depth-of-field, it gives allright value for your money. The main issues are edge sharpness and overall softness of the image. You also have to make sure you zoom enough into the projected image with your camcorder to avoid some quite disturbing vignetting. Handheld is a bit tricky unless you get a shoulder-mount and a good external monitor to mount upside down (the adapter flips the image). As usual, you get what you pay for. The system is worth trying out, and should have a good marked just below the more expensive solutions out there.

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